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Using journals and texts, exhibit takes visitors back to the early moments of the pandemic
March 24, 2023 | Providence Journal | Kate Mason
Kate Mason — a Brown University anthropology professor who co-founded the Pandemic Journaling Project with Sarah Willen, a University of Connecticut anthropology professor — said the writings, submitted anonymously, had two things in common: "a lot of deep loneliness" and "a lot of fear and uncertainty."
74 Interview: Expert Matthew Kraft on How the Right Tutoring Materials & Training Can Help Students Make Gains & Solve Schools’ Staffing Woes
March 17, 2023 | The 74 | Matthew Kraft
As schools reckon with the toll of the pandemic, leaders across the country have begun to test out a strategy they hope will help students catch up on missed learning: tutoring.
Women are worrying about short-term childcare costs more than long-term retirement savings and losing tens of thousands as a result
March 14, 2023 | Fortune | Emily Oster
When mothers weigh the choice to leave the workforce, childcare costs are the immediate concern, says PSTC Economist Emily Oster, That makes sense, but it doesn't mean parents considering a break from the workforce shouldn't also consider longer-term factors as well.
"Segregation is on the rise," says draft housing plan covering eight Greater Washington jurisdictions
March 7, 2023 | Washington Business Journal | John Logan
2023’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.
March 2, 2023 | WalletHub | Michael J. White
Sociologist Michael J. White offers context to WalletHub's recent comparison of more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of ethnic diversity.
The Role of Nonstop Flights in Fostering Global Firm Innovation
February 28, 2023 | INSEAD Knowledge | Dany Bahar
Air travel is essential to connecting firm workers who reside in different locations by effectively and efficiently shrinking the geographic distance between them. But beyond merely bridging this physical gap, can it also play a role in helping global organizations overcome cultural, temporal and other dimensions of distance and...
We Need More Research on Guns
February 21, 2023 | The Washington Post | Megan Ranney
Some researchers have created databases to describe mass shooters. But this is descriptive data, not a predictive model. What is it about a school kid, a lonely elderly man, or a young adult that makes them shoot themselves or someone else? Are there environmental signals that we can act on? Are they long term, or in the moment?...
Teacher shortages are highly localized, causing shortages and surpluses to coexist
February 17, 2023 | Phys.org | Matthew Kraft
News headlines often give the impression of teacher shortages as national and state level crises, but if policymakers want to ensure classrooms are adequately staffed, they need to examine and address labor market conditions more locally, all the way down to the school level.
No More Excuses: U.S. histories often neglect to mention the millions of enslaved Native Americans. A Brown database aims to help change that.
February 14, 2023 | Brown Alumni Magazine | Linford Fisher
Professor Linford Fisher’s team of research assistants has been hunting through letters, diaries, court papers, newspapers, and other records, searching for references to Indigenous people who were enslaved or forced into other positions of servitude.
COVID-19 during pregnancy increases risk of serious health issues by seven times
February 10, 2023 | The GW Hatchet | David Savitz
PSTC Researcher David Savitz comments on new study finding that Covid-19 infection while pregnant can increase the risk of death by seven times.