March/April 2015
Front Page
Vietnam Through a Lens
viet_train.jpg Since the U.S. war in Vietnam ended with the fall of Saigon forty years ago, the country has faded from the memory of most Americans. Over the past 25 years, photographer Catherine Karnow ’82 has been building a body of work to ensure that Vietnam and its people will never recede completely into the history books.
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All Kinds of Doctors
bright_thb.jpg Cedric Bright ’85 hopes to change medicine by getting more minority and low-income students through medical school.
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Art and Science
magritte_thb.jpg A Nobel Prize laureate argues that the work of artists and scientists is more alike than you might think.
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Theater of the Oblique
sarah_ruhl_thb.jpg Playwright and Pulitzer finalist Sara Ruhl ’97, ’01 MFA says that what the theater needs is more bad plays.
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Cost of College
cost_of_college_thb.jpg Despite facing $6.7 million of red ink, Brown improves access by raising its financial aid budget 8 percent.
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High Priestess of Soul
nina_simone_thb.jpg Nina Simone is the subject of the latest documentary by Liz Garbus '92, who says making it was “a worldwide scavenger hunt."
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A Second Look at Torture

rizzo_thb.jpg After the release of the Senate torture report, we ask: what did John Rizzo ’69 know and when did he know it?

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Captured Moments
helena_thb.jpg Painter Helena Wurzel ’03 creates works that tell stories of women in moments of self-reflection and celebration.
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Who's a Slut?
leora_thb.jpg Leora Tanenbaum ’91 on the danger to girls growing up under the scrutiny of smart phones and social media sites.
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Furniture Their Way
kalon_studios_thb.jpg Kalon Studios sells upscale furniture made by New England craftspeople out of sustainable wood.
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30 Chews
willia_powers_thb.jpg William Powers ’93 moves to New York City and asks: is it possible to live a slow life in a fast city?
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Rise of the Machines
rise_of_robots_thb.jpg When will all these robots control us? A scientist addresses our fear of artificial intelligence.
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From the President
topping_off_thb.jpg President Paxson and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza celebrate a new building for the Department of Applied Mathematics.
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Excuse Me, Miss.
jamesbrown_thb.jpg One day in 1984, singer James Brown dropped by WBRU. Here's the advice he gave me.
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Seen, Not Heard
marceline_hugot_thb.jpg Marceline Hugot ’82 was Kathy Geiss on 30 Rock, one of many roles in which she couldn't speak.
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Candlelight Vigil

UNCvigil1_thb.jpg Honoring three Arab-American students massacred in February in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Home Invaders
sardinia_thb.jpg Archaeologist Peter Van Dommelen looks for clues about life in ancient Sardinia one spadeful at a time.
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Hoop Schemes
muir_thb.jpg Bernard Muir ’90 and Arthur Jackson ’90 were basketball co-captains. Here they are 25 years later.
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On the RISE
johnny_skye_thb.jpg Jonny Skye ’95 helps children of incarcerated parents overcome the mistakes of their parents and thrive.
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Lunkhead
vanya_play_thb.jpg Tyler Lansing Weaks ‘12 MFA was buff as Spike in Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
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The Sunset Gene
myc2_thb.jpg Can turning off a single cell help us live longer? Biology professor John Sedivy has done it mice.
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On the Mend
trivedi_thb.jpg A Brown researcher believes he's found an early sign that health care is becoming more equal.
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A Strange Friendship
harrykiakis_thb.jpg Harry Kiakis ’53 recalls his relationship with author Henry Miller, which was complicated and ended badly.
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Nature's Crystals
snowflakes_thb.jpg This winter, New England's worst, saw billions of snowflakes wreak havoc on campus.
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Fresh Ink
fresh_ink_bks.jpg A novel for young adults, a defense of reading literature in world of tweets, and a post-apocalyptic thriller.
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