Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution.

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  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 02 - Session 04

    Charles Mills (City University of New York) – Race Gary Wilder (City University of New York) – Solidarity Bruce Robbins (Columbia University) – Anthropological Chair – Susan Buck-Morss (City University of New York) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemina...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 02 - Session 03

    Emily Apter (New York University) – Equaliberty Adi Ophir (Brown University) – Political Chair – Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era urgently needs...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 02 - Session 02

    Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research) – Right Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study/Princeton) – Punishment Chair – Sharon Krause (Brown University The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that ...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 02 - Session 01

    Jacques Lezra (New York University) – Relation Ellen Rooney (Brown University) – Trope Chair – Amanda Anderson (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era urgently needs a revised p...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 03 - Session 04

    Peter Osborne (Kingston University) – Subject Étienne Balibar (Université Paris Ouest/Nanterre; Columbia University) – Concept Chair – Bonnie Honig (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption th...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 03 - Session 03

    Michel Feher (Zone Books) – Investee Bernard Harcourt (Columbia University) – Contre/Counter Chair – Timothy Bewes (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era urgently needs a revis...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 03 - Session 02

    Ann Stoler (New School for Social Research) – Interior Frontier Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University) – Border Chair – Lukas Rieppel (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the political dimension of their use and dissemination. Participants operate under the assumption that our era u...

  • Political Concepts: The Balibar Edition - December 03 - Session 01

    Judith Butler (University of California/Berkeley) – Religion Patrice Maniglier (Université Paris Ouest/Nanterre) – Materialism Monique David-Ménard (Université Paris VII; Institute for Cultural Inquiry) – Conversion Chair – Kevin McLaughlin (Brown University) The goal of Political Concepts is to serve as a platform for revising, inventing, and experimenting with concepts while exploring the p...

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  • Welcome to the YURT: Brown's Virtual Reality tool

    The YURT is Brown's state of the art virtual reality theater and represents the culmination of nearly 20 years of virtual reality research. This advanced visualization environment is used by Brown faculty, researchers, and students to explore complex data, develop advanced 3D models, and create innovative immersive art. The YURT is managed by the Center for Computation and Visualization, part of B...

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  • Midyear Completion 2016

    The Midyear Completion Ceremony is held annually in honor of students completing degree requirements in the summer and fall semester (affectionally called ".5ers"). Hosted by Dean of the College Maud Mandel, the event allows students, family, and friends to celebrate seniors' achievements in an intimate, relaxed setting. December 3, 2016 Brown University

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  • Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine

    Computers are now extensively used throughout science, engineering, and medicine. Advances in computing allow researchers to build and test models of increasingly complex phenomena and thus to generate unprecedented amounts of data. These advances have created the need to make corresponding progress in our ability to understand large amounts of data and information arising from multiple sources. I...

  • Troy Henikoff '86 Lunch & Discussion with the Managing Director of Techstars

    Troy is an experienced entrepreneur who has built multiple successful technology-based businesses from the ground-up over a 20+ year period. With one foot firmly rooted in technology and the other firmly rooted in business he seamlessly bridges the divide between business and technology to create profitable organizations quickly. He is the current Managing Director of Techstars. Techstars is an a...

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  • “A Native Indian of New England Born and a Free Man”

    Prof. Newell's book Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonist, and the Origins of American Slavery (Cornell University Press, 2015), explores the enslavement of Indians by the English Colonists in New England. Thursday, October 27, 2016 Brown University

  • Love Textually – a tale of two phones

    This holiday season, everyone wants to find love...even your phone. Happy Winter Break from CIS! Produced by Computing and Information Services. Shot and edited by Emilia Figliomeni and Max Sternlicht. Original score by Max Sternlicht. December, 2016 Brown University

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  • Donald Knuth: "The Art of Computer Programming: Satisfiability and Combinatorics"

    This lecture is hosted by Sorin Istrail and Eli Upfal and a Sweat Box Session featuring rigorous questioning from graduate students and other attendees follows. December 2, 2016 Brown University

  • Donald Knuth: The 2016 Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

    This series honors Paris Kanellakis, a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved faculty member. This year, Brown CS is delighted to welcome one of the greatest minds of our discipline, widely regarded as an artistic genius, Renaissance man, and perhaps the most gifted programmer of all time, Donald Knuth. We're extremely happy to return Professor Knuth to a city that he rem...

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  • How Race Matters in College Academic Performance

    Lecture delivered by Professor Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Part of the Brown University Diversity & Inclusion Lecture Series. November 17, 2016 Brown University

  • Brown's 100th Service of Lessons and Carols

    An ancient form of corporate worship during the Christmas season, Lessons and Carols was revived for modern use at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall during the late 19th century and made world famous through the broadcasts and recordings of Kings College Choir, Cambridge during the mid-20th century. Works of Bach, Praetorius, Grieg, Bruckner, and others are performed by University Organist Mark Steinba...

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  • Rashad Shabazz "Spatializing Blackness"

    This talk explores how carceral power and the techniques of containment were woven into the quotidian geographies of poor and working class Black people on Chicago's South Side. Through and examination of housing, policing, and the production of masculinity, this talk demonstrates how the explosion of Black incarceration rates in the latter 20th century were enabled by the geography of incarcerati...

  • Entrepreneurial Stories: A Panel with First-Generation and People of Color Alumni

    As a part of National Entrepreneurship Month, the First Generation College and Low-Income Student Center and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a panel with alumni who identify as first-generation or people of color. Learn more about their stories through their success, struggles, and advice. More info: https://entrepreneurialstories.splashthat.com/ November 17, 2016 Brown...

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  • "Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto" Artist Talk with photographer Devin Allen

    In the weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, Devin Allen’s photographs gave voice to his city’s pain during one of its darkest hours. His images of Baltimore document the struggle and humanity of protest, as well as the beauty found in community and everyday life. Born and raised in West Baltimore, Devin will reflect on his personal trials and tribulations, life before and after the 2015 upri...

  • The Future of Food

    Indigo Agriculture CEO, David Perry, and author of Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, Dickson Despommier, discusses how new agriculture technology and vertical farming are expected to disrupt food systems and create a more sustainable world. Supported by the Environmental Science Department.

  • Lecture by Guo Jue (Barnard College): Textualized Object and Objectified Text

    Guo Jue is Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures and Co-Chair of the Columbia Early China Seminar at Barnard College. She received her Ph.D (2008) in Early China from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Barnard, she was an Assistant Professor of Chinese Religions at Western Michigan University (2008-2013) and a visiting research fellow at the Cluster of Asia an...

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  • Brown congratulates Professor Michael Kosterlitz, Nobel Laureate

    Brown Physics and the University as a whole extend a hearty congratulations to Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz, Brown's second Nobel Laureate. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Brown University Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” Kosterlitz is the Harrison...

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  • Midyear Completion: Sophia Bonenfant

    The Midyear Completion Ceremony is held annually in honor of students completing degree requirements in the summer and fall semester (affectionally called ".5ers"). Hosted by Dean of the College Maud Mandel, the event allows students, family, and friends to celebrate seniors' achievements in an intimate, relaxed setting. More info: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/12/midyear December 3, 201...

  • Midyear Completion: Richard Flores

    The Midyear Completion Ceremony is held annually in honor of students completing degree requirements in the summer and fall semester (affectionally called ".5ers"). Hosted by Dean of the College Maud Mandel, the event allows students, family, and friends to celebrate seniors' achievements in an intimate, relaxed setting. More info: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/12/midyear December 3, 201...

  • Music, Tech, and Entrepreneurship: A Creative Workshop

    Join the Brown Arts Initiative and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for their launch on a collaborative new series: Arts, Tech, and Entrepreneurship. Our first event focuses on music and its emerging trends in scholarly research and the evolving market in the music industry. You hear from scholars, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, and artists, for an afternoon aimed to ins...

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  • Fatma Bucak | And men turned their faces from there

    A conversation with Fatma Bucak and Ian Alden Russell on the occasion of the opening of "And men turned their faces from there" at the David Winton Bell Gallery. More information on the exhibition can be found here: https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/fatma-bucak-and-men-turned-their-faces-there

  • To Train. To Mentor. To Inspire.

    We are united by a shared vision – to train, to mentor, and to inspire a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers.

  • Preparing America’s New Majority: The Next Generation of Leaders and Role Models

    Moderator: Henry Tisdale, President, Claflin University Panelists: • Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University • Celeste E. Freytes González, Interim President, University of Puerto Rico • Karl Reid, Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers • Hannah Valantine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health The Leadership Alliance h...

  • Creating and Sustaining a Diverse 21st Century Workforce

    Moderator: Celeste Rohlfing, Chief Operating Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Panelists: • Liza Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Brown University • Amri Johnson, Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research • Cecilia Rouse, Dean; Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ern...

  • Confronting Challenges to Diversity in the Research Workforce

    A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and President Christina Paxson. October 28, 2016 Brown University

  • The Leadership Alliance - Welcome

    The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. We are united by a shared vision – to train, to mentor, and to inspire a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers. Brown University

  • Welcome to the YURT: Brown's Virtual Reality tool

    The YURT is Brown's state of the art virtual reality theater and represents the culmination of nearly 20 years of virtual reality research. This advanced visualization environment is used by Brown faculty, researchers, and students to explore complex data, develop advanced 3D models, and create innovative immersive art. The YURT is managed by the Center for Computation and Visualization, part of B...

  • World premiere of "Joseph's Sunrise" from Brown's 100th Service of Lessons and Carols

    The world premiere of "Joseph's Sunrise," text and music by Jesse Antin '99, from Brown University’s 100th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols which took place on Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall on the Main Green. An ancient form of corporate worship during the Christmas season, Lessons and Carols was revived for modern use at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall during the late 19th century...

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  • Processional Carol from Brown's 100th Service of Lessons and Carols

    360-degree video: click and drag your mouse to explore! Best playback in Google Chrome at HD settings. Performances of traditional carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" from Brown University’s 100th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols which took place on Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall on the Main Green. An ancient form of corporate worship during the Christmas season, Lessons and Carol...

  • Candlelighting & "Silent Night, Holy Night" from Brown's 100th Service of Lessons and Carols

    360-degree video: click and drag your mouse to explore! Best playback in Google Chrome at HD settings. Performances of Benjamin Britten's "Interlude (Ceremony of Carols)" and Franz Xaver Gruber's "Stille Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night"" from Brown University’s 100th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols which took place on Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall on the Main Green. An ancie...

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  • Brown's XROMM innovation

    Professor of Biology and of Medical Science, Beth Brainerd discusses Brown's homegrown XROMM technology. Two recent papers describe the latest ways that XROMM technology, which has spread to dozens of similar research facilities worldwide, enables studies of human and animal motion in previously unseen detail. For more information: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/11/xromm

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  • Gary Okihiro, "Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation"

    In 1968 the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State College demanded the creation of a Third World studies program to counter the existing curricula that ignored issues of power—notably, imperialism and oppression. The administration responded by institutionalizing an ethnic studies program; Third World studies was over before it began. Detailing the field's genesis and premature death...

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  • "Making a Mark - November 5, 2016 Session 5"

    Session 5: Marking Identity (Sheila Bonde presiding) 3:45pm - “Family Crests and Family Identity in Warrior Japan”, David Spafford (University of Pennsylvania) 4:30pm - “Chicano/a Placas: Aestheticizing and Politicizing Territorial Demarkation”, Stefano Bloch (Brown University) 5:15pm - Concluding Discussion and Final Remarks Humans have an urge, even a compulsion, to mark meaning through visible...

  • "Making a Mark - November 5, 2016 Session 4"

    Session 4: Divine Signs (Matthew Rutz presiding) 2:00pm - “Early Medieval Monograms (c. 300–900 CE): From Producers’ Marks to Liminal Graphic Devices”, Ildar Garipzanov (University of Oslo) 2:45pm - “Bolivian Marks in 3D: Inscribing Daily Life into Catholic Prayers”, Berenice Gaillemin (LabEx TransferS, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, LAS, Paris) Humans have an urge, even a compulsion, to m...

  • "Making a Mark - November 5, 2016 Session 3"

    Session 3: Makers’ Marks and Manufacturing (Steve Houston presiding) 10:45am - “The Semiotics of Signa or the Significance of Symbols in Roman Stamps”, John Bodel (Brown University) 11:30am - “Where Credit’s Due: Andean Makers’ Marks and a Theory of Bureaucratic Games”, Howard Tsai (University of Michigan) Humans have an urge, even a compulsion, to mark meaning through visible graphs. These signs...

  • "Making a Mark - November 5, 2016 Session 2"

    Session 2: Making Marks in Early Civilizations (Jeffrey Moser presiding) 9:00am - “Marking and Writing in an Egyptian Workmen’s Community (ca. 1450-1070 BCE)”, B. J. J. Haring (University of Leiden) 9:45am - “Primordial Signs and Inscribed Bodies: Reading Images of Script in Late Assyrian Scholarship”, Matthew Rutz (Brown University) Humans have an urge, even a compulsion, to mark meaning through...

  • Lecture by Andrew P. McCarthy (CAARI): Experimental Neolithic Cooking in Cyprus

    Playing with Fire: Experimental Neolithic Cooking in Cyprus Andrew P. McCarthy (Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, and University of Edinburgh) The Neolithic period in Cyprus had a range of site-types (permanent village, hunting camp, seasonal inhabitation, ritual centres, etc.) and mobility must be considered a factor in the use of the landscape. Without many more excavated sites...

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  • Family Weekend Forum 2016: Are We Alone? The Case for Interstellar Messages in a Bottle

    2016 Family Weekend Academic Forum Are We Alone? The Case for Interstellar Messages in a Bottle Christopher Rose, professor, engineering; associate dean of the faculty for special initiatives It has long been assumed that humanity's first contact with an alien civilization would likely be in the form of a radio transmission crackling in from the great beyond. However, a mathematical analysis by ...

  • 'Finding Metacom', Duane Slick and Martin Smick, Artist Talk 11.9.16

    Visiting Artist Lecture Series // Brown Visual Art Presents 'Finding Metacom', a talk by Duane Slick and Martin Smick, November 9, 2016, at the List Art Building, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Artists Duane Slick and Martin Smick present work from their recent collaborative exhibition Finding Metacom at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard MA. Through this exhibition the artists were inv...

  • The Diorama Dilemma: "Is There a Future for Anthropology in Museums?"

    Fall 2016 Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture The Diorama Dilemma: Is There a Future for Anthropology in Museums? Presented by Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science In the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Native American cultures hall there are an array of mannequins representing Native peoples. Some are faceless dummies that could be selling ...

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  • In 'Walkout' march, Brown University students voice social concerns

    Students engaged in a large march and rally on campus Nov. 16, one of several around the country, to express concern for students whom they see as marginalized after a divisive election season. Clad mostly in black, hundreds of Brown University students were joined Wednesday afternoon by members of the local community in marching through the central part of campus to University Hall, Brown’s cent...

  • "The Forgotten Connection: Napoleon's Sanhedrin (1806-08) in Light of the Civil Code"

    The Program in Judaic Studies presents "The Forgotten Connection: Napoleon's Sanhedrin (1806-08) in Light of the Civil Code" with BJS Visiting Scholar, David Sorkin (Yale University). Sponsored by the BJS Monograph Series. October 27, 2016 Brown University

  • Making A Mark - November 4, 2016

    4:00pm - Welcome and Introduction to conference (John Bodel and Stephen Houston) Session 1: Marking Meaning (John Bodel presiding) 4:30pm - “Making the First Marks: Early Homo sapiens and the Development of Graphic Mark-making during the Late Pleistocene Period”,Genevieve von Petzinger (University of Victoria, British Columbia) 5:15pm - “Explaining the Curious Ubiquity of Graphic Numeration”, ...

  • The Deviant Daughters of Miletus: Foundation Traditions in Ionia

    Naoise Mac Sweeney is Associate Professor in Ancient History at the University of Leicester, specialising in the study of ethnicity, identity and migration. She has published widely in the fields of ancient history, archaeology, race relations, international development and peacebuilding studies, and she is the author of Foundation Myths and Politics in Ancient Ionia (2013). She has also pursued h...

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  • 360 video: Brown University Walkout UHall 11/16/2016

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  • 360 video: Brown University Walkout 11/16/2016

    In “Walkout” march, students voice social concerns. Students engaged in large march and rally on campus Nov. 16, one of several around the country, to express concern for students whom they see as marginalized after a divisive election season.

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  • "Writing Race and Education History on the Web: Three Digital Book Projects"

    This panel contrasts how three historians of race and education are authoring digital book on the web, which raises provocative questions about the future of scholarly communication. November 11, 2016 Brown University

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  • Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community (Panel 03)

    "Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community" considers knowledges from the vantage point of local experience and artistic practice in the American hemisphere. More than recounting how the nature/culture divide came about, participants will consider the ways in which both nature and civilization were differently conceived. The touchstone ideas grounding this symposium include interc...

  • Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community (Panel 02)

    "Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community" considers knowledges from the vantage point of local experience and artistic practice in the American hemisphere. More than recounting how the nature/culture divide came about, participants will consider the ways in which both nature and civilization were differently conceived. The touchstone ideas grounding this symposium include interc...

  • Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community (Panel 01)

    "Unearthing the South: Indigeneity, Globality, Community" considers knowledges from the vantage point of local experience and artistic practice in the American hemisphere. More than recounting how the nature/culture divide came about, participants will consider the ways in which both nature and civilization were differently conceived. The touchstone ideas grounding this symposium include interc...

  • On Anti-Semitism and Its Uses

    Shaul Magid (Indiana University) presents "On Anti-Semitism and Its Uses" on Wednesday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM in Barus & Holley 168. Sponsored by Theodore and Shirley Libby Fund, Religious Studies, and the Dean of the College.

  • Family Weekend 2016: The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute's Spotlight on Autism

    2016 Family Weekend Academic Forum The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute's Spotlight on Autism: Understanding Autism through the Lens of Rare Genetics and the Study of Infants Patick M. Vivier, MD, PhD, director, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute; director, interdisciplinary education programs, Brown University School of Public Health; Royce Family Associate Professor in Tea...

  • Family Weekend Forum 2016: Bottom-Up Research: The Most Critical Skill in Entrepreneurship

    2016 Family Weekend Academic Forum Bottom-Up Research: The Most Critical Skill in Entrepreneurship Danny Warshay '87 P'20, executive director, Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University Danny Warshay will lead a discussion about the most critical skill in entrepreneurship: "bottom-up research." This breakthrough "anthropological" approach helps entrepreneurs listen and obs...

  • A conversation with Brown's new Nobel Laureate in Physics

    Michael Kosterlitz, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, met with students from the physics department during a town hall event. October 27, 2016

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  • The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast Live: Tocqueville on Democracy

    The Problem with Democracy: Can Freedom and Equality Coexist? October 27, 2016 www.partiallyexaminedlife.com

  • Michelle Grabner, Artist Talk 11.2.16

    Visiting Artist Lecture Series // Brown Visual Art Presents Michelle Grabner, November 2, 2016, at the Granoff Center, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Michelle Grabner is an artist, writer and curator. She is the Crown Family Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also taught at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cranbrook Academy...

  • Meghan Wilson on How Monopoly Became Political

    Meghan Wilson shares her research on the impact of emergency management on people and institutions in a talk on “How Monopoly Became Political.” Wilson is a doctoral candidate and Deans’ Faculty Fellow in Political Science at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students and Postdocs on November 5, 2016. For ...

  • Kyle Trenshaw on Seeing Yourself as a Scientist

    Kyle Trenshaw talks about ways to create an inclusive climate in STEM education and the importance of collaborative learning in a talk titled, “Seeing Yourself as a Scientist: A Matter of Time and Space.” Trenshaw is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in STEM Education at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Stu...

  • Julian Saporiti on Street Performers and Public Space

    Julian Saporiti talks about buskers, street performance, and public space and urges us to stop when we next come across a street performer, in a talk on “Think Twice It’s Alright: Street Performers and Public Space.” Saporiti is a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Stu...

  • Xuan Zhao: Through the Eyes of a Robot

    Xuan Zhao shares her research on visual perspective taking and explains why and how social cognitive psychologists like her are beginning to study robots, in a talk titled, “Through the Eyes of a Robot.” Zhao is a doctoral candidate in Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown Univer...

  • Nicosia Shakes on Women’s Theatre and the Power of Performance

    Nicosia Shakes shares her research on women’s theater in Jamaica and South Africa with reference to Sistren Theatre Collective and The Mothertongue Project, in her talk, “Staging Their Purpose: Women’s Theatre and the Power of Performance.” Shakes is a doctoral candidate in Africana Studies at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown ...

  • Alexandra Stephan on Catastrophic Battery Failure

    Alexandra Stephan explains how her use of X-ray scatter imaging to study lithium-ion batteries could lead to better batteries in a talk titled, “Why Catastrophic Battery Failure is Still a Problem and What is Being Done.” Alexandra Stephan is a doctoral candidate in Chemistry at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Grad...

  • Emily Contois on Food, Gender & Health in U.S. Popular Culture

    Emily Contois shares her research on how media representations of food and dieting negotiate masculinities in the current everyday American experience, in a talk on “Dude Food: Gender and Health in U.S. Popular Culture.” Contois is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate...

  • Torrey Truszkowski on Neural Circuits

    Torrey Truszkowski shares her research on sensory processing and basic science in a talk on “Neural Circuits: How Brain Meets World.” Truszkowski is a doctoral candidate in Neuroscience at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students and Postdocs on November 5, 2016. For more information, please visit: http...

  • Aditi Rawat on Prescriptions, Perceptions, and Resistance

    Aditi Rawat shares her passion for understanding how public perceptions of antibiotic prescriptions may intersect with antibiotic resistance in her talk on “Prescriptions, Perceptions, and Resistance.” Rawat is a Master’s student in the School of Public Health at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students an...

  • Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Writing Diversity lecture series

    November 2, 2016 Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, is also a historian, poet, filmmaker, archivist, essayist, and WYPR community commentator. Her talk, "Writing as an Act of Courage, An Expression of Reality, and a Blending of the Personal with the Political,” addresses issues she uncovered and expe...

  • Vivas to Those Who Have Failed: A Poetry Reading

    The heart of this collection is a series of poems about the death of the poet’s father; “El Moriviví” uses the metaphor of a plant that grows in Puerto Rico and the meaning of its name—“I died/I lived”—to celebrate the many lives of Frank Espada, community organizer, civil rights activist and documentary photographer, from a jailhouse in Mississippi to the streets of Brooklyn. A poet long committe...

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  • Jen Thum on Rocks, Drones, and Instagram

    Jen Thum shares her research on Egyptian royal rock-cut stelae and how she is contributing to public archaeology in a talk on “Rocks, Drones, and Instagram: The Interactive Dissertation.” Thum is a PhD candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters!, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students and Postdocs o...

  • Costs of War: the Human Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars

    The Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs illustrates the human toll of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This video was developed by Professor Catherine Lutz, Costs of War Project Director, in collaboration with Computing and Information Services with the goal of helping learners grasp high level concepts visually. ...

  • Family Weekend Forum 2016: Race, Past and Present: Why Black Lives Matter Today

    Tricia Rose, director, Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America; Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies. B. Anthony Bogues, director, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory. This forum is an open dialogue between two directors at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (CSSJ) and Center for the Study of Race & Ethni...

  • The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City

    Archaeology professor Massimo Osanna delivered a lecture titled "The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City," hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Osanna's lecture focused on the Great Pompeii Project, an initiative sponsored by the Italian government to preserve the archaeological area of Pompeii, the ancient city that was decimated by a nearby super...

  • Mary Bachvarova Lecture: The Chariot of the Sun-God

    Mary Bachvarova is Professor of Classics and Department Chair of Classical Studies at Willamette University. She co-edited The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy, and is the author of From Hittite to Homer: The Anatolian Background of Greek Epic.

  • Voting Insecurity: Why We Won't be Able to Verify the Outcome of the 2016 Election

    Partially as a result of hanging chads, almost $4 billion dollars was allocated by Congress in 2002 to "modernize" our elections. The rush to spend money before there were any meaningful federal standards or testing resulted in the purchase of a large number of poorly designed and insecure voting systems. Most of these old systems still in use are way past their use-by date, with ancient software ...

  • Family Weekend 2016 - President's Welcome

    University President Christina Paxson's Welcome Address for Brown's Family Weekend. Family Weekend is a highlight of the fall semester, giving families the opportunity to experience the rich vibrance of the Brown campus at the height of the academic term. From scholarly lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is bursting with activity at this time of year. Through open ...

  • Balaji Srinivasan, CEO & Co-founder of 21

    A lecture and workshop on the future of bitcoin.

  • Family Weekend 2016: Hawks and Doves: What's Gender Got to Do with It?

    Are people who engage in physical aggression more likely to support aggressive foreign policy positions? Does gender play a role? As the US presidential election approaches, Brown researchers are studying these and other questions about political and moral decision-making. Rose McDermott, Professor of Political Science and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations,...

  • State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt – Fourth Session

    September 24th, 2016 4:00 pm Fourth session – “Breaking political boundaries”: Introduction – Laurel Darcy Hackley (Brown University) 4:10 pm Monica Hanna (Arab Academy for Science and Technology) – Breaking Political Boundaries in Egyptian Archaeology Since the events in 2011, a new form of advocacy related to Egyptian heritage has started. Due to the security vacuum and the political events, ...

  • State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt – Second Session

    September 24th, 2016 11:00 am Second session – “Breaking geographic boundaries”: Introduction – Susan Allen (Boston Museum of Fine Arts) 11:10 am Gregory Marouard (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) – Excavating and Surveying the Coast and Marshes of Egypt in the Year 2010: Two New Examples of Harbors at Wadi al-Jarf (Red Sea) and Kom ed-Dahab (Mezaleh Lake) Over the past 15 years, our...

  • State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt – First Session

    September 24th, 2016 9:00 am First session – “Breaking temporal boundaries”: Introduction – Laurel Bestock (Brown University) 9:10 am Josef Wegner (University of Pennsylvania) – The Archaeology of Messy Politics: Recent Evidence on Egypt’s Second Intermediate Period Many scholars have observed the inadequacies of the long-engrained division of Egyptian history into the Kingdoms and Intermediat...

  • State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt – Keynote: Stuart Tyson Smith

    September 23rd, 2016 5:30 pm Welcome by Peter Van Dommelen, Director of the Joukowsky Institute Introductory Remarks by Laurel Bestock (Brown University), Miriam Müller (Yale University), and Jen Thum (Brown University) Keynote: Stuart Tyson Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara) – “Entanglements: Egypt and Nubia, Anthropology and Egyptology”

  • State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt – Third Session

    September 24th, 2016 2:00 pm Third session – “Breaking methodological boundaries”: Introduction – Samantha Lash (Brown University) 2:10 pm Pearce Paul Creasman (University of Arizona) – Expanding Methodological Boundaries in Egyptian Archaeology by Land and by Sea (or River!) As a result of the practice of ritually provisioning the dead for the afterlife and a climate favorable to preservation,...

  • Family Weekend 2016: Educating Your Student at Brown

    In this Family Weekend presentation, Dean of the College Maud S. Mandel discusses navigating the open curriculum, choosing an academic concentration, career exploration, study abroad programs, and much more. To learn more about Brown's Family Weekend, please visit www.brown.edu/familyweekend. Saturday October 22, 2016 Brown University

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