September/October 2017
Front Page
Are the Hackers Winning?

Hackers_thb.jpg Data thieves have your identity—and our political process—in their sights. Three Brown professors, including mathematics professor Jill Pipher, think they have a way to foil them, but law enforcement and intelligence agencies are saying, “Wait a minute! What if locking up your data also shields criminals and spies?” Is absolute privacy bad for the country?

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The End

NewAbbeyRoa_thb.jpg When Rick Moody was eight years old, Abbey Road became the consoling backdrop to his parents’ divorce.

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Moving Us To Care

Pearlman_thb.jpg After studying exiled Syrians, political scientist Wendy Pearlman ’96 took a novel approach: "humanistic documentation."

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Looking Up

Eclipse13_thb.jpg The August 21 eclipse may not have been total at Brown, but the community's enthusiasm was.

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Once Upon a Time
ValerieTutson_thb.jpg Valerie Tutson ‘87, ‘90 AM has been telling stories since she designed her own undergrad concentration about it.
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He Gave His Students the Best
WalterFeldman_thbjpg.jpg Professor of Visual Art Walter Feldman, who died in May, presented art as a profoundly human struggle.
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Dead Head

AmirBar-Lev_thb.jpg Amir Bar-Lev ’94 directs Long Strange Trip, a new four-hour documentary about the Grateful Dead.

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Melancholy Lives

Eugenides_thb.jpg A mood of pervasive melancholy dominates this first short-story collection by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82.

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From the President
3D_VR_Yurt_thb.jpgBrown's Data Science Initiative is not only gathering information. It's expanding how we education students across disciplines.
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Revisiting Hemingway
MaryDearborn_thb.jpg Mary V. Dearborn ’77, the first woman biographer of Hemingway, brings a new perspective to Papa.
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The Welfare of Others

JohnSavage_thb.jpg Computer science professor John Savage begins his fifty-first year of research and teaching.

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Immersive Education
GaspeeVR_thb.jpg Can virtual reality revive high school students' interest in history by giving them the illusion of being there?
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Super Conductor

VinayParameswaran_thb.jpg This fall, Vinay Parameswaran ’09 becomes assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Communion

Duggan_thbjpg.jpg Father Albert Duggan ’03, Brown's Catholic chaplain, says Brown taught him about the diversity of paths to truth.

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Writing in Tongues

PoV_yang_bilingual_thb.jpg If you were born in another country and work in more than one language, where’s your real cultural home?

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Leadership and Humility
Glicksman_thb.jpg Professor of Engineering and Physics Maurice Glicksman, who died in May, knew how to dominate a room.
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A Unique Spiritual Journey

RolandMerullo_thb.jpg The latest novel by Roland Merullo ’75, ’76 AM is about a road trip by the Pope and the Dalai Lama.

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Out of the Cellar

Polis_thb.jpg Former BDH baseball reporter Lewis Pollis ’14 wants to bring the Philadelphia Phillies into the sabermetrics era.

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Call the Mopeds!

Finally_thb.jpg As Brown’s EMTs celebrate their 40th anniversary, one of the original volunteers recalls how it all began.

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A Witness to Suffering

Susanne-Nolan_thb.jpg As a leukemia survivor, Suzanne Nolan ’73 brings unusual empathy to her job as hospital chaplain.

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Second Chances

Calderon_thb.jpg Rev. Wendy Calderon-Payne ’89 directs a New York City nonprofit that aims to stop the revolving doors of the city's prisons.

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An F in Retirement

Lampe_thb.jpg At 76 years old, Minnesota's Ernest Lampe ’62 is just too young to hang up his stethoscope for good.

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Its Good!
FootballToe_thb.jpg In November 1915 a gifted kicker accomplished an athletic feat that changed Brown football for good.
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Playing the Game
WillLockhart_thbjpg.jpgWill Lockhart ‘13 founded Brown's Go Club. Now he's codirected a documentary about the game.
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What You Thought
Mailroom_thb.jpg This issue, readers comment on cancer survival, dancing in Brooklyn, and "p.c. drivel."
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Fresh Ink
Fresh_Ink_thb.jpg Fresh Ink
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