[Summit] Fw: Brown's Featured Events through Sunday, April 10

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Events
  Monday 4 April 5:30pm   Anti-corruption in the Western Hemisphere    Roberta S. Jacobson '82 will deliver a lecture titled "Anti-corruption in the Western Hemisphere: Why People are Mad and Why It's a Good Thing," as part of the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60 91st Memorial Lecture on International Affairs. Currently serving as the assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, Jacobson was nominated by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico in June 2015. Previously, she served as the principal deputy assistant secretary for western hemisphere affairs, a role that comprised addressing regional political and economic issues, management and personnel, and regional security issues. A live webcast will be available online. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Metcalf Research Building, Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/roberta-s-jacobson-82-anti-corruption-western-hemisphere-why-people-are-mad-and-why-its
   Wednesday 6 April 12:00pm   Seth Magaziner: Promoting a Clean Economy    R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner '06 will deliver a lecture titled "Promoting a Clean Economy: The Policy and Legislative Process Behind the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank." Having spent his first year developing and implementing legislation to create the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Magaziner will discuss policy development and strategies employed in passing the key 2015 state initiative. In his role as treasurer, Magaziner supports small businesses and entrepreneurs, assists in developing Rhode Island's infrastructure, and works with banks and community leaders to crack down on predatory financial services that target all Rhode Islanders. 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/seth-magaziner-promoting-clean-economy-policy-and-legislative-process-behind-rhode
   Wednesday 6 April 4:00pm   Eva Lundsager to deliver Visual Artist Lecture    The Department of Visual Art presents a Visual Artist Lecture by Boston-based artist Eva Lundsager. Lundsager’s abstract paintings explore the physical process of painting by using carefully juxtaposed brushstrokes that create the illusion of chaos. Lundsager is the author of  Ascendosphere (2009) and her works can found in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art and the St. Louis Art Museum. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the List Art Building, Room 110, 64 College St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/visual-art/
   Wednesday 6 April 5:30pm   FDR and the Jews    Richard Breitman, professor emeritus at American University, will deliver a lecture based on the book FDR and the Jews, hosted by the Program in Judaic Studies. Breitman's lecture will focus on Franklin D. Roosevelt's involvement with the imperiled Jews from World War II, who some claim hindered the survival of the group despite defeating Nazi Germany. Breitman is the author of numerous books and articles and has written extensively on German history, the United States, and the Holocaust. He is the author of the Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution (1991) and Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew (1998). Sponsored by the Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106, 95 Cushing St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/judaic-studies/news/events
   Wednesday 6 April 6:00pm   A reading by Christina Crosby ’82    Christina Crosby, Ph.D.’82, will read from her memoir A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain, as part of the Pembroke Center's inaugural Out of the Archive series. The memoir draws on several feminist theories and explores living with a spinal cord injury. Crosby is a professor of English and gender studies at Wesleyan University. She has published several essays and reviews and is the author of The Ends of History: Victorians and the 'Woman Question'. A reception will precede the event. Free and open to the public, the lecture is co-sponsored by the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and the office of Student and Employee Accessibility Services. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting St.  https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/news/2016-03/reading-christina-crosby-phd’82-body-undone-living-after-great-pain
   Thursday 7 April 12:00pm   The Political Economy of Member Statehood in Europe    Christopher Bickerton will deliver a lecture titled "The Political Economy of Member Statehood in Europe," as part of the Watson Institute's Political Economy and Labor Seminar series. As onlookers examined the situation in Greece last year, it raised important implications for democracy and representation among the members of the European Union. Bickerton will address political underpinnings that are shifting EU members from nation-states to member-states and will focus on emerging dysfunctional forms of capitalism in Europe and its impact on state formation. Bickerton is a university lecturer on international studies at the University of Cambridge. The event begins at noon in the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2016/christopher-bickerton-political-economy-member-statehood-europe
   Thursday 7 April 5:30pm   Prison Organizing Then and Now    As the idea of incarceration reform continues to make headlines, professor Dan Berger will deliver a lecture titled "Prison Organizing Then and Now." The lecture will explore past and contemporary prison-related organizing. Specifically, Berger will discuss how the civil rights and Black Power movements of the mid-20th century joined a campaign against white supremacy. Following the lecture, prisoner advocacy groups will discuss the #EndSolitaryRI campaign and what is being done to improve housing opportunities for former inmates. An associate professor at the University of Washington-Bothell, Berger studies the intricacies of social movements and race and ethnicity in America. The event is sponsored by the Departments of History, American Studies, Africana Studies, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106, 95 Cushing St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/history/history-concentration
   Thursday 7 April 5:30pm   The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City    Archaeology professor Massimo Osanna will deliver 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 will focus 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 supervolcano nearly 2,000 years ago. Osanna, who teaches at University of Basilicata, is the superintendent of the archaeological heritage of Pompeii. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Rhode Island Hall, Room 108, the College Green.  http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/events/
   Thursday 7 April 7:30pm   Seeing the Humanity in Your Enemy    The Program in Judaic Studies presents a lecture titled "Seeing the Humanity in Your Enemy," the first of two lectures about Israelis and Palestinians in Dialogue. Speakers include Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, director and founder of international relations at Roots/Shorashim/Judur, and Ali Abu Awwad, co-director of Roots/Shorashim/Judur. Schlesinger, an Israeli West Bank resident, teaches classes on Judaism and leads interfaith projects throughout the Dallas area. Awwad, a Palestinian West Bank resident, tours internationally to teach non-violent resistance and to discuss stories of activism, bereavement, and other topics. Sponsored by the Elga K. Stulman Fund, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Room 117, 167 Thayer St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/judaic-studies/news/events
   Thursday 7 April 8:00pm to Monday 18 April 8:00pm   Mr. Burns, a post-electric play    The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock and Buskin present Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, written by Anne Washburn, directed by Connie Crawford. The play is about how stories change over time and become part of something bigger. Set in a future where electricity is nowhere to be found, survivors in a post apocalyptic future pass the time by telling stories of their favorite episodes of the Simpsons. Several years later, characters from the beloved sitcom are larger than life and deeply ingrained into the history and imagination of the people. Showtimes are Thursday through Friday, April 7-9, at 8 p.m; Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, April 13-14, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 17, at 7 p.m.; and Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, and $7 for students. All performances will be held in Leeds Theater, Lyman Hall, Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. For more information, call 401-863-3283.  http://www.browntaps.org/mr-burns-a-post-electric-play/
   Friday 8 April 8:30am to Saturday 9 April 2:00pm   Brains in Crisis: Stress and Resilience in Syrian Refugee Children    Middle East Studies presents a two-day workshop titled "Brains in Crisis: Stress and Resilience in Syrian Refugee Children," as part of the fourth annual Engaged Scholarship initiative. The theme of this year's event will revolve around the current Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on brain development and mental health outcomes in young children. Scholars from interdisciplinary backgrounds will connect scientists with service providers with the shared understanding that the cultural and historical context of the Middle East is essential to any interventions implemented. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department for Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, and the Brown Institute for Brain Science. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Thayer St. For a complete program, visit http://engagedscholarship.org/program/  http://middleeastbrown.org/event/brains-in-crisis/
   Sunday 10 April 8:00pm   The 18th Annual Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Jazz Band Concert    The Brown Jazz Band will perform a concert under the direction of Matthew McGarrell with trumpeter Thomas Bergeron and his Quintet as part of the Annual Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Jazz Band Concert. The program will feature two parts inspired by 20th century composers Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Olivier Messiaen. In the first part, the Jazz Band will play a set of pieces for large and small ensembles that were performed in Berlin last week and Bergeron will be featured as a soloist. In the second part, the Quintet will perform pieces from the recording Sacred Feast, which features compositions based on Messiaen's works. A string quartet made up of students in the Chamber Music Program will join Quintet on several pieces. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, the College Green.   https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/18th-annual-daniel-milano-%E2%80%9993-memorial-jazz-band-concert
   
Exhibits
    Monday 11 April 12:00pm to Sunday 1 May 6:00pm   First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare    An exhibition titled "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Featuring the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, the exhibition offers a chance for visitors to view a book of national significance that would've otherwise been lost to history if not for Shakespeare's fellow actors in the 1600s. The First Folio contains 18 of Shakespeare's classic plays including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Twelfth Night. The book will be opened to pages of the most quoted line from Shakespeare. Historians and librarians estimate that only 750 books were ever produced. Today, less than 250 are accounted for. The exhibition will be on display April 11 through May 1 in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Cohen Gallery, 154 Angell St. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Friday-Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2165.  https://library.brown.edu/create/firstfolio/exhibit/
   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
   Wednesday 10 February 10:00am to Friday 13 May 5:00pm   Thousands of Little Colored Windows: Brown University’s Stamp Collections    Numerous postage stamps of historical significance are on display at the John Hay Library as part of an exhibition titled "Thousands of Little Colored Windows: Brown University’s Stamp Collections." Curated by students in the Museum Collecting and Collections class (fall, 2015), the stamps from the Library's extensive collections reveal how postage stamps have relevance to social history, political and cultural studies. The exhibition will also feature an interactive digital gallery of the stamps from the George S. Champlin Memorial Stamp Collection. The exhibition will run through May 13 in the Hay Library, the College Green. Exhibition hours vary depending on the academic calendar. For more information, call 401-863-2165.  http://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/thousands-of-windows/
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