July/August 2015
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"You Can Survive Without a Lot of Stuff"
G_Maris_Jones_lead.jpg After her family lost everything in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, G. Maris Jones ’15 learned how to swing a hammer to help her family rebuild their home. As they struggled to rebuild their lives, she suggested she give up her nearly decade-long dream of getting a Brown degree. Her parents refused, and this May, Jones's dream came true.
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Too Quick to Judge?
Begley_thb.jpg Research by Hannah Begley ’15 suggests juries may be quicker to convict on weak evidence for child pornography charges.
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A Malaria Vaccine
Hilton_thb.jpg Seventy-eight percent of African malaria victims are children under the age of five. Nicholas Hilton ’15 wants to change that.
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The Passionate Historian
Barry_thb.jpg After Hurricane Katrina, John Barry ’68 helped sue oil and gas companies to restore the wetland buffer they'd destroyed.
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Cookbooks
louella_teaching_thb.jpg While at Brown, Louella Hill ’04 crusaded for small farms and local food. Now she wants to teach you how to make cheese.
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Music Is What I Do

Lawrence_thb.jpg Clyde Lawrence ’15 wrote music for Miss Congeniality at age 6. He's also written for Hugh Grant and jammed with Steven Tyler.

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The Next Big Fruit Juice?
Linh_thb.jpg Linh Tran ’15 spent two years helpingfruit growers in her native Vietnan. She hopes you'll soon be drinking their fruit juice.
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How to Talk to Teens
Kimokoti_thb.jpg Sandra Kimokoti ’15 spent summer of her junior year in Kenya using sport to help girls open up about the challenges in their lives.
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Unusual Road to Campus

Ricci_thb.jpg A single dad and a U.S. Navy veteran of nuclear submarines, Matthew Ricci ’15 is not your typical Brown student.

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Botanical Portrait
adriana_zavala_thb.jpg Thanks to museum curator Adriana Zavala ’96 AM, ’01 PhD, painter Frida Kahlo’s garden has come to life in the Bronx.
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On the Beach
antonia_van_der_thb.jpg Former Coastal Living editor-in-chief Antonia van der Meer ’79 on why summer beach houses make us so darn happy.
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Tribeca Debut
renzi_thb.jpg Franny, the first feature film by Andrew Renzi ’07 stars Richard Gere as a wealthy, drug-addicted eccentric.
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Old Questions, New Answers
elms_opener_thb.jpg Didn't make it to campus for commencement and reunions this year? Here's a quick wrap-up.
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Heroes & Villains
christos_gage_thb.jpg Christos Gage ’93 was a key writer for the dark series Marvel’s Daredevil, a recent groundbreaking Netflix sensation.
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Regional Theater Matters
laura_kepley_thb.jpg Laura Kepley ‘05 MFA is the artistic director of the Cleveland Play House, winner of the 2015 Regional Theater Tony Award.
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Dreams of Gold
emily_shoot_thb.jpg When Emily Bourdeau ’10 wants to make the U.S. Olympic Team in a most unusual event: the modern pentathlon.
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Honoring Pioneers
honorary_thb.jpg This year’s honorary degree recipients include education innovators, an astronaut, and a scientist who helped save the ozone.
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From the President
350rap_thb.jpg Christina Paxson looks back at a year of forward momentum and vows to maintain Brown's foward progress.
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A Challenge to Graduates

baccalaureate_thb.jpg At Baccalaureate, longtime San Franciso State president Robert Corrigan ’57 urged seniors to hang on to their moral conviction.

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A Range of Ideas

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From fixing health care to finding yourself, there's no such thing as a typical Commencement forum.

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This Way Out
Upward_Spiral_bk.jpg Neuroscientist Alex Korb ’02 explains wh the most obvious steps for combating depression really do work.
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Life's Lessons
class-of-1980_thb.jpg At its 35th reunion, the class of 1980 told stories of success, failure, second chances, and the surprises that can change a life.
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Art and Memory
finally_thb.jpg After a hundred-year-old elm was felled at the Nightingale-Brown House, an artist carved a tribute from the wood.
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Fresh Ink
fresh_ink_thb.jpg A son on the death of his parents, African American girls in the Great Migration, and a romantic deals with all things French.
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Rowing Replay
womens_crew_thb.jpg Brown Women's big win at the 2015 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships.
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Game Day
game.day.jpg Sports highlights from the past two months include alumni who are getting their chance in professional sports.
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