Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution.

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  • Jennifer Ho will discuss concepts relating to the ambiguity of race—the ways in which our understanding of racial categories exceeds the boundaries society places around them, particularly by looking at Asian Americans who cannot be neatly typed into boxes: those who are multiracial, transracial adoptees, and existing as an Asian body at a time when race is often talked about in black and white te...

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  • Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of B...

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  • 3:00pm IBES 015 Speaker: David Lobell, Stanford University Two big environmental challenges in the next decades are to drastically reduce the amount of nutrients leaking from agricultural systems, and to limit the expansion of agriculture into new land. Both of these challenges are multifaceted, but a central constraint for both is large amounts of uncertainty. In high input systems, uncertainty ...

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  • The long-term decline of entrepreneurship has prevented millions of Americans from achieving economic success. Within this context, we seek to identify large and small barriers to new business creation to reverse this downward trend through a project focusing on two key questions: understanding how the team composition, professional network and selection criteria of VC firms influence the flow of ...

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  • Brown Statistics, NESS Seminar and Charles K. Colver Lectureship Series Deep learning has caused revolutions in computer perception and natural language understanding. But almost all these successes largely rely on supervised learning, where the machine is required to predict human provided annotations. For game AI, most systems use model free reinforcement learning, which requires too many...

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  • "Identity, Nonjudgment and Social Action - Contemplative Practice in the Pursuit of Justice" Oliver W. Hill, Jr. is a Professor of Experimental Psychology at Virginia State University specializing in the study of cognition. He received his undergraduate training in History at Howard University in Washington, DC, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Hill is a forme...

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  • Gilda A. Barabino is Dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, where she holds the Daniel and Frances Berg Professorship in Engineering and appointments in the Departments of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and in the CUNY School of Medicine. Dr. Barabino's research is broadly focused on the role of biomechanics in health and disease in the context of sickle cel...

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  • Michiel Van Veldhuizen shares his research on representations of disasters in Ancient Greek and Roman history and Semiotics in his talk “From Helice to Houston: The Semiotics of Disaster.” Van Veldhuizen is a doctoral candidate in Classics at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students on November 4, 2017. Fo...

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  • Felicia Bevel shares part of her larger research on the global circulation of 20th-Century American cultural productions romanticizing the Old South, speaking specifically on the the circulation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Australia in a talk on “Beyond Charlottesville: The Global Circulation of Nostalgic Narratives of the Southern Past.” Bevel is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Brown Univ...

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  • Yun Gao shares his research on the biological mechanisms that have potential to impact osteoarthritis in a talk called “Can we prevent osteoarthritis in Old Age?” Yun is a doctoral candidate in Pathobiology at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students on November 4, 2017. For more information, please visit: ...

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  • Andrea Wright shares her research on the intersections of labor, race, gender, and migration in India in a talk called “Migrants, Manicures, and Racism in Contemporary India.” Wright is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students on November 4, 2017. For more informatio...

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  • Tanvee Singh reflects on her fieldwork and shares her passion for understanding the barriers and facilitators to retention in HIV care that patients face at the health care system level in Kenya, in her talk, “Putting the Human back in HIV.” Singh is a Master’s student in the School of Public Health at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research ...

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  • In her talk entitled, “Carrying the Health Risks of Where We Grew up”, Marcia P. Jimenez discusses how the place where we have lived throughout our life-course may impact our cardiovascular health later in life. Marcia is a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students on N...

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  • Mamikon Gulian talks about his research using machine learning and fractional calculus in a talk titled, “Discovering Physics with Machine Learning: Fractional Calculus and Beyond.” Mamikon Gulian is a doctoral candidate in Mathematics, with focus on Applied Mathematics at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate St...

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  • Matteo Di Luca shares his early inspiration for all things that fly and his passion for his research to improve the performance and reliability of flying robots, in a talk entitled “Shaping the Next Generation of Aerial Robots.” Di Luca is a doctoral student in Engineering at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate...

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  • Ariel Deutsch talks about the discovery of water ice on Mercury and about how the discovery of water ice on Mercury and the Moon can revolutionize space exploration in a talk titled “Ice on Mercury, the Moon and Beyond.” Deutsch is a doctoral student in the department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks ...

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  • David Abel shares his research on solving problems with Artificial Intelligence (AI) through understanding how AI represents the world in his talk “How Artificial Intelligence should model the world.” Abel is a doctoral candidate in Computer Science and Master’s student in Philosophy at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown Univers...

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  • Adam Nitenson shares his research on improving pain measurement and how entrepreneurship can be blended with Neuroscience in a talk on “A Better Way to Measure Pain.” Nitenson is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, and ScM recipient from Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, through the Open Graduate Education program at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featu...

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  • The Midyear Completion Ceremony is held annually in honor of students completing degree requirements in the summer and fall semester (affectionally called ".5ers"). Hosted by Dean of the College Maud Mandel, the event allows students, family, and friends to celebrate seniors' achievements in an intimate, relaxed setting. More info: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/12/midyear Saturday, Decem...

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  • On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Rockefeller Library, Jill Rettberg, professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen in Norway, gave a talk entitled, “Snapchat and the SnapMap: Collective, Ephemeral Stories about Public Events.” On Snapchat, you can view “Stories” about specific events or locations that consist of a sequence of snaps from different us...

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