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Congratulations to first-year student Dhruv Gaur for winning the Jeopardy College Championship! #EverTrue 🐻

Congratulations to James Forman Jr. '88 for winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction for his book "Locking Up Our Own" #EverTrue 🐻 🎉⠀

Forman won the Pulitzer for General Nonfiction for his first book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” about the role black leaders unwittingly played in the eventual mass incarceration of black men. The New York Times called Forman’s book “superb and shattering.”⠀
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Two Brown alumni — Class of 1992 graduate Andrew Sean Greer and Class of 1988 alumnus James Forman Jr. — were among the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced on Monday, April 16.⠀
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Congratulations to Andrew Sean Greer '92 for winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his book "Less" #EverTrue 🐻 🎉⠀
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Two Brown alumni — Class of 1992 graduate Andrew Sean Greer and Class of 1988 alumnus James Forman Jr. — were among the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced on Monday, April 16.⠀

The Pulitzer for Fiction went to Greer for his fifth novel, “Less,” the story of a failed novelist nearing 50 who finds a way to go on a world tour of obscure literary events to avoid attending his ex-boyfriend’s wedding. The Washington Post called the book “laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe funny,” noting that serious, even “funereal” novels are the usual Pulitzer fare. Continue reading at news.brown.edu (🔗 in bio) #BrownUniversity #PulitzerPrize

A visit to the William D'Abate Elementary School offered Brown President Christina Paxson the opportunity to meet with both D'Abate students and the Brown students who teach chess, crafts and more as part of an after-school partnership run by the University's Swearer Center. (🔗 in bio) ⠀

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On a Wednesday afternoon in April at William D’Abate Elementary School in Providence’s diverse Olneyville neighborhood, Brown President Christina Paxson looked on as more than a dozen student and staff volunteers from the University taught children chess, bingo, charades and arts and crafts.⠀

Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring, or BEAM, is one of the largest student groups at Brown’s Swearer Center — and one of its longest running. Brown’s partnership with D’Abate began in 2000, and since then, it’s grown to involve about 150 Brown student volunteers and a handful of staff coordinators.⠀

Josephine Issenman, a senior who’s volunteered with BEAM since her first year on campus, said Brown students teach after-school classes on subjects that vary from African culture to engineering to the history of political activism. Students are in residence at D’Abate every weekday afternoon during the school year and for five weeks over the summer, enriching D’Abate students’ scholastic experiences and allowing their parents to stay at work longer.⠀

Over the years, BEAM has positively affected the school’s test scores, student attendance records and teacher retention, D’Abate Principal Brent Kermen told Paxson during the visit. But BEAM staffers were quick to point out that D’Abate isn’t the only party benefiting from the partnership.⠀

“So many Brown students who volunteer here say, ‘I succeed in school, so why can’t I get the second graders to sit on the rug?’ They’re humbled by their experience here,” Betsy Shimberg, the Swearer Center’s director of student development, said.⠀

Perhaps that’s why, when one D’Abate teacher took a break from her after-school grading work to thank Paxson for making the BEAM program possible, Paxson smiled and said, “No, thank you.”⠀

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Congratulations to first-year student Dhruv Gaur for moving on to the finals of the Jeopardy College Championship! ⠀

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to root on Dhruv! #GoBruno 🐻 #BrownUniversity #EverTrue #Jeopardy

Professor Colin Channer facilitating a conversation with three of today’s visiting writers: Russell Banks, Ru Freeman, and Marlon James. 📸 photos by Literary Arts MFA @shaylalawz taking over for #internationalfictionnow #brownuniversity #brownmfa #granoffcenter #russellbanks #rufreeman #marlonjames #robertcoover

Join us for the second day of International Fiction Now, celebrating Robert Coover and the International Writers Project. Today’s readings & conversations are happening now in the Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium! #internationalfictionnow #brownuniversity #litraryarts #brownMFA

$100 million gift to Brown will name Carney Institute for Brain Science, advance discoveries and cures⠀

One of the single largest gifts in University history will drive research into brain and nerve disorders and establish one of the best-endowed brain institutes in the country. (🔗 in bio) ⠀

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A new $100 million gift to Brown University’s brain science institute from alumnus Robert J. Carney and Nancy D. Carney will drive an ambitious agenda to quicken the pace of scientific discovery and help find cures to some of the world’s most persistent and devastating diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.⠀

Carney graduated in Brown’s undergraduate Class of 1961, is a long-serving Brown trustee, and is founder and chairman of Vacation Publications Inc. Previously, he was a founder of Jet Capital Corp., a financial advisory firm, and Texas Air Corp., which owned Continental Airlines and several other airlines. Nancy Doerr Carney is a former television news producer.⠀

The Carneys’ gift changes the name of the Brown Institute for Brain Science to the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, and establishes the institute as one of the best-endowed university brain institutes in the country. Brown President Christina Paxson said the $100 million donation — one of the largest single gifts in Brown’s history — will help establish the University as a leader in devising treatments and technologies to address brain-related disease and injury.⠀

“This is a signal moment when scientists around the world are poised to solve some of the most important puzzles of the human brain,” Paxson said. “This extraordinarily generous gift will give Brown the resources to be at the forefront of this drive for new knowledge and therapies. We know that discoveries in brain science in the years to come will dramatically reshape human capabilities, and Brown will be a leader in this critical endeavor.”⠀

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Thanks to the generosity of Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney, the Brown University Institute for Brain Science will now be known as the Carney Institute for Brain Science! ⠀(🔗 in bio)

This $100M gift will allow our world-class scientists to continue the mission of unlocking the complexity of the brain and finding cures to some of the world’s most devastating diseases. ⠀

#BrownBrainScience #STEM #neuroimaging #neuroscience #brainhealth #braininjury #BrownTogether #BrownUniversity

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Brown celebrates a thriving set of partnerships with Providence schools⠀

The Fund for the Education of the Children in Providence marks its five-year anniversary this spring — but it’s just one illustration of the many ways in which Brown and the city’s schools work together to enrich educational opportunities. (🔗 in bio) ⠀

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Growing up in Providence’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, Heather Argueta felt worlds away from the Ivy League university just three miles west.⠀

The child of Guatemalan immigrants who didn’t go to college but placed a high importance on their daughters’ education, Argueta spoke Spanish at home and attended George J. West Elementary School, where most students qualify for free or low-cost lunches. At that time, few of her peers talked about college, she said, and few of her family members knew much about higher education.⠀

“I had never really thought about Brown,” she said.⠀

Yet by 2016, everything had changed. Fueled by her parents’ unflagging support, Argueta had spent two summers studying on College Hill. Then she applied to the University and was admitted. On the eve of her high school graduation, she learned she was one of 20 Providence seniors who had been awarded Brown’s Fund for the Education of the Children in Providence scholarship.⠀

“Thinking about college tuition can be really scary when you come from a low-income background,” said Argueta, now a sophomore at Brown concentrating in health and human biology and Italian studies. “Knowing I had support from Brown to invest in books and other things I needed for my classes was a huge relief.”⠀

The scholarship is among many community engagement efforts that Brown has grown in recent years to help meet the educational needs of the children of Providence. In 2017 alone, Brown spent $840,000 and logged thousands of student, faculty and staff volunteer hours on initiatives to provide impactful experiences for Providence kids, influence their educational outcomes and enhance their access to Brown and colleges across the country.⠀

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