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Welcome to the Office of Government Relations and Community Affairs at Brown University. We serve as liaison between Brown and the local community and with international, national, and local government entitities.

Brown Professor John Donoghue and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse / Photo courtesy of Sen. WhitehouseBrown Professor John Donoghue and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse / Photo courtesy of Sen. Whitehouse

Brown neuroscience and engineering professor John Donoghue spoke to an audience of about 100 people May 4 at a veterans breakfast convened annually by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The senator invited Donoghue, who is also a researcher at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center to talk about the PVAMC's new Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, which he directs, and the latest research on BrainGate, an investigational brain-computer interface currently in clinical trials. Donoghue, who also directs the Brown Institute for Brain Science, took questions from the audience at the Rhode Island National Guard Schofield Armory in Cranston. See this and more on the Brown & Providence Facebook page.  

Providence Fire Department Honored at Basketball Game: Credit: Patrick WalkerProvidence Fire Department Honored at Basketball Game: Credit: Patrick Walker

At the Brown v. Penn men's basketball game on March 8, 2013, Brown University and the City of Providence recognized members of the Providence Fire Department Engine 8 who went above the call of duty to save the lives of two citizens while risking their own. (L-R: The honored officers, Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré, and Brown Athletic Director Jack Hayes)

Ship Street SquareShip Street Square

Ship Street Square is a Brown owned and maintained public space located at the corners of Ship and Richmond Streets and across from Alpert Medical School. Folks in the Jewelry District can enjoy food trucks on the Square every Tuesday throughout the year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.