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May 9, 2020
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For student musicians at Brown, vibrant interest in music production makes for a perfect mix

At Brown, first-year student Chance Emerson finds opportunity to explore wide-ranging academic interests and pursue musical collaborations while perfecting his first full-length album, “The Raspberry Men.” PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Chance Emerson had been at Brown for barely two … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
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In conversation with: Hee Oh, professor of mathematics

Hee Oh joined Yale’s math department this year from Brown. Here she talks about absolute abstraction, the joy of walking — and missing math during her years as a social activist. You received your doctorate in mathematics from Yale in … Continue reading

October 27, 2013
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The 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe: Brown/RISD/Erfurt team designs Techstyle Haus

Students at Brown, RISD, and the University of Erfurt are tackling a great challenge: Build a house that uses 90 percent less energy than a typical house, make it liveable, flexible, durable, and lightweight enough to be shipped from Providence … Continue reading

April 27, 2013
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Carbon’s role in atmosphere formation

A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet’s atmosphere. If Mars released much of … Continue reading

March 4, 2013
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A Long Distance Call: Astronaut’s Kids See Dad’s Office from Ladd

Space Station Commander Kevin Ford exchanged Valentine’s Day greetings with his adult kids Heidi and Anthony — he speeding by about 220 miles above Providence and they watching him fly past from Brown’s Ladd Observatory. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — … Continue reading

January 19, 2013
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Questions for Rick Benjamin: Rhode Island’s New Poet Laureate

Rick Benjamin, adjunct assistant professor of environmental studies and public humanities, was recently appointed state poet of Rhode Island by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. A five-year position, the state poet serves as principal advocate for poetry in Rhode Island. Benjamin … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Questions for Clyde Briant: What Does the Fiscal Cliff Mean for Research?

The so-called “fiscal cliff” — an increase in income tax rates, expiration of many tax benefits and automatic federal spending cuts known collectively as sequestration — still looms as a possibility come January 2. Unless a deal is reached, universities … Continue reading

October 18, 2012
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Commentary: Sergei Khrushchev – The Cuban Missile Crisis, 50 years later

October marks the 50th anniversary of of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis, when President John F. Kennedy discovered that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba. Forgoing the option of a Cuban invasion or air strikes, Kennedy … Continue reading