Past Events

“How I Teach with Art”: A Sheridan-RISD Museum Workshop Series

In this session facilitated by Patricia Sobral, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, participants will explore strategies for teaching with art and objects in their courses. Through engaging with the RISD Museum’s Phantom of Liberty exhibit, participants will learn ways to help students feel included in museum spaces and practice observational skills. Space is limited; please register here.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the November 26th session.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the November 19th session.

Self-Editing Techniques for Science Writers

, 520

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 3:00-4:30 PM, SciLi 520

Led by Dr. Theresa M.  
Desrochers, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry and Human  
Behavior, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of scholarly writing  
in the sciences. Workshop participants are expected to come prepared with  
their own writing and will spend time editing. Registration is required.

Self-Editing Techniques for Writers in the Humanities and Social Sciences

, 720

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM, SciLi 720

Led by Dr. Matthew Guterl,  
Professor and Chair of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Africana  
Studies, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of scholarly writing  
in the humanities and social sciences. Workshop participants are expected  
to come prepared with their own writing and will spend time editing.  
Registration is required.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the November 12th session.

Literature Reviews and Synthesis Matrices

, 520

Friday, November 9, 12:00-1:30pm, 520 in the Sciences Library
This fall, the Writing Center has launched a new Dissertation  
Workshop Series for graduate students.  The next workshop in the series,  
led by Dr. Stacy Kastner, the Associate Director of the Writing Center and  
Writing Support Programs, will focus on literature reviews, specifically on  
unpacking the rhetorical and epistemological dimensions of the literature  
review as a method of scholarly socialization for graduate students.  

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the November 5th session.

Early Career Faculty Roundtable with Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell

, 720

Please join us for lunch with Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell. This series brings early career faculty together with campus leaders for discussion and community building.

Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

, 520

This series focuses on skills needed for clear writing in the U.S. academic context. This semester’s workshops will focus on incorporating sources, summarizing, and synthesizing in English.

Register here.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the October 29th session.

“How I Teach with Art”: A Sheridan Center-RISD Museum Workshop Series

In this session facilitated by Stephen Bush, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, participants will discuss strategies for teaching sensitive material or artwork that may elicit strong reactions from students. Taking Andy Warhol’s work, Race Riot, as a starting point, participants will explore ways to help students critically reflect in writing, perform visual analysis, and engage in challenging discussions. Space is limited, please register here.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

, 520

This series focuses on skills needed for clear writing in the U.S. academic context. This semester’s workshops will focus on incorporating sources, summarizing, and synthesizing in English.

Register here.

For New Graduate TAs: Feedback and Grading in STEM

, 720

Facilitated by Sheridan Teaching Consultants, this workshop discusses the differences between types of feedback (summative and formative), ways to provide feedback to students, and strategies for challenges encountered when giving feedback.
Please register here.

For New Graduate TAs: Feedback and Grading in STEM

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Facilitated by Sheridan Teaching Consultants, this workshop discusses the differences between types of feedback (summative and formative), ways to provide feedback to students, and strategies for challenges encountered when giving feedback.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

, 520

This weekly conversation group uses news articles from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!

Register here for the October 22nd session.

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

, 520

This series aims to help participants to speak clearly and confidently when using English in academic settings. This semester’s workshops will focus on skills needed for interaction and active engagement in class discussions.

Register here.

How to Lesson Plan Using Backward Design

, 720

This workshop is for undergraduate students who teach in any  
capacity at Brown (e.g. UTAs, tutors, mentors, etc.) and who want to learn  
more about how to create effective lesson plans for their role. Come  
prepared to create a lesson plan for an upcoming recitation, problem  
solving session, office hours, etc. Please register here.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

, 520

This series focuses on skills needed for clear writing in the U.S. academic context. This semester’s workshops will focus on incorporating sources, summarizing, and synthesizing in English.

Register here.

Writing the Proposal and Constructing a Project Timeline

, 520

This fall, the Writing Center is implementing a new Dissertation Workshop Series for graduate students. Led by Emily Drennan, Doctoral Candidate in Egyptology and Graduate Proctor for the Writing Center, this month’s workshop will discuss project proposal techniques of current graduate students at Brown and introduce reverse timelines, a way to plan backwards in order to make deadlines and stay on track. Participants will come away with broad exposure to proposal writing strategies used by their colleagues across campus and with a rough draft of a project timeline, personalized to their studies and department. Registration is required, please register here.

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