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Distributed March 13, 2006
Deborah Goldstein, editor

Featured Events

Featured Events at Brown University through March 27

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 13 March
Women’s History Month: Rachel Blau DuPlessis Lecture and Reading
Rachel Blau DePlessis, feminist critic, scholar, essayist, and poet, will give a lecture titled “Blue Studio: Gender Arcades" at 4 p.m., followed by a reading at 8 p.m. Both events take place in McCormack Family Theater, located at 70 Brown St.
Monday 13 March
‘Prayer in Secret’ by Abbot Thomas Keating
Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO, one of the founders of the Centering Prayer Movement and Contemplative Outreach, will present the Second Annual Mary Interlandi ’05 Lecture on Contemplative Studies, “Prayer in Secret,” at 8 p.m. in List Art Center, Room 120, located at 64 College St. For more information about the lecture, call the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at (401) 863.2344. The event is handicap accessible.
Tuesday 14 March
Roe v. Wade Attorney to Speak on the Future of Choice in America
Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued and won the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. The lecture, titled “The Future of Choice in America,” will focus on the current challenges facing the future of reproductive rights in the United States. Tickets will be distributed at the door, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Craig Auster at (845) 612-3266.
Wednesday 15 March
Lecture by Designer Diane von Furstenberg
World-renowned designer and respected entrepreneur Diane von Furstenberg will lecture on “Turning a Passion for Life into a Penchant for Business: The Second Time Around” at 5 p.m. in List Art Center, Room 120. Von Furstenberg’s free-spirited independence and straightforward style have earned her iconic status among designers and fashion-conscious women of every generation. The event is hosted by the student group, Women in the World. For more information, contact the Office of University Events at (401) 863-2474.
Wednesday 15 March
Fighting Genocide: A Lecture by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will address “Fighting Genocide in Darfur” at 7:15 p.m. in Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. As a U.S. senator, Corzine co-sponsored the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, calling for sanctions against the Sudan and the establishment of a special presidential envoy to the region. The lecture is part of the Brown Hillel Foundation’s Third Annual Conference on the Holocaust. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March
The Pirates of Penzance
Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan (BUGS) will present The Pirates of Penzance in the Solomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. Show times are Friday, March 17, at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. BUGS will also perform a PG-13 rated “gag show” on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m. (please note: it may not be suitable for children). Admission is free, though it’s recommended you reserve tickets at For more information, contact Joshua Feintuch at [email protected].
Friday 17 March
China Care Brown Second Annual Benefit Dinner
Enjoy Chinese food, a silent auction and student performances at China Care Brown’s Second Annual Benefit Dinner at 7 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. The student organization works to improve the lives of both adopted children of the local area and orphans in China. To reserve tickets, call Kevin Xu at (401) 339-7090 or email [email protected].
Friday 17 March to Saturday 18 March
Klezmerpalooza: The Intercollegiate Klezmer Festival
The Brown Hillel Foundation’s Klezmer band will host this celebration of Eastern-European folk music. Professional clarinetist David Krakauer, DJ SoCalled, and guitarist Sheryl Bailey will join Klezmer bands from Brown, Harvard, Northwestern, the Eastman School of Music and more for a weekend of song and dance. Krakauer will perform on Friday, March 17, at 9 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall. The college bands will perform on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. For more information visit
Friday 17 March
What Lies Ahead? Biostatistics at Brown Marks 10th Anniversary
The Center for Statistical Sciences presents “The Future of Biostatistics,” a lecture series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center. The keynote lecture, by Scott L. Zeger, chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, will be held at the Faculty Club at 3:30 p.m. For information about the six other lectures scheduled for April and May, visit
Saturday 18 March
Brown University Chorus
The 13th Annual William R. Ermey Memorial Concert, featuring the Brown University Chorus under the direction of Frederick Jodry, will perform works by Bach, Brahms, Lasso and Schumann. 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 Ave., during regular business hours or at the door one hour before the performance. For more information, call (401) 863-3234.
Monday 20 March
The Brown-Yale Health Policy Forum, Featuring Ira Magaziner ’69
Ira Magaziner ’69, chairman of the AIDS Initiative at the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at the Brown-Yale Health Policy Forum titled “Health Policy in the 21st Century.” Doors open at 8 p.m. in Sayles Hall, located on The College Green. For more information, contact Kate Brandt at (401) 474-7931 or [email protected].
Tuesday 21 March
Locks of Love ‘Hair Drive’ Fundraiser
The Brown Locks of Love Committee will be hosting the third annual Locks of Love Hair Drive to benefit Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides custom-fitted hairpieces for children suffering from medical hair loss. Stylists from the Paul Mitchell School will provide free haircuts for anyone cutting off and donating 10 inches of hair or more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall. For more information, contact Jen Gordon at (401) 241-5814 or email [email protected].
Wednesday 22 March
Frontiers of Public Humanities Lunchtime Lecture
Join a conversation about new ideas and controversial issues of the public humanities with some of today’s most thoughtful museum leaders. Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will talk about “Embracing Ambiguity: The Challenge of the 21st-century History Museums.” The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. in the John Nicholas Brown Center, located at 357 Benefit St. To RSVP and reserve a lunch (available at 12) call (401) 863-1177.
Wednesday 22 March
New York Chamber Soloists
The New York Chamber Soloists perform an all Mozart program including Divertimento in B-flat, K. 270, Divertimento in B-flat, K. 439b, Serenade in E-flat, K. 375, Serenade in c minor, K. 388, and selections from Mozart operas arranged for wind octet. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. Single Tickets: $32, $25, $22, $5 (students only). To purchase, call (401) 863-2416 or send email to [email protected] or [email protected]. Single tickets can also be purchased at the door on concert evening after 7:15 p.m. or at Books on the Square, 471 Angell St., Providence.
Ongoing Exhibits
Through 31 March
Soap Fat by Lori Larusso
Soap Fat, a show of work by artist Lori Larusso, opens in the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Gallery, located at 26 Benevolent St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
18 March Through 2 April
David Winton Bell Gallery to Host 26th Annual Student Exhibition
This year’s best student artwork will be shown in the 26th annual Student Exhibition at the David Winton Bell Gallery from Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, April 2, 2006. An opening reception for the artists will be held Saturday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Bell Gallery is located on the first floor of the List Art Center, 64 College St. It is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. 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 John Carter Brown Library, located on the corner of Brown and George streets, is open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Ongoing exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology include Packrats for Posterity? Relevance in the Anthropology Museum; Hopi Katsina Dolls: Ancestor Spirit Carvings; Kayak, Umiak Canoe; Dragon Bridge: Taoist Paintings of the Mien; and Death, Defense, Distinction: Weapons and Power. The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is located at 300 Tower St. in Bristol. Warp Speeds, the inaugural exhibit at the Museum’s satellite gallery in Brown University’s Manning Hall, closes at noon March 15th. Call (401) 253-8388 or visit

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