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  1. Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown UniversityRead the original story

    1 hr ago | DigitalKoans

    The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position in the Brown University Library designed to extend Brown's capabilities as a central force in advancing new forms and methods of scholarly communication. The Digital Scholarship Editor will play an important role in an effort to bring together key technological, organization, and academic policy strategies across the campus that will generate a broader, more effective structure within the University to support the creation, cultivation, evaluation, dissemination and preservation of new forms of scholarship.


  2. Record 290 Newcomers Join Forbes Billionaires List, Including Michael JordanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    I track billionaires' fortunes and cover the comeback of America's Heartland. Born and raised in Ohio, I went to Brown University, where I majored in history but spent most of my time writing for the Brown Daily Herald and the Associated Press.


  3. Study maps extroversion types in the brain's anatomyRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    ... to them," said Tara White, assistant professor (research) of behavioral and social sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health and corresponding author of the new study. "The fact that that's validated in the brain is really exciting. ...


  4. GoLocalProv | News | Brown Issues Statement to CorrectRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Go Local

    Brown University issued a statement Sunday evening seeking to correct what it called "misinformation" regarding incidents at an unauthorized party in a fraternity last fall. According to the statement, "Over the past week students, alumni, and former student organizations have widely disseminated their own communications, much of it inaccurate or incomplete."


  5. Brasch WordsAMERICAM Education is Signing on the Dotted LineRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2013 | American Reporter

    ... no one knows the exact number) and 2.8 million Iraqis either internally displaced or in exile. According to Brown University's Costs of War Project, the cost of 10 years of war in Iraq is about $2.2 trillion. That doesn't count the $80 billion spent ...


  6. Can Bacteria Make You Fat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Psychology Today

    Forget the screaming headlines and the infomercials - dieting, weight gain and weight loss are not simple matters. Did the faecal transplant received from her daughter make a Rhode Island woman ravenous, rapidly fattening despite liquid diets, exercise and strict medical supervision? Are the supplements sold everywhere as probiotics the answer to irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease or potential causes of illness? Do we really know how the gut and the brain interact, or is our present semi-hierarchical version of different organ systems making us miss how information flows in the body? In "Open Forum Infectious Disease" Neha Alang and Coleen Kelly of Brown University describe an unusual patient.


  7. Author talks on China's quest for wealt...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Korea Herald

    ... to understanding many of China's actions today." The professor, who has taught Chinese political history at Brown University, Columbia University and Peking University, said that a fundamental paradigm shift in Chinese history was made under former ...


  8. MCA alumnus named Fulbright ScholarRead the original story

    Yesterday | The News Item

    Submitted Photo Paul Williard, a 1968 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School and a professor at Brown University, runs in a marathon. That life-changing experience came when Williard participated in the National Science Foundation Summer Science Training Program at Bucknell University.


  9. Wendy Kaminer: Liberal ideals stunt speech on college campusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | TwinCities

    ... by unsettling ideas. It's not just rape that some women on campus fear: It's discussions of rape. At Brown University, a scheduled debate between two feminists about rape culture was criticized for, as the Brown Daily Herald put it, undermining "the ...


  10. Empire of Ivory by Naomi NovikRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2008 | SF Site

    ... American, she was raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and did graduate work in Computer Science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development ...


  11. Majority Of Republican Millennials Support Marijuana LegalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Switched

    ... Chafee won accolades for his honesty in acknowledging he used marijuana and cocaine as a 1970s student at Brown University." "The blogger and commentator Andrew Sullivan was busted in July for possessing a small amount of marijuana within the Cape ...


  12. Defending Justice Scalia while dishing dirt on past GOP judicial nominees and also-ransRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Washington Post

    Northwestern law professor Stephen Calbresi and Brown University student Justin Braga have posted a review and reply to Bruce Allen Murphy's book on Justice Antonin Scalia, A Court of One . This book has been widely criticized and contains numerous inaccuracies.


  13. Conference at Brown Examines First-Generation ChallengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WHJJ-AM Providence

    A student group at Brown University is holding a conference this weekend to draw attention to the challenges faced by first-generation students at elite colleges. The Inter-Ivy, First-Generation College Student Network, says the conference will bring together more than 250 Ivy League students from around the country as well as administrators and educational stakeholders.


  14. Announcing the 2015 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with DisabilitiesRead the original story

    Saturday | PRWeb

    ... experiences with Lime Connect, the Fellowship and my awesome internship at Bloomberg." - 2013 Lime Fellow, Brown University a May 28 or 29, 2015 - Lime Connect Fellows Selection "Super Day" (all finalists) a July 29 - August 2, 2015 - Lime Connect ...


  15. Ebola orphans in Africa do not need savioursRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Al Jazeera

    ... as their own parents. The young men had set out to be doctors. After receiving college scholarships from Brown University, they had no money to afford their tickets to the US. The village organised, sold everything from goats, chickens to ...


  16. Conference at Brown examines 1st-generation challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Nashua Telegraph

    ... League university was only half the battle. ... Subscribe or log in to read more  PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brown University junior Stanley Stewart said he always knew going to college would be a way out of poverty. The second-youngest of six siblings, ...


  17. Two Fulbrights spur work in FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PressReleasePoint

    Fulbright Scholar Awards for two Brown University scientists will spur efforts with collaborators in France to study cognitive flexibility in the brain and to develop new methods of measuring the physical properties of molecules. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Two Brown University scientists, chemist Paul Williard and neuroscientist Jerome Sanes, have won Fulbright Scholar Awards to embark upon research projects with colleagues in France next year.


  18. IDG Contributor Network: How to keep cybercriminals out of your appsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Network World

    ... a security services provider in Framingham, MA with clients such as Smith & Wesson, Middlesex Savings Bank, Brown University and SMBs. She can be reached at


  19. ideas Will Boston's crazy snowfalls make people leave?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 |

    ... were the people best able to come back and recover their homes," says Elizabeth Fussell, a demographer at Brown University and an expert on the demographic consequences of the storm. She points out that natural disasters tend to widen existing ...


  20. 'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | ECNmag

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power -- which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments -- seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources. A new study finds that little is known of the impacts that tidal power projects may have on coastal environments and the people who depend on them, but that the perspective of "ecosystem services" could provide a promising framework for evaluating impacts.