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  • Located in the historic Churchill House on the campus of Brown University, the Department of Africana Studies is the intellectual center for faculty and students interested in the artistic, historical, literary, and theoretical expressions of the various cultures of Africa ...

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  • The Department of American Civilization at Brown University was founded in 1945 as a collaborative as well as interdisciplinary enterprise. The first catalog statement explained that its purpose was “to provide the student with a more comprehensive and better unified ...

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  • The Department of Anthropology at Brown is a vibrant, award-winning group of scholars in the subfields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics. Our research and teaching cover a wide range of the field, with special strengths in anthropological demography ...

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  • The Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University is one of the most prominent departments at Brown, and is also one of the oldest and strongest of its type in the country. The Division of Applied Mathematics is a world ...

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    This case study is the result of collaboration between neuroanthropology researchers at George Washington University and neuroimaging researchers at Rhode Island Hospital & Brown University and serves as a means of exploring the efficacy of several medical imaging modalities in ...

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  • The Division of Biology and Medicine is composed of Alpert Medical School, the Program in Biology (which includes study at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and the Public Health Program. It is home to five basic biology departments and fourteen ...

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    This collection was created by the Engaged Scholarship and Broader Impacts Joint Committee (ESBI), Science Center, and Office of the Dean of the College. It is intended to give Brown University researchers a platform for preserving and publishing their STEM-related ...

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  • The Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) is a bimonthly publication of the Office of University Communications. The BAM publishes news of interest to its alumni audience, with a particular focus on exceptional accomplishments through stories that demonstrate how a Brown education ...

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    Science Cartoons (SciToons) is a science education program based in Brown University’s Science Center. It was developed to engage STEM and non-STEM students and faculty in the creation of science animation. The SciToons model is a new approach for ...

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  • The Brown University Library, in support of the University's educational and research mission, is the local repository for and the principal gateway to current information and the scholarly record. As such, it is simultaneously collection, connection, and classroom, primarily ...

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    This collection houses digital works that were awarded a Brown University Library Innovation prize. Each year a new theme for the competition is announced and any enrolled graduate or undergraduate student may participate. Submissions are judged by Library staff and ...

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    This collection contains scholarly works published by undergraduate and graduate students at Brown University. Items include pre-prints and post-prints of manuscripts, open access publications, essays and white papers, among others. For theses and dissertations authored by students for the fulfillment ...

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  • This collection is for undergraduate theses written or created and submitted by seniors at Brown University. It contains senior theses, senior capstone projects, and senior honors theses. Every concentration program allows its students to pursue honors. Concentration honors are awarded ...

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  • Browniverse: 3D Models ... Thumbnail

    This collection is for discovering and sharing digital 3D scans, models, designs, and prints and immersive technologies created at Brown University as well as an archive of student and faculty 3D digital projects created in Brown University Library's Sidney ...

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  • The Department of Chemistry maintains pedagogical and research strengths in organic, inorganic, and theoretical and experimental physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical biology and nanochemistry. The Chemistry Department maintains world-class facilities that enable scientific inquiry almost without limitations. In many cases ...

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  • The Department of Classics offers instruction in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Modern Greek languages, literatures, history, and philosophy, all leading to the degrees of B.A. and Ph.D. in Classics. The department also sponsors graduate programs leading to the ...

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  • The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) is dedicated to research, teaching, and providing service to the University and the broader professional community. Our undergraduate concentrations in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Linguistics are designed to educate ...

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  • Comparative literature is the study of literature and other cultural expressions across linguistic and cultural boundaries. At Brown, the Department of Comparative Literature is distinct in its conviction that literary research and instruction must be international in character, and its ...

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  • The Computer Science Department at Brown has forged a path of innovative information technology research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. From our modest beginnings as an interest group within the Divisions of Applied Mathematics and Engineering ...

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    This collection contains data associated with a publication, including journal articles, monographs, and theses and dissertations, among others. Data sets in this collection are classified as supplementary data or underlying data. Supplementary data typically accompany the publication and include files ...

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    Leveraging established academic strength, Brown University's Data Science Initiative is a hub for research and education in foundational methodologies of data science. The Initiative maintains an outward focus on application areas and critical engagement with questions of the impact ...

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  • Geological phenomena affect our daily lives as well as the future of our planet. Fundamental knowledge in the Earth and planetary sciences has direct bearing on matters of urgent interest to the public, to policy makers, and to other scientists ...

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  • The Brown Department of Economics faculty members engage in research ranging from pure theory to applied subjects. Distinguished in their specialties, they are often sought out for their expertise. Economics remains one of the most popular undergraduate majors at the ...

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  • The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology builds on the strengths of Brown’s former Departments of Egyptology and History of Mathematics to explore the histories, languages, cultures and sciences of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and their neighbors. These regions, sometimes known ...

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  • Brown University's School of Engineering educates future leaders in the fundamentals of engineering in an environment of world-class research. We stress an interdisciplinary approach and a broad understanding of underlying global issues. Collaborations across the campus and beyond strengthen ...

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  • The English department has a diverse faculty representing a range of theoretical approaches. They regularly publish books and articles in such areas as literary history, theory of the novel, poetic form, literature and visual arts, African American literature, Asian American ...

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  • The Department of French Studies is the center for faculty and students interested in the intellectual, linguistic and cultural contributions of French-speaking regions of the world. Our faculty are leading scholars with specialties in periods from the 16th to the ...

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  • The Department of German Studies is a vibrant intellectual community with strong ties to the full range of critical inquiry that characterizes the humanities at Brown. It focuses its research and teaching on German-language literature, culture, and critical thought (from ...

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    The purpose of the annual Global Health Research Day is to showcase research done by a wide variety of Brown students working in global health. This includes Framework in Global Health Scholars, MHIRT Scholars, Global Health Scholarly Concentrators, and Global ...

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  • The Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice develops and disseminates new knowledge that helps to deliver effective, efficient, continuously-improving and just public health and health care services. We accomplish this through innovative research, engaged teaching, creative training and mentoring ...

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  • The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University takes a distinctly Trans- Atlantic, interdisciplinary approach to the literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America. We have a dynamic, internationally recognized faculty whose teaching and research cover a full range ...

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  • The Department of History is a community of scholars and students committed to the values and ethics of rigorous education in the humanities. The department trains students in the fundamentals of historical thinking and practice, skills and habits of mind ...

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  • The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University grants undergraduate degrees in the History of Art and Architecture, as well as in Architectural Studies. Graduate study in this department is geared toward earning a PhD in ...

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  • I-Team UTRAs: Interdisciplinary ... Thumbnail

    In 2014, the Office of the Dean of the College started a new faculty-initiated Interdisciplinary Team UTRA (I-Team UTRA) that supports group projects of one or more faculty and two to six students. Students in selected teams will receive a ...

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  • Ibis Mummy CT ... Thumbnail

    This project was the result of a collaboration between Egyptology researchers from the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University and medical imaging researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and seeks to utilize diagnostic imaging techniques to confirm the identity of an unprovenanced ...

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  • Italian Studies at Brown teaches language and literature to its students. Rather than merely confirming a fixed canon or predetermined field of study, however, the department guides student research toward problems that are cross-disciplinary in both content and method. To ...

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  • The John Carter Brown Library is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned ...

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  • The Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World promotes the investigation, understanding, and enjoyment of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and Western Asia. The Institute’s faculty and facilities ...

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  • For over 40 years, the Brown University Program in Literary Arts has been a creative and intellectual center for the U.S. literary avant-garde. Along with only a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown’s Program in Literary Arts ...

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  • The Mathematics Department at Brown balances a lively interest in students and teaching with a distinguished research reputation. Our several strong research groups, Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Geometry and Topology, and Number Theory, all have active weekly seminars that draw speakers ...

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  • Modern Culture and Media is committed to the study of media in the context of the broader examination of modern cultural and social formations. Our curriculum proposes a distinctive subject matter, stresses comparative analysis and theoretical reflection, and highlights the ...

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  • The Department of Music at Brown provides an ideal environment for such an education, with its integrated faculty of scholars, performers, composers/media artists, and theorists. Our diverse curriculum combines creative courses in composition, technology, and performance with speculative studies ...

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  • The mission of the Department of Neuroscience is to do excellent teaching and research on the basic functions and diseases of the nervous system. Areas of interest include neural plasticity, information processing, and neuronal and synaptic functions, particularly as they ...

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  • Founded in 1981, the Pembroke Center was named to honor Pembroke College and the history of women’s efforts to gain access to higher education. The Center's research and teaching agenda focuses on theoretical questions about gender and difference ...

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  • The Department of Philosophy has had a long distinguished history at Brown University, and some renowned philosophers have taught, and are teaching, here. The department's faculty offers expertise in all main areas of philosophy, including ethics and political philosophy ...

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  • Physics, or “natural philosophy” as it was originally known, has been part of Brown’s curriculum since the 18th century, and our department has a distinguished history of teaching and research. Faculty members engage in research in astrophysics and cosmology ...

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  • The Political Science Department at Brown is a dynamic community of scholars and students investigating some of the largest, most pressing challenges of political life today. Our faculty are at the leading edge of research in all the traditional subfields ...

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  • The Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching on the Portuguese-speaking world — a vast geographical area encompassing eight different countries on four continents (Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, São ...

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  • The Office of Public Affairs and University Relations (PAUR) serves members of the Brown community, news media, alumni, prospective students, parents and the general public.

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  • Brown’s School of Public Health is renowned for its collaborative culture, expertise in notable and increasingly important areas of health, and ability to translate research into high-impact policies and care initiatives. The school has 11 internationally renowned research centers ...

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    Each spring Brown University's School of Public Health hosts Public Health Research Day. This event gathers together members of the public health community to present the latest research on how the public's health – both locally and abroad – is ...

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    The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage’s innovative MA program, engaged research, and professional development workshops help students, practitioners and communities make the humanities meaningful and accessible.

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  • The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University provides students with an understanding of diverse religious traditions, an exposure to a variety of approaches employed within the academic study of religion, as well as an opportunity to explore diverse intellectual ...

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    This collection contains scholarly publications authored and deposited by Brown University faculty. The publications include open access articles, white papers, conference papers, and pre-peer review (pre-print)/post-peer review (post-print) versions of scholarly articles made available by authors under the terms ...

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    SFHERE (Social and Family History - Extraction, Representation, and Evaluation) is a multi-site project involving a transdisciplinary team of investigators from Brown University, University of Minnesota, and University of Vermont. The overall goal of this ...

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  • Our Department specializes in the cultures, literatures and languages of Russia, the Czech Republic and Poland. We are one of the oldest Slavic departments in the US (established in 1947, with a graduate program added in 1960). The department has ...

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  • The research and teaching of Brown's Sociology Department is guided by the systematic and scientific investigation of human behavior and social life. Sociology connects. Sociology clarifies. Sociology empowers students to engage effectively with the world around them.

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    Each year, Brown showcases the research of nearly 200 undergraduates at our Summer Research Symposium. More than half of the student-researchers are UTRA recipients, while others receive funding from a variety of Brown-administered and national programs and fellowships. Presenters include ...

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    We are interested in understanding how natural selection acts on genes and genomes. One of our major focus is to study the mitochondrial genome and its interactions with the nuclear genome, and how this interaction influences animal performance ...

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    Each spring the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP) publishes a print volume of abstracts written by medical students in the SCP and their mentors that describes the research projects that they collaborated on over ...

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    The Scholarly Concentrations Program is an elective program through which Alpert Medical School students may elect to pursue a course of study beyond that of the conventional medical education curriculum. Every student who participates in a concentration must submit a ...

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    The Summer Research Showcase is an annual event at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University that provides Year II medical students a venue to present their summer research in a poster format. Participation in the Showcase is required for ...

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  • The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) is the intellectual and artistic center at Brown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical, and theorectical explorations of performance in gobal perspective - theatre, dance, speech, performance ...

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  • The Brown Visual Art (VA) Department has an outstanding reputation for both the breadth and depth of our art instruction. Our faculty artists are nationally and internationally recognized, yet also intensely engaged in teaching. We continually produce successful artists. We ...

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