Wendy Wallace will work to grow and strengthen the University’s local impact initiatives, while Nick Figueroa oversees the soon-to-launch Brown Collegiate Scholars Program for Providence public school students.
From University spending on goods and services to help make events happen, to travel spending by the tens of thousands who visit Providence to stay, dine and shop, the weekend energizes many Rhode Island businesses.
Disbursements from the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence will strengthen libraries at nine PPSD high schools and enable local middle schoolers to decide how their school spends $100,000.
Researchers from Brown and Rhode Island Hospital are working with Rhode Island community members to understand how apps, monitors and other emerging technologies can help prevent opioid overdose deaths.
Nearly 350 high schoolers from Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket explored Brown’s multitude of classes, athletic programs and community engagement opportunities, inspiring them to factor college into their plans.
As part of its mission to serve fresh, healthy, high-quality foods, Dining Services at Brown directs its spending power to New England food producers, supporting small businesses and helping to spark growth.
As part of Brain Week Rhode Island, the Brown Brain Fair will offer kids and adults alike the chance to learn about brain research through interactive stations, art projects, games and lightning talks.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to its home city, Brown is providing Providence public school students full financial support to a robust summer experience to explore academic pathways and college life.
As deadly synthetic opioids poison communities nationwide, U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined state and law enforcement officials, and researchers at Brown’s School of Public Health, to discuss a coordinated response.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.
Since 2015, students at Brown have been excavating a 19th-century Providence family home — unearthing stories about the booming local textile industry, the European immigrant experience and life in the Gilded Age.
In recent years, BAI has cultivated close, long-term relationships with Providence-area creators through financial assistance, workshops and residencies — enriching the art scene and bolstering learning at Brown.
By reporting noise levels across the city, Brown's Community Noise Lab is aiding local community members who are working to build awareness, action on the public health consequences of excessive noise exposure.
At a 15-year anniversary celebration held on Thursday, Nov. 17, Building Futures recognized the University for its long-term partnership in helping hundreds of Rhode Islanders to launch rewarding construction careers.
Deepening its economic impact and commitment to supporting construction careers for local residents, Brown signed a labor agreement with the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council and Building Futures.
Children and families convened with students, faculty and professionals at the Black Men in White Coats youth summit, focused on encouraging careers and strengthening the future of health and medicine in Rhode Island.
Brown University was celebrated as a key partner and life sciences leader by state, federal officials during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new public health lab building, which will also house University and commercial lab space.
The University’s sponsorship of the Saturday, Oct. 22, lighting came during its Family Weekend and 50 Years of Medicine celebrations, and reflected Brown’s commitment to and connection with the City of Providence.
Created to meet the unique needs of homeless residents in Rhode Island, the annual Burnside Park Health Fair bridges gaps between health and social services for residents of the city’s most vulnerable populations.
The University’s sponsorship of the late-October lighting comes during Family Weekend and 50 Years of Medicine celebration, and reflects Brown’s commitment to and connection with the City of Providence.
To help attract a thriving mix of entities focused on health and medicine, Brown signed a letter of intent with Ancora L&G to lease 20,000 square feet of lab space in a building that will house new State Health Laboratories.
As an iProv summer fellow, the rising Brown sophomore led pop-up farmers markets with the Providence nonprofit to bring locally grown, affordable produce to communities where fresh foods are harder to access.
To fuel college access and readiness, Brown University and the Providence Public School District have expanded student outreach and support to recruit and enroll more Providence high school students in Pre-College Programs.
A partnership with local harm reduction organizations and Rhode Island Hospital’s toxicology lab aims to decrease overdose deaths by revealing the amount of fentanyl and other unknown substances in the local drug supply.