Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.

University News

The Setonian
University News

RISD students try artistic approach to Haiti relief

The curriculum at the Rhode Island School of Design lacks instruction in emergency medicine and search and rescue techniques, but creative RISD students are still finding ways to get involved with disaster relief in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. The administration has tried to coordinate these ...


The Setonian
University News

Ken Miller '70 P'02: skeptical, inquiring

Professor of Biology Ken Miller '70 P'02 was elected this month to join the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, largely because of his defense of Darwin's evolution theory against claims of creationism. Founded in 1976, the committee applies science and the scientific method to debunk pseudoscientific ...


The Setonian
University News

Early decision applicants hear back

Brown admitted 567 early decision applicants this year — just under 20 percent of the pool of 2,847 — according to Jim Miller '73, dean of admission. The applicant pool was more diverse than ever before, and about 80 percent more black students were admitted early decision than were last ...


The Setonian
University News

Late scholar's work donated to U. libraries

More than 700 books from the collection of the late Michael Bhatia '99, an international relations scholar and Afghanistan expert, are now available to researchers at Brown libraries.A visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies from 2006 to 2007, Bhatia was an Oxford University ...


2281279655
University News

Herald to welcome 120th editorial board

The Herald will introduce the 120th editorial board and a new slate of leaders in the organization at the annual staff banquet tonight at Cav Restaurant downtown. With the calendar year of Herald production coming to an end today, the new leadership is effective Jan. 1. Leading next year's group will ...


The Setonian
University News

One in four at U. take RIPTA each month

Two years after University affiliates first started receiving free bus and trolley rides from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority as part of the agency's contract with Brown, just under a quarter of faculty, staff and students take advantage of it each month.  Under the statewide UPass program ...


The Setonian
University News

Early applicant pool grows for Class of 2014

Early applications to Brown are up 21 percent from last year, according to Jim Miller '73, dean of admission. They numbered over 2,850 at the Nov. 1 deadline, he said, up from 2,343 last year.Miller said the results were "unexpected," especially during tough economic times."It does seem that people ...


The Setonian
University News

Architect envisions a tale of smaller cities

The iconic monolithic city often sits in our imagination as a society's great achievement. But with megalopolises come suburban sprawl.Cities instead should be allowed to develop, mature and ultimately duplicate before they overextend into monolithic urban cores and space-filling suburbs, renowned architect ...


The Setonian
University News

Reading, discussion kick off two-day festival

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri kicked off a two-day festival of Indian literature Tuesday afternoon with a reading and discussion of her work in a jam-packed Salomon 001.The festival, which also features events with authors Rana Dasgupta and Suketu Mehta, is presented by the Literary Arts ...


The Setonian
University News

Profs debut data trove about U.S. nursing homes

The University's Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research launched a Web site last month aimed at providing researchers and policy-makers with data on the quality of nursing home care in the United States.The Web site is the first of its kind to "provide a massive amount of data all in one site ...


The Setonian
University News

Goodman '10 wins Marshall Scholarship

Jeremy Goodman '10 is among 35 students nationwide who will receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom, the University announced Tuesday. A triple-concentrator from Bethesda, Md., Goodman is on track to graduate this May with an A.B. in physics, ...


The Setonian
University News

Jewelry District plans clear bureaucratic hurdle

The City Plan Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the University's 2006 Institutional Master Plan Tuesday night, clearing the first of two bureaucratic hurdles before renovations can begin on a new medical school building in the Jewelry District. Administrators hope to begin construction ...


The Setonian
University News

Provost asks profs to put syllabi online

Shopping period might be a little bit easier for students in 2010.Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 has asked faculty to upload their course syllabi to the University's old and infrequently used course-preview site by the spring semester. The preview page directory, courses.brown.edu, combines descriptions ...





Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2022 The Brown Daily Herald, Inc.