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In January, Tracee Ellis Ross ‘94 won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Comedy or Musical for her role in the sitcom black-ish, now in its third season. She is the first black woman to win in that category in more than thirty years. Accepting the award, Ross said, “This is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always...
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Story Teller
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03/25/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
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03/25/2017 at 12:12. Facebook
Since 2011, the student-led Brown Space Engineering group has been busy designing, building and testing a small satellite — a CubeSat — they hoped to someday put into orbit.

In 2014, NASA agreed to provide space on a rocket for the 4-inch cube, and now the team has been given its launch window. In the second quarter of 2018, the Brown satellite, dubbed EQUiSat, will fly aboard a resupply...
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NASA launch date for student space project nears
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03/24/2017 at 12:55. Facebook
While playwright Paula Vogel was running Brown's graduate playwriting program, she taught Lynn Nottage '86 and encouraged her to pursue theater. Today, they are the only female playwrights with new plays on Broadway this season. A fascinating feature in the New York Times considers why. (via Brown Alumni Association)

Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. What Took So Long?
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03/24/2017 at 12:20. Facebook
New research explains how the developing brain learns to integrate and react to subtle but simultaneous sensory cues — sound, touch and visual — that would be ignored individually.

Study shows how brain combines subtle sensory signals to take notice
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03/23/2017 at 19:48. Facebook
A new $1.3-million Collaborative Humanities Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will advance research practice and graduate education in the humanities.

The collaborative humanities grant — which comes at a time when the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget calls for eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, two major...
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Mellon grant to fund collaborative work in the humanities
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03/23/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
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03/22/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
Zeinabu Davis '83 speaks on her filmmaking roots at Brown and her new project Spirits of Rebellion, highlighting UCLA filmmakers involved in black cinema. (via Brown Alumni Association)

Zeinabu Davis '83 on using film to tell stories about the black experience
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03/21/2017 at 17:35. Facebook
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03/21/2017 at 14:43. Facebook
In a speech at Brown University just hours after the British government signaled its intent to formally begin the process of departing the European Union, former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron presented his vision for “course corrections” needed in the wake of the “Brexit” decision and the election of Donald Trump as president in the U.S.

As global challenges mount, David Cameron urges a return to British and American values
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03/21/2017 at 12:15. Facebook
In the 40 years since it prohibited Medicaid funding for abortion, the “Hyde Amendment” has not only persisted but also pervaded an ever-wider policy blueprint for restricting access to pregnancy termination. In an article in JAMA tracing the amendment’s history and impact, two Brown University authors note that the Hyde blueprint now has a renewed chance of becoming codified into law.

Abortion restriction may have new momentum after 40 years of pervading policy
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03/20/2017 at 22:44. Facebook
Using demographic information and survey data, researchers found that political polarization is not rising fastest among those Americans who rely most on internet and social media for news.

Political polarization? Don’t blame the web, Brown study says
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03/20/2017 at 14:36. Facebook
It's no secret that Professor John Savage wrote the first textbook on circuit complexity and Professor Andy van Dam co-created the first hypertext system, but few know that the voice of Professor Michael Littman was featured in the first email attachment ever sent, now 25 years old. (via Brown University Department of Computer Science)

Celebrating 25 Years of Prof. Michael Littman's Contribution to the First Email Attachment
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03/20/2017 at 12:24. Facebook
Faced with a Godzilla-sized celery root, a twisted two-pronged carrot, or a lemon that looks like Jabba the Hutt, Ben Chesler ’15 doesn’t turn away. In fact, he sees a very attractive proposition.

Chesler is one third of the founding team behind the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2015 start-up Imperfect Produce, which aims to reduce food waste by delivering to homes and offices fruits and...
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Imperfect Produce
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Sybil Cineas, MD, isn’t bored. She speaks five languages. She travels abroad so much, she says, "I have to get the extended passport because I always run out of pages."

At Brown, her many responsibilities—serving as associate director of the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program and assistant director for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown...
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Anatomy of a Clerkship Director
Jayna Zweiman ’01 couldn’t attend January’s Women’s March on Washington, but her presence was evident in almost every photo of the crowd. Zweiman was one of the people responsible for the sea of pink formed by “pussyhats,” the ubiquitous hand-knitted headgear featuring cat ears that many protesters chose to wear.

The hats were a defiant and highly visible response to Donald Trump’s statement...
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Pink Protest
A rape survivor's text spurred Nancy Lublin ’93 to start a crisis line that reaches young people where they live: their smartphones. (via Brown Alumni Magazine)

To: Anyone. Help Me
Congratulations, MD Class of 2017!

Irish or not, students at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University were feeling lucky on Friday, March 17, as they tore open their red envelopes and got their residency assignments — many at their top-choice programs.

Medical school graduates celebrate Match Day 2017
The 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit will bring together students, faculty, alumni and others from 20+ Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges and peer institutions.

WATCH LIVE beginning at 4pm on Friday, March 17: [ Link ]

Brown to host peers, thought leaders for diversity and inclusion summit