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Distributed February 20, 2006
Deborah Goldstein, editor

Featured Events

Featured Events at Brown University through March 6

Featured Events is a listing of University lectures, performances and exhibitions of interest to the general public. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are open to the public without charge. For additional information, contact the Featured Events editor at (401) 863-2478 or visit

Thursday 23 February to Sunday 26 February
Brown Theater Presents Red Herring
Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Written by Michael Hollinger and directed by Paige McGinley, Red Herring is a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed looked at love and tying (and untying and retying) the knot. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23-25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Leeds Theater in the Catherine Dill Performing Arts Center, located at 77 Waterman Street in Providence. Regular admission is $15. Discounted tickets for students, senior citizens, and Brown employees. For more information and box office hours, call (401) 863-2838.
Thursday 23 February
Town Hall Meeting: Genocide in Sudan
Come take part in a town hall meeting about the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan – which has been declared the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. The event will be held from 8-10 p.m. in the Solomon Center, located on the main green of Brown University, with the purpose to inform attendees about the crisis, as well as start a dialogue on ways various religious organizations, activist groups, students, and concerned citizens and community associations in Rhode Island can work together for united and effective action in stopping the genocide. For more information, contact Lis Meyers at 401-743-2136.
Friday 24 February
Distinguished Lecture: “The North Korea Problem”
Young Kwan Yoon, South Korea’s former minister of foreign affairs and trade, will present “The North Korea Problem: Competing Approaches and the U.S.-South Korea Alliance.” He will discuss the North Korean issue from a perspective of competing international relations theories and the policy implications of North Korea, especially for Korea-U.S. relations. The event, a Chong Wook Lee and Vartan Gregorian Distinguished Lecture, will begin at 4:30 in the Starr Auditorium in MacMillan Hall at 167 Thayer Street.
Saturday 25 February
Mystery of the Andreè Ballooning Expedition at the Haffenreffer
Smithsonian Archeologist Noel Broadbent will discuss Archaeology, Forensics, and the Mystery of the Andrée Ballooning Expedition to the North Pole in 1897 at 3 p.m. at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology in Bristol. He will talk about how and why S.A. Andrée and his two Swedish companions died on their way from Svalbard to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon. The fate of the explorers was unknown until the 1930s when their camp and bodies were found on White Island. Their diaries and amazing photographs, recovered from rolls of undeveloped film found at the site of their death, chronicle their journey. Admission is free to anyone with a valid Brown or RISD ID and free to all others with Museum admission ($3 for adults; $2 for seniors, and $1 for children). Call 401-253-8388 for information.
Monday 27 February
UCC Director Ron Buford to Discuss a 21st Century Civil Rights Vision
Ron Buford, director and architect of the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) national “God Is Still Speaking” campaign will deliver a lecture titled Yes We Can: Black, Out, Proud & Loud – A 21st Century Civil Rights Vision. Buford created the campaign to help identify a religious denomination as welcoming and inclusive with a particular focus on minority citizens. The event begins at 8 p.m. in room 120 of the List Art Center.
Thursday 2 March
Jazz Piano Recital
An evening of jazz piano featuring Justin Bachorik and Stefan Love. Grant Recital Hall is located behind the Orwell Music Building on the corner of Hope Street and Young Orchard Avenue. The recital begins at 8 p.m.
Friday 3 March
Sen. Jack Reed To Deliver Ogden Lecture
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs. Reed has emerged as a leading voice on Iraq and national security. He just returned from his seventh trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. His lecture is titled “President Bush and the Long War: Are Slogans Enough?” The event begins at 6 p.m. in the List Arts Center, located at 64 College Street. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of University Events at (401) 863-2474.
Monday 6 March
Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference
Some of the nation’s leading voices on class in America will gather at Brown University on March 6 and 7 for the 26th annual Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference, titled “One Nation Indivisible? The Persistence of Class in American Culture.” Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks will deliver the keynote address, a Michael P. Metcalf–Howard R. Swearer Memorial Lecture, on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The conference continues on Tuesday with a panel discussion moderated by Glenn Loury, professor of economics at Brown. Panelists are Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute, David Brooks, and State Rep. Karen Carter of Louisiana. The panel begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.

Ongoing Exhibits
Through 8 March
Another View of Joseph Beuys at the Bell Gallery
The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Another View of Joseph Beuys: Multiples from New England Collections through March 8, 2006. More than 100 multiples by the world-renowned German artist are showcased, including prints, sculptural objects, postcards, posters, audiotapes, and album covers. The showing also commemorates the 20th anniversary of Beuys’ death. The David Winton Bell Gallery, located on the first floor of List Art Center, 64 College St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (401) 863-2932.
Through 5 May
Now on Display at the John Carter Brown Library
In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of John Russell Bartlett’s death, the John Carter Brown Library is hosting an exhibition on the life of this once-prominent figure in the Rhode Island community. The Autobiography of John Russell Bartlett (1805-1886): Bookman, Ethnologist, Artist, Politician details Bartlett’s childhood in Canada, his life in Providence, and his entry into Rhode Island politics. The John Carter Brown Library, located on the corner of Brown and George streets, is open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.


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