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School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Friday, July 31, 2020

1:00pm - 3:00pm

School of Engineering

Ph.D. candidate Shuai Xie will present her dissertation defense: “Investigating the Sorption Processes of Trichloroethylene on Various Building Materials in Vapor Intrusion.” The presiding officer will be Professor Eric Suuberg.

Please contact Shuai Xie for link and password information.

Healthy Brown 2020-21 | Transfer and Resumed Undergraduate Education Students (TRUE) | Welcome to the Community!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Brown University

The second webinar in The TRUE Webinar Series: Welcome to the Community for Transfer and Resumed Undergraduate Education Students (TRUE).  In this session, incoming TRUE students will have an opportunity to ask questions related to life at Brown and what to expect with TRUE Orientation Coordinators.  To sign up to join this webinar, please use the “Join Virtual Event” link above.

Challenges to Global Anti-Black Racism: A Conversation

Thursday, July 16, 2020

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Black Lives Matter has become a global political banner igniting marches and the political imagination of thousands around the world. The solidarity marches and demands for the ending of black anti-racism around the world have made this moment a significant one in the early 21st century. This conversation will be a dialogue about the global challenges to anti-black racism.

Healthy Brown 2020-21 Webinar | What to Expect for Fall & Spring Orientation

Thursday, July 16, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Brown University

This webinar provides an opportunity for incoming first year Brown students to hear from staff from various offices and student centers about the Fall 2020 opening.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing in a webinar format to ensure the capacity to host a large number of attendees. You will be invited to submit questions in advance through the registration form, and participants also may raise questions during the meetings through a moderated question-and-answer forum.

Healthy Brown 2020-21 Webinar | Community Building

Monday, July 13, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Brown University

This webinar provides an opportunity for returning Brown undergraduate students to hear from staff in various offices and student centers about the Fall 2020 opening. Some potential topics include: student activities and events, identity center programming, public service opportunities, virtual communities, and more. Webinar panelists include representatives from Student Activities, Residential Life, Student Conduct & Community Standards, BWell Health Promotion, UFLi Center, BCSC and LGBTQ Center.

Healthy Brown 2020-21 Webinar | Leavetaking

Monday, July 13, 2020

10:00am - 11:00am

Brown University

This webinar provides an opportunity for returning Brown undergraduate students to hear from deans in the College and Student Support Services and ask questions about Brown’s leavetaking policies and processes.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing in a webinar format to ensure the capacity to host a large number of attendees. You will be invited to submit questions in advance through the registration form, and participants also may raise questions during the meetings through a moderated question-and-answer forum.

Healthy Brown Webinar | Housing & Dining

Friday, July 10, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Brown University

This webinar provides an opportunity for returning Brown University undergraduate students to hear from staff in the Office of Residential Life and Dining Service and ask questions about the Fall 2020 opening.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing in a webinar format to ensure the capacity to host a large number of attendees. You will be invited to submit questions in advance through the registration form, and participants also may raise questions during the meetings through a moderated question-and-answer forum.

Healthy Brown Webinar | Academic Calendar

Friday, July 10, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brown University

This webinar provides an opportunity for returning Brown Univerity undergraduate students to hear from staff in the College and the Office of the University Registrar and ask questions about the Fall 2020 opening and the adjusted Academic Calendar.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing in a webinar format to ensure capacity to host a large number of attendees. You will be invited to submit questions in advance through the registration form, and participants also may raise questions during the meetings through a moderated question-and-answer forum.

Healthy Brown Webinar | International Students

Friday, July 10, 2020

9:00am - 10:00am

Brown University

This is a conversational webinar for international undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students to speak directly with a panel of academic and international student advisors.

Over the past few months, the Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) and the Office of International Students and Scholar Services (OISSS) have collaborated to provide spaces in which students could ask visa and travel-related questions.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Monday, June 29, 2020

9:00am - 11:00am

School of Engineering

Ph.D. candidate Tianyi Shen will present his dissertation defense: “Plasmonic Nanostructures for Perovskite Photovoltaics, Structural Coloration and Optical Coherence Modulation.” The presiding officer will be Professor Domenico Pacifici.

Brown Unconference

Monday, June 29, 2020 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

All Day

Carney Institute’s Center for Computational Brain Science; Center for Computation & Visualization; Center for Computational Molecular Biology; Department of Cognitive Linguistic & Psychological Sciences; Department of Computer Science; Data Science Initiative

The first Brown Unconference is a remote gathering which provides an opportunity for researchers across campus to come together and explore advances in computational sciences at the intersection of data science and AI with other sciences including biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience and cognitive science.

Carney SciCom Workshop: Interactive scientific posters

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Carney SciCom is a two-part workshop for Brown University trainees focused on science communication skills. The goal of these workshops is to empower trainees to share their research with broad and diverse audiences. In this session, participants will learn best practices for designing interactive scientific posters.

Neuroscience of Consciousness and Recovery from Coma: T32 Training Program Symposium & Mislow Lecture

Thursday, June 18, 2020

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom, TBD

This virtual symposium will feature MGH-Brown T32 Training Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function, the 2020 John M. K. Mislow, M.D., Ph.D. Memorial Lecture, science blitz presentations by T32 postdoctoral fellows, and a panel discussion on the neuroscience of consciousness, neuroethics, and coma recovery. There will also be an update on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of consciousness, and the emerging science on the assessment and rehabilitation of people recovering from severe disorders of consciousness.

DiversiTeas

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

4:00pm - 5:30pm

oSTEM (Out in STEM), GSOCnSTEM (Graduate Students of Color in STEM), and SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)

On behalf of oSTEM (Out in STEM), GSOCnSTEM (Graduate Students of Color in STEM), and SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science), I would like to invite you to our virtual DiversiTeas: Don’t Blame Us for Health Disparities on June 17th from 4 - 5:30pm.

Carney SciCom Workshop: Scientific poster design

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Carney SciCom is a two-part workshop for Brown University trainees focused on science communication skills. The goal of these workshops is to empower trainees to share their research with broad and diverse audiences. In this session, participants will learn best practices for designing informative and engaging scientific posters.

Registration opens for Semester I, 2020-21 for undergraduate students semester levels 05-06 at 10:00 a.m. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed). Registration remains open until Saturday, June 20.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

All Day

Registration opens for Semester I, 2020-21 for undergraduate students semester levels 05-06 at 10:00 a.m. (Students are unable to register for 5th semester unless approved concentration is filed).  Registration remains open until Saturday, June 20.

Rhode Island IDeA Symposium

Thursday, June 11, 2020

1:00pm - 3:35pm

RI IDeA Programs

Join us for this year’s annual symposium, on June 11-12, 2020, which showcases research from Rhode Island’s COBRE, INBRE, ECHO, and CTR IDeA programs. 

This year, two keynote speakers will present research around the theme of aging:

Carney Conversations: Humans to robots

Friday, June 5, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation about the future of robotics and ethical concerns with Stefanie Tellex, associate professor of computer science at Brown University. 

This event will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

SoE Community Forum and Listening Session on Racial Injustice

Friday, June 5, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

School of Engineering

We are hearing from many of you struggling to understand how something like the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, could happen in this country and how persistent and far reaching racial injustice is today. We are feeling sadness and anger over these incidents, and are troubled by the violence at the local and nationwide protests that have occurred in its aftermath.

POSTPONED: 252nd Commencement Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2020 - Sunday, May 24, 2020

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Brown University’s 252nd Commencement will be celebrated the weekend of May 22 - May 24, 2020. For a complete schedule of events and other important information about the weekend, please visit brown.edu/commencement. Questions can be directed to the Office of University Event & Conference Services at [email protected].

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm

co-sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Providence Section

Maryam M. Shanechi, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

will present a talk: “Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks: From Motor to Mood.”

https://brown.zoom.us/j/99507720679

Engineering PhD Virtual Town Hall

Friday, May 15, 2020

12:00pm - 12:30pm

School of Engineering

All engineering Ph.D. students are invited to Town Hall at home. Discuss topics of interest with the administration. Format is open discussion, including questions and sharing of ideas and observations.

RSVP here and a link will be sent to you: https://forms.gle/eA4gdqJnN5thdD6U7

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

5:00pm - 6:00pm

School of Engineering

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday through May 12 for drop-in, open office visits from 5-6 p.m. EST via Zoom. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc. It’s a recurring zoom meeting, so wait in the waiting room until your turn. 

Engineering Master’s Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

12:00pm - 12:30pm

School of Engineering

All engineering master’s students are invited to Town Hall at home. Discuss topics of interest with the administration. Format is open discussion, including questions and sharing of ideas and observations.

RSVP here and a link will be sent to you: https://forms.gle/5Vec6chtBR3Wmy2G7