January/February 2018
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New Magazine. New Website. September 2018.

After launching the redesign of the print magazine earlier this year, we are excited to be developing a new website for the Brown Alumni Magazine. Please visit us again in September!

Just the Facts

Kessler_leadthb.jpg Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact checker, was especially busy last year. As a pioneer of the journalism trend of checking the facts behind the words of prominent people, he and his team have been awarding “Pinocchios” at a rapid rate. But in a time of “alternative facts” and “fake news” does anyone still care?

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Gone Before First Breath

SusanValoff_thb.jpg Each year millions of fetuses die late in pregnancy for reasons usually unknown. Brown scientists want to know why.

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Looking for Nature

LucasFoglia_thb.jpg Humans may have replaced much of the natural world with their own, but the need for contact with nature persists.

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Training Uniters
TomPerez_thb.jpg We checked in with Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez ’83, who is now a Watson Institute fellow.
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Wonder Woman
Robinson_thb.jpg Angela Robinson ’92 left TV writing rooms to write and direct Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.
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Middle Class Relief
Money_thb.jpg Thanks to aggressive fund-raising, beginning this fall University-packaged financial aid will no longer include loans.
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From the President
HowardSwearer_thb.jpg The Swearer Center's engaged scholarship is a key to integrating teaching, research, and service around the public good.
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Waiting for Trebek
DavidKleinman_thb.jpg "I've always been a bit of a dork," says Jeopardy! contestant (and BAM intern) David Kleinman ’20.
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Reversing Addiction

HBO_Overdose_thb.jpg Brown researchers and alumni are attacking the opioid crisis with weapons crafted in a variety of disciplines.

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Interracial Dialogue

NatashaWarikoo_thb.jpg Natasha K. Warikoo ’95 examines two contrasting approaches to diversity: Brown's and Harvard's.

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Humans and Animals

ChristianSuarez_thb.jpg Christian Suarez ’18 developed an independent concentration to view animals as more than leather and meat.

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No Boundaries

RevelOpeningNight_thb.jpg A new cookbook by Rachel Yang ’00 takes Korean cuisine to unusual places. Check out her sweet & spicy sauce recipe.

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Finding Water

WaterInSpace_thb.jpg Brown researchers are at the forefront of the search for water in outer space. What's the big deal about water?

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Legislative Baby
SolomonGoldsteinRose_thb.jpg As Massachusetts’s youngest state rep, Solomon Goldstein-Rose ’16 hopes his success inspires others to get involved.
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Have a Wafel Break

RipVanWafels_thb.jpg Rip Pruisken ’10 thinks Rip van Wafels could be the next Oreo. Starbucks is willing to bet that he could be right.

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Trivia Hunter

AnnieSulzberger_thb.jpg As head of research for The Crown, Annie Sulzberger ’04 wants to immerse you in the world of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Bricks & Mortar
NewBuildings_thb.jpg A quick look at the new buildings and renovations that have transfomed the campus over the last decade.
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Brown at Fenway
FootballFenway_thb.jpg For the football team, the 2017 Fenway Park highlight was not the Boston Red Sox playoff game.
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WWJD?
Schoolhouse_thb.jpg Who first asked the question: What Would Jesus Do? Hint: he went to Brown.
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Big League

HaleyMoore_thb.jpg Can Hayley Moore ’08 succeed in bringing fans to support a professional women's ice hockey league?

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Lost In Space
Satellite_thb.jpg Brown undergrads are sending a mini-satellite to the International Space Station to test batteries.
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RoboCat
RoboCat_thb.jpg Researchers from Brown and Hasbro are exploring the use of animatronic robots to remind senior citizens to take their pills.
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No Bonfires, Please
Delaney_woodshop_thb.jpg Archibald "Archie" Delany spent a lot of his time preventing students from burning down the campus.
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Stop Shaking Hands!
NoHandshaking_thb.jpg Should health-care workers in hospitals stop shaking hands to prevent the spread of easily transmitted disease?
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A New Sitcom
9JKL_thb.jpg Four Brown alums working on CBS's 9JKL show that no, you can't really go home again and expect it to be the same.
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Fresh Ink
FreshInk_thb.jpg A thriller in post-Soviet Cuba, inside LBJ's White House, and a debut novel set in Brooklyn.
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What Do You Think?
70sWBRU_thb.jpg Readers comment on changes at WBRU, balancing cybersecurity with privacy, and women role models.
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