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As president of AGS, Dr. Peter Hollman hopes to advance the science of geriatric care, encourage interest and help support healthcare workers.

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Chief Medical Officer for Brown Medicine recently elected as President of the American Geriatrics Society

September 17, 2021 0 comments

Dr. Peter Hollmann ’76 MD ’79, chief medical officer for Brown Medicine and clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was recently elected president of the American Geriatrics Society. 

Orientation events included campus tours, sessions on diversity and inclusion, social gatherings and faculty panels.

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Graduate students return to in-person programming for fall semester

September 17, 2021 0 comments

Graduate Orientation returned with in-person events running from Aug. 31 to Sept.1 after a fully virtual orientation last year. This year’s programming was open to first-year and second-year students to accommodate second-year students who had missed out on in-person orientation last year.

Climate orgs. mobilize labor for greener R.I.

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Climate orgs. mobilize labor for greener R.I.

September 17, 2021 0 comments

As various forces in Rhode Island work toward a more sustainable future, two environmental organizations in the Ocean State have focused on making labor a key player in the transition. The organizations, Renew Rhode Island Coalition and Climate Jobs Rhode Island.

Engineering students, like other undergraduates, have access to meiklejohn peer advisors and concentration advisors

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Engineering students weigh interests, class requirements

September 17, 2021 0 comments

To properly navigate the open curriculum, students within engineering concentrations must find ways to balance requirements with their non-engineering academic interests.

Sophomores who weren’t on campus for the spring semester joined incoming freshmen in walking through the Van Wickle Gates.

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Sophomores reflect on in-person semester

September 17, 2021 0 comments

As freshmen lined up for the annual Van Wickle Gates Walkthrough at Opening Convocation this year, they were, for the first time, joined by a group of sophomores. Some members of the class of 2024 experienced an unconventional first year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Slavery and Justice Report finds a new audience through First-Year Readings.

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‘Our work is just beginning’: the Slavery and Justice Report at 15 years

September 15, 2021 2 comments

Fifteen years ago, Brown became one of the first universities to publicly analyze and acknowledge its historical ties to slavery with the 2006 release of the Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.

The 150,000 signature petition urging divestment stretched down the sidewalk past the bank’s Thayer Street branch.

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Climate Action Rhode Island takes on Thayer Street to protest JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuels

September 15, 2021 1 comment

Members of Climate Action Rhode Island marched on Thayer Street Wednesday protesting JPMorgan Chase’s funding of fossil fuel companies. The group carried large signs reading “Chase funds death” and “Stop Chase the toxic bank” as they approached the bank’s Thayer location. 

Watson Institute panel members reflect on the military spending and human costs of post-9/11 preventative wars.

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Watson panel discusses costs of post-9/11 wars

September 15, 2021 0 comments

Over 20 years after the attack, researchers are still unpacking the effect of 9/11 on U.S. foreign conflicts and the human lives they affect.

About 20,000 people attended Waterfire in a special lighting that honored essential workers.

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First WaterFire lighting of the season held in honor of COVID-19 heroes

September 15, 2021 0 comments

The Providence River was lit up for the first time in nearly two years Sept. 4 as WaterFire held a special lighting in honor of “COVID heroes” — Rhode Islanders who served as essential workers throughout the pandemic.

U. professors remember 9/11, discuss its meaning for students today

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U. professors remember 9/11, discuss its meaning for students today

September 14, 2021 1 comment

While many students at Brown might not remember the events of the 9/11 attacks, some University professors still vividly recall the events of that day as well as its aftermath, carrying with them reflections 20 years later.