[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown Univ. through Sunday, May 20

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Tue May 8 04:46:14 CDT 2018


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  Monday 7 May 7:00pm   Portuguese Performance and Exhibit Night    Brown’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies hosts an evening celebrating the achievements and talents of its students. Each group will showcase their language skills and creativity in a series of varied and dynamic performances in Portuguese. George Monteiro Conference Room, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, 159 George Street.  http://brown.edu/academics/portuguese-brazilian-studies/news
   Tuesday 8 May 4:00pm   Decoding the Brain Serotonergic System: From Breathing to Behavior    Over the last few years, Susan Dymecki’s lab at Harvard Medical School has begun uncovering distinct subtypes of serotonin neurons that appear to have specific responsibilities. Her studies reveal that our serotonin nerve cells may control everything from respiration to body temperature to emotional states. Dymecki discusses her work in a seminar presented by the Carney Institute’s Center for the Neurobiology of Cells and Circuits. A reception will follow. Room 130, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, 85 Waterman Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/brain-science/events/molecular-and-cellular-neuroscience-seminar-decoding-brain-serotonergic-system-breathing
   Tuesday 8 May 4:00pm   Indigenous Peoples' Cultural Heritage as a Human Right    The Bears Ears and Chaco struggles today are linked to Standing Rock, Wounded Knee and many previous struggles between indigenous people and colonists throughout American history. How can we create a pluricultural democracy where the identity, culture, traditional knowledge and history of Native Americans and all indigenous peoples will be respected and protected rather than destroyed? Indigenous peoples scholar Elsa Stamatopoulou gives a talk looking back on indigenous history and discusses why their cultural heritage should be a human right. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/elsa-stamatopoulou-indigenous-peoples-cultural-heritage-human-right-todays-emergency
   Friday 11 May 12:00pm   The Most Cost-Effective Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies    In 1993, Steven Gortmaker published the first ever report on the American obesity epidemic among children. A quarter century later, the Harvard researcher is focused on evaluating and comparing the cost effectiveness of more than 40 childhood obesity intervention plans. In this talk, part of Brown’s Innovations in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences lecture series, Gortmaker discusses his research on childhood obesity and how our society can best combat it. Room 245, School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/behavioral-and-social-sciences/sites/brown.edu.academics.public-health.behavioral-and-social-sciences/files/uploads/Gortmaker%20Poster_0.pdf
   Friday 11 May 2:00pm   State and Political Subjectivity in Kashmir    A historian and an anthropologist come together to speak on Kashmir, the picturesque Himalayan region that has been subjected to persistent violence and interstate wars between India and Pakistan. Hafsa Kanjwal, a historian, focuses on how Kashmir’s disputed political status engendered a particular form of developmentalism in the 1950s and 1960s. Mohamad Junaid, an anthropologist, covers the themes of military occupation, space, memory and political subjectivity in Kashmir since the late 1980s. Together, the presentations highlight the ways in which people negotiate precarious politics and propose alternative political visions. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2018/hafsa-kanjwal-and-mohamad-junaid-state-and-political-subjectivity-kashmir
   Friday 11 May 5:30pm   Opening and Reception: Standing Rock and Bears Ears    Join Brown curators, staff, students and others for the opening reception of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's two new exhibitions focused on contemporary Native American culture and politics, "Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock" and "Sacred is Sacred: The Art of Protecting Bears Ears." Remarks and a short performance, to be announced, will begin at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served throughout the event. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/events/2018/05/exhibit-opening-and-reception
   Wednesday 16 May 4:00pm   Medical Consent in the Iberian Atlantic    On a Sunday morning in 1805, churchgoers in Santa Fe Bogotá learned of a marvelous new discovery — a vaccine that promised to save them from disease. Vaccination was ostensibly both free and voluntary, requiring the consent of patients or parents throughout the Spanish Empire — yet the vaccine was incubated and conserved for the public through the bodies of young children, often orphaned or enslaved, who were not afforded the choice to consent. This talk by John Carter Brown Library Fellow Farren Yero of Duke University will discuss the establishment of the smallpox vaccine within the Iberian Atlantic world, and how it fostered a new but fractured culture of medical consent. MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/event/2018/05/16/jcb-fellows-talk-farren-yero
   Thursday 17 May 5:30pm   Opening Reception: Simulating Nature    In “Simulating Nature,” presented by the Brown Arts Initiative, Daniel Miller explores our relationships to the natural world through organic systems replicated with the use of robotics, media and electronics. The resulting dynamic art draws parallels, and examines incongruities, between the human experience and the environment. Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  arts.brown.edu/events
    Monday 16 October 9:00am to Thursday 31 May 5:00pm   Exhibit: The Body As Site Of    In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives. Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi and Carolina Hicks’ artworks address the body as a site of personal agency, political activism, and vulnerability, while acknowledging that these topics are not necessarily discrete. Whether in the form of a photograph or an illustration, the emotionally evocative works convey multidimensional realities that challenge divisions of the physical and mental, the cerebral and visceral, and the spiritual and the material. Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2017/09/exhibit-body-site-0
   Saturday 31 March 11:00am to Sunday 27 May 4:00pm   33° | a series of exhibitions and public artworks regarding ice melt and climate change    The current crisis of climate change and the associated threat of ice melt and sea level rise has drawn a legion of international artists to Greenland, the Arctic and the Antarctic. 33° presents the work of six artists who have documented the extreme poles’ beauty and destruction: Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard (Germany) and photographers Olaf Otto Becker (Germany), Camille Seaman (U.S.), James Balog (U.S.), Jean de Pomereu (France) and Iain Brownlie Roy (Scotland, U.K.). Kirkegaard’s 40-minute soundspace “Isfald” (Icefall) will be on view alongside photographs of glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet by Becker and Seaman. Photo murals by Becker, Seaman, Balog, de Pomereu and Roy will be displayed on the facades of buildings across Brown’s campus. David Winton Bell Gallery, 64 College Street.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/33
   Thursday 5 April 6:30pm to Friday 1 June 9:00pm   White Wanderer    "White Wanderer" takes inspiration from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, which broke off into the Wedell Sea in July 2017, forever altering the landscape of the continent. Using real-life recordings of the sounds and frequencies of calving icebergs, along with satellite imagery of the 120-mile Larsen C crack, Chicago-based artist duo Luftwerk brings this remote place to life to deepen public understanding of the connection between climate change and sea level rise. Atrium Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  http://arts.brown.edu/event/white-wanderer-opening-reception
   Monday 5 March 10:00am to Friday 15 June 6:00pm   Haggadah: Telling and Retelling the Story of Jewish Liberation    The Ungerleider Collection of Haggadot, presenting the text recited on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover, represents a remarkable array of geographic, linguistic and temporal diversity. Encompassing more than 400 years of Jewish culture, from the Ottoman Empire in 1505 to the State of Israel in the 1950s, the collection is composed of haggadot from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Near East. It incorporates a wide range of languages from Jewish communities across the globe, many long since dispersed. Exhibition Gallery, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street.  http://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/exhibit-haggadah/
   Saturday 12 May 10:00am to Wednesday 1 May 4:00pm   Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock    From April 2016 through February 2017, thousands of Native and non-Native people made the North Dakota Plains their home to stand in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. As the protesters faced police, roadblocks and heavy surveillance, a group of photographic drone operators emerged within their ranks, sending their flying cameras up and over barricades to illuminate spaces hidden from the public, unmask the face of force and show the world the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Their images motivated countless Americans to join the resistance, whether in person, on social media or through donations — and kickstarted a new movement of aesthetic protest. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/drone-warriors-art-surveillance-and-resistance-standing-rock
   Saturday 12 May 10:00am to Wednesday 1 May 2:00pm   Sacred is Sacred: The Art of Protecting Bears Ears    For centuries, Southern Utah’s Bears Ears region was home to Indigenous people who used its plants, animals and other natural materials to make their food, homes and culture. But while the area is rich in history, it’s also rich in oil and gas, and renewed calls for resource extraction threaten its natural and cultural landscape. This moving exhibition of contemporary and past art explores the beauty of Bears Ears and the ways in which Indigenous peoples have learned and healed through their fight to protect it. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/sacred-sacred-art-protecting-bears-ears
   Thursday 17 May 5:30pm to Friday 15 June 9:00pm   Simulating Nature    In “Simulating Nature,” presented by the Brown Arts Initiative, Daniel Miller explores our relationships to the natural world through organic systems replicated with the use of robotics, media and electronics. The resulting dynamic art draws parallels, and examines incongruities, between the human experience and the environment. Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  arts.brown.edu/events
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