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Polygamy threatens national security

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Polygyny is bad for women and children as well as security, says PSTC Associate and Professor of International Relations Rose McDermott in a co-authored article published by Politico. "Why Polygamy is Bad for National Security" argues that, in addition to higher fertility rates and higher maternal mortality rates, the practice "produces especially unstable societies because it creates competition among males looking for partners, thus undermining male solidarity and, in many cases, necessitating a more authoritarian style of governance." 

(Distributed August 4, 2015)

Hogan named associate dean

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Brown School of Public Health. Hogan’s position, effective in July, includes “oversight of processes pertinent to faculty searches and hiring, reappointments, promotions, annual reviews, and sabbaticals in the School.”

(Distributed August 3, 2015)

Running speed for longevity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "What is the easiest way to reduce my chance of death?" asks PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster in an article on the impact and benefits of walking versus running. In "What's The Optimal Speed for Exercise?" Oster uses the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) to determine the ideal running speed for lowering the risk of death. 

(Distributed July 30, 2015)

Milusheva garners support from Gates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Sveta Milusheva (Economics) has been awarded a joint grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project, "The Effect of Short Term Movement on Malaria Prevalence in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data." She is sharing the grant with a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Stanford University and traveled with them to Senegal in June to conduct research.

(Distributed July 28, 2015)
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