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Parental age limits adoptions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Parental age restraints for international adoptions are limiting many would-be parents from adopting, says Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver. In "Adoptive or Birth Parent," she cites recent research about the pros of advanced parental age and argues that good parenting should not have an "expiration date."

(Distributed June 12, 2017)

Advancing policy through engaged research

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Social scientists are finding new ways to study and address public problems in conjunction with local governments. A Governing.com article highlights the work of the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) on prisoner recidivism and participation in federal nutrition assistance. "We don't feel that research and scholarship need to be divorced from impact," says Professor of Economics Justine Hastings in the article. "We believe in engaged research." Read more.

(Distributed June 8, 2017)

Owens named Spencer postdoctoral fellow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Jayanti Owens has been named a 2017 Spencer postdoctoral fellow by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. She will spend her fellowship year working on her project, "Exclusionary Discipline: Racial Disparities in How Educators Evaluate and Sanction Misbehavior."
(Distributed June 1, 2017)
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