Lecture Series: Faculty Lecture Series

For Faculty by Faculty

“The intellectual life of Brown is inspiring. Faculty members are engaged in critical research and teaching across the disciplines, addressing complex issues and advancing knowledge in increasingly meaningful ways. Through this series, we hope to enrich our academic community by providing greater opportunities for faculty to engage with one another, and to learn about, discuss and benefit from the depth, breadth and diversity of scholarship taking place across the campus.”

 

Richard M. Locke, Provost

Past Lectures

Susanna Loeb

Director, Annenberg Institute at Brown University Professor of Education Professor of International and Public Affairs

Supporting Parents Supporting Kids: How We Have Done a Bad Job But Can Do Better

Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00 to 1:30 pm
The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Space is limited. RSVP here by February 13, 2020, to reserve seating.

Sohini Ramachandran

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor of Computer Science Director, Center for Computational Molecular Biology

Our Genomes, Our Selves?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 pm
The Faculty Club
One Bannister Street

Dinner will be served.

Space is limited. RSVP here by November 26, 2019 to reserve seating.

Baylor Fox-Kemper

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

The Deluge

Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:00 to 1:30
The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Space is limited. RSVP here by September 19, 2019 to reserve seating.

Tamara Chin

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies

The Afro-Asian Silk Road

Thursday, April 18, 2018
Noon to 1:30 pm
The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Sealing is limited.

Please respond to [email protected].

Juliet Hooker

Professor of Political Science

Black Grief/White Grievance

Thursday, February 28, 2018
Noon to 1:30 pm
The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Sealing is limited.

Please respond to [email protected].

Jonathan D. Kurtis '89 PhD'95 MD'96

Stanley M. Aronson Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Brown University

Vaccine Development for Falciparum Malaria

Tuesday, November 27
6:00 pm 

The University Club
219 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 

Dinner will be served.

Seating is limited.

Please respond to [email protected]

Dana Gooley

Professor of Music

The Allure of Improvisation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Noon to 1:30 pm
The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Sealing is limited.

Please respond to [email protected].

Diane Lipscombe, PhD

Thomas J Watson Sr. Professor of Science, Department of Neuroscience and Director, Brown Institute for Brain Science

The Channels that Excite our Brains

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Noon to 1:30 pm

The Faculty Club

Lunch will be served.

Seating is limited. Please respond to [email protected] by Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Paul Guyer

Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy

Two Approaches to Religious Liberty

Thursday, March 1, 2018

6:00 to 8:00 pm

The Hope Club
6 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI

Dinner will be served.

Seating is limited. Please respond to [email protected] by February 22, 2018.

Sharon Krause

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Political Science

Eco-responsibility as Norm and Practice

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Noon to 1:30 pm

Lunch will be served.

Location to be announced.

Seating is limited. Please respond to [email protected] by November 9, 2017.

Sylvester James Gates Jr.

Ford Foundation Professor of Physics

Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide The Fundamentals Of Physics?

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 pm
The Hope Club
6 Benevolent Street
Providence

Dinner will be served

Seating is limited. Please respond to [email protected] by October 5, 2017.

Leela Gandhi

John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English

If This Were a Manifesto For Postcolonial Thinking

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Hope Club
6:00-8:30 pm
Dinner will be served

Seating is limited. Please contact [email protected] to attend.

Karen Fischer

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

What Puts the Plate in Plate Tectonics?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Faculty Club
Noon-1:30 pm
Lunch will be served

Registration Required: Please contact [email protected] by March 1 to register

David Rand

Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History Department Chair Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Genes and Environment in Evolution and Disease: Common Features from our Different Genomes

Monday, November 7, 2016
Noon-1:30 pm
The Faculty Club
Lunch will be served

Glenn C. Loury

Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences

Beyond Civil Rights: Thinking about Persistent Racial Inequality in 21st Century America

6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Hope Club Ballroom

Professor Robert Self

Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History and Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, Department of History

The Unhappiest Place on Earth: The Family Economy in the American Century

May 9, 2016
Faculty Club

Dr. Phyllis Dennery

Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Chair of Pediatrics

Children, Families and Communities in the Health Care System: Improving the Health of Children through Partnerships across Entities

April 7, 2016
Building for Environmental Teaching and Research, 85 Waterman Street

Amanda S. Anderson

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English Director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities

The Tragic and the Ordinary

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Dinner and lecture
6:00 pm
The Hope Club

Nitin P. Padture

School of Engineering Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation Brown University

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation): Harnessing Solar Energy Efficiently, Cheaply, and Safely

February 10, 2016
Building for Environmental Teaching and Research
Carmichael Auditorium, 85 Waterman St