A partnership between Brown and I.E. University, the 10th annual “Reinventing Higher Education” conference convened 37 international opinion leaders from higher education and the private sector to discuss educating and managing the global workforce of the future.
In a study of 200 years of pre-industrial Quebecois genealogical history, researchers at Brown found that fertility-related changes in natural selection during the pre-industrial era paved the way for economic and technological progress.
Brown engineering professor Chris Rose thinks the tiny data disks with volumes of human knowledge currently flying to the Moon on the Beresheet spacecraft are a great way to communicate across time and space.
After a successful pilot with high-need students, Brown will expand textbook and course materials program to first-year students receiving University scholarship funds and undergraduates who have a $0 parent contribution.
As envisioned, the state-of-the-art center will provide teams with a central space for training, practice and competition — amplifying the student-athlete experience and advancing teams’ ability to succeed at the highest level.
The Brown Promise initiative, which replaces loans with scholarship funds in all University-packaged undergraduate financial aid awards, played a significant role in attracting Brown’s largest applicant pool to date.
University President Christina Paxson: “Brown’s endowment is not a political instrument to be used to express views on complex social and political issues, especially those over which thoughtful and intelligent people vehemently disagree.”
The academic journal PLOS ONE on March 19 published a revised version of a study on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” — information on the revised version and a series of previous statements to the Brown community are detailed here.
In an innovation that may ultimately help to prevent deadly bloodstream infections, a team of biomedical engineers and infectious disease specialists at Brown University developed a coating to keep intravascular catheters from becoming a haven for harmful bacteria.
Meltwater from Greenland’s ice sheet is a leading contributor to global sea level rise, and a Brown University study shows that an underappreciated factor — the position of the snowline on the ice sheet — plays a key role in setting the pace of melting.
As the new TIME’S UP affiliate launched, Brown’s medical school expressed its commitment to improving the climate for women and underrepresented minorities in academic medicine and the health care industry.
A new study finds that samples of Candida albicans from patients frequently lack one copy of a vital master regulator, which gives them flexibility to lose the other copy and adapt to different environments.
Researchers found that physician-affiliated political action committees provided more financial support to candidates who opposed increased background checks, contrary to many societies’ recommendations for evidence-based policies to reduce firearm injuries.
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska vary during the summer much more than was assumed.
New York-based architecture firm REX designed an academic and cultural building that is technologically sophisticated, highly flexible and adaptable to multiple art forms, yet intimate in scale and feel.
The approved $1.2-billion operating budget includes $143.1 million for undergraduate financial aid, a 5 percent increase in undergraduate student charges, and investments in strategic priorities across the University.
In a wide-ranging discussion at the Watson Institute, Brown alumnus Jim Yong Kim stressed the importance of investment in renewable energy and reflected on his tenure as president of the World Bank Group.
The award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Brown University museum to catalog, photograph and store its full collection in preparation for an anticipated move from Bristol to Providence.
In a finding that will be useful in nanoscale engineering, Brown University researchers have shown that miniscule differences in the roughness of surfaces can have important effects on how they stick together.
Research led by Brown found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope for treating age-associated disorders.