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Geri Augusto Gives Keynote Address at Nanoscience Conference

In November, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy Geri Augusto gave a keynote address at the annual conference of the Society for Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (SNET), in Tempe Arizona, hosted by the NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society, at Arizona State University. Her talk was “Shape-shifting, Ancestor Plants & Low-tech Rebels: What If Converging Technosciences Had a Globalized Imagination.”

(Distributed December 20, 2011)

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Pension Reform

A recent statewide public opinion survey conducted by the Taubman Center at Brown University finds strong support for the recently enacted pension reform bill introduced by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and State Treasurer Gina Raimondo. While Raimondo’s approval rating has risen sharply, Chafee’s approval numbers have dipped.

(Distributed December 15, 2011)

Professor Arenberg's Oral History Posted to the U.S. Senate Website

 

Staff to Senators Paul Tsongas, George Mitchell and Carl Levin

Richard Arenberg came to Washington in 1975 to serve as legislative director for Representative Paul Tsongas. In 1978 he helped Tsongas win an upset election to the Senate, defeating the popular Massachusetts senator Edward Brooke.

(Distributed October 25, 2011)

Voters divided on mayor but satisfied with city services

Providence voters are nearly divided in their support for Mayor Angel Taveras, and a large majority — 86 percent — believe the city's economy is not recovering well from the economic recession, according to a recent public opinion survey conducted by the Taubman Center at Brown University. The survey was undertaken in conjunction with the annual Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Urban Affairs Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, at Brown.

(Distributed October 6, 2011)
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