Personal Growth & Development



Cybersecurity: Survival for the Layperson

How do you protect your laptop from cyber threats? What can advertisers learn about you from your internet habits? How do you keep kids safe online? Find the answers to these questions and more in this interactive Q&A session with Professor of Computer Science Shriram Krishnamurthi and Director of Information Security Mark Dieterich.

Mark Dieterich, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology

Instructor-led Session | Zoom Meeting | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Explore Interactive Digital Publications

From interactive simulations to nonlinear reading opportunities, scholars increasingly seek to harness advances in digital technology and communication so that their ideas and arguments no longer need to be confined within the corners of a printed book. Explore some of the cutting-edge faculty-led digital books developed by the Library's Digital Publications Initiative with Digital Scholarship Editor Allison Levy. Learn more at

Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor, University Library

Demo | In-person | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Safety and Situational Awareness Session

Learn how to avoid or deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent situations in this interactive class led by Brown Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kelly Mitchell. Sgt. Mitchell will share practical aspects of personal safety, emphasizing self-awareness and assertiveness as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. Participants may choose whether to take an active or audience role in the session.

Kelly Mitchell, Sergeant

Public Safety

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Starscapes and Constellations: Photographing the Night Sky with Your Digital Camera

See how easy it is to take dramatic photos with minimal equipment in this session led by Bob Horton, an amateur astronomer, astrophotographer and telescope maker for more than 40 years. Learn how to take beautiful images of starscapes, constellations and more. No telescopes required!

Robert Horton, Manager, Astronomy Labs & Ladd Observatory, Physics

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Afternoon SESSIONS (1:15p - 2:30p)

Cyanotypes: Art and Science

Cyanotypes (also called blueprints or sun prints) uses one of the oldest photographic processes. Join Winnie Gier from the Department of Visual Art for a workshop highlighting this fascinating process. Create compositions out of natural and household objects, lay them on top of chemically treated paper and expose them to UV light to develop a piece of art you can take home.

Winnie Gier, Communications and Outreach Coordinator Department of Visual Art

Demo | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

Radical Candor: Tips for Becoming a Better Manager

Watch Kim Scott, author of “Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” deliver her fascinating TED Talk on how to build a better team and be a better manager, then join in a discussion about the concepts she addresses. What has worked for you in the past? What techniques would you like to try? Come prepared to talk about real examples of management challenges in this session led by Melissa Skinnell, director of Library Digital Technologies, University Library. Get ready for the session by reading “Radical Candor” and/or listening to Scott’s Radical Candor podcast (not required).

Melissa Skinnell, Director of Library Digital Technologies, University Library

Demo | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

Street Harassment Bystander Intervention

As bystanders, we need to be vigilant and aware of what disrespect, harassment and hate violence look like in order to be able to stand up and intervene at a time when people need it most. Join Brown University Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kelly Mitchell to learn the five Ds of safe bystander intervention.

Kelly Mitchell, Sergeant, Public Safety

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

The Center for Digital Scholarship

Join Ashley Champagne, Head of Digital Scholarship Project Planning, to learn more about Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), which provides expertise, services and teaching in digital scholarship across the University. Come hear about our training and mentorship opportunities, events, and projects. Learn more at

Ashley Champagne, Head, Digital Scholarship Project Planning, University Library

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)