[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown Univ. through Sunday, March 6

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Events
  Monday 22 February 3:00pm   BEAR DAY    President Christina Paxson will speak to the excellence of Brown staff as part of the annual Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition Day. The event is a community celebration of staff members' years of service and ongoing achievements. Members of the Brown community are invited to attend the public ceremony. A reception will follow. The ceremony is one of several planned events throughout the month of February to honor staff contributions. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/bear-month-2016
   Wednesday 24 February 12:00pm   Cattle Culture and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon    Jeffrey Hoelle will deliver a lecture on "Cattle Culture and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon," co-sponsored by the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Brazil Initiative. Drawing on anthropological research, Hoelle will discuss how the "cattle culture" is contributing to a broader cultural system as it relates to deforestation. Hoelle is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He studies human-environment interactions in the Amazon with a focus on the cultural beliefs and behaviors associated with environmentally destructive livelihoods, such as cattle raising and gold mining. The lecture will be live streamed. The event begins at noon in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/brazil/events/2016/jeffrey-hoelle-cattle-culture-and-deforestation-brazilian-amazon
   Wednesday 24 February 4:00pm   Out of the Shadows: Reforming NSA Surveillance    Timothy Edgar will deliver a lecture titled "Out of the Shadows: Reforming NSA Surveillance," sponsored by the Executive Master in Cybersecurity program. The first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff, Edgar will discuss how maintaining the privacy of Americans is possible without the sacrifice of the nation's vital intelligence capabilities. Edgar, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute, studies the challenges posed by cyber security threats and its implications for certain policies. The lecture will be live streamed and a reception will follow. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/timothy-edgar-out-shadows-reforming-nsa-surveillance
   Wednesday 24 February 4:40pm   A reading by novelist Colin Channer    The Program in Literary Arts presents a reading by novelist Colin Channer as part its Contemporary Writers Reading Series. A poet and essayist, Channer is the author of The Girl With the Golden Shoes and Waiting In Vain. His works have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He also served as a professor in creative writing at Wellesley College and as a writer in residence at Brandeis University. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Wednesday 24 February 7:00pm   Film screening: Omar    Middle East Studies presents a screening of Omar (2013). Set in the backdrop of Palestinian politics, the film follows a young freedom fighter as he accepts to work as an informant after being tricked into admitting guilt. Touching on themes of love, action, and espionage, the film was nominated for an Oscar and won a jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The screening was organized by the Middle East Studies Graduate Student Association and the Brown University Film Forum. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://middleeastbrown.org/event/omar/
   Thursday 25 February 2:30pm   A reading by poet A. Van Jordan    The Program in Literary Arts presents a reading by poet A. Van Jordan as part of its Writers On Writing Reading Series. The recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Jordan is the author of several poetry collections which include Rise, The Cineaste, and Quantum Lyrics. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Thursday 25 February 4:00pm   The Soviet Union’s Entry into the Nuclear Age    David Holloway, professor of history at Stanford University, will deliver a lecture titled "On a Russian Scale: The Soviet Union’s Entry into the Nuclear Age," as part the year-long Dawn of the Atomic Age lecture series. Holloway's work focuses on international history with an emphasis in the nuclear weapons, science, and technology at the disposal of the Soviet Union. He is the author or co-author of several books on the same topic including Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy (1994) and The Soviet Union and the Arms Race (1983). Co-sponsors include the Bruce M. Bigelow Lectureship, the C.V. Starr Foundation, the Dean of the College, East Asian Studies, the Department of History, the Watson Institute, the Program in Science and Technology Studies, the Department of Slavic Studies, and the Taubman Center for Public Policy. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/david-holloway-russian-scale-soviet-union-s-entry-nuclear-age
   Thursday 25 February 5:30pm   This wonderful new carving: Constructing Histories through Collections    Smithsonian Institute curator Joshua Bell will deliver a lecture titled “This wonderful new carving: Constructing Histories through Collections from the Papuan Gulf of Papua New Guinea." Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Bell will discuss the cross cultural histories that could be told through historical artifacts. His talk will lead into a discussion about the importance of museum collections to historical research. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and donors to the Shepard Krech III Lecture Fund. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/events
   Thursday 25 February 6:30pm to Thursday 3 March 9:00pm   French Film Festival    More than a dozen old and new French films will be screened as part of the annual Providence French Film Festival. Notable films featured include Avril et le monde truqué (2015), a film about an alternate timeline where scientists mysteriously disappear depriving the world of technological innovations; Bébé tigre, a film about an immigrant Punjabi boy who has to balance multiple identities at school, within his community, and family back home; Les Dheepan (2014), a film about a Tamil freedom fighter who fled the Civil War in Sri Lanka with the hope to establish a new life as a refugee with his 'adopted family' in Europe; and many others. Tickets are $9 for general admission and $7 for students. All films will be screened through March 3 at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St. The festival is sponsored by the Departments of French Studies and Modern Culture and Media, the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies, and the Sevaux Family Film and Lecture Endowment. The first screening, La Loi du marché, begins at 6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit: https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/events/french-film-festival/2016-film-schedule  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/events/french-film-festival/
   Friday 26 February 2:00pm   Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality    Dean Spears, executive director of the RICE Institute, will discuss "Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality," sponsored by the Program in South Asian Studies and the Brown-India Initiative. As part of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics, which primarily tackles political questions relevant to India, Spears will talk about sanitation and infant mortality as it relates to his research on children's health and human capital. Spear has worked throughout various part of the world including El Salvador, India, and South Africa. He is interested in research related to population issues, decision making among poor people, and the interaction between affluent and low-income individuals. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/dean-spears-neighborhood-sanitation-and-infant-mortality
   Friday 26 February 7:30pm   Taxidermy, Art and the Animal Question: Symposium    In conjunction with the taxidermy exhibit on display at the Bell Gallery, Rachel Poliquin will deliver a lecture as part of a symposium on "Taxidermy, Art and the Animal Question." Poliquin, a freelance writer and curator, will discuss the cultural history of taxidermy stretching back to the 16th century to its reinvention in contemporary society. She is the author of The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing and Beaver and has curated works in Vancouver. Sponsored by the David Winton Bell Galley, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the List Art Center, Auditorium, 64 College St.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/events/2016/02/26/taxidermy-art-and-animal-question-symposium
   Friday 26 February 8:00pm   Organ Recital by Hans-Ola Ericsson    Recording artist Hans-Ola Ericsson will perform an organ concert as part of the annual E.J. Lownes Memorial Guest Artist Organ Recital, sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life. The program will include works of Messiaen, Rameau, and his transcription of Swedish composer Arne Mellnäs’ Omnia tempus habeant. A Swedish concert organist and composer, Ericsson is a professor of music at McGill University. Ericsson will performing on the Hutchings-Votey organ, a centennial instrument among the largest in the world with more than 3,000 pipes. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 8 p.m. in Sayles Hall, Auditorium, the College Green.  http://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/organ-recital-0
   Monday 29 February 4:30pm   A reading by fiction writer Rebekah Rutkoff    The Program in Literary Arts presents a reading by fiction writer Rebekah Rutkoff as part of its Contemporary Writers Reading Series. Rutkoff, a New York-based writer, is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions. She's in the process of writing Cinematic Incubation, a piece about site-specific pilgrimage-based work of cinema; and Sylvia and Geza, a work about psychoanalysis and abstract painting. Rutkoff is the recipient of a Creative Captial/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and a 2015-16 member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, N.J. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Thursday 3 March 2:30pm   A reading by writer Andrew Colarusso    Fiction writer and poet Andrew Colarusso will read from his work as part of the Program in Literary Arts' Writers On Writing Reading Series. A visiting lecturer in Literary Arts, Colarusso is the author of The Sovereign. His work has appeared in several magazines and journals including Callaloo and Fence. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events
   Thursday 3 March 5:30pm   The Futures of Palestinians in Israel    Several scholars will take part in a panel discussion titled "Suffocating Embrace? The Futures of Palestinians in Israel," as part of Middle East Studies' Critical Conversations on Palestine/Israel series. Speakers include Shira Robinson, associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University; Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, a doctoral fellow at Columbia University; Gershon Shafir, a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego; and Beshara Doumani, a professor of Middle East history and director of Middle East Studies at Brown. Israeli Knesset's Haneen Zoabi will deliver the keynote address. The discussion will be moderated by Brian Meeks, professor of Africana studies. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Starr Auditorium (Room 117), 167 Thayer St.  http://middleeastbrown.org/event/futuresofpalestiniansinisrael/
   Thursday 3 March 7:30pm   Film screening: I'm Ugly But Trendy    The Brazil Initiative and Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies present a screening of I'm Ugly But Trendy (Sou feia mas tô na moda, 2005), as part of the Spring 2016 Film Series. The films focuses on the origins and industry behind Brazilian funk music with an emphasis on the prominent actresses in that era. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/brazil/events/2016/spring-2016-film-series-sou-feia-mas-t-na-moda-im-ugly-trendy-2005
   Thursday 3 March 8:00pm to Sunday 13 March 4:00pm   A Midsummer Night’s Dream    The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance presents a Sock and Buskin production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by William Shakespeare, directed by assistant professor Marcus Gardley. Taking place in Athens, the classic comedy follows characters into the woods and touches on topics of love, betrayal, and friendship. All performances will be held between March 3-6 and March 10-13 in Faunce House, Stuart Theatre, the College Green. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, and $7 for students. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit:https://www.brown.edu/academics/theatre-arts-performance-studies/performances-events/theatre-season  
   Friday 4 March 8:00pm to Saturday 5 March 10:00pm   Orchestra Concert    The Brown University Orchestra will perform a two-day concert titled "Introducing Eric Nathan," marking the group's first performance of the spring semester. The program includes Eric Nathan's Rhode Island premiere of Icarus Dreamt; Barber's Violin Concerto; and Debussy's La Mer. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, and $3 for students with a Brown/RISD ID. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the event will be held March 4-5 at 8 p.m. in Sayles Hall, Auditorium, the College Green. For more information, call 401-863-3234.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/orchestra-concert-1
   
Exhibits
    Friday 28 August 10:00am to Friday 29 April 4:00pm   Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies    The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology presents "Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies," an exhibition that offers a glimpse into how Brown researchers have used modern technologies to discover how objects in ancient Egypt were made and used thousands of years ago. Although some of the objects on display are worn and broken from the years, visitors are encouraged to look inside the objects to learn about their history. Compiled from the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum, the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the exhibition aims to answer questions about how these items played a role in the daily lives of Egyptians. The exhibition will be on display through spring 2016, 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, call 401-863-5700.  http://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/uncovering-ancient-egypt-ancient-crafts-modern-technologies
   Monday 21 September 5:00pm to Friday 27 May 5:00pm   Native Re-Appropriations: Contemporary Indigenous Artists    Curated by Adrienne Keene, "Native Re-Appropriations: Contemporary Indigenous Artists" challenges viewers to examine existing stereotypes and issues facing Native Americans. The exhibition features the works of five Indigenous artists that engage in the politics of representations, cultural appropriation, and stereotypes. With the use of Native American imagery in popular culture, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of the diversity and modernity of Natives. The exhibit will be on display through May 2016 in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 80 Brown St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on weekends and University holidays. For more information, call 401-863-5775.  http://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2015/09/fall-welcome-native-re-appropriations-exhibit-opening-reception
   Saturday 23 January 1:00pm to Sunday 27 March 4:00pm   Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art    The David Winton Bell Gallery presents "Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art," an exhibition featuring a survey of the current artistic uses of taxidermy through the work of approximately 15 artists. Featuring a wide array of peculiar works, the exhibition includes a penguin/peacock hybrid, a wolf pelt that emerges from the ground, and many other works. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, March 27, in the David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and weekends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.  https://news.brown.edu/articles/2015/12/deadanimals
   Monday 25 January 10:00am to Friday 11 March 5:00pm   Vestiges of the Transatlantic Slave Trade    A pair of shackles like the ones used to transport captured Africans to slavery in the Americas will be on display as part of an exhibition titled "Vestiges of the Transatlantic Slave Trade." The shackles, on loan from the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, will be on display through March 13 in the lobby of the John Hay Library, 20 Prospect St. Although the shackles evoke strong emotions, it was also a powerful weapon that was used in campaigns to end the transatlantic slave trade. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Brown University Library. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on weekends. For more information, call 401-863-5099.  https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/01/shackles
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