Last year the Simmons administration announced its intention to “internationalize” Brown more, and in January former Harvard international law professor David Kennedy ’76 took office as vice president for international affairs.

In December Provost David Kertzer ’69 announced that six faculty would receive seed grants totaling $85,000 for international projects, including a global health study, research on Brazilian slums, and collaborations with gender-studies and computational-mathematics researchers at Nanjing University in China.

With a Fulbright grant, anthropologist Matthew Gutmann will study Mexicans’ thinking about democracy, the armed forces, and masculinity. The same Fulbright program will bring to campus scholars from Argentina Korea, and China.

Twelve million Americans will need long-term care by 2020, and the National Institute on Aging awarded Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research $10 million to create a national database so researchers can study the problem.