Brown University

Brown University is a private university in Providence, Rhode Island founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island. Brown is the 3rd oldest institution of higher learning in the Eastern United States. Brown offered the first undergraduate program in Engineering in the United States. Brown University is one of the most selective universities in the U.S., for selecting students for admissions. Ranking factors include, grades, test scores, interests and possibility of success. Brown University is ranked in the top 50 of universities for peer review and research rankings. Brown University has both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate level has approximately 50 different degree programs. Brown is the first university to offer a degree in Egyptology in the US. The Warren Alpert Medical School is ranked 23rd in the nation for primary care. Admittance to the medical school is highly competitive for the 94 spots available each year.

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Box R, 38 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Reconstructing the African humid period

During the end of the last ice age, there were dramatic changes in rainfall across a vast swath of Africa. As the world's large ice sheets receded in northern and southern latitudes, rainfall in much of Africa ...

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'Sleeping dogs' threaten the genome as we age

The genomes of many organisms, humans included, are littered with repetitive sequences of DNA called retrotransposons. In a new "Perspective" in the journal Science, four biologists write that while most r ...

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Separate and unequal in suburbia

A new research brief from the US2010 Project probes the status of minorities in American suburbs. Suburbs in 2010 were as racially and ethnically diverse as were central cities in 1980, and that diversity is still increasing. ...

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Paramecia need Newton for navigation

While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that sensory system for simple navigation, new research finds. The work suggests that the ability ...

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Researchers track ammonium source in open ocean

To understand the extent to which human activities are polluting Earth's atmosphere and oceans, it's important to distinguish human-made pollutants from compounds that occur naturally. A recent study co-authored ...

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Measuring the height of the world's forests

If we know the height of the world's forests, then we can estimate how much carbon they store. That will improve our understanding of how forests interact with the atmosphere and their role in mitigating ...

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