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BETTER METHOD: Carl Saab, an associate professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and a team of Brown researchers have developed and patented a new way to diagnose and manage pain.
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Brown researchers find brain waves an accurate method for measuring pain

A team of Brown University researchers has developed and patented a new, objective measure of pain using a noninvasive electroencephalograph of theta-band brain waves,...
ON TUESDAY, Brown University announced the receipt of a $31.6 million gift from Diana Nelson and John Atwater. More than half of the gift will fund the creation of an open plan lobby in the school's soon-to-be-built performing arts center. The couple are pictured earlier this year at the 2018 Big Bang Gala benefiting the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. / PHOTO BY DREW ALTIZER PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $31.6M gift for performing arts center lobby, other initiatives

PROVIDENCE - Brown University welcomed a $31.6 million gift to fund a central convening space for the university's new performing arts center planned for...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...

Four in region among top ‘green colleges’

Four schools in the region made The Princeton Review’s latest list of the nation’s top “green colleges,” including one, Brown University, that cracked the...
FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...
A RICH, AND NOW PROSPEROUS HISTORY: From left, Tom Parrish, executive director; Meg Donnelly, cutter/draper; Curt Columbus, artistic director; and Amanda Downing Carney, costume shop director, review costumes for the upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol.”   
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

Trinity Rep educates, stimulates on road to fiscal security

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a midsize company: Trinity Repertory CompanyFounded in 1963 and housed in a former vaudeville space, Trinity Repertory Company...

Student activist group files climate-change lawsuit against R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Student group Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to force the state to comply with its petition...
DYNAMIC DIRECTION: Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University, in the Bruhn Room in the university’s John Hay Library. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Paxson charts Brown’s future in collaborative effort

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Business leadership: Christina H. Paxson, president, Brown UniversityChristina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, knows “you can’t just do...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Christina H. Paxson addresses the crowd at PBN's 18th Business Excellence Awards program, held Wednesday evening at the Omni Hotel Providence. Paxson received the program's top honor for Business Leadership. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Paxson, Babineau lead honorees at PBN 2018 Business Excellence Awards

PROVIDENCE – With more than 225 of the region’s business leaders in attendance, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson and Lifespan President and CEO...

New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University.The film,...
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