“Trouble of the World,” by visiting faculty member Zach Sell of Brown University, demonstrates that American slavery transformed labor and production practices around the world, even in places where slavery was abolished.
The FarmLink Project, started by students from Brown and other schools, is moving food that farmers would normally sell to restaurants to food banks around the country, putting it in the hands of those in need.
Rob Grace, a Ph.D. student at Brown, drew from his research on humanitarian negotiation to offer advice on how to convince skeptical friends and family to protect themselves from COVID-19 via social distancing.
Researchers including computer science professor Anna Lysyanskaya are working on a way to use cell phones to track people who may have been exposed to coronavirus — without revealing any personal information.
An assistant professor of dermatology at Brown’s medical school is investigating whether the genetic cause of hair loss could help to explain greater severity and more fatalities among male COVID-19 patients.
Stemming the tide of COVID-19 cases in jails and prisons isn’t just about protecting those who are incarcerated; it’s also about saving the lives of those living outside prison walls, says Brown professor Josiah Rich.
Professor and Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller weighed in on how COVID-19 is changing the Democratic primaries — and how the fallout could change people’s minds in November’s presidential election.
Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at Brown’s Mindfulness Center, explains how practicing mindfulness can curb the spread of coronavirus anxiety in individuals’ personal lives and social circles.
The new book by Brown physicist S. James Gates Jr. and Cathie Pelletier tells the stories of astronomers who worked for a decade to get images of a solar eclipse, which ultimately showed Einstein’s theory of relativity was correct.
As part of a New England Journal of Medicine case study series, two doctors present a case study involving a homeless man with schizophrenia and discuss the implications of “demedicalization” of mental illness.
More than 30 years ago, Brown established the Swearer Center, one of the first campus-based public service centers in the nation. Mathew Johnson, the Swearer Center’s executive director, reflects on its rich tradition of community partnerships and the crucial role that engaged scholarship continues to play in learning and research at Brown.
By measuring how heat is conducted in an exotic matter state, researchers show evidence for the presence of ‘non-Abelian anyons,’ particles that could store quantum information without need of error correction.