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Los Angeles Times September 25, 2006
Free trade at fore of races
Although polls indicate concerns about the economy are easing, many voters are still anxious and may be open to a campaign appeal based on tougher trade policies, said Associate Professor of Political Science Wendy Schiller

Boston Globe September 25, 2006
Diabetes drug restored memory in diseased rats
A variant of a drug currently used to treat diabetes restored memory in rats with a mild form of Alzheimer's disease and eliminated one of the hallmarks of the disease, tau tangles in the brain, according to work published by Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine (Research) Suzanne de la Monte in the September edition of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Associated Press September 25, 2006
Big R.I. races, casino question drive spending on TV ads
The amount of money spent on television advertising during Campaign 2006 will be one for the R.I. record books, Professor of Political Science Darrell West says. This article appeared in a number of New England media.

Online International News Network (Pakistan) September 25, 2006
When your child struggles with sleeplessness
Judith Owens, associate professor of pediatrics, discusses ways to help children meet their sleep needs. Online International News Network is Pakistan's bilingual news and photo wire service. This article appeared on several Pakistani Web sites.

National Public Radio September 22, 2006
"News and Notes" roundtable: Chavez at the U.N., Archbishop Tutu honored
Economics Professor Glenn Loury participates in a roundtable discussion about comments made by Venezuela’s president at the United Nations, and a Hollywood event that honored Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Audio of the segment is available online here:

Associated Press September 25, 2006
Groceries a click away for Arizona college students
An article about a new online grocery delivery service started by two Arizona State University students notes, started in 2004 at Brown by several Brown students, including current senior Chris Bennett.

New York Times Magazine September 24, 2006
What if it's (sort of) a boy and (sort of) a girl?
An article about Cheryl Chase, an intersex woman who has become an advocate for the rights of people born with ambiguous genitals, includes a mention of the role played by Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor of biology and gender studies.

Providence Business News September 23, 2006
NSF gives Brown $3.3 million
The National Science Foundation has given Brown $3.3 million in grants over five years, though its ADVANCE program, to enhance the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Brown University Press Release September 25, 2006
Brown University to dedicate Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences
The Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, the largest capital project in Brown’s history, will be dedicated on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. The 169,0000-square-foot research and teaching center will be open for public tours from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; MIT President Susan Hockfield will deliver a keynote address in the evening, and will receive an honorary degree.