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Distributed February 27, 2006
Deborah Goldstein, editor

Featured Events

Featured Events at Brown University through March 13

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

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.
Wednesday 1 March
Caribbean Heritage Week: Knowing the Caribbean
One of the nation’s preeminent Dominican scholars, Dr. Silvio Torres-Saillant, will deliver a lecture titled Knowing the Caribbean at 5:30 in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute, located at 111 Thayer Street. This event hopes to increase Dominican and Dominican-American related study on campus in order to strengthen relations between the burgeoning Dominican community in Providence and Brown University. For more information, contact Susan Hirsh at (401) 863-2106.
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 is free and open to the public.
Friday 3 March
Breast Cancer, The Environment & Women of Color
Some of the region’s leading advocates will discuss trends in breast cancer rates and mortality among women of color. Panelists are Marlene McCarthy, co-founder of the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition; Dr. Julia Brody, Executive Director of Silent Spring Institute; and Wanna Wright of The Kaiser Family Foundation. Topics include the emerging partnership between breast cancer advocacy and environmental justice and how the alliance will enhance the scientific understanding between the relationship between cancer and the environment. Event is from 1-3 p.m. in the List Art Center, Room 110. For more information, contact Linda Covington at (401) 863-3525.
Friday 3 March
Brown University Orchestra
The Brown University Orchestra performs Symphony No. 35, "Haffner" (W.A. Mozart); The Age of Gold Suite (Dmitri Shostakovich); Viola Concerto (Béla Bartók); and Francesca da Rimini (P.I. Tchaikovsky) under the direction of conductor Paul Phillips. Featuring Cally Sizer ‘06, winner of the 2005 Concerto Competition. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Sayles Hall, located on The College Green.. Tickets are available one week in advance at the Orwig Music Building, located at 1 Young Orchard Avenue, during regular business hours or at the door one hour before the performance. $4 General Admission/$2 with a Brown ID. For more information, call (401) 863-3234.
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 Art Center, located at 64 College Street. It is free and open to the public. Technical assistance is available for the hearing impaired. For more information, call the Office of University Events at (401) 863-2474.
Monday 6 March
American Indian Maps: Divinity, Territory, and Politicking
Author and Professor Nancy Shoemaker will deliver the lecture American Indian Maps: Divinity, Territory, and Politicking at 5:30 p.m. in the John Carter Brown Library, located on the corner of Brown and George streets. The lecture is a component of a lecture series and conference at Brown University titled “Geography, Ethnography, and Perceptions of the World in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.”
Monday 6 March to Tuesday 7 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 The New York Times columnist David Brooks will deliver the keynote address, the 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 Rep. Karen Carter of Louisiana. The panel begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching.
Monday 6 March to Sunday 12 March
Brown University Presents The 2006 French Film Festival
The 9th annual French Film Festival features 25 screenings of twelve acclaimed French language films at the Cable Car Cinema, located at 204 South Main Street in Providence. Most films have English subtitles. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Cable Car Cinema on the day of the screening beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Susan McNeil at (401) 863-3535. For a complete schedule and descriptions of the films, visit
Tuesday 7 March
Film: The Genocide In Me
The Armenian Students' Association at Brown will be showing The Genocide in Me at 7 p.m. in Smith Buonnano Room 106. The film deals with the impact of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on the life of filmmaker Araz Artinian, an Armenian-Canadian woman who asks herself the universal question, "Where do I belong?” The Genocide in Me also explores universal questions of ethnic identity and the preservation of culture in the diaspora, as well as generational differences, and interracial dating.
Thursday 9 March
Kamiks: Perfection for Survival in the Careful Arts of Inuit Women
Twenty years ago, the late Helen Oolalak of Igloolik, in Canada's Nunavut Province, asked Jonathan F.C. King of the British Museum, "Why do you want to collect smelly old boots (kamiks)?" King knew that for Inuit hunters, poor sewing, imperfect skin preparation, and damage to skin surfaces could result in frostbite and, so, hunger. To ensure survival, men's kamiks had to be maintained to perfection, and old boots, created with care and abandoned the moment they became imperfect, were easy to collect yet revealed much about Inuit culture and its gendered interdependencies. This talk addresses the questions: Why do people part with objects they produced with great care? Why do collectors want to acquire them? The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, located in Manning Hall on The College Green at Brown University.
Thursday 9 March to Sunday 19 March
Brown Theater Presents: Hair
On stage March 9-12 and March 16-19, HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. Musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Hippie Life. This show has vitality, timelessness, and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stuart Theater, located in Faunce House on the Brown University campus. Regular admission is $15. Discounted tickets for students, senior citizens, and Brown employees. For more information and box office hours, call 401-863-2838.
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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