Impact: Research at Brown

Impact is a magazine devoted solely to the University’s research. It tells the stories of faculty and student achievements, and their influence in solving critical problems in the world through their exploration.

An ever-expanding initiative of Brown scholars, young volunteers, and Native American leaders, the online repository Stolen Relations has recovered thousands of records of Indigenous enslavement in the Americas, drawing increased attention to a topic rarely broached in school history lessons.
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Internationally renowned anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker Lina Fruzzetti, Brown’s first tenured woman of color, retires after joining the anthropology department in 1975.
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Research Briefs

A compendium of recent highlights of Brown research


A closer look at researchers and projects gaining wider influence

Fifteen years after its initial publication, Brown’s watershed Slavery and Justice Report has been reinvigorated, and the Simmons Center is changing how the world learns about the legacies of slavery.
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Future Impact

Dean Jain leads Brown to a future of integrated biomedical research.

Finding a shared North Star for Brown, Lifespan, and Care New England during his first year at Brown, Dean Jain looks forward to integrating their research activities and benefiting patients in the Providence community and beyond.

Brown Invents

Brown faculty and student inventors benefit society through their research, discoveries, and patents.

Immersive Research

Undergraduates gain advanced research skills through applied internship and fellowship programs.