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For Christina Des Vaux ’06, business can be the way to save a culture.
Frames & Boxes
John Feidelson ’78 makes objects partially rooted in his independent concentration at Brown.
A Little Insane
Justin Metcalfe ’95 makes doorknobs with soul.
Old World Online
After the economy tanked, Julia Berger ’91 revised her business plan.
Want to support fellow alumni while shopping for that perfect gift? The BAM’s fourth annual holiday gift guide celebrates the imagination and craftsmanship of Brown alums. This year we tell the stories of four of the people behind the products. They’re artisans and entrepreneurs out to make a profit and preserve old customs.
Lighting the Way
Having grown up on the Navajo reservation, she wasn’t sure how she’d do at Brown. Now she’s back on the rez helping others get into college. WINIFRED JUMBO '10
Real Estate with a Conscience
Her mother found property for the rich. This real estate agent finds homes for nonprofit groups. Suzanne Sunshine '85
Archaeologist Donald Ariel '76, of Israel's Antiquities Authority, says coins are a window into ancient civilizations.
Hooked on History
One man’s obsession with the history of Americans held in World War II Japanese POW camps. ROGER MANSELL '57
Faunce House was furnished with mahogany coffee tables and upholstered chairs. Pembrokers were welcome, and it was a prime spot to bring a date.
Rooms with a View
The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center is the new place for students to hang, eat, study, talk, doze, and take on the hard work of growing up.
All That Glitters
Rockefeller and I
Watch Your Language
Rock Star Prof
Music for Everyone
Boston Landmarks Orchestra founder and conductor Charles A. Ansbacher '65, who died in September, wanted all of us to hear classical music performed live and free of charge.
When U2 performed in Vancover five years ago, Bono invited Greenpeace cofounder Dorothy Rabinowitz Stowe '42 backstage to tell her how Greenpeace first turned him into an activist. Stowe died in July.
Obituaries from the November/December 2010 issue.
Geeking Up Football
With Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz ’96 may be doing to football what Bill James did to baseball.
The football team made history on September 24 with its first-ever game under lights at Brown Stadium and Gus White '57 is honored.
Tennis stars Bianca ’11 and Carissa ’12 Aboubakare could be the Ivy League’s Williams sisters.
Don't Forget to Play
Sometimes great discoveries are made in the most peculiar ways.
Upon This Rock
A little-noticed artifact beneath the Brown Bear.
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer '91's Claire Dunphy waxes nostalgic when her Modern Family husband finally agrees to sell their old station wagon on the opening episode of the ABC hit sitcom this fall.
Ed Shein ’66 may not be your typical art collector, but his collection of American modernists is redefining art history.
“I think my work is stunning,” says knitwear designer Kevin Kramp ’02, “and I want you to be stunned.”
Sometimes fact is more touching than fiction. Jeff Fine '83 says his new film is based loosely on his experience at Brown.
TV's Drama Queen
Playwright Bridget Carpenter ’92, ’95 MFA has proven with Friday Night Lights that some of America’s best theater can be found on television dramas.
Bear with Him
Former classics concentrator Tim Blake Nelson ’86 says a very special philosophy professor inspired his new comedy, "Leaves of Grass."
Brown scientists create an artificial ovary that should help couples trying to conceive. It might also help us better understand cancer.
Today’s teens don’t get enough shut-eye. So how much should they get? Psychiatry professor Mary Carskadon has advice for parents trying to answer that question.
Happy birthday, John Hay Library.
Give Me an A
Ethnomusicologist Kiri Miller says Guitar Hero and Rock Band are more than a way of passing time. They're creating a whole new generation of music appreciators.
Novelist Edwidge Danticat '93 MFA reads from her novel The Dew Breakers and asks, "What does a book about an old Haitian torturer have to do with you?"
Perspectives on Race
Three generations of African Americans reflect on their Brown experience. How has it changed and how has it stayed the same?