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Mark Blyth on Austerity
 
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A Watson Institute video on the global trend toward Austerity budgets featuring Mark Blyth. Directed by Joe Posner. Produced by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies (watsoninstitute.org) in association with the Global Conversation (globalconversation.org) and Global Media Project (globalmediaproject.net). Mark Blyth is a professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and faculty fellow at its Watson Institute for International Studies. He is writing "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2011.
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Communicating Science Through Visual Media: Synaptic Pruning
 
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This animation project was created by Elisabeth Evans, Denali Schmidt, and Alexandra Urban through the class "Communicating Science Through Visual Media." This class, offered jointly by professors at RISD and Brown and in partnership with the Science Center and the Creative Mind Initiative, explores and develops the pedagogy of using visual media to convey scientific concepts. "Synaptic Pruning" 2014 Elisabeth Evans, Denali Schmidt, Alexandra Urban You look at a coffee cup, you see a coffee cup. But what if when you looked at the cup, your eyes sent signals to the auditory center of the brain? Not only would you see the coffee cup, you would start hearing things too… How distracting! Now imagine how confusing an entire city would be with all this overlapping sensory information. Well, this might actually happen if we didn’t have synaptic pruning.
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Choosing Brown
 
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A video narrated by John Krasinski '01 underscores the Brown emphasis on teaching and research: creativity, collaboration and service; and the University's commitment to meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of undergraduates. http://www.brown.edu
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2017 Baccalaureate Speaker: Daveed Diggs
 
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Daveed Diggs, performer, rapper and writer and Honorary Degree Candidate delivered the Baccalaureate address to the Class of 2017 on Saturday afternoon, May 27, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America. More info: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/05/baccalaureate2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 First Baptist Church Providence
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Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to sip coffee
 
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A new study in Nature reports that two people with tetraplegia were able to reach for and grasp objects in three-dimensional space using robotic arms that they controlled directly with brain activity. They used the BrainGate neural interface system, an investigational device currently being studied under an Investigational Device Exemption. One participant used the system to serve herself coffee for the first time since becoming paralyzed nearly 15 years ago http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/05/braingate2 Video credit Mike Cohea/Brown University. http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/05/braingate2
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El Zotz masks yield insights into Maya beliefs
 
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A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has made a new discovery at the Maya archaeological site in El Zotz, Guatemala, uncovering a pyramid believed to celebrate the Maya sun god. The structure's outer walls depict the god in an unprecedented set of images done in painted stucco. In 2010, the team uncovered a royal tomb filled with artifacts and human remains at the same site. Researchers believe the pyramid was built to link the deceased lord to the eternal sun http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/07/masks
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Brown Welcomes Class of 2020 Students and Parents
 
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For some 1,682 first-year undergraduates, life at Brown starts on Saturday morning on Keeney Quad and in Morriss-Champlin with room keys, Brown IDs and Orientation schedules. From there, it’s everything from campus tours and ice-cream socials to teary family goodbyes, first reading seminars and midnight organ concerts. Video by Stephen Crocker '02 Music: "Starling" by Podington Bear http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Solo_Instruments/Starling
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At Home at Brown - 2016 Commencement & Reunion
 
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Memorial Day Weekend is Commencement and Reunion time at Brown. As Brown University confers honorary, graduate, medical, and undergraduate degrees, alumni return to reconnect and welcome the newest members to the global Brown alumni community. Full weekend coverage can be found here: http://www.brown.edu/web/brown2016/ Video produced by Stephen Crocker '02
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The Life of a Brown Student
 
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First Generation Brown students produced this video to welcome incoming first-years through an on-screen campus tour. First Generation students typically have minimal prior exposure to or knowledge of higher education environments. Brown Upperclassmen members hope to make members of the Class of 2019 feel more comfortable by showing them where students eat, hang out, and study. For more info, visit Brown.edu/go/FirstGen
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Costs of War: the Human Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars
 
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The Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs illustrates the human toll of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This video was developed by Professor Catherine Lutz, Costs of War Project Director, in collaboration with Computing and Information Services with the goal of helping learners grasp high level concepts visually. Animation created by Yidan Zeng. More info: http://costsofwar.org November 9, 2016 Brown University
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Wintertime at Brown
 
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It's that time of year again at Brown! Winter gives a chance to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the campus, and to revel in the warm friendships we build here.
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A Taste of Brown
 
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On Sept. 4, President Simmons introduced Brown to incoming students and their families. The President also spoke at Opening Convocation on Sept. 7, as did new Provost Mark Schlissel, who presented a keynote, encouraging students to study the humanities and the sciences, and not to make false distinctions between them.
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Chinua Achebe: 1930-2013
 
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"A great tree has fallen." -Corey D.B. Walker, chair of Africana studies Chinua Achebe, the David and Marianna Fisher University professor and professor of Africana studies at Brown University, died in Boston Thursday evening, March 21, 2013. Achebe, among the world's greatest writers of his time, joined the Brown faculty in the fall of 2009. "The colloquia he organized at Brown attracted a grand array of guests and effectively demonstrated how the humanities can build understanding by drawing from and encouraging a variety of perspectives," said Brown University President Christina H. Paxson. "We were honored to have him among us" https://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/03/achebe
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And Then They Were Bears …
 
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The arrival of acceptance letters from Brown University prompts a curious inner transformation of four high school students as they begin their preparation for the next stage of their lives at Brown University. Welcome and Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Featuring: Lisa Nguyen ‘21 Elizabeth Rolfes ‘21 Karishma Swarup ‘19 Timmy Jeng ‘18 Eric Baffour-Addo ‘18 Narrated by: Eric Baffour-Addo ‘18 Developed by: Brown students and interns of CIS Script and Concept: Emilia Figliomeni ‘18 Camera and Editing: Lynn Tachihara ‘17 Music and Sound Design: Max Sternlicht ‘18 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Brown University
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Sony AX53 Camera Tutorial
 
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This tutorial will walk you through all of the essential steps for setting up your camera, including: 1. Inserting and removing the battery and memory cards 2. The location and function of all of the essential controls 3. Basic adjustments such as setting up the lens focus 4. And our recommended settings for recording in the proper file format Note that you will find a small LED light and shotgun microphone in your kit. Camera Kit Lighting Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Nw3iv5O-VQc Camera Kit Audio Tutorial: https://youtu.be/P9_-ubyo8Mo For additional assistance please visit: http://www.brown.edu/go/mml Or contact: [email protected]
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Brown students are defined by talent and promise... not by financial resources
 
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Admission to Brown is based on achievement, aspiration, and potential. Our financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that no student who belongs at Brown will encounter cost as a barrier. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. A revamped Financial Aid website simplifies the process of applying for financial aid, while reflecting Brown's pledge to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of undergraduates. http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/financial-aid/
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Mamikon Gulian on Fractional Calculus & Hidden Physics
 
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Mamikon Gulian talks about his research using machine learning and fractional calculus in a talk titled, “Discovering Physics with Machine Learning: Fractional Calculus and Beyond.” Mamikon Gulian is a doctoral candidate in Mathematics, with focus on Applied Mathematics at Brown University. This talk was part of Research Matters, featuring short talks about research by Brown University Graduate Students on November 4, 2017. For more information, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/go/researchmatters
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The Halloween Midnight Organ Recital at Brown University
 
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University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music, Mark Steinbach discusses one of Brown University's most beloved--and spookiest--traditions.
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Brown shares holiday wishes looking ahead to 2019
 
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Brown University community members reflect with gratitude and hope for the year ahead.
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President Obama presents National Medal of Science to David Mumford
 
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David Mumford, professor emeritus of applied mathematics, received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony early Wednesday evening, Nov. 17.
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Q&A following Staceyann Chin's Motherstruck!
 
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The LGBTQ Center and the Black Lavender Experience presents: MOTHERSTRUCK! A ONE WOMAN PLAY Written & Performed by Staceyann Chin. Directed by Cynthia Nixon MotherStruck sets forth Staceyann Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a “serious, stable financial set up,” but wants to have a child. Told through Chin’s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience. Folkthought led by Katsi Y. Rodriguez Velazquez, PhD candidate in Africana Studies. Staceyann Chin will be selling and signing books after her performance. This project has been made possible, in part, by the Brown Arts Initiative.
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Senior Orator Speech: Michelle Bailhe
 
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Michelle Bailhe was one of two graduating seniors chosen as orators for Brown's 247th Commencement. Bailhe delivered her address, “I Don’t Know,” on the College Green Sunday, May 24, 2015.
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Princess Nokia In Conversation at Brown University
 
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Princess Nokia In Conversation Facilitated by Sofia Robledo Rower '18 Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia, is an Afro-Latina Boricua artist and musician based in New York City. Her music tackles the intersection of gender, race, class, urbanism, and age in captivating sonic and linguistic medleys. This public conversation will focus on spirituality, feminism, and race in her artistic process and performances. Presented by Women's History Series 2017 Brown University April 27, 2017
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Commencement & Reunion 2015 Highlights
 
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From Friday night’s Campus Dance, through Saturday’s forums and Baccalaureate, to the premiere of a new arrangement of the Alma Mater on Sunday, Brown celebrated Commencement & Reunion weekend 2015 with traditions as well as many firsts. The 247th Commencement and Reunion weekend, held May 22 - 24, 2015, also officially concluded the University’s 250th anniversary celebration. See more from the weekend's coverage at: http://www.brown.edu/web/brown2015/ Video Produced by Stephen Crocker '02
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Jennifer Tsai '14 - More from "The Brown Difference"
 
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Jennifer Tsai '14, MD'18 is pursuing a double concentration in Health and Human Biology and Ethnic Studies. Her academic interests are largely in the intersection between race, science, and healthcare. She is a member of the steering committee planning Brown's 250th anniversary celebrations.
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250+ Reasons to celebrate
 
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Birthday cake for 2,500. Fireworks illuminating the College Green. Lectures, lab tours, concerts, museum exhibitions - all part of Brown's 250th bash, an open house for the extended Brown family and Rhode Island. Music: "It's Your Birthday!" by Monk Turner + Fascinoma is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
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Senior Orator Speech: Viet Nguyen
 
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Viet Nguyen, one of two graduating seniors chosen as orators for the 249th Commencement, delivered an address titled "The Idea of Deserving." More info: https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/04/orators Sunday, May 28, 2017 College Green Brown University
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Cornel West, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Politics in the Humanities talk at Brown University
 
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Cornel West is the author of numerous critically acclaimed scholarly books on the role of religion, philosophy, race, class, and gender in American society including Prophecy Deliverance!: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity (1982), The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought (1991), Race Matters (1994), Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (2005), and Black Prophetic Fire (2014). He is the recipient of the American Book Award and has been awarded more than 20 honorary degrees. Dr. West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in three years, he obtained his MA and PhD in Philosophy at Princeton. On Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Cornel West gave a talk presented by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities as part of the PITH (Politics in the Humanities) series. The event was co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
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Hangout On Air with Brown University Admissions Officers: "What Happens After You Press Submit"
 
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Hangout On Air with Brown University Admissions Officers: "What Happens After You Press Submit"
The Creative Mind: Arnold Weinstein
 
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Arnold Weinstein is the Edna and Richard Salomon Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown. His numerous books, which include "Morning Noon and Night: Finding the Meaning of Life's Stages Through Books" and "A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life," draw together different literary traditions together to reveal fiction as a vital index to individuals' own hope, fear, and experience. In addition to being an award-winning teacher at Brown, Weinstein conducts a popular online course through coursera.com, The Fiction of Relationship.
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Welcome to South Street Landing
 
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After years of private-public partnership to transform the long-vacant former South Street Power Station into a mixed-used development, Brown’s relocation of 400 staff members brings new vibrancy to Jewelry District campus.
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Wealth and Structural Racism: William Darity, Jr.
 
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Professor of Economics William Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy March 24, 2016 How Structural Racism Works Brown University
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Brown congratulates Professor Michael Kosterlitz, Nobel Laureate
 
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Brown Physics and the University as a whole extend a hearty congratulations to Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz, Brown's second Nobel Laureate. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Brown University Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” Kosterlitz is the Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics at Brown, where he joined the faculty in 1982. He shares one half of the Nobel Prize with F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University, with the other half of the Nobel going to David J. Thouless of the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Tom Shapiro, "Black Wealth/White Wealth..."
 
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Full Title: Tom Shapiro, "Black Wealth/White Wealth: Hidden Costs of Being Black" "Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America" brought a group of the nation’s most respected intellectuals on race, racial theory and racial inequality together to consider the troubling state of black life in America today. What are the broader structural factors that shape race today? How do these factors work on the ground and institutionally and what are the consequences? What are the ideas about race, and racial identities that enable the normalcy of stark racial differences today? In particular, what role do key ideas such as “colorblindness” and “post race” play in shaping perception and outcomes? What can be done to challenge ideological and structural impediments to a racially egalitarian society? Tom Shapiro is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and the Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University. Shapiro is a leader in the asset development field with a particular focus on closing the racial wealth gap. He is the author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality, and with Dr. Melvin Oliver, he wrote the multi award-winning Black Wealth/ White Wealth. Friday, February 27, 2015 Brown University Presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Institutional Diversity. For more information: http://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2015/02/race-today-symposium-race-america
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Shopping Period at Brown University - Student Experiences, Student Produced
 
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Two students' perspectives on "shopping period," the two-week period at the start of each semester when Brown students have the opportunity to browse courses before committing to enrollment. Shot and edited by Jacob Cader '19.
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Emerson on Brown's Open Curriculum
 
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Brown's innovative Open Curriculum, with no core requirements outside of the concentration, makes students the architects of their own education. This flexible but rigorous approach to undergraduate education pushes students to be creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers. Personal Attention Our 7:1 student-faculty ratio means 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students, and 100% of Brown faculty teach undergraduates. First-year students have both a faculty or staff advisor, as well as a trained peer advisor. Affordability Brown meets 100% of demonstrated financial need. Through the Brown Promise initiative, we have eliminated packaged loans from all undergraduate financial aid awards. Our generous financial aid ensures that financial considerations do not prevent talented students from choosing Brown. Community Many memorable Brown moments happen outside the classroom. With more than 400 student organizations, Brown lets you pursue the activities you've always loved, discover new passions and find a diverse community of people who share your interests. Success Snapshot Among Brown's Class of 2017, 90% of graduates went on immediately to full-time work or graduate/professional school; 91% of graduates who applied to law school were admitted; 92% of graduates who applied to medical school were admitted; and 2,160 students took part in summer internships, fellowships or research projects in 2016-17.
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The 21st Century Library: The Garibaldi Panorama
 
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Teaching, learning, and research are changing with the use of new technologies. The video examines the use of new technologies, like the Microsoft Surface, in the study of a panorama by Garibaldi, as well as the changing face of research in the 21st century.
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The Ladd Observatory: Brown University's Hope Street Gem
 
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Brown University's Ladd Observatory, located on the corner of Hope Street and Doyle Avenue in Providence, RI, opened in 1891. More than a hundred years later, the Ladd Observatory's doors are still open to the public. Once a week, members from the Brown and Providence communities gather at the Ladd Observatory to look at the night sky through the Observatory's original refracting telescope. Join us for a sneak peek into the Ladd Observatory's history and the exciting activities and events, including weekly open nights, happening today! For more information about the Ladd Observatory, please visit the Ladd Observatory website (http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Physics/Ladd/) and like the Ladd Observatory on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LaddObs). Documentary by Jessica Brodsky '14 and Deivid Ribeiro '13.5. Special thanks to the Science Center, the Physics Department, the Ladd Observatory, CIT Media Services, and Public Affairs and University Relations.
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Brown Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz wins the Nobel Prize in Physics
 
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Brown University Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Prize in Physics “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” Kosterlitz is the Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics at Brown, where he joined the faculty in 1982. He shares one half of the Nobel prize with F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University, with the other half of the Nobel going to David J. Thouless of the University of Washington in Seattle. On October 4, 2016, via web conference from Finland, Dr. Kosterlitz joined President Christina Paxson, Provost Richard M. Locke, Chair of Physics Gang Xiao, and Vice President for Communications Cass Cliatt to discuss his momentous achievement.
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President Ruth J. Simmons 2012 Baccalaureate Address
 
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Thank you for 11 wonderful years. May your years ahead be blessed with love, passionate pursuits, continued learning, and an enduring sense of hope, President Simmons, delivering the 2012 Baccalaureate address http://brown.edu/ pdf of transcript: http://www.brown.edu/web/multimedia/RJS_Baccalaureate_Transcript.pdf
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Conversation with Tracee Ellis Ross, Class of '94
 
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Creative Opportunities for Women of Color in Entertainment Brown University May 24, 2014 Tracee Ellis Ross '94, actress, performance artist, and motivational speaker; professor Tricia Rose '93, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University In this conversation, actress, performance artist, and motivational speaker Tracee Ellis Ross '94 shares stories about her years on the hit TV series "Girlfriends" and discusses what she is up to now. Find out how her own vision and talents shape her career and how she responds to images and expectations of women of color in entertainment.
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EQUiSat ready for launch!
 
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For the past seven years, a rotating group of Brown University undergraduates has been toiling away quietly in the Barus and Holley building — designing, building and testing a small satellite with the hope of ultimately sending into orbit. Last week that satellite, a 4-inch cube dubbed EQUiSat, passed its final preflight checks and is “go” for a scheduled May 9 launch.
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Q&A: Amartya Sen — Why Is the Penalty of Inequality So High in India?
 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 5 p.m. List Art Center 120, 64 College Street Brown University Amartya Sen is the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic and the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. http://watson.brown.edu/events/2013/amartya-sen-why-penalty-inequality-so-high-india
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The Search for Dark Matter
 
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A team of Brown University researchers assembled two massive arrays of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment, which will soon start its search for elusive dark matter particles at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. PMTs are powerful light sensors that can detect flashes consisting of just a few photons. The PMT arrays assembled at Brown will keep careful watch on the LZ detectors 10-ton xenon tank, looking for the tell-tale twin flashes of light produced if a dark matter particle interacts in the xenon tank. For more on the L-Z experiment, visit: http://lz.lbl.gov/ and https://www.sanfordlab.org/.
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Somewhere Between: Post-Screening Discussion
 
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The Year of China hosted a screening of the film, Somewhere Between, on April 25. Immediately following the screening, there was a Q&A with director and producer Linda Goldstein Knowlton '87 as well as Jenna Cook and Jenni Lee, two college students featured in the film. Somewhere Between examined what it is like to come-of-age as a trans-racial adoptee in today's America, as seen through the eyes of four of the 79,562 adopted girls from China. Through the voices of these young women, we will see not just their lives, but our own, reflected back to us - whether we are adoptive families or not. Somewhere Between starts a dialogue about what we see, who we are, and the changing face of the American family. More about the filmmaker: Before directing her current award-winning documentary Somewhere Between, Linda Goldstein Knowlton championed and produced the award-winning film Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro, and produced the Lasse Hallstrom-directed The Shipping News, as well as films Mumford and Crazy in Alabama. Her documentary, Somewhere Between, was selected by The Sundance Institute and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities to join a slate of ten films that will screen at eight domestic and international locations in addition to a special presentation at UNESCO.
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A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank
 
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"Lessons on How to Build Stuff Customers Want and Not Go Out of Business: A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank" Brown University August 15, 2018
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Amartya Sen — Why Is the Penalty of Inequality So High in India?
 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 5 p.m. List Art Center 120, 64 College Street Brown University Amartya Sen is the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic and the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. http://watson.brown.edu/events/2013/amartya-sen-why-penalty-inequality-so-high-india
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Best of Middle East Studies at Brown University
 
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Listen to Middle East Studies students discuss their experiences in the concentration, with their research, and why Middle East Studies could be for you! Learn more at: http://www.middleeastbrown.org/
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Story Structure and Scenes​ with Documentary Filmmaker Perri Peltz '82
 
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What makes documentary narratives powerful? In this workshop with filmmaker Perri Peltz ‘82, students will explore the first steps of story production, including how to organize material, choose an effective structure, ​and ​ground insights in concrete scenes. We will look at Peltz’s Op Doc Series on conversations about race for the New York Times to see how she successfully crafted a narrative arc even with an unconventional format. Perri Peltz is a documentary filmmaker and public health advocate. Her films include HBO's Remembering the Artist Robert DeNiro Sr., The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, and A Journey of a 1,000 Miles: Peacekeepers. Her latest piece, A Conversation about Growing Up Black, is featured as a New York Times op-doc. Peltz previously worked as a broadcast journalist at NBC, ABC, and CNN. This workshop is part of a Storytelling Speaker Series organized by the Swearer Center for Public Service that explores the intersection of media and social impact. Learn more at brown.edu/go/storytellers.
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The Hip Hop Wars
 
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The Pembroke Center Associates co-sponsored this talk with Professor Tricia Rose on February 25, 2010 with the Brown Club of Boston, the Asian/Asian American Alumni Association, the Brown University Latino Alumni Council, the Inman Page Black Alumni Council, and the Multicultural Alumni Council of the Brown Alumni Association. In her recent book, The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters, Professor Rose voices a call for revitalization of the progressive, creative heart of hip hop, which has increasingly become defined by one thin slice of a varied, complex genre. While "conscious rappers" such as Talib Kweli and The Roots may receive enormous critical acclaim, it's the rappers who employ what Rose calls the "gangsta-pimp-ho trinity"- such as T.I. and 50 Cent-who sell the most records and dominate the recording industry, TV, film, and radio. As a result, the most visible and widely-consumed hip hop sets forth a troubled vision of ghetto street life that defines young, at-risk black men and women to each other and also to a large white audience (seventy percent of hip hop consumers are white). After exploring how hip hop has become the primary means by which we talk about race and culture in the United States, Rose offers six guiding principles for progressive hip hop creativity, consumption, and community, ending the "blame hip hop vs. explain hip hop" wars and promoting critical conversations that inspire transformational music as well as social justice for all.
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