Personal Growth & Development


Cybersecurity: Survival for the Layperson

Do you have questions about online security? Join Professor of Computer Science Shriram Krishnamurthi and Chief Information Security Officer Mark Dieterich for an interactive Q&A session. Come prepared to ask all your cybersecurity questions — from how to protect your laptop, to what online advertisers can learn about you, to the safety of our elections and more.

Mark Dieterich, Chief Information Security Officer, OIT

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

Location: Sayles Hall, Room 105

Making Brown More Restorative

Learn about restorative justice and practices and explore the restorative justice program at Brown. See restorative practices in action through a restorative circle — and carry this experience back with you as you engage with your communities at Brown.

Kirsten Wolfe, Associate Dean and Associate Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

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

Location: Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room

URI Master Gardener Presents: Pollinators and Native Plants

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies and moths sustain our ecosystems and produce natural resources by helping plants to reproduce. Unfortunately, many pollinator populations are in decline. Join URI Master Gardener Carol Horta to learn about these important pollinators and the plants that attract them, especially native plants. Native plants are essential to pollinators and also create a foundation for our local food chain. Leave this session empowered with the knowledge of what pollinators are and how to encourage and protect them.

Carol Horta, URI Master Gardener

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

Location: Friedman Hall, Room 208

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

A Practical Guide to Tackling Misinformation

Learn why we are all susceptible to believing misinformation and what we can do protect ourselves in this session led by Professor Claire Wardle, a leader in the field of misinformation, verification and user-generated content. Claire will also share some strategies for talking to friends and family who might be "falling down the rabbit hole" of conspiratorial thinking.

Claire Wardle, Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice

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

Location: Salomon Hall, Room 001 (there is also a virtual option for this session)

Preparing for 100-Year Lives

Longevity literacy is an understanding of how long people tend to live in retirement. It is key to retirement preparedness. If we don't have a realistic understanding of our life expectancy, we are missing a foundational component in our planning: a time horizon. In this session, you'll learn how to think about this theme holistically across financial, physical, mental and social dimensions and through a gender and broader DEI lens.

Surya Kolluri, Head of the TIAA Institute

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

Location: Salomon Hall, Room 202

Who Has Time for That? Navigating Work/Life Balance for Working Parents - THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED

Calling all parents — does your workday feel like it never ends because once you clock out of the office your second shift at home is waiting for you? When you're crushing it at work do you feel like you're failing at home, and vice versa? Join this interactive workshop/discussion in which participants will be guided in self-reflective exercises to examine the pressure points of a busy parent’s life. There will be time for participants to share tips and strategies with each other in a collective effort to help working parents achieve more work/life balance.

Felicia Salinas-Moniz, Director, Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

Hercilia Corona, Assistant Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

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

Location: Friedman Hall, Room 201