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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,400 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 450 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.


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The April 1994 international mediation team in South Africa, with Washington Okumu sitting between the US’s Henry Kissinger and the UK’s Peter Carrington. Washington Okumu, reused by Nancy J. Jacobs with permission

South Africa’s first election was saved by a Kenyan: the fascinating story of Washington Okumu, the accidental mediator

In a matter of days, one Kenyan’s intervention helped give South Africa a peaceful transition to its first post-apartheid government.
Tanto as crianças palestinas em Gaza, como mostrado à esquerda, quanto as crianças israelenses, como visto à direita, foram feridas, mortas e sequestradas na guerra entre Israel e Hamas. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images/Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Na guerra entre Israel e Hamas, as crianças são as maiores vítimas

Para os judeus, a violência do Hamas contra as crianças lembra o Holocausto. Para os palestinos, a morte de seus filhos pela Força de Defesa de Israel também os faz lembrar de um passado doloroso.
Both Palestinian children in Gaza, as shown on left, and Israeli children, as seen on the right, have been hurt, killed and kidnapped in the Israel-Hamas war. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images/Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

In the Israel-Hamas war, children are the ultimate pawns – and ultimate victims

For Jewish people, Hamas’ violence against children was reminiscent of the Holocaust. For Palestinians, The Israel Defense Force’s killing their children reminds them of a painful past, too.
Mantener el flujo de petróleo y gas. Steve Chenn/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Los grupos aliados de las grandes petroleras gastaron miles de millones en publicidad y grupos de presión para mantener el negocio de los combustibles fósiles

Los investigadores han analizado una década de gastos políticos de la industria del petróleo y el gas y de otros sectores implicados en la política climática. Si el dinero habla, una de las partes tiene un megáfono gigante.
Maywood Riverfront Park was built on the site of eight former industrial properties in Los Angeles County. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Flood maps show US vastly underestimates contamination risk at old industrial sites

Climate change is colliding with old factory sites where soil or water contamination still exist, and the most vulnerable populations are particularly at risk.
Performance-based funding for colleges is widespread. But does it work? MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Racial gaps in college graduation widened under funding model meant to boost performance

Some states fund their public colleges based on how well the schools perform on key metrics. New research raises questions about how that affects outcomes for students from different racial groups.
Kids figure out who’s trustworthy as they learn about the world. Sandro Di Carlo Darsa/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections via Getty Images

Trust comes when you admit what you don’t know – lessons from child development research

People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.
The toxic culture in video game company Activision Blizzard is part of the larger problem of sexual harassment in esports. Cameron Baird/Red Bull Content Pool

Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard won’t clean up gamer culture overnight: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech

Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech are not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
College expenses determined by net price calculators can vary by an average of $5,700. Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision via Getty Images Plus

College cost calculators aren’t precise, but they could easily be made better

Net price calculators – online tools meant to estimate what students will actually pay for college – can produce varying results for students in similar economic situations, researchers find.
There’s nothing inherently male about playing video games. Videogame culture, on the other hand, is decidedly anti-female. Chesnot/Getty Images

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit shows gamer culture still has a long way to go: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech

Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech is not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus. Getty Images / Karen Ducey

Preventing COVID-19 from decimating nursing home residents requires spending money and improving infection control

Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change – fast.


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