July/August 2014
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The Memories We're Made Of
lowry_leadthb.jpg Lois Lowry ’58 has written more than forty books, including the classic The Giver, which becomes a major movie this summer. In all of them she has been creating young characters who, despite sometimes excruciating obstacles and painful loneliness, learn that the deepest life comes from loving others.
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Tradition, Selfies, & Tweets

commleadthb4.jpg At Commencement students swamped social media with record numbers of selfies and tweets.

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Media Powerhouse
debra_lee_thb.jpgUnhappy as a lawyer, Debra Lee ’76 took a chance with Black Entertainment Television and helped turn it into a $3 billion company.
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What Education Crisis?
education_crisis_thb.jpgConsider this: What if our fear that U.S. schools are falling behind is exaggerated? Just how bad are they?
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The Oracle
Aafa_thb.jpg Poet Afaa Michael Weaver ’87 AM has been called a Walt Whitman for the twenty-first century.
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Cell Phones On
bacca2014_thb.jpg The Baccalaureate address by Nailine Nadkarni ’76 included a request for Commencement's first-ever flash tweet.
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Memory Loss
aging_brain_thb.jpgA prominent neurologist and Alzheimer's expert says we may have an exaggerated fear of the disease.
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Life in Limbo
Shrayer_thb.jpg Maxim Shrayer ’89 writes about what it meant to be a refusenik family in the USSR and the decision to come to America.
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Mentor, Teacher & Physicist
Guralnik_thb.jpg A farewell to Professor of Physics Gerald Stanford Guralnik, who died suddenly April 26 at the age of 77.
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Honored Alums
honoraries2014_thb.jpg To acknowledge the University’s 250 years, all of this year’s honorary degree recipients were Brown graduates.
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Funny Girl
TraceeEllisRoss_thb.jpg At a Commencement forum, Tracee Ellis Ross ’82 talked about the role models she learned from.
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Discoveries of All Kinds
Po_thb1.jpg Po Bhattacharyya ’14 has worked as a park ranger in south Africa, studied jellyfish in France, and hopes to start a school in India.
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End of the World
Coover_thb.jpg The Brunist Day of Wrath may be the novel that Robert Coover fans have been waiting for. So says our reviewer.
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From the President
tougaloo_thb.jpg During Brown's 250th year, a reflection on the fifty years of Brown's extraordinary partership with Tougaloo College.
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The Perfect Professor
Borts_thb.jpg Over more that 60 years at Brown, economics professor George Borts mentored generations of students.
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The Techno Evangelist

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Tyler Benster ’14 is convinced that this method of creating 3D objects with a computer printer is going to rock our world.

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You're Not From Here
Nathan_Deuel_thb.jpg After years spent in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Lebanon, a family tries to adjust to life in southern California.
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Finding a Voice
Eugenides_thb.jpg One of this year's honorary degree recipients, Jeffrey Eugenides ’82, gives aspiring writers some advice.
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The Way Out
RaunSamBath_thb.jpg At 18 months, Raun Kaufman ’95 was severly autistic. Twenty years later he graduated from Brown. How could this be?
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Solving Puzzles
Erika_thb1.jpg As a kid growing up in Hell's Kitchen, Erika López García ’14 never imagined she'd one day solve a planetary mystery.
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Balanced Sports
Wilder_thb.jpg As a mother and former pro cyclist, K.C. Wilder ’89 says that being an athlete should never mean being selfish.
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Tips for Coaching Your Kids
coachingkids_thb.jpg K.C. Wilder’s top five tips for parents guiding their children through the world of organized sports. 
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Not a Life Sentence
RaunCups_thb.jpg An interview with author Raun K. Kaufman ’95 on how he overcame autism despite dire predictions about his future.
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The Challenge of Fitting In
Saudi_thb1.jpgThe daughter of a car painter in a New York City auto shop, Saudi Garcia ’14 followed her father's vise advice.
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Dante's Poetic Numbers
Nicole_thb1.jpg When Nicole Jones ’14 studies Dante's The Divine Comedy, she checks out the great poet's math.
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Virtual and Real
Jennifer_Haley_thb.jpg In her new play, The Nether, Jennifer Haley ’05 MFA exposes the morally ambiguous corners of cyberspace.
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Ghost Story
finally_thb.jpg Artists conjure the spirits of John Whipple Potter Jenks's long-lost museum of natural history and anthropology.
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Itís Ok to Like Melody Again
Zac_Ben_thb1.jpg Ben Kutner ’14 and Zach Rufa ’14 combined music and international affairs in an unlikely opera staged at Brown.
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Color Code
commencement2014_thb.jpg Images from the medical and graduate shool Commencement ceremonies before the big event on the College Green.
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Fresh Ink
freshink_thb.jpg New books from alumni, including a look at how culture influences mental illness and photographs of Western landscapes.
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