Predicted material made from hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon
New melting point?

Using computer simulations, Brown researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance, about two-thirds the temperature at the surface of the sun.

Neighborhood revitalization motivated exercise
Motivated exercise

“Beating the Odds” gathering
On White House panel

Senior Manuel Contreras took part in a White House “Beating the Odds” panel with First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and musical artist Wale. Contreras is a co-founder of 1vyG, an organization that supports first-generation college students.

Adriana Zavala ’96 AM, ’01 PhD,
Botanical Portrait

Program for visualizing cancer genetics could spur new research
Cancer genetics app

John Barry ’68
The passionate historian

After a public outcry over destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana created a panel of experts to study the loss of coastal wetlands that absorb such storms. When the panel’s vice chair, John Barry ’68, sued oil and gas companies to pay for restoring the wetlands they'd destroyed, he unleashed a political hurricane still battering the state.

Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez, Schooled: Ordinary, Extraordinary Teaching in an Age of Change
Hearing from teachers