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Brown University

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NameBrown University
Latin nameUniversitas Brunensis
MottoIn Deo Speramus (Latin)
Motto in EnglishIn God We Hope
EndowmentUS $2.18 Billion
ChancellorThomas J. Tisch
PresidentRuth J. Simmons
Faculty682 full-time
200 Humanities
137 Bio/Medical
188 Physical Sciences
157 Social Sciences
Under graduates6,316
Post graduates2,333 (410 medical)
CityUS Providence
StateRhode Island
CountryUnited States
143 acres (579,000 m2)
Sports37 varsity teams
Ivy League
NCAA Division I
Colors  Seal brown
  Cardinal red
Athletic nicknameBrown Bears

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Brown University is a private, Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760 1820), Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.

Brown was the first college in the nation to accept students regardless of religious affiliation. Academically, Brown consists of The College, Graduate School, Alpert Medical School, and the School of Engineering. Brown's international programs are organized through the Watson Institute for International Studies. The New Curriculum, instituted in 1969, eliminated distribution requirements and allows any course to be taken on a satisfactory/no credit basis. In addition, there are no pluses or minuses in the letter grading system, and students do not have a grade point average. The school has the oldest undergraduate engineering program in the Ivy League (1847). Pembroke College, Brown's women's college, merged with the university in 1971. While Brown is considered a small research university with 689 full-time faculty and 2,000 graduate students, five of its professors and two of its alumni have been honored as Nobel Laureates. The faculty added 100 new professors in the past 10 years under the Boldly Brown campaign.

Completed concentrations of undergraduates by area are Social Sciences (42%), Humanities (26%), Life Sciences (17%), and the Physical Sciences (14%).

Brown's main campus is located on College Hill on the East Side of Providence. Several of the buildings on the Brown campus from its founding 18th century period through the 20th century offer fine representation of the Georgian style of American colonial era architecture. The university's 37 varsity athletic teams are known as the Brown Bears. The school colors are seal brown, cardinal red, and white. Brown's mascot is the bear, which dates back to 1904. The costumed mascot named "Bruno" frequently makes appearances at athletic games. People associated with the University are known as Brunonians.

Serving since 2001 as Brown's 18th president, Ruth J. Simmons is the first permanent female president of the university. She is also the first African American and second female president of an Ivy League institution, although she announced on September 15, 2011 that she will step down at the end of the fiscal year. President Simmons will remain as a Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative Literature.

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Colleges come to terms with slave-owning pasts - CNN International Tweet this news
CNN International--In 2003, -Brown University- was the first to publicly study it. A memorial is now being built. (CNN) -- Last March, a crowd of nearly 100 gathered in Williamsburg, Virginia, for an all-day symposium about slavery and reconciliation. ... - Date : Mon, 23 May 2011 15:58:34 GMT+00:00
Full Results from the Brown Invitational - Tweet this news the men's and women's 400 meter dash and led four winners for UMass Lowell Saturday at the -Brown University- Invitational. Whie won the men's 400 in 48.68 seconds and led three River Hawks in the top five places - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:55:03 GMT+00:00
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Bellingham Herald--The Pioneers football standout recently officially enrolled at -Brown University- where he plans to play next season. Cragle made a verbal commitment to the program in February pending admission, but because Ivy League schools don' - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:03:58 GMT+00:00
Malvern Prep's Ben Maurey Will Play Soccer for Brown University - Tweet this news Prep's Ben Maurey will head to Rhode Island in the fall to attend -Brown University-. Malvern Prep A four-year varsity starter for coach Leighton Walters, Maurey was a team captain and was a starter on the Pennsylvania State Team t - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:36:42 GMT+00:00
Interfacing the Brain with Computers - Big Think (blog) Tweet this news
Big Think (blog)--Renowned scientist and professor of neurology at -Brown University-, John Donoghue has made incredible advances in interfacing the human brain with computers, allowing paralyzed people to move objects by simply using their imagination. . - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:31:05 GMT+00:00
Emma Watson to return to Brown in Sept. - Providence Eyewitness News Tweet this news
Providence Eyewitness News--(WPRI/AP) - Once Emma Watson has finished helping promote the final two Harry Potter films she co-stars in, she'll be returning to -Brown University- in Providence to finish her college studies. Watson enrolled in Brown&ap - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 02:09:02 GMT+00:00
Mark Schlissel named provost of Brown University - UC Berkeley Tweet this news
UC Berkeley--By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | April 5, 2011 BERKELEY Mark Schlissel, UC Berkeley's dean of biological sciences in the College of Letters & Science, will become the 11th provost of -Brown University- starting July 1, -Brown U - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:13:51 GMT+00:00
Brown names U. of California dean to be 11th provost - Providence Journal Tweet this news
Providence Journal--By Bryan Rourke PROVIDENCE -Brown University- has a new provost: Mark S. Schlissel. Now dean of biological sciences at the University of California-Berkeley, Schlissel will become Brown's 11th provost on July 1, succeeding David - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 01:07:22 GMT+00:00
Historians take an unflinching look at RI's ties to slavery - Providence Journal Tweet this news
Providence Journal--They are presenting their views this week at a three-day conference at -Brown University- and Harvard University. Mill workers in Rhode Island made cloth from slave-grown cotton. In some places, the cotton was spun into blankets or clo - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 02:04:19 GMT+00:00
Virus that causes cold sores linked to Alzheimer's - USA Today Tweet this news
USA Today--Scientists from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, -Brown University- and House Ear Institute in Los Angeles have developed a new lab technique that helps them observe how herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) ... - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 23:40:28 GMT+00:00

Brown University

SchoolsThe College of Brown University * Brown University Graduate School * Alpert Medical School
Research CentersPembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women * Watson Institute for International Studies
AthleticsIvy League * Brown Bears * Brown Stadium * Meehan Auditorium * Pizzitola Sports Center * Stevenson Field
CampusBuildings * Statues * Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology * Ladd Observatory * John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library * Sciences Library * John Carter Brown Library * John Hay Library * University Hall * Van Wickle Gates
HistoryHistory of Brown University * List of Brown University people * Alumni * Faculty * Presidents
Student LifeTraditions * Alma Mater * Brown Daily Herald * Brown Journal of World Affairs * WBRU * Brown Student & Community Radio * Brown Television * The Brown Jug
OrganizationsBrown Band * University Orchestra * Opera Productions * The Chattertocks of Brown University * Badmaash Dance Company * Sarah Doyle Women's Center * University Mock Trial

Ivy League

Big Red
Big Green
University of

ECAC Hockey

Brown Bears (Meehan Auditorium) * Clarkson Golden Knights (Cheel Arena) * Colgate Raiders (Starr Rink) * Cornell Big Red (Lynah Rink) * Dartmouth Big Green (Thompson Arena) * Harvard Crimson (Bright Hockey Center) * Princeton Tigers (Hobey Baker Memorial Rink) * Quinnipiac Bobcats (TD Bank Sports Center) * Rensselaer Engineers (Houston Field House) * St. Lawrence Saints (Appleton Arena) * Union Dutchmen (Achilles Rink) * Yale Bulldogs (Ingalls Rink)

Association of American Universities (AAU)

PublicArizona * University of California (Berkeley, * Davis, * Irvine, * Los Angeles, * San Diego, * Santa Barbara) * Colorado * Florida * Georgia Tech * Illinois * Indiana * Iowa * Iowa State * Kansas * Maryland * Michigan * Michigan State * Minnesota * Missouri * Nebraska * State University of New York (Buffalo, * Stony Brook) * North Carolina * Ohio State * Oregon * Penn State * Pittsburgh * Purdue * Rutgers * Texas * Texas A&M * Virginia * Washington * Wisconsin
PrivateBrandeis * Brown * Caltech * Carnegie Mellon * Case Western * Chicago * Columbia * Cornell * Duke * Emory * Harvard * Johns Hopkins * MIT * Northwestern * NYU * Penn * Princeton * Rice * Rochester * USC * Stanford * Syracuse * Tulane * Vanderbilt * Wash U * Yale
CanadianMcGill * Toronto

Universities Research Association (URA)

United StatesAlabama * Arizona * Arizona State * Boston University * Brown * Buffalo * University of California (Berkeley, * Davis, * Irvine, * Los Angeles, * Riverside, * Santa Barbara, * San Diego) * Caltech * Carnegie Mellon * Case Western Reserve * Chicago * Colorado * Columbia * Cornell * Duke * Florida * Florida State * Harvard * Hawaii * Houston * IIT * Illinois * Indiana * Iowa * Iowa State * Johns Hopkins * LSU * Maryland * MIT * Michigan * Michigan State * Minnesota * Nebraska * New Mexico * New Mexico State * North Carolina * North Texas * Northeastern * Northern Illinois * Northwestern * Notre Dame * Ohio State * Oklahoma * Oregon * Penn * Penn State * Pittsburgh * Princeton * Purdue * Rice * Rochester * Rockefeller * Rutgers * SMU * South Carolina * Stanford * Stony Brook * Syracuse * Tennessee * University of Texas (Arlington, * Austin, * Dallas) * Texas A&M * Texas Tech * Tufts * Tulane * UIC * Utah * Vanderbilt * Virginia * Virginia Tech * Washington * Washington University * Wayne State * William & Mary * Wisconsin * Yale
InternationalMcGill * Pisa * Toronto * Waseda

568 Group

Amherst * Boston College * Brown * Claremont McKenna * Columbia * Cornell * Dartmouth * Davidson * Duke * Emory * Georgetown * Haverford * MIT * Middlebury * Northwestern * Notre Dame * Penn * Pomona * Rice * Swarthmore * University of Chicago * University of Rochester * Vanderbilt * Wake Forest * Wellesley * Wesleyan * Williams

Presidents of Brown University

Manning * Maxcy * Messer * Wayland * Sears * Caswell * Robinson * Andrews * Faunce * Barbour * Wriston * Keeney * Heffner * Hornig * Swearer * Gregorian * Gee * Simmons

Ivy League presidents

Ruth J.
David J.
Jim Yong
Drew Gilpin
Shirley M.

Colleges and universities in Rhode Island

Public institutionsCCRI * Naval War College * Rhode Island College * University of Rhode Island
Private institutionsBrown * Bryant * Johnson & Wales * New England Tech * Providence * RISD * Roger Williams * Salve Regina
Graduate and professional
Alpert Medical School * Brown University Graduate School * Roger Williams University School of Law

Sports teams based in New England

BaseballAL: Boston Red Sox * IL: Pawtucket Red Sox * EL: New Britain Rock Cats * New Hampshire Fisher Cats * Portland Sea Dogs * NYPL: Lowell Spinners * Vermont Lake Monsters * ALPB: Bridgeport Bluefish * Can-Am: Brockton Rox * American Defenders of New Hampshire * Worcester Tornadoes
BasketballNBA: Boston Celtics * WNBA: Connecticut Sun * D-League: Maine Red Claws * Springfield Armor * PBL: Manchester Millrats * Vermont Frost Heaves
FootballNFL: New England Patriots * af2: Manchester Wolves * IWFL: Boston Militia * Connecticut Crushers * Holyoke Hurricanes * Manchester Freedom * New England Intensity * Southern Maine Rebels * USIFL: New England Surge * WFA: Connecticut Cyclones
HockeyNHL: Boston Bruins * AHL: Bridgeport Sound Tigers * Hartford Wolf Pack * Lowell Devils * Manchester Monarchs * Portland Pirates * Providence Bruins * Springfield Falcons * Worcester Sharks * QMJHL: Lewiston Maineiacs * EPHL: Danbury Mad Hatters * New Hampshire Freeze
SoccerMLS: New England Revolution * WPS: Boston Breakers * USL-2: Western Mass Pioneers * PDL: New Hampshire Phantoms * Rhode Island Stingrays * NPSL: Boston Aztec * Maine Sting * W-League: Boston Renegades * Connecticut Passion * Western Mass Lady Pioneers * WPSL: Bay State Select * Boston Aztec Women * Maine Tide * Massachusetts Stingers * New England Mutiny * SoccerPlus Connecticut
LacrosseMLL: Boston Cannons * NLL: Boston Blazers
SoftballNPF: New England Riptide
Rugby leagueAMNRL: Connecticut Wildcats * New Haven Warriors
Rugby unionNERFU: Harvard Business School RFC RSL: Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC * Boston RFC
TennisWTT: Boston Lobsters
College athletics
(NCAA Div. I)
AIC (ice hockey) * Bentley (ice hockey) * Boston College * Boston University * Brown * Bryant * Central Connecticut * UConn * Dartmouth * Fairfield * Hartford * Harvard * Holy Cross * Maine * Merrimack (ice hockey) * UMass * UMass Lowell (ice hockey) * New Hampshire * Northeastern * Providence * Rhode Island * Quinnipiac * Sacred Heart * Vermont * Yale
Gaelic gamesBoston GAA: Hurling * Gaelic football

Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges

BU * Brown * Columbia * Cornell * Dartmouth * Georgetown * Harvard * Holy Cross *
MIT * Navy * Northeastern * Penn * Princeton * Rutgers * Syracuse * Wisconsin * Yale

Colonial Colleges

Brown * Columbia * Dartmouth * Harvard * Penn * Princeton * Rutgers * William & Mary * Yale

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