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Network News Legend Tom Brokaw to Speak, Sign Books
Author and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will speak on Monday, April 21, 2008. at 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. The lecture, sponsored by the Office of the President, is free and open to the public. At 5 p.m., prior to the lecture, Brokaw will sign copies of his books Boom! and The Greatest Generation in Sayles Hall.
News Release   07-129    04/10/2008   Beebe
Times Writer Thomas Friedman to Give Earth Day Lecture
Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will speak about the environment on April 22, 2008, at 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101.
News Release   07-125    04/07/2008   Beebe
Pembroke Center Exhibition Celebrates Women's History Month
The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is celebrating Women’s History Month 2008 with an exhibit highlighting the historical achievements of Brown and Rhode Island women. Disturbances: An Exhibit of Select Materials from the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives is on view at the John Hay Library from Friday, March 14, through Wednesday, April 9, 2008. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-095    02/19/2008   Baum
Former Iraqi Minister Ali Allawi to Speak on Modern Middle East
Ali A. Allawi, former senior minister in the post-Saddam government of Iraq and author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, will deliver the inaugural Peter Green Lecture on the Modern Middle East. His talk, titled “The Iraq Crisis and the Future Middle East Order,” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at 5 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. Allawi will sign copies of his book at 4 p.m. in the lobby.
News Release   07-103    02/13/2008   Baum
Best-Selling Author Michael Pollan to Speak at Brown
Writer Michael Pollan will discuss his new best seller, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, in a Feb. 21, 2008, lecture at 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. The Committee on Science and Technology Studies is sponsoring Pollan’s talk, which is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-098    02/12/2008   Lawton
John Bolton and Richard Holbrooke to Discuss U.S. Role in the U.N.
Former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke and John Bolton will discuss the role of the United States within the United Nations on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. The event is part of the Janus Forum Lecture Series, sponsored by Brown’s Political Theory Project. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-089    02/04/2008   Baum
Angela Davis to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Social activist and educator Angela Davis will deliver Brown University’s 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. Her talk, titled “Recognizing Racism in the Era ofNeo-Liberalism,” is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-081    01/16/2008   Baum
Eli Adashi to Step Down as Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Eli Y. Adashi, dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, has announced his intention to step down at the end of the current academic year. Following a possible sabbatic leave, Adashi may return to full time teaching and research.
News Release   07-071    12/05/2007   Chapman
Infant Learning Expert To Discuss 'Secret Life of Infants'
Carolyn Rovee-Collier, founder of infant long-term memory research, will deliver the 2007 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child Behavior and Development on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-051    10/15/2007   Lawton
Professor-at-Large Richard Holbrooke to Discuss 'The World Crisis'
Brown University Professor-at-Large Richard C. Holbrooke ’62 will deliver a lecture titled “The World Crisis” on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. in Salomon Center for Teaching. He will sign copies of his new book, To End a War, beginning at 3:45 p.m. in the lobby. The event is part of The Directors Lectures Series on Contemporary International Affairs sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies.
News Release   07-049    10/11/2007   Baum
23 Faculty Appointed to Endowed and Named Professorships
Brown University has appointed 23 current faculty members to endowed and named professorships, including three new Royce Professors in Teaching Excellence. The appointments are part the University’s ongoing commitment to recruit and retain the highest-caliber faculty for Brown, a key goal under the Plan for Academic Enrichment.
News Release   07-041    09/25/2007   Baum
McCaffrey to Address 'After Iraq: How the World has Changed'
Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey will deliver the 77th Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007. His lecture, titled “After Iraq: How the World has Changed,” begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   07-036    09/20/2007   Baum
Journalist David Maraniss to Discuss "The Mythology of Sport"
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss will deliver the seventh annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture at Brown University on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. His talk, titled “The Mythology of Sport,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   06-133    04/09/2007   Baum
El Salvadoran Vice President de Escobar to Speak at Brown
Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, the first female vice president of the Republic of El Salvador, will deliver a lecture at Brown University on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Her address, titled “El Salvador: A Country of Opportunities,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   06-124    04/02/2007   Baum
Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong to Speak at Brown
Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, will give a lecture on China’s foreign policy and its relationship with the United States at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007, in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   06-117    03/15/2007   de Ramel
Novelist Jamaica Kincaid to Deliver Convocation Address
Celebrated author Jamaica Kincaid will deliver the keynote address at Brown University’s Caribbean Heritage Week Convocation Monday, March 5, 2007, at 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. A pre-convocation reception and book signing will be held at the Third World Center beginning at 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
News Release   06-110    03/01/2007   Baum
Rhodes Gift Establishes Center for International Economics
A $10-million gift from Brown alumnus and trustee emeritus William R. Rhodes will fund a new professorship and Center for International Economics to expand the University’s teaching and research in international trade and finance.
News Release   06-106    02/24/2007   Baum
Nonie Darwish to Speak on Women's Rights in the Middle East
Author and activist Nonie Darwish will discuss women’s rights in the Middle East and the threat of Islamic fundamentalism at a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. Her talk, titled “The Road to Peace: Women’s Rights,” begins at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   06-086    01/29/2007   Baum
Cornel West to Discuss the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Cornel West, among the nation’s most provocative public intellectuals, will deliver Brown University’s 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. His talk, titled “The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” is free and open to the public.
News Release   06-085    01/23/2007   Baum
Brown to Host Community Forum on Slavery and Justice Report
Exactly two weeks after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice released its report, Brown University will host a forum for the campus community and general public. The first forum will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   06-044    10/30/2006   Baum
Sen. Barack Obama to Deliver Licht Lecture on Public Affairs
Barack Obama, the Democratic junior senator from Illinois, will visit Brown University on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, to deliver the Gov. Frank Licht Lecture. “An Evening with Barack Obama,” sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, begins at 9 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. It is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
News Release   06-033    10/10/2006   Baum
Brown, Oak Ridge Team Up for Materials Science Research
Brown University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have established a formal affiliation to support research and teaching with an emphasis in materials science, an area of strength at both institutions.
News Release   05-144    06/27/2006   Lawton
Paul Volcker To Deliver Ogden Lecture: "Is the U.N. Up to Its Job?"
Economist and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Relations on Saturday, May 27, 2006, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. His address titled “Is the U.N. Up to Its Job?” is part of the annual Commencement Forums, offered during Brown University’s Commencement Weekend. The public is welcome.
News Release   05-131    05/22/2006   Goldstein
Bell Gallery Displays Retrospective of Friedrich St.Florian's Career
The David Winton Bell Gallery will present a retrospective of Friedrich St.Florian’s work, opening Friday, May 26, and running through Sunday, July 2, 2006. The exhibition honors the architect at the time of his retirement from teaching and on the occasion of being awarded an honorary degree during Brown University’s 238th Commencement.
News Release   05-128    05/12/2006   Goldstein
Brown University and RISD Honor Colleagues in Awards Ceremony
Members of the Brown and RISD communities recognized faculty and student colleagues for their outstanding commitments to teaching and mentoring at Awards Ceremony 2006.
News Release   05-124    05/03/2006   Goldstein
Children's Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman to Speak
Award-winning author and children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman will address the Brown community in the sixth annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Her speech, “Stand Up for Children Now, ” will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The event is free and open to the public.
News Release   05-105    04/03/2006   Goldstein
President of United Negro College Fund to Give 10th MLK Jr. Lecture
Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, will deliver Brown University’s 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture, titled “Coming of Age With King,” is free and open to the public.
News Release   05-064    01/23/2006   Goldstein
Nozaki Named Associate Dean of the College, Director of Swearer Center
Roger Nozaki, executive director of the General Electric Foundation, has been named an associate dean of the College and director of the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. Nozaki, who earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brown in 1989, will begin his duties Nov. 1, 2005.
News Release   05-030    09/19/2005   Sweeney
Mesa CC, Brown receive NSF Advanced Technology Education Grant
Supported by a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Mesa Community College (Mesa, Ariz.) and Brown University (Providence, R.I.) will develop pioneering curriculum modules for teaching digital visual literacy. As international culture and commerce become increasingly reliant on visual communications, visual literacy is becoming an essential skill for college graduates. Andries van Dam is co-principal investigator.
News Release   05-009    08/05/2005   Nickel
Brown To Host Public Forum on LNG Threat Analysis May 9
Counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke will present his detailed threat analysis of LNG terminals and tanker traffic in Rhode Island waters during a public forum at 3:30 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2005, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The event, sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and moderated by R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, is open to the public without charge.
News Release   04-123    05/04/2005   Nickel
Pulitzer-winning biographer A. Scott Berg to speak on “Telling Lives”
Biographer A. Scott Berg, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his work, will give the fifth annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture. Berg will speak on “Telling Lives: Writing Biography” Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   04-115    04/13/2005   Curtis
Brown To Host 2005 Ivy Film Festival and Student Film Competition
Brown University will host the 2005 Ivy Film Festival, featuring entries from student filmmakers throughout the United States and Europe, April 15-17, 2005. Writer/director John Hamburg – maker of such popular films as Meet the Parents and its recent sequel, Meet the Fockers – will give the festival’s keynote address Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The public is welcome.
News Release   04-111    04/06/2005   Curtis
Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh To Give Meiklejohn Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author Seymour Hersh will give the 39th annual Meiklejohn Lecture Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Hersh will speak on “Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.” The lecture, sponsored by the Taubman Center, is free and open to the public.
News Release   04-090    02/22/2005   Curtis
Brown Lecture Board To Host the Rev. Jesse Jackson
The Brown University Lecture Board will welcome the Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist and former presidential candidate, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Jackson will speak on "The Future of the Democratic Party." Admission requires a Brown ID, but a limited number of seats will be reserved for the press.
News Release   04-059    12/01/2004   Curtis
Bogues, Bonde and Fischer Named Inaugural Royce Family Professors
Brown University has appointed Barrymore Bogues, professor of Africana studies; Sheila Bonde, professor of the history of art and architecture; and Karen Fischer, professor of geological sciences, as the inaugural Royce Family Professors of Teaching Excellence. They will serve three-year terms, through June 30, 2007.
News Release   04-054    11/15/2004   Nickel
NPR's Mara Liasson to speak Nov. 11 on "Election 2004"
Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss "Election 2004: A Washington Insider's View," part of the John Hazen White Sr. Lecture Series, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   04-047    10/27/2004   Curtis
James Garvin and Wen-Hsiung Li to speak, receive alumni awards
Chief NASA scientist James B. Garvin and Balzan Award-winning mathematician Wen-Hsiung Li, both Brown alumni, will be honored by the Brown Alumni Association and the Brown Graduate School with their most prestigious awards Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. Garvin and Li will each give public lectures that day at 2:45 p.m. -- Garvin in the Salomon Center for Teaching and Li in the List Art Center auditorium.
News Release   04-029    09/23/2004   Curtis
Slavery and Justice Committee to host lecture by John Hope Franklin
The Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice will sponsor a lecture, titled "An Open Letter to Jonathan Doe: Reflections on Racial Inequality in America," by distinguished historian John Hope Franklin Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   04-021    09/15/2004   Curtis
Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean To Speak Sept. 9
Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and Vermont governor, will speak on "The Long-Term Implications of the 2004 Presidential Election" when he delivers the 2004 Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   04-014    09/02/2004   Nickel
NLRB decision says graduate students are not statutory employees
The National Labor Relations Board has upheld Brown University's argument on appeal that graduate teaching assistants are students -- not statutory employees -- and are therefore not an appropriate unit for collective bargaining. The NLRB reversed a November 2001 decision by its regional director to order an election and dismissed the original petition filed by the United Auto Workers Union.
News Release   04-004    07/15/2004   Nickel
Through Pembroke Center, Turkish scholar probed deeper into honor crimes
As a postdoctoral fellow at Brown's Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Dicle Kogacioglu had the opportunity to further her exploration of the issue of honor crimes - the murder of a woman by members of her family who do not approve of her sexual behavior.
GSJ Story   28GSJ20f    07/09/2004   Sweeney
Mapping the curriculum: online project helps visualize interdisciplinary relationships
The CRISTALS project (for Context-Rich Interactive Student Teaching and Learning System) is an attempt to find better ways to visualize and explore the full sweep of Brown's curriculum in new ways.
GSJ Story   28GSJ18d    05/28/2004   Freelance
Four professors in national spotlight for their teaching, research
Four Brown professors have been honored by national organizations this spring for their work: Amy Greenwald of computer science and Ian Dell'Antonio of physics received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; Thomas Banchoff of mathematics is a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award; Elliot Colla of comparative literature has been selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to receive a New Directions Fellowship.
GSJ Story   28GSJ17    05/07/2004   Cole
Brown music ensembles to perform with Grammy winner Joe Lovano
The Brown University Music Department will present the 2004 Sara and Robert A. Reichley Concert -- Viva Jazz! -- featuring the Brown Jazz Band on Friday, May 7, 2004, at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The program will also feature the Jazz Band and the Brown Wind Symphony performing with Grammy winning musician Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano. The concert is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-123    04/26/2004   Curtis
Sportscaster Chris Berman to give Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
ESPN anchor and sportscaster Chris Berman, a member of the Brown class of 1977, will give the fourth annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Berman will speak on "Sports: America's Last Melting Pot." Following the lecture, Berman will conduct an ESPN-style interview with special guest Bill Belichick, head coach of the World Champion New England Patriots. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-111    04/12/2004   Curtis
Meissner to open 24th Brown/Providence Journal conference April 25
U.S. immigration policy expert Doris Meissner will deliver the Michael P. Metcalf-Howard R. Swearer Memorial Lecture to open the 24th annual Brown University/-Providence Journal Public Affairs Conference. The conference, "Homeland Insecurity: The Changing Face of Immigration," runs April 25 through April 28, 2004. Meissner will give her address, titled "Immigration and Security: A Post-9/11 Report Card," on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
News Release   03-105    04/07/2004   Howell
At Brown
Sheridan Center teaching awards; On the Road; research note on Milankovitch Theory
GSJ Story   28GSJ13b    03/26/2004   Sweeney
Education faculty member receives Wriston Fellowship for 2004-05
Wilbur Johnson, lecturer and clinical professor of social studies and history in the Department of Education, recently received the Wriston Fellowship, one of the highest awards the University bestows upon its teaching faculty. Johnson will use the fellowship to create a new undergraduate seminar course that examines issues surrounding the concept of "white privilege."
News Release   03-094    03/22/2004   Cole
Brown to host 2004 Responsible Leadership Forum March 11 to 13
Brown University will host the 2004 Responsible Leadership Forum, titled "Leadership in a Changing World," March 11 through 13, 2004. The conference will open with a keynote lecture on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. All events are open to the public.
News Release   03-088    03/09/2004   Curtis
Royce Professorships will recognize teaching excellence of Brown faculty
A $5.5-million gift from Brown alumnus and trustee emeritus Charles M. Royce, will fund six professorships to honor Brown faculty for excellence in teaching. Royce's gift was one of seven major gifts presented to and accepted by the Brown Corporation at its regular winter meeting Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.
News Release   03-085    03/02/2004   Nickel
Former ambassador to Afghanistan Robert P. Finn to speak March 1
The Brown University Student Lecture Board will present Robert P. Finn, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, on Monday, March 1, 2004, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Finn will speak on "Afghanistan: Moving Toward Elections."
News Release   03-079    02/20/2004   Curtis
Lani Guinier to give ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Noted author and educator Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will give the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon center for Teaching. The lecture, titled "Serving the Dream," is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-069    01/14/2004   Curtis
Events will observe 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Brown University will present "The Promise and the Legacy: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education," a year-long symposium examining the impact of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision. The symposium will open Dec. 3, 2003, with a panel discussion at 6:45 p.m. and a keynote address by Professor Charles Ogletree of the Harvard Law School at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-058    11/26/2003   Curtis
Brown Lecture Board to host filmmaker Spike Lee
The Brown University Lecture Board will host filmmaker Spike Lee, who will speak about his work Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Tickets are available only to persons with a Brown ID, but a limited number of seats will be reserved for the media.
News Release   03-057    11/25/2003   Curtis
Cape Verde Prime Minister Neves to give Ogden Lecture Oct. 2
Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves of the Republic of Cape Verde will give a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture on International Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Neves will speak on "New Horizons for African Leadership in a Globalizing World." The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-029    09/18/2003   Curtis
Carol Moseley Braun to give Krieger Memorial Lecture Sept. 10
Former U.S. senator and current presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.) will give the 2003 Noah Krieger Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   03-017    09/03/2003   Curtis
Noted conductor Benjamin Zander to speak July 2
Distinguished conductor, teacher and author Benjamin Zander will speak about his work on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This event, sponsored by the Office of Summer Studies, is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-159    06/30/2003   Curtis
Brown University Library names William Williams Award recipients
The Brown University Library will honor three individuals for their support by presenting them with the William Williams Award on May 24, 2003, at 9 a.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching; two other Williams Awards will be presented posthumously. The ceremony immediately precedes a Commencement Forum on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The ceremony and the forum are open to the public.
News Release   02-128    05/01/2003   Curtis
At Brown
Wriston Fellowships; Faculty Teaching Awards; announcements from Human Resouces, Financial Services; Off the Shelf; more
GSJ Story   27GSJ25a    04/25/2003   Sweeney
Sportswriter Frank Deford to speak on "Hype and Hypocrisy" April 30
Award-winning journalist, author and sports commentator Frank Deford will speak on "Sports: The Hype and Hypocrisy" Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Deford's lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board.
News Release   02-119    04/23/2003   Curtis
Thomas Friedman to give Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture May 1
New York Times columnist and award-winning author Thomas L. Friedman will deliver the third annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The evening's program, free and open to the public, will include presentation of the annual Casey Shearer Memorial Awards for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction.
News Release   02-116    04/18/2003   Curtis
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to speak April 15 on death penalty
The Brown University Lecture Board will welcome former governor of Illinois George Ryan and Lawrence Marshall, the legal director for the Center on Wrongful Convictions, on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The pair will speak on the death penalty.
News Release   02-112    04/14/2003   Curtis
Two Brown faculty receive Wriston Fellowships for 2003-04
Brooke Harrington, assistant professor of sociology and public policy, and David H. Laidlaw, assistant professor of computer science, recently received Wriston Fellowships, one of the highest awards the University bestows upon its teaching faculty.
News Release   02-110    04/09/2003   Cole
Oscar nominee Todd Haynes to speak at Brown April 11 and 12
Writer/director and Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes, a 1985 graduate of Brown University will speak about his work on Friday, April 11, 2003, at 3 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching and again on Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Cable Car Cinema, following a 4:15 p.m. screening of his film "Far from Heaven."Both events are free and open to the public.
News Release   02-108    04/08/2003   Curtis
Braun, Joukowsky will receive Sheridan Awards April 30
Lundy Braun, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Martha Sharp Joukowsky, professor of anthropology and Old World art and archaeology, have been selected to receive the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning.
GSJ Story   27GSJ23f    04/04/2003   Sweeney
Henry Louis Gates Jr. to speak on "Encyclopedia Africana" April 7
Noted scholar and teacher of African and African-American history and culture Henry Louis Gates Jr. will speak on "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Encyclopedia Africana" Monday, April 7, 2003, at 5 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This lecture is the keynote address in a series of events planned to celebrate the dedication of the English Department's new academic home.
News Release   02-104    03/31/2003   Curtis
NBC's Andrea Mitchell to receive Welles Hangen Award March 30
Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, will receive Brown's Welles Hangen Award for Superior Achievement in Journalism on Sunday, March 30, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Mitchell will also give the keynote lecture titled "Pax Americana." The public is welcome.
News Release   02-095    03/20/2003   Curtis
Andrea Mitchell to open 23rd Brown/Providence Journal conference
Acclaimed foreign affairs reporter Andrea Mitchell will deliver the Michael P. Metcalf-Howard R. Swearer Memorial Lecture to open the 23rd annual Brown University/Providence Journal Public Affairs Conference. The conference, "A Time of Great Consequence: America and the World," runs March 30 through April 4, 2003. Mitchell will give her address, titled "Pax Americana," on Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
News Release   02-092    03/17/2003   Howell
Remarks on the eve of war: Universities have an important role to play
At 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003, less than an hour before U.S. armed forces began their attack on Iraq, Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons addressed a meeting of students in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The text of her remarks follows here.
News Release   02-093    03/17/2003   Nickel
Brown to host ASEH conference, Pulitzer winner Jared Diamond
Brown University will host the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, titled "Frontiers in Environmental History: Mainstreaming the ‘Marginal,'" March 26-30, 2003, at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond will open the conference when he speaks Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
News Release   02-091    03/14/2003   Curtis
Abraham Verghese, M.D., to speak on meaning in medical life
Abraham Verghese, M.D., author of "My Own Country--A Doctor's Story," will give the 11th annual Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture when he speaks on "The Search for Meaning in a Medical Life" on Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-087    03/07/2003   Curtis
Former Sen. Gary Hart to speak on "Restoration of the Republic"
Former senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart will speak on "Restoration of the Republic" Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This John Hazen White Sr. Lecture, sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-081    03/03/2003   Curtis
Randall Kennedy to speak on politics of race and marriage March 3
Noted Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy will give the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture when he speaks on "Marriage and the Politics of Race in America" Monday, March 3, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green. This lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-073    02/21/2003   Curtis
Pulitzer-winning writer N. Scott Momaday to speak March 6
Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday will speak on "Native American Oral Traditions: The Stories and Storytellers" on Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-074    02/21/2003   Curtis
Martin Scorsese to speak, receive creative arts award Jan. 27
Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, winner of this year's Golden Globe award for directing, will be honored for his work by Brown University's Creative Arts Council on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at 4:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Scorsese will also speak about his work and take questions from the audience in a session moderated by Michael Ovitz.
News Release   02-056    01/24/2003   Curtis
Talan Memmott awarded Brown's first electronic writing fellowship
Award-winning writer and multimedia artist Talan Memmott has been named as the University's first graduate fellow in electronic writing. The fellowship, which provides tuition and a stipend for its recipient, includes teaching opportunities that will add new course offerings in the digital arts to the University curriculum.
News Release   02-046    12/12/2002   Curtis
ormer Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak to speak Dec. 10
Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, will be the guest of the Brown Lecture Board on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   02-041    12/02/2002   Curtis
Making connections: The digital dimensions of education
Many agree: Using the Web for the classroom is a difference in media, but it's not a difference in teaching or goals.
GSJ Story   27GSJ12h    11/15/2002   Howell
Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt to speak Nov. 18
Former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt, who resigned his position on Nov. 5, will give a Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Lecture Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-033    11/08/2002   Curtis
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak on education as a human right Nov. 11
U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will speak on "Education as a Human Right" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This John Hazen White Lecture, sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, is free and open to the public.
News Release   02-030    10/28/2002   Curtis
Campaign for Brown Medical School exceeds $70-million goal
The Campaign for Brown Medical School raised $73.2 million to support professorships, scholarships, library resources, a proposed Life Sciences Building and other key elements of its mission of teaching, research, community service and patient care.
News Release   02-029    10/24/2002   Turner
Activist/author Derrick Bell to speak Sept. 28
Harvard professor and prominent African-American attorney/ethics expert Derek Bell will speak on ethics and ambition Sept. 28 in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
GSJ Story   27GSJ05k    09/27/2002   Howell
International grad students gain command of English during summer session
This summer, international graduate students who wanted assistance with spoken English had the opportunity to enroll in an intensive English language program created specifically for teaching assistants. Sixteen graduate students enrolled in the program offered for the first time by the Office of Summer Studies.
GSJ Story   26GSJ32a    08/02/2002   Cole
Inquiring Minds: Ken Miller on recent ruling regarding the Pledge of Allegiance
Professor Kenneth Miller, who has long debated with creationists to advocate for teaching the science of evolution in schools, reflects on the latest controversy over the separation of church and state.
GSJ Story   26GSJ32e    08/02/2002   Curtis
Cloning expert Lanza to speak at Brown July 15
On Monday, July 15, 2002, at 7 p.m. Robert Lanza, M.D., a member of the scientific team that reported cloning the world's first human embryo, will deliver the lecture "Stem Cell Research, Cloning and the Future of Medicine."He will speak in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green at Brown University. His presentation will be free and open to the public.
News Release   02-002    07/01/2002   Turner
New faculty members learn the ropes from colleagues at orientation
Dealing with the academic characteristics that make Brown unique were among the topics of an orientation attended by 37 new faculty members. The orientation was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and organized by the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
GSJ Story   27GSJ02b    06/09/2002   Cole
Graduate School will honor distinguished alumni, teaching assistants
During Commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 27, the University's Graduate School will present its Distinguished Graduate School Alumnus/a Award and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
News Release   01-137    05/10/2002   Sweeney
Trombonist George Masso and Brown Jazz Band to perform April 27
Trombonist and Rhode Island native George Masso will perform with the Brown Jazz Band in the 15th annual Eric Adam Brudner '84 Memorial Concert Saturday, April 27, 2002, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Edna Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   01-123    04/23/2002   Curtis
Two Brown faculty members receive Wriston Fellowships
Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Elliott Colla have been awarded Wriston Fellowships, one of the highest awards Brown bestows upon its teaching faculty.
News Release   01-121    04/19/2002   Curtis
Cokie Roberts to deliver second annual Casey Shearer Lecture April 11
ABC News chief congressional analyst Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of "This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts," will give the second annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture series honors the memory of Casey Shearer '00, who died just days before he was to graduate from Brown.
News Release   01-111    04/01/2002   Curtis
Tom Wolfe to open 22nd annual Brown/Providence Journal conference
Author Tom Wolfe will headline "The City: No Limits," the 22nd annual Brown University/Providence Journal Public Affairs Conference, April 14-19, 2002. He will deliver the keynote address, titled "Cities of Ambition," on Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Edna Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   01-105    03/26/2002   Curtis
Author Andrew Solomon to speak April 3 on depression
Andrew Solomon, author of the award-winning The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, will give the 10th annual Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green. This event, which is dedicated to Drs. Stanley and Betty Aronson, is free and open to the public.
News Release   01-103    03/21/2002   Curtis
Timelines, hiring plans, proposed policy changes focus of faculty meeting
President Simmons outlines the short-term, intermediate and long-term steps for the Initiatives for Academic Enrichment; Dean of the Faculty Mary Fennell outlines the spring discussions regarding temporary teaching needs for fall 2002. These discussions will set the stage for the faculty expansion to come.
GSJ Story   26GSJ20c    03/08/2002   Sweeney
Teaching awards go to Bonde, McIlwain and van Dam
Professors Sheila Bonde, James T. McIlwain and Andy van Dam have won the the latest Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning. (GSJ of March 8, 2002)
GSJ Story   26GSJ20g    03/08/2002   Bramson
Johnnetta Cole to speak on King's life and legacy Feb. 20
Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman College, will present "The Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Old Lessons for a New Day," this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at noon in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   01-085    02/11/2002   Curtis
Ted Turner to speak Feb. 11 on "Our Common Future"
AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman Ted Turner will deliver the Stephen A Ogden Jr. '60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs, titled "Our Common Future," on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
News Release   01-084    02/07/2002   Curtis
Oliver Stone to speak and participate in student film festival Dec. 1
Noted writer and director Oliver Stone will be the guest of the Brown Lecture Board and the first Ivy Film Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, when he will give a lecture at noon in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Stone will also participate in festival workshops.
News Release   01-062    11/28/2001   Curtis
Aetna chief to discuss future of health insurance
Aetna head Dr. John Rowe will give a Paul Levinger Lecture titled "Good Health: Can We Afford It?" on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
GSJ Story   26GSJ12f    11/16/2001   Turner
Aetna chief to discuss future of health coverage in United States
On Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at 4 p.m., John Rowe, M.D., will discuss "Good Health: Can We Afford It?" in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Rowe is chairman, president and CEO of Aetna Inc. His lecture will be free and open to the public.
News Release   01-056    11/14/2001   Turner
Christopher Reeve to give Parents Weekend keynote lecture
Actor, director and activist Christopher Reeve will deliver the keynote address during this year's Parents Weekend on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Because of space limitations, the event will be open only to Brown students and their parents. Limited space will be available to press by prior arrangement with the News Service.
News Release   01-047    10/23/2001   Curtis
Choices project helps students sort out nation's options
The Choices Program has prepared a teaching packet in wake of Sept. 11 attacks. Available for dissemination to participating teachers around the country.
GSJ Story   26GSJ05b    09/28/2001   Bramson
Faculty forum considers graduate unionization
A United Auto Workers petition now before the National Labor Relations Board seeks to designate the UAW as the sole representative for teaching assistants, proctors and certain research assistants. Faculty Forum discusses the issues.
GSJ Story   26GSJ05e    09/28/2001   Nickel
Graduate School dean reflects on union issues
In May, the UAW petitioned the NLRB for exclusive right to represent certain teaching assistants and other graduate students at Brown. This summer, 28 Brown faculty and administrators provided testimony before the NLRB in Boston. Attorneys from Brown and the UAW will file final arguments in the case by Sept. 25. A talk with Peder Estrup, dean of the Graduate School and research
GSJ Story   26GSJ04e    09/21/2001   Nickel
World Trade Center: Text of President Simmons' remarks to campus gathering
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Brown President Ruth J. Simmons addressed brief remarks to faculty, students and staff who had assembled in The Salomon Center for Teaching. More than 1,200 members of the campus community attended, hundreds listening to an overflow broadcast on The College Green and in nearby classrooms. The text of President Simmons' remarks follows.
News Release   01-019    09/11/2001   Nickel
Kathryn Spoehr to conclude service as provost, executive vice president
Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons announces that Kathryn T. Spoehr will resign as the University's executive vice president and provost effective Aug. 31, 2001. Spoehr will return to her teaching and research after taking sabbatical leave.
News Release   01-008    08/02/2001   Sweeney
Professor teaches engineering, business to imprisoned teens
Engineering Professor Greg Crawford is working with RI Training School, teaching a class on engineering and entrepreneurism.
GSJ Story   25GSJ28e    06/22/2001   Kerlin
Brown announces new Department of Africana Studies
Brown University's Afro-American Studies Program has been upgraded to department status and will be renamed the Department of Africana Studies, effective July 1. The name change reflects an already broad focus on research and teaching about the African diaspora.
News Release   00-155    06/15/2001   Kerlin
University urges grad students to preserve collegial mentoring relationship
In a recent letter e-mailed to faculty and graduate students, Provost Kathryn Spoehr and Dean of the Graduate School Peder Estrup discussed a petition filed by the United Auto Workers before the National Labor Relations Board in Boston. The UAW is asking the NLRB for the exclusive right to represent teaching assistants at Brown.
News Release   00-149    05/31/2001   Nickel
Four grad students honored for their teaching excellence
Mark Bayfield, Vanya Dukic, Domingo Ledezma and Susanne Wiedemann will receive graduate teaching awards at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony
GSJ Story   25GSJ27k    05/21/2001   Kerlin
‘Just in time teaching' taking place in Brown classrooms
"Just in time teaching" is a method that combines materials on the Web witl a lively classroom environment. One Brown professor who uses the method in a physics course gives the method high marks
GSJ Story   25GSJ26c    05/04/2001   Kerlin
NPR's Ira Glass to speak on ‘A New Kind of Radio' May 6
Ira Glass '82, host and producer of NPR's "This American Life" and a 1982 graduate of Brown, will speak on "Lies, Sissies and Fiascoes: Notes on Making a New Kind of Radio" at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The public and media are welcome, but seating is limited.
News Release   00-127    05/02/2001   Curtis
Journalist Robert Zelnick to speak on open government and privacy
Former ABC News correspondent Robert Zelnick will speak on "Open Government v. Privacy Concerns" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-122    04/25/2001   Curtis
Dame Cicely Saunders, hospice movement founder, to speak April 19
On Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 4 p.m. Dame Cicely Saunders, M.D., will deliver a lecture titled "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Reflections on End-of-Life Care," in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Her lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-111    03/30/2001   Turner
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell to speak April 16
Kim Campbell, elected in 1993 as the first woman Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60 Memorial Lecture on "Culture, Trade and Globalization" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-109    03/28/2001   Curtis
Former FDA head David Kessler to discuss confronting ‘Big Tobacco'
On Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 4:30 p.m., David Kessler, M.D., will speak about "Tobacco Wars" in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. His lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. It is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-098    03/16/2001   Turner
Author Samuel Shem to speak on medicine and literature April 4
Novelist Samuel Shem (a pseudonym for Stephen J. Bergman, M.D.) will speak on "Fiction as Resistance: Healing in Hard Medical Times" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. This ninth annual Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-100    03/16/2001   Curtis
Balkan experts to speak on "The Downfall of the Milosevic Regime"
Misha Glenny and Aleksa Djilas, historians and expert commentators on the Balkans, will deliver a joint presentation titled "The Downfall of the Milosevic Regime and Its Aftermath" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Their presentation is part of the Watson Institute's Directors Lecture Series.
News Release   00-095    03/09/2001   Nickel
John Medesky to headline 14th Brudner Memorial Concert March 3
Organist John Medesky of Medesky, Martin and Wood will perform with the Brown Jazz Band when the Music Department presents its 14th annual Eric Adam Brudner '84 Memorial Concert on Saturday, March 3, 2001, at 8 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-092    02/27/2001   Curtis
Lowry to headline 21st annual Brown/Providence Journal conference
The 21st annual Brown University/Providence Journal conference, "The Dignity of Children," will be presented March 4-10, 2001. Award-winning children's author Lois Lowry '58 ("The Giver") will deliver the keynote address for the conference on Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Edna Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-081    02/14/2001   Curtis
Brown receives exceptional collection of skin disease teaching slides
Brown received some of the best microscope slides in existence for the teaching and evaluation of skin diseases. They are contained in a set of 2,000 original glass slides collected and catalogued painstakingly by two dermatologists over seven decades.
GSJ Story   25GSJ17i    02/09/2001   Turner
Howard Gardner to speak on good work research Feb. 12
Howard Gardner, author of the theory of multiple intelligences, will give a President's Lecture, titled "Good Work in Tumultuous Times," on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This event is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-073    01/30/2001   Curtis
Theater, science, history merge in physics course
Leon Cooper and three others will be teaching a physics class using the play "Copenhagen," about Bohr and Heisenberg. Trinity Rep actors will also participate.
GSJ Story   25GSJ15k    01/26/2001   Kerlin
Jane E. Smith to give Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Jan. 29
Jane E. Smith, president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., will speak on "Interchangeable Experiences: Building America in a New Century" on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. This is Brown's sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, and it is free and open to the public.
News Release   00-068    01/12/2001   Curtis
Brown, CareLink form research, teaching collaborative
To collaborate on research and teaching related to improving care for seniors, the Medical School's Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research and Division of Geriatrics have signed a two-year association agreement with CareLink
GSJ Story   25GSJ13i    12/01/2000   Turner
Ralph Nader to speak about democracy and big business Dec. 3
Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be the guest of the Brown Lecture Board at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, when he will discuss Democracy, Big Business and the American Duopoly in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-060    11/30/2000   Curtis
The Rev. Al Sharpton to speak about blacks and the political process
Rev. Al Sharpton will be the guest of the Brown Lecture Board when he discusses Black Participation in the Political Process on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at 8:15 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-056    11/27/2000   Curtis
Poet Carolyn Forché to discuss The Angel of History Dec. 4
Award-winning poet Carolyn Forché, internationally recognized for her writings and work on behalf of human rights and for the preservation of memories from the darkest moments of the 20th century, will read and discuss her most recent collection of poetry. Her presentation, part of the President's Lecture Series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
News Release   00-054    11/21/2000   Curtis
Author Barry Lopez to speak on social responsibility Nov. 15
National Book Award winner Barry Lopez will present a President's Lecture titled The Writer and Social Responsibility on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-045    11/01/2000   Curtis
AAU letter seeks Senate's support for teaching hospital, med schools
President Blumstein and 40 other university presidents and chancellors signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott asking for his support to prevent further reductions in reimbursements to America's teaching hospitals and medical schools.
GSJ Story   25GSJ09f    10/27/2000   Turner
Head Start architect Sheldon White to speak about early education
Developmental psychologist Sheldon White will deliver the first Lewis P. and Edna Duchin Lipsitt Lecture in Child Behavior and Development Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The public is welcome to attend without charge.
News Release   00-035    10/17/2000   Cole
Robert Reich to speak on ‘Who Cares about Politics?' Oct. 25
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will deliver a Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Lecture titled "Who Cares about Politics?" on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-033    10/05/2000   Curtis
ZoĎ Baird and Jonathan Sallet to discuss closing the digital divide
One-time U.S. attorney general nominee ZoĎ Baird and former MCI WorldCom executive Jonathan Sallet '74 will lead a Brown Policy Forum titled Closing the Digital Divide at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   00-028    09/22/2000   Curtis
New faculty group explores field of science studies
A new faculty committee has been created to strengthen the field of science studies at Brown. Its charge is to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching at the intersections of science, technology and society.
GSJ Story   25GSJ02g    09/08/2000   Turner
Brown summer program trains teachers in world affairs curriculum
Nine teachers from across the country participated in Brown University's Choices for the 21st Century Teaching Fellows Program, a summer institute that provides training in a curriculum designed to engage secondary school students in debate on international public policy issues.
News Release   00-015    08/18/2000   Kerlin
Conference will explore ways to promote civic engagement for youth
Promoting civic participation among young people is the subject of a three-day conference, June 15-17, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green. The event is free and open to the public.
News Release   99-139    06/07/2000   Cole
Novelist and playwright Samuel Shem will lecture May 3
Samuel Shem, a.k.a. Stephen J. Bergman, author of two best-selling novels about the medical community, will present "How to Stay Human in Medicine: ‘The House of God' and ‘Mount Misery,'" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. His talk is free and open to the public.
News Release   99-107    04/10/2000   Turner
Reporter Adam Clymer will speak about Kennedy biography April 10
New York Times Washington correspondent Adam Clymer will discuss his recently released biography of Sen. Edward Kennedy at noon Monday, April 10, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. His talk will be followed by a book-signing.
News Release   99-106    04/05/2000   Sweeney
Novelist William Styron to discuss depression and recovery
Novelist William Styron will present "Darkness Visible: The Loss and Recovery of Self" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Styron's address is the 2000 Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
News Release   99-088    03/02/2000   Turner
Brown Jazz Band to perform with trombonist Carl Fontana Feb. 26
Renowned trombonist Carl Fontana and the Joe Coccia Trombone Choir will join the Brown University Jazz Band for the 13th annual Eric Adam Brudner '84 Memorial Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   99-080    02/17/2000   Nickel
Sheridan Awards honor Borts, Waage, Goodwillie for contributions to teaching
Borts, Goodwillie and Waage receive Sheridan Teaching Awards
GSJ Story   24GSJ15e    02/04/2000   Sweeney
William Julius Wilson will deliver MLK Jr. Lecture Jan. 26
Sociologist William Julius Wilson will discuss "The Bridge over the Racial Divide" when he delivers Brown University's fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The public is invited.
News Release   99-067    01/04/2000   Sweeney
Go to the head of the class
Older adults leave their established careers to come to Brown to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching
GSJ Story   24GSJ13e    12/03/1999   Cole
Strobe Talbott, deputy secretary of state, to speak on Kosovo Dec. 2
Strobe Talbott, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will speak about Kosovo on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green at Brown University. His visit is sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies.
News Release   99-056    11/24/1999   Kerlin
Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss women and the Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will discuss "The Supreme Court: A Place for Women" on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Her presentation is the annual Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.
News Release   99-045    10/29/1999   Hare
Deepak Chopra presentation to open Asian American History Month
Deepak Chopra, physician, best-selling author and leader in the field of mind-body medicine, will deliver a President's Lecture to open Asian American History Month at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   99-040    10/22/1999   Hare
President of Iceland to discuss relations with the northern region
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of Iceland, will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   99-036    10/19/1999   Cole
George Soros to deliver inaugural Lee-Gregorian Distinguished Lecture
International financier and philanthropist George Soros will deliver the inaugural Chong Wook Lee and Vartan Gregorian Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   99-033    10/14/1999   Nickel
Wind Symphony concert to showcase folk tunes from around the world
Folk tunes from around the world will be performed at a special Parents Weekend concert in the Solomon Center for Teaching at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The concert will feature compositions inspired by songs from Sweden, Korea, Great Britain and other countries.
News Release   99-029    10/07/1999   Hare
Fifty years later, George Borts is still teaching economics
George Borts, professor of economics, will begin his 50th year teaching at Brown in academic year 1999-2000. He is the University's longest-serving faculty member.
GSJ Story   24GSJ02b    09/10/1999   Cole
Sitar and tabla masters to perform at Brown University Sept. 25
Two rising stars of Indian classical music – Krishna Mohan Bhatt, sitar, and Sandip Burman, tabla – will be in concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   99-017    09/10/1999   Hare
Teachers trained in world affairs curriculum at Brown summer program
Twelve teachers from across the country participated in Brown University's Choices Teaching Fellows Program, a summer institute that provides training in a curriculum designed to engage high school students in debate on international public policy issues.
News Release   99-008    08/16/1999   Kerlin
Several awards for teaching will be presented May 31
Teaching awards to be presented at Commencement ceremonies
GSJ Story   23GSJ28f    05/28/1999   Sweeney
Baccalaureate, graduate and medical students honor special faculty
Four Brown professors will receive special awards from graduating students at this year's Commencement: two for work with undergraduates; one for support of graduate students; and a doctor for service to medical students. Four graduate students will receive honors for outstanding doctoral dissertations and four for teaching excellence.
News Release   98-142    05/27/1999   Turner
Visiting professors add spice to faculty mix
Visiting professors, lecturers and researchers add spice to the faculty mix. Most visiting faculty are brought in to fill open teaching or research slots. They spice up the academic environment with new ideas; many get long looks by departments conducting national searches to fill permanent positions.
GSJ Story   23GSJ26e    04/23/1999   Turner
Sportsmanship, ethics of sport to be examined at symposium April 9-10
"Fair Play or Foul Ball," a symposium exploring ethics in sports, will be held April 9-10 in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The two-day meeting will feature a leading sports ethicist, nationally recognized sportswriters, commentators, coaches and athletes examining the social values of sports.
News Release   98-091    03/11/1999   Hare
Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and physician, to read his work April 6 and 7
Welsh writer and physician Dannie Abse will read selections of his writings and speak about his life as a doctor and poet at the 1999 Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture. The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   98-088    03/10/1999   Hare
Undergraduates and research: in the classroom
RESEARCH issue: Faculty members talk about how teaching undergraduates inthe classroom enhances the research endeavor.
GSJ Story   23GSJ19g    02/26/1999   Turner
Legendary saxophonist to share stage with Brown Jazz Band March 6
Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman will join the Brown University Jazz Band for an evening of finger-snappin', toe-tappin' hot jazz on Saturday, March 6, 1999, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Liebman has made numerous recordings and has played with jazz greats Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones.
News Release   98-072    02/19/1999   Hare
Free forum asks if hospital mergers are good for the public health
The public is invited to attend a free program on hospital consolidations, entitled "Hospital Mergers: Are They Good For The Public Health?" The program will take place Friday, Dec.4, 4-6 p.m., in room 101, Salomon Center for Teaching, College Green, Brown University.
News Release   98-047    11/23/1998   Turner
The care and feeding of good teaching assistants
Kenneth Miller and three other faculty members share their ideas about ways to make large lecture courses effective learining environments. The forum is sponsored by the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
GSJ Story   23GSJ10d    11/06/1998   Lans
Acclaimed composer Steve Reich will lecture; concerts feature his works
Steve Reich, "perhaps the greatest living composer and a very prestigious guest," is coming to campus for three days of teaching and performing.
GSJ Story   23GSJ09c    10/30/1998   Sweeney
NPR White House correspondent to speak on the state of the presidency
Mara Liasson, White House correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will deliver an address about the Clinton presidency Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public.
News Release   98-033    10/27/1998   Lans
Heywood, Miller honored for their commitment to teaching the teachers
Professors of biology Peter Heywood and Kenneth R. Miller receive the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning, presented by the Sheridan Center for Teaching.
GSJ Story   23GSJ08b    10/23/1998   Lans
MacMillan improves teaching, lab possibilities for campus
McMillan Hall, the University's new undergraduate sciences building, is formally dedicated Oct. 9. It creates a shared interdisciplinary space at Brown to serve the undergraduate teaching and laboratory needs of chemistry, geological and environmental sciences. A fair number of environmental issues and research questions overlap the three disciplines.
GSJ Story   23GSJ05a    10/02/1998   Turner
Kenneth Sacks resigns as dean of the College, will return to teaching
Kenneth Sacks has resigned as dean of the College, effective Aug. 15, 1998, to return to full-time teaching and research. Nancy Dunbar, senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, will succeed Sacks for a two-year term.
News Release   97-145    06/18/1998   Nickel
Teaching, research awards honor graduate students, faculty
The new Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award honors four graduate students' doctoral research; the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching honor four graduate students; the School of Medicine Senior Citation honors an anatomy professor; and an associate dean of Graduate School wins the William-Deblois Award.
News Release   97-133    05/20/1998   Morton
Curiosity about pigeons helped student's UTRA project take wing
Joshua Woolley '99 teamed up with Professor Ted Goslow to learn about bird anatomy. Woolley's work was part of the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) program.
GSJ Story   22GSJ29c    05/08/1998   DeMaio
Jamaican prime minister to receive honorary degree from Brown
Brown University President E. Gordon Gee will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on the Right Honorable P. J. Patterson, prime minister of Jamaica, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Patterson will deliver the keynote address at a regional meeting of Caribbean students.
News Release   97-110    04/10/1998   Mahdesian
Jamaica's prime minister to keynote regional Caribbean student forum
The Right Honorable P. J. Patterson, prime minister of Jamaica, will give the keynote address at the Sixth Annual Northeast Regional Caribbean Students Conference, April 10-12 on the Brown campus. Patterson's address will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   97-103    03/25/1998   Mahdesian
Jindal, director of national Medicare reform commission, to speak
Bobby Jindal, 26, director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, will outline the pressures and issues facing that program in a public lecture Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. The Brown alumnus resigned as head of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals earlier this month to accept the one-year post.
News Release   97-084    02/17/1998   Lans
NASA funds help to outfit MacMillan Hall computer site
NASA has provided funding to outfit a campus computer learning center devoted to the teaching and use of remote sensing. This center will be housed in MacMillan Hall
GSJ Story   22GSJ15g    01/23/1998   Turner
Margalit web page works wonders for Math 35, Physics 21
Working with Prof. Tom Banchoff under an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Dan Margalit has designed an interactive web page template for use by faculty members in their classes
GSJ Story   22GSJ14g    12/05/1997   Scott
Ambassadors to share stage for discussion of U.S.-Vietnam relations
Douglas "Pete" Peterson, the U.S. ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Le Van Bang, the Vietnamese ambassador to the United States, will present a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture titled "U.S.-Vietnam Relations: A Dialogue Between the Ambassadors" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   97-035    10/28/1997   Nickel
Six receive honors for their ‘commitment to reflective teaching'
Six people from Brown have been honored by the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning for their "ongoing commitment to reflective teaching as an integral part of the enterprise of higher education."
News Release   97-038    10/27/1997   Sweeney
Thomas Banchoff named 1997 Rhode Island Professor of the Year
Thomas F. Banchoff, professor of mathematics at Brown University, has been named the 1997 Rhode Island Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching. He is the fifth Brown professor to win the award since its establishment in 1981.
News Release   97-039    10/23/1997   Turner
Center for Advancement of College Teaching renamed Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Advancement of College Teaching (CACT) is renamed the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. The center helps professors, graduate students and undergraduate teaching assistants become better instructors and professors
GSJ Story   22GSJ08a    10/17/1997   Lans
For past decade, center has demonstrated that learning how to teach is a lifelong process
What makes a good professor? For the past decade, the CACT -- now known as the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning -- has demonstrated that learning how to teach is a lifelong process. Graduate students, undergraduate teaching assistants and long-time faculty members all have benefitted from the center's programs, workshops and lectures.
GSJ Story   22GSJ08b    10/17/1997   Lans
Provost Pomerantz named acting president
Provost Jim Pomerantz has been named acting president. He will leave the administration when his work concludes Jan. 1, 1998, and will return to teaching
GSJ Story   22GSJ06a    10/03/1997   Nickel
Brown to dedicate Harriet Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University will mark the 10th anniversary of its Center for the Advancement of Teaching Oct. 24-25, by dedicating it in honor of the late Harriet W. Sheridan, dean of the College. Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will speak.
News Release   97-030    10/02/1997   Lans
Leaders to discuss communications revolution in higher education
Presidents of 16 U.S. and Canadian institutions, along with university rectors, assistant rectors or former rectors from 14 European nations, will gather at Brown University June 25-28 to discuss the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. They also will get a taste of how new technologies can be used in the classroom and in distance education.
News Release   96-146i    06/23/1997   Sweeney
Citations honor faculty, teaching assistants, Graduate School alumni
Hazeltine Citations and Senior Medical Citation honor faculty contributions to the Class of 1997; Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching honor those who have excelled as teaching assistants; Graduate School Alumni Awards honor achievements of those who have received advanced degrees from Brown.
News Release   96-132    05/19/1997   Sweeney
Town meeting to ask if long-term care is a right or benefit for the elderly
"Health Care for Elders in an Aging World" will give the general public a chance to join an international panel of experts in a discussion of the cultural and social values behind elderly care and the economic effects of aging on our society. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m., April 29, in Brown's Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   96-111    04/11/1997   Turner
Experts to debate NATO's expansion into Warsaw Pact countries
Government officials from Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and the United States will gather for a discussion titled "NATO's Push Eastward: Enhancing Security or Sparking Tension?" CNN's Ralph Begleiter will moderate the event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   96-104    03/24/1997   Mahdesian
Zarlengo named LAB director
Phil Zarlengo, who has served in a variety of urban and suburban teaching and administrative positions, has been named executive director of the Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at Brown, one of 10 research and development laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
News Release   96-101    03/18/1997   Sweeney
Four new speakers confirmed for Public Affairs Conference
Four new speakers have been confirmed for the upcoming Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference (March 12-21) at the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   96-091    03/03/1997   Mahdesian
New research center focuses on microstructures, advanced materials
A new research center at Brown University focuses on the mechanical behavior of advanced materials in structures as small as a billionth of a meter. The center's research expertise will also support new science and engineering teaching approaches in the nation's high schools.
News Release   96-054    12/13/1996   Turner
Public program to share the excitement of the Galileo mission
A free program on the spectacular images and other data beamed to Earth by the spaceship Galileo will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching.
News Release   96-051    11/25/1996   Turner
Detroit public schools receive $20M Annenberg Challenge grant
Detroit's Schools of the 21st Century Initiative, a collaborative public school reform effort, has received a five-year, $20-million challenge grant from the Annenberg Foundation. The initiative aims to improve teaching, learning, and cooperation among school, staff and community, especially parents. The grant will be matched by $20 million from state and federal education funds and $20 million from private foundations and corporations.
News Release   96-043    10/28/1996   Sweeney
Carolyn Dean named Rhode Island Professor of the Year
Carolyn Dean, associate professor of history, has been named the 1996 Rhode Island Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
News Release   96-034    10/10/1996   Morin
Lucia Trimbur receives first Brian Dickinson Award
Lucia Trimbur, a senior from Cranston, R.I., has received the University's first Brian Dickinson Award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to community service. Trimbur's service projects while at Brown include teaching English as a second language in South Providence, coaching youngsters on an inner-city track team, and writing a policy brief for legislators on hunger-related issues.
News Release   96-024    09/20/1996   Sweeney
Spoehr to succeed Shepp as dean of faculty
Kathryn T. Spoehr, Brown University's Dean of the Graduate School and Research, has been named the new Dean of the Faculty. She will succeed Bryan E. Shepp, who is stepping down June 30 to return to teaching in the Department of Psychology.
News Release   95-164    05/28/1996   Sweeney
Stanley Katz to speak at Graduate School Commencement
Historian Stanley N. Katz will address advanced degree candidates during Graduate School Commencement exercises at Brown University Monday, May 27. Ceremonies will include the presentation of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching and special recognition for three Graduate School alumni.
News Release   95-152    05/10/1996   Morin
35 students from Harlem to visit Brown 4/24-25
Thirty-five eighth- and eleventh-grade students from New York City will spend two days on the Brown University campus with two Brown undergraduates and a Brown alumnus who are teaching in New York City. The three hope the campus experience will make a lasting impression and persuade the students to pursue a college degree.
News Release   95-138i    04/19/1996   Sweeney
Sen. John Chafee to speakWednesday, April 10
Sen. John Chafee will give a speech at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching at Brown University. His topics will include health care and the balanced budget
News Release   95-124    04/04/1996   Mahdesian
Sheridan Lecture: daily delemma of family caregivers 4/10
The 1996 Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Endowed Lecture will be given by author Suzanne Poirier at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 001 of the Salomon Center for Teaching. Her lecture is titled "I Think She's Gonna Bury Me': Stories of Family Care Giving."
News Release   95-116    03/18/1996   Mahdesian
Two-day affirmative action conference March 15-16
"Debating Affirmative Action: The Politics of Inclusion," a two-day conference exploring the issue of affirmative action, will take place March 15-16 at the Thayer Street Quadrangle and the Salomon Center for Teaching
News Release   95-105    03/06/1996   Mahdesian
Chemistry department uses Web to supplment instruction
Chemistry department uses Web postings to supplment instruction, devise new teaching techniques
News Release   95-094i    02/27/1996   Morin
Dinkins and ‘Douglass' to discuss roots of racism 1/24
David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Brown University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching. His speech will be followed by a dramatic presentation by actor Fred Morsell entitled, "Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass.
News Release   95-078    01/18/1996   Mahdesian

15 teachers take part in Teaching Fellows Program of the Choices for the 21st Century Education Project [hometowned]
News Release   Request news release 94-015h    08/18/1994   Sweeney
Graduate School convocation speakers, alumni citation and presidential teaching awards recipients
Graduate School convocation speakers, alumni citation and presidential teaching awards recipients
News Release   Request news release 93-145    05/11/1994   Korn
Presidential Teaching Awards for 1994
Presidential Teaching Awards for 1994
News Release   Request news release 93-149    05/11/1994   Morin
Six graduate teaching assistants or research fellows named winners of presidential awards
Six graduate teaching assistants or research fellows named winners of presidential awards
News Release   Request news release 92-130    05/17/1993   Morin
Presidential Teaching Awards given to six students
Presidential Teaching Awards given to six students
News Release   Request news release 91-159    05/18/1992   DeMaio
Five Presidential Awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Five Presidential Awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants
News Release   Request news release 90-143    05/14/1991   DeMaio
Six Graduate TAs receive Presidential Teaching Awards
Six Graduate TAs receive Presidential Teaching Awards
News Release   Request news release 89-165    05/31/1990   DeMaio

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