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After serving as board chair for the Association of American Universities and the Boston Fed, Brown President Christina H. Paxson will begin a three-year term with the major coordinating body for U.S. colleges and universities.
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Using seismic waves, scientists detect widespread partially molten rock hidden under the Earth’s tectonic plates in a new way, a step in settling a long-held geological debate that has big implications in understanding plate motion.
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News and Events

Three Brown professors elected AAAS fellows

The world’s largest general scientific society honored Brown faculty members from engineering, mathematics and medical science for significant and lasting contributions to their fields.
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Whether they're undergraduates transferring from other institutions, students starting master's programs or visiting scholars committing to finishing their degrees on College Hill, nearly 200 students embarked on their Brown journeys in late January.
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Professor of Philosophy Bernard Reginster argues that the key to well-being isn’t a new meditation routine or a tropical vacation — it’s a willingness to ask tough questions about what defines a life well-lived.
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A study by Brown researchers finds that changes in tectonic plate thickness across the Denali Fault in Alaska impacts where it is located, shedding light on how major faults and earthquakes occur.
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In an important step toward a medical technology that could help restore independence of people with paralysis, researchers find the investigational BrainGate neural interface system has low rates of associated adverse events.
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Science and Technology

Passages: Professor of Physics Meenakshi Narain

A renowned physicist who collaborated with researchers globally and mentored young scientists exploring physics careers, Narain spent 15 years on the Brown faculty and was the first woman to chair the physics department.
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The year in stories — 2022

From historic milestones to memorable moments, calendar year 2022 marked a notable year in research, teaching and innovation at Brown University, as illustrated by these 21 stories.
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