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Ethicist challenges man-animal 'speciesism'

The animal liberation movement is a "far-reaching revolution," philosopher and animal rights advocate Peter Singer told a packed MacMillan 117 Tuesday night. In his lecture, titled "Ethics and Animals: Where we've come from, and where we need to go," the world-renowned ethicist shared his controversial ...


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Downtown, big ideas are soon to be tested

In fewer than two years, Brown's new Medical Education Building will welcome its first class of students. But looking at the building now, it is hard to tell. The block-long former factory sits waiting, its 165 windows staring blankly out onto Richmond Street. And though the Med Ed building sits just ...


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Student dies in rooftop fall while abroad

Arun Stewart '11, a student whom professors and friends described as "brilliant," "passionate" and "incredibly hip," died Friday in Beijing, where he was studying abroad.He was attending a rooftop gathering with friends near Tsinghua University when he lost his footing, according to an e-mail from President ...


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Researchers awarded over $12 million to study obesity

The Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at Miriam Hospital recently received six research grants worth a total of more than $12 million from the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used to research weight-gain prevention and the benefits of losing weight.Though the research center ...


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Youth alcohol abuse may stem from gene mutation

A Brown-led study has identified a genetic variant that indicates an increased risk of alcohol abuse in adolescents. The study, led by Robert Miranda P'04, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior for research, focused on a receptor gene previously tied only to adult alcohol abuse. The mutation ...


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Faculty missing ombudsperson to manage conflicts

A staff position responsible for hearing and addressing the concerns of faculty and postdoctoral students will remain vacant this year after a failed search to fill the spot coincided with a hiring freeze instituted last year.For the past three academic years, the University employed a part-time ombudsperson ...


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Alum's nomination to federal court hits snag

Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson '73 did not receive full support from the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary for her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, casting a shadow on her impending Senate confirmation.




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