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April 2015

4/1/5
What is ISIS? Understanding the Jihadi Phenomenon and Saudi Arabia's Role
Featuring Professor Bernard Haykel, Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island and the Princeton Club of Rhode Island
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Barus & Holly, Room 168, 184 Hope Street
Cost: Free. Contact: Virginia McQueen ’81. RSVP: Online.

4/2/15
Brown Real Estate Roundtable Part II: What Factors Are Really Driving the Market?
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
Offices of Lend Lease Americas Inc., 200 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, MetLife Building
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Cocktail reception
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Panel discussion/ Q&A
The Brown Club in New York is proud to present a follow-up to the highly successful real estate event hosted last November. On this evening, we have assembled a stellar panel of dealmakers, luminaries, and visionaries who will discuss the market factors driving real estate development in New York. Discussion topics will include the boom in luxury residential, affordable housing, rising price of land, foreign investors, major shifts in commercial development, and more. Panel: Kent Swig ’83- Chairman, Terra Holdings (Brown Harris Stevens, Halstead, and Vanderbilt Holdings); Fred Cooper ’79- Senior Vice President - Finance, International Development & Investor Relations, Toll Brothers, Inc; Bob McNamara ’76- Group Chief Risk Officer, Lend Lease; Tricia Hayes Cole ’88- Executive Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group; Lee Warshavsky ’80- General Counsel, Settlement Housing Fund. Moderator: Josef Mittleman ’72- President Empire Realty Group, Former COO Silverstein Properties, Adjunct Lecturer Brown University. Cost: $20 for club members; $25 for non-members. Contact: Kwame Campbell ’92 . RSVP: Online here for club members; Online here for non-members.
This event is hosted by Denis Hickey, Chief Executive Officer, Lend Lease Americas Inc.; and Bob McNamara ’76,Group Chief Risk Officer, Lend Lease. Special thank you to event sponsor Lend Lease Americas Inc. and event organizer Curt Harris ’92, Associate Counsel at Lend Lease Americas Inc.

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4/2/15
Paint Bar Night
Providence, RI | Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island
Muse Paintbar, 117 N. Main Street
6:30 pm, Bar open
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Painting
Calling all Brown young alumns in the Providence area; the Brown Club of Rhode Island invites you to join us at the Muse Paint Bar for a Paint Bar Night on Thursday April 2nd! The bar will be open at 6:30 pm and the studio is all ours from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Cost: $40/painter. Contact: Perry Ashenfelter ’13 or Scott Phillips ’11. RSVP: Online by 3/25.

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4/4/15
Annual Hanami Party
Tokyo, Japan | Brown Club of Japan
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Komaba Koen, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Join us for our annual Hanami Party at Komaba Koen. It's a great time to relax with friends under billowing clouds of pink blossoms. Komaba Koen is the site of the former Toshinari Maeda mansion, built in 1929. The lawn in front of this gorgeous Tudor style mansion is surrounded by about 150 cherry trees. Komaba Koen is an 8 minute walk from Komaba Todai Mae Station on the Inokashira line (3 min. from Shibuya). Cost: Free. BYOB (bring your own bento!, and a plastic sheet to sit on would also be helpful). And please remember to carry your own garbage home. Contact/RSVP: Via email. Event will be cancelled in the event it rains.

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4/11/15
Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers Hockey Game
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW
12:30 pm, Game Time
Join the Brown Club of DC to cheer on the Washington Caps for their last regular season home hockey game against the New York Rangers. This is a HUGE game for the Caps and will have significant playoff implications, so you don't want to miss out on this deal! Each ticket also includes a t-shirt. Seats are located in section 428, rows M & O. Cost: $65/ticket. Contact: Ashley Riley ’13 . RSVP: Online. Tickets for this game will be electronic. Buyers will receive additional details about ticket distribution after purchase.

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4/11/15
DC United vs. NY Red Bulls Soccer Game
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE
5:00 pm, Tailgate
7:00 pm, Game Time
Join fellow Brown alumni, family, and friends for a pre-game tented tailgate and DC United game! Seats are located in section 210 (middle of the middle of the stadium). The club will supply some food and drinks for the tailgate but we encourage all to bring their own contributions! Cost: $30/ticket. Contact: Brady Caspar ’13. RSVP: Online.

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4/11/15
The Inaugural Brown Club Eats Meeting
Tampa, FL | Brown Club of Tampa Bay
7:00 pm, Ava, 718 S. Howard Avenue (813-512-3030)
We all have to eat... might as well be with other Brown grads! The Brown Club Eats Tampa Bay is an informal gathering of local Brown alums and their significant others. We plan to get together for dinner at a new and/or interesting restaurant every 4-6 weeks. We will vary our restaurant choices throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, so there will be at least a few gatherings every year that are in your “neck of the woods". There is no formal agenda! We encourage anyone and everyone in the area to come out, make new friends and connections, strengthen old friendships, and talk about whatever’s on our minds over a nice meal. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Taylor Garland ’00 or Courtney Lee ’10. Significant others, current Brown students and Brown alums visiting from other areas are always welcome.

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4/12/15
The Second Annual Lyric Opera Celebration: Carousel
Featuring Professor Stephen Berenson, Director, Brown/Trinity Rep. MFA Acting & Directing Programs
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago and John Edelman ’80
Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive
11:45 am – 1:15 pm, Pre-Show Lunch and Speaking Program
1:30 pm, Performance of Carousel
Carousel stars Broadway favorite Steven Pasquale and two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes star as carousel barker Billy Bigelow and his beloved Julie Jordan. Lunch will be held in the The William B. and Catherine Graham Room at the Civic Opera House. Professor Stephen Berenson will speak during the lunch. Cost: Lunch is free; Performance tickets: Balcony seats start at $35/ticket; Main Floor seats start at $55/ticket. (Brown alumni, family and friends will receive a 20% discount in EVERY section in the house for the April 12, 1:30 pm performance). Contact: Lisa Miranda (401-863-3173). RSVP: Online for lunch here by 4/6; Online to purchase performance tickets here (for discount, use promo code BRUNO. There is no minimum ticket quantity required). For more information, or to order more than 10 seats, contact: Joel Friend (312-857-5927).

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4/12/15
Monthly Book Club: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82
Silver Spring, MD | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
This story focuses on three friends starting in their senior year at Brown University (class of 1982) and following them for their first years after college. Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. Madeline meets Leonard Bankhead—charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Portland boy—in a semiotics seminar, and soon finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him. At the same time, her old “friend” Mitchell Grammaticus—who’s been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange—resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his soul mate. Cost: $6 - $8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Debby Cooney ’67.

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4/14/15
Admitted Students Reception
Honolulu, HI | Brown Club of Hawaii
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street
Please join the Brown Club of Hawaii and Brown University alumni as we congratulate the students admitted to the Class of 2019 and their families. Refreshments served will be hosted by the Brown Club of Hawaii. Ample parking is available on site. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Jodi Shin Yamamoto ’93 by 4/6 with the number of people attending.

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4/14/15
A Traitor, a Madam, and a Daughter of the Regiment: Three Women, a House and the History of America
Featuring, Jane Lancaster AM ’93 PHD ’98

Warwick, RI | The Brown Alumnae Club of Kent Count
The Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road
11:30 pm, Meet and Greet
12:00 pm, Lunch followed by speaking program
Join us as Jane Lancaster AM ’93 PHD ’98, who is a visiting scholar in Brown’s History Department, talks about her latest project. Cost: $23 pp (Includes salad, entree, dessert, coffee/tea). Contact: Virginia McQueen ’81 for RSVP information.

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4/16/15
Ignite
New York City, NY | Digital Brown
6:15 pm – 9:15 pm, Squarespace, Inc., 459 Broadway, 5th Floor
Great things are happening in the Digital Brown network, and we want you to hear it from the founders that are making it happen. We've assembled a roster of alumni running hot companies backed by an aggregate of over $100 million in venture funding, disrupting industries from finance to education to art sales to the way you sleep. Join the founders of Betterment, Casper, Memoir, and six other Brown startups sharing the passion behind their companies. The fast-paced Ignite format features Brown entrepreneurs each presenting a 5 minute / 20 auto-rotating slide presentation. Networking and cocktails by acclaimed mixologist Ginger Warburton (formerly of The Dutch, Public, and Brooklyn Proper) serving a special menu of drinks designed to match the personalities of the presenting companies. Cost:$15 pp for Early Bird registration; $20 pp Regular Admission. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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4/17/15
Career Webinar: Navigating Your Career Path in a Sea of Innovation
With Francesca Romano ’01, vice president, talent & performance management, Collective[i]
Online | Brown Alumni Association
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
To err is human; to arr, pirate. Though we don't have a boat and we don't go to sea, we know that the tides of business are changing and that a career should be an adventure. Find out how to plot your course and navigate your way through this new world of innovation. Cost: Free. Contact: Heather Wilkerson (401-863-9693). RSVP: Online.

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4/17/15
Festival Ballet Providence: Up Close on Hope
Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
8:00 pm, Black Box Theater, 825 Hope Street
If you have not yet experienced one of Festival Ballet's Up Close performances, you will be amazed. The theater is limited to only 80 seats, giving the small audience the rare opportunity to view dancers so closely, that the experience has been described as "you-can-hear-them-breathe-intimacy". It is thrilling, exciting and...Up Close! The series' popularity usually means sold-out performances. The Up Close on Hope series presents contemporary work of the highest caliber by an international cadre of choreographers, and often includes excerpted gems from the classics. If you enjoy dance and/or physical exercise of any type, you will enjoy this type of performance even if you are not a traditional ballet fan. Cost: $42 for Premium club members; $47 for all others (includes performance, intermission wine and light snacks from local, partnering restaurants). Contact/RSVP: Mary Tsangarakis ’76 for payment instructions.

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4/18/15
Community Service Project: Sea Bright Rising
Sea Bright, NJ | Brown Club of Central New Jersey
Time/Location TBD
In honor of Brown’s tradition of service, join the Brown Club of Central NJ for a day of volunteering for Sea Bright Rising. During Megastorm Sandy, Sea Bright suffered enormous damage and it is estimated that there are over 200 hard working families in the Sea Bright area who own homes they can’t afford to rebuild. Our Club needs some alumni to lend a hand. Volunteers may be asked to cover a range of things, depending on what stage of work is going on in a particular house. It could be demolition, putting up dry wall, spackling/sanding/painting or cleaning up, etc. Volunteers do not need to possess any specific skills. Instruction/direction will be provided by an on-site supervisor. Anyone age 14 and up is welcome to volunteer. Ages 14/15 require a parent/guardian to be onsite with the child. Ages 16/17 don’t require a parent onsite, but require parental consent. Let’s give back to our community with this one day’s initiative. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Glenn Cashion ’63 to volunteer.

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4/19/15
Rising Steel: Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown SF
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Meet at Union Square, Stockton Street & Maiden Lane
What San Francisco icon was once nicknamed "The Dunce Cap?" Where is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in the city located? Join San Francisco City Guide, interior architect, and Brown alumna Lisa Ryers ’90 for her "Rising Steel" architectural tour of downtown San Francisco. Cost: $15 pp. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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4/19/15
Generation Interfaith - A Book Talk with Susan Katz Miller ’83
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll Street NW
A third of all students entering college now come from interfaith families. How do people with interfaith heritage, and often with complex religious identities, contribute to an increasingly multifaith world? Can we see love across religious boundaries as enriching and inspiring, rather than as simply problematic? Susan Katz Miller '83, a former Newsweek reporter, tells the story of her own three-generation interfaith family, and reveals findings from her recent book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Join the conversation! Cost: $10 for suggested donation.
Contact: Victoria Sams ’90. RSVP: Online.

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4/20/15
Blazing a Path in Medicine at Brown
Featuring Associate Dean for Medical Education Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD

Philadelphia, PA | Brown Club of Philadelphia and the Alpert Medical School
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Resident Lounge, 1414 South Penn Square
Brown's new Primary Care-Population Medicine Program will change the way future physicians are trained. This innovative curriculum model, one of 11 nationwide funded by the AMA, will create physician leaders who will improve the health of their patients as well as the health of their community. So what is population medicine? Simply put, it is the consideration of the impact of medical care beyond the treatment of individual patients and the importance of the broader determinants of health. Population medicine acknowledges the vital role of multidisciplinary partnerships that include public health, education, business, and social services, and takes into account socioeconomic factors and the physical environment. Join us to hear Dr. Allan Tunkel, associate dean for medical education, talk about population medicine, primary care, and Brown's proactive approach to preparing its graduates for future trends in health care. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $10 Brown alumni, parents, and friends; $5 for young alumni. Contact: Carlen Adler (401-863-6030). RSVP: Online by 4/15.

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4/23/15
Building on Distinction: Brown's Strategic Plan and the Medical School
Featuring Jack A. Elias, MD Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Frank L. Day Professor of Biology, Professor of Medicine
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago and Alpert Medical School
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 2.01 Classroom, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Join us for a conversation about the Division of Biology and Medicine’s role in the strategic plan. Dean Elias will share his vision for transforming medical research at Brown while continuing a tradition of excellence in medical education. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Carlen Adler (401.863.6030) by 4/20. See who's coming!

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4/23/15
Book Club: The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Location TBD
"In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories--many published for the first time--about their adventures on College Hill. Funny, poignant, subversive, and nostalgic, the essays, comics, and poems in this collection paint a vivid picture of college life, from the 1950s to the present, at one of America's most interesting universities." Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Jason Pompeii ’92. Click here for more information about or to buy the book.

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4/25/15 – 4/26/15
The Creative Side of Brown 1967
Online | Brown Class of 1967
Don’t miss this year's class virtual event: The Creative Side of Brown 1967. Here’s how it will work: Send us a picture of whatever creative activity you're involved in this weekend (or anytime really!). Define "creativity" any way you'd like. There are no creativity police in our class but there's lots of talent. It doesn't have to be art. How about music? Gardening? Scientific research? Athletic pursuits? Be sure to let us know a little bit about what’s happening or shown in the photo and please identify members of Brown ’67 (if any) in the picture. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Email your treasures to Elaine Decker ’67, preferably by end of May. We’ll post them all on our class website and selections will also appear on our class Facebook page.

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4/28/15
On Winning A Prize in Germany for Economic Ideas that they Ignore: Irony, Rules and the Politics of the Eurozone
Featuring Professor Mark Blyth

Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
6:30 pm, The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street
Join us in welcoming Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy and professor of international studies. Experience being back in the "classroom" and see why students describe Professor Blyth as having the keen ability to convey complex ideas extremely well with a "savagely hilarious sense of humor, jolting life into material that might otherwise seem dry and leaving chills down the spine at the end of each lecture as it all comes together." Cost: $10 for club members; $15 for non-members/guests. Contact: Kate Miller ’99 or Chuck Casto ’87. RSVP: Online.

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4/28/15
I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet
Featuring Leora Tanenbaum ’91

New York City, NY | Pembroke Center Associates
6:30 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts," caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages. How can they be sexy without being slutty? And how did they get in this bind to begin with? Leora Tanenbaum ’91, author of the groundbreaking work Slut!, and the writer who coined the term slut-bashing—talks about her new book, I Am Not A Slut, and offers fresh insights into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research on slut-shaming, involving the experiences of a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds, as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and suggests a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Martha Hamblett (401-863-3433). Thank you to Amy Finn Binder ’77, P’02, P’09 and Ava Seave ’77 for graciously hosting this event!

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May 2015

5/2/15 – 5/3/15
The Creative Side of Brown 1967
Online | Brown Class of 1967
Don’t miss this year's class virtual event, The Creative Side of Brown 1967. Here’s how it will work: Send us a picture of whatever creative activity you're involved in this weekend (or anytime really!). Define "creativity" any way you'd like. There are no creativity police in our class but there's lots of talent. It doesn't have to be art. How about music? Gardening? Scientific research? Athletic pursuits? Be sure to let us know a little bit about what’s happening or shown in the photo and please identify members of Brown ’67 (if any) in the picture. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Email your treasures to Elaine Decker ’67, preferably by end of May. We’ll post them all on our class website and selections will also appear on our class Facebook page.

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5/2/2015
Community Service Event: Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue
12:30 pm, Pizza Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Volunteer Shift
Come join us as we volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank, where we will help inspect, sort and pack donated grocery products that are then distributed to hunger relief agencies. We will have an informal pizza lunch before our shift begins. Cost: Free. Contact: Cary Greenberg ’79 or Denise Woodruff ’78. RSVP: Online.

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5/2/15
An Evening at the Theater and Dinner with Brown Alumna and Playwright
Rachel Bonds ’05 and Adam Immerwahr ’05, Associate Art Director at McCarter Theater

Princeton, NJ | Brown Club of Central New Jersey
5:30 pm, Pre-Theater Cocktails and Dinner, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
8:00 pm, Curtain Time, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place
The Brown Club of Central New Jersey has arranged for seats at the McCarter Theatre. Those who have attended the previous events will attest that this has been a very popular and culturally stimulating event. The Brown Club of Central NJ is honored to have as our guests at the pre-theater dinner: Rachel Bonds ’05, Playwright of Five Mile Lake that has been nominated as “Best Ensemble Performance” by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards committee and Adam Immerwahr ’05, Associate Art Director at McCarter Theater. Cost: $42 pp for club members; $52 pp for non-members (includes Pre-theater dinner and ticket for performance). For further information about the performance click here. Contact: Bob Marcucci ’82 or Glenn Cashion ’63. RSVP: Bob Marcucci ’82 for payment instructions. We will need full payment for the seats by 4/1/15 in order to purchase the tickets. If we get more than 40 expressions of interest we will set up a “waitlist.” If, by 4/1, we have not received a check (and this is no April fool’s joke) we will move to the wait list.

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5/3/15
Annual Family Lobster Bake
Darien, CT | Brown Club of Fairfield County
The Tokeneke Club, 4 Butler’s Island Road
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cocktails
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Dinner
One of our most popular events returns! Come enjoy an evening with fellow alums over drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a full lobster bake right next to the beach. Click here to see all menus. Cash bar during the cocktail hour followed by open bar wine and beer with dinner. Guests to our Annual Family Lobster bake will have full access to the beach, Long Island Sound and the pool with lifeguard on duty (children under 10 must be accompanied in pool by a parent; all children need to be able to swim 2 laps of pool unassisted). Event is rain or shine; if the weather is inclement, dining tables will be moved to a covered portico with drop sides and heaters. Cost: $65/ Adult; $30/Teenager (full menu for ages 13-20); $20/ Child (ages 12 and under; if children prefer the full Adult menu, please select the Teenager option). Contact: Nick Ord ’66. RSVP: Online by 5/1. (Note: you will be asked to login with your Brown Alumni Association website ID and password. If you don't have one or can't remember your details, you can still RSVP using the link as a Non-Registered User).

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5/22/15 – 5/24/15
Brown Reunion Weekend
Providence, RI | Brown Alumni Relations
Rejoin your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 3 or 8, be sure to contact classmates and make your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and Alumni Reunion forums. Cost: Varies.

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