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October 2014

10/18/14
Wine Tasting with Hors D’oeuvres
Cos Cob, CT | Brown Club of Fairfield County
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, The Drawing Room, 220 East Putnam Avenue
We are welcoming the Fall season with the return of one of our signature events. A broad array of wines from around the world will be paired with a lavish spread of warm hors d’oeuvres, presented by Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines and Fine Foods. This year, we are renting a fun space for the evening at The Drawing Room, which includes a wonderful art gallery and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Cost: $35 for club members; $45 for non-members. Contact: Steve Fern ’86. RSVP: Online.

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10/18/14
Pre-Game Tailgate: Brown Bears vs. Princeton Tigers Football
Princeton, NJ | Brown Club of Central New Jersey
Fitz Randolph Observatory Lot (directly off Lot 21)
12:00 pm, Field Hockey
1:30 pm, Tailgate
2:00 pm Women’s Ice Hockey Exhibition
3:00 pm, Football
We are hosting a free pre-game event to foster team spirit, provide delicious food and allow you to meet some local alums. The tent will be located in the FitzRandolph Observatory lot, directly off Lot 21. Tailgating will begin at 1:30 PM. You can find us by looking for the tent with the Brown banners. Cost: Free Tailgate; $10 pp for Football Tickets. Contact/RSVP: Glenn Cashion ’63 for Tailgate only. RSVP: Purchase football game tickets either online, by calling 609-258-4849 (don't forget to ask for seats on the Brown side of the field) or can be purchased at the stadium. Following is a link to the Princeton web site page with an interactive map of the campus which will help you locate the parking lot and tent which will be near the FitzRandolph Observatory, located on the east side of the stadium.

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10/18/14
Wine Tasting at Six Mile Creek Vineyards
Ithaca, NY | Brown University Club of Central New York
2:00 pm, Six Mile Creek Vineyards,1551 Slaterville Road (Rte 79)
Join us for wine tasing! Six Mile Creek Vineyards does not serve food, but we are welcome to bring our own so feel free to bring a snack for the group. Partners/friends welcome, but everyone must be over 21, even if they are not tasting. Cost: $5 pp. Contact/RSVP: Nora Buckman ’09 or online.

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10/19/14
Improving Public Schools: From Policy to Classroom and Beyond
Featuring Professor Kenneth Wong

Claremont, NH | Brown Club of the Upper Valley – VT/NH
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, The Common Man Inn, 21 Water Street
Join us for a stimulating discussion with one of the country’s preeminent scholars in the field of education. The drive to improve public education in the United States calls for increased accountability, tougher standards, and school restructuring. However, parents, teachers, school principals, and policy makers may not share the same vision or priorities about what works. Managing this change process is a challenge that has been the focus of Professor Kenneth Wong’s research at Brown. Kenneth Wong, professor of political science, public policy, and urban studies, directs the masters program in Urban Education Policy and chairs the Education Department at Brown. For more information on Professor Wong, please click here. Cost: $25 pp for club members (includes dinner and talk); Cost for non-members TBD. Contact/RSVP: Elysabeth Ray ’92 for payment instructions and menu selections.

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10/21/14
Insiders’ Guided Tour to Brown Antiquarians at the Art and Antiques Show
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street
Join the Brown Club in New York for a VIP guided tour featuring Brown affiliated booths at the prestigious International Fine Arts and Antiques Show. Enjoy an elegant pre-tour cocktail reception with Swifty’s chef prepared hors d’oeuvre. We will visit Brown affiliated booths such as Kentshire and James Robinson Galleries and A La Vielle Russie in viewing spectacular vetted treasures. There will be time provided for independent browsing amongst the top flight international exhibitors following the VIP tour. You will be gifted with a pass ($25.00 value) for two to return to the fair free of charge for the remaining run of the Show (October 17 – October 23). Our group will be limited to 40 and there will be an opportunity to pose questions to the specialists while closely viewing precious jewelry, decorative objects, furnishings and artworks. Contact: Via email. Cost: $47 for club members; $50 for non-members. RSVP: Online here for club members; Online here for non-members.

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10/21/14
Winds of Change in Rhode Island 2014: Sign of things to come?
Featuring Associate Professor Wendy Schiller
Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101, Main Green, Brown University
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm, Reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres
6:15 – 7:30 pm, Welcoming remarks followed by speaking program and Q & A
Join us as we prepare for election season in Rhode Island. The primary results certainly indicate we’re in for a change in the Ocean State. Come and hear Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science and public policy, talk about these “winds of change.” For more information on Associate Professor Wendy Schiller, click here. Cost: $10 for Premium members and young alumni (classes 2010 – 2014); $15 for members, parents and guests. Contact: Sue Simpson ’76, P’05, P’07 or Ginny McQueen ’81 ( 401.863.9598). RSVP: Online.

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10/22/14
Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning Considerations & Opportunities for US-linked families in the UK
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom and Butler Snow and Westleton Drake
London & Capitol, 7 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3HG
6:30 pm, Reception/Drinks
7:00 pm, Presentation with Q&A
8:00 pm, Networking
Key topics to be covered: US/UK wills; QDOT’s; Ownership of property; US/UK mix spouses - estate planning considerations; US trusts / UK trust planning; Inheritance tax planning. Speakers will be: Daniel Freedman - Managing Director at London & Capital; Daniel Hyde - Partner at Westleton Drake and Brad Westerfield - Partner at Butler Snow LLP. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: David Kosky.

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10/22/14
Brown's 250th Anniversary in Chicago with President Paxson
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street
Please join Christina H. Paxson, Brown University President & Richard M. Locke, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies: Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies
4:30 pm, Watson Institute Faculty Panel: Improving the World through Research, Policy and Engagement Featuring: Melani Cammett '91,Watson Institute Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science; Glenn Loury, Watson Institute Faculty Fellow, Professor of Economics, and Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences; Edward Steinfeld, Watson Institute Faculty Fellow, Director of the China Initiative, and Dean's Professor of China Studies
Moderated by Richard M. Locke
6:00 pm, Brown 250th Anniversary Celebration featuring a cocktail reception, screening of the film The Brown Difference and remarks by President Paxson
Cost: Free. Contact: Megan Caprarella (401-863-3400). RSVP: Online.

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10/22/14
Happy Hour
Baltimore, MD | Brown Club of Greater Baltimore
5:30 pm, Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury Street
Please join the Brown Club of Greater Baltimore and your fellow alumni for Happy Hour at Mt. Washington Tavern where the first 20 alumni to arrive will have their first happy hour special drink on us! There will be complimentary appetizers provided by the bar as well! Happy hour specials will end at 7:00 pm. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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10/23/14
October Happy Hour
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Rogue Ales Public House, 673 Union Street
What more is there to love in San Francisco than a good beer and our Indian Summer? Join us for our October happy hour at Rogue Ales, home to some of the finest Oregon craft beers, in North Beach. We have the back patio reserved just for us and it should be a great time! Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Via email. No RSVP needed.

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10/23/14
America: Still the Golden Door for Immigrants?
Featuring Professor Michael White

New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue
6:30 pm, Reception (Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served)
7:15 pm, Lecture
Anchor America has long been regarded as a “country of immigration.” Part of that identity is its success in providing a Golden Door for generations of immigrants from around the world. Is that still so? Inevitably immigration is a controversial topic, and the United States is in the midst of another round of debates about immigration. Michael White, professor of sociology, will reflect on the contemporary controversy, drawing on research that allows us to look broadly at the experience of immigrant assimilation, both during the Ellis Island Era and during the current period. You can learn more about Professor White here. Cost: $22 pp for club members, $30 pp for non-members. Contact: Alba Villa ’01. RSVP: Online by 10/20.

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10/24/14
High Museum Art Tour: Cezanne and the Modern with David Brenneman AM ’88, PHD ’95, P’16
Atlanta, GA | Brown Club of Georgia
High Museum, 1280 Peachtree Street NE
6:30 pm, Table 1280, 1280 Peachtree Street NE
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm, Museum Tour
Join us at Atlanta's High Museum of Art for a personal tour with David Brenneman AM ’88, PHD ’95, P’16, director of collections and admissions. Come hear his thoughts on the museum's upcoming exhibit Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection featuring exceptional masterpieces by Cézanne, van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. We'll start gathering about 7:15 pm for the tour, but if you're interested in stopping by Table 1280 for some wine and cheese with colleagues, show up at 6:30 pm (cash bar). Cost: For tour: Free for members of the High Museum; $20 for non- museum members; pay as go at Table 1280. Contact: Mark Penz ’91. RSVP: Online.

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10/24/14
Global Health Colloquium: Innovation in Tackling Global Health Care Challenges: The Role of Brown University and its Partners
Providence, RI | The Global Health Initiative, Office of Institutional Diversity, Alumni Relations, Multicultural Alumni Committee, and The Leadership Alliance with Sponsoring Support from Brown’s 250th Anniversary
9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium & Studio 1, 154 Angell Street
In recognition of the 250th Anniversary of Brown University, a global health colloquium will take place featuring the contributions of the Brown University community and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in addressing global health challenges over the years. This colloquium will highlight Brown’s impact and service to a global community, honor Brown alumni who have made significant contributions to decreasing health disparitites, and showcase the scholarship and innovation of the next generation of Brown scholars and future leaders in global health. Cost: Free. Contact: Elizabeth Jackvony (401-863-1499). RSVP: Online.

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10/24/14
A Pivotal Moment for Women Worldwide
Featuring Nancy Northup’81, P’16, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights
Providence, RI | Pembroke Center Associates
4:00 pm, Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street
Pop star Beyoncé declares girls "Run The World" and appears onstage with “Feminist” blazing in 40-foot lights—but attacks on women's empowerment rage on. As the Supreme Court nears its next landmark case on women's rights and the UN establishes its next global development agenda, women face a moment of historic opportunity—and formidable challenges. Join the Pembroke Center Associates and Nancy Northup’81, P’16, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as she shares her perspective about this moment and what the future holds. A reception will follow. Cost: Free. Contact: Martha Hamblett (401-863-3433). No RSVP needed.

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10/25/14
Fall Children's Play Date At The Sandcastle Playground
Fairfield, CT | Brown Club of Fairfield County
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Sandcastle Playground at Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road
Bring your kids to a morning of play at the Sandcastle Playground of Jennings Beach. Coffee, tea, water, juice, snacks and munchkins will be provided for free. This is a casual event that offers a wonderful opportunity for Brown alums and their kids to meet.There is no need to have a beach sticker at this time of year. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Tisola Logan '03. Look for the brown and white balloons to find the Brown Club gathering at the playground! Rain Date: Sunday, 10/26 from 9–11am.

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10/26/14
Sixth Annual Membership Reception
Featuring Spencer Crew ’71

Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, City Tavern Club, M Street NW, Georgetown
Reconnect with fellow alumni over hors d'houevres and an open bar, and enjoy a talk by Spencer Crew ’71, former director of the National Museum of American History and president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, past president of the Brown Alumni Association, and contributor to the Brown Reader. Drawing on his essay in the Brown Reader, and his perspective as an eminent public historian, Dr. Crew will help us to reflect on Brown University's past, present, and future evolution. This year's event will take place at the historic and elegant City Tavern Club, located in one of the oldest buildings in our nation's capital, the Club provides an intimate, serene venue for mingling, reminiscing, and reflecting on our own alma mater's storied history. Cost: $10 per person for Class of 2014 (club membership is free); $20 per person Classes 2010 – 2013 (renew club membership for $15 at the event); $30 per person for classes 2009 & earlier (renew club membership for $30 at the event); $20 per person for non-alumni guests; $40 per person at the door. Contact: Sean Siperstein '05. RSVP: Online.

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10/26/14
Pub Walk in the Low Weald of Kent
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom
12:00 pm, Start from Dering Arms (near Pluckley train station)
Join Brown alums, family, and friends for a pub walk in the Low Weald of Kent, starting from Pluckley. We'll start walking at noon, leaving from the Dering Arms, near the Pluckley train station. We'll follow a circular route and end up back at Pluckley station. Cost: Pay as you go.
Contact/RSVP: Catherine Harbour '92 so she knows to look for you at the Dering Arms. If you fancy a pre-walk pub stop, join Catherine at the Dering Arms anytime between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. We'll stop at a pub for lunch - Please bring a brown bag lunch if you prefer.
Length of walk: 11.5km (7.2 miles) -- adjustable based on your interests. The hills are gentler than College Hill, and the pubs and scenery are just as nice. Estimated walking time is 3.5 hours, plus lunch stop. Trains from London to Pluckley:
- leave Charing Cross 9:40 -- arrive Pluckley 10:52
- leave St. Pancras 9:42 -- arrive Pluckley 10:39
- leave Waterloo (East) 9:43 -- arrive Pluckley 10:52 (Catherine will be on this train)
- leave Charing Cross 10:40 -- arrive Pluckley 11:52
- leave St. Pancras 10:42 -- arrive Pluckley 11:39
- leave Waterloo (East) 10:43 -- arrive Pluckley 11:52

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10/26/14
Film Screening: Last Days in Vietnam by Rory Kennedy ’91
Pittsburgh, PA | Brown Club of Pittsburgh
Time TBD: Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue
Please join the Brown Club of Pittsburgh for a screening of Last Days in Vietnam followed by a post-film social hour. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. The Brown Club of Pittsburgh will provide food and drinks at the post-film social hour (location TBD). Feel free to join us for the post-film social hour even if you cannot make it to the film. Cost: for movie theatre tickets. Contact: Rich Ting '00. RSVP: Online so we can plan for the amount of food/drinks. Movie tickets can be purchased from the Harris Theater.

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10/28/14
Table for 8 Dinner
Palo Alto, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Alkymists, 140 University Avenue
The fourth in our series of informal dinners with others from our local Brown alumni community. A no-agenda dinner. Come socialize, try new cuisine, and we all will split the bill. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share with new friends. Alkymists melds world fusion street food with a bar/lounge menu and herb-infused liquor & cocktails. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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10/28/14
Brown Club Networking: Development and Real Estate
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar, 1 DuPont Circle NW
Calling all Brown alumni in the DMV area working in real estate! We're inviting all folks in the real estate development, finance, building trades, sales and brokerage sides of the business to gather at James Hoban's in Washington D.C. to do what real estate professionals do best--talk and share a round (or two!) This is for all Brown grads working in and around the built environment - affordable housing, community development, urban planning, or other Taubman grads, in addition to brokers, developers, builders, architects, and engineers, and those on the financing side. Cost: $5 contribution (on site) plus cash bar. Contact/RSVP: Kerri Hilton '14.

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10/28/14
Luncheon Featuring Deacon Patrick Moynihan ’87, President of the Haitian Project
Vero Beach, FL | Brown University Club of the Treasure Coast
12:00 pm, Vero Beach Country Club, 800 30th Street
The Brown Club of the Treasure Coast will host a luncheon that will feature a talk by Deacon Patrick Moynihan, President of the Haitian Project and head of its tuition-free, Catholic, secondary boarding school in Haiti, Louverture Cleary School. Deacon Moynihan ’87, has lived and worked in Haiti with his family for over 15 years. He gave up a successful career as a futures and options trader to devote his life to educate and nurture bright young Haitian students who would otherwise have no access to a secondary education, to become the future leaders of their country. His story should inspire us all. Cost: $21 (includes lunch and talk). Contact/RSVP: Brad Greer ’56 for payment instructions.

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10/29/14
8 Essential Skills to Accelerating Your Career with Naeem Zafar ’81
Mountain View, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Google Campus, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway
You may notice that some people seem to get all of the promotions and juicy projects, even if they’re no smarter than you. What do they know that you don’t? What will put your career on the fast track in your current job? What is your career path, and how can you reach your professional goals quickly? This workshop offers eight essential skills and techniques that will boost your career, presented by an instructor who distills his 25 successful years in corporate America and extensive entrepreneurial research into an effective strategy for your professional ascent. Naeem Zafar ’81, faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology, will teach us how to garner recognition for your contributions; land the “right projects" ; earn your managers’ favor; get a raise ; chart a career path; balance your career and personal life for maximum fulfillment; and more. Cost: $15 pp (includes pizza). Contact/RSVP: Online.

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November 2014

11/1/14
Brown's 250th Anniversary in Philadelphia with President Paxson
Philadelphia, PA | Brown Club of Philadelphia
President Christina H. Paxson invites you to support Brown University Athletics and to celebrate Brown's 250th Anniversary.
Brown vs. UPenn Athletic Games and Events Scheduled:
11:00 a.m. Brown Tailgate, Ludlow 34 Lot (between 33rd and 34th Sts)
12:00 p.m. Women's Field Hockey, Ellen Vagelos Field
1:00 p.m. Football, Franklin Field
5:00 p.m.Women's Soccer, Rhodes Field
7:30 p.m. Men's Soccer, Rhodes Field
Brown 250th Anniversary Celebration
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, The Inn at Penn, Woodlands Ballroom, 3600 Sansom Street
Light refreshments, screening of The Brown Difference and remarks by President Paxson.
Purchase football tickets here or call 215- 898-6151. Tickets not required for soccer or field hockey. Contact: Megan Caprarella (401-863-3400). RSVP: Online.

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11/1/14
Diwali Dinner
McLean, VA | Brown Club of Washington D.C. and Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) and Brown University Transgendered, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni (Brown TBGALA)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Diwali (also known as Deepawali), the "festival of lights," is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. Join fellow Brown alumni to a celebration of Diwali and friendship. Cost: $20, tickets are limited. Contact: Rocio Rodarte ’11. RSVP: Online.

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11/2/14
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: An Afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, ON | Brown Club of Toronto
Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Club Dining Room, 4th Floor, Etobicoke, Toronto, ON
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Lunch Buffet
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Racing
Join fellow Brunonians, parents & friends for a fun and exciting afternoon of dining and live horse racing! See the “Brown University Race” in the program, on the electronic display and several lucky Brunonians in the winner’s circle draping a Brown 250 blanket on the winning horse! Park in Lot A & go through West Entrance. A customer service rep will be there to direct you to dining room. Please note: Woodbine Dress Code is business & smart casual. No denim, t-shirts or running shoes permitted. Cost:$45 for adults; $23 for children 5 to 12 years of age (Includes full luncheon buffet, soft drinks and a fun afternoon of exciting live horse racing! Cash bar). Contact: Mitra Nadjmi ’93. RSVP: Online by 10/23. The Brown Club of Toronto thanks James Lawson ’80, Chairman of Woodbine Entertainment Group, for his help in making these event arrangements.

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11/5/14
Table for 8 Dinner
San Jose, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
7:00 pm, Teske's Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street & Devine
This edition of the Table for 8 Dinner visits downtown San Jose. Teske's serves traditional German cuisine in addition to great beers. Enjoy the warmth of good company and hearty food and drink as as we extend Oktoberfest into the new month. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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11/6/14
Manhattan Skyline: A Radical Transformation
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
Lighthouse International, 59th Street and Park Avenue
6:00pm - 7:00pm, Cocktail reception
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Panel discussion/ Q&A
As we prepare for a radical transformation of the New York City skyline with the addition of Freedom Tower and ever-expanding Hudson Yards, the New York real estate market seems poised on the verge of a boom. But how long will this boom last? What are the forces driving this market? Where are the next big real estate investment opportunities? These are just a few of the burning questions that will be addressed at this real estate roundtable. Please join the Brown Club in New York for a roundtable discussion with leading industry experts who will discuss the current state of the New York real estate market, industry trends, the impact of the changing political climate, how to identify the next big investment opportunities, and more. See list of panelists here. A special thank you to Bilal Khan ’00, president, HL Residential. Cost: $55 for club members; $60 for non-members. Contact: Kwame Campbell ’92. RSVP: Online here for club members; here for non-members.

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11/7/14
Robotics to Reach Out and Change the World
Featuring Associate Professor Odest C. Jenkins
Newport Coast, CA | Brown Club of Orange County
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Newport Coast Room, Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road
Robots are poised to transform society over the next 40 years the way computing has transformed it in the last 40 years. The research of Chad Jenkins, associate professor of computer science, addresses robot learning and human-robot interaction as well as computer vision, machine learning, and computer animation. Explore how robotics will impact our lives and see how a robot works and functions in the real world! Refreshments will be served. Cost: $5 for club members; $10 for general admission; FREE for young alumni/emeritus members and students. Contact: Scott Westerfield ’79. RSVP: Online.

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11/8/14
Gala Bruno 2014: Robotics to Reach Out and Change the World
Featuring Associate Professor Odest C. Jenkin

Pacific Palisades, CA | Brown Club of Southern California
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Location & directions will be provided upon RSVP
Brown SoCal's biggest event of the year! Join/renew your club membership today! Reconnect with Brown friends and make new ones at our "members only" garden party while enjoying fantastic wines, tasty hors d'oeuvres and cool beverages amidst a live string quartet on a beautiful SoCal autumn day. Our guest Odest C. Jenkin, associate professor of computer science, will speak on Robotics to Reach Out and Change the World. Robot included! This event is FREE to new and renewing members of the Brown Club of Southern California. Simply register for 2015 membership now and enjoy both gaLA BRUno and 14 months of membership! Cost: 2015 club memberships: $500 Benefactor Membership; $200 Patron Membership; $100 Supporter Membership; $50 Friend of the Brown Club Membership; $35 Alumni General Membership; $35 Guest Non-Alumni Membership; Free for Young Alumni Membership for '12 - '14; $35 Brown Club Parents Membership. $35 for guest ticket to the event (each member is entitled to bring along one guest). Contact: Brooke Dammkoehler '85. RSVP: Online.

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11/8/14
Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Game
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW
Join the Brown Club of DC in cheering on the Washington Caps for an early- season home hockey game. Tickets will be distributed in front of the Verizon Center before game time. Cost: $39/ticket (includes ticket and t-shirt). Contact: Ashley Riley '14. RSVP: Online.

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11/9/14
Pre-Holiday Gala: Featuring The Higher Keys
Yarmouthport, MA | Brown Club of Cape Cod & The Islands
Old Yarmouth Inn, 233 Route 6A
5:00 pm, Cocktail hour with cash bar
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm, Brown’s co-ed singing group, the Higher Keys
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Appetizer, dinner and dessert with the Higher Keys
Join Cape Cod alumni for the club's signature event! Enjoy great food, company, and entertainment live from Brown University! Cost: $39 pp (tax and tip are included). Contact: Carolyn Connelly ’97. RSVP: Online or by check payable to “Brown Club of Cape Cod & Islands”, PO Box 242 Chatham, MA 02633. Please include your name(s), class year(s), total amount enclosed, appetizer choice of Caesar salad or clam chowder; dinner choice of chicken, haddock or short ribs of beef.

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11/9/14
Monthly Book Club: The Tenants by Bernard Malamud
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
In The Tenants, Bernard Malamud brought his unerring sense of modern urban life to bear on the conflict between blacks and Jews inflaming his native Brooklyn in 1971. The sole tenant in a rundown tenement, Henry Lesser is struggling to finish a novel, but his solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint, a black writer ambivalent toward Jews, moves into the building. Henry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend Irene and the landlord Levenspiel's attempts to evict both men and demolish the building. This novel's conflict, current then, is perennial now; it reveals the slippery nature of the human condition, and the human capacity for violence and undoing. Cost: $6-$8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Debbie Cooney ’67.

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11/11/14
Diwali Celebration Dinner
Mountain View, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley and the Brown Asian American Alumni Association (A4)
7:00 pm, Shiva's Indian Restaurant, 800 California St., Suite 100
Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the fall for the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. In recognition of the Hindu tradition and the vibrant Indian culture, this year the Brown Club of Silicon Valley is partnering with the Brown Asian American Alumni Association to bring to you the Diwali Dinner, where you can celebrate the festival along with your fellow Brown alumni. Cost: $20 pp. Contact: Calvin Ho ’03 . RSVP: Online.

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11/11/14
Creative Freedom in Cuba Today
Featuring Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Cuban writer, photographer, and International Writers Project Fellow at Brown
Providence, RI | The Pembroke Club of Providence,The Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC), The Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4), The Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) and The Brown Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Lesbian Alumni (Brown TBGALA)
Chancellor’s Dining Room, Sharpe Refectory, Brown University Campus
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Wine and cheese reception followed by speaking program
Born in Havana, Pardo Lazo is the author of five novels. He is a columnist for Madrid’s Diario de Cuba, Sampsonia Way Magazine, and El Nacional in Caracas, and is webmaster of the photoblog Boring Home Utopics as well as the opinion blog Lunes de post-Revolucin (available in English at orlandolunes.wordpress.com). Pardo Lazo’s novel, Boring Home, was censored by the Letras Cubanas publishing house in 2009. Following its subsequent publication by Garamond (Prague) and El Nacional (Caracas), he has not been permitted to publish, study, or work in Cuba. Cost: Free. Contact: Ginny McQueen ’81 (401-863-9598). RSVP: Registration required online. This program has been made possible through Unity Funding provided by the Brown Alumni Association.

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11/14/14
Author’s Forum with James Higdon MFA ’00, Author of The Cornbread Mafia
Louisville, KY | Brown Club of Kentucky
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 211 Clover Lane Restaurant, 211 Clover Lane
Please join the Brown Club of Kentucky for an evening with author James Higdon MFA ’00, as he tells about his hometown of Lebanon, Kentucky and the biggest marijuana bust in American history. In the summer of 1987, Johnny Boone set out to grow and harvest one of the greatest outdoor marijuana crops in modern times. In so doing he set into motion a series of events that defined him and his associates as the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history, also known as The Cornbread Mafia. James Higdon, whose relationship with Johnny Boone, currently a federal fugitive, made him the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama administration—takes audiences back to the 1970s and ’80s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their bloodlines. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided; cash bar available. Cost: Free - pay as you go for drinks. Contact/RSVP: Brayton Bowen ’62 by 11/7. Dinner optional: Call Reservations, 897-9570 or online if you intend to stay for dinner.

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11/14/14
Re-Launching of the Brown Club of Albany
Albany, NY | Brown Club of Albany
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, The University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Street (Washington at Dove Street)
Please join us to toast the re-launch of the Brown Club of Albany. This will be a great opportunity to share a drink with Brown friends and contribute any thoughts, ideas and hopes you have for the many ways this club can serve Brown Alumni in our area. Brown is providing free appetizers, all you have to do is come, grab a drink and mingle. We will be there from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and then can go out afterwards if people are interested. For those who may be interested in helping more directly with club events and efforts, we will have information on the many different ways to get involved. Cost: Free (pay as you go for drinks). Contact/RSVP: Online.

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11/15/14
Brown Bears at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH | Brown Club of the Upper Valley – VT/NH and the Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF)
Hannover Inn, Two East Wheelock
10:00am – 12:00 pm, Tailgate Brunch at the Hanover Inn
12:00 pm, Brown vs. Dartmouth Football
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Drinks/Snacks at the Hanover Inn
5:00 pm, Brown vs. Dartmouth Men’s Soccer
7:00 pm, Brown vs. Dartmouth Men’s Hockey
Starting with a gorgeous catered tailgate at The Hanover Inn, we begin with a brunch from 10am until the Brown Football team kicks off at noon! This year the Men’s Soccer team will be at Dartmouth for a 5:00 pm game and the Men’s Hockey team will play at 7:00 pm. In addition to our morning tailgate, there will be drinks and snacks available from 3:00-6:00 pm as well to refresh and restore your energy so you can keep on cheering all day (and night!). The Inn has also kindly offered to reserve us a block of rooms, so why not stay the night and enjoy an entire weekend of fun? Elysabeth Ray ’92 has graciously offered to pre-purchase tickets for any of the games with re-imbursement on the morning of the event. Cost: Tailgate food will be provided; drinks pay as you go; pay as go for room at the Inn; pay as you go for any game tickets. Contact/RSVP: Elysabeth Ray ’92 with the following information: 1. How many tickets you wish to purchase and for what games; 2. Will be attending the morning tailgate, afternoon snack session or both; 3. Will you be spending the night at the Inn.

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11/16/14
DISGRACED on Broadway
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York and Brown University Entertainment Group of New York
3:00 – 4:30 pm, Performance, Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street
4:45 – 5:15 pm, Performance Talkback, Café Un Deux Trois, 123 W. 44th Street
Enjoy a special matinee performance, featuring a Pulitzer-prize-winning play, a complimentary glass of wine and discussion with playwright Ayad Akhtar '93. The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar ’93 is an explosive tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream. Starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Karen Pittman (Domesticated), and Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London’s Bush Theatre production), this provocative tale of big city aspiration and cultural assimilation dares to face the truth hiding just below the deception. Cost: $89/per person for mezzanine seats; $55/person for rear mezzanine seats (all seats include a complimentary glass of wine at Café Un Deux Trois; must show theater ticket; same day only) Contact: Jeremy Handelman ’77. RSVP: Online here for $89 mezzanine seats; Online here for $55 rear mezzanine seats.

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11/20/14
An Evening at the Theatre: True West by Sam Shepard
Portland, OR | Brown Club of Oregon
Profile Theatre, 1516 SW Alder Street
6:30 pm, Pre-show reception hosted by Rainy Day Productions, Mid-level Lounge
7:30 pm, Showtime
Suddenly together after years of separation, brothers Lee and Austin wage a destructive battle through their fraternal bonds. In Shepard’s sharply written play, moments of humor and levity mingle with loneliness in a forceful study of family ties and human frailty. Cost: Single Ticket Prices: Main Stage Previews: $25; Main Stage Regular: $30; Student & 30-and-Under: $15 (2 tickets per valid ID, with date of birth or student status, which must be presented at time of pick-up); Preview Rush: $15 (1 hour before curtain at will call for previews only, 1 ticket pp, cash only.) Get $5* off your ticket by using the code brownalumni. Contact: David Ray ’84. RSVP: Online or by calling 503-242-0080. *Discount available on regular priced $30 tickets only. Discount date not transferrable.

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