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4:33 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Nepalese Scholar At Brown Coordinates Relief Efforts

From nepalquake.org, a map of roadside infrastructure status in Nepal, around Kathmandu. Each point on the map is a picture or description of the state of key infrastructure since the quake hit.
Credit nepalquake.org

A Nepalese scholar at Brown University is using his international development expertise and personal knowledge of the country to help guide relief efforts after a major earthquake.

Atul Pokharel is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute. He studies development and infrastructure in Nepal, which is where he’s from. And when the earthquake shook his country, he decided to put his knowledge to work. He launched a web site that would answer three key questions for people looking for ways to help.

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Environment
9:14 am
Sun May 3, 2015

RISD/Brown/Erfurt Solar House Is At Home In France

The Techstyle Haus, the solar house designed and constructed by a team of students from RISD, Brown, and a university in Germany, is now permanently situated at an art academy in France.
Photo Courtesy of Edouard Dupont-Madinier

An art academy in France, Domaine de Boisbuchet, now has a solar-powered building designed by students from Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany. The house was part of an international solar competition last year.

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Education
5:41 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Brown To Confer Six Honorary Degrees

Geoscientist and Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is one of six honorary degree recipients this year at Brown University.
Credit Brown University

Brown University has announced its list of honorary doctorate recipients, and the majority are women.

One recipient, Kathryn Sullivan, was the first American woman to walk in space. Sullivan also helped launch the Hubble Telescope.

Anthropologist Louise Lamphere will also be honored. Lamphere challenged Brown with a sexual discrimination suit when the university denied her tenure in the 1970’s. The lawsuit led Brown to establish new hiring procedures for women.

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Health Care
9:11 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Brown University To Host Medical Marijuana Forum

Cannabis plant
Credit Federal Wildlife Service

Brown University hosts a forum Tuesday on legalizing marijuana. The event will feature doctors and researchers with perspective on the health effects of marijuana. 

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Higher Education
9:17 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Brown Task Force Offers Recomendations On Handling Sexual Assaults

A Brown task force is offering their recommendations on how the school should handle sexual assaults.
Credit RIPR FILE

A Brown task force on sexual assault has completed its recommendations for the university. They’re aimed at improving the way the university responds to complaints of sexual violence.

The task force urges Brown to adopt a single policy on sexual assault, dating violence, harassment and stalking. The group says the university should centralize the process for handling complaints in a single office.

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