What to do this week: March 9 – March 15

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Monday, March 9:

Event: The Lecture Series: Neil Harbisson
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Center for the Arts

Student Creative Arts Council is hosting this lecture with Harbisson, a British contemporary artist and the first person to have an antenna implanted in his skull. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, meaning he was only able to see the world in grayscale; the antenna translates color into sound, allowing him experience the colors of the world. He’s also a cyborg activist. Even if you can’t get into this lecture, it’s definitely worth reading up on.

Event: Free Community College for All?
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 203

Brown Political Forum is hosting this event to debate the recent announcement by President Obama to make higher education more available to the public by providing free community college. BPF, for their part, is providing attendees with free pizza.

Tuesday, March, 10:

Event: Berlin: Art and Memory, an evening with Stih & Schnock
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: John Nicolas Brown Center, 357 Benefit St

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock are Berlin-based artists who have collaborated on work that focuses on the history of Berlin, Holocaust imagery, and collective memory.

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What to do this week: November 3 – 9

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Monday, November 3:

Event: Midterm Madness with the Dems
Time: 5:00 – 8:00p.m.
Location: Wilson 102

Help the Brown Democrats conduct a phone bank one last time as we approach the November 4th elections.

Tuesday, November 4:

Event: Brown/RISD Stand Up Comics Present: Choose Your Starter
Time: 8:00 \p.m.
Location: The Underground

Five funny students will provide you with jokes and general levity tomorrow night for free. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, November 5:

Event: Interracial Dating Panel
Time: 7:00 – 8.30 \p.m.
Location: Salomon 001

Who do you want, hook up with, date, and how does race and play into that? Six Brown students will share their opinions and take questions from the audience.

Event: Systems for Reporting Sexual Assault at Brown
Time: 7:30 – 9:30p.m.
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

The first hour of this event will be a teach-in with Brown administrators on how sexual assault cases are currently handled. The next hour will be an open forum with the Sexual Assault Task Force, allowing students the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and air grievances. All Brown community members are welcome to the teach-in, though the open forum is specifically for undergraduates.

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What to do this week: October 14 – 19

what-to-do-this-week1Tuesday, October 14

Event: Judith Butler: Fallible Recognition: The Politics of Kinship in the Bacchea
Time: 5:30-7p.m.
Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture and MCM department bring us Judith Butler, a name you probably recognize. Butler is an influential gender and literary theorist, today discussing the ancient Greek tragedy after a staged reading by students.

Wednesday, October 15

Event: Rivka Galchen: The Accidental Poetry of Medicine
Time: 5:30p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

Rivka Galchen has had one of those cool life paths that took her from an M.D. from Mount Sinai to a full-time writer/novelist. Her novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, garnered immense critical praise, as did her more recent short-story collection, American Innovations. In 2010, Galchen was chosen as one of  The New Yorker’s 20 under 40. This literary event is hosted by the Med School, and seems like a promising lesson in serendipity.

Event: Providence Mayoral Debate
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Taubman Center

Mayoral candidates Buddy Cianci, Jorge Elorza, and Daniel Harrop will duke it out at this debate, moderated by Ross Cheit, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. Whether or not you’re registered to vote in RI, this is an excellent way to learn about issues facing our city. Tickets to the event may have sold out by now, but there will be a live simulcast in Salomon 001.

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What to do this week: October 6 – 12

 

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Monday, October 6:

Event: The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong: A Teach In
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson 102

Featuring five panelists from different universities, this teach-in will focus on the recent ruling by the Chinese National People’s Congress that declared that all candidates for Chief Executive in Hong Kong must be approved by a pro-Beijing election committee.

Event: Students on Israel and Palestine, Take Two
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Salomon 003

This meta-discussion will focus on the way we discuss Israel-Palestine on campus – the many forums, lectures, groups and panels interacting with the subject.

Event: 2nd Chinese Women’s Documentary Film Festival
Time: Various showings throughout the day, check FB page for more info
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

This film festival features Chinese-origin directors from around the world. Today is the final day of screenings and symposiums with directors.

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What to do this week: March 17-21

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Tuesday, March 18:

Event: Brown Veg Society Presents: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
Time: 5p.m.
Location: Barus and Holley 166

The Brown Veg Society Presents: Animal Rights, Human Obligations with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. Newkirk, who is an animal rights activist and author in addition to her position at PETA, will give a 40 minute talk, which is to be followed by a Q&A. The doors open at 4:45p.m. and Nice Slice will be served.

Event: Campus Center Duck Hunt
Time: 5-8p.m.
Location: Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

This Tuesday, participate in the epic Campus Center Duck Hunt. 125 rubber ducks will be hidden throughout the Center, each corresponding to a different, special prize. Don’t miss this chance to win candy bags, DVDs, board games, gift cards from stores on Thayer, Spring Weekend tickets, a Senior Week package, or even an iPad mini! Once you find a duck, bring it to the Student Activities Center on the 2nd floor of Faunce by 8p.m. to claim your prize.

Event: Daniel Simon Lecture
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: RISD Auditorium

Daniel Simon, automotive futurist and designer, will be coming to College Hill to share details about his career and life. Simon, who created the “Oblivion” Bubbleship, the “Tron: Legacy” Lihtcycle, and the “Captain America” Hydra Couple, is also author of the book “Cosmic Motors.” Check out his website to see more of his work.

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What to do this week: February 19-22

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Wednesday, February 19: 

Event: Writers or Missionaries? Reporting the Middle East
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Join the GISP “Wiring the Middle East: Nonfiction Coverage and New Digital Frontiers” and Brown Middle East Studies for a conversation with Adam Shatz, Contributing Editor of London Review of Books. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 20:

Event: The Days Between
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Center

Check out this new opera by Ben Kutner ’14, directed by Zach Rufa ’14. Can’t make it on Thursday? Don’t worry: there will be 3 other performances on Friday the 21st at 8p.m., and Saturday the 22nd at both 2p.m. and 8p.m. According to the event description, this original production, based loosely on the Arab Spring, “follows four national figures as they weather the power vacuum after their leader’s death – each attempting to ride out on top.”

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