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U. committee OKs engineering school proposal

The proposal to create a school of engineering at Brown is about to pass through the final stages of approval, nearly two years since the first version was written before summer 2008. Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 said the Academic Priorities Committee, on which he serves, gave a "thumbs up to ...


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Seeking divided peace in Israel, org joins nat'l mov't

Puzzle Peace, a student organization that focuses on education and advocacy about the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is affiliating itself with the national "pro-Israel, pro-peace" movement J-Street, which is connected to Brown through its Rhode Island branch, slated to start up operations this ...


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Q&A with Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi, professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia, spoke with The Herald Thursday night before his lecture on "The Uncertain Future of Palestine." At 2 p.m. Friday afternoon Khalidi will speak at the Watson Institute for International Studies about the Cold War's impact on the Middle East.Herald: ...


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Stiff competition in first pick contest

The Residential Council's competition for the first pick in the housing lottery, held Thursday night in Sayles Hall, showcased a wide variety of student creativity. But there was a common thread among many videos: parody. Spoofs of Law and Order, the Twilight series and the Cutting Crew's hit "Died ...


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Miniature satellites hold giant promise

The Division of Engineering hosted its first full-day workshop series Thursday on micro-scale satellites called "ChipSats." The workshop brought together leading scientists from the field, professionals working in the aerospace industry and students interested in the new technology.


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Education outreach at Brown gets new director

Holly Harriel, Brown's new director of education outreach and a former Rhode Island Department of Education employee, officially began her job Feb. 8, replacing Tehani Collazo who left last July. She will coordinate outreach programs between Brown and local schools.


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20 headed to Peace Corps

Brown will send 20 volunteers to the Peace Corps this year, making the University the 25th largest recruiter among medium-size colleges nationwide, according to a Peace Corps statement released earlier this month. Last year, the University was ranked 15th, with 24 volunteers, according to last year's ...


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Course combines politics, philosophy, econ

The Political Theory Project, which promotes the multidisciplinary study of political theory, launched a new interdisciplinary course this semester called POLS 1150: "Prosperity: The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation." The course, which addresses topics such as business ethics, liberty, market ...


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Researchers aim at brain-body link

Twenty years ago, restoring limb function in a paraplegic may have been an idea that existed only in the realm of science fiction. But today, thanks to the BrainGate project — involving a team of researchers that includes several Brown professors — the idea is close to becoming a reality. ...





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