Recent News from Brown University, by Benjamin Dalley

December 11, 2012

As a proud alumnus of Brown University, I enjoy sharing recent headlines from my alma mater. Below is a list I have compiled about the recent goings-on at Brown.

The Ivy League School’s 19th president, Christina Paxson, was inaugurated on October 27, 2012. Ms. Paxson is a noted economist from Princeton.

Brown University researchers have discovered the process by which ingesting silver causes a rare condition in which a person’s skin turns grayish blue, known as argyria. The team of scientists has been studying the environmental aspects of silver for years.

On October 17, 2012, the Dalai Lama delivered an address titled, “A Global Challenge: Creating a Culture of Peace,” as part of the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs series. His Holiness donned a Brown baseball cap and spoke to the youth in attendance, urging them to help bring about a better world through peaceful movements and to take responsibility for environmental causes.

About the Author: In 2004, Benjamin Dalley received his Master’s degree in Sociology from Brown University. He also attended Brown for his undergraduate degree in Sociology, during which time he was an active student leader and served as class president. Dalley is the founder and Director of Xebec Enterprises, Inc., a consulting company based in Washington, D.C., that specializes in start-up businesses and real estate projects.

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