[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown Univ. through Sunday, May 14

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 21:33:43 CDT 2017

I strongly urge readers to consult http://calendar.brown.edu/ , as well, because with the end of term (Brown graduates on the day before Memorial Day) there are many more student-led and student-oriented talks, displays and performances than are shown here.

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  Monday 1 May 12:00pm to Saturday 6 May 6:00pm   Theories in Action Exchange    With the academic year coming to a close, members of the community are invited to learn about the experiences of graduating students through a week-long conference titled "Theories in Action Exchange." The conference will feature roundtable discussions and poster sessions that shed light on students' thesis projects, capstones and leadership experiences across a variety of different concentrations. Organized by the Curricular Resource Center and the Dean of the College, the conference will run from May 1-6 and will be held in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman St. For a complete program, visit: http://www.browntia.org/schedule-2017/  
   Tuesday 2 May 4:00pm   Quietly Ukraine?    As part of the Development and Governance Seminar Series, Watson Institute senior fellow Tony Levitas will discuss the "decentralization" of the Ukraine government after Russia's annexation. In this talk, titled "Quietly Ukraine? The State of the (Subnational) State after Russian Occupation," Levitas will discuss how new reforms are strengthening and streamlining the Ukrainian state at both the national and subnational levels. His talk will lead into a discussion about rebranding the discourse around "decentralization" and the struggle against corruption. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2017/tony-levitas-quietly-ukraine-state-subnational-state-after-russian-occupation
   Tuesday 2 May 5:00pm   The Pen and the Brush    French author Anka Muhlstein will deliver a Mel and Cindy Yoken Cultural Series Lecture titled "The Pen and the Brush," hosted by the Brown University Library. The lecture will focus on the close friendships and constant borrowings among artists and writers during 19th century France, as reflected from novels during that period. Muhlstein will discuss the relationships between well known artists and painters that include the likes of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Marcel Proust. The recipient of two prizes from the Académie Française and the Goncourt Prize for Biography, Muhlstein has published the biographies of Queen Victoria, James de Rothschild, Cavelier de La Salle and others. She is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the John Hay Library, Lownes Room, 20 Prospect St.  https://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/anka-muhlstein/
   Tuesday 2 May 5:30pm   "Freedom Riders" director to deliver Debra Lee Lecture    Filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius" Fellow Stanley Nelson Jr. will deliver the annual Debra Lee Lecture, hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Mr. Nelson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2013 by former President Obama. He is the director of the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary,"Freedom Riders," which aired in 2011 and focused on the civil rights activists who deliberately violated Jim Crow laws in order to challenge the segregated interstate travel system. The lecture will be preceded with a screening of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" on Monday, May 1. Both events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching, Room 130, 85 Waterman St.  https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/2017-debra-lee-lecture-slavery-and-justice-stanley-nelson-jrs-black-panthers-vanguard-revolution-scr
   Thursday 4 May 5:30pm   A reading by novelist, journalist Deni Ellis Béchard    Award-winning novelist and journalist Deni Ellis Béchard will read from his work as part of the Program in Literary Arts' Writers On Writing Reading Series. Béchard is the author of five books including "Into the Sun," a novel about the expatriate community in Kabul, Afghanistan, and "Vandal Love," which earned him a Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2007. He has written articles and taken photographs that have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, National Geographic Adventurer and numerous other magazines and newspapers. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events/deni-ellis-béchard
   Thursday 4 May 8:00pm to Sunday 7 May 2:00pm   Festival of Dance    The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin present the annual "Festival of Dance," a dance concert produced by Julie Adams Strandberg that brings together the best works of students, faculty and staff. This year's dance concert features pieces that were selected because of their focus on the role of dance in carrying cultural tradition and in storytelling. Dance performances include "Marakadon," which celebrates the life-cycle ceremonies and has roots in Mali traditions; "RiverRun," an exploration into the Buddhist notions of releasing worldly attachments into a sea of awakening; and "Closer to Light,"a produced in 1990 by Strandberg in memory of George Houston Bass. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and $7 for students with an ID. Running from May 4-7, showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in Stuart Theater, Faunce House, 75 Waterman St. For more information, visit: http://www.browntaps.org/festival-of-dance/  
   Friday 5 May 12:45pm   Janet Yellen among speakers at 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver a speech as part of the 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference. Yellen, who became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve System, graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1967 and was later awarded an honorary degree at the University's 230th Commencement. The purpose of the conference is to forge connections between generations of Brown alumnae, celebrate their common experiences and examine their evolving roles in the world. The conference is closed to the general public, but a live webcast of Yellen's address will be available online. The conference was organized by members of the 125 Years of Women at Brown Steering Committee and the Women’s Leadership Council in collaboration of the University. Yellen's address begins at 12:45 p.m. For more information, visit: http://wlc125.brown.edu/schedule.html  http://wlc125.brown.edu/schedule.html
   Friday 5 May 8:00pm   Wind Symphony Concert    The Brown University Wind Symphony will perform a "special by request" concert that will honor the graduating class and will be conducted by Matthew McGarrell, Kevin Plouffe and Daniel Muller, a member of the Class of 2017. The program will feature works by famed composers John Alfieri, Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Frank Ticheli and David Holsinger. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, the College Green. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/wind-symphony-concert-8  
   Sunday 7 May 4:15pm to Tuesday 9 May 4:15pm   Torture, Abuse and Desecration in the Name of Religion    Numerous university scholars will convene at Brown University for a conference titled "Torture, Abuse and Desecration in the Name of Religion." The theme of the conference will focus on the visions, actions and justifications for torture and cruel practices in the name of religion. Speakers include Tracy Lemos of the University of Western Ontario; Oren Falk of Cornell University; Anthony Bale of the University of London; Ruth Marshall of the University of Toronto and many others. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Program in Judaic Studies and the Joseph and Ruth Moskow Fund. The first discussion, titled "Mediterranean and West Asian Antiquity," begins at 3 p.m. on May 7 in the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman St.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/judaic-studies/news/events
   Sunday 7 May 5:00pm   Brown University Chorus    The Brown University Chorus will perform a send-off concert under the direction of Frederick Jodry before they head off on a tour of Croatia. The program includes performances of "Dixit Maria," "Ave Maria," "Sometimes I feel" and many other works from renowned composers. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $3 with a Brown ID. The event begins at 5 p.m. in Sayles Hall, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events?page=1
   Friday 12 May 9:30am   The Crafty Reader: A Symposium in Honor of Robert Scholes    Colleagues and members of the Brown community will reflect on the work and contributions of the late Robert Scholes, who died in December 2016 and was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities. The recipient of several awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2005, Scholes was a contributor and sole author of several books including, most recently, "Paradoxy of Modernism" (2006), "The Crafty Reader" (2001) and "The Rise and Fall of English" (1998). Scholes, who was the founder of the semiotics program at Brown and was later the co-founder of the Department of Modern Culture and Media, held various academic posts over his more than 50 year career at institutions that included the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Studio 1, 154 Angell St. For a complete schedule, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-culture-and-media/events-2016-2017/crafty-reader  
   Friday 12 May 4:30pm   Dead Air: Panel Discussion    Four artists who collaborated on the "Dead Air" exhibition will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Karen Schiff. The speakers include Anthony Bragg, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design whose abstract drawings, paintings and sculptures can take on multiple meaning; Cooper Holoweski, a graduate of RISD whose recent works includes a video about an 'evolutionary failure' of a rock; Martin Smick, a faculty member at RISD who teaches courses on painting and pattern design; and Ziyang Wu, a visiting professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design whose digital videos include "The Last Subway" and "The Story of the Pig." The exhibition will be on display beginning May 12 through June 8 in the Cohen gallery. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Granoff Center Center for the Creative Arts, Englander Studio, 154 Angell St.  http://arts.brown.edu/events
   Friday 12 May 5:30pm   New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America    Princeton University historian Wendy Warren will deliver a lecture titled "New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America," hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ). Warren has research interests in colonial history and the intersection of slavery, ports and the New England economy. She will discuss how indigenous people were sold into slavery in the West Indies and how prominent colonial families were motivated by their slave-trading investments. The lecture is sponsored by the CSSJ, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The event begins at 5:30 pm. in the John Carter Brown Library, the College Green.  https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/evening-talk-wendy-warren-new-england-bound-slavery-and-colonization-early-america
    Thursday 28 January 10:00am to Wednesday 31 May 4:00pm   Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing    Devoted to beer cultures around the world, the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition titled "Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing." 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. In honor of the Haffenreffer family's gift to Brown University more than 60 years ago, 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 May 2017 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  
   Friday 21 October 10:00am to Wednesday 21 June 4:00pm   Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology    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 Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology," 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  
   Wednesday 15 February 8:30am to Sunday 28 May 5:00pm   The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that Changed Brown    In contribution to the Women's Leadership Council's 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference, the Pembroke Center has updated and remounted an exhibition titled "The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that Changed Brown." Containing documents and images leading up to the 1975 Louise Lamphere v. Brown University case, the exhibition uses archival research and oral histories to highlight a key moment of change in Brown's history and the feminist activism that led to that change. The exhibition will be on display through May 28 on the first floor of the Pembroke Center, 172 Meeting St. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Pembroke_Center at Brown.edu.  https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/
   Thursday 9 March 10:00am to Friday 12 May 4:00pm   A Dream Deferred    The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) in collaboration with Youth In Action present "A Dream Deferred," an exhibition that offers a reflective space to evaluate the intersection of the American Dream, education and the school-to-prison pipeline. Shining a spotlight on the school-to-prison pipeline, the exhibition is part of a high school project where students learned the close ties between education and the criminal justice system, which disproportionately impacts students of color in and around Rhode Island. An opening reception will be held in CSSJ, 94 Waterman St., on Thursday, March 9. On display in CSSJ through May 12, exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/news/2017-03/youth-action-uncovering-institution-presents-dream-deferred.  
   Saturday 18 March 1:00pm to Sunday 28 May 4:00pm   Pierre Huyghe | Untitled (Human Mask)    Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition “Untitled (Human Mask)” is one of two new shows presented by the Bell Gallery that focuses on nuclear ecology. The exhibition is the New England premiere of Huyghe’s film set in the Fukushima, Japan, exclusion zone, where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Grappling with apocalyptic and possibly redemptive themes, the film includes scenes of a monkey doing tasks while wearing a human mask. The exhibition will be on display through May 28 in the Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1-9 p.m., and weekends from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/pierre-huyghe-untitled-human-mask
   Saturday 18 March 1:00pm to Sunday 28 May 4:00pm   Gabriel Martinez | Mountain War Time    A series of photos, along with a video installation and other works that comment on the human and ecological impact of nuclear detonations will be featured in Gabriel Martinez' exhibit, "Mountain War Time." Organized to coincide with the Brown Arts Initiative’s three-year thematic focus on “Arts and Environment,” the exhibition by Martinez focuses on Trinity, the site near Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the first atomic weapon was detonated in 1945. The images featured are a reference to the mysterious series of spots that appeared in batches of x-rays in 1945, which later became an accidental record to the scope of first fallout zone. Martinez’ exhibition includes a video of the recollections of Henry Herrera, a civilian who lived downwind from the Trinity site. The exhibition will be on display through May 28 in the List Art Center lobby, 64 College St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1-9 p.m., and weekends from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/gabriel-martinez-mountain-war-time
   Tuesday 18 April 9:00am to Friday 30 June 5:00pm   The Americas on Fire    A new collection titled "The Americas on Fire" in the John Carter Brown Library depicts the inextricable link between fire and all facets of the American experience. Curated by historians Jake Frederick of Lawrence University and Júnia Furtado of Brazilian-based Federal University, the exhibition explores how fire was harnessed for agriculture, embraced as a mechanism for communicating with the divine realm and wielded in combat by Native Americans and European colonizers. The exhibition will be on display through June in the MacMillan Reading Room of the John Carter Brown Library, located on the College Green. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact jcb-events at brown.edu.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/about
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