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Personal Librarian, Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)

July 20th, 2014

Dear First-Years,This week's email introduces you to two wonderful opportunities for entering students:  a new program that matches every first-year with a "Personal Librarian," and a cornerstone Brown mentoring resource, Women in Science & Engineering.  There are also reminders about key August deadlines.Personal Librarian If you have questions about finding a good study space, getting started with a research paper, or how to log in to our several hundred data bases or over 90,000 electronic journals, there's good news for you this Fall.  In September, we'll be assigning you a Personal Librarian, your very own contact in the library.  Your Personal Librarian is someone you can call, email or visit with any question or problem; he or she will help you find answers, and will also send you periodic updates about new resources and services in the library. Watch for the letter introducing her/him in your Orientation packet.Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)WiSE welcomes you to Brown! If you are a female student planning on concentrating in a STEM field, please consider applying for a WiSE mentor.  WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) offers an intimate one-on-one mentoring experience for incoming students to provide women in the sciences the information and resources needed to effectively navigate the many STEM fields available at Brown University.  Please join us for dinner dates with professors as well as social events to become entrenched in the science community at Brown. AUGUST DEADLINESAugust 1

Brown ID card photoSubmit a photo for your Brown ID card by logging into self-service Banner.  Questions?  Email brown-card-office@brown.edu or call (401) 863-2273.International OrientationLast day to register.August 5Visual Arts 0100 lottery closesVISA0100 is a studio art course appropriate for arts concentrators as well as students who simply want to sample this area of the curriculum. You can enter the lottery through self-service Banner

August 15Letter to Advisor This letter is your opportunity to introduce yourself to your academic advisor and your Meiklejohn peer advisor, using this year's First Readings film, Oil and Water, as a starting point. You will find out who your advisor is when you arrive on campus. Submit your letter through ASK. Mandatory online tutorialYou were sent a unique link to the tutorial, which familiarizes you with Brown's Academic and Student Conduct Codes.  If you've lost the link or need help of any kind, contact Andrew_Donahue@brown.edu.Course Preferences Placing your tentative course preferences in your "cart" in self-service Banner will help your academic advisors provide you with the best possible academic advising when they meet with you on September 2.  You will register officially for courses after your meeting with your academic advisor.Chem 0110-webLast day to register for this online tutorial  which prepares you for the Chemistry placement exam.

As always, let us know if you have any questions; you can reach us at (401) 863-9800, or Advising@brown.edu.The Advising Team at Brown