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Harris brings baseball’s catchy tune to the bookstore

October 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Rick Harris, a Rhode Island baseball expert, spoke at the bookstore last week.

With $5.2m grant in hand, prof to map Samoan genes

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Armed with a $5.2 million National Institutes of Health grant, Professor of Community Health and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey will conduct an extensive study of Samoans’ health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Designers converge for change

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Panelists from around the world will discuss creative solutions to sustainable agriculture, architecture in the developing world and the future of transportation at the second annual “Better World by Design” conference organized by Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students.

Alum art to adorn new Faunce

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

When Faunce House re-opens next fall after intensive renovations, the new Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center in Faunce will house an original piece of art by a Brown alum.

Unexpected tuition surplus fast-tracks Faunce

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A newly renovated Faunce House is on track to re-open by the time students arrive on campus next fall, earlier than originally planned, due to an unexpected surplus in net tuition income, administrators said.

Ralliers turn out for BDS worker benefits

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With University Hall as their backdrop and repeated chants of “health care now,” nearly 200 students, Brown Dining Services workers and local supporters rallied Thursday afternoon against proposed changes to the workers’ health care contribution requirements. The protest came as contract negotiations begin between the University and the union representing BDS workers.

Tenure timelines scrutinized

October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A committee charged with reviewing tenure and faculty development policies met for the first time Wednesday, but some Division of Biology and Medicine departments are already hoping the committee will recommend that junior faculty in those departments be given longer to prove themselves before coming up for tenure.

Over 1,000 students get flu vaccine

October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Over 1,000 students have been vaccinated against the seasonal flu since Health Services started offering free shots against the virus on Monday. The number of vaccinations from Monday and Tuesday alone is already approaching the 1,200 to 1,500 students per year who have gotten the vaccine in the recent past.

Fellowship suspended due to lack of funds

October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Due to a temporary lack of funding, the David J. Zucconi Fellowship for International Study will not be offered this year. The fellowship, which the University created in 2003 to honor former admissions officer and fundraiser Dave Zucconi ’55, is one of Brown’s largest scholarships, having included a $25,000 stipend and round-trip airfare in recent years.

New series to explore South Asian politics

October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A new year-long series will examine contemporary South Asian political issues by hosting seminars in Providence and the Boston area.