Kim Cobb, who joined the University in July as director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, described how scholars and communities can work together to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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.
Co-founded by distinguished lecturer Julie A. Strandberg and her former student, Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) symposiums enable people with certain neurological disorders to find joy, connection and longed-for freedom.
In partnership with the policy group Results for America, EdResearch for Recovery provides resources to effectively implement evidence-based strategies in schools nationwide to combat pandemic-related learning losses.
As the nation’s highest court prepares to hear two major cases this fall, Brown University and 14 peer colleges and universities argued the importance of race-conscious admissions decisions in an amicus brief.
As a summer intern at the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, D.C., the rising Brown junior is combining his love for science with a driving interest to ensure that policy decisions on complex issues are evidence-backed.
As communities confront the persistent presence of chemical pollutants, Joseph Braun, an associate professor of epidemiology, discusses new research findings and what individuals can do to decrease their exposure.
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.
Since the early 1980s, the University has offered a taste of college academics and extracurricular experiences — based on Brown’s distinctive strengths — through a diverse lineup of academic programs for young students.
The 50-year home to Africana studies at Brown, Churchill House will undergo an expansion to make room for new faculty, give graduate students more space, and create new opportunities for one of America’s oldest Black theaters.
Thomas A. Lewis will lead the school by tapping into the values that distinguish the graduate education experience at Brown — productive collaboration, effective communication and comprehensive student support.
When completed next year, the two-building project will house roughly 350 third- and fourth-year undergraduate students, inspiring community connections and alleviating the demand for off-campus rental units on College Hill.
The long search for dark matter, estimated to comprise 85% of all mass in the universe, took a major step forward with the underground LUX-ZEPLIN experiment in South Dakota now delivering initial results.
Appointed Brown’s 19th president in 2012, Christina H. Paxson has guided the University through major accomplishments and national moments of challenge, and she looks forward to achieving more in the years to come.
In true testament to the University’s mission to serve the community, the nation and the world, Brown students, faculty and staff are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic on multiple fronts. Explore new research, community impact initiatives, expert perspectives and more.
After surveying thousands of Americans on the COVID-19 vaccine, climate change and other contested issues, scholars found a correlation between how much people think they know and deviation from scientific consensus.
The projects, which address problems ranging from mental health to food security to the impact on K-12 education, will receive $643,029 in research support from a new Peter G. Peterson Foundation fund.
Research led by staff from Brown’s Policy Lab found that perceptions of others’ behavior predict intentions to get vaccinated, raising implications and questions around public health policy and intervention strategies.
Improved understanding of a neural pathway connecting light-sensitive cells in the retina with the cortical brain regions involved in mood and cognition has implications for the development of treatments for mood disorders.
Created by scholars at the Climate Solutions Lab in Brown University’s Watson Institute, the map reveals what economic benefits individuals and communities could reap if the U.S. pursues a net-zero energy policy.
A new study associated with the BrainGate consortium offered significant clues about how humans learn and form long-term memories; the findings could provide insights for developers of assistive tools for people with paralysis.
Melting ice in the Arctic Ocean could yield new trade routes in international waters, reducing the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and weakening Russia’s control over trade routes through the Arctic, a study found.
Kenneth Wong, an education scholar at Brown, will assess whether a longstanding music enrichment program in Pawtucket is helping to close opportunity and education achievement gaps for low-income students of color.
Researchers in Brown’s School of Engineering are developing next-generation renewable energy technologies, advancing energy efficiency in computing and finding new ways to detect and clean contaminants in the environment.
Brown researchers are building understanding of the brain, restoring movement for patients with paralysis, unlocking the secrets of devastating diseases and devising new treatments to address brain-related disorders.
With an increased focus on unearthing novel data sources for analysis, Brown’s economics scholars are bringing new insights to complex problems and teaching the next generation of researchers and policymakers to do the same.