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Study Suggests Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture May be Underestimated

One of the most critical questions surrounding climate change is how it might affect the food supply for a growing global population. A new study by researchers from Brown and Tufts universities, including doctoral student Stephanie Spera, suggests that researchers have been overlooking how two key human responses to climate — how much land people choose to farm, and the number of crops they plant — will impact food production in the future.

Mayes Named PMF-STEM Finalist

Marc Mayes, a doctoral candidate in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is a PMF-STEM Finalist. With this honor, he has up to 12 months from selection to accept and start an appointment as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in a federal agency. The PMF Program is a leadership development program for advanced degree candidates, including those in master’s, PhD and law programs, and is intended to develop a cadre of potential government leaders.

MFA Student Directs 'These Seven Sicknesses'

These Seven Sicknesses, directed by MFA student James D. Palmer and performed by the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA actors, opens March 3 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center. The play is an adaptation of Sophocles’ seven surviving plays and takes the audience through 33 characters exhibiting the best and worst of human nature. Hear Palmer speak about the experience he hopes the audience will have at the play and see the cast rehearse: watch the video.

Student Plans Feb. 29 Political Entrepreneurship Events

Students are invited to register for an afternoon of events on political entrepreneurship for Monday, February 29, beginning at 12:30 pm. Johnnie Lotesta, a PhD student in Sociology, has organized a lunch and panel discussion, featuring scholars from Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill and Brown, and a graduate student workshop on "How to Study Politics in Practice." The workshop focuses on research strategies and techniques for the study of political entrepreneurship.

MFA Acting Students Play Major Roles in Trinity Rep Play

Brown/Trinity Rep third-year acting students Jessica Ko and Nicole Villamil play significant roles in Trinity Rep's performance of The Hunchback of Seville. With a cast of only eight actors, Ko plays the roles of Christopher Columbus and Innocenzia; Villamil plays Infanta Juana.

CAPS Expands Access via Saturday Hours

Starting March 5, 2016, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will begin offering Saturday appointments to graduate and medical students. Saturday appointments will be held at Health Services, 13 Brown Street, from 9 am-4 pm through the academic year. Interested students can schedule appointments by calling CAPS at 863-3476 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm). 


SACNAS Hosts Scientific Storytelling Seminar, Workshop

The Brown University chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting a scientific storytelling event series on Saturday, March 26 featuring Dr. Rafael E. Luna.  Through an interactive seminar and writing workshop, Dr. Luna will provide instruction on how to write a scientific manuscript using the structural aspects of storytelling. The events run from 1 -5:30 pm, following by dinner on the third floor of the Science Library. See the event posters and register for the seminar, workshop and dinner by March 10. 

Dinner-Seminar Focuses on Modern Middle East

The February 25 Academy in Context dinner-seminar features Beshara Doumani, the Director of Middle East Studies at Brown. His talk is entitled, "Torn Asunder: Displacement in the Making and Unmaking of the Modern Middle East." Graduate students and postdocs are invited to register to attend. He will discuss how the Middle East state system came to be, how massive displacements are reshaping not only that geographic area, but Europe and global politics. Learn more and register to attend.