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Distributed March 21, 2006
Deborah Goldstein, editor

Featured Events
Monday 20 March
Microsoft Research VP: Betting on the Future
Senior Vice President of Microsoft Research Rick Rashid will discuss the future of the technology field at 4 p.m. in Macmillan Hall, room 117. His lecture will cover the creation and growth of Microsoft Research, the impact it’s had on Microsoft and the computer science community, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the technology field. Following the lecture, Microsoft will raffle a Tablet PC laptop to a Brown student.
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].
Monday 20 March
Human Rights Film Festival 2006
REAL issues, REEL activism! Catch the final screening of the 2006 Human Rights Film Festival, The Devil’s Miner at 6 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, room 117. A closing panel discussion will follow with the film’s award winning director Kief Davidson, plus director Flora Gomes and professors James Der Derian and Kay Warren.
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
Advocacy and Women’s Issues in Cancer Care & Research
Join a discussion with advocate Marlene McCarthy, co-founder and chair of the RI Breast Can-cer Coalition. The event is part of Brown Medical School´┐Żs innovative lecture series, "Bearing Witness to Cancer," sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Room 202 of the Biomedical Center, located on the corner of Brown and Meeting Streets. For more information call (401) 863-3681
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
28 March through 31 March
Lydia Maria Child: The First Woman of the Republic
The John Hay Library at Brown University presents a special exhibit and lecture honoring Amer-ica’s first feminist Lydia Maria Child - a novelist, historian, religious writer and outspoken champion of human rights. The lecture by local historian and bibliophile Ray Rickman will be held during a public reception on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street. The exhibit, featuring books, letters, and photographs, runs through March 31. For more information, contact Ray Rickman at (401) 861-7244 or [email protected].
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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