November/December 2014
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Singular Finds: The 2014 BAM Holiday Gift Guide
gifts_leadthb2.jpg Tired of the holiday retail madness? Sick of jumping from website to website in search of the out-of-the-ordinary perfect gift? Look no further. Our annual gift guide comes to the rescue with a tempting assortment of products from the creative hands and minds of Brown alumni.
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Higher Learning
robinson_thb.jpg Marilynne Robinson ’66 says that at Brown she discovered the importance of ideas and the lifelong habit of thought.
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America's Seafood Woes
greenberg_thb.jpg The U.S. now imports 91 percent of its seafood and exports a third of what it catches. What happened?
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The Search for Meaning
krista_and_pres_thb.jpg Radio host Krista Tippett ’83 wants us to reach across our differences to talk about what matters most.
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Fighting Ebola
sprecher-in-ER_thb.jpg Armand Sprecher ’89, of Doctors Without Borders, has been fighting Ebola in Africa for more than ten years.
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It's Okay Not to Know
maahika_thb.jpg Maahika Srinivasan ’15 tells this year's nervous first-years to stop blabbering and to start listening.
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Let's Talk
ferguson_thb.jpg Teach-ins this semester have included the Ferguson, Missouri, shootings and the turmoil in Gaza.
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Don't Hold Back
PaxsonConvo_thb.jpg In their Opening Convocation speeches, the president and the provost gave advice to new students.
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Serving Those Who Served
MacNeill_1190_thb.jpg U.S. Navy veteran and Brown veterans czar Karen McNeil wants her fellow vets to know they’re welcome on campus.
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Big Data Man
blei_thb.jpg Computer scientist David Blei ’97 thinks the algorithms for those annoying ads following you around online may also do some good.
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Birthday Party
PAUR-250th-JHead_thb.jpg Alumni returned to campus in droves to help learn about Brown research celebrate the University's 250th.
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Keeping Up With Change
provost_thb.jpg New provost Vicki Colvin gives an surprising glimpse of what Brown might look like ten years from now.
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The Educator
broman_thb.jpg Forrest Broman ’61 went to Haiti after the 2010 Haitian earthquake to rebuild schools. He had no idea what he was getting into.
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Better Late Than Never
PoVmotherhood_thb.jpg Betsy Boyd ’95 tends to be a master procrastinator. Did she put off having kids too long?
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Superwoman at Rest
thompson_thb.jpg A farewell to beloved dean and adviser Marjorie Thompson '74, '79 PhD who died of cancer in September.
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Alumni Recognition Awards
alumni_awards_thb.jpg Hill Harper ’88 headlined this year's Brown Alumni Association salute to outstanding graduates.
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Financing a Dream
west_posner_thb.jpg Mollie West ’09 and Andy Posner ’09 AM are combating poverty a few hundred dollars at a time.
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A Memorial to Slaves
slaverysculpture_thb.jpg As a reminder of our history, this fall President Paxson unveiled a slavery sculpture on the Front Green.
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Scratching the Itch
zimmer_thb.jpg Zimmer ’91 took up speed skating at forty-two. Two years later she was a national champion.
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From the President
prez_hayes_thb.jpg President Paxson reviews improvements to Brown's sports programs and promises even more.
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Visual Archaeologist
lisa_o_thb.jpg With her imaginative use of digital technologies, Lisa Oppenheim ’98 is reinventing contemporary photography.
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A Pioneer in Women's Sport
1932olypmics_thb.jpg Olympic gold medalist Helen Johns Carroll ’36 was one of the best swimmers Brown has ever seen.
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A Live Action Graphic Novel
targetearth_thb.jpg Jason Neulander ’91, ’93 AM is spinning heads with his sci-fi, multimedia The Intergalactic Nemesis.
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Books That Shape Us
pamela_paul_thb.jpg New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul ’93 asked 65 prominent writers what they read.
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Doing the Right Thing?
vietnam_thb.jpg In her latest documentary, Rory Kennedy ’91 examines the 1975 U.S. evacuation from South Vietnam.
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Pigskin Party
classes_nightfootball_thb.jpg More than 10,000 alumni and students watched the Bears take on Harvard on the night of September 27.
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Party Line
phone_vignet_thb.jpg Did Alexander Graham Bell steal some of these two Brown professors' ideas when he invented the telephone? 
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Fresh Ink
fresh-ink_thb.jpg New books include a collection of unnerving stories, a Caitlin Strong mystery, and a look at how melodrama shapes politics.
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