What is College for?

Finding Purpose in the Ivy League

Are you feeding your spirit or just building your resume? Explore your reasons for being at Brown with Bill Deresiewicz, author of "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite." 

  • Day/Date: September 15, 2014
  • Time: 12 noon
  • Location: Science Center 315

Attend the evening talk at 6:00 PM at the McCormack Family Theatre located at 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI.

(Distributed August 29, 2014)

SEA Semester Information Session

Join Rory Summers, Woods Hole SEA Admissions Counselor, as she shares information about SEA Semester, the leading off-campus Environmental Studies program focused on the oceans. SEA programs incorporate a traditional academic experience on shore and a field-based learning component at sea aboard one of our two tall ship sailing research vessels. 

  • Day/Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Science Center, 315
(Distributed August 27, 2014)

Graphene - The Latest Installment of the SciToons Series

Ever been bothered by an ultra-slow download? How about a phone that won’t stay charged or a cracked touchscreen? Imagine you were stranded on an island with nothing to drink. Graphene, a Nobel winning supermaterial, has the potential to solve these problems. (Distributed August 13, 2014)

Cohen Gallery Exhibit: Dispersion, an installation by Daniel Clayman

Light passing through any transparent material is assigned an Abbe Value, a mathematical number expressing how much light is dispersed upon passing through a material with a particular refractive index. Working with the Abbe Value and the ensuing quality of light, Dispersion becomes three things at once: a lens projecting and bending light, a filter changing the color and pattern and an object that redefines the space through its towering presence. As the light shines through the antique glass a stage set is born. 
(Distributed June 19, 2014)