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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  • A talk with Kiowa elder Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings, granddaughter of Stephen Mopope (1898-1974), about her grandfather’s life and work. Seven original paintings by Stephen Mopope held in the collections of the Brown University Library will be on display for this event. Date: October 25, 2017 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Lownes Room, Second Floor, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street

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  • “Stars in his pocket… : A Conversation with Samuel R. Delany and Kara Keeling" took place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lownes Room of the John Hay Library. The event included an exhibit of Samuel Delany’s works and manuscripts from the Library’s collection. Samuel Delany is a highly laureled writer of science fiction and cultural criticism, in which he explores questions of ...

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  • How did two Brown alum co-founders reinvent an industry around sleep? Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and co-founders Neil Parikh ’11 and Luke Sherwin ’12 of Casper, a mattress company that found an unmet need in a $14 billion industry, ready for disruption. Neil who attended one year of medical school and whose father is a sleep doctor, teamed up with Luke, an International Relations ...

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  • Banned brings together Evelyn Alsultany and Melani McAlister, two American Studies scholars, to consider how the representations of Middle Eastern populations both domestically and abroad influence U.S. policy. In particular, we hope that this event will allow the Brown community to dig deeper into the problematics of new policy, such as the Immigration Ban, in order to advance understanding of th...

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  • Black Legend or Black Atlantic? Africa in the Spanish Atlantic Maritime World David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, gives the keynote lecture for the Tenth Brown History Graduate Student Conference, Atlantic Trajectories: Trends and Movements in Atlantic World Studies, hosted at the John Carter Brown Library. Whereas traditional depictions of the rise of the ...

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  • Tuesday, 24 October 5:30pm Ten Things I Learned From Shakespeare Shakespeare was familiar with "wisdom traditions," which in the early modern period included the practice of collecting maxims, proverbs and wise sayings. In this lecture, Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, looks at Shakespeare's plays themselves as a kind of wisdom literature - presenting ten ideas that c...

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  • Updated Description: Members of the community were invited to attend a public lecture that explored the deep connection between elementary musical concepts (chord, scale, voice leading) and basic concepts of recent geometry (quotient space, orbifold, tangent vector). In his talk Dmitri Tymoczko reviewed the principles underlying this connection and then demonstrated some recent applications of th...

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  • This course is a comparative examination of ethnographic collections in Taiwan and North America. Academic institutions in both the Republic of China and North America house aging collections of indigenous objects, accumulated during periods of colonization and under the rubric of the emerging discipline of Anthropology and Ethnology. In hands-on and virtual examinations of museum collections, n...

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  • Presented by Brandon DL Marshall, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology. In this forum, participant learn about the state of the opioid crisis nationally and in Rhode Island. Brandon Marshall discusses the state’s strategic plan to reduce overdose deaths and highlight Brown University’s role as an academic research partner in responding to the epidemic. Saturday, October 14, 2017...

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  • An academic forum entitled, "Race, Authoritarian Populism and American Politics Today," led by Dr. Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice. For more info see: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/events/2017/10/family-weekend-cssj-race-authoritarian-populism-and-american-politics-today-dr-anthon Saturday, October 14, 2017 Brown University

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  • Join the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women for a conversation with Professor Anna Aizer and Pembroke Center Associate Director and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies Drew Walker about Professor Aizer’s research and how gender and other issues of difference may influence labor, health and the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Friday, October 13, 2017 Brown Universit...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • The last few years have seen a surge in abusive online behavior, with governments, social media platforms, and individuals struggling to cope with the consequences and to produce effective methods to combat it. In many cases, online forums, comment sections, and social media interaction have become sites of bullying, scapegoating, and hate speech. These forms of online aggression not only poison t...

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  • This course is designed to familiarize students with the techniques and narrative structures of creative nonfiction. It is intended for students with a serious interest in writing narrative essays based on fact, research, interviews, and memory. Through DAILY assignments and revisions, students will hone their investigative, analytical, and creative skills, inspired by close readings of 20th centu...

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