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NSF grant to fund STEM teaching program

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2.2-million grant to a team of education researchers led by Daniel Bisaccio, lecturer in education, for a summer program to test a model that gives STEM undergraduates an opportunity to teach science and math to high school students.

Brown University is ‘all in’ for Jewelry District redevelopment

At the Chamber of Commerce

In remarks to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Brown President Christina Paxson outlined ambitious plans for growth in translational sciences in Providence’s Jewelry District, building on the University’s more than $200-million investment to date in that area of the city.

Brown opens diversity and inclusion plan to campus input

Brown University has developed a working draft of an action plan to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus. Faculty, students and staff have been invited to provide comments and suggestions online through Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Those responses will be carefully reviewed, and the final plan will be presented at semester’s end in mid-December.

Brown to launch workshop series to examine structural racism

Brown University will launch a series of lectures and workshops focusing on five areas of structural racism: housing, education, wealth, criminal justice, and mass media. The project will launch with a session on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and continue through the spring and fall 2016 semesters.

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