Brown University adding vice provost for arts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is adding a vice provost for the arts as part of an effort to expand the school’s focus in the area.

The school announced Friday Michael Steinberg has been appointed to the newly created position and will begin in January. He will remain in his current role as director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown through June 30. The vice provost for arts will serve as a member of the president’s cabinet.

RISD, Brown students employ design to help health-care workers fighting Ebola

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The space suit-like protective garb worn by health-care workers who treat Ebola patients rapidly overheats in West Africa’s tropical climate.

But what if the suit could be cooled down by using locally harvested rice?

The suit’s hood shields all but a health-care worker’s eyes. But what if the shield could be enlarged to reveal more of the face, allowing greater doctor-patient connection?

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Moses Brown, Brown University in partnership to rebuild Edgewood Yacht Club

Moses Brown School recently announced that it will establish a Sailing and Marine Education Center in Cranston, thanks to a $1.5 million anonymous gift.

The new center will provide a waterfront classroom for marine education and a home for the school’s championship sailing team and will accelerate a signature initiative called “MB TRIPs” – Travel, Research and Immersion Programs.

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RI Universities Seek Greater Collaboration to Launch More Businesses

Rhode Island’s independent colleges and universities are seeking greater collaboration in the areas of entrepreneurial education and venture development, according to Brown University Social Innovation Initiative Director, Alan Harlam.

“We are happy to share our knowledge, we are happy to collaborate, and we see an opportunity both in the social impact space and also outside of it to use Brown’s model of entrepreneurial education and venture development to launch more businesses,” said Harlam.

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