Law school alumni panel

Location: Maddock Alumni Center

Join us for an upcoming alumni panel, “Alumni Perspectives: Law School and Legal Careers,” being held Tuesday, April 13 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Maddock Alumni. Alumni will speak about why they went to law school, what life was like as a law student, how Brown prepared them for law school and what they have pursued since graduating from law school. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by Monday, April 12.

The alumni panelists are:
-Christopher Ayers ’02, University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2008, Associate, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP
-Jason Preciphs ’98, University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2002, Associate, Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, Inc.
-Matthew Stein ’01, Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP & Affiliates
-Kaitlin Tracie ’03, Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2008, Special Assistant Attorney General, RI Department of the Attorney General

Mangos With Chili

Location: Rites and Reason Theatre, 155 Angell St.

Mangos With Chili is a Bay Area based performing arts company committed to showcasing high quality performance of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2006 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ms Cherry Galette, Mangos With Chili features a revolving cast of QTPOC artists and has performed to sold out houses across North America, wowing audiences in world class theaters, underground performance spaces, bars and campus halls, with their high intensity, breathtaking performance, politics and storytelling craft, reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color, while making art that speaks out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia and violence that QTPOC face.


Location: J. Walter Wilson, room 201

The Brown University Relaxation Project (BURP) offers FREE backrubs every Wednesday from 12-1 in J. Walter Wilson, Room 201. No appointment is needed. First come, first served.

Students for Education Reform panel

Location: List 120

Students for Education Reform presents a panel of speakers to discuss current issues in Rhode Island public education, including the firing of Central Falls teachers, the growth of charter schools, the legislature’s attempts at passing a fair funding bill, and Rhode Island’s application for federal “Race to the Top” funding.  Speakers will include the head of the Providence teachers’ union, two current high school students from Providence schools, a charter school representative, and one of the leaders of Rhode Island is Ready, a campaign supporting a fair funding formula.

Janus Lunch: The Future of NASA

Location: Faculty Club

Rather than send a man back to the moon, President Obama’s proposed budget calls for a far less expensive plan of encouraging private companies to build spacecrafts for NASA to rent. But veterans of the space agency’s golden years fear the decision puts NASA on a path to mediocrity. Are President Obama’s cuts to the program a fiscally responsible alternative to an expensive fantasy, or do they threaten the future of American science and spaceflight? Come discuss this issue with the Janus Fellows over a free Faculty Club lunch.
Please watch this short video, which gives background on the issue and some opposing viewpoints.
Also, here are Avatar director James Cameron’s thoughts:
And here is what Apollo 11 pilot Buzz Aldrin has to say:
Email to reserve your spot!

Lawrence Lessig talk

Location: List 120

Lawrence Lessig, a founder of Change Congress ( and a professor at Harvard Law School, will discuss the need for citizen-owned elections in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.  He has been featured on The West Wing and The Colbert Report.