Study: Brown has one of best Master’s in Computer Science degree programs


PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 12 on College Choice’s 2016 list of the 50 Best Master’s in Computer Science degree programs.

Master’s students within Brown’s program have a choice between a thesis, project or coursework only track.

College Choice’s rankings were based on cost of tuition, average salary of recent graduates and the school’s overall academic reputation. College websites, statistics and ranking websites provided this information. Brown’s total tuition is $50,224.

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Study: Brown’s women’s studies program among top 50 in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has one of the best women’s studies programs in the country, according to College Choice.

The college search and rankings website released a list on Wednesday ranking the “50 Best Women’s Studies Programs in the U.S.”

Brown University ranked 23rd.

Brown University was praised for its consistently strong rankings and notable and successful alumni. It was recognized for its its Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, as well as the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women which manages archives and collections on women and feminist history and publishes “differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies” three times a year.

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Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Hope Hospice extend affiliation


PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island announced a renewed and expanded affiliation for five additional years.

This agreement formalizes the very strong relationship we have with the medical school, our commitment to train physicians and future physicians in hospice and palliative care and the medical school’s recognition that this kind of education is an important part of training, Dr. Ed Martin, chief medical officer at Hope Hospice RI, said in a phone interview with Providence Business News. The two organizations, which first affiliated in 2012, have long collaborated in providing training every year.

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Meeting of the minds leads to brain science technology venture


After researchers spent years developing an artificial intelligence technology to monitor lab animal behavior, a team of recently graduated entrepreneurs is investigating its commercial potential.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Brown undergraduates Adrienne Tran and Max Song didn’t just take Thomas Serre’s machine vision course in Fall 2015 – they ultimately took an innovation from his lab to consider its potential for commercialization.

The technology, which Serre’s lab has developed with Brown colleague Kevin Bath over the last several years, automates the observation of research animals. Normally students and other research assistants must painstakingly review hours of video footage to determine when and for how long a mouse sleeps, wakes, feeds, drinks, grooms another mouse, nurses its pups and so on. Those factors are key to understanding the potential effects of an experimental intervention on the mouse’s behavior.

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