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Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

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Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Onésimo Almeida, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, said he has requested a test for COVID-19 coronavirus following a trip to Portugal during which Almeida was near someone recently diagnosed with the virus.

Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

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Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

March 2, 2020 0 comments

About 40 years ago, one in five American workers were union members; though membership has dropped to about 10 percent since then, labor is still an essential part of the American political landscape.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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First two presumptive coronavirus cases reach Rhode Island

March 2, 2020 0 comments

State public health officials announced Rhode Island’s first two presumptive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus Saturday and Sunday respectively after finding out that two people who had returned from a trip to Europe Feb. 22 tested positive.

Brown students plan leave to work on campaign trail

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Brown students plan leave to work on campaign trail

March 2, 2020 1 comment

This fall, while some students will look forward to apple-picking, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping period, others will trade in their textbooks and backpacks for long workweeks spent knocking on doors and organizing communities.

In response to the spread of coronavirus, students enrolled in the Brown in Bologna program have been told to leave Italy, with the option of taking online courses or withdrawing entirely. At press time, there were over 800 cases of coronavirus in Italy, and 21 deaths.

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Brown suspends study abroad program in Italy due to increasing concerns about coronavirus

February 29, 2020 0 comments

In light of growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the University cancelled its Brown in Bologna program yesterday, asking all enrolled students to make arrangements to depart from Italy.

Translator Ann Goldstein, known for her translations of Elena Ferrante,  discussed the challenges of conveying an author’s intended meaning.

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Translator talks importance, difficulties of language

February 28, 2020 0 comments

Ann Goldstein spoke on the nuanced and complex process of adapting foreign-language literature into English during the keynote address of the Center for Language Studies’ Translation Across Disciplines conference Thursday evening.

Counseling and Psychological Services director discussed recent developments, including adding two student representatives to the student consultation board to address mental health needs.

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GSC, CAPS address graduate student mental health needs

February 28, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.

MRHS, BOMBS, MASH host Loving Week 2020

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MRHS, BOMBS, MASH host Loving Week 2020

February 28, 2020 0 comments

From March 2 through March 6, the Brown Center for Students of Color’s Multiracial Heritage Series, the Brown Organization of Multiracial and Biracial Students and the Mixed-Asian/Pacific Islander Students’ Heritage group will commemorate the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case with their annually-hosted Loving Week. 

Stephen Porder, assistant provost for sustainability, outlined the University’s future operations to combat climate change as well as its steps to make environmental action more inclusive. A second meeting to discuss the plan will be held on March 2 by Brown Climate Action Now at 85 Waterman Street.

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Brown holds forum discussing Sustainability Report draft

February 27, 2020 0 comments

The University’s draft Strategic Sustainability Plan Report received feedback from community members who urged a greater focus on equity and climate justice at an open forum Wednesday.

On Feb. 20, “Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean,” which includes a collection of objects left behind by migrants on the island of Levos in Greece, opened at the Haffenreffer Museum.

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New exhibit comes to Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

February 27, 2020 0 comments

A new exhibit, titled “Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean,” opened at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Feb. 20.