[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown Univ. for the rest of the semester

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 Guidelines for Submission | Read this on the Web    Please note: This will be the final issue of Featured Events for this academic semester. Publication will resume in the spring. Information on University events is available online during the break.

   Wednesday 7 December 4:00pm   Film screening: America's Diplomats    The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs presents a panel discussion and screening of  America's Diplomats, as part of the Election 2016 series. The documentary delves into the world of foreign service that stretches back to the birth of the U.S. and offers a behind the scenes look into U.S. foreign policy. A panel discussion with Watson Institute senior fellows Chas Freeman and Richard Boucher follow the screening. The speakers will discuss the role of America's diplomats in foreign policy today and how that role could change under President-elect Trump. Professor Jo-Anne Hart will moderate the discussion. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/film-screening-and-discussion-americas-diplomats
   Wednesday 7 December 8:00pm   Concert performance by Molly Morkoski    Visiting artist in residence Molly Morkoski will perform a piano recital, sponsored by the Department of Music, featuring the works of Charles Ives, György Kurtág and Eric Nathan. Morkoski has performed as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan. Making her solo debut in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in 2007, Morkoski's performances have been praised by writers at the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 8 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall, located behind the Orwig Music Building on the corner of Young Orchard Avenue and Hope Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/molly-morkoski-concert-0
   Thursday 8 December 5:30pm   A reading by poet Alec Finlay    Poet and visual artist Alec Finlay will read from his work as part of the Program in Literary Arts' Writers On Writing Reading Series. Finlay is the author of A Variety of Cultures, Global Oracle and many other works. He also established the Morning Star press in 1990, which has since published more than 30 books and earned Finlay six Scottish Design Awards. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events/alec-finlay
   Friday 9 December 12:00pm   The Transition of Power ─ From Obama to Trump    Political strategists Brian Atwood and Margaret Carpenter will lead a discussion titled "The Transition of Power ─ From Obama to Trump," as part of the Election 2016 series. The forum will address various aspects of the White House transition of power to President-elect Donald Trump. The speakers will shed light on how this transfer is different from previous shakeups and some of the risks involved. Atwood is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Carpenter has served as the assistant U.S. coordinator for refugee affairs at the U.S. State Department, served as a senior advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009-2010 and has offered strategic guidance in other high-level executive positions. The event begins at noon in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/transition-power-obama-trump
   Friday 9 December 7:00pm to Sunday 11 December 2:00pm   Performance: The Children's Hour    The Brown Arts Initiative presents "The Children's Hour: A Queer Explosion," a play directed by Kate Bergstrom that addresses the role of love, language and identity when gripped with fear. A queer explosion of the 1934 work by Lillian Hellman, the play is set in an all girls boarding school and follows the narrative of a student runaway whose lies disrupt the lives of adults around her forever. All performances will be held in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Studio 1, 154 Angell St. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/creative-arts-council/events  
   Friday 9 December 8:00pm   Chorus concert: Messiah, Part I    Community Musicworks and student vocal soloists will perform a chorus concert, sponsored by the Department of Music. The concert will feature a performance of George Frideric Handel's famed Messiah, Part I, an oratory composition developed in 1741 that explains the birth, prophecy and deeds of the Messiah. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students. The event begins 8 p.m. in Sayles Hall, Auditorium, the College Green. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/chorus-concert-7  
    Friday 27 May 9:00am to Tuesday 31 January 4:45pm   The Black Shackle: African Americans and the Coal Economy    The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice presents an exhibition that tells the stories of African Americans who migrated from the rural South to make their home in the coal fields of West Virginia, Tenn., and Eastern Kentucky. Titled "The Black Shackle: African Americans and the Coal Economy," the exhibition grew out of a partnership between the Southern Historical Collection, Karida Brown, and the Appalachian communities. Informed by more than 200 oral history interviews handled by Brown, a descendent of coal miners, the exhibition features recordings along with photographs, organizational records, and family papers that were offered to Brown. The exhibition will be on display through January 2017 in the CSSJ gallery, 94 Waterman St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/black-shackle-african-americans-and-coal-economy  
   Saturday 28 May 10:00am to Sunday 18 December 4:00pm   Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing    In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer family's gift to Brown University, the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition titled "Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing." Devoted to beer cultures around the world, the exhibition will highlight the important role beer has in social gatherings throughout various parts of the world and in various settings including ceremonies, relationships and even medical treatment. The exhibition will feature objects linked to brewing and beer consumption from a broad range of communities including Bolivia, Peru, Kenya, Nepal, Tibet and the United States. Paying homage to the Haffenreffer family's roots as brewers, the objects will provide a context for how fermented beverages have been consumed for the last 2,500 years. The exhibition will be on display through December in the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the College Green. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays and University holidays. For more information visit: https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/brewed-thought-cross-cultural-exploration-beer-and-brewing  
   Tuesday 20 September 6:00am to Friday 23 December 5:00pm   A Hymn for the Brave: the Sharps and Humanitarian Work in World War II    The Brown University Library presents an exhibition titled "A Hymn for the Brave: the Sharps and Humanitarian Work in World War II." Featuring professional documents and personal records from the Martha and Waitstill Sharp Collection and the Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers, the exhibit tells the story of Brown alumna Martha Dickie and her husband Waitstill Sharp, who conducted relief missions in war-torn Europe from 1939 to the 1950s. They worked with alumnus Robert Dexter to rescue nearly 300 refugees and to provide aid to those living under Nazi occupation. The records will be on display through December 23, 2016, in the John Hay Library, 20 Prospect St. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively; Closed on Saturdays and open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays. An opening reception will be held in the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. A film screening of Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War will be held in conjunction with the reception at 8 p.m. the same day in the Rockefeller Library, Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, 10 Prospect St. To register for the events, contact Jennifer_Braga at brown.edu. For more information, visit: https://library.brown.edu/create/sharpswar/  https://library.brown.edu/create/sharpswar/
   Saturday 19 November 1:00pm to Sunday 5 February 4:00pm   And men turned their faces from there    The David Winton Bell Gallery presents Fatma Bucak's "And men turned their faces from there," an exhibition that addresses the Kurdish conflict in Turkey and the Turkish-Syrian border. Featuring video performances, photographs and installations that examine the human consequences of borders, Bucak's work touches on issues of media censorship, state violence and mass migration. An opening reception and discussion with the artist will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, in the List Art Center, Auditorium, 64 College St. The exhibition will be on display in the List Art Center lobby through February 5, 2017. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., weekends from 1 to 4 p.m., and closed on University holidays and administrative closings. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/fatma-bucak-and-men-turned-their-faces-there  
   Friday 21 October 10:00am to Wednesday 21 June 4:00pm   Northern Visions: the Arctic Photography of J. Louis Giddings    When Brown University acquired the King Philip Museum as a donation from Rudolf Haffenreffer's family, there was no space dedicated for the development of research and teaching in anthropology. An exhibition titled "Northern Visions: the Arctic Photography of J. Louis Giddings," aims to shed light on the profound contributions of anthropology pioneer James Louis Giddings as part of the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Featuring examples of Giddings' archeological research including Inuit snow goggles, projectile points, a fishing net and rare Iñupiat birchbark kayak, the exhibition serves as a celebration of Giddings' work and of his students that helped transform a small private museum with a Native American focus into a "university teaching museum with worldwide scope and global vision." The exhibition will be on display through June 30, 2017, in the Haffenreffer Museum, the College Green. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Mondays and University holidays. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/northern-horizons-global-visions-j-louis-giddings-and-invention-haffenreffer-museum-anthropology  
   Thursday 1 December 6:00pm to Wednesday 21 December 12:25pm   Black Mechanics: The Making of an American University and a Nation    An exhibition titled "Black Mechanics: The Making of an American University and a Nation" examines how slavery shaped the founding of the United States and its universities. The exhibition draws from the tensions between the ideas of freedom and liberty in the nation's founding documents and the ways in which these have been denied throughout American history, while presenting how people have fought to reclaim them. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, with support from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Brown Arts Initiative, the exhibition features materials from previous CSSJ exhibitions. The installation will be on display through Dec. 21 in the Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/black-mechanics-making-american-university-and-nation  
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