May/June 2016
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This Is Who We Are
Lead_thumbA.jpg For many Brown undergraduates, a single academic concentration can't contain their intellectual and moral curiosity. A classroom becomes only one place to learn. Here are the stories of eight graduating seniors: where they came from and how they are finding their way, sometimes despite significant obstacles.
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From the Ground Up

Hoover_thb.jpg Elizabeth Hoover ’03 AM, ’10 PhD is revising the ethics of anthropology and strengthening Native communities.

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Keeping Biology Real

plantfile_thb.jpg Locked away for more than four decades, all but forgotten in a flooding basement, an academic treasure lives again.

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What a Weekend!

BigWeekend_thb.jpg Party Pix: A slide show of highlights from the Commencement and Reunion festivities of 2016

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The Snap of Ginger
MANI_thb.jpg Entrepreneurs Nico Enriquez '16 and Max Easton '16 juggled school and business to make Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer.
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Feeling Supported
JACQ_thb.jpg Comp lit concentrator Jacqueline Rice '16 is as comfortable with Virgil as with contemporary Caribbean poetry.
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Letting Go

JOE_thb.jpg A brain injury forced Joe Sharkey '16 to give up basketball. It also helped him discover what his real dream might be.

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"This Is Going To Be You!"
JAME_thb.jpg Physics concentrator Jamelle Watson-Daniels '16 wanted to know why so few women of color study the hard sciences.
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The Affable Leader

NIYO_thb.jpg Anthropology concentrator Niyo Moraza-Keeswood ’16 says that Brown was where he could finally take pride in his identity.

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Follow the Money

SOPH_thb.jpg Sophie Purdom ’16 believes that the best way to combat climate change is by joining business, not opposing it.

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Finding My Place

CHRI_thb.jpg When Texan Christina Mata '16 spent a year studying in Italy, she learned how to confront her fears.

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Copenhagen's Ambassador

RufusGifford_thb.jpg When he agreed to star in a Danish TV reality show, Rufus Gifford ’96 took the role of emissary to a new level.

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Analyzing Fame

Zadie_thb.jpg In a campus talk, the English writer Zadie Smith uses Martin Buber to make sense of Justin Bieber.

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De Niros Dad

RobertDeNiro_thb.jpg Robert De Niro and director Perri Peltz ’82 tells students why they made a documentary about De Niro's artist father.

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Beyond the Court

BillReynolds_thb.jpg Longtime Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds ’68 chronicles a season with a Providence inner-city high-school team.

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Extreme Pilot

Wilson_thb.jpg As a prouction test pilot, Emily Biss Wilson ’96 flies jumbo jets before they're sent to the airlines who bought them.

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Bambi's Creator
Tyrus_thb.jpg Pamela Tom ’83 wrote, directed, and produced a new documentary about the lead artist on the Disney classic Bambi.
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Lending a Hand

PoVSunny_thb.jpg After the suicide of Sunil Tripathi ’13, his siblings find some comfort in a mission to save other depressed students.

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From the President
Paxson_Tsinghua_thb.jpg How Brown's strategy for global engagement broadcasts its commitment to open inquiry.
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Dancing Forever
ADLI_NYC_thb.jpg Dance Director Juli Stranderg takes Rhode Island dancers to work at Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance studio.
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Lot of Laughs

LukeCunningham_thb.jpg After writing 40 jokes a day for The Tnight Show, Luke Cunningham ’01 quit to write a sitcom.

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Iwo Jima Journal

Hotaling_thb.jpg The World War II foxhole writings of a Navy chaplain showed his desire to help others find peace in the middle of the carnage.

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Fit Body, Fit Mind

ABrager_thb.jpg Neuroscientist Allison Brager ’07 brings her love of extreme sport into her scientific research—and vice versa.

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Virtual Diagnosis

Knoche_thb.jpg Anne Knoche ’78 developed software that allows healthcare providers to diagnose simulated patients before tackling real ones.

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An Unlikely Hope

Harper_bookthb.jpg A new novel by Rachel M. Harper ’94 describes a Providence that few Brunonians get to see.

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Refugee Aid
Syria_thb.jpg Troubled by the Syrian crisis, Brown professors and students head to region to try and help refugees.
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Byte Learning

Tariq_thb.jpg Tariq Fancy ’01 provides tablet computers, preloaded with curated free content, to kids who can’t afford books.

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War Stories

flight_suit_thb2.jpg After decades without a "thank you for your service," Vietnam vets get some long overdue attention.

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Shadow Play
1941_thb.jpg Marc Wortman ’78 writes a faced-paced narrative about the twisted path toward U.S. involvement in World War II.
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Sports Highlights
Tackle_thb.jpg A post-season basketball tournament and tackle-free football practices could change Ivy League sports.
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Singin' with Kristin
PPAC_backstage_thb.jpg For one night in downtown Providence, Brown voice students were backup singers for actress Kristin Chenoweth.
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