Lindstrom and Giorguli to convene BIARI México

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) are going global. Traditionally held on campus for scholars from around the world to address pressing global issues, the program is now also expanding to off-campus locations. In January 2017, BIARI México, "Migration in the Americas," will take place in Mexico City with Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom and former PSTC Trainee Silvia Giorguli serving as coordinators. The event will take place at El Colegio de México where Giorguli is president. Read more.

(Distributed October 17, 2016)

Goldstein named PAA honored member

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Sidney Goldstein, founder of the PSTC and director for 24 years, has been named an honored member of the Population Association of America (PAA). Goldstein, a professor of Sociology emeritus, retired from Brown in 1993. He is "internationally recognized for his long-standing and fundamental contributions to the study of urbanization and population mobility. He contributed significantly to the field with the development of the concept of repeat migration." Read more.

(Distributed October 17, 2016)

Lead levels affect test scores

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A study co-authored by Professor of Economics Anna Aizer indicates that "lead poisoning may be one of the causes of continuing gaps in test scores between disadvantaged and other children." Based on data from Rhode Island's lead-abatement program, the study found preschoolers who experience a decrease in blood lead levels are less likely to fall behind in reading proficiency by third grade. Read more.

(Distributed October 14, 2016)

Addressing racial issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In a recent Vox interview, Professor of the Social Sciences Glenn Loury addresses political correctness, structural racism, racial disparities, and historical influences on the present. "We have to get out of the blame game and start getting practical about what interventions will change the facts on the ground," Loury says.
(Distributed October 11, 2016)
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