TWC E-Bulletin Week of October 7, 2013


October 7, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

Latino Heritage Series and AS220 present: OMNI "Makina Total Free" Performance

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Location: List Art Center, Room 120

Cuban group OMNI Zona Franca conducts a musical and theatrical performance as part of AS220's Artist-in-Residency program.

"The Prep School Negro" - Movie Screening by Black Heritage Series

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Salomon Rm 001

Sponsored by the Black Heritage Series and New Scientist Program.

MPC Workshop - "Taboo: Hear no God, See no God, Speak no God"

Tuesday, October 10, 2013
Location: Petteruti Lounge

Why is it that we are able to talk about class, gender, sexuality, race, and other forms of identity, but we feel so uncomfortable talking about religion? Why is religion at Brown so taboo? Our title “Hear no God, See no God, Speak no God” relates to the perception at Brown that the topic of God and religion is something that we should not discuss.

The purpose of this workshop is to question why religion is taboo at Brown and to provide a space where people can get real and talk about religion and religious identity as a student.

Students from all faiths, religions, belief systems are both invited and encouraged to attend.


If you have any questions please contact Anisha Lewis, Sana Teramoto, Bianca Duah, Stanley Stewart, or Zakia Stili.

Lecture by J Kehaulani Kauanui: Nothing Common About 'The Commons' - Settler Colonialism & The Politics of Indigenous Land Dispossession

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Location: Smith-Buonanno Rm 106

J Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies & Anthropology at Wesleyan University will be giving the lecture. Reception with refreshments to follow.


Brown Events and Announcements


Beneath the Rubble: The Case for the Worker Led Building Fire & Safety Accord

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Location: Mckinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer

Two of the largest garment industry disasters in history have happened in the last year in Bangladesh. The first happened in November 2012 when a fire broke out at Tazreen Fashions factory in Dahka, Bangladesh where 117 workers were found dead. Five months later an 8 floor factory, Rana Plaza, collapsed killing 1,129 workers and injuring thousands more. Beneath the rubble, along side of the bodies of young women and men were the clothing they produced reading brands like Walmart, Children's Place, VF, JC Penney and dozens more. We will discuss what the root causes of the worsening conditions in Bangladesh and about what we can do here on campus as consumers of brands that produce in the Bangladesh to ensure workplace safety in Bangladesh. Facebook event link here

Black Alumni Reunion - "Making A Connection in 60 Seconds: Networking Your Way to a Lasting Impression"

Saturday, October 19, 2013
6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall (outside of Room 106), 95 Cushing Street
Hosted by the Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC)

Come sharpen your networking skills by interacting with students and alumni at this informal mixer. Current mentors and mentees in IPC's mentoring program are strongly encouraged to attend.

Students and alumni will be grouped by areas of professional interest - Law, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Media/Entertainment, etc. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a FREE event - alumni and students are encouraged to stop by!

Facilitated by Joelle Murchison '95 Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion at The Travelers Companies, Inc

Visit for more information on the Black Alumni Reunion weekend schedule.

Talk by Michael Littenberg-Brown, Board Member of Save A Child's Heart U.S. and Brown University alumni

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Location: Salomon Rm 001

Come hear speaker Michael Littenberg-Brown, a Brown University alum who just got named to "The Jewish Week's '36 under 36' list!" From Political Theory and Latin American Studies concentrator at Brown to Board Member of Save a Child's Heart U.S. and Young Leadership Chairman for Save a Child's Heart, Michael works to send doctors around the world to save children from life-threatening illness.

Dessert Reception will follow.

Don't forget to buy a shirt!!! E-mail Charlotte Bilski at

Learn About Spring UTRAs

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Location: Petteruti Lounge

Interested in conducting research during the academic year? Learn about Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) at an Information Session for spring semester UTRAs only -- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4PM in Petteruti Lounge. Students interested in research and course development projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences are encouraged to attend. To RSVP, please visit the UTRA website: An info session for summer UTRAs will follow in November.

Open Mic Night for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
8:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Salomon Rm 001

Come support Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Come by and share your talent with the Brown Community while supporting AXO & Zete to raise awareness against this issue. Suggested Donation: $1 There will also be a snack bar!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to perform!
**All proceeds go to the Women's Center of RI**

Sign up for a performance slot here:


Off-Campus Events

POWERSHIFT: Join the rising call for climate justice

October 18-20, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

On October 18th - 20th, 10,000 young people from all walks of life will come together in Pittsburgh, PA to learn from each other, connect, and build strong, sustainable campaign and targeted mass actions. Through workshops, discussions, panels, and speakers, we will build our skills to effect change. Our generation, the DREAMers, the climate justice advocates, the young workers, has the vision needed to unite together to demand justice and a clean energy economy that works for all people.

The details:
A bus will leave from Brown mid-afternoon on Friday, October 18th it will return in the early morning on Monday, October 20th. The bus is free, but tickets to PowerShift cost $65. Scholarships and/or discounts on tickets will be available. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form (here) and plan to attend an info session on Thursday, 10/3 at 7pm.

OMNI "Makina Total Free" USA Tour 2013

For the full schedule of performances, click here


Career and Internship Opportunities

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Summer Leadership Program

The Institute prepares high-achieving African American men to be leaders of great character who make significant contributions to their communities, our country, and the world.

For more information and to apply, click here.

QEM/NSF Summer Science Internship Program

The Science Policy-focused Summer Internship Program (SSIP) conducted by the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting applications.

The ten-week, Washington, DC-based internship (May 27–August 1, 2014) is made possible through a grant to the QEM Network from NSF. Students who successfully complete the internship will receive a taxable stipend, $3,000 for undergraduates and $4,000 for graduate students, paid in three installments over the course of the summer.The students also will receive housing at George Washington University with other QEM interns as well as round-trip airfare and ground travel reimbursement.

During the internship, students will have an opportunity to: (1) increase their understanding of how science policy is made; (2) further develop their potential for becoming leaders and proponents of increased participation in science and engineering by students from underrepresented minority groups; (3) become knowledgeable about potential/actual barriers preventing minority students from receiving a high quality mathematics/science education; and (4) become familiar with policies, programs, and strategies being implemented to address such issues. The students also will strengthen their research, communications, and other professional skills, and develop a peer network that includes QEM summer interns from across the country.

A student who wishes to participate in the internship must currently be a STEM major at an accredited institution and have successfully completed at least the sophomore year before the start of the internship program. An applicant also must be returning to a degree-granting institution the following academic year, either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduating seniors must be already admitted to and planning to enter graduate school in Fall 2014 to be eligible.

The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014; however, applications can be submitted prior to the deadline. On-line copies of the application are available for download at