Are Uber drivers “transportation entrepreneurs,” as the company claims? Patrick McQuown, an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Barrett Hazeltine, who coteaches an entrepreneurship class with McQuown, decided to find out. (via Brown Alumni Magazine)
What do Busta Rhymes, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Indigo Girls, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, The Shins and Snoop Dogg all have in common? They've all performed at Spring Weekend! Tune in and reminisce with these Spotify playlists: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Robotic revelry returns to Brown University this weekend. On Sunday, April 30, Brown will host the annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party in the Pizzitola Sports Complex. The free, family-friendly event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m.
Brown University researchers have developed a new composite catalyst that can perform four separate chemical reactions in sequential order and in one container to produce compounds useful in making a wide range of pharmaceutical products.
"The book shows how politicians, the media and historians convinced broader publics that anti-Mexican violence should be remembered as a symbol of progress and a moment to celebrate. For them, more dead Mexican bodies near the border meant safer conditions for Anglo settlement, consumption and capital."
Brown University has joined 67 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.
"This is the first time we’ve found genes important in sleep that might be tagged this way. It’s exciting to open up a new area in the sleep field. In the long run, this work should help us understand why getting too little sleep causes so many problems for people and should lead to better treatments for those who have trouble sleeping."
Brown University is now officially a participating institution in the department’s Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, which will allow the University to reach out to active service members on military bases.