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September 28, 2006
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As 2 Bushes try to fix schools, tools differ
In an article published in the journal Education Next and mentioned in this news article, Assistant Professor of Education Martin West and Harvard colleague Paul E. Peterson say the No Child Left Behind law is “badly flawed” and, as an accountability system, does not perform as well as a Florida law known as the A-Plus plan. This article also appeared in several other newspapers in the Southeast.
Free registration: www.nytimes.com/2006/09/28/education/28child.html
Study bolsters controversial melanoma test
Professor of Dermatology Martin Weinstock reflects on a new study of a procedure known as a sentinel-node biopsy. The results of the study found that the biopsy, which is rarely done, yielded important information about whether a patient’s cancer had spread and helped identify patients whose survival can be prolonged by immediate surgery.
"Morning Edition": Butch Rovan discusses Pixilerations
An interview with Associate Professor of Music Butch Rovan about the annual Pixilerations Festival is scheduled to air on the station’s “Morning Edition” show on Friday, Sept. 29. Rovan will discuss Brown’s Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) program and student works being performed during the festival, which runs in Providence Sept. 29-Oct. 14. “Morning Edition” airs beginning at 5 a.m.
Following Harvard's lead, 2 Ivies make changes to help needy students
In an article about Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia’s efforts to “level the playing field for low-income and minority students,” Dean of Admission James Miller comments on Brown’s choice to continue its current early-decision policy.
The good and the bad of installation art
A review of “inTRANSIT: from OBJECT to SITE,” a new exhibition at the List Art Building through Oct. 22.
Free registration: www.projo.com/lifebeat/content/wk_artwrap928_09-28-06_EH25TB9.278b874.html
See news release: www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2006-07/06-011.html
Changing voices, faces of hip-hop
Professor of Africana Studies Tricia Rose discusses the power of hip-hop music at a colloquium sponsored by the University of Rhode Island.
Free registration: www.projo.com/news/content/URI28_09-28-06_QG26M98.3f8bafa.html
"Lines of Sight" installation to debut at new life sciences building
Artist Diane Samuels’ two-story multilayered glass installation, "Lines of Sight," adorns the elevated glass pedestrian bridge connecting sections of the new Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences. It is the first work commissioned under Brown University’s Percent-for-Art program, which designates a percentage of construction budgets for public art displays. An opening reception is planned for Oct. 5, 2006. (An article about the work in progress ran in the Dec. 10, 2004, issue of the George Street Journal. You can read about it here: http://www.brown.edu/Administration/George_Street_Journal/vol29/29GSJ06g.html)