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Archive of Alumni Events – 2012

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December 2012

12/1/12
Annual Holiday Tea
Featuring Vocalist Maren Nelson P’14 and Pianist Sarah O’Dowd

Providence, RI | Pembroke Club of Providence
2:00 – 4:00 pm, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
Come and sing along or just enjoy this festive prelude to the holiday season! Cost: Free for club members; $8 for guests.

12/2/12
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic Basketball Game
Los Angeles, CA | Brown Club of Southern California
4:00 pm, Meet at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 800 West Olympic Boulevard (across the street from the Staples Center)
6:00 pm, Walk to the Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Street
6:30 pm, Game time
At Fleming's, we’ll take advantage of happy-hour pricing to enjoy some food from a truly first-rate steakhouse at an unbeatable price, get to know our fellow Brown Alumni, and discuss how the Lakers are poised to take the NBA by storm. The expectations and excitement for this year’s Lakers team are unprecedented. Led by superstars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the stunning off-season acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard make this year’s Lakers team one of the most talented ever. With new coach Mike D’Antoni calling the plays, the new-look Lakers will be dazzling opponents with every basketball weapon imaginable. Cost: $48/ticket for members; $55/ticket for non-members.

12/2/12
The Two Faces of Pain: Essential and Intolerable
Featuring Professor Diane Lipscombe P’15

New Canaan, CT | Brown Club of Fairfield County and the Brown Medical Alumni Association
4:00 – 4:45 pm, Reception with refreshments
4:45 – 6:00 pm, Introductory and welcoming remarks followed by speaking program with Q & A. Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP.
Diane Lipscombe P'15, professor of neuroscience, will discuss how pain is a protective mechanism. She will explain how it is essential and why life without it is tragic. But many people develop chronic pain, a disease that resists medical treatments. Why is normal touch intolerable in sufferers of chronic pain? How are scientists studying changes in the nervous system associated with chronic pain? What is the hope for preventing chronic pain? Cost: Free.

12/3/12
Karaoke Night
Toronto, Canada | Brown Club of Toronto and Harvard Club of Toronto
8:30 – 11:00 pm, The Unicorn Pub, 175 Eglinton Avenue E. (at Redpath Avenue)
Join the Brown Club of Toronto in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Toronto for our first joint event. We look forward to seeing you there! Cost: Pay as you go.

12/3/12
Second Chance Book Club Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Houston, TX | Brown Club of Houston
7:30 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Nancy Shelby ’73 will graciously host this meeting. Meet diverse alumni who are excited to form a group that will meet regularly. It's a great way to interact with fellow Brown alumni! Cost: Free.

12/6/12
Dinner and Dancing
Brussels, Belgium | Brown Club of Belgium and other U.S. alumni groups in Belgium
La Tentation, rue de Laeken, 28, 1000 Brussels
8:00 pm, Dinner
9:30 pm, Dance floor opens
Join us for a fun-filled evening complete with dinner, dancing, fellow Brown alumni, and new faces. If there's enough interest in the event, we can continue the evening and head out for a drink nearby afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there! Cost: 12 EUR per person.

12/6/12
Health Care: What Will the Future Hold?
Featuring Edward Wing, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

Brooklyn, NY | Brown Alpert Medical School
Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP.
7:00 – 7:45 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:45 – 9:00 pm, Introductory and welcoming remarks; speaking program followed by Q & A
Join Steven Pavlakis ’76, M.D. ’79, P’05 and Bonnie Messing as they graciously host Dean Edward Wing for an in-depth conversation about the ever-changing face of health care in Rhode Island and across the nation. Alpert Medical School is actively preparing for the future of the profession. Are physicians changing the way they practice medicine? Will patients need to change their expectations? Dean Wing sees the potential problems and new opportunities, and is implementing change at Brown to serve you and the nation. Cost: Free.

12/6/12
Board Meeting and Happy Hour
Portland, OR | Brown Club of Oregon
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, 1945 NW Quimby Street
5:30 – 6:30 pm, Board meeting
6:30 pm, Happy hour
This is our first board meeting with our new co-presidents, Lisa Jog ’05 and Kelley Stember ’81. The board meeting, like happy hour, is open to all. We hope to get more people involved in our club's activities and leadership. Please come join us and hear about the latest news from Brown, including the inauguration of our new president, Christina Paxson, and help us plan for the upcoming year! There will be a no-host bar, and complimentary snacks will be provided. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

12/6/12
Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation: Reflections Following the Elections
Featuring Professor Wendy Schiller
Providence, RI | Pembroke Club of Providence
Chancellor’s Dining Room, Sharpe Refectory, Brown Campus
7:00 – 7:30 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:30 – 8:30 pm, Speaking program followed by Q & A
American politics appears to have changed dramatically over the past decade, but traditional factors remain as strong as ever in determining election outcomes and public policy. Join Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science and public policy, for a dynamic presentation and a spirited interactive discussion. Cost: Free for club members; $10 for non-members.

12/7/12
A Night of Debate
Mamaroneck, NY | Brown Club of Westchester County; Harvard and Yale Alumni Clubs of Westchester County
7:30 pm, Rye Neck High School, 300 Hornidge Road (off Boston Post Road at the Rye / Mamaroneck border)
The Westchester Alumni Clubs of Brown, Harvard, and Yale are continuing the tradition of jointly hosting a debate event featuring students from each of the colleges, plus local high school students. The evening will begin with student debaters from Brown, Harvard, and Yale competing in a traditional college debate format. After a brief intermission, a group of high school debaters will team up with participants from the three colleges for a series of mini-debates on topics relating to current events. Cost: Free (contributions are welcome and help defer part of the club’s expense).

12/7/12
Webinar: An Entrepreneur's Journey: From Idea to Opportunity
Online
Danny Warshay ’87, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of G-Form; Founder and Managing Director of DEW Ventures; Adjunct Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Brown University
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
What are the keys to converting an idea into a successful venture? Serial entrepreneur and entrepreneurship professor Danny Warshay will discuss his entrepreneurial journey, and how he successfully launched his ventures and helped many others with the process. He will draw on his structured approach to teaching entrepreneurship at Brown and around the world to explore the use of “bottom up” research; the fit among the key components of people, opportunity, context, and deal (POCD); and the fundamental elements of value propositions and business models. Cost: Free. Contact: Heather Wilkerson (401- 863-9693). RSVP: Online.

12/9/12
China and the World, from the Fifteenth Century to the Present
Featuring Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Rye, NY | Brown Club of Westchester County and the Rye Historical Society
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Rye Historical Society Square House, 1 Purchase Street (On the Rye town green)
Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor of history, will offer insight and a clearer understanding of China’s changing and complex relationship to the world over time. Professor Hu-DeHart was born in China and immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was 12. She describes herself as a multicultural person, moving easily among several cultures and speaking English, Chinese, French, and Spanish. We will use our usual format with a reception before the lecture/Q&A and additional time after to socialize with friends / chat with the professor that the end of the event. Cost: $10 pp; $20 pp family.

12/9/12
Holiday at the Nurture Nature Center
Easton, PA | Brown Club of Eastern Pennsyvlania
Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton Street
3:00 pm, Reception
3:45 pm, Program
5:15 pm, Dine out with Bruno (optional), Valenca, 64-66 Center Square
The Greatest Show on Earth (and Space) features some of the most exciting displays available on the sphere, including the Japanese tsunami, the Earth at night, global airplane traffic, and animal migration. Be amazed and learn about science and world geography. This is a great show for people of all ages. Cost: $7.50 per individual; $15 per family.

12/10/12
Holiday Party
Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Brown Club of Rhode Island Field House, 449 Brook Street
Get into the holiday spirit! The party will feature a capella music and holiday trivia with wine, beer, soda, and scrumptious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served. Cost: Free for premium club members; $7 for recent alumni ’08 – ’11; $15 for all other alumni and guests. Contact: Ginny McQueen ’81 (401-863-9598).

12/11/12
Happy Hour and Trivia Night
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Happy Hour
7:00 pm, Trivia
Happy-hour specials of $4 drafts, $5 mixed drinks, and $6 glasses of wine will be available followed by trivia (with $4 beers still available). Let’s team up and wind some great prizes!

12/11/12
Christmas Party and Gift Exchange
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom
7:00 pm, Southbank Centre Christmas Market (Nearest Underground station: Waterloo or Westminster)
Come ring in the holiday season with BCUK at the Southbank Centre Christmas Market! We will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. in front of the carousel. We'll then head to the daily choir performance at 7:00 pm, followed by mulled wine and a gift exchange. For the gift exchange, please bring a £10 gift. Cost: £10 for a gift.

12/12/12
Young Alumni of Classes ’02 – ’12:
Welcome to Christina H. Paxson, 19th President of Brown University

New York City, NY | Brown Alumni Association and the Brown University Club in New York
Knoll Inc., 76 Ninth Avenue, (Between 15th & 16th Streets, opposite the Chelsea Market), 11th Floor
6:00 pm, Cocktails and meet-and-greet with President Paxson
6:30 pm, Brief remarks by President Paxson, followed by Q & A and reception
Cost: $5 per person (all proceeds benefit The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Sandy relief).

12/13/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
12:00 pm, South Water Kitchen, 225 N. Wabash Avenue (312-236-9300)
Join us at noon the second Thursday of every month for the Brown Alumni Downtown Lunch, where we discuss Brown developments or current issues, meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. Reservation is under the name "Brown University" or "Tucker." Cost: Pay as you go.

12/13/12
Bonenkai
Tokyo, Japan | Brown University Club of Japan
7:00 pm, Va Tout, Roppongi 5-17, AXIS Bldg 1F (03-3568-2080)
Join us in a private room at the French brasserie Va Tout in Roppongi for a Bonenkai dinner party. Every year we have a great turnout, making this one of our most enjoyable events. Don’t miss this chance to raise a glass in cheer with your fellow Brunonians. Cost: 3,000 yen for students/2012 Brown grads; 6,000 yen for everyone else.

12/13/12
Youth and Privacy in the Age of Social Media
Featuring Danah Boyd ’00, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Brooklyn Heights, NY | Pembroke Center Associates
6:30 pm, Location and directons will be provided upon RSVP
Victoria Westhead ’83, Nicole Israel ’00, and Leslie Newman ’75, P ’08, P ’12 invite you to join them for an evening of drinks, light fare, and a discussion with Danah Boyd ’00, researcher, author, scholar, and expert on kids living and learning with new media. Despite high levels of engagement with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, young people do value and protect their privacy. Boyd will discuss how young people understand privacy today and how they use innovative strategies to achieve privacy in their networks formed through social media. Cost: Free.

12/13/12
Burritos and Bluegrass
Providence, RI | Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island
8:00 pm, Lola’s Tequila Bar & Cantina, 525 South Water Street
Join fellow young alumni for chips and salsa, margaritas, and bluegrass, featuring music by Chasing Blue with Danny Musher ’10 on fiddle. Cost: Pay as you go.

12/15/12
Cycling Class
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
12:00 pm, Off Road Indoor Cycling, 905 U Street NW
Enjoy a pre-holiday workout at Off Road Cycling, a Brown Club partner. Co-founder Tali Wenger ’03, has generously offered to hold this class for the Brown Club at the special discount price of $10 (regularly $20). All registrants for this event will also receive a FREE pass to one additional cycling class. The event is open to all Brown Club members, regardless of fitness level or cycling experience. Cost: $10.

12/19/12
Book Club: Telegraph Avenue by Michael ChabonRescheduled from 11/28/12
Allentown, PA | Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania
7:00 pm, Sangria, Butz Corporate Center, 9th and Hamilton Streets
Join the BCEP Book Club as we discuss, among other things, the hotly anticipated, freshly published Michael Chabon epic Telegraph Avenue. The Book Club is as much about laughs as literature, so come for the fun. Cost: Free (pay as you go for food/drinks).

12/19/12
Young Alumni Night of Board Games
Houston, TX | Brown Club of Houston
7:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Play board games with fellow young alumni! Catch Phrase, Rummikub, and cards will be on hand, but feel free to bring your favorite game, too. Light food such as chili or tacos will be provided. BYOB! 

12/20/12
Holiday Party
Atlanta, GA | Brown Club of Georgia
7:00 – 10:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Dave and Gail Morales '83 have graciously offered to host our festive evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, sinful desserts, and general merriment will be provided. 

12/23/12
Brown Men's Basketball v. Northwestern
Evanston, IL | Brown University Sports Foundation
Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Avenue
10:30 am, Pre-game reception at Stadium Club (inside the arena)
11:00 am, Game and team overview by Coach Martin (Stadium Club at Ryan Field)
12:30 pm, Brown vs. Northwestern tip-off
Join fellow alumni for a rare treat: Brown basketball in your back yard! All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the Brown Sports Foundation and head coach, Mike Martin '04, for a pre-game reception when Brown Basketball travels to Northwestern. Gather with friends for light fare and beverages before the game, then take your seats to cheer Brown on for the win. Cost: Reception is free; game tickets are $22 each (order online; Brown's sections will be 213-215).RSVP: None required. Thank you to our generous hosts Tim Sullivan P'11 '13 and Sam Mencoff '78, P'11 '15.

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November 2012

11/1/12
Soccer Happy Hour
Phoenix, AZ (Brown Club of Arizona – Phoenix/Tempe and Brown University Sports Foundation)
4:00 – 7:00 pm, Half Moon Sports Grill, 2121 E. Highland (just south of Camelback)
The Brown women's soccer team will be playing against Yale in their first nationally televised game. In honor of this auspicious occasion, the Brown University Sports Foundation is hosting a happy hour to watch the Bears' 2012 Ivy finale. Please join former Brown soccer player, Nicki Barber '93, in mingling with other Bears, Brown Club members, family, and friends, and enjoy light appetizers courtesy of BUSF. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

11/1/12
Brown Women’s Soccer vs. Yale in Final 2012 Ivy League Home Game
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
4:00 – 7:00 pm, The Wreck Room Bar, 1390 California Street (at Hyde)
Brown Women’s Soccer fans, for the first time in Brown Women’s Soccer history, Brown will be playing in a nationally televised game! Come cheer on the Bears as they take on Yale in their final 2012 Ivy League home game, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers (no-host bar) with your fellow alumni. If you’re not able to attend, catch the game at home on the FOX Soccer Channel.

11/1/12
Hopeful Progress in Autism Research
Featuring Assistant Professor Eric Morrow

Providence, RI (Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County)
Alpert Medical School, Case Study Room 275, 222 Richmond Street
10:30 am, Speaking Program
11:30 am, Tour of Alpert Medical School with current Brown Medical Students
12:15 pm, Buffet Lunch
Eric Morrow, assistant professor of biology, will address questions regarding current challenges and controversies in autism research. He will also give an update on research being conducted in his own lab and in Rhode Island. Cost: $15 per person for lecture, luncheon, tour and parking in lot.

11/1/12
The Different Guises of Aphrodite
Featuring Yale Assistant Professor Milette Gaifman

San Antonio, TX (Brown Club of San Antonio and Yale Club of South Texas)
6:00 – 9:00 pm, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Avenue
Come enjoy a Mediterranean supper and lecture celebrating Aphrodite and the Gods of Love presented by Milette Gaifman, Yale assistant professor of classics and history of art. Cost: $40 per person (plus $3.19 for processing).

11/2/12
Men's Ice Hockey: Brown vs. Harvard and Pre-Game Event
Cambridge, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Pre-Game meet at Tommy Doyles, 96 Winthrop Street
7:00 pm, Game time, Bright Hockey Center, 65 North Harvard Street
Come support the Brown Men's Ice Hockey team as they open with their first ECAC and Ivy League game of the season against rival Harvard. The Brown Club of Boston has reserved an area of Tommy Doyles Bar for alumni to meet before heading over to the arena to cheer on the Bears. Cost: $10 - $15 per ticket.

11/3/12
The Hip Hop Pioneer
Featuring Professor Tricia Rose PHD ’93
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lecture, UIC Forum, Main Hall C, 725 W. Roosevelt Road (SE corner of Roosevelt & Halsted)
1:30 – 3:30 pm Reception, La Taberna Tapas, 1301 S. Halsted Street
Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies at Brown, has been credited with inventing the field of hip hop studies. She frequently appears on NPR, CNN, Current TV, and MSNBC. Immediately following her lecture, which is part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, join us for a special reception for Professor Rose at La Taberna Tapas. Tapas will be served. Cash bar. Cost: $5 for students/teachers; $10 for club members; $15 for non-members/guests; $40 for event + 2012-2013 club membership.

11/3/12
Brown Football: Brown vs. Yale
Providence, RI (Brown Sports Foundation)
Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, BUSF Tailgate (look for Brown Sports Foundation Hospitality Tent in Parking Lot A)
Hospitality Tent Cost: $10 per person (includes buffet meal, non-alcoholic beverages); free for children under age 12. Game Ticket Cost: $15/adult; $10/children under age 12.

11/4/12
Evolution, Climate Change, and Vaccination: Science and Politics in America Today
Featuring Professor Kenneth R. Miller ’70

Fairport, NY (Brown Club of Western New York)
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Drive
5:00 – 5:45 pm, Drinks and light refreshments
5:45 – 7:00 pm, Presentation with Q & A
We live at the greatest scientific age in human history, and yet science seems at the center of one contentious issue after another in American politics. In this presidential year, some candidates have rejected the scientific consensus on issues such as climate change and evolution, drawing science itself into partisan politics. Why is this happening? What is behind the willingness of political leaders to ally themselves with campaigns against vaccination, climate change research, and the teaching of evolution? Ken Miller, professor of biology, will briefly explore the scientific issues at hand and comment on the political trends that threaten to polarize the American electorate into pro- and anti-science groups. Cost: $10 per person.

11/4/12
The Strange and Curious History of the Label "Illegal Alien": The History and Use of a Problematic Term
Featuring Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Portland, OR (Brown Club of Oregon)
Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
6:30 – 7:30 pm, Food and beverages
7:30 – 8:30 pm, Lecture
David Ray ’84 and his wife, Katherine Melchior-Ray ’85, will graciously host Evelyn Hu-Dehart, professor of history and ethnic studies, as she speaks about the immigration history of both Asians and Mexicans who crossed the border from Mexico to the United States from the late 19th century to the present. She will also highlight the linked fate between Asian Americans and Mexican Americans. Cost: Free.

11/5/12
Carberry Dinner for Adventurers

Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston Carberry Dinners)
7:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Join Daniella Priebatsch '07 and Ben Rubin '04 in sharing your passions for all things adventurous—from kayaking to skiing to biking and everything in between—and get inspired for your next trip. United by enthusiasm for exploring new terrain, this will be a fun dinner where you might just learn about a new trail and meet a new group of adventure buddies. Cost: $12 – $15 per person for Thai food provided.

11/7/12
Inaugural Book Club Meeting: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Houston, TX (Brown Club of Houston)
7:30 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
All alumni are welcome to attend the very first meeting of the Brown Book Club. Come discuss the engrossing non-fiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which is now available in paperback. We'll also discuss how meetings will work going forward. Please feel free to join us even if you have not read the book. Cost: Free.

11/8/12
Brown-to-Brown Mentoring
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 – 8:30 pm, University Club - Black Cat Bar, 3rd floor, 800 Powell Street
Join us at our next meeting for Brown alumni who seek mentors or are interested in mentoring fellow alumni. How is your “elevator speech”? Want to know the best way to explain your current value to employers or potential customers? The November meeting of the Brown-to-Brown mentoring program will be focused on the importance of knowing what you want and how to best express it. Come listen to others’ experiences and share your own. All are welcome. Cost: Free.

11/8/12
Woolly Mammoth Theatre: You For Me For You by Mia Chung ’10 M.F.A.
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
8:00 – 11:00 pm, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW
Come see the first major production by Korean-American playwright Mia Chung ’10 M.F.A. Following the performance, Mia will join Brown alumni for a post-show discussion. In this moving comic fantasy, two North Korean sisters, facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime, make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is denied passage because she is too weak to make the treacherous crossing, the other sister promises to race across time and space to save her. With deep heart and surprising humor, You For Me For You delves into our imagined pictures of North Korea, one of the world's most secretive societies, and subverts the American fantasy of the immigrant experience. Cost: $34 for members; $39 for non-members/guests.

11/8/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, Grillroom Chophouse and Wine Bar, 33 West Monroe (312-960-0000)
Join us at noon the second Thursday of every month for Brown Alumni Downtown Lunch, where we discuss developments at Brown or current issues, meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. Reservation is under the name "Brown University" or "Tucker." Cost: Pay as you go.

11/8/12
Secrets of Persuasive Communication
Featuring Professor Barbara Tannenbaum

New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
New York Institute of Technology, Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets)
6:30 – 7:30 pm, Wine and cheese networking reception
7:30 – 8:30 pm, Presentation followed by time for Q&A
Powerful and persuasive communication can increase personal and professional achievement in any field. Brown's renowned Tannenbaum, senior lecturer in theatre, speech, and dance, will join us to deliver a one-evening version of the ever-popular Brown course Persuasive Communication. Who couldn't benefit from outside-the-box-insights in communication? Cost: $30 for club members; $40 for non-members.

11/9/12
Young Alumni Fall Cocktail Party
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
8:00 – 10:00 pm, Julep Bar, 200 High Street (between Batterymarch and Atlantic Avenue; across the street from the International Place Towers and the Boston Harbor Hotel, near the Aquarium T stop)
Come join your fellow young alumni members for a semi-formal fall cocktail party at Julep Bar in the financial district. Meet other alumni, mingle with friends, and dance the night away. Open bar and a selection of complimentary appetizers will be available from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Cost: $35 early bird cost for club members purchasing tickets on or before 11/5; $40 for non-members/guests purchasing tickets before 11/5. $40 for all tickets purchased after 11/5.

11/10/12
Roller Derby: The Sakonnet River Roller Rats vs. The Old Money Honeys
Providence, RI (Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
6:00 pm, Meet at Trinity Brewhouse for pre-game drinks and ticket pickup, 186 Fountain Street
7:00 pm, Roller Derby Bout starts at The Rhode Island Convention Center
Cost: Pay as you go for drinks; Roller Derby Tickets: $12/ticket.

11/10/12
Brown Football on the Road: Brown vs. Dartmouth
Hanover, NH (Brown Sports Foundation)
Memorial Field, 4 Crosby Street
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Brown Sports Foundation pre-game tailgating, Hanover Inn, Ford/Sayre/Brewster Room (across the street from Memorial Stadium). Parking will be available, space limited.
1:30 pm, Kick-off time
Cost: $15/adult ticket; $10/youth ticket.

11/11/12
LA Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks Basketball
Los Angeles, CA (Brown Club of Southern California)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Brunch, The Farm of Beverly Hills at LA Live, 800 West Olympic Boulevard (across the street from the Staples Center)
Game Time TBD, Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa Street
Last year’s Clippers season was the most exciting in Clippers history. With the acquisition of Chris Paul, Bake Griffin, and Chris Paul, the Clippers took the NBA by storm en route to the franchise’s first playoff series victory in years. Along the way, the Clippers thrilled their fans with dazzling dunks and spectacular plays that ushered in the new Lob City image. This year will be even better. Before the game, we’ll meet for brunch and get to know each other at one of LA’s finest brunch establishments. Cost: Brunch: pay as you go; game: $18 for club members; $25 for non-members.

11/11/12
Google and the Government of China: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Featuring Professor Emeritus of Engineering Barrett Hazeltine

Bryn Mawr, PA (Brown Club of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr College)
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Bryn Mawr College, Music Room at Goodhart Hall (Music Room is accessed via side entrance/driveway through modern era entrance. Parking is on street wherever available)
Cost: Free.

11/12/12
Diwali Celebration
Vienna, VA (Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) and the Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:30 – 9:00 pm, Diya Restaurant, 2070 Chain Bridge Road
Happy Diwali! Come celebrate Diwali, the "festival of lights," which takes place between mid-October and mid-December. Cost: $45 (includes a three course meal, tax, and tip; alcoholic beverages excluded). This event is open to all Brown alumni, not just those who traditionally celebrate Diwali.

11/13/12
Entrepreneur Speaker Series and Business/Idea Pitch
San Francsico, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley)
University Club, 800 Powell Street
6:30 pm, Networking
7:00 pm, Presentation
7:30 pm, Q & A
7:45 pm, Business pitch & audience feedback
Enjoy an evening with Matt Crowe, founder of AHHHA, a new company driving social ideation, which enables people to stake claim in their ideas, tap into the wisdom of the crowd, and drive continuous collaboration around ideas. We are also taking submissions for three business/idea pitches. If you are interested in presenting a pitch and obtaining audience feedback, email for details. This lecture will be a wonderful opportunity to meet aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs and network with potential collaborators, investors, bankers, and attorneys. Following the event, Brown alumni are welcome to remain at the University Club’s bar to continue networking. Cost: $26 for members; $42 for non-members (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available.)

11/13/12
Happy Hour
Cleveland, OH (Brown Club of Northeast Ohio)
5:00 – 8:00 pm, The Southside, 2207 W. 11th Street
Join fellow alumni for fun and frivolity, as we reconnect, network, and plan future club events. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks/food.

11/14/12
Fall Dinner and Screening of Shabbat Dinner by Michael Morgenstern ’08
New York, NY (Brown Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni (TBGALA), FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GLC, Yale GALA, Stanford Pride, and Emory GALA)
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street
6:30 – 7:15 pm, Appetizers with cash bar available
7:30 pm, Film screening
8:15 pm, Dinner
Join us at People Lounge for a special fall dinner along with a screening of Shabbat Dinner by Michael Morgenstern '08. The film is a sexy exploration of family pressures, social norms, and coming out. View the trailer here. Michael will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions after the screening. Cost: $30 in advance; $35 cash at the door (includes appetizers, dinner, and coffee with a light dessert).

11/14/12
Democratic Republicanism and the Making of the French Revolution (1770-1792)
Featuring Jonathan Israel, Professor of Modern History, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton

Providence, RI (Pembroke Club of Providence)
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Wine and cheese reception, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
5:00 pm, Walk to lecture venue, MacMillan Hall, Room 117, 167 Thayer Street (corner of George)
5:30 – 6:30 pm, Presentation
Join the Pembroke Club of Providence for a wine and cheese reception, followed by a lecture by Jonathan Israel, Professor of Modern History at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Cost: $8 for club members; $10 for alumni/parents/guests; (Please note: there is no charge if you wish to attend only the lecture).

11/15/12
Fall Kick-Off
New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street
Join us for this signature fall event at the newly opened, swanky fine-spirits and cocktail parlor, The Flatiron Room, featuring over 500 varieties of whiskey and every cocktail imaginable. A private room upstairs allows for genteel conversation, while DJ Louie XIV spins tunes for those who prefer to dance the night away. Win spectacular prizes from our sponsors. Open bar from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Appetizers will be served. Cost: $65 per ticket for classes 10 years out and under, $75 per ticket for over 10 years out; $50/ticket for groups of 10. All prices include club membership for one year.

11/15/12
Why Do We Grow Old: Can We Make Sense Out of This Process, and Can We Do Anything About It?
Featuring Professor John Sedivy
Istanbul, Turkey (Brown Club of Turkey)
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Bogazici University, Kennedy Lodge
John Sedivy, Herman C. Bumpus Professor of Biology and professor of medical science, will be the Brown Club of Turkey's guest speaker on the topic of aging. For more information on Professor Sedivy's research and professional interests, click here. Cost: $65 per ticket for classes 10 years out and under; $75 per ticket for classes over 10 years out; $50 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. All prices include club membership for one year.

11/16/12
Webinar: Technical Entrepreneuring: What Is It and How Do You Get Involved?
Online
Jose Estabil '84 Sc.B., '88 Sc.M., Entrepreneur; MIT, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
Today there are boundless opportunities to get involved in a new technology company. What are my first steps? How do I get financed? How do I get my product noticed? If you are like many considering starting your own business, you began your journey asking these questions and more. We have invited Jose Estabil '84 Sc.B., '88 Sc.M., a serial technical entrepreneur (WeAdaptus, tau-Metrix and ArcticSand) and the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MIT, to offer insights on how to find the right people, resources, and inspiration on your entrepreneurial journey. Cost: Free.

11/17/12
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Darien, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Welcome the holiday season with our signature fall event: a festive wine tasting and silent auction graciously hosted by Holly P'15 and Peter Ruhlin '83, P'15 to benefit the Brown Club Scholarship Fund. A broad array of wines from around the world will be paired with a lavish spread of hors d’oeuvres presented by Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines and Fine Foods. Silent auction items have been graciously contributed by Brown alumni and area businesses. Cost: $35 per person for members; $45 per person for non-members.

11/18/12
All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s
Featuring Professor Robert O. Self

Newport Coast, CA (Brown Club of Orange County, Brown University Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni (Brown TBGALA), and Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4))
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Chiyo '82 and Stan Rowe will graciously host Robert Self, professor of history, who teaches and writes about twentieth-century U.S. history. His principal research interests are urban history, the history of American politics and political culture, and post-1945 U.S. society and culture. Don't miss this timely and informative discussion about the current state of American political culture. Informal reception with refreshments will follow the presentation. Cost: Free.

11/18/12
Monthly Book Club: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Set in a small British colonial outpost in Sierra Leone during World War II, The Heart of the Matter occupies and comments on the ambitious subjects of war, espionage, love, adultery, treachery, and betrayal. But at its core, it is a novel of moral dilemmas. Its plot, its psychological and spiritual depth, and even its political intrigues turn around two basic moral questions: Is it possible to make others happy? Is suicide ever the right choice? Cost: $6 – $8 for dinner provided.

11/18/12
Film Screening: Love Crimes of Kabul by Tanaz Eshaghian '96
Bethlehem, PA
(Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
5:30 pm, Meet at Mike and Ike Bistro, 101 Founders Way
7:15 pm, Movie screening, SteelStacks Cinema, 101 Founders Way
Tanaz Eshaghian '96, an award-winning and internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker, joins us for the screening of her recent HBO-produced film, Love Crimes of Kabul, about three women imprisoned in Afghanistan. A discussion will follow. Learn not only about the experiences of these women, but also how Tanaz was able to make this important documentary. Cost: $7.50 for adults; $5 for students/seniors 60+.

11/19/12
Brown Football: Brown vs. Columbia
Providence, RI (Brown Sports Foundation)
Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, BUSF Tailgate (look for Brown Sports Foundation Hospitality Tent in Parking Lot A)
Hospitality Tent Cost: $10 per person (includes buffet meal, non-alcoholic beverages); free for children under age 12. Game Ticket Cost: $15/adult; $10/children 12 and under. Contact: Brown Sports Foundation (401-863-2773).

11/24/12
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom and Cornell Club of England)
7:00 pm, East India Club, 16 St. James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LH (Nearest underground station: Piccadilly Circus)
Brown University alumni, friends, and students abroad are invited to join Cornell alumni, friends, and students abroad at the 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The Clubhouse at the East India Club, adapted in 1866, enjoys a delightful West End location overlooking the private Gardens of St. James's Square. There will be a cash bar at 7:00 pm, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu. A tasty vegetarian selection is also available by pre-order. Cost: £45 per person (includes two glasses of wine or soft drinks with the meal). Make checks payable to "Cornell Club of London” and send by 11/17 to: Cornell Club – Thanksgiving, 4 Fountain Mews, London N5 2QH. Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, university affiliation, and name(s) of any guests. Also state if you wish to have a vegetarian main course or have other dietary requirements. If you wish to pay electronically, please email Natalie for details. Dress code: Jacket and tie are required for men. Casual dress is not permitted.

11/24/12
A Christmas Carol
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
5:00 pm, Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street
Enjoy a festive and spirited performance of the annual holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Reserve now, as tickets for the 90-minute performance are going fast. Cost: $38 for premium club members/young alumni (’08-’12); $42 for club members and guests; $24 for children 14 and under.

11/27/12
Sparkle at Stone Park Cafe
Brooklyn, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Stone Park Café, 357 Third Street, Park Slope (take the R Line to Union Street or the F Line to 4th Avenue)
Enjoy a wonderful tasting of six sparkling wines paired with delicious nibbles. Wine expert, restaurateur, and Brown alumna Elizabeth Foster will lead us through the tastings and will be on hand to answer your wine- and food-related questions. Pick out a bottle or two for your holiday celebrations! SPC was voted Best New Brooklyn Restaurant by Time Out New York and has been awarded 2 1/2 stars by Crain’s New York Business and 2 stars from the NY Times. Cost: $35 per person for club members; $45 per person for non-members.

11/28/12
The 2012 Election: What Happened and What It Means for U.S. Politics
Featuring Tad Devine ’78, P’09, Political Consultant and Strategist

Boca Raton, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County)
Elaine Baker Gallery, 608 Banyan Trail
6:30 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:00 pm, Presentation followed by Q & A
8:15 pm, Event conclusion
Please join us for a stimulating, thought-provoking, and bipartisan talk on the results of the 2012 elections with Tad Devine ’78, P’09, president of the political consulting firm Devine Mulvey. Learn how clear messages, compelling media, and a disciplined communications strategy can win campaigns, and find out what we can expect to see and hear from the winners in the coming months. Tad has worked as a senior strategist and advisor on a number of presidential and congressional campaigns. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. Cost: Free for club members; $15 for non-members/guests.

11/28/12
A Selected History of Western Illustration
Featuring Susan Doyle, Assistant Professor at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rome, Italy (The Brown Club of Italy)
Hogan Lovells Studio Legale, Piazza Venezia 11, 00187 Rome
6:30 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:15 pm, Welcome and introductory remarks with Jeffrey Greenbaum ’81
7:30 pm, Presentation followed by Q & A
8:30 pm, Event conclusion
Join fellow Brown, RISD, and Ivy Club alumni at this special event with Susan Doyle, Chief Critic at RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome. She will make a spot survey of the history of western illustration from illuminated books and early printed books through approximately 2000 A.D. This talk traces illustration’s role in reciprocally reflecting and influencing culture, and its variable relationship to fine art, graphic design, and printmaking. Cost: Free.

11/28/12
Happy Hour
New Orleans, LA (Brown Club of New Orleans)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Cure, 4905 Freret
Come for happy hour at Cure! Special prices on drinks will be available until 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, we'll aim for the outdoor courtyard. Cost: Pay as you go.

11/29/12
Dinner in Honor of President Paxson
Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong (BUAAHK) and the Brown University Alumni Association (BAA))
Aberdeen Marina Club, Chairman's Room, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen
7:00 pm, Arrival time
7:30 pm, Dinner
Please join us in welcoming President Paxson on the first stop of her first international trip on Brown's behalf. President Paxson will speak about her vision for the University. She will be accompanied by Ron Margolin, Vice President of International Advancement, and Josh Taub ’93, Assistant Vice President of International Advancement. Cost: Free for current students; HK$250 for Classes ’10, ’11, ’12; HK$500 for club members; HK$600 for everyone else.

11/29/12
The 2012 Election: What Happened and What it Means for U.S. Politics
Featuring Tad Devine ’78, P’09, Political Consultant and Strategist

Vero Beach, FL (Brown Club of the Treasure Coast)
Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club, 4985 Club Terrace, Vero Beach
5:30 pm, Reception with hors d’oeuvres (cash bar)
6:30 pm, Dinner followed by presentation and Q & A
Please join us for a stimulating, thought-provoking, and bipartisan talk on the results of the 2012 elections with Tad Devine ’78, P’09, president of the political consulting firm Devine Mulvey. Learn how clear messages, compelling media, and a disciplined communications strategy can win campaigns, and find out what we can expect to see and hear from the winners in the coming months. Tad has worked as a senior strategist and advisor on a number of presidential and congressional campaigns. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. Cost: $40 for club members; $50 for all others.

11/30/12 – Rescheduled from 10/26/12
All Ivy Cultural Friday
Miami, FL (Brown Club of Miami and All Ivy +)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, CubaOcho Art and Research Center, 1465 SW 8th Street, Suite 106-107
Come experience Little Havana’s Cultural Fridays at CubaOcho, housing one of the country’s largest collections of Cuban art. Drink a mojito, listen to live music, and meet new friends while celebrating Miami’s art and culture. Cost: Free admission (mention “ALL IVY” at the door), pay as you go for drinks (2-for-1 drink specials).

11/30/12
Young Alumni Happy Hour
Houston, TX (Brown Club of Houston)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Mongoose vs. Cobra, 1011 McGowen Street
Mongoose vs. Cobra is a new bar in Midtown, and is a great place to mingle with other young Brown alumni prior to the holidays. Cost: Pay as you go.

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October 2012

10/2/12
Annual Kick-Off Party/Welcome New 2012 Grads
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 –9:00 pm, University Club, 800 Powell Street
Come to our biggest networking party of the year! Connect with fellow alumni, catch up with long-time friends, and make new ones. Enjoy a lively evening complete with hors d'ouevres, drinks, and raffle prizes. This year, we are pleased to have distinguished guest speakers, including Professor Emeritus of Engineering Barrett Hazeltine and Mrs. Mary Hazeltine; Fern Mandelbaum '84; Francesca Schuler '89; and James "Jimmy" Nicholas '95. Cost: Event ticket plus one-year club membership (offer good through 9/15/12): Class of 2012: $20; Class of 2007–2011: $35 (Membership value: $25); All other Classes: $50 (Membership value: $40) Event-only Ticket/Non-alumni: $40 (Non-alumni must be accompanied by a Brown alumnus.). This is a 21+ event. No refunds.

10/3/12
Annual Open House / News from the Field:
Petra to the Caribbean, Sardinia to the Sudan
Featuring Professor Susan Alcock

Providence, RI (Pembroke Club of Providence)
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
5:00 – 5:45 pm, Reception with refreshments
5:45 – 7:00 pm, Speaking program followed by Q & A
Sue Alcock, professor of classics, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Joukowsky Family Professor in Archaeology, will share the work and results of the third season of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project(BUPAP). BUPAP is the continuation of Martha Sharp Joukowsky’s long-term activity at the "Great Temple" excavation at the site of Petra in Jordan. She also plans to discuss other Brown fieldwork activity in the past year. Cost: Free for club members; $10 for alumni/parents/guests.

10/4/12
A Special Evening With Ralph Begleiter ’71, P’98
Rosenberg Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware

Wilmington, DE (Brown Club of Delaware)
Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
6:00 – 6:45 pm, Reception with refreshments
6:45 – 8:00 pm, Speaking program and discussion
Professor Begleiter will offer a journalist's perspective on the 2012 presidential campaign, including an assessment of the communication styles of the two candidates. Professor Begleiter’s talk will be followed by an interactive discussion with the group. Many thanks go to Kim ’82 and Larry Drexler for graciously hosting this event. Cost: Free.

10/6/12
Inaugural Brown Club of the United Kingdom Supper Club
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom)
7:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
A supper club is a club in which members take turns hosting other members for dinner at their home. Some supper clubs are run as commercial enterprises and include hugely elaborate five-course meals. The BCUK supper club will be as elaborate and formal as each host chooses to make it, but the idea is to cover costs and not try and get rich from your fellow alumni. We hope it will be a fun way for BCUK members to meet each other and for those who enjoy cooking to have an excuse to cook up a storm. Luke Balleny ’06 has graciously agreed to host this inaugural event. Click here to see Supper Club rules. Cost: £20 per person (includes wine and/or beer).

10/6/12
Brown Football on the Road: Brown at Rhode Island
Kingston, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation)
Meade Stadium, Keaney Avenue
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, BUSF Pre-game Tailgate (on the green adjacent to Keaney Gym and Mackal Field House. Look for the Brown Sports Foundation tent and banners). All alumni, friends, parents, and families of Brown Football are welcome to attend. Ticket Cost: $20/adult; $15/youth.

10/10/12
Home Buyer Seminar with Mike Tekulsky '83 and Ron Wong
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
University Club - The Library, 800 Powell Street (at California)
6:00 pm, Networking
6:30 pm, Presentation
7:15 pm, Q&A and networking
Looking to get into the San Francisco real estate market? This workshop will help first-time home buyers zero in on key issues and identifythe right questions to ask when considering a purchase. Mike Tekulsky has been among Hill & Co.’s “Top Producers” for the past 6 years. Light fare and soda will be served. Cost: $25 for club members; $40 for non-members. Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 10/3. There will be an additional $10 charge for late registration after 10/3. Walk-ins are welcome, but must pay $50 at the door.

10/10/12
Carberry Dinner: Alumni Interested in Entrepreneurship
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston Carberry Dinners)
6:00 pm, TRADE Restaurant, 540 Atlantic Avenue
Join Tom Pincince '86 and Brent Grinna '04 for a fun evening as they get together with fellow alumni entrepreneurs. Tom is President and CEO of Digital Lumens and has experience building start-ups from scratch and has played in both the tech and clean tech worlds. Brent is the founder of EverTrue. EverTrue raised over $1 million upon completion of the TechStars accelerator program. Jody Adams ’80 is co-owner and Chef of TRADE Restaurant. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Sara Gentile '09. RSVP: Online or email Sara.

10/10/12
ArtThirst
New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Phillips de Pury & Company, 450 West 15th Street, 3rd Floor
Brown University Club in New York members join members from the Cambridge University Alumni in NYC and Guggenheim's Young Collectors Council members for a private tour of the exhibition Watercolors at Phillips’ downtown gallery. The exhibition will showcase over 80 abstract and figurative works that challenge the romantic ideologies associated with historical watercolor. A reception will follow the tour. Cost: $20 per person.

10/13/12
Football on the Road: Brown vs. Princeton
Boca Raton, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County and Princeton Alumni Club)
Yardhouse (Boca Raton Location), 201 Plaza Real (south end of Mizner Park)
12:00 pm, Kick-off
Come join fellow alumni from both Brown and Princeton to watch the Brown vs. Princeton football game. Cost: No cover charge; pay as you go for food/drinks.

10/13/12
Brown Football on the Road: Brown at Princeton
Princeton, N.J. (Brown Club of Central New Jersey and Brown Sports Foundation)
Princeton Stadium
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tailgate hosted by the Brown Club of Central New Jersey (Observatory Lot directly off Lot 21; look for Brown banners)
12:00 pm Game time
Cost: $9 for general admission

10/14/12
Monthly Book Club: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think, and then Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do. Cost: $6–8 for dinner provided.

10/19/12
Alumni Parents Welcome Reception
Providence, RI (Brown Alumni Association)
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
You spent four of your formative years here; now you’re seeing Brown through your child’s eyes. When you return to campus for this year’s Brown Family Weekend, please join the Brown Alumni Association for the Alumni Parents Welcome Reception. Celebrate your ties to Brown and meet other alumni parents of current students as the weekend begins. The whole family is welcome to attend. Cost: Free.

10/19/12
Webinar: What Makes a Good Manager... And How to Help Your Boss Become One
Online
Pam Lenehan '74 A.M., P'03 '06, CEO, Ridge Hill Consulting

12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)
You may know what you need to perform at your best, but does your boss? Do you as a manager know how to get the best from your employees? Together, both employees and managers will learn useful techniques to enhance their management skills, communicate their own needs effectively, and more. Join Pam Lenehan, a former banker and CFO and currently a corporate director, to discuss ideas she has seen work first hand. Please submit questions and discussion topics in the "Additional Comments" section of your registration to enhance the conversation. You will receive an email a few days before the webinar with the login information. Cost: Free.

10/19/12 – 10/20/12
Class of 1960 Mini-Reunion
Providence, RI (Brown Class of 1960)
Friday, 10/19
3:00 pm, Check-in at the Clarion Providence/Seekonk (formerly the Ramada Inn), 940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771, (508-336-7300)
7:30 pm, Welcome Reception at the Faculty Club, 1 Magee Street, Providence, (401-863-3123)
Dinner on your own; if you wish to dine at the Brown Faculty Club on Friday night, please Contact: Mary Hogan (401- 863-3023).
Saturday, 10/20
11:30 am, Tailgate and Brown vs. Cornell Football game, Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue, Parking Lot A (Look for “1960” balloons)
12:30 pm, Game time (buy tickets at the gate)
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Post-game gathering hosted by Becky Eckstein ’60
6:30 pm, Dinner at Agawam Hunt Club, 15 Roger Williams Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916, (401-434-0980), business attire suggested
This weekend is Brown Family Weekend, and we have planned some very nice class get-togethers to make this mini-reunion extra special. We have reserved a block of reasonably priced rooms at the Clarion Providence/Seekonk, only a 10 minute drive from campus. Cost: $79.20/night for hotel room; $50 per person for dinner at Agawam Hunt Club; Pay as you go for meals/game tickets.

10/20/12
Oktoberfest with Mount Tamalpais Hike
Mill Valley, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
12:30 – 3:30 pm, Tourist Club, 30 Ridge Avenue
While the location of this 90-year-old Alpine-style lodge in Mount Tamalpais State Park isn’t a total secret, the club can be very hard to find, but it’s well worth it. Did we mention Oktoberfest and the beer? There’s a catch — sweat. It is a 20-minute hike to the lodge on one of its many trails. One trail starts at the end of Ridge Avenue in Mill Valley — that’s all we’re saying. Remember the first rule: come for the beer and stay for the view. Must be over 21 years of age to attend. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Cost: Free for members; $16 for non-members.

10/20/12
4th Annual Membership Reception: Powerful Communication
Featuring Senior Lecturer Barbara Tannenbaum P '10

Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, W Hotel, Altitude Room, 515-15th Street, NW (corner of F Street, NW; metro accessible with valet and on-street parking available)
Join us in the Altitude Room of the fabulous W Hotel, which offers panoramic views of the White House and the Washington Monument, for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, reconnect with fellow Brown Club alumni, and enjoy a presentation by Barbara Tannenbaum. Powerful, persuasive communication can increase personal and professional achievement in any field. Barbara Tannenbaum, senior lecturer in theatre arts and performance studies, will join us to deliver a one-hour version of the popular Brown course TA-22 (now TAPS 0220) Persuasive Communication. Cost: Free to Class of ’12 for Event + Club Membership; $30 for Class of ’08 – ’11 for Event + Club Membership; $50 for all other classes for Event + Club Membership; $20 per person for Event only.

10/20/12
Campaign Financing and Free Speech
Professor Corey Brettschneider

London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom)
10:00 – 11:30 am, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Elissa ’77 and Alexandra ’07 Annunziato will graciously host Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science, as he discusses recent controversies involving campaign finance and free speech, including the Citizens United case, pertinent to issues in the upcoming presidential election. Cost: Free for dues-paying members; £5 for non-members.

10/20/12
The Structure of Light: Modern Architecture and Its Illumination
Featuring Professor Dietrich Neumann

Louisville, KY (Brown Club of Kentucky)
Decca Lounge & Restaurant, 2nd Floor, 812 East Market Street (in the NuLu District)
6:30 pm, Cash Bar
7:00 – 7:45 pm, Dinner
7:45 – 9:00 pm, Presentation
Dietrich Neumann, professor of the history of art and architecture, will discuss the history of architectural illumination since the introduction of electric light as a "new building material." Professor Neumann will show both historic and contemporary examples and speak about the theoretical debates that accompanied this development. Cost: $30 per person (three-course dinner) to be paid at the door; please make checks payable to the Brown Club of Kentucky. Contact/RSVP: Brayton Bowen ’62 by 10/17.

10/20/12
Family Weekend: Brown vs. Cornell Football
Providence, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation)
Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, BUSF Tailgate (look for Brown Sports Foundation Hospitality Tent in Parking Lot A)
Hospitality Tent Cost: $10 per person (includes buffet mean, non-alcoholic beverages); free for children under age 12. Game Ticket Cost: $15/adult; $10/youth 12 and under.

10/20/12
Class of 1961 Get-Together
Providence, RI (Brown Class of 1961)
4:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Mel ’61 and Pat Blake will once again graciously host a get-together for the Class of 1961 after the Brown versus Cornell football game. At the event, Beth Griffiths ’61 will show slides of the class trip to Italy. For those going to the football game, we will meet at our class table in the Sports Foundation Tent before the game. Cost: Free.

10/20/12
Guided Tour of Newly-Opened Paris Pagoda
Paris, France (Brown Club of France)
3:00 pm, Paris Pagoda, 48 Rue de Courcelles (the closest metro stations are Courcelles or Miromesnil)
We will be taken on a private tour of the recently renovated, historic pagoda, the former 19th centruy residence of CT Loo, a famous Chinese antique dealer. Curator, Tiffany Beres '05, has brought together an exciting exhibition of eight pan-Asian contemporary artists to mark the reopening which she will guide us through. Cost: 5 euros (discounted price from 10 euros).

10/20/12
Celebrating 100 Years of Wrestling at Brown
Providence, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation)
The Westin Hotel, 1W Exchange Street
6:00 pm, Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm, Gala Dinner and Program
Brown's 100 Years of Wrestling will also be recognized during halftime at the Brown vs. Cornell football game.
Cost: $85 per person; $800 to sponsor a table of current wrestlers and coaches.

10/20/12
Halloween with Pumpkins and Pumpkin Beer
ProvidencE, RI (Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
8:00 pm, View the amazing pumpkin carvings at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Roger Williams Park & Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue
9:30 pm, Finish the night with drinks at the Wild Colonial Tavern, 250 South Water Street
Cost: $15 per person for admission to Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular; pay as you go drinks.

10/21/12
Cultural Foundations of Learning: East and West
Featuring Associate Professor Jin Li

Claremont, NH (Brown Club of the Upper Valley – VT/NH)
4:30 – 7:00 pm, Food for Thought Dinner, The Common Man Inn, 21 Water Street
Join us for a delightful dinner and an evening of education, fellowship, and fantastic food. Reviewing decades of research on learning, Dr. Jin Li, associate professor of education and human development, will present an important conceptual distinction between the Western mind model and the East Asian virtue model of learning. The former aims to cultivate the mind to understand the world, whereas the latter prioritizes the self to be perfected morally and socially. Cost: Free to the first 25 club members to RSVP (you must be a dues-paying member of the club). Menu will include your choice of grilled steak tips in a ginger soy glaze, stuffed sole with crabmeat and scallop mousse in a lobster sauce, or roasted vegetable three-cheese cannelloni. Salad, dessert, coffee, and soft drinks are also included. Cash bar will be available.

10/21/12
Book Club : The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
4:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP.
Pulitzer prize-winning author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides sets the plot at Brown University in the early 1980s. Cost: Free.

10/23/12
Brown’s Competitive Edge in Attracting the Best Students from Around the World
Featuring Brown University Admissions Officer Chris Belcher ’11

Honolulu, HI (Brown Club of Hawaii)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street
Chris Belcher ’11 offer his impressions on this subject and other trends on College Hill, including the watershed change in leadership with the arrival of President Christina Paxson. Join us for pupus and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks will be available. Before Chris's remarks, find out more about interviewing students for the Alumni Interviewing Program. Those interested will receive information on the process and plans for interviewing in 2012-13. Ample free parking available. Cost: $5 for club members; $30 for all others.

10/23/12
Carberry Dinner: ROTC Discussion for Alumni Who Graduated Before 1965
Chestnut Hill, MA (Brown Club of Boston Carberry Dinner)
6:30 pm, Legal Sea Foods, 43 Boylston Street (in Chestnut Hill Shopping Center)
Distinguished Brown alumnus and cardiologist Dr. Stafford Cohen '56 will give introductory remarks on the history of ROTC at Brown, and will moderate what we expect to be a lively and enjoyable discussion over dinner. Cost: Pay as you go.

10/24/12
Engineering the Perfect Glass for Beer: A San Francisco Spiegelau Beer Glass Workshop by Riedel
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley)
6:30 – 8:00 pm, University Club, 800 Powell Street
Calling all engineers, entrepreneurs, and lovers of design for a beer tasting like no other, thanks to Spiegelau (recently acquired by our friends at Riedel) producers of fine glassware since 1521. Come participate in the Spiegel Beer Glass Workshop and experience first-hand the extraordinary way that the shape of glass affects the flavor and perception of beer. Cost: $62 for members; $88 for non-members (includes beer, light hors d’oeuvres, and complementary set of beer glasses).

10/24/12
Of Clint Eastwood and Kermit the Frog: How the 1970s Gave Us Modern American Politics
Featuring Professor Robert Self

Bloomington, MN (The Brown Club of Minnesota)
Country Inn and Suites (restaurant located inside), 5120 American Boulevard West
6:15 – 7:00 pm, No host cocktails
7:00 pm, Dinner
Robert Self, associate professor of history, teaches and writes about twentieth-century U.S. history. His principal research interests are in urban history, the history of American politics and political culture, and post-1945 U.S. society and culture. Cost: $10 for the first 15 alumni to respond; $30 for additional alumni, guests and parents. This event is underwritten by the Brown Alumni Association, which allows us to lower the cost for early alumni responders.

10/24/12
Happy Hour
Pittsburgh, PA (Brown Club of Pittsburgh)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, The Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Avenue (free parking in the rear of the building)
The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, your summer vacation is a distant dream, and your commute to and from work is getting darker and darker. What better time to huddle together with friends and alumni and warm up over a drink or two? Cash bar; complimentary appetizers will be provided by the Brown Club of Pittsburgh. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

10/25/12
Thirsty Thursday
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston Street
Don’t miss October's Thirsty Thursday at the Back Bay Social Club! We have reserved an area of the bar for part of the evening, but feel free to show up early and stay late. Swing by to take the edge off and catch up with fellow alumni. Cost: Pay as you go.

10/26/12
San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase and a Night at de Young Museum
San Francisco, CA (Brown Club of Northern California)
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tiled Steps at 16th Avenue and Moraga
5:30 – 8:45 pm, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Come enjoy an autumnal trek up the 163 mosaic tiles steps at 16th Avenue and Moraga. This is a collaborative work between Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Cruther and a labor of neighborhood love that took over five years from conception to completion. One of the volunteer consultants on the project was Robert Weinberg ’82, who will chat with us about the history of the project and answer your questions. We could also visit the sister project Hidden Garden Steps which is underway a few blocks away, inspired by 16th Avenue, if we are so “inclined.” The night continues at the de Young Museum, a short stroll away, as we soak up the free offerings. Cost: Free.

10/26/12
All Ivy Cultural Friday
Miami, FL (Brown Club of Miami and All Ivy +)
6:00 – 8:00 pm, CubaOcho Art and Research Center, 1465 SW 8th Street, Suite 106-107
Come experience Little Havana’s Cultural Fridays at CubaOcho, housing one of the country’s largest collections of Cuban art. Drink a mojito, listen to live music, and meet new friends while celebrating Miami’s art and culture. Cost: Free admission (mention “ALL IVY” at the door); pay as you go for drinks (2-for-1 drink specials).

10/26/12
Fells Point Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl
Baltimore, MD (Brown Club of Greater Baltimore)
Max’s Sidebar, 731 South Broadway (near the square in Fells Point)
6:45 pm, Arrival time for tour at Max’s Sidebar
7:00 pm, Tour begins
Please join us for drinks and ghost stories during a night of ghoulish delight, as we celebrate Halloween early with a Fells Point Ghost Tour. After, we will head to the local haunts for a few drinks to round out the evening. Cost: $13 per ticket (15 tickets available).

10/26/12
The Next Leap in Mars Exploration
Featuring Professor Jack Mustard

Providence, RI (Brown Alumni Association and Brown Club of Rhode Island)
1:45 – 3:00 pm, MacMillan Hall, Room 117 (corner of George and Thayer Streets)
In one of the most audacious feats of engineering in space exploration, NASA has used a sky crane to place a car-sized, exceptionally capable rover - the Curiosity rover - on the surface of Mars. What science will it pursue, and why? How is Brown involved? Jack Mustard, professor of geology, will bring you up to date and share the most recent results from Curiosity. Cost: Free. Contact: Ginny McQueen '81 (401.863.9598). No RSVP needed. This programming is part of Alumni Fall Weekend and all are welcome to attend.

10/26/12
American Political Life in 2012: Evolution or Devolution?
Featuring Associate Professor Wendy Schiller

Providence, RI (Brown Alumni Association and Brown Club of Rhode Island)
1:45 – 3:00 pm, Salomon 101 (Main Green)
Americans will choose a President, members of Congress, and other officials this November. The impact of these elections will be felt nationally and globally for years, even decades. American politics appears to have changed dramatically over the past decade. Do traditional factors count anymore? Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science, will guide you through the thicket of competing forces. Cost: Free.

10/26/12
New Frontiers in Brain Science: Restoring Movement to People with Paralysis
Featuring Professor John Donoghue ’79
Ph.D.
Providence, RI (Brown Alumni Association and Brown Club of Rhode Island)
1:45 – 3:00 pm, Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium (154 Angell Street)
How does the brain turn thoughts into actions? How can that knowledge be used to help people with paralysis regain independence and control? Through basic research, John Donoghue '79 Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, has made enormous contributions to science's understanding of movement control. His research is being translated into the BrainGate neural interface system, which allows patients with paralysis to use thoughts to control computers, artificial limbs, and potentially their own limbs. Cost: Free.

10/26/12
An Evening of Performances Celebrating the Inauguration of Christina Hull Paxson,
19th President of Brown University

Providence, RI (Brown University)
8:00 pm, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts
This special celebratory evening will include performances featuring artists from Brown University and the local community. Acclaimed actress and Brown alumna Kate Burton '79, P'11 will serve as the evening's host. Artistic direction will be provided by Trinity Repertory Company and Brown/Trinity M.F.A. students. Cost: Free, but tickets are required.

10/27/12
Brown Football on the Road: Brown at Penn
Philadelphia, PA (Brown University Sports Foundation)
Franklin Field, South 33rd and Spruce Streets
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, BUSF Tailgate, Lot #19 (33rd Street, between Chestnut Street and Ludlow Street (2 blocks from Franklin Field; parking is also available. Look for the BUSF tent and BFA banners)
1:00 pm, Game time
All alumni, friends, parents, and families of Brown Football are welcome to attend. Ticket Cost: $15 per adult ticket; $18 per youth ticket.

10/27/12
Brown Club of Knoxville Luncheon
Knoxville, TN (Brown Club of Knoxville)
12:00 pm, Sequoyah Grille, 4429 Kingston Pike
Please join us for an afternoon of great conversation and delicious food, enjoyed in the company of friends and future friends. Cost: Pay as you go (20 percent gratuity will be added by the venue).

10/27/12
Inauguration Ceremony and Reception
Providence, RI
2:00 – 5:00 pm, the College Green
Celebrate the historic inauguration of Brown's 19th president, Christina H. Paxson. The ceremony includes formal remarks from President Paxson and closes with a reception for the entire Brown community.

10/27/12
Classes of the 70s Happy Hour
Providence, RI (Brown Classes of the 70s)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Kartabar, 284 Thayer Street
Class of the 70s are invited to extend the festivities of the inauguration of President Christina Paxson by joining together at the Kartabar Restaurant on Thayer Street. We hope you'll come to Brown and join us to help begin an annual tradition as part of the Alumni Fall Weekend. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks. Light fare will be provided.

10/27/12
Classes of the 80s Happy Hour
Providence, RI (Brown Classes of the 80s)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Café Paragon/Viva, 234 Thayer Street (immediately following the Presidential Inauguration)
Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

10/27/12
Classes of the 90s/00s Happy Hour
Providence, RI (Brown Classes of the 90s/00s)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Spats, 182 Angell Street
Classes of the 90s are inviting the Classes of the 00s to join them this year for "happy hour" to continue the festivities of this year's very special Alumni Fall Weekend, which includes the inauguration of President Christina Paxson. Immediately following the inauguration, gather with glassmates and meet new friends while enjoying complimentary appetizers. Cash bar will be available. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

10/27/12
Toast to President Christina Paxson
Paris, France (Brown Club of France)
7:00 – 10:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join us as we toast to Brown's 19th president, Christina Paxson, and watch a live screening of the inauguration in Providence. Cobi Camberlein '67 will graciously host this event. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. Cost: Free.

10/28/12
Pre-Holiday Gala
Yarmouth port, MA (Brown Club of Cape Cod)
Old Yarmouth Inn, 233 Route 6A
6:00 pm, Reception and hors d’oeuvres with cash bar
6:45 pm, Dinner
7:30 pm, Entertainment by the Cape Cod Conservatory
Meet and greet other Brown Alumni and enjoy wonderful Cape Cod Entertainment, a vocal ensemble from the Cape Cod Conservatory. Thier program, Musical Shorts, features familiar tunes from musical theater and opera under the direction of Joe Dudzinski, with an introduction by the Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory, Stephanie Weaver. Cost: $37 per person for club members; $42 per person for non-members (meal includes salad, entrée and dessert; tax and tip included).

10/29/12
Frans Johansson '95 Discusses His Book, The Click Moment
Stanford, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Harvard Business School Association of Northern California)
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 2209, Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road
6:30 - 7:00 pm, Meet and greet
7:00 - 7:45 pm, Interactive discussion with Frans
7:45 - 8:30 pm, Q&A, followed by book signing
Join us for a unique treat – Frans Johansson ’95 will share the provocative ideas in his new book, The Click Moment. The Click Moment is the highly anticipated second book from Frans Johansson. Johansson’s debut, The Medici Effect, was an international bestseller that shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen. Randomness may rule, but tomorrow’s smartest innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders know how to harness it to their advantage. Part intellectual thrill ride, and part success blueprint that no one whose livelihood depends on big, disruptive ideas can afford to miss. The Click Moment obliterates the idea that in business you can plan, strategize, and analyze your way to success. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Cost: Free for Everyone.

10/29/12
Film Screening of My Perestroika with Filmmaker Robin Hessman ’94
Darien, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
6:30 pm, Darien Library, 1441 Post Road
Join us at a screening of the celebrated documentary My Perestroika at the Darien Library. We will host a Q&A after the film with Director/Producer/Cinematographer Robin Hessman '94 in person. The film recently won the George Foster Peabody Award for 2012. Watch a trailer of the film here. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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September 2012

9/1/12
Pacific Symphony Presents: Pirates of the Caribbean
Irvine, CA (Brown Club of Orange County)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive
6:00 pm, Gates open for picnicking
8:00 pm, Showtime
A perfect night under the stars for the whole family! Johnny Depp stars as the unforgettable Jack Sparrow in 2003's blockbuster movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl while the gifted men and women of Pacific Symphony perform Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer's high energy, thunderous soundtrack live with RICHARD KAUFMAN as conductor. Shuttle service from the main gate to the amphitheater is provided for mobility-impaired patrons from 6 to 7:45 pm and back again after the concert. The club has reserved a limited number of seats in the right center loge, SS 503-512 and TT501-513. Cost: $43 pp; $38 pp for young alumni (Classes of 2000 forward). Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater. The club will have its own private picnic area. Bring your own meal/beverages or enjoy a catered "Pops Medley" box lunch from Bristol Farms. Boxed meal is an additional cost of $14.99/box (choice of roast beef, black forest ham, smoked turkey or fresh veggie; all served with a berry salad, spinach pasta and a Bristol brownie).

9/2/12
Move-In Day Open House
Providence, RI (Brown Alumni Association)
3:00–6:00 pm, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street (corner of George)
Calling all alumni parents! Is your son or daughter moving into a Brown dorm? Stop by to enjoy a break while meeting other alumni parents and their families. Includes refreshments and light snacks.

9/5/12
Peace as the Highest Good and End? The Role of Peace in Roman Thought and Politics
Featuring Professor Emeritus Kurt Raaflaub

Rome, Italy (Brown Club of Italy)
Hogan Lovells Studio Legale, Piazza Venezia 11, 00187 Rome
6:30 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:15 pm, Welcome and introductory remarks with Jeffrey Greenbaum '81
7:30 pm, Speaking program with Professor Raaflaub followed by Q & A
8:30 pm, Event conclusion
Kurt Raaflaub, professor emeritus of classics, will discuss some important questions: how important was peace in Roman thought and politics? What was its role among other Roman values and in relation to Roman attitudes about war, conquest, and empire? How does one explain such specific Roman attitudes, and how do they compare with Greek ones? Although beginning with St. Augustine's chapter on peace in The City of God, this talk will attempt to answer such questions mostly by focusing on Roman republican and early imperial history. Cost: Free.

9/8/12
Wine Outing at Bogle Vineyards
Clarksburg, CA (Brown Club of Sacramento)
1:00 – 4:30 pm, Bogle Winery, 37783 County Road 144 (Bogle Tasting Room)
Join fellow Sacramento-area Brown alumni for a wine tasting outing at Bogle Vineyards, located just minutes away from Sacramento. Bogle Winery is tucked into the Sacramento Delta among 1,200 acres of vineyard land and sits along side of Elk Slough in Clarksburg, California. The Bogle tasting room, featuring complimentary tastings, is the perfect setting for a quick getaway. The lush lawn area, nestled between the tasting room deck and the vineyards, makes for the perfect picnicking spot. We will meet at Bogle's picnic grounds, so bring your picnic basket, along with any snacks you'd like to share. Cost: Free.

9/8/12
Cultural Foundations of Learning: East and West
Featuring Associate Professor Jin Li ADE'05 hon, P'11

Taipei, Taiwan (Brown Club of Taiwan)
Lamigo Club (B2, No.101, Song Ren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei (Tel: 2345-5088)
那米哥休閒會館 (台北市信義區松仁路101 號B2)
2:00 – 3:30 pm, Presentation with q & a
3:30 – 4:30 pm, Tea Time
Western and East Asian people hold fundamentally different beliefs about learning that influence how they approach child rearing and education. Reviewing decades of research, Dr. Jin Li, associate professor of education, presents an important conceptual distinction between the Western mind model and the East Asian virtue model of learning. The former aims to cultivate the mind to understand the world, whereas the latter prioritizes the self to be perfected morally and socially. Cost: NT$300 per person to be paid at the event (exact change appreciated).

9/9/12
Greenwich Polo Outing
Greenwich, CT(Brown Club of Fairfield County)
Greenwich Polo Club, Polo Field located on North Street at Hurlingham Drive (www.greenwichpoloclub.com)
1:00 pm, Gates Open
3:00 pm, Matches Begin
Join fellow alumni and their friends and families for a day of polo matches at the Greenwich Polo Club. Bring a picnic and refreshments, blankets and chairs, or take advantage of the gourmet on-site concessions. Dogs are welcome, too. In the event of inclement weather, the polo matches will be canceled, but events under the tents will continue as scheduled. Dress code: "Garden Chic." Cost: $40/car (Gate fee; no other additional fees).

9/9/12
Monthly Book Club: Midnight Rising by Tony Horowitz
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. However, few Americans know about it. John Brown saw slavery as a sin, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." Cost: $6–$8, dinner provided.

9/10/12
Dinner in Belgium
Brussels, Belgium (Brown Club of Belgium)
7:30 pm, Kokob, Rue des Grands Carmes, 10 - 1000 Brussels
We hope you've had a great summer and are ready to celebrate the end of the grote vakantie / les grandes vacances. If you've been traveling, welcome back; if you stayed in Brussels, we hope you enjoyed the city in the summer! We'd like to invite everyone to a dinner at Kokob, an Ethiopian restaurant. Cost: Pay as you go. (Most groups will order an assortment of dishes and share; plan for 20-ish EUR per person).

9/11/12
Brown–to–Brown Mentoring with Doug Peck ’68
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 – 8:30 pm, University Club - The Library, 800 Powell Street
Are you looking for a mentor or are interested in mentoring fellow alumni? Don't miss this meeting with professional change agent Doug Peck '68, who coaches and trains leaders and organizations around the world in how to succeed by utilizing their strengths and adding to their coaching skills. Because we are often focused on how to present ourselves, we routinely think about what to say to make a good impression, get our point across clearly, persuade others to see our point of view, and sell our talents, ideas, and ourselves. We spend much less time learning how to listen. At this meeting, we'll play with some simple exercises to sharpen your listening skills.

9/12/12
Fall Meeting
Newport, RI (Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County)
11:00 am, Meet at “Heffies” to carpool over the Jamestown Bridge (West Bay), 1820 Boston Neck Road
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch hosted by Norma Willis ’53. Location and directions provided upon RSVP.
1:30 pm, Drive to Doris Duke’s Rough Point Estate, 680 Bellevue Avenue (For directions, click here)
2:00 – 3:15 pm, Tour of the exhibit Passport to the World: Doris Duke the International Traveler
Cost: $25 for luncheon and tour; $20 to become a 2012 – 2013 club member. Please note this event is open only to members of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County.

9/13/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, South Water Kitchen, 225 N. Wabash Ave. (312-236-9300)
Discuss developments at Brown or current issues in the world today. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. The Downtown Lunch is held the second Thursday of every month. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute! Reservation is under the name of Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go.

9/13/12
September Thirsty Thursday
Somerville, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:00 pm, The Burren, 247 Elm Street (Davis Square)
For our dear members in Cambridge/Somerville, this Thursday we are coming to you! Join the Brown Club of Boston (BCOB) at THE BURREN in Davis Square for the September Thirsty Thursday. There will be reserved tables beginning at 7:00 pm, so come enjoy this classic bar and catch up with fellow Brown alumni. Be prepared for live ’80s music later on in the night. Cost: Pay as you go.

9/13/12
Happy Hour
Geneva, Switzerland (Brown Club of Switzerland and Alumni Clubs of Columbia, Penn, and Georgetown)
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Suite 115, 61 Rue des Eaux Vives, Geneva
If you are in Geneva, please join us for a joint happy hour with the Columbia, Penn, and Georgetown Alumni Clubs to celebrate the end of summer. The garden in the back has been reserved for us. Drinks are 5 – 15chf, and tapas (generous) are 10 – 30chf. Cost: Pay as you go.

9/14/12
See You in September Happy Hour
New York City, New York (Brown Classes of 1979, 1980, and 1981)
6:30 – 9:30 pm, The Offices of Michael Neumann Architecture, Chelsea 127 West 24th Street, 7th Floor
Harking back to the days when we first set foot on Brown campus, let’s reconnect in Manhattan. Please bring a drink (soft or hard) and a snack (finger food) to share. We’ll provide cups, utensils, ice, and a great space with a roof deck! Spouse, partners, and friends are all welcome; please RSVP so we willhave an idea of how manyguests to expect.

9/15/12
Gnocchi Cooking Lesson at Heirloom Cafe
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Heirloom Café, 2500 Folsom Street
Are you a serious gnocchi fan? Love to cook? Join us for a chef-led gnocchi-making session at Heirloom Cafe, an inviting space featuring an open kitchen and communal tables. Owner and sommelier Matt Straus was named one the “Top Sommeliers of 2011" by Food and Wine Magazine. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a hands-on afternoon of fun, camaraderie, and appreciation of preparing simple (not necessarily easy!) food to enjoy with fine wine and friends. Event includes instruction, a bowl of gnocchi, and a glass of wine. Cost: $35 for club members, $50 for non-members.

9/15/12
Lunch with Panetha Ott, Director of International Admissions
Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong)
12:15 pm, The Peking Room, American Club, 48th floor, Two Exchange Square, Central Hong Kong
As capacity is limited to 28 people, this event is restricted to alumni only. Cost: $350 HKD for current club members; $400 HKD for other alumni. Dress code is smart casual.

9/15/12
Children's Play Date at The New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan, CT(Brown Club of Fairfield County)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, The New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge (Entrance off Oenoke Ridge)
Join us for a fall morning of play at The New Canaan Nature Center. Bring your kids and meet at the Children’s Garden and Playground located near the property. Coffee, water, and muffins will be provided.

9/15/12
Community Service - STEP Program
Tamarac, FL (Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) of Miami)
9:30 am – 1:30 pm, City Furniture's Headquarters, 6701 Hiatus Road
Here's a great opportunity for Brown alumni to come together and give back to the community! You will participate in job skills workshops to benefit STEP Program students (ages 18 – 23) who are transitioning from foster care to independent living in Broward County. Review students' resumes, lead role-playing interview scenarios, and discuss topics covered in the program.

9/15/12
DC United vs. New England Revolution Soccer
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
RFK Stadium, 2400 Capitol Street SE (Metro Stop: Stadium-Armory)
6:00 pm, Tailgate
7:30 pm, Kick-off time
The Brown Club of DC returns to RFK Stadium, this time to see DC United host the New England Revolution! If you haven't been to one of our DC United events yet, don't miss this one! Tickets can be picked up at the tailgate anytime before 7:15 pm. Cost: $25/ticket (includes tailgate + game admission ticket).

9/15/12
Community Service: Volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
1:00 – 3:30 pm, The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue
Volunteer with your fellow Brunonians at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Over the past two years, Brown alumni have helped sort, salvage, and repack meals to support the GBFB’s mission to end hunger in Massachusetts. Cost: Free.

9/18/12
An Inside Look at Brown Athletics
Featuring Athletic Director Jack Hayes
Newport Beach, CA (Jim and Pam Conner P’15 and the Brown Club of Orange County)
6:00 –8:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join the Brown Club of Orange County in welcoming Brown’s new Athletic Director Jack Hayes. These are both challenging and exciting times for University athletics, and Jack will share his perspective and insider’s view of the current and future state of Brown athletics. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost: Free.

9/18/12
Monthly Book Club: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
7:00 pm, Sciences Library, Room 17a
The Cat's Table is the story of an 11-year-old boy's voyage from Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to London. Although fictional, it recalls the author's own voyage at that age. The "cat's table" is at the other end of the social scale from the captain's table, and the adventures of the lowly young passengers take them into places that are rarely, if ever, seen by anyone but the crew of the ship. Cost: Free.

9/19/22
Welcome President Christina H. Paxson, 19th President of Brown University
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
5:00–5:30 pm, Tours of the Nelson Fitness Center led by Brown student athletes (meet in Nelson Fitness Center Lobby at 5:00 pm, 235 Hope Street (main entrance)); OPTIONAL
5:30–7:00 pm, Reception followed by remarks from President Christina H. Paxson, Ittleson Quadrangle (just outside the Nelson Fitness Center’s main entrance)
Cost: $8 for Premium club members and young alumni (2008–2012); $12 for club members, alumni, and guests.

9/21/12
Webinar: What Every Young Professional Must Know to Succeed in Today's Work Environment
Featuring Dani Ticktin Koplik, '77, Founder and Principal of dtkResources
Online
12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)
In the "new economy" work environment, the pressure is on for all employees to perform well and fit the culture from day one. Join us for a conversation with Dani Ticktin Koplik '77 to hear critical tips on building your professional presence and establishing your distinctive value for your employer. If you have discussion questions for Dani please submit them in the "Additional Comments" section of your registration. A few days prior to the presentation you will receive an email with your webinar log-in information.

9/22/12
Homecoming: Brown vs. Harvard Football
Providence, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation)
Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue
1:30 pm, Parking Lot A will open
2:30 pm, Brown Football Tailgate (BUSF tent will be located in Parking Lot A)
4:30 pm, Kick-off time
The game will also be televised on NBC affiliates around the country. Please contact your affiliate to see if the game will be available in your area. Cost: $10 for admission to the BUSF tent; children under 12 are free. Cost of Football Tickets: $20/adult; $15 for youth ticket 12 and under.

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Los Angeles, CA (Brown Club of Southern California)
Amalfi Italian Tavern 143 N. LaBrea Avenue
12:30 pm, Doors open
1:30 pm, Game
Hey, Brown alumni and sports fans!! Are you ready for some football? Join Brown and Harvard alumni, friends and family to watch the Brown/Harvard football game live from Providence!

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Orlando, FL (Brown Club of Orlando)
Legends Sports Bar and Grill, 1315 South Orange Avenue
3:30 pm, Enjoy appetizers compliments of the Brown Club of Orlando (cash bar available)
4:30 pm, Live kickoff on a big screen from NBC Sports Channel
Cost: Pay as you go.

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
Glascott’s Groggery, 2158 N Halsted St (at Webster), 773- 281-1205
2:30 pm, Meet
3:30 pm, Kick-Off (Central Pacific Time)
Please join the Brown Club of Chicago at Glascott's Groggery for a live simulcast of this year's Brown vs. Harvard football game! We welcome our friends from the Harvard Club for the opportunity to share in enjoying this distinguished Ivy football rivalry. We will have a warm semi-private space, a big screen for the telecast, and food on which to nosh during those tense moments on the field. It is a cash bar. Cost: $30 event + 2012–2013 BCC membership; $5 current club members/young alumni ('12–'08); $10 non-club-members/guests.

9/22/12 CANCELLED!
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Indianapolis, IN (Brown Alumni Association and Brown University Sports Foundation)
The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle
Contact: The Columbia Club (317-767-1361).

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Cincinnati, OH (Brown Club of Cincinnati and the Brown Alumni Association)
4:00–8:00 pm, Current at The Banks Community Room, 121 East Freedom Way (next to Reds Stadium; parking on street or in underground lot off of Main Street south of Third)
Watch the live kickoff on NBC Sports on a big screen starting at 4:30 pm. Bring the entire family! Food and drinks will be provided, or bring your own to share. Cost: Free.

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Cape Cod and Harvard Club of Cape Cod)
Pick up times and locations:
12:45 pm, Patriot's Square, Dennis – Rte 134
1:00 pm, Barnstable Commuter Lot – Rte 6 & 132
1:15 pm, Sagamore Commuter Lot – North of Sagamore Bridge
4:30 pm, Kick-off Time
Want to get a ride to the Brown vs. Harvard football game and meet Brown and Harvard alumni while you’re at it? Board the bus! This deluxe coach charter bus will pick up passengers from three convenient stops along Cape Cod, drop them off at Brown Stadium in Providence for the nationally televised game (as well as some pre-game refreshment), then make the return trip back to the Cape. Cost: $50 per person. Price includes transportation, driver gratuity, game ticket, game program, and refreshments.

9/22/12
Brown vs. Harvard Football
Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Brown Club and Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club)
2:30 pm, Kickoff Time, Chopper’s Sports Grille, 80 South Madison Street
Come early and stay late! Join the Rocky Mountain Brown Club and the Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club to watch the game and root on the Bears to victory. Enjoy good company, some tasty pub grub, and perhaps a libation or two. Wear your Brown garb and be prepared to sing Ever True to Brown. Meet local alumni from both Brown and Harvard clubs in friendly celebration (okay, Ivy rivalry!) Alumni of all ages and families are warmly welcome and encouraged. Please feel free to bring your non-Ivy friends, too. Cost: No admission charge; Pay as you go for food and drinks.

9/23/12
Negotiating During Hard Times: A Workshop / Seminar with Eric Gould
Palo Alto, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
University Club, 3277 Miranda Ave.
Morning Session (25 attendees)
8:30 –11:30 am, Workshop
11:30 am–12:30 pm, Lunch
Afternoon Session (25 attendees)
11:30 am–12:30 pm, Lunch
12:30 –3:30 pm, Workshop
Looking for a way to sharpen your negotiation skills? Sign up for Negotiating During Hard Times, presented by Eric C. Gould, a negotiation expert with more than 20 years experience. This 3-hour seminar will teach you how to enhance your power and improve your outcomes. This is not a sit-back-and-listen seminar. It is designed for people who live and breathe the Silicon Valley business world. See topics to be discussed. Cost: $75 for club members; $95 for non-members (includes workshop, lunch, and beverages).

9/23/12
An Afternoon Aperitif
Toronto, Canada (Brown Club of Toronto)
2:00 –5:00 pm, The Firkin on Yonge, 207 Yonge Street, Ontario
Don’t miss an opportunity to meet fellow Brown alumni in the Greater Toronto area, the largest community of Brown graduates in Canada. A complimentary drink and appetizers will be provided. Cost: Free (pay as you go for additional drinks).

9/23/12
The American Heart Association Lehigh Valley Heart Walk
Bethlehem, PA (Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
9:00–11:00 am, Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road
Connect with some old faces and meet some new ones on this short 2+ mile, noncompetitive walk, an educational family-friendly morning on the grounds of Northampton Community College. Our goal is for at least 20 walkers for the BROWN UNIVERSITY team, so we need you and your family and friends to sign up. 15 spots still available. Cost: Free.

9/23/12
Book Club Meeting: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
4:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
You don't have to finish the book to attend this meeting, though we are sure to spoil the ending (especially for this one!). September is also the perfect time to start getting involved with the club. At this meeting, we’ll nominate and discuss our book list for the 2012-13 year. Votes take place in October. (If you can’t attend the September meeting, you can also nominate titles by email.)

9/26/12: Rescheduled from 8/29/12
Book Club Meeting: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Booker
Easton, PA (Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
6:30 pm, Ocean Restaurant, 235 Ferry Street
Join fellow alumni in a discussion of Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending over food and drink. Cost: Pay as you go (please bring cash).

9/27/12
Book Club: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82
Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Brown Club)
7:00 pm, Porch Light Real Estate, 838 Broadway (Parking is located on the south side of the building.)
As the weather cools down and the nights get longer, the Rocky Mountain Brown Club thought it would be a great time to form a Brown Club Book Club. To kick it off, we'll read a book written by a fellow Brunonian about a Brown University graduate. Please join us for a discussion of The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82. Reader reviews suggest it is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book, which often makes material for excellent conversation! Porch Light Real Estate has graciously offered their spectacular penthouse party room for our gathering. Please enter through the back door. Cost: Free.

9/27/12
Welcome Drinks
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom)
6:30 pm, Princess Louise Pub, 208 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EP (first floor; one floor up from the ground floor of the pub)
Come help welcome alumni new to London and celebrate the start of another academic year.
Cost: Free.

9/27/12
The Evolution Wars: Why They Continue, Why They Matter
Featuring Professor Kenneth Miller ’70

Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street
Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection underlies all of modern biology. It enables us to decipher our genes, fight viruses, and understand Earth's fossil record and rich biodiversity. Simple yet at times controversial, misunderstood and misused for social goals, the theory remains unchallenged as the central concept of biology. Charles Darwin, reluctant revolutionary, profoundly altered our view of the natural world and our place in it. Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology, will enhance our understanding of Darwin and the significance of his effect on modern science. Cost: $10 for club members; $15 for non-members/guests.

9/27/12
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Featuring Eric Klinenberg ’93

Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201), Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street
If Eric Klinenberg ’93 is correct, a momentous cultural change is going on largely unnoticed: in record numbers, people are choosing to live alone. Today, nearly half of all American adults are single, and 28% of all households have just one occupant. In the city of Stockholm, singletons make up an astounding 60 % of households. In this lecture, Klinenberg, professor of sociology, public policy and media, culture and communications at New York University, will explain how this change happened and explore how it has transformed modern life for everyone, solo or not. Cost: $5 for Premium club members and young alumni (’08–’12); $8 for club members, parents, and guests. Additional cost: $23 if you would like to purchase the book.

9/29/12
Brown vs. Georgetown Football Game and Tailgate
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C. and Brown University Sports Foundation)
Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, N.W.
12:00 pm, Tailgate
2:00 pm, Game time
This is a rare chance to see Brown athletics compete in the D.C. area. We hope you'll join us for this great opportunity to kick back, relax, and cheer on Brown! Cost: $10 (includes discounted game ticket + beer/wine at tailgate); food and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.

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August 2012

8/2/12
Midsummer Gathering
Sacramento, CA (Brown Club of Sacramento)
5:30 pm–7:30 pm, Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant, 1029 K Street
Join fellow Sacramento-area Brown alumni for an informal happy hour at the Pyramid Brewery in downtown Sacramento! Reconnect with old friends... Make some new ones... Swap stories about marathon study sessions in the Sci Li (optional)... Cost: Pay as you go.

8/2/12
Brown in Boston Networking Reception
Boston, MA (Office of Alumni Relations and Centers for Careers and Life After Brown)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, 40 Trinity Place
Please join the Office of Alumni Relations and Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB) for a reception to welcome young alumni and students living and working in the Boston area this summer. Karen Hoffman '83, principal at DKS Consulting, will present "Making the Most of Your Networking Opportunities." Following Karen's presentation, attend a networking reception with additional alumni industry experts. There will be hors d' oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost: $5 for alumni; no charge for students.

8/4/12
Class of 2000 Midsummer Potluck Picnic
San Francisco, CA (Brown Class of 2000)
3:00 pm–6:00 pm, Lindley Meadow (table #14), Golden Gate Park (on JFK Drive in GGP near Fulton and 30th Avenue entrance)
Join fellow Class of 2000 alumni to reminisce about old memories and make new ones! Play lawn games, have a cold drink and enjoy summer. Significant others and children are welcome. There will be a spread of snacks and cold beverages. Please bring a sweet, savory or drink to share. Cost: Free.

8/7/12
Entrepreneur Speaker Series & Business Mixer
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California, Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley and the Columbia Business School Alumni of the Bay Area)
University Club, 800 Powell Street
6:30 pm, Networking
7:00 pm, Presentation
7:30 pm, Q&A
7:45 pm, Business pitch & audience feedback
Enjoy an evening with Brett Levine ’97, President of Concrete Interactive and LiveSpark. Brett will discuss how to transition your day job into a successful startup venture, and will share stories of what works and what doesn’t in the rough and tumble world of Bay Area entrepreneurship. Brett Levine is currently running his third and fourth startup companies, after a success and a flop. He graduated from Brown in 1997 with an ScB in Computer Science, and moved to San Francisco immediately after graduation. If you are interested in presenting your elevator pitch, and obtaining audience feedback, email for details. This lecture will be a wonderful opportunity to meet aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as to network with potential collaborators, investors, bankers, and attorneys. Following the event, Brown alumni are welcome to remain at the University Club’s bar to continue networking. Cost: $25 for club members; $40 for non-members (cost includes hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages). Cash bar available.

8/8/12
Annual Summer Party
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tia’s on the Waterfront, 200 Atlantic Avenue (Blue/Green/Orange T stops nearby)
A Brown Club of Boston Tradition; join us for our annual summer party at Tia's. Cost: No cover charge; pay as you go drinks. The first 20 Brown Club of Boston members get a free drink!

8/8/12
Brown on Martha’s Vineyard
With Special Guest Christina Paxson, President, Brown University Martha's Vineyard at night
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
5:30 pm–8:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Are you headed for Cape Cod this August? Join fellow Brunonians for a reception hosted by Mary and Jerome Vascellaro, both of whom are Class of ’74 and P’07 along with their son, Matthew Vascellaro ’07. President Christina Paxson will be joining the Vascellaro’s as their special guest. All members of the Brown community are welcome – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends! Cost: Free.

8/9/12
Where Is Diversity at Brown Going?
Featuring Assistant Dean and Director of the Third World Center Mary Grace Almandrez
San Diego, CA (Brown Club of San Diego)
6:30 pm, Porto Vista Hotel, Costa del Sol Room, 1835 Columbia Street
Dean Almandrez will share her thoughts on diversity at Brown today and her vision for the future. She will discuss the Third World Center, an organization that prepares Brown students with the skills to live and work in a global context. The Center also provides guidance and services to all students with a focus on the American minority experience. A three-course dinner by the chefs of the Glass Door Restaurant will be served. Cost:$10 per person (cash bar will be available).

8/9/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, Bin 36, 339 North Dearborn at Marina City
Come discuss developments at Brown or current issues in the world today. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. The Downtown Lunch is held the second Thursday of every month. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute! Reservation is under the name of Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go.

 8/9/12
Powerful Communication
Featuring Senior Lecturer Barbara Tannenbaum, Ph.D. P’10
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hotel Felix, Brook Room, 111 W. Huron Street
Powerful, persuasive communication can increase personal and professional achievement in any field. Barbara Tannenbaum, senior lecturer in theatre arts and performance studies, will join us to deliver a one-evening version of the popular Brown course TA-22 (now TAPS 0220) Persuasive Communication. If you took TA-22, come for a refresher and to catch up with Barbara. If not, come and learn useful and practical skills you can apply immediately. Reception with refreshments will be followed by the speaking program. Cost: $10 club members; $15 non-members/guests.

8/11/12
Where Is Diversity at Brown Going?
Featuring Assistant Dean and Director of the Third World Center Mary Grace Almandrez
Los Angeles, CA [ Brown Club of Southern California; Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Lesbian Alumni (TBGALA); Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4); Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI); Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC); Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC); and Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC) of the Brown Alumni Association (BAA)]
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Location and directions to be provided upon RSVP
Dean Almandrez will share her thoughts on diversity at Brown today and her vision for the future. She brings a wealth of experience in social justice, having served repeatedly as a nexus for communities of color and diversity. Cost: $20 Brown Club members; $30 non-members; $10 young alumni ('08-'12). Snacks and wine will be served. Members of the Brown Club are those who have paid dues during 2012 or attending gaLA BRUno in November 2011. Members may bring up to 2 guests at the member price. Young Alumni may bring 1 additional guest at the young alumni price.

8/11/12
Gnocchi Cooking Lesson at Heirloom Café
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
11:00 am–1:30 pm, Heirloom Café, 2500 Folsom Street
Are you a serious gnocchi fan? Love to cook? Come to a chef-led gnocchi-making session at Heirloom Cafe, an inviting space featuring an open kitchen and communal tables. Owner and sommelier Matt Straus was named one the "Top Sommeliers of 2011" by Food and Wine Magazine. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a hands-on afternoon of camaraderie while preparing simple (not necessarily easy!) food to enjoy with fine wine and friends. Event includes instruction, a bowl of gnocchi, and a glass of wine. Cost: $35 for club members, $50 for non-members.

8/12/12
Washington Park Picnic and Send-Off Party
Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Brown Club)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Washington Park, Picnic Site #4 (picnic table area at Kentucky and Franklin)
Come mingle with the friendly faces of alumni, current students, and members of the Class of 2016. Enjoy fresh air, food, and Frisbee in this 155-acre park, home to two formal gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon. The park is always full of walkers, joggers, and bicyclists taking advantage of the trails and roads that encompass and dissect the entire grounds. Face-painting provided for the little ones. Street parking is available, but may be crowded. The main dish and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Cost: Free.

8/12/12Room by Emma Donoghue
Monthly Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
Washington, DC (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. Cost: $6-$8 for dinner provided.

8/12/12
Lunch with Brown Olympian Craig Kinsley ’11
London, England (Brown Club of The United Kingdom)
12:00 pm, Cabana Restaurant at Westfield Stratford, 5 Chestnut Plaza (mere steps away from Olympic Park)
Enjoy a ninformal lunch with Olympian Craig Kinsley (class of ’11), a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in javelin. Pay tribute to Craig's Olympic standing and enjoy some Brazilian food in early preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Cost: Pay as you go.

8/12/12
Unity Champagne Brunch
Miami, FL (Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) and the Brown Club of Miami)
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 1395 NW 57th Avenue
Join the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) and the Brown Club of Miami for good food and conversation! Cost: $35 alumni/guests; $17 children 5 – 10; Free for children under age 5.

8/12/12
Send-Off Party for Class of 2016
Pittsburgh, PA (Brown Club of Piitsburgh)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Location and directions to be provided upon RSVP
This is a great opportunity for new students to meet each other, mingle with current students, and network with Pittsburgh-area Brown alumni. Parents of new students are also invited. Hosted by Joe Fieschko '75 and his wife, Regina. Lunch will be provided. Cost: Free.

8/18/12
Community Service with Cradles to Crayons
Brighton, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
10:00 am–12:00 pm, Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory, 155 North Beacon Street
Give back to the community while helping Cradles to Crayons fulfill its mission of providing children with the essentials they need to thrive--to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Volunteers will help Cradles to Crayons prepare packages filled with donated goods that bring dignity to local children living in poverty. Cost: Free.

8/18/12
Brown Matriculation Party
Honolulu, HI (Brown University Alumni of Hawaii)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm, Waialae Iki Pavillion
Join the Brown University Alumni of Hawaii in celebrating the matriculation of their new students who will be leaving for Brown at the end of the summer. In order to give these newest Brunonions a memorable send off, the Brown University Alumni of Hawaii will be having a potluck; the sign-up sheet will be received after RSVP. Cost: free.

8/18/12
Annual Send-Off Picnic
Atlanta, GA (Brown Club of Georgia)
11:00 am–2:00 pm, Grant Park, Eastern entrance, 684 Boulevard Ave SE (Intersection of Confederate and Boulevard)
This long-standing tradition is a chance to get together with the local Brown community and mingle with alumni, students, and parents. Meet us under the large Brown U banner, just off of the parking lot. General BBQ fare, including sides and drinks will be served. Cost: $10 for alumni/guests; $5 for young alumni; free for current Brown students. All guests, friends, and family are welcome. A selection of Brown T-shirts will be available for purchase ($20) to help support club activities.

8/19/12
Tex-Mex Fiesta!
Houston, TX (Brown Club of Houston)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm, 3714 Brookwoods Drive
The Brown Club of Houston cordially invites all members of the Brown community in Houston to a send-off party at the home of John Sweeney ’79 and Mike Stargel in honor of the Classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 in order to make new friends, renew old ties, and recognize any excuse to gather with other Brunonians. Great Tex-Mex food, margaritas, and other beverages will be served. Alumni, students, parents, and friends are all welcome! Cost: Free.

8/22/12
Send-Off Party for the Class of 2016
Darien, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
The Brown Club of Fairfield County and the Brown Alumni Schools Committee cordially invite incoming students and parents, current students, and alumni to a get together before students head off to Brown. This will be a great occasion for newly admitted students from Fairfield County to meet each other. Casual attire; light fare will be served. Cost: Free.

8/23/12
Summer Happy Hour
Tokyo, Japan (Brown Club of Japan)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, TY Harbor Brewery Restaurant and Bar, 140-0002, 2-1-3 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Please come for a summer happy hour to meet new people and hang out with old friends. Spread the word to recent grads and current Brownies here for the summer. Cost: Food and your first drink is free! Just tell your waiter/waitress to put your first drink on the "Brown Club." Friends and family are warmly welcome.

8/24/12
Havana Nights: Summer Salsa
Cambridge, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
Havana Club, Central Square, 288 Green Street
8:30 pm–9:00 pm, Private Brown Club dance lesson
9:00 pm–10:00 pm, Beginner or intermediate salsa lesson
10:00 pm–2:00 am, Open dancing
Put on your dancing shoes and heat up the dance floor with the Brown Club of Boston at Central Square's Havana Club! Join your fellow Brunonians for two dance lessons in this low-key environment. Afterwards, show off your new moves during an open dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Please note: this is a 21+ event. Cost: $15 for Club members; $20 for non-members/guests.

8/24/12
A Night at Fenway Park: Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way
4:00 pm, Bus leaves from Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street (corner of Brown and George Streets in Providence)
7:10 pm, Game time
Join the BCRI as we travel to Boston for a evening of fun at Fenway park. Our seats are Pavilion Box tickets along the left field line in reserved section 18. The seats are excellent! Cost: $125 for premium members; $130 for others (price includes: a ticket, a seat on our reserved coach for transportation to Fenway Park and back, and refreshments: sandwiches, snacks, beer, wine, etc.). Tickets will be distributed FIRST COME FIRST SERVED (that is, by when I hear from interested parties). I will hold tickets for a short time after the initial request, but will require full payment promptly to guarantee seats. Final departure details will be provided a couple of weeks before the trip (there may be a minor time adjustment).

8/25/12
The Hurricane Cup
Portsmouth, RI (Brown Club of RI Young Alumni & Ivy Plus)
715 East Main Road
2:00 pm, Tailgate
5:00 pm, Match begins
Join the Brown Club of Rhode Island Young Alumni and Ivy Plus in attending the Newport International Polo Series. Bring picnic food and summertime drinks. Cost: $10.

8/25/12
Annual Ice Cream Social to Welcome the Class of 2016
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
4:00–5:30 pm, Starr Plaza, 111 Thayer (behind the Watson Institute)
Join us for a delicious Ice Cream Social and opportunity to meet the Class of 2016 and their proud parents from our area! Cost: Free for incoming freshmen and their parents; $5 for premium club members and young alumni ('08–'12); $8 for club members/guests.

8/26/12
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Baseball
Baltimore, MD (Brown Club of Greater Baltimore)
1:35 pm, Camden Yards, 333 West Camden Street
The Brown Club of Baltimore would like to invite you and your family to a day of food, drinks, and Orioles baseball at Camden Yards when the O's will face their rival, the Toronto Blue Jays.
Cost: $35 pp (includes: one left field club level ticket, unlimited hot dogs, nachos, salad, peanuts, popcorn, ice cream, soda, and lemonade (you can arrive 90 minutes before the game, about noon, and enjoy all of the above through the 7th inning or 3 hours after the scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first). Children are welcome (if your child is not yet 3, admission is free).

8/26/12
Private Roastery Tour & Cupping At Blue Bottle Coffee
Oakland, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
2:00 pm–3:30 pm, Blue Bottle Roastery, 300 Webster Street
In 2002, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman left his previous occupation as a freelance clarinet player to indulge his passion for fresh coffee. He began selling beans to fellow coffee fanatics, restaurants and, eventually, at farmers' markets, a kiosk, and a café. Blue Bottle beans are roasted in small, 20-pound batches. During the roasting process, natural fats, proteins, acids and other compounds break down as sugars caramelize under the intense heat, upwards of 500 °F. Blue Bottle never sells beans more than 48 hours after they are roasted, an unheard-of standard for freshness. The private tour will include a presentation about the history of the Blue Bottle Coffee Company, followed by baristas giving each person a cupping of six single origin coffee beans from around the world. Each attendee will leave with a bag of coffee beans. Cost: $15 for current Brown students and 1 year out; $20 for club members; $35 for non-member.

8/29/12
Book Club Meeting: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Booker: CANCELED/Rescheduled for 9/26
Easton, PA (Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
6:30 pm, Ocean Restaurant, 235 Ferry Street
Come join fellow alumni discussing Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending over food and drink. Cost: Pay as you go (please bring cash).

8/30/12
Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
Nationals Stadium, 1500 South Capitol Street SE (Metro: Navy Yard)
6:00 pm, Pre-game drinks and ticket pick-up at The Fairgrounds, 1299 Half Street, SE (across the street from the Centerfield Gate at Nationals Stadium)
7:05 pm, First pitch
Haven't made it to a Nats game this season? Well, here is your opportunity! The #1 team in the NL East faces the St. Louis Cardinals at home. Friends, family, and colleagues are all welcome. RSVP and advance payment is required -- tickets will not be available the dayof the game. Cost: $9/ticket for the Class of 2012; $22/ticket for all others (special group rate).

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July 2012

7/1/12
An Afternoon of Baseball: Buffalo Bisons vs. Durham Bulls
Buffalo, NY (Brown Club of Western New York)
1:05 pm, Coca Cola Field, 275 Washington Street (downtown Buffalo)
Come for an afternoon of baseball and watch the Buffalo Bisons take on the Durham Bulls. This is a great way to meet and connect with alums in the area (spouses, families and significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend)!

7/8/12
Monthly Book Club: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Bethesda, MD (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug, the development of which has already cost the company a fortune. Nothing about Marina's assignment is easy: not only does no one know where Dr. Swenson is, but the last person who was sent to find her, Marina's research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her former mentor as well as answers to several troubling questions about her friend's death, the state of her company's future, and her own past.

7/10/12
Brown-to-Brown Mentoring Meeting
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, University Club - The Library, 800 Powell Street
Ready to expand your network — both personal and professional — this summer and beyond? Come to the next Brown-to-Brown Mentoring event, an interactive networking workshop. Learn the power of networking, tips for effective networking, and how to make it a lifelong habit.

7/11/12
The Seventh Annual US Alumni Summer Reception
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom and others)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER (nearest underground station: Bond Street)
The Savile was originally called the Eclectic Club but in 1871, when they moved to 15 Savile Row, the members chose the name Savile. In 1927 the Club moved to 69 Brook Street to meet the needs of an increasing membership. Former members include Sir Charles Darwin, Lord Rutherford, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, W.B. Yeats, A.A. Milne, Henry James, C.P. Snow, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir William Walton.

7/11/12
Free Market Fairness Featuring Professor John Tomasi
Paris, France (Brown Club of France)
7:30 pm–9:00 pm, Offices of Noah Rubins '93, Yuri Yashiro '05 and Tunde Oyewole '96
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2 rue Paul Cézanne, Paris
Join the Brown Club of France and speaker John Tomasi, professor of political science, as he presents provocative and vigorously argued ideas from his new book Free Market Fairness, which offers a bold new way of thinking about politics, economics, and justice-- one that will challenge his audience on both the left and the right.

7/11/12
Summer Happy Hour at the Boat Basin
New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Boat Basin (Riverside Park) 2
Celebrate the summer, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at BCNY's annual Happy Hour at the Boat Basin with Princeton and Duke. Look for the Brown bear to point the way to our private area with (cash only) bar for event guests only.

7/13/12
The Nightingale at La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, CA (Brown Club of Orange County)
La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:30 pm, Pre-Performance Reception 8:00 pm, Performance
The Nightingale features music by the Grammy and Tony Award-winning pop composer/musician Duncan Sheik ’92. A young Chinese emperor is lured into the dangerous world outside the walls of the Forbidden City by the haunting melody of a wild nightingale. The Nightingale is a Page to Stage Workshop Production in which audiences have the rare opportunity to take part in the development of a new play or musical. After each performance, patrons are invited to stay behind to share their impressions with the creative team, becoming an active participant in the creative process.

7/14/12
Heath Ceramics Factory Tour
Sausalito, CA (Brown University Alumni Association of Northern California)
2:30–3:30 pm, Heath Ceramics, 400 Gate Five Road
Enjoy a special tour at the Heath Ceramics Factory, a manufacturer of artisan pottery including tableware, bowls, tile, mugs, and vases. The company is particularly known for its distinctive glazes and handcrafted stoneware. Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today, producing original handcrafted tableware and architectural tile since 1948. On the private tour, Brown alumni and guests will learn about the entire pottery production process, from clay-making to firing. This intimate experience will provide opportunity for discussion and interaction with tile design and installation experts.

7/19/12
Romeo and Juliet By Shakespeare On The Sound
Rowayton, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue
6:45 pm, Talk with Emily Bryan MA'99 7:30 pm, Show
Bring a picnic, refreshments (alcohol is allowed), blanket and low chairs to a reserved Brown Club area at a performance of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare on the Sound. The production will set Romeo and Juliet as a dinner party among eight friends who have an annual tradition of reading a Shakespeare play on a gorgeous summer’s night. Over the course of reading the play, the story will take over and our guests both on-stage and off will find themselves completely consumed by the momentum and poetry of the events in Shakespeare's classic romance. Music and songs by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Just before the performance, Emily Bryan (MA '99), director of education, will speak to our group about the show and its actors. For Kids: Every night at 6:30 there is a children’s show in the park. Apprentices have devised a short 20 minute play that introduces the characters and explores the themes of the play in a very approachable and inventive way. Enjoy games and activities at the education tent just behind the flagpole, including mazes, maps and mind-games for all ages!

7/8/12
Monthly Book Club: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Bethesda, MD (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)Ann Patchett State of Wonder
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug, the development of which has already cost the company a fortune. Nothing about Marina's assignment is easy: not only does no one know where Dr. Swenson is, but the last person who was sent to find her, Marina's research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her former mentor as well as answers to several troubling questions about her friend's death, the state of her company's future, and her own past. Cost: $6-$8 for dinner provided.

7/10/12
Brown-to-Brown Mentoring Meeting
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, University Club - The Library, 800 Powell Street
Ready to expand your network — both personal and professional — this summer and beyond? Come to the next Brown-to-Brown Mentoring event, an interactive networking workshop. Learn the power of networking, tips for effective networking, and how to make it a lifelong habit. Cost: Free to all Brown alumni; however, space is limited.

7/11/12
The Seventh Annual US Alumni Summer Reception
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom and others)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER (nearest underground station: Bond Street)
The Savile was originally called the Eclectic Club but in 1871, when they moved to 15 Savile Row, the members chose the name Savile. In 1927 the Club moved to 69 Brook Street to meet the needs of an increasing membership. Former members include Sir Charles Darwin, Lord Rutherford, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, W.B. Yeats, A.A. Milne, Henry James, C.P. Snow, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir William Walton. Cost: GBP32 pp (includes hors d'oeuvres and wine through the evening). Dress code: Smart; men must wear jackets and ties.

7/11/12
Free Market Fairness
Featuring Professor John Tomasi
Paris, France (Brown Club of France)
7:30 pm–9:00 pm, Offices of Noah Rubins '93, Yuri Yashiro '05 and Tunde Oyewole '96, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2 rue Paul Cézanne, Paris
Join the Brown Club of France and speaker John Tomasi, professor of political science, as he presents provocative and vigorously argued ideas from his new book Free Market Fairness, which offers a bold new way of thinking about politics, economics, and justice-- one that will challenge his audience on both the left and teh right. Cost: Free.

7/11/12
Summer Happy Hour at the Boat Basin
New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Boat Basin (Riverside Park)
Celebrate the summer, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at BCNY's annual Happy Hour at the Boat Basin with Princeton and Duke. Look for the Brown bear to point the way to our private area with (cash only) bar for event guests only. Cost: Free (pay as you go).

7/13/12Nightingale featuring music by Duncan Sheik
The Nightingale at La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, CA (Brown Club of Orange County)
La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:30 pm, Pre-Performance Reception
8:00 pm, Performance
The Nightingale features music by the Grammy and Tony Award-winning pop composer/musician Duncan Sheik '92. A young Chinese emperor is lured into the dangerous world outside the walls of the Forbidden City by the haunting melody of a wild nightingale. The Nightingale is a Page to Stage Workshop Production in which audiences have the rare opportunity to take part in the development of a new play or musical. After each performance, patrons are invited to stay behind to share their impressions with the creative team, becoming an active participant in the creative process. Cost:$38 pp.

7/14/12
Heath Ceramics Factory Tour - Sold Out!
SAUSALITO, CA (Brown University Alumni Association of Northern California)
2:30–3:30 pm, Heath Ceramics, 400 Gate Five Road
Enjoy a special tour at the Heath Ceramics Factory, a manufacturer of artisan pottery including tableware, bowls, tile, mugs, and vases. The company is particularly known for its distinctive glazes and handcrafted stoneware. Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today, producing original handcrafted tableware and architectural tile since 1948. On the private tour, Brown alumni and guests will learn about the entire pottery production process, from clay-making to firing. This intimate experience will provide opportunity for discussion and interaction with tile design and installation experts. Cost: $10 for current Brown students and 1 year out; $15 for members; $30 for non-members.

7/19/12
Romeo and Juliet By Shakespeare On The Sound
Rowayton, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue (Parking: Witch Field, 2 Witch Lane)
6:45 pm,Talk with Emily Bryan MA'99
7:30 pm, Show
Bring a picnic, refreshments (alcohol is allowed), blanket and low chairs to a reserved Brown Club area at a performance of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare on the Sound. The production will set Romeo and Juliet as a dinner party among eight friends who have an annual tradition of reading a Shakespeare play on a gorgeous summer's night. Over the course of reading the play, the story will take over and our guests both on-stage and off will find themselves completely consumed by the momentum and poetry of the events in Shakespeare's classic romance. Music and songs by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Just before the performance, Emily Bryan (MA '99), director of education, will speak to our group about the show and its actors. For Kids: Every night at 6:30 there is a children's show in the park. Apprentices have devised a short 20 minute play that introduces the characters and explores the themes of the play in a very approachable and inventive way. Enjoy games and activities at the education tent just behind the flagpole, including mazes, maps and mind-games for all ages! Cost: Free (donations are suggested: $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors). Ice cream and snacks, cold drinks and coffee can be purchased in the park. Portable restrooms will be available.

7/22/12
Private Tour of Newly Opened Point Bonita Lighthouse
Sausalito, CA (Brown University Alumni Association of Northern California)
10:00 am–12:00 pm, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin Headlands
The Point Bonita bridge replacement is now complete! The tunnel, bridge and lighthouse have just re-opened to the public, and alumni, families, and friends will get a private, docent-led tour.  Point Bonita is part of the largest urban national park in the United States—the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, Point Bonita is still an active lighthouse, and has the distinction as having been the last manned lighthouse on the California coast. Cost: $5 for current Brown students and 1 year out; $5 for members; $25 for non-members.

7/25/12
Coffee and scones Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City Networking Breakfast
New York, NY
8:00–9:00 am, The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street
This Networking Breakfast is a chance to meet with the Brown students and alumni who are participating in the CCG in NYC summer internship program and other Brown students and alumni doing common good work in New York. Coffee, juice, freshly baked muffins, bagels, scones, breads, fruit preserves, and a fruit platter will be served. Tea will be provided by Runa Tea, a company founded by Brown alumni Dan MacCombie and Tyler Gage in 2008, and one of the six organizations sponsoring a Brown student intern this summer as part of the CCG in NYC program. Attendance will be limited to the first 40 people to register.

7/27/12
The Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania Velodrome Event
Breinigsville, PA (Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
The Velodrome, 1151 Mosser Road
6:30 pm, Meet at The Velodrome
7:30 pm, Races begin
Spend a fun, informal evening with fellow Brown alumni watching Olympic-caliber cycling at the Lehigh Valley’s nationally renowned Velodrome. This is a family-friendly event! Meet at 6:30 pm at the front gate of The Velodrome. We will find food and beverages from the concession stand and eat and socialize prior to the races, the Kieran Cup, which start at 7:30 pm The catering service focuses on “organic, local seasonal food from regional providers.” Children under 12 are free! Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania will provide free tickets for adults and kids over 12 to the first twenty people who RSVP. Cost: $5 for those 12 and over.

7/28/12
Rhody Shore: GTL: Games, Tanning, Laughs
Wakefield, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
11:00 am, South Kingstown Town Beach, Matunuck Beach Road
Grills and picnic tables are available at the beach. There is a volleyball court and ample grass for Frisbee, soccer, waffle ball, bocce or whatever activity floats your boat. Bring lawn games too! Restrooms and public showers are available. Cost: $5 for hot dogs or regular/veggie burgers (please provide your choice of meat in your RSVP); $20/car for parking for non-South Kingstown residents (car pooling is encouraged); free parking nearby at Molly’s house on a first-come, first-served basis.

7/29/12
Send-Off Party for Brown Class of 2016
Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD (Brown Club of Greater Baltimore)
2:00–4:00 pm, Tydings & Rosenberg Patio, 100 East Pratt Street, 26th Fl.
The Brown Club of Greater Baltimore is hosting a Send-Off Party for Brown's Class of 2016! Come enjoy a spectacular view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from the patio of the Tydings & Rosenberg building while gathering with fellow Brown alums and future students. There will be light snacks and refreshments, and of course a cake for the Class of 2016. Cost: Free.

7/31/12
Home Buyer Seminar By Mike Tekulsky '83
San Francisco, CA (Brown University Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:00 pm–8:30 pm, University Club - The Library , 800 Powell Street (at California)
Mike Tekulsky ’83, Hill & Co. Broker Associate, will lead a seminar geared towards home buyers looking to get into the San Francisco Market. The workshop will help first-time buyers identify key issues and the right questions to ask when considering a purchase. Mike Tekulsky has been among the Hill & Co’s top producers at the company for the past 6 years. Together with his partner, Ron Wong, they have led the company in a number of transactions in San Francisco. Cost: $25 for members; $40 for non-members. Light fare and sodas will be served.

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June 2012

6/2/12
5K Classic Fun Run/Walk and Field Day
 New York City, NY
(Brown University Club in New York)
Governors Island
10:00 am–12:00 pm, 5K Run/Walk
12:00 pm onward, Field Day/Picnic
After-party at Water Taxi Beach and Bar
It’s the inaugural Brown Club in NY 5K Classic (Fun Run/Walk) on gorgeous Governor’s Island. A chance to run, walk, fly a kite or toss a Frisbee and enjoy quality time with friends and family.

6/5/12
Dinner at TRADE, Owner and Chef Jody Adams ’79
Boston, MA
(Brown Club of Boston)
8:00 pm, TRADE, 540 Atlantic Avenue
Top Chef Master, local food champion, and Brown anthropology concentrator Jody Adams ’79 has invited Brown alumni in Boston to her new restaurant TRADE for dinner. Enjoy sparkling conversation and delicious food with fellow Brunonians; the group may receive a visit from Jody herself!

6/5/12
Brown Club of Cape Cod Send-Off Party
Featuring Todd Andrews ’83, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Leora Cieplinski ’01, Assistant Director of the Alumni Interviewing Program and Brown Admission Officer
HYANNIS, MA
(Brown Club of Cape Cod)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Hyannis Golf Club, Route 132, 1840 Iyannough Road (508-362-6936)
Reception with hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks followed by presentations and panel discussion. Current Brown students from Cape Cod will offer their advice to the incoming freshmen and Leora will share 2016 admissions statistics and give a description of the overall admission process.

6/6/12
The Jabberwocks in Concert
London, England
(Brown Club of the United Kingdom)
Offices of Brown Rudnick, 8 Clifford Street, W1S 2LQ
7:30 pm, Drinks and light refreshments will be served
8:00 pm, Performance
The ever-popular Brown A Cappella group, The Jabberwocks, will be serenading the club.

6/7/12
The Jabberwocks in Concert
Paris, France
(Brown Club of France)
7:30 pm–9:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Founded in 1949 and rising to become a fixture of student life at Brown, the Jabberwocks have sung to a wide variety of audiences. The group’s past gigs include serenading Miss America ’98, singing the National Anthem for opening weekend games at Shea Stadium and Veterans Stadium, performing at Carnegie Hall, and appearing on the national TV airwaves of South Korea. Jean-Michel Steg and Diane Segalen will graciously host this event. Refreshments will be served.

6/7/12
Brown Creative Mind Initiative
Featuring Professor Richard Fishman
Chicago, IL
(Brown Club of Chicago)
University Center Conference Chicago, 525 South State Street
6:00 pm–6:45 pm, Reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
6:45 pm–8:15 pm, Introductory remarks followed by speaking program
8:15 pm–9:15 pm, Refreshments
Richard Fishman, professor of visual arts, will share how the Creative Mind Initiative seeks to answer questions such as "How can we enhance the creative fluency of students and faculty in the classroom, studio, and laboratory?" and "How can we be more creative in our teaching, more creative in our research, and more creative as a community as a whole?" The Creative Mind Initiative is a continuation of the conversations that began with the New Curriculum over 40 years ago. The goal is to develop innovative strategies for creative thinking and build upon Brown’s past successes in fostering the creative impulses of faculty and students. The Creative Mind Initiative will explore creative thinking and integrate it, both horizontally across disciplines, and vertically between students and faculty.

6/9/12
Persuasive Communication
Featuring Senior Lecturer Barbara Tannenbaum

Singapore
(Brown Club of Singapore)
12:00 pm–3:00 pm, Crystal Jade Golden Palace Restaurant #05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre along Orchard Road
Powerful and persuasive communication can increase personal and professional achievement in any field. Barbara Tannenbaum, senior lecturer in theatre, speech and dance, will deliver an abbreviated version of her popular Brown course Persuasive Communication over lunch. If you took this course at Brown, come for a refresher and to catch up with Barbara. If not, come and learn useful and practical skills you can apply immediately.

6/10/12
Monthly Book Club: Restless by William Boyd
Washington, D.C.
(Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
In this novel, Boyd tells the story of Eva, a young Russian woman, who is recruited after her brother's death to work for the British secret service. During this time she falls for her mentor and boss, Lucas Romer. But all is not as it seems as Romer is working as a double agent, which ultimately leads to the attempted murder of Eva, alongside the deaths of other agents. The tale is interlinked with the present-day story of Eva's daughter and how she comes to terms with the discovery of her mother's secret life.

6/12/12
Why Does Ancient History Matter Today? Lessons Learned from the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Featuring Professor Emeritus Kurt Raaflaub

Bangkok, Thailand
(Brown Alumni Club of Thailand)
6:00–8:00 pm, River @+3 Rooms, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Bangkok 28 Charoenkrung Soi 70
Bangkholame
Kurt Raaflaub, professor emeritus of classics, will discuss why hundreds of students every semester choose to take ancient history — and classics and history courses— when everybody is crying for more "useful" math and science courses. Among the questions he will ask: Useful for what? Is “useful” a good criterion? And in what ways can history be useful and, indeed, why does ancient history still matter today? Cost: Free.

6/14/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL
(Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, CERES Cafe, 141 West Jackson Boulevard (off the lobby 312-427-3443)
Come discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda, just great conversation with great people. One of the peripheral, but important, benefits of these luncheon get-togethers is the opportunity to network. For those who are looking for new job opportunities, networking may be an added benefit of joining us. Those of you who might serve as a resource for advice and counsel to Brown alums seeking new opportunities are encouraged to join us and share your wisdom. The Brown downtown lunch is held on the second Thursday of each month.

6/14/12
Field Trip to Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum and Garden
Warwick, RI
(Pembroke Club of Providence)
11:00 am–2:00 pm, Clouds Hill, 4157 Post Road (401-844-9490)
The day will begin with a docent-led tour of the main house, built in 1872 by William Smith Slater for his daughter, Elizabeth Slater, on her marriage to Alfred Augustus Reed, Jr. It has remained in the same family, with all of the original furnishings, to the present day. After the tour, enjoy high tea on the gracious porch. Other collections to view after tea include textiles, porcelain and carriages, as well as the lovely gardens. The first floor is wheelchair accessible, with a PowerPoint presentation available of the second floor.

6/15/12
9th Joint Heurigen Event
Vienna, Austria
(Brown Club of Austria with other American and British alumni clubs of Austria)
7:00 pm, Heurigen "ZEILER AM HAUERWEG," Rathstraße 31, 1190 Vienna
Summer is approaching, and you're invited to the ninth annual gathering on the beautiful terrace of the Heurigen (Viennese wine garden restaurant) Zeiler am Hauerweg, where you will have plenty of opportunities to meet old friends and get to know new people. All members, their families and friends are warmly invited.

6/17/12
Annual Ivy Sailing Day At Olympic Circle Sailing Annual Ivy Sailing Day At Olympic Circle Sailing
Berkeley, CA
(Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
11:30 am–3:00 pm, Olympic Circle Sailing Club, One Spinnaker Way
Join fellow Brown and Ivy alumni of all ages, and their families, for a "Day on the Bay" that will have something for everyone: a lecture, BBQ, sailing, kite flying, volleyball, and even a jumpy house for the kids (and inspired alumni). Kick back with an entertaining and educational lecture by OCSC founder and president Anthony Sandberg '71 on Secrets of the San Francisco Bay.

6/20/12
Newly Formed Book Club: Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III
Bethlehem, PA
(Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
6:30 pm, Tapas on Main, 500 Main Street
Do you like contemporary or classic books? Novels, nonfiction or memoirs? Do you like to discuss said books over wine, beer and nibbles? The recently formed BCEP Book Club will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at Tapas on Main in Bethlehem. They'll be tackling Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III.

6/21/12
Happy Hour
Chicago, IL
(Brown Club of Chicago)
5:30 pm–8:00 pm, Bin 36, 339 North Dearborn Street
Come enjoy Happy Hour! Feel free to bring co-workers or other guests - the more, the merrier! Space is reserved under Brown Club of Chicago or Pompeii.

6/21/12
June Happy Hour
Washington, D.C.
(Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue
It's starting to feel like summer! The next Brown Club of D.C. happy hour will be at the Beacon Bar & Grill on Thursday, June 21st at 6:00 pm; specials go until 7:00 pm. Also on tap for the night is checking out the Sky Bar on the roof for a great view of the city. See you there! Bring someone along who's new to the city or who hasn't been to one of these events!

6/21/12
Great Rooms/Great Drinks: 1 Hour/1 Drink/ 1 Discussion
New York City, NY
(Brown University Club in New York – Real Estate, Design and Construction Group)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Four Seasons Bar, Seagram's Building 99 E. 52nd Street (near Park Avenue)
Enjoy cocktails and conversation at the intimate Four Seasons bar while hearing two renowned avant garde thinkers in the realm of the built environment discuss "Adaptive Re-Use in NYC" (using today's building stock for tomorrow), and "Living below Wall Street" (how the financial district is changing): Edward Mitchell ’83 is a leader in the field of urban and ecologically-sound design. An adjunct Assistant Professor at Yale University's School of Architecture, he is a member of Vita Nuova, a consortium specializing in the rehabilitation of former industrial sites and new sustainable development. Kent Swig '83 is President of Swig Equities, LLC. Since 2001, Swig Equities has purchased or has been in the process of developing in excess of $3 billion of commercial and residential properties. He is also an owner and co-chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, a company that owns and operates several real estate service firms, including Brown Harris Stevens.

6/23/12
Lunch with Congressman David Cicilline ’83 (RI-D)
Chicago, IL
(Brown Club of Chicago)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, The Grillroom Chophouse, 33 W Monroe Street
Join Congressman David Cicilline ’83 for lunch and a discussion on upcoming Presidential and key Congressional elections. Congressman Cicilline has offered to share his perspective after having served for a year and a half in Washington D.C.

6/24/12
Brown Class of 1981 Clambake CANCELLED!
Stamford, CT
(Brown Class of 1981)
1:00 pm–5:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Marian Salzman is graciously opening her home to classmates to enjoy a delicious New England style CLAMBAKE along with an afternoon of LIVE MUSIC, LAWN SPORTS AND RIVER SWIMMING! Event will be held RAIN OR SHINE! Take a walk down memory lane; check out the 1981 Pig Book. Many thanks to our Host Committee: Marian Salzman, Clare Boerschlein Hare, Nancy Levin Kipnis, Maxanne Resnick, Basil Williams and Naeem Zafar. Cost: $50 pp (Cost pp includes a donated bar).

6/26/12
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Baseball
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:10 pm, Fenway Park (subway: Green - Fenway or Kenmore stops)Fenway Park at night
Join fellow Brown alumni to cheer on the Red Sox as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Brown Club of Boston has reserved an exclusive block of 110 tickets in the outfield grandstands! Each dues-paying club member can buy up to two tickets, so get yours soon! If you are not currently a member of the Brown Club of Boston, now is the time to join or renew your membership so that you can participate in this event. Click HERE to check on your Brown Club of Boston membership status.  Cost: $31.95/ticket + a 4% online payment transaction fee, maximum two tickets per person.

6/28/12
Thirsty Thursday
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston) Drinks
7:00 pm, Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Avenue (North End)
Join the club for the Thirsty Thursday summer kickoff at Sail Loft! The Brown Club has reserved tables from 7:00 pm - 9pm, so join in the fun and catch up with fellow Brown Alums for a low key drink on the water. Cost: Pay as you go.

6/28/12
Pawtucket Red Sox vs Charlotte Knights Baseball
Pawtucket, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue
5:45 pm, Pick up tickets and have a drink before the game, Galway Bay Irish Pub, 156 South Bend Street
7:05, Game time
Cost:$12/ticket (box seat tickets)

6/28/12
After Work Summer Cocktail PartyGeneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland (Brown Club of Switzerland and the Leading University and Business School Alumni Associations)
6:00 pm, La Potinire in the Jardin Anglais, Geneva
Come and join the Brown Club of Switzerland for the most anticipated alumni event of the year, the Leading University and Business Schools' After Work Summer Cocktail. This year again the club will offer a first-come-first-served Happy Hour, during which drinks are free. And for the football fanatics, there will be a big screen to follow the EURO2012 semi-finals starting at 20:45. Cost: Free (pay as you go for additional food & drinks).


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May 2012

5/3/12
Separate and Unequal: The Neighborhood Gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in Metropolitan America
Featuring Professor John Logan

San Francisco, CA
(Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
University Club, Third Floor – Cat Bar Room, 800 Powell Street (at California)
6:00 pm–6:30 pm, Reception with light fare
6:30 pm–7:00 pm, Speaking program followed by Q & A
John Logan, professor of sociology, is the project director for the US 2010 program of research which is looking at changes in American society in the recent past. For members of minority groups, the cost of residential segregation is that the neighborhoods where they live typically have fewer resources than neighborhoods where comparable non-Hispanic whites live. Logan’s contribution to US2010 and his talk to alumni will focus on these issues and evaluate whether there has been any turnaround in the situation since 2000.

5/4/12–5/5/12Women's Leadership Conference - May 4-5, 2012
Women's Leadership Conference: 120 Years of Women at Brown
Providence, RI (Women's Leadership Council (WLC), Division of Advancement and Office of Alumni Relations)
This multigenerational conference will engage the extraordinary and diverse community of Brown alumnae. Participants will share, learn about and celebrate the many and varied accomplishments—and history—of Brown women throughout the decades. The conference will also provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate President Ruth Simmons and the significant contributions she has made to the University during her 11 years as president. Cost: $75 for general alumnae registration; $50 for young alumnae (2002-2011).

5/5/12
Clippers vs. Grizzlies Playoff Game
Los Angeles, CA (Brown Club of Southern California)
11:00 am, Meet at Yard House, L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd (across the street from the Staples Center)
1:30 pm, Game time, Staples Center
Enjoy brunch until around 1:00 p.m., then head across the street to the Staples Center for Game 3 of Clippers-Grizzlies. Tickets will be distributed at Yard House; you must be at Yard House by 1:00 p.m. to pick up your ticket. Cost: $35/ticket for club members; $47/ticket for non-members.

5/5/12
Orange County Museum of Art with Brown Women
Newport Beach, CA (Brown Club of Orange County)
11:00 am-2:30 pm, Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive
Enjoy a docent-led tour of Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series. This is the first major museum exhibition to explore these celebrated works, created from 1967 to 1988. The exhibition captures Diebenkorn's practice of working simultaneously in diverse media including paintings, prints, drawings, and collages and provides you with an opportunity to explore the complexity of Diebenkorn's artistic and aesthetic concerns. Lunch will be in the Mariposa restaurant on the 3rd floor of Nieman Marcus in nearby Fashion Island. There will be a brief business meeting during lunch. Cost: Museum admission is $12 for Adults; $10 for Students w/ID and Seniors 65 and older. Please plan to pay your own admission and meet us a few minutes early for the 11:00 am docent tour. Mariposa's lunch menu features soups and other starters from $6-$15 and sandwiches and salads starting at $15.

5/5/12
Community Service: Habitat for Humanity
Wilkinsburg, PA (Brown Club of Pittsburgh)
1400 block of Marlboro Avenue
9:00 am, Orientation
12:00 pm, Lunch break (lunch provided by the club)
2:30 pm–3:00 pm, Wrap-up
Join Habitat for Humanity to help a local veteran refurbish his residence. Habitat is working with this individual through their program A Brush with Kindness. This gentleman owns his home, but due to some physical limitations, he has been unable to maintain some parts of it. You will be: repairing siding (including use of ladders and scaffolding), cobbling, and painting window frames. There will be a limited number of spots due to safety reasons, so please be considerate with how many people you would like to bring. Also for safety reasons, individuals participating with Habitat events must be at least 16 years of age. Cost: Free.

5/7/12
Urban Chinese IssuesUrban Chinese Issues
Featuring Professor John Logan
Portland, OR (Brown Club of Oregon)
5:00 pm–5:30 pm, Reception at PSU College of Urban Affairs, Room 311, 506 SW Mill Street
5:30 pm–5:45 pm, Walk to public lecture location with Professor Logan
6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Public lecture at PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236, 1825 SW Broadway
China’s rapid urbanization process, along with ongoing social and economic transitions, has presented great challenges for those leading urbanization in China. Chinese urban planners and public policy makers are faced with urban sprawl, resource shortages, environmental pollution, economic restructuring and social inequity. Learn more about this from John Logan, professor of sociology. Cost: Free.

5/8/12
Business Mixer + Speaker Series
Featuring Jeff Yasuda, D'94

San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Dartmouth Alumni for Association of Silicon Valley, Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media, and the Columbia Business School Alumni of the Bay Area)
University Club, 800 Powell Street
6:30 pm, Networking
7:00 pm, Presentation
7:30 pm, Q&A
7:45 pm, Business pitch & audience feedback
Before becoming a serial entrepreneur, Jeff was the managing director and CFO of Redwood Ventures, where he held board directorships and managed investments in their technology portfolio. Previously, Jeff worked in investment banking and strategic consulting at tier one New York firms where he was involved with numerous tech IPOs, mergers, and acquisitions. Jeff is also a co-founding director of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit established to teach music to children in public schools. Submissions for three business/idea pitches are welcome.

5/8/12
Annual Dinner: Old Science, New Science: Rubbing Shoulders with Religion and Literature
Featuring Herbert Fried, Professor of Physics
Providence, RI
(Pembroke Club of Providence)
The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street
5:00 pm–5:45 pm, Reception with cash bar
5:45 pm–8:00 pm, Dinner, brief business meeting, speaking program with Q & A

5/9/12
Monthly Book Club: Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
Washington, D.C.
(Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVPCaleb's Crossing: A Novel
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures. Cost: $6-$8 for dinner provided.

5/9/12
Straight From the Brown Campus
Featuring Todd Andrews ’83, Vice President, Alumni Relations
Yarmouth, MA
(Brown Club of Cape Cod)
5:30 pm, Old Yarmouth Inn, Route 6A
Todd will update alumni on what is happening at Brown, what other clubs are doing and how the Cape Cod Club can build on its strengths. Following his talk, there will be a Q&A. Dinner will be served. Cost: $38 pp (includes tax and tip); cash bar will be available.

5/10/12
Dinner at TRADE, Owner and Chef Jody Adams ’79
Boston, MA
(Brown Club of Boston)
8:00 pm, TRADE, 540 Atlantic Avenue
Top Chef Master, local food champion, and Brown anthropology concentrator Jody Adams ’79 has invited Brown alumni in Boston to her new restaurant TRADE, for dinner. Enjoy sparkling conversation and delicious food with fellow Brunonians; the group may receive a visit from Jody herself! Cost: $35 prix fixe meal (see menu).

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Wine Tasting
Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong and the Stanford Alumni Club of Hong Kong)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm, Location TBD
It is a common belief that Old World wines refer to wines from the Old World (specifically wine regions in countries like France, Italy and Spain) and that New World wines refer to wines from the USA, South America and Australia. These terms might have been accurate in the past; however, in today’s world of rapid globalization, one can no longer rely on this simplistic classification. You are invited to a blind tasting of Old World (style) vs. New World (style) wines where the focus will be on the wines' styles and the wine-making processes more than the wines’ place of origin.

5/11/12–5/13/12
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Baltimore, MD (Brown Class of 1963)
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street
Thanks to another outstanding mini-reunion planning committee—Marshall Bedine, Nick Spiezio, Jane Sisk and Joel Cohen—the class will be treated to a fabulous weekend at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD. Come meet old friends, socialize, view the sights of Baltimore and enjoy dinner at an Orioles game at Camden Yards. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
Schedule of Events:
Friday (evening): Reception/dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House on Water Street at the Inner Harbor (an easy walk from the hotel); alumni speakers and/or entertainment TBD.
Saturday (day): Individual sightseeing. There are many noteworthy locations, e.g., the outstanding National Aquarium; Fort McHenry; The Walters, an internationally renowned art museum; the Baltimore Museum of Art, featuring the world-famous Cone Collection; and the B & O Train Museum. (The committee is investigating discounted tickets for some locations).
Saturday (evening): Dinner at Camden Yards, one of the most well-loved baseball venues in the country, followed by a Baltimore Orioles game.
Sunday: Brunch at the Renaissance Hotel in the Waterfront Restaurant.

5/12/12
Ivy Polo Tournament Ivy Polo Tournament & Tailgate
Atherton, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
12:30 pm–3:00 pm, Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane
Bring your family and friends to watch an afternoon of fast and fun polo as Dartmouth faces off against Stanford in the 4th Annual Intercollegiate Polo Tournament. Tailgating is strongly encouraged, so bring a picnic and look for the various Ivy tents. In addition, back by overwhelming demand, noted equestrian and equine vet, Ashley McCaughan '04 of Valley Animal Hospital, will be on hand to provide an introductory "Polo 101" talk for those new to the sport. Step out onto the field at halftime for the traditional "divot stomp," and afterwards take the opportunity to meet the players and their horses.

5/12/12
Chilterns Pub WalkChilterns Pub Walk
Chiltern Hills, England (Brown University Club of United Kingdom)
10:00 am, Meet at the Southend village green, just off Drovers Lane, near Turville (about one hour's drive from west London) See map for details.
1:00 pm, Lunch at The Bull and Butcher, a village pub offering a good choice of dishes
May is the perfect month to enjoy the English countryside, and few places are as lovely and so close to London as the Chilterns. The walk that will take the group through the picturesque villages of Turville and Fingest, by the windmill of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and on to a village pub for lunch.
Walk information: 6 miles, about 3 1/2 hours, across fields and forests with some hills. Comfortable walking shoes and clothing for variable weather recommended.Ice Cream Social

5/12/12
Ice Cream Social with Graduating Seniors
Providence, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
4:30 pm–6:00 pm, Starr Park (behind the Watson Institute)
Come meet seniors staying in Rhode Island after graduation to give them the inside scoop! Plus, enjoy ice cream sundaes from Ben & Jerry’s!

5/13/12
Accepted Students and Summer Kick-Off Party
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm, Eastlake Bar & Grill, 2947 Eastlake Avenue East
Join the Brown Club of Seattle in welcoming the Class of 2016 and kicking off the summer! Enjoy appetizers and mingle with your fellow Club members, and (hopefully) catch some sun on the Eastlake Bar and Grill's expansive private deck. This event will be in place of the Brown Club's annual July picnic!

5/15/12
A Reception for Marshall Einhorn, Executive Director of Brown RISD Hillel
Newport Coast, CA (Brown Club of Orange County)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Hillel sponsors opportunities to explore Jewish identity through arts & culture, social justice, Israel and religious life. Scott Westerfield '79 & Ed Miskevich '79 are graciously hosting this event. Cost: Free (refreshments will be provided).

5/15/12
Brown-To-Brown Mentoring Meeting
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, University Club, The Library, 800 Powell Street
You are invited to the next meeting of Brown alumni who seek mentors or are interested in mentoring fellow alums. Cost: Free to all Brown alumni.

5/15/12
Visiting Professor Reading & Dinner
Featuring Associate Professor Ralph Rodriguez

Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong)
7:30 pm–9:30 pm, Peking Garden, basement floor, Alexandra House, 18-20 Chater Road, Central
You are invited to hear Ralph Rodriguez, associate professor of American civilization and ethnic studies, read from his book, Life in Fragments: Reflections on Culture, Society and the Self. Cost: $250 HKD for club members; $350 HKD for non-members.

5/15/12
Annual Brown Filmmakers Showcase Screening with Cocktail Reception
Annual Brown Filmmakers Showcase New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:30 pm–9:00 pm, NYIT Auditorium, 62nd Street and Broadway
Come celebrate the work of alumni filmmakers. Here is a rare opportunity to truly experience Brown cinema at its best. Without a doubt, Brown University has produced some of the most talented minds in film, television, and entertainment. Come to taste the food and wine, network with alumni working in the entertainment industry, and enjoy great cinema. An alumni discussion panel is in formation. Previous events have been attended by the likes of Doug Liman, acclaimed filmmaker (Bourne Identity); John Krasinski, film/television actor (The Office); Amir Bar Lev (The Tillman Story); Amy Gossels (casting director); and others in the industry. Many of the films selected have gone on to prominent film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca, while others have made their way to the small screen. This year, the event has moved to a larger venue to accommodate more attendees and a larger reception area for socializing and networking. Cost: $25/ticket.

5/15/12
Annual Luncheon Honoring Cleo P. Hazard '51
Warwick, RI (Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County)
Warwick Country Club, 394 Narragansett Bay Avenue
12:00 pm–12:45 pm, Reception
12:45 pm–2:00 pm, Luncheon
Menu includes minestrone soup, choice of entree (pasta primavera, vegetable quiche or southwestern chicken salad) and apple crisp with whipped cream, coffee/tea. Cost: $25 pp.

5/16/12
An Evening of Conversation with John M. Barry '68
An Evening with John Barry New Orleans, LA (Brown Club of New Orleans
The Healing Center, 2372 Street, Claude Avenue (on the 2nd level, just outside the Maple Street Bookstore)
6:30 pm–7:00 pm, Drinks and snacks
7:00 pm, Talk
Please come for a delightful evening of conversation with John Barry '68, prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of several books. He will speak about his most recent book, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul. Barry's book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (1998) won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the year's best book on American History, and his book The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History (2005) won the Best Book Award from the American Academies of Science. Barry is currently a distinguished scholar at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research, Tulane and Xavier Universities. Cost: Free.

5/17/12
Night at the Best of PlayGround Festival
San Francisco, CA
(Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:00 pm, Pre-show no-host dinner, Sunflower Restaurant (Vietnamese), 18th and Connecticut
8:00 pm, Show time, Thick House, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street)
Join Brown alumnus and PlayGround co-founder/artistic director Jim Kleinmann ’87 for this highly entertaining, fully-produced, evening-length program of seven short plays and musicals by some of the Bay Area’s best new writers. This was developed through the Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series at Berkeley Repertory. PlayGround is the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator (with its origins in Paula Vogel’s Once Upon A Weekend short play staged reading series at Brown in the late 80s). There have been more than 600 original short plays by 175 Bay Area early-career writers developed since 1994 and 41 full-length play commissions in the past nine years and, new this season, the inaugural PlayGround Film Festival.

5/17/12
Harvard-Brown Young Alumni Mixer Harvard-Brown Young Alumni Mixer
Seattle, WA
(Brown Club of Seattle and Harvard Alumni Club of Seattle)
8:00 pm–10:00 pm, Dilettante Mocha Café, 538 Broadway East
Graduated between '01 and '11? Want to meet up with fellow Brunonians and some Crimson too? Come for delicious drinks and treats at the Dilettante Mocha Café on Broadway in Seattle's Capitol Hill!

5/18/12
Increase Confidence and Career Success with Powerful Communication
Featuring Sarah Benenson Goldberg '88, executive coach for SBG Professional Coaching
Online Webinar
(Brown Alumni Association Career Tools and Programs)
12:00 pm–1:00 pm (ET)
Whether you are committed to being a successful manager, model employee, or esteemed leader, communication is the cornerstone to professional success. You will learn how to speak with clarity and confidence as well as recognize how to apply these communication tools to help you strengthen your interviewing skills. This webinar is presented by Sarah Benenson Goldberg '88, executive coach for SBG Coaching and participant in Brown's Executive/Career Coach Referral Program. Cost: Free.

5/18/12
Brown Alumni Association Commencement Kickoff
Providence, RI
(Brown Alumni Association)
3:00 pm–6:00 pm, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
Are you graduating on May 27? Stop by the Maddock Alumni Center for your Campus Dance tickets, cap and gown, Senior Week package, yearbook, and a chance to make your senior gift. Also pick up free Brown Alumni Association (BAA) information on becoming a Brown interviewer, the Brown alumni mobile app, and exploring the alumni community. Cost: Free.

5/19/12
Brunopalooza
Boston, MA
(Brown Club of Boston)
Copperfield’s Bar & Down Under Pub, 98 Brookline Avenue (by Fenway)
8:00 pm, Doors open; Joe’s Garage
9:30 pm, Dave Binder
Welcome some very talented performers, including Joe's Garage (Irish band featuring Brown alum Joel Rosen '75), and the veteran of College Hill's Spring Weekend, Dave Binder. Strap on your boots and get ready for some fast food! Doors open just before 8:00 pm, show goes until 11:oo pm and the bar is Brown's until it closes (~2:00 am)!

5/20/12
A Night at the Theatre: Follies by Stephen Sondheim
Los Angeles, CA
(Brown Club of Southern California)
4:30 pm, Meet at Pinot Grill, 135 N. Grand Avenue (directly in front of Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center)
6:30 pm, Curtain time at Ahmanson Theatre
Nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Follies is a moving, compelling, and entertaining story of two couples who reunite on the eve of the demolition of the theater where they had previously performed. As they view their formerly bustling entertainment venue for the final time, they take an insightful, thought-provoking look at an era gone by and reflect how their experiences during that era continue to affect them today. Follies is an amazing view into American culture during the vaudeville era and the time between the two world wars. Best of all, this special engagement comes straight from Broadway with very few changes from the Broadway cast.
Cost: $75/ticket for club members; $90/ticket for non-members (price includes a delicious pre-theatre catered reception). Theatre seats are in the orchestra section.


5/20/12
Negotiating During Hard Times: A Workshop/Seminar
Brown Alumni Career Navigator logo Palo Alto, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
8:30 am–3:30 pm, University Club, 3277 Miranda Avenue
Looking for a way to sharpen your negotiation skills? Sign up for Negotiating During Hard Times presented by Eric C. Gould, a negotiation expert with more than 20 years of experience. Based on his extensive research and modeling of great Silicon Valley negotiators, this 3-hour seminar will teach you how to enhance your power and improve your outcomes. This is not a sit-back-and-listen seminar. See topics to be discussed. Due to the popularity of this topic, two sessions are being scheduled. Please indicate your preferred session, “Morning” or “Afternoon”, when you RSVP. Lunch is provided to attendees of both sessions. Cost: $75 for club member; $95 for non-member (includes workshop, lunch, and beverages).

5/20/12
Annual Family Lobster Bake
Darien, CT
(Brown Club of Fairfield County)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm, The Tokeneke Club, 4 Butlers Island Road
One of the most popular events returns, featuring an evening of dining al fresco by the beach at The Tokeneke Club in Darien. There will be an open bar and an all-inclusive menu of hors d'oeuvres, clam chowder, lobster, steak, chicken, side salads, corn on the cob, potato salad, bread, cookies, brownies, fruit salad and ice cream. The children's menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pasta, french fries, side salads and dessert. Guests will have full access to the Club’s amenities, including use of the beach on Long Island Sound and a pool with lifeguard on duty. (Children under 10 must be accompanied in pool by adult; all children need to swim 2 laps of pool unassisted if unaccompanied by an adult). Cost: $65/Adult; $30/Teenager (13-20 years old); $20/Child (12 and under). Children preferring the adult menu should register as teenagers at $30.

5/20/12
Monthly Book Club: A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
Wild_Sheep_Chase Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
4:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
A hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation. A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes the hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself.

Brown Reunion logo5/25/12–5/27/12
Brown Reunion Weekend
Providence, RI (Alumni Relations)
Rejoin your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 2 or 7, be sure to contact classmates and finalize your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and Alumni Reunion forums. Cost: Varies.

5/26/12
Brown Clubs' Toast to New Graduatestoast
Providence, RI (Alumni Relations)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm, Quiet Green (intersection of College and Prospect streets)
Seniors: After Baccalaureate, walk up the hill to the Quiet Green for a champagne toast with alumni club representatives from your destination city. Clubs from New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and other cities in the U.S. and around the world will be offering a year of free membership to seniors who join during this event. Cost: Free.

5/30/12
2012 Annual Dinner: Boldly Brown, Looking Forward: Challenges & Opportunities
Featuring Provost Mark Schlissel

 Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
Warren Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street (Parking on Richmond and surrounding streets or in the parking garage on 280 Richmond Street; enter from Eddy Street; bring ticket to front desk for validation)
5:30 pm–6:15 pm, Walking tour (optional) of the new and impressive Warren Alpert Medical School building. Tours will start from the lobby area and will be led by current Brown medical students
6:00 pm–6:45pm, Reception with wine & hors d'oeuvres
6:45 pm–8:45 pm, Dinner and brief business meeting followed by speaking program with Provost Mark Schlissel

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April 2012

4/1/12
Will Barnet at 100: Eight Decades of Painting and Printmaking
Boca Raton, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County)
1:30 pm, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real (Mizner Park)
Enjoy a docent-led tour to mark the 100th birthday of pioneering painter, printmaker, and educator Will Barnet (born May 25, 1911). This exhibition of nearly fifty works explores the momentous evolution of Barnet's art from realism to abstraction during one of the most distinguished careers in American art. Barnet's paintings, drawings, and prints are in major museums around the world—and at the age of 100, he is still creating the works of a true American master. Cost: Free for members and guests.

4/1/12Chozenkai Zen Meditation
Chozenkai Zen Meditation at Engakuji Kojirin
KAMAKURA, JAPAN (Brown University Club of Japan and Harvard Alumni Club of Japan)
12:30 pm, meet at Kita-Kamakura station and walk to temple.
The Chozenkai series organized by the Harvard and Brown Clubs is a great opportunity to participate in the Zen meditation experience at one of Japan's most storied Zen temples. The afternoon begins with an explanation of sitting technique, followed by three meditation sessions of approximately ten minutes each. The meditation will be followed by a Q&A conducted in English and Japanese. Participants are welcomed to tour Engakuji before and after the session. Cost: 1500 Yen.

4/1/12
Class of 1987 Pre-Reunion Party
ARLINGTON, MA (Brown Class of 1987)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, location and directions provided upon RSVP.
Did you know there are over 200 members of the Class of '87 in the Metro Boston area alone? Whether or not you're planning to attend our 25th Reunion, come visit with old friends and make some new ones! Dessert and a champagne toast are planned. Ilene Goldman '87, her husband, Philippe Geyskens, and their daughter, Charlotte, will graciously host this event. Please mention in your reply if you are willing to bring something or to help offset the cost of our gathering. Spread the word to those who may be friends from Brown in classes before or after '87. Cost: Free.

4/1/12
Building Brown Building Brown: Brown's Master Campus Plan
Featuring Michael McCormick, Assistant Vice President for Planning, Design and Construction

Philadelphia, PA (Brown Club of Philadelphia)
Cosmopolitan Club, 1616 Latimer Street
3:30 pm, Presentation
5:30 pm, Optional Dinner, Melograno, 2012 Sansom Street
Licensed architect Michael McCormick has been at Brown since 2000, planning and executing the $900 million capital plan undertaken by the University as part of the Plan for Academic Enrichment. An active advocate for working with the community on campus planning, Michael will share Brown's vision and plans for new and improved campus buildings and walkways, as well as expansion into the city of Providence. After the presentation, you are welcome to join Michael and the club for dinner ("Dutch treat" style) at Melograno. Cost: Presentation free; dinner pay as you go.

4/3/12
Coffee, Cookies and Conversation with Faith LaSalle '75 Coffee, Cookies and Conversation with Faith LaSalle '75
Providence, RI (Pembroke Club of Rhode Island)
7:00 pm, Chancellor's Dining Room, Sharpe Refectory
Faith LaSalle '75 runs her own law firm in Providence. Join us to hear why it is not really your TV courtroom! Cost: Free for club members; $5 for guests.

4/4/12
LIVE! at the Tenement Museum
New York, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:00 pm–9:00 pm, The Tenement Museum, 91 Orchard Street (intersection of Orchard/Broome St.)
Don't miss this special chance to “meet” residents of 97 Orchard Street and explore multiple floors and apartments in the Tenement Museum. Enjoy a private tour and meet actors playing characters from actual families who lived in the area from the turn of the century to the Depression. We'll talk to individuals who once lived at 97 Orchard Street and learn how they made their homes in the tenement, how culture and community affected their lives, and how they created a comfortable space for themselves out of difficult conditions. The tour begins and ends at the Tenement Museum's new Sadie Samuelson Levy Immigrant Heritage Center, where we will enjoy a wine and cheese reception as our tours depart in groups of 10-15 people. Participants are welcome to socialize and snack in the visitor center before and/or after their tours. Anyone interested in browsing the museum's eclectic gift and book shop should plan to arrive earlier, since it closes at 6:00 pm. Note: tour participants will enter at 103 Orchard Street, just to the left of the museum's main entrance. Look for the "Group Entrance" sign there. Cost: $27 for club members; $30 for non-members.

4/5/12
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Hero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
Victory Gardens Theater (formerly the Biograph Theater), 2433 North Lincoln Avenue
6:15 pm–7:15 pm Cocktail reception in the Rehearsal Room
7:30 pm–9:35 pm We Are Proud to Present
9:40 pm–10:00 pm Talk back session
Enjoy an evening at the theater! BCC has purchased discounted group tickets and will host a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres prior to the show. Stick around for a talk back session with the playwright, director and cast members after the show concludes. Direct from IGNITION, the festival that brought you Pulitzer finalist The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, comes this brave new work that sent chills and laughter through the summer festival audiences.
Cost: $25 for club members; $30 non-members/guests.

4/5/12
French Wine Class Affordable French Wine Class
Cambridge, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Get your passport! Join Molly West '09 as she welcomes Jo-Ann Ross, New England's first licensed French Wine Scholar instructor, for a class on the myths and misconceptions surrounding French wine. Think French wine is expensive, austere, and esoteric? Think again! Ms. Ross will debunk these myths while you sip stunning, wallet-friendly French wines. Come discover the bargains that abound in reds, rosés, and whites. Class includes tasting six wines, as well as champagne to start. Jo-Ann will also provide some light appetizers. The class is limited to 25 guests. *If you are not a member, please either select the non-member price, or sign up for a membership here. Cost: $40 for club members; $45 for non-members.

4/7/12
Hanami Party
Hanami Party Tokyo, Japan (Brown University Club of Japan)
11:00 am–3:00 pm, Komaba Koen, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
You’re invited to attend our 5th annual Hanami Party. It's a great time to get out into the fresh air, reconnect with friends, share stories, and enjoy each other's company. 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. Here, you can expect a smaller, less raucous crowd than at the more famous hanami spots around town. 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). A plastic sheet to sit on would also be helpful.

4/9/12
Equity, Access, and Accountability: The Changing Landscape of Education Reform
Featuring Maureen Sigler, Director of History and Social Studies Education

Providence, RI (Pembroke Club of Providence)
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
5:00 pm–5:45 pm: Wine and cheese reception
5:45 pm–7:00 pm: Welcoming remarks followed by speaking program and Q & A
Maureen's work at Brown has focused on preparing secondary History / Social Studies teachers for urban classrooms. Maureen currently works with schools to evaluate the way in which they are implementing best teaching practices for diverse students, focusing particularly on the inclusion of students with disabilities into the general education classroom. She is also directing the Coalition for Equity in Education at Brown and working as one of Brown's Engaged Scholars, an initiative that promotes service learning and the creation of community and university-based partnerships. Cost: $7 for club members; $10 for alumni, parents and guests.

4/10/12
Carberry Dinner: Alumni Who Graduated Before 1965
Chestnut Hill, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
6:00 pm, Legal Seafood, 43 Boylston Street
Join Richard Silverman '45 to meet other alumni at Legal Sea Foods Restaurant in Chestnut Hill. Cost: Pay as you go. Not sure what a Carberry Dinner is? Visit here.

4/11/12
3rd Annual Unity Funk Night 3rd Annual Unity Funk Night
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
7:00 pm, Local 16, 1602 U Street NW, Washington (Metro: U Street Green/Yellow Line)
The Funk is back! Join fellow alumni in the private lounge at Local 16 and relive one of the University’s most beloved parties in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, grooving to the best music from the past decades. The first $1,000 (happy hour specials only) at the bar is on the Club and free food, appetizers, and hors d’oeuvres will be passed. Local 16 has graciously extended happy hour specials until 9 pm. So come early, come one, and come all... it will be a party to remember! Cost: $25 for Club members; $30 for non-Club members.

4/12/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, The Gage Restaurant and Tavern, 24 So. Michigan Avenue (312-372-4243)
On the second Thursday of each month, join the lunch to discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda, just great conversation with great people. Networking. One of the peripheral but important benefits of these luncheon get-togethers is the opportunity to network. For those who are looking for new job opportunities, this may be an added benefit to joining us. Those who could serve as a resource for advice and counsel to Brown alums seeking new opportunities are encouraged to join us and share your wisdom. Cost: Pay as you go.

4/12/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, The Gage Restaurant and Tavern, 24 So. Michigan Avenue (312-372-4243)
On the second Thursday of each month, join the lunch to discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda, just great conversation with great people. Networking. One of the peripheral but important benefits of these luncheon get-togethers is the opportunity to network. This event may be beneficial to those who are looking for new job opportunities. Those who could serve as a resource for advice and counsel to Brown alums seeking new opportunities are encouraged to come and share your wisdom. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute. The reservation is under the name Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go.

4/13/12Round-the-World Happy Hour
Round-the-World Happy Hour on Josiah Carberry Day
Brown Class of 1996

11 Cities Around the World
Join the fun at one of the Round-the-World Happy Hours coming to a city near you. In grand tradition, I may or may not be giving a lecture (tentatively titled “Psychoceramics & Politics”) and that's reason enough to raise a glass in tribute to dear old Brown on Josiah Carberry Day (Friday the 13th). Since it's not puffin hunting season, there's a good chance my daughter Lois will also be in attendance. And I do hope Truman, my loyal assistant, recovers from the aardvark bite he recently received in time to greet you at one or more of your gatherings. Poor fellow. Now without further ado, here are the cities that are on board for Friday, April 13:
Brussels, Belgium; San Francisco, California
Hong Kong, China; Washington, D.C.
Miami, FL; Paris, France
Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC
New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA
Charlotte, VT
Cost: Pay as you go. If you are able to attend one of the happy hours, please click here to see the complete list of locations and corresponding contact person. Please RSVP directly to the contact person of the location nearest to you! Event information (and pictures throughout the night of the 13th!) will be posted on the Class of 1996 Facebook page as well... so if you haven't yet joined the group, please do so!

4/14/12
Accepted Students Reception and A Cappella Concert
Featuring the Brown Chattertocks

Stamford, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road
1:30 pm, Refreshments
2:00 pm, Concert
You are welcome at a reception for students accepted to the Brown Class of 2016 with entertainment by Brown's award-winning female a cappella group The Chattertocks. For 60 years, The Chattertocks have maintained a national reputation among female a cappella groups. Their repertoire boasts complex, original arrangements ranging from Top 40 hits to jazz standards, bluegrass tunes to Beatles spoofs, R&B to indie rock. A song from their latest CD was recently selected for Varsity Vocals' Best of College A Cappella 2011 CD and Voices Only: The Best in A Cappella. CDs will be available for sale after the performance. Cost: Free.

4/15/12
The Class of 2016 Acceptance Party
Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Brown Club and Brown Alumni Schools Committee)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm, BRIO Tuscan Grille (Cherry Creek North location), private dining room, 2500 East 1st Avenue, Suite B115
Please welcome future Brunonians and mingle with fellow alumni at the Brown Acceptance Party for the Class of 2016! Enjoy delicious complimentary appetizers and soft drinks. Take this opportunity to re-live your early Brown memories with the newly admitted students who actually do want to hear all of your advice! Cost: Free.

4/15/12
Monthly Book Club: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
4:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. The book tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It's a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we're made of. Cost: $6–$8 for dinner provided.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter4/15/12
Monthly Book Club: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
4:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is the debut 1940 novel by American author Carson McCullers. The novel is about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia. It was the first in a string of works by McCullers to give voice to the rejected, forgotten, mistreated, and oppressed. Cost: Free.

4/16/12
Countercyclical Investing in Asia: Why Credit Markets Are Compelling Right Now
Featuring Robert Petty, managing partner and co-founder of Clearwater Capital

Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong)
7:30 pm–9:30 pm, The American Club, Town Club: Floors 48-49, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
Robert Petty is a co-founder and managing partner of Clearwater Capital Partners and is a member of the firm’s investment and management Committees. Since founding the firm in 2001, Mr. Petty and his partner Amit Gupta have utilized their backgrounds in credit-oriented investment strategies and invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies, building an Asia-focused business that today is one of the largest credit-investing firms in the region.
Cost: $250 HKD for club members; $350 HKD for non-members (price includes a Chinese set menu for dinner).

4/17/12
A Special Evening with Visiting Faculty
Tokyo, Japan (Brown University Club of Japan)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
You are invited to a special evening with visiting faculty and administration Lawrence Larson, dean of the school of engineering; Matthew Guttmann P'14, vice president for international affairs; and Geoffrey Kirkman '91, regional director for international advancement. Welcome them to Japan and get an update on Brown's international affairs as well as on some of the exciting plans at Brown's School of Engineering. Meg McCreery '87 will be graciously hosting this event. Dinner will be served. Cost: Free (donations welcome to contribute towards the dinner).

4/17/12
Brown University Meet-Up
New York, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
7:00 pm, North Star Fund, 520 8th Avenue
Featured speakers: Brandon Diamond '08, "Your Startup Sucks: Lessons Learned the Hard Way," board member of the New York Tech meetup, founder of NYHacker and one of the original founders of this very meetup; Maggie Cheney '06, "Food Justice: Urban Agriculture, Youth and Community," farmer, educator, social justice advocate, co-director of EcoStation:NY, and teacher for Just Food's Farm School NYC; and Michael Morgenstern '08, "42 Ways to Change the World with Film," independent film director with a short film on the festival circuit, film teacher and web programmer. Come listen and figure out who's who from Brown in New York. Snacks, refreshments, and name-tags will be provided.

4/17/12
Children at Play: An American History
Featuring Professor Howard Chudacoff

Cincinnati, OH (Brown Club of Cincinnati)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Cincinnati Main Library, Huenefeld Tower Room (3rd floor), 800 Vine Street
Howard Chudacoff, professor of history, will share the fascinating history of playgrounds, the advent of commercial toys and toy advertising, and the evolution of cultural intolerance for the risks and freedoms of children at play. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. Cost: Free and open to the public.

4/18/12
DC United vs. Montreal Impact DC United vs. Montreal Impact Soccer
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE (take the Blue Line or Orange Line to Stadium-Armory, or take the 96,97, B2, or D6 bus)
6:00 pm, BYOB tailgate; Lot 8
7:30 pm, Match time
Soccer, Brown friends and beer? Oh my! DC United takes on Montreal Impact– be there for the action and bring your friends from Brown and around town. Cost: $25/ticket (includes ticket for game, tailgate tent and beer).

4/18/12
What Has Happened to Children's Play? An American History
Featuring Professor Howard Chudacoff

Reynoldsburg, OH (Brown Club of Columbus and Central Ohio)
7:00 pm, Reynoldsburg Public Library Meeting Room, 1402 Brice Road
Focusing on the tensions between what adults wanted children to do and what children wanted to do for themselves, Howard Chudacoff, professor of history, traces the history of how children have played and raises questions about how much freedom children have had, and should have, in their play. In this special program with Professor Chudacoff, he will talk about his research and give historical depth to debates that continue to rage over what constitutes appropriate child's play. The event is open to all Ivy alumni as well as to students admitted to Brown and their parents. The lecture will be followed by a reception for Brown alumni and admitted students/parents. Cost: Free.

4/18/12
Scope, Regulation, and Implications of US Wildlife Scope, Regulation and Implications of U.S. Wildlife Importation
Featuring Assistant Professor Katherine Smith

Providence, RI (Pembroke Club of Providence)
5:30 pm–8:00 pm, Chancellor's Dining Room, Sharpe Refectory
Katherine Smith, assistant professor of research ecology and evolutionary biology, will discuss her most recent article, "Snakes on a Plane." A light buffet supper will be served. Cost: $7 for club members; $10 for guests.

4/18/12
Young Alumni Night Out at Dave & Buster's
Providence, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
8:30 pm–10:30 pm, Dave & Buster's, 40 Providence Place (Providence Place Mall)
Who's up for a skeeball showdown? Enjoy food, drinks and half-price games. Cost: Pay as you go.

4/19/12 CANCELLED
What's YOUR Deal? The Kickstart Your Startup Game
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
6:00 pm–9:00 pm, Victory Garden Theater (formerly Biograph Theater), 2433 North Lincoln Avenue
So, you wanna start a business? Already growing a business that needs a boost? Think you got what it takes? Bring your ideas, inspiration and utter insanity to What's YOUR Deal? The Kickstart Your Startup Game! Pitch your ideas to the roaring crowd and get good, honest, friendly, sarcastic, expert and frank feedback from the panel – including Troy Henikoff of Excelerate Labs, Donna Williamson of Ceres Venture Partners, and Karin O'Connor of Perimeter Advisors. Your co-hosts will be Carolyn Ou of Sandbox Consulting and Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms. And there just might be some funding in the process! If you are interested in presenting your idea, please click on the registration and payment link. Jill or Carolyn will be contacting you directly to confirm your presentation and to offer moral support! Cost: $20.00 for presenters; $20.00 for club members; $25.00 for non-members/guests.

4/19/12
Pain Passion and Possibility Pain, Passion and Possibility: Learning from Difficult Subjects
Featuring Professor Tricia Rose

New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
Family Opera Initiative/Ardea Arts Studio, 463 Broome Street (between Greene and Mercer), ground floor
8:00 pm, Wine and cheese reception
8:30 pm, Discussion
How can you approach difficult topics like gender, racial and sexual inequality, discrimination and oppression in ways that empower and connect students, co-workers, community members and yourself? Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies, will show you the way, paying particular attention to race and gender by drawing on her own scholarship, life, and nearly 20 years of university teaching. The event will take place at Ardea Arts Studio, a mixed media, lounge-style space dedicated to speaking to a diverse global community and championing the human spirit by creating work that brings new audiences and new generations to opera. Cost: $5/ticket.

4/19/12
What Has Happened to Children's Play? What Has Happened to Children's Play? An American History
Featuring Professor Howard Chudacoff

Cleveland, OH (Brown University Association of Northeastern Ohio)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Grasselli Library Macking Room, John Carroll University History Department, 20700 North Park Boulevard, University Heights (Upon entering main gate near Warrensville Center, turn left and follow the drive to the first stop sign; the library's gravel parking lot is to the right.)
Focusing on the tensions between what adults wanted children to do and what children wanted to do for themselves, Howard Chudacoff, professor of history, traces the history of how children have played and raises questions about how much freedom children have had, and should have, in their play. In this special program with Professor Chudacoff, he will talk about his research and give historical depth to debates that continue to rage over what constitutes appropriate child's play. Cost: Free and open to the public.

4/20/12
Inspired Leadership: Taking Your Career, Team, and Business to the Next LevelInspired Leadership: Taking Your Career, Team, and Business to the Next Level
Featuring Peter Bopp '78, partner, Leadership Strategy Group Inc.
Online Webinar (Brown Alumni Association Career Tools and Programs)
12:00 pm–1:00 pm (ET)
Successful career growth depends on delivering visionary and inspiring leadership at every level. Learn the importance of creating a vision, motivating others, building value, and cultivating influence to turbo-charge your leadership. This webinar is presented by Peter Bopp '78, partner, Leadership Strategy Group Inc. and participant in Brown's Executive/Career Coach Referral Program. Cost: Free.

4/22/12
Wine Tasting Party
Parkton, MD (Brown Club of Greater Baltimore)
3:00 pm–6:00 pm, Woodhall Wine Cellars, 17912 York Road
Join alumni and friends at Woodhall Wine Cellars and make your way through the vineyard's rich wine varieties. During the party, you will take a winery tour followed by a wine tasting event that includes a bounty of appetizers. Cost: $25 pp (includes three basic hors d'oeuvres, tasting of assorted Woodhall wines, tour of the winery, opportunity to purchase bottles of wine, opportunity to purchase discounted cases of wine, tax, and gratuity).

4/24/12
Scotch Tasting Master Class I
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Dartmouth Alumni Club)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, University Club, 800 Powell Street
Join fellow Brown and Dartmouth alumni for a unique master class event, the perfect way to deepen your enjoyment of Glenfiddich, the world's most awarded single malt scotch whiskies. The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, in the valley of the River Fiddich. William Grant & Sons remains an independent, family-owned Scottish company. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, as well as a chance to ask Distillery Ambassador Mitch Bechard in-depth questions. Cost: $25 for club members (20 slots); $45 for non-members (15 slots); $20 for alumni '10–'11 (20 slots); late registration 4/19–4/23.

4/26/12
All-Ivy Drinks
Paris, France (Brown Club of France and other Ivy Alumni clubs)
8:00 pm–10:00 pm, Carr's Irish Pub, 1 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 (Closest metro is Tuileries)
The Brown Club of France invites all members, and especially recent grads, to join other Ivy clubs for drinks. For those of you who missed the drinks organized in early January, this is your chance to get to know other Ivy alumni in Paris. For those who came last time, reconnect with friends! Cost: Pay as you go.

4/26/12
Spring Scramble Spring Scramble
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:30 pm, M.J. O'Connor's at Park Plaza, 27 Columbus Avenue
Want a great way to meet alumni in the Boston area? Why not rekindle the romance of the 13th floor SciLi stacks? The Brown Club of Boston presents: Spring Scramble, an alumni speed dating event for single 20-somethings. Enjoy 15 mini-dates with the happiest alumni in the country. The fun continues with an informal mix and mingle after the dates. Free appetizers will be provided. Cost: $15 pp.

4/28/12
A Tour of the Vatican Observatory and the Town of Castel Gandolfo A Tour of the Vatican Observatory, the Papal Palace, the Town of Castel Gandolfo and a Talk about the History of Specola
Featuring Brother Guy Consolmagno
Followed by lunch and a speaking program, "Entrepreneurial Religion in the Early Roman Empire"
Featuring Heidi Wendt '04

Castel Gandolfo, Italy (Brown Club of Italy)
11:15 am, Meet at the Castel Gandolfo train station and walk to papal palace
11:30 am, Palace and observatory tour with Brother Guy Consolmagno
1:00pm, Lunch followed by speaking program with Heidi Wendt '04
Heidi will be coming from Rome on the 10:00 am train and will be wearing a Brown cap. You can walk to the Papal Palace together to start the tour. Lunch will take place at Sor Capanna, Corso della Repubblica, 12 in Castel Gandolfo. Brother Guy Consolmagno is the astronomer to the Vatican Observatory and curator of the Vatican meteorite collection.
Heidi Wendt '04 is a current graduate student and the recipient of the 2011–2012 Rome Prize and fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Cost: 30 Euros pp, to be collected at the restaurant (includes three-course lunch with wine and lecture; exact amount is greatly appreciated).

4/28/12
Solving the College Admissions Puzzle Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: Making Wise Choices - From Prep to Applications to Enrollment
New York, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
10:00 am–12:30 pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 103rd Street)
With college costs spiraling upwards and competition for top schools accelerating, students and their families have to be armed with real knowledge and understanding in order to successfully plan college prep, applications, and choices. The Brown Club in New York is proud to present a panel of experts, each with a unique perspective on the process, to address the big issues and small details that will help your family make wise college decisions, whether your student is just embarking on college prep, or is already awaiting college acceptance letters. There will also be time for attendees' questions. The event is open to alumni, family, and friends. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and attend as a family. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $40/ticket for club members; $45/ticket for non-members. Each ticket admits up to two family members.

4/29/12
Turning Thoughts to Action: Restoring Movement to the Paralyzed
Featuring Professor John Donoghue PhD '79

Cos Cob, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm, Bush-Holley House, 39 Strickland Road
This is a very special program with John Donoghue PhD '79, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. Professor Donoghue will discuss his laboratory work investigating how the brain turns thought into voluntary behaviors and how that knowledge can be used to create technologies that help persons with paralysis regain independence and control. These technological advances and greater understanding of movement control are being translated into clinical application to create a neural interface system called BrainGate, designed to allow humans with paralysis to use neural signals to directly control external assistive devices and, potentially, their own limbs. Cost: $5 for club members; $10 for non-members (includes refreshments).

4/30/12
Brown Class of 1987 Cocktails and Fun
Boston, MA
(Brown Class of 1987)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm, Avila, One Charles Street South (Back Bay)
Don’t miss the chance to connect with classmates at the Class of 1987 Mini Reunion! Cash bar will be available and appetizers provided. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

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March 2012

3/3/12
Brown University Concert: A Tribute to President Ruth J. Simmons
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts
Join the Brown Club of Rhode Island for this special tribute to President Ruth J. Simmons and enjoy a wonderful performance by the Brown University Orchestra. The program’s highlight is the performance of Beethoven’s 9th. Cost: $25 for alumni/guests/parents; $15 for seniors (65 and older).

3/4/12
A Night at the Theatre with Talkback: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
New York City, NY (Brown Clubs of Fairfield County, New York City, and Westchester County)
Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, 305 West 43rd Street (at Eighth Avenue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Performance followed by a conversation about the creative process with Second Stage’s Director of Play Development
This acclaimed play is returning to New York City for the first time since its world premiere 15 years ago. For two decades, Paula Vogel led the graduate playwriting program and new play festival at Brown. She helped develop a nationally recognized center for educational theatre, culminating in the creation of the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium. Cost: $45/ticket; $32/ticket for 30 years old and under (subject to availability; ID required at event).

3/5/12
Dinner in Berlin
Berlin, Germany (Brown Club of Germany - Berlin Branch)
7:30 pm, Das Teehaus im Englischen Garten, Altonaer Straße 2/2a, 10557 Berlin (030 39480400)
Connect with other alumni in Berlin for dinner. Cost: Pay as you go.

3/6/12
Brown-To-Brown Mentoring Meeting: The Call To Meaningful Work
Featuring Mary Ann Ireland ’85, MA, MSC, Leadership Coach and Consultant

San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, University Club, The Library, 800 Powell Street (at California)
Join us at our next meeting for Brown alumni who seek mentors / are interested in mentoring fellow alums. What brings you alive and gives meaning to your work? Fredrick Buechner, American writer and theologian, wrote that to find one’s vocation is to find the place “where our heart’s deep gladness meets the world’s great hunger.” Attend this session with Mary Ann Ireland ’85 and explore how to connect to what you care about and bring it forth in your work. Cost: Free.

3/7/12
Norton Museum Tour
West Palm Beach, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County)
1:30 pm, Norton Museum of Art, 1451 South Olive Avenue (meet inside the museum entry)
This year our tour will include two innovative docent-led tours. Cocktail Culture is one of the first multi-disciplinary exhibitions to explore the social rituals of the cocktail hour through the lens of fashion and design. Featuring more than 150 objects, including attire, accessories, ads, decorative arts, illustrations, photography and more from the 1920s to the present, the exhibition will leave you positively stirred, not shaken! Corning Museum of Glass's Hot Glass Road Show is the world's premiere mobile glassblowing unit, a mobile "hotshop" housed in a 28-foot trailer. Corning glassblowers demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques using unique glassmaking equipment to recreate a state-of-the-art studio. This innovative and exciting program includes live demonstrations, hands-on-workshops, and glassblowing performances. Cost: Free for members; $15.00 for non-members.

3/7/12
Board Meeting and Happy Hour
Portland, OR (Brown Club of Oregon)
Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand Avenue
5:30 pm, Board Meeting (all welcome)
6:30 pm, Happy Hour
If you have never attended a Brown Club board meeting, please join us! Your contribution of two or more hours PER YEAR would greatly enhance our organization's ability to host events for everyone to enjoy. Your help is needed to make our local alumni chapter successful! Cost: Pay as you go for Happy Hour.

3/7/12
Happy Hour
Philadelphia, PA (Brown Club of Philadelphia)
5:30 pm, Public House, 18th Street and Arch Street
Area alumni are invited to this happy hour. This is a great opportunity to meet other local alumni. There will be free drinks and snacks. Cost: Free.

3/7/12
Town Hall Lecture: Humans vs. Computers
Featuring Brian Christian '06
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
6:00 pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue (206- 652-4255)
Cost: $5 pp (general seating).

3/8/12
Cuba: The Natural Beauty
An Exhibition of Photographs by Renowned Master Clyde Butcher

Miami, FL (Brown Club of Miami)
Center for Visual Communication, 541 NW 27th Street (305-571-1415)
7:00 pm, Lecture and slide presentation
8:00 pm–9:30 pm, Opening reception and book signing
Cuba: The Natural Beauty is an exhibition of large format photographs by Clyde Butcher, dean of Florida photographers. Butcher's spectacular images were made during an expedition sponsored by the United Nations which provided unfettered access to all parts of the island nation. His photographs of places rarely seen by visitors, as well as poignantly familiar vistas, are stunning in their drama and scale. Cost: $10 pp.

3/8/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, The Grillroom Chophouse and Winebar, 33 West Monroe 312-960-0000
On the second Thursday of each month, join the lunch to discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda, just great conversation with great people. Networking: one of the peripheral but important benefits of these luncheon get-togethers is the opportunity to network. For those who are looking for new job opportunities, this may be an added benefit to joining us. Participants include alumni of a variety of ages and career paths that might offer just what you need to find a great opportunity. Those who could serve as a resource for advice and counsel to Brown alumni seeking new opportunities are encouraged to join us and share your wisdom. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute. The reservation is under the name Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go.

3/8/12
Private Club Discussion with Brian Christian '06
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
Resident's Lounge, Joule Apartments, 523 Broadway E (Capitol Hill neighborhood).
6:30 pm–7:00 pm, Registration and mingle
7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Discussion of The Most Human Human
Join fellow alumni and friends in what is sure to be an interesting and provocative discussion with Brian Christian about his book and work. Bring your questions and your copy of the book for Brian to sign (additional copies will be available at the event). Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost: $7.00 pp.

3/9/12–3/11/12
Young Alumni Ski Trip
Mount Snow, VT (Brown Club of Boston and Boston Sports Club)
Young Alumni Ski Trip Join us for the 5th annual Young Alumni Ski/Snowboard Trip. All you have to do is grab your friends and hit the slopes! The Brown Club of Boston has partnered with the Boston Ski and Sports Club (BSSC) to get an unbeatable price! Trip includes: Round-trip deluxe bus; 2 nights at the Snow Lake Lodge (4 people per room); 2 day lift pass to Mount Snow; daily continental breakfast; BSSC escort; pass holders, XC skiers, snowshoers, and non-skiers deduct $60; ski/board rentals available for $57. Cost: Club member: $295 pp before 1/14, $315 as of 1/15; non-member price: $305 pp before 1/14, $325 as of 1/15; 2-day rental $57 (for members & non-members).

3/10/12
6th Annual Lunar New Year Dinner Banquet
San Gabriel, CA (Brown Club of Southern California and the Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4))
7:00 pm, Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village, 250 W Valley Boulevard (626-242-8185)
Feast on an ELEVEN-course Shanghainese meal celebrating the Year of the Dragon (see menu). In addition, enjoy savory wine and win prizes in a Lucky Draw! This newly renovated restaurant features Shanghainese specialties that will satisfy anyone from the casual eater to the most veteran foodie. Cost: $26 young alumni ('07–'11); $31 young alumni guests; $31 members and their guests ('06 and before); $36 non-members.

3/10/12
Sarah Doyle Women's Center Reunion 2012
Providence, RI (Sarah Doyle Women's Center)
Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Brown University, 26 Benevolent Street
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Did you work, volunteer, or spend your free time at Sarah Doyle Women's Center during your time at Brown? We'd love to have you back for our 2012 Sarah Doyle Women's Center Reunion! Meet us back at Brown to talk to old friends from the women's center and learn about how our lives, the women's center, and Brown have changed since the center's creation over 35 years ago. The women's center will provide lunch and help facilitate a discussion that will include alumnae, students, and staff. Cost: Free.

3/11/12
LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles, CA (Brown Club of Southern California)
4:00 pm, Happy Hour at Flemings Prime Steakhouse
6:00 pm, Walk to Staples Center
6:30 pm, Tip-off
Just before the start of the NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers stunned everyone with their acquisition of all-star forward Chris Paul. Now, last year's rookie of the year and sensational dunker Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have taken their game and the Clippers franchise to a new level, as the Clippers sit atop the NBA's Pacific Division. Come watch this game with other Brown alumni. At Flemings, we'll take advantage of happy hour pricing to enjoy some food from a truly first rate steakhouse at an unbeatable price before the game. Cost: Happy hour: Pay as you go. Game tickets: $33 for members; $41 for non-members. Guest Policy (due to limited tickets): only one non-family guest allowed per alumni member; family member guests are unlimited.

3/11/12
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Haydn, Previn & Mendelssohn's Italian
Pittsburgh, PA (Brown Club of Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue
1:30 pm, Reception and Refreshments (room location will be announced via e-mail)
2:30 pm, Performance begins
An astounding concert with legendary composer and conductor André Previn! The former PSO music director (1976-1984) is the winner of numerous awards, including the Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, and Kennedy Center Honors, for his contributions to American music. Previn gives the premiere of his own Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn, and Tuba featuring three outstanding principals from the PSO brass section. Plus, enjoy two other musical gems in Haydn's stirring Symphony No. 102 from the "London Symphonies" and Mendelssohn's vibrant "Italian" Symphony. Cost: $34 per person (after group discount) for seats in the family circle.

3/11/12
Monthly Book Club: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Alexandria, VA (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
The Other Hand, also known as Little Bee, is a novel by British author Chris Cleave. It is a dual narrative story about a Nigerian asylum-seeker and a British magazine editor who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta, and are re-united in England several years later. Cleave, inspired as a university student by his temporary employment in an asylum detention centre, wrote the book in an attempt to humanize the plight of asylum-seekers in Britain. The novel examines the treatment of refugees by the asylum system, as well as issues of British colonialism, globalization, political violence and personal accountability. Cost: $6–$8 for dinner provided.

3/13/12
What Made The Founders Different?
Featuring Professor Emeritus Gordon Wood

Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
Barus & Holley, Corner of George and Hope Streets
5:30 pm–6:15 pm, Reception with wine and light fare (in Barus & Holley Lobby)
6:15 pm–7:30 pm, Speaking program and discussion (in Room #168)
Described by President Simmons as a "brilliant scholar and gifted teacher," Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history, will offer a compelling and insightful talk on what made the founders of America different. Cost: $8 for premium club members; $12 for club members/all Ivy alumni and guests.

3/14/12
Making and Fulfilling Promises in Haiti The Uneven Exchange: Making and Fulfilling Promises in Haiti
Featuring Patrick Moynihan '87, Nick Carter '13 MD

Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago and the Alpert Medical School)
University Center Conference Chicago, 525 South Water Street
6:00 pm–6:45 pm, Reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
6:45 pm–8:15 pm, Introductory remarks followed by speaking program
8:15 pm–9:00 pm, Refreshments
Deacon Patrick Moynihan '87 and Nick Carter MD '13 are traveling around the United States to discuss their mission to help strengthen Haiti's medical and educational systems from within. Medical infrastructure remains weak in Haiti—the impermanency of short-term missions combines with emigration of skilled Haitian professionals to deplete medical institutions almost as soon as they are established. Deacon Moynihan and Nick are working to expand the human resources which enable a medical system to function. As president of the Haitian Project, Deacon Moynihan '87 leads Louverture Cleary School in its mission to educate some of the nation's poorest (and brightest) junior high and high school students. Nick Carter MD '13 is working with Haitian doctors and American volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Tabor, Haiti to improve care for the critically ill and the malnourished. Cost: $10 for club members; $15 for non-members.

3/15/12
The Uneven Exchange: Making and Fulfilling Promises in Haiti
Featuring Patrick Moynihan '87, Nick Carter '13 MD

Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston and the Alpert Medical School)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, La vine Civic Forum, City Year Boston, 287 Columbus Avenue
Deacon Patrick Moynihan '87 and Nick Carter MD '13, are traveling around the United States to discuss their mission to help strengthen Haiti's medical and educational systems from within. Medical infrastructure remains weak in Haiti—the impermanency of short-term missions combines with emigration of skilled Haitian professionals to deplete medical institutions almost as soon as they are established. Deacon Moynihan and Nick are working to expand the human resources which enable a medical system to function. Deacon Moynihan '87 leads Louverture Cleary School in its mission to educate some of the nation's poorest (and brightest) junior high and high school students. Nick Carter MD '13 is working with Haitian doctors and American volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Tabor, Haiti to improve care for the critically ill and the malnourished. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members.

3/15/12
The Artist's Book as Theater of Knowledge: When Communicating Becomes Learning
Featuring Angela Lorenz '87

Providence, RI (John Carter Brown Library for the Watts History of the Book Program)
6:00 pm, The John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street
Angela Lorenz '87, Art-Semiotics concentrator, will present a public lecture discussing the process of making her limited edition, mixed-media works, acquired by more than one hundred permanent collections in the US and Europe, including the Victoria & Albert, the British Library, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, the Clark Art Institute, the Getty, the Fogg Art Museum, the Metropolitan and many university collections, including the John Hay Library, where curator Rosemary Cullen was the first person to collect Lorenz's undergraduate work. The talk will address the need to both doggedly pursue an idea, and a vision of the finished work of art, together with great flexibility and detachment in the experimental phases of the process, when the original concept or premise might get derailed. Lorenz will also show how her conceptual approach, geared toward communicating historical and cultural research, mimics Renaissance memory theaters, three-dimensional mnemonic devices with associative images inside. What started out as a passion for inventing playful and eccentric modes of communication in words,images and structures became a self-serving mechanism for the artist to remember her non-fiction research. Cost: Free and open to the public.

3/15/12
The Road Less Traveled: Solving Social Challenges Through Impact Investing
Geneva, Switzerland (Brown Club of Switzerland, Alumni Clubs of Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, and Yale and Sustainable Finance Geneva)
7:00 pm, Restaurant La Brooch, 6 rue des Rows
Enjoy a fun and informative evening with a panel on impact investing and social entrepreneurship, followed by a wine tasting. Cost: Free.

3/16/12
20th All Ivy Plus Winter Cocktail Reception
London, England (Brown Club of the United Kingdom and the Cornell Club of London)
7:00 pm–9.00 pm, East India Club, 16 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4LH
Initiated in 1993, the purpose of this event is to welcome alumni from Ivy League and Seven College Conference Schools and other US college alumni to make new friendships, to foster networking, and to provide a relaxed atmosphere for enjoyment in the center of London. A selection of wines, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Cost: GBP32 pp, payable in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door!

3/16/12
Phil Estes Visit with Phil Estes, Brown University Head Football Coach
Naples, FL (Brown University Club of Southwest Florida)
4:00pm–6:00 pm, The Kensington Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road
Phil Estes' philosophies on leadership and being persistent have resulted in many wins for him and his players both on and off the field. He will discuss the significance and importance of living by these simple but powerful philosophies. Since Phil Estes became head coach of the Bears nearly 15 years ago, his Brown football teams have captured three Ivy League titles (1999, 2005, 2008), finished second four times, third four times, and overall have finished in the top half of the Ivy League in 11 seasons, compiling an impressive 56-35 Ivy mark (.615), 78-51 (.605) overall. He has also coached and recruited Brown's only four Ivy League Players of the Year: Sean Morey '99, James Perry '00, Nick Hartigan '06 and Buddy Farnham '10. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost: $35.00 pp.

3/16/12
Architecture of the Night
Featuring Professor Dietrich Neumann

Allentown, PA (Brown Club of Eastern PA)
Sangria Restaurant, 1st Floor, But Corporate Center, 9th and Hamilton Street
6:45 pm–7:15 pm, Cocktails with one complimentary glass of red or white sangria (cash bar will be available)
7:15 pm–7:30 pm, Tour the outside of the PPL Building
7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Dinner
8:30 pm–9:15 pm, Presentation
The Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to present our second annual "Dinner with the Professor" featuring Dietrich Neumann, professor of history of art and architecture. He will discuss the history of architectural illumination since the introduction of electric light as a 'new building material.' As part of his talk, he will discuss Allentown's rich architectural heritage, preceded by a walking tour around the Lehigh Valley's own outstanding example of "Architecture of the Night," the PPL building. Come find out more about what we have in our own backyard! Cost: $25 pp (Dinner: choice of pasta with vegetables, chicken Marsala or beef short ribs, salad and dessert).

3/16/12
Networking: Your Most Important Career Tool
Featuring David Crimmin '72, senior consultant for Bose Corporation

Online Webinar (Brown Alumni Association Career Tools and Programs)
12:00 pm–1:00 pm (ET)
The majority of job offers result from networking. More than a method of uncovering the "hidden job market," networking is also a critical skill for success in your current position. Join us as we look at networking from both a strategic and tactical perspective. This webinar is presented by David Crimmin '72, senior consultant, Bose Corporation and participant in Brown's Executive/Career Coach Referral Program. Cost: Free.

3/16/12–3/17/12
Latino Heritage Series: Student Alumni Weekend
Providence, RI (Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC), the Multicultural Alumni Committee of the Brown Alumni Association (MAC), the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and the Third World Center's Latino Student Initiative and Latino Heritage Series)
See full schedule of events here.
Join fellow Latino alumni as we return to campus for the Latino Heritage Series. Reconnect with fellow alumni and interact with current Latino students. You won't want to miss Brown's Latino alumni "homecoming." Come for part or all of the weekend! This weekend has been planned in collaboration with students, alumni and staff. You can enjoy a cultural show, take a campus tour, have lunch with students, share your sage career advice, learn about what's new with BULAC, and reminisce with old friends. Cost: Free.

3/16/12 – 3/17/12
Unexpected Text Workshops with Angela Lorenz '87
Providence, RI (John Carter Brown Library for the Watts History of the Book Program)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm on both days, Rhode Island School of Design, Book Studio, 48 Waterman Street
Working with our visiting book artist, students will explore unexpected ways of creating type. Get off the computer and generate your own type! Cost: Free.

The Politics of Food3/17/12
The Politics of Food
Featuring Professor Ross Cheit

Phoenix, AZ (Brown Club of Arizona - Phoenix/Tempe)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm, Burton Barr Branch of the Phoenix Public Library
Has our food system become more fragile and less healthy in recent years? Or are we living in an era of remarkable food safety and choice? Or could both of those things be true? Join us at the Burton Barr Branch of the Phoenix Public Library to find out. Cost: $5 pp.

3/17/12
Baseball Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Fort Myers, Fl (Brown University Club of Southwest Florida)
1:35 pm, JetBlue Park
Enjoy a spring training game at the new JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, which is now the new spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. Cost: TBD.

3/19/12
How to Manage Your Money in Turbulent Times
Featuring Jill Schlesinger '87, Editor at Large for CBS MoneyWatch

Vero Beach, FL (Brown Club of the Treasure Coast)
The Moorings Club, 100 Harbour Drive
5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Dinner
7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Speaking program followed by Q & A
Enjoy an evening with the highly knowledgeable, creative and witty Jill Schlesinger '87. In addition to her work on MoneyWatch, Jill appears often on "The CBS Evening News", "The CBS Morning News", CBS Radio and national affiliates, and is a regular guest on American Public Media's "Marketplace" and CNN's "American Morning". She also hosts "Jill on Money", a nationally syndicated radio show. Cost: $40 for club members; $50 for non-members/guests.

3/21/12
Drinks at Doherty’s
Pawtucket, RI (Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
8:00 pm, Doherty’s Irish Pub, 342 East Avenue
In case you don’t get enough Irish food and drinks on St. Patty’s Day, join us at Doherty’s and enjoy live music from Rob Ranney ’09. Half-price appetizers will be available. Cost: Pay as you go.

3/22/12
Out to Lunch Bunch
Naples, FL (Brown University Club of Southwest Florida)
12:00 pm, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club (NSYC), 896 River Point Drive
The Out to Lunch Bunch meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon. Attendees who are not members of the NSYC can use credit cards to pay for lunch, but not cash. Cost: Pay as you go.

3/23/12
Classes of the 1980s Gathering
Houston, TX (Brown Classes of the 1980s)
6:00 pm–7:00 pm, The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane (713-552-2155)
Join Morgan Kennedy Moody '82 and Grace Kim '85 as they graciously host classmates from the Classes of the 1980s for a gathering prior to the Brown Club event featuring Professor Barrett Hazeltine. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks.

3/23/12
China: Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiations Google and the Government of China: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiations
Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine

Houston, TX (Brown Club of Houston)
The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane (713-552-2155)
7:00 pm–7:45 pm, Reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine bar
7:45 pm–7:50 pm, Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
7:50 pm–9:00 pm, Presentation followed by Q & A
Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, will present this fascinating Harvard Business School case study and encourage audience discussion and participation. This presentation is part of Brown's "Year of China" initiative to explore the rich culture, economy, and politics of greater China, investigating its past, examining its present, and contemplating its future. Cost: $20 for alumni/parents/guests; $10 for young alumni ('04–'11).

3/24/12
South Bay Winery Tour and Lunch
Los Gatos, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
Byington Winery, 21850 Bear Creek Road
11:45 am, Arrive
12:00 pm, Winery tour starts promptly
12:30 pm–2:30 pm, Picnic lunch
Join host Mai Karitani Manchanda '03 for an afternoon of tasting and tour of Byington Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our tasting and tour will be followed by a casual picnic lunch on the estate. Cost: Before 3/15: $35 members; $50 non-members; $55 for event + membership; Cost: after 3/15: $45 members; $60 non-members; $65 for event + membership.

3/24/12
Ivy Plus on Ice
San Diego, CA (Brown Alumni Club of San Diego and Ivy+ Alumni Groups of San Diego)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm, IceTown, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive (Below the UTC Food Court)
Bring yourself and your family to join the Ivy+ community as we celebrate "Ivy+ on Ice." We have reserved UTC's
IceTown skating rink for the exclusive use of the Ivy+ community. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Whole number ice skate sizes only—if you're a half size, bring extra thick socks. Kids' skate sizes start at 6. Cost: $7.50 for adult ticket until 3/17; $10 for adult ticket after 3/17; $5 for children. Cost includes ice skate rental plus a cup of gourmet hot chocolate or organic fair-trade coffee drinks from Java Jive Mobile Espresso Catering.

3/24/12
A Geologist Looks at Climate Change
Featuring Professor Timothy Herbert

Naples, FL (Brown Club of Southwest Florida)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm, The Kensington Golf and Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road
Tim Herbert, professor of geological sciences, is an oceanographer and paleoclimatologist—someone who deciphers the climate of the earth's past. Geological studies offer us a unique perspective to sort out how much of the climate change we've recently experienced may be natural and how much due to human activity. It also allows us to look at natural "climate experiments" that the earth has already run for insights into what we may experience in the coming century of climate change. Cost: $35 pp.

3/24/12
Spring Skate Spring Skate
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island and the Brown Office of Community Relations)
1:00 pm–3:00 pm, Meehan Auditorium, 235 Hope Street
Don't put those ice skates away yet! Join fellow alumni, friends, and neighbors at Brown University's rink for a spring skate. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, a raffle, and skating, compliments of Brown. All ages are welcome. This is a great family event! Cost: Free.

3/24/12
Google and the Government of China: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiations
Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine

Dallas, TX (Brown Club of Northern Texas)
Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
4:00 pm–5:00 pm, Reception and introductions
5:00 pm–6:00 pm, Presentation followed by Q & A
Join Barkley Stuart '81 and Ann Glazer '80 as they graciously host Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering. Hazeltine will present this fascinating Harvard Business School case study through his beloved teaching style, which involves active discussion and participation. Cost: Free.

3/25/12
The Higher Keys
Winter Park, FL (Brown Club of Orlando)
The Master Class Academy, 711 Orange Ave
4:30 pm–5:15 pm, Reception with light refreshments
5:15 pm–5:30 pm, Welcome and introductory remarks
5:30 pm–6:30 pm, Performance
The Higher Keys is Brown's oldest coed a cappella group and was founded in 1983 by a couple of particularly classy students. The group's unique repertoire, originally composed solely of jazz tunes, soon evolved into an exciting mix of jazz and pop. Boasting in-house arrangements since the group's inception, the Keys have shared their musical talents with audiences far and wide and are excited to sing for Brown alumni in Orlando! Many thanks to the Pappas family for hosting this event. Cost: Free.

3/25/12
North Korea: Most Secretive Place on Earth Behind the Scenes in North Korea: The Most Secretive Place on Earth
Featuring Marie Myung-Ok Lee '86

West Long Branch, NJ (Brown Club of Central New Jersey)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm, Samuel Magill Commons Club Dining Room, Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
North Korea has been called variously, "the most secretive place on earth" and "the most dangerous place on earth." Much of the country remains a mystery. North Korea does not have diplomatic relations with the U.S. (and it is still technically at war with South Korea), and it is almost impossible for Americans to go there. Marie Myung-Ok Lee '86 was working on her novel-in-progress, which was partly set in North Korea, and expected she'd have to rely on research and satellite photos for her details. But when she was suddenly presented with an opportunity to travel with a Brown University group, she jumped at the chance and managed to take her mother along on the trip as well. See photographs and learn about her extraordinary time in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: Free.

3/25/12
Google and the Government of China: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiations
Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine

Austin, TX (Brown Club of Austin)
Livestrong Foundation, 2201 East Sixth Street
5:00 pm, Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
6:00 pm, Speaking Program
Join Bill Wood '78 as he graciously hosts Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, who will present this Harvard Business School case study in the engaging style and format for which he is famous and beloved—active audience discussion and participation. Cost: Free.

3/26/12
Creative Mind Initiative
Featuring Professor Richard Fishman

Paris, France (Brown Club of France)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Hermès Headquarters - Salle du Conseil, 23 rue Boissy d'Anglas
Richard Fishman, professor of visual arts, will speak on Brown's Creative Mind Initiative, a continuation of the conversations that began with the New Curriculum over 40 years ago. Our goal is to develop innovative strategies for creative thinking and build upon Brown's past successes in fostering the creative impulses of faculty and students. The Creative Mind Initiative will explore creative thinking and integrate it, both horizontally across disciplines, and vertically between students and faculty. Cost: Free.

3/28/12
Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament: Session #18 - Women's & Men's Quarterfinals
Key Biscayne, FL (Brown Club of Miami)
Tennis Center at Crandon Park, 7300 Crandon Boulevard
5:00 pm: Gates open for evening session; enjoy any outer court matches
5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Happy hour at the Corona Beach Bar on the tournament grounds
7:00 pm–10:30 pm: Session #18 featuring two quarterfinal matches
Cost: $30 pp (including taxes and handling fees).

3/28/12
A Skyscraper for Mussolini A Skyscraper for Mussolini
Featuring Professor Dietrich Neumann

Rome, Italy (Brown Club of Italy)
The American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina 5
6:00 pm–6:45 pm, Reception with refreshments
6:45 pm–7:00 pm, Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Speaking Program and Q & A
In 1924 Benito Mussolini enthusiastically welcomed the design of a gigantic skyscraper for the heart of Rome as a symbol of the Fascist revolution, which an Italian/Argentinean architect, Mario Palanti, had proposed to him. When the news became public, an international storm of protest arose. The 88-story tower, meant to be the tallest in the world, was never built, but stimulated intense discussions about urban planning in Rome and spawned a number of succeeding versions by Palanti and others. By now entirely forgotten, the tower's story touches upon attitudes towards modernity, politics, and Americanism in Italian architecture under Fascism. Dietrich Neumann, professor of history of art and architecture, will discuss the tower's story. Cost: Free.

3/29/12
The Higher Keys
Tampa, FL (Brown Club of Tampa Bay)
USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) Auditorium, 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
(MCOM is located at Bruce B. Downs Blvd and USF Holly Drive; southeast corner of intersection; there is free parking in the USF Patients Parking Lot accessed from USF Holly Drive; from the parking lot enter USF College of Nursing and follow signs through the central corridor to the MCOM auditorium)
6:30 pm–7:00 pm Reception with light fare
7:00 pm–7:15 pm Welcome and introductory remarks
7:15 pm–8:00 pm Performance
The Higher Keys is Brown's oldest coed a cappella group and was founded in 1983 by a couple of particularly classy students. The group's unique repertoire, originally composed solely of jazz tunes, soon evolved into an exciting mix of jazz and pop. Boasting in-house arrangements since the group's inception, the Keys have shared their musical talents with audiences far and wide and are excited to sing for Brown alumni in the Tampa Bay area! Cost: $10 for Young Alumni ('07–'11); $15 for alumni/guests.

3/29/12
A Skyscraper for Mussolini
Featuring Professor Dietrich Neumann

Milan, Italy (Brown Club of Italy)
Offices of Hogan Lovells Studio Legale, Via Santa Maria alla Porta
6:30 pm–7:15 pm, Reception with refreshments
7:15 pm–7:30 pm, Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Speaking Program and Q & A
In 1924 Benito Mussolini enthusiastically welcomed the design of a gigantic skyscraper for the heart of Rome as a symbol of the Fascist revolution, which an Italian/Argentinean architect, Mario Palanti, had proposed to him. When the news became public, an international storm of protest arose. The 88-story tower, meant to be the tallest in the world, was never built, but stimulated intense discussions about urban planning in Rome and spawned a number of succeeding versions by Palanti and others. By now entirely forgotten, the tower's story touches upon attitudes towards modernity, politics, and Americanism in Italian architecture under Fascism. Dietrich Neumann, professor of history of art and architecture, will discuss the tower's story. Cost: Free.

3/29/12
Annual Theatre Event: Our Town by Thorton Wilder
Providence, RI (The Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County)
8:00 pm, The Barker Playhouse, 400 Benefit Street
Join fellow alumnae for this Pulitzer Prize winning play that depicts the lives of people in a fictional New Hampshire town. The play unfolds over three phases in a lifetime of human experience, revealing an important message: it's the small, precious things that give life meaning. Cost: $15.00 pp.

3/30/12
Book Discussion and Wine Tasting with Lucia Greenhouse '84
fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science Harrison, NY (Brown Club of Westchester)
6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Harrison Wine Vault, 289 Halstead Avenue
Lucia Greenhouse '84, author of fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science, will present her thought-provoking work. The memoir tells of growing up in a family that was ultimately consumed and destroyed by the parents' unwavering belief in one of America's least understood and most secretive religions. Following Lucia's remarks, we will enjoy a wine tasting at the recently-opened Harrison Wine Vault located directly across from the Harrison train station. Cost: $15 pp (payable at the door).

3/31/12
Whiskey Tasting
South Kingston, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
4:00 pm–7:00 pm, Sons of Liberty Spirits Company Distillery, Peacedale Mill, 1425 Kingstown Road
Only the second distillery in RI, Sons of Liberty was founded by Mike Reppucci '01. Their whiskey, recently introduced to the market, is called Uprising. We'll have a tour of the distillery, learn how whiskey is made, and have a whiskey tasting + food. Cost: $10 at the door.

3/31/12
Day at the Newseum Day at the Newseum + Monthly Happy Hour
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D. C.)
12:00 pm–5:00 pm, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Location TBD
Enjoy a group visit to the Newseum. Dedicated to free press and free speech, the Newseum showcases the history of news gathering. The displays include a video wall of live news broadcasts from around the world. Visitors have the opportunity to anchor a news program; children can also put their faces on the covers of famous magazines, including Life and Sports Illustrated. Interactive displays are the rule here, but there is much to see in a variety of dynamic formats. The museum also features the largest exhibit of Berlin Wall sections, and a gallery devoted to the horrendous events of September 11th. Following the trip to the Newseum, we will gather for our monthly happy hour (location TBD). Please Note: You do NOT need to attend the Newseum field trip to join us for happy hour. Museum tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday, but must be picked up on Saturday. Cost: Newseum admission $18/ticket; Happy Hour: Pay as you go.

3/31/12 - 4/1/12
The Brown Crowd Team at the McAllen 2012 Relay for Life
McAllen, TX (Brown Club of the Rio Grande Valley)
McAllen Nikki Rowe Stadium, 2101 North Ware Road
6:00 pm (on 3/31) - 6:00 am (on 4/1)
The Brown Crowd Team (Brown alumni, their friends and family) will take turns walking around the school track overnight for the American Cancer Society. The Brown Crowd will have a "Brown Bears" spirit campsite where our team members will gather throughout the event and enjoy food, games, activities and entertainment. This event is a family-friendly environment for the entire Rio Grande Valley Community, and all Brown alumni of the RGV are welcome to come out and encourage, support and/or join The Brown Crowd Team. Cost: Free.

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February 2012

2/2/12
Carberry Dinner: Dinner for Educators
Brookline, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:00 pm, Khao Sarn, 250 Harvard Street (Coolidge Corner)
Join Rebecca Blouwolff ’96 and Kathleen Harris ’98 as your hosts as you get to know other Brown educators in Boston over a warm Thai meal (teachers, school workers, and others). Cost: Pay as you go.

2/2/12
Brown Alumni in Sports & Enterntainment Cocktail Reception
New York, NY (Brown Alumni in Sports & Entertainment — BASE — Network)
6:30 - 9:30 pm, 833 Broadway, New York City
The BASE network is happy to host its 2nd official event. Please join us for cocktails as we continue to build and strengthen BASE to create a cohesive community for Brown alumni in the sports and entertainment industries. Cost:$10 (pay at the event).

2/4/12
Carberry Dinner: Young Alumni (’07 – ’11) Mexican Food & Margaritas Dinner
Cambridge, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:30 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join fellow young alumni for Mexican food and margaritas! Katherine Phillips ’10 and Danielle Raad ’10 will graciously host this catered event. Cost: $20 pp towards food and drinks.

2/4/12
Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Reception
Providence, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation and Friends of Brown Men’s Basketball)
Pizzitola Sports Center, Hope and Lloyd Streets
4:30 pm, Reception and dinner in the Joukowsky Room
6:00 pm, Brown vs. Penn game
Brown Athletics will also be recognizing the 1986 Brown Men’s Basketball NCAA tournament team.
Cost: $20/adult; children under 12 are free. Price includes pre-game dinner and ticket to the men’s basketball game.

2/8/12
Is Peace Possible?
Featuring Robert Wexler P’11 President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and former United States Congressman
Palm Beach, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County)
7:30 pm, The Fiesta Room at the Biltmore Condominium, 150 Bradley Place (complimentary valet parking)
In Wexler’s words:
“Right now pessimism is widespread… the conflict has gone on for so long, it has had such destructive effects, the level of mistrust and hostility is so high, that many… regard it as unsolvable. But I believe that the pursuit of peace is so important that it demands our maximum effort no matter the difficulties, no matter the setbacks. I still believe that this conflict can be ended. I believe that in part because while I recognize that there will be enormous political pain on both sides from negotiating an agreement, that pain will in fact be much less than what they will endure if they do not negotiate an agreement.” Cost: Free for club members; $10 for guests. Light refreshments will be served.

2/8/12
The Dirty Rotten Secrets of Health Reform: From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama
Featuring Professor James Morone
Winter Park, FL (Brown Club of Orlando)
Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm, Reception with light refreshments
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm, Speaking Program followed by Q & A
Professor of Political Science James Morone’s latest book, The Heart of Power which focuses on the subject of this talk, explores how the last ten presidents dealt with health reform. In the process of researching this book he uncovered fascinating stories that shed light on some of the most interesting (and annoying) features of American politics. Come hear about health reform — past, present, and future — and learn about dirty rotten secrets that no one else knows. Cost: Free.

2/8/12
Biotech/Bioscience/Pharmaceutical Panel and Networking
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, City Year, 287 Columbus Avenue
Join the annual campus engagement with a focus on the local Biotech/ Pharmaceutical industry.
Our featured panelists include, Dr. Una S. Ryan, PhD, OBE, President and CEO of Diagnostics for All; Mr. Kevin O’ Sullivan, President and CEO of Mass Biomedical Initiative; and Mr. Angus McQuilken, VP Communications, Mass Life Sciences Center. With combined expertise in leading biotechnology companies (diagnostic and therapeutic), promoting growth and expansion of life sciences incubator companies, and implementing the MA Life Sciences Act (a billion-dollar initiative), the panelists will share their experiences with the audience and provide a stimulating discussion. They will also be available to answer questions and network! Light snacks and beverages will be served. Cost: $5 for Club members/member guests; $10 for non-members/all other guests; current Brown undergraduate students are free (please register).

2/9/12
Dinner in Brussels
Brussels, Belgium (Brown Club of Belgium)
7:00 pm, El Vergel, Rue du Trne 39, 1050 Brussels (02 502 6930)
Now that the intensities of the holidays have passed, join our first event of 2012 with a dinner at El Vergel, a casual, modern restaurant that combines the aromatic and spicy dishes of Latin America with the more delicate flavors of the Mediterranean. El Vergel is in the EU quarter, close to Place Luxembourg. The closest metro stop is Trone/Troon. The restaurant is a short walk from Place Luxembourg and any of the buses that pass through there. For those of you coming from outside of Brussels, the Bruxelles-Luxembourg train station is the closest. You can also take a train to Bruxelles-Central or Bruxelles-Midi and take the metro from there. Estimated cost: +/- 15 EUR pp.

2/9/12
The Dirty Rotten Secrets of Health Reform: From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama
Featuring Professor James Morone

Vero Beach, FL (Brown Club of the Treasure Coast)
Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club, 2121 Grand Harbor Boulevard
5:30 pm, Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 pm, Dinner and Lecture
Professor of Political Science James Morone’s latest book, The Heart of Power which focuses on the subject of this talk, explores how the last ten presidents dealt with health reform. In the process of researching this book he uncovered fascinating stories that shed light on some of the most interesting (and annoying) features of American politics. Come hear about health reform — past, present, and future — and learn about dirty rotten secrets that no one else knows. Cost: $40 for club members; $50 for all others.

2/9/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, Lockwood Restaurant, 17 East Monroe (in the Palmer House) 312-917-3404
On the second Thursday of each month, join the lunch to discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda, just great conversation with great people. Networking. One of the peripheral but important benefits of these luncheon get-togethers is the opportunity to network. For those who are looking for new job opportunities, this may be an added benefit to joining us. Those who attend include alums of a variety of ages and career paths that might offer just what you need to find a great opportunity. Those who could serve as a resource for advice and counsel to Brown alums seeking new opportunities are encouraged to join us and share your wisdom. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute. The reservation is under the name Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go.

2/9/12
Improving Public Schools: From Policy to Classroom and Beyond
Featuring Professor Kenneth Wong

Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
7:00 pm, City Year, 287 Columbus Avenue
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. Professor Wong directs the master’s program in Urban Education Policy and chairs the education department at Brown. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Cost: $10 for club members/member guests; $12 for non-members/all other guests.

2/9/12
Why Real Change Takes Real Involvement: The Impact a Brown Education Can Make
Featuring Deacon Patrick Moynihan ’87 President of The Haitian Project, Inc.

Providence, RI (The Brown Club of Rhode Island, The Swearer Center for Public Service, and Career LAB’s “Careers in the Common Good”)
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm, Reception with refreshments
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm, Welcoming remarks followed by presentation
Deacon Patrick Moynihan ’87 serves as the President of The Haitian Project (THP) and head of its tuition-free Catholic boarding school in Haiti, Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a post he held from 1996 to 2006 and returned to in March 2009. Drawing on his 15-plus years of experience living and working in Haiti, Deacon Moynihan will lay out why real change takes real involvement and talk about the impact and rewards of effecting a positive change; the importance of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity in transformational development; International Non-governmental Organizations: where they succeed and where they fail; and opportunities for Brown students and alumni to get involved in THP. Cost: $8 for club premium members and young alumni (’07-’11); $10 for club members/guests/parents; free for current Brown students.

2/10/12
Monthly Happy Hour
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, RFD, 810 7th Street NW
Can’t make it for the Wizards’ game? That’s okay! Join beforehand for Happy Hour to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Cost: Pay as you go.

2/10/12
An Evening of Basketball: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Verizon Center, 601 F Street
Head to the Verizon Center to watch some wizardry on the courts as Miami brings in the Heat! Trust us, it will be great! We will be hosting a Happy Hour before the game at RFD. You DO NOT need to buy tickets to the game to come to the Happy Hour. Cost: $22/ticket for the game; pay as you go for Happy Hour.

2/10/12 – 2/11/12
Wrestling Alumni/Family Weekend
Providence, RI (Brown University Sports Foundation)
Pizzitola Sports Center, Hope and Lloyd Streets
Friday:
1:00 pm, Brown vs. Boston University
3:00 pm, Brown vs. Roger Williams
Saturday:
1:00 pm, Brown vs. Harvard
3:00 pm, Brown vs. Lehigh
5:00 pm, Wrestling reception and dinner held in the Joukowsky Room
All wrestling alumni, friends, family, and current student athletes are invited for a weekend of camaraderie and competition, including a reception and buffet dinner. Cost: $15 pp for reception/dinner; children under 12 are free. Matches are free.

2/11/12
Dragon’s Back Trail Hike
Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong)
10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Shau Kei Wan MTR Station, Exit A
This trail was hailed by Time Magazine as Asia’s best urban hike; so close to the city, but one could hardly feel further away. On the route, you will encounter a reservoir with jade green waters; groves of bamboo and lush woodland; the spectacular Shek O Country Park; and the spinal ridge of the Dragon’s Back. The breathtaking views include dazzling seas, the distant Nine Pins Islands, sandy Big Wave Bay, Tai Tam Harbour, Stanley and Red Hill peninsulas. The length of the trail is 5.0 km (bring water). Estimated time to walk: 2 hours with a difficulty level of 3 out of 10. Cost: Transportation to get to the trail.

2/11/12
Volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue
Back by popular demand! Volunteer with your fellow Brunonians. Last April at GBFB nearly 30 Brown alumni made 6,912 meals possible, sorted 11,219 pounds of food, and salvaged 8,975 pounds of food in less than two hours! Cost: Free.

2/12/12
Monthly Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Harriet’s Restaurant, 43611 11th Street NW (ground floor of the Harrington Hotel)
Amazon.com’s review states: “ Despite its profoundly disturbing premise, Emma Donoghue’s Room is rife with moments of hope and beauty, and the dogged determination to live, even in the most desolate circumstances.” Cost: Pay as you go.

2/12/12
4th Annual Family Ice Skating Party
Larchmont, NY (Brown Club of Westchester)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hommocks Ice Rink at Boston Post Road and Weaver Streets
Cost: $5.75 pp when you mention the Brown Club at the ticket window. Skate rentals are available for $3.00. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at a Brown Club table.

2/14/12
2nd Annual Ski & Ride
Warren, VT (Brown Club of the Upper Valley – NH/VT)
Time TBD, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT
Enjoy a day out at Sugarbush, one of the largest ski resorts in New England, which is located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. Make it a special Valentine’s Day treat by staying overnight at the Sugarlodge located on the access road to Sugarbush. Susan Cummiskey ’91, owner of the lodge, is graciously offering a discounted rate to club members who would like to make this an overnight getaway. Cost: $14 for lift ticket; $75 room rate at Sugarlodge.

2/16/12
Lunar New Year Banquet
Newton, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, 10 Langley Road (617-332-3600)
6:00 pm, Reception with cash bar
6:45 pm, Ten course dinner banquet and lucky draw
Join fellow alumni and friends to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Paper placemats from highly reputable establishments confirm that the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They are driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They are passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Cost: $38 for club members/guests; $45 for non-members (all prices include tax and tip). See menu.

2/16/12
Lunar New Year Dinner
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle and the Brown Asian / Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4))
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Joy Palace, 6030 MLK Jr. Way S. (in Columbia City)
Come and celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon and attend the Lunar New Year Dinner! Dragon Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000. Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. (If it was before this day your animal is the Rabbit.) Cost: $25 pp for a multi-course dinner (Vegetarian options will be included).

2/17/12
Rethinking Your Career: Returning to the Paid Workforce
Featuring Karen Hoffman ’83, Principal of DKS Consulting Group

Online Webinar (Brown Alumni Association Career Tools and Programs)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (ET)
Whether you’ve been raising a family, caring for a sick relative or just taking a break, you may feel apprehensive about returning to the paid workforce. This webinar will provide some essential strategies to help you prepare for today’s job market. Learn how to identify your translatable skills and showcase the value you bring so you can approach your job search with confidence. This webinar is presented by Karen Hoffman ’83, principal of DKS Consulting Group and participant in Brown’s Executive/Career Coach Referral Program. Cost: Free.

2/18/12
The Evolution Wars: Why They Continue, Why They Matter
Featuring Professor Kenneth R. Miller ’70

Vancouver, BC (Brown Club of Vancouver)
The Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alma Room, 350 W. Georgia Street
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm, Reception with Refreshments
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm, Speaking Program followed by Q and A
Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection underlies all modern biology. It enables us to decipher our genes, fight viruses, and to understand Earth’s fossil record and rich biodiversity. Simple, yet at times controversial, misunderstood, and misused for social goals, the theory remains unchallenged as the central concept of biology. Charles Darwin, a reluctant revolutionary, profoundly altered our view of the natural world and our place in it. This special program featuring Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology, will enhance our understanding of Darwin and the significance of his effect on modern science. Cost: $8 for Young Alumni (’07 - ’11); $12 for alumni/guests.

2/19/12
Class of 1987 Mini-Reunion
Encino, CA (Brown Class of 1987)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Do you live in or near LA, or will you be traveling to the area this holiday weekend? Enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones at the Los Angeles Class of ’87 mini-reunion! Cost: TBD.

2/19/12
An Evening of Hockey: Rochester Americans vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Rochester, NY (Brown Club of Western New York)
5:05 pm, Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial, One War Memorial Square (Downtown Rochester)
Join us for an evening of hockey as we watch the Rochester Americans take on the Hamilton Bulldogs. As of this season, the Rochester Americans are re-affiliated with the Buffalo Sabres so come support our western New York professional hockey teams. Cost: $11/ticket (includes a Zweigles hot dog and large drink)!

2/22/12
Lunar New Year Celebration
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington D.C. and Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4))
Ping Pong Dim Sum, 1 Dupont Circle (between N New Hampshire Avenue and N P Street)
6:30 pm, Reception with cash bar
7:00 pm, Dinner
Joining Brown’s Year of China, the Brown Club of D.C. and A4 would like to invite you to a Year of the Dragon celebration with fellow alumni and friends. This will be an opportunity to have dim sum, drinks, and learn more about Brown’s activities celebrating the Year of China. Cost: $30 pp (dinner and 1 glass of wine/champagne included).

2/22/12
The Biology of Behavior: Learning, Memory, and Neurogenesis
Featuring Senior Lecturer John Stein ’95 PhD
Sarasota, FL (Brown Club of Sarasota-Manatee)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, TPC Prestancia Clubhouse, 4409 TPC Drive
In this special program, John Stein ’95 PhD, senior lecturer in neuroscience, will present a basic introduction to the physiology and anatomy of the human brain using a very “hands on” approach. He will then build on this basic knowledge to draw connections between the biological functions of the brain and human behavior, from simple to complex. There will be an emphasis on learning and memory and a presentation of some of the latest studies on human adult neurogenesis, which is the ability of the human brain to grow new neurons throughout adult life. Cost: $35 for club members/family members; $39 for non-members (price pp includes full dinner and lecture; a cash bar will be available).

2/23/12
Out to Lunch Bunch
Naples, FL (Brown University Club of Southwest Florida)
12:00 pm, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club (NSYC), 896 River Point Drive
The Out to Lunch Bunch meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon. Attendees who are not members of the NSYC can use credit cards to pay for lunch, but not cash. Cost: Pay as you go.

2/23/12
Bar Louie with Yale
Providence, RI (Young Alumni of Brown Club of Rhode Island and Young Alumni of Yale Association of Rhode Island)
6:00 pm, Bar Louie, One Union Station (near Capital Grille)
Rediscover your inner undergrad and celebrate your bright college years with an evening of merrymaking and camaraderie. Bring old friends, meet new ones, and dust off those outstanding partying skills acquired on a college quad one icy February night some years ago. Cost: $5 at the door (includes hot hors d’oeuvres, cash bar available.)

2/24/12
Festival Ballet’s: Up Close on Hope
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
8:00 pm, Black Box Theater, 825 Hope Street
The theater is limited to only 90 seats, giving audiences the rare opportunity to view dancers so closely that the experience has been described as “you-can-hear-them-breathe-intimacy.” It’s thrilling, exciting, visceral. 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’ll enjoy this type of performance, even if you do not like traditional ballet. Cost: Special BCRI Price: $44 Premium Members; $47 all others (includes intermission wine and light snacks from local, partnering restaurants).

2/24/12
Monster Truck Jam
Providence, RI (Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
6:30 pm, Blake’s Tavern, 122 Washington Street http://blakestavern.com/
7:30 pm, Monster Truck Jam, One LaSalle Square
If you are the kind of person who loves to watch NASCAR and jumps out of their seat whenever there is a near miss or crash, then the Monster Jam Trucks championship is the event for you. This event takes place annually and is a touring championship that pits a large number of monster trucks against each other in a variety of rounds and competitions. Pick up your tickets and grab a drink beforehand at Blake’s Tavern. Cost: Blake’s Tavern is pay as you go; $23/ticket for Monster Truck Jam.

2/25/12
Men’s Hockey: Brown vs. Princeton
Princeton, NJ (Brown Club of Central New Jersey)
4:00 pm, Hobby Baker Memorial Rink, Princeton University
Come out to root for the Brown’s Men’s Hockey Team! Bring your family and friends to what will be the last game of the season. The club has reserved a block of seats on the rink level. Cost: $10/adult; $6/child 14 years and younger.

2/26/12
Academy Awards Party
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Ivy League Alumni Clubs)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, University Club of San Francisco, 800 Powell St
Lights! Camera! Action! Join this Annual Ivy League Academy Awards Party!
Meet and mingle like the stars dressed in your best Hollywood attire at the University Club for the 84th Annual Academy Awards! Last year we had over 100 guests! Party-goers will be treated to a fabulous evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a sumptuous appetizer buffet worthy of this prestigious event! Black-tie is optional. See menu. Cost: $59 for club members (members may bring one guest at the member price); $69 for non-members.

2/26/12
Monthly Book Club: The Most Human Human by Brian Christian ’06
Seattle, WA (Brown Club of Seattle)
4:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can “think.” Interweaving modern phenomena like customer service “chatbots” and men using programmed dialogue to pick up women in bars with insights from fields as diverse as chess, psychiatry, and the law, Brian Christian examines the philosophical, biological, and moral issues raised by the Turing Test. Cost: Free.

2/29/12
Piano Gate: A Concert for Piano and Electronics by Rupert Huber
Vienna, Austria
(Brown Club of Austria)
7:00 pm, Alte Schmiede 1., Schonlaterngasse 9
In honor of the visit of Josiah S. Carberry, professor of psychoceramics, Rupert Huber who is a freelance composer based in Vienna, will perform in concert. His primary instrument is the piano, although he is most well known for his electronic compositions. He creates musical networks, piano pieces, sound installations, and radio compositions as well as music for film and television. Cost: Free.

2/29/12
Josiah Carberry Happy Hour
Baltimore, MD (Brown Club of Greater Baltimore)
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, The Owl Bar, 1 East Chase Street (in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood)
Meet and network with area alumni at Baltimore’s legendary watering hole, The Owl Bar at the Belvedere, as we hold a special Leap Year celebration honoring Josiah Carberry, our most esteemed professor of psychoceramics. You can hoist a glass (or several!) of your favorite beverage as we toast Professor Carberry and anticipate his (unlikely) arrival sometime between 5:30 and 8 pm. It’s a cash bar with free appetizers provided by the Brown Club of Greater Baltimore. And, in the spirit of good deeds and Josiah Carberry tradition, bring your pennies and loose change. We’ll have a cracked pot ready to collect them. We’ll be donating your contributions to the Enoch Pratt Free Library in honor of Josiah’s name. Cost: Pay as you go.

 

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January 2012

1/5/12
Louis’: Breakfast for Dinner?
Providence, RI (Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Louis’, 286 Brook Street
Breakfast for dinner? Louis’ is opening for dinner one night a year only for brown young alums (+ friends). Come to the best dinner in town to get your fill of granola pancakes and a gansett! Cost: Pay as you go.

1/6/12
Annual Holiday Cocktail Party
Boynton Beach, FL (Brown Club of Palm Beach County)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 North Federal Highway
Enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres and an open bar! Cost: Free for club members; $50.00 pp for non-members (club membership fee); $60.00 at door; Free for current students.

1/7/12
Annual Alumni and Student Holiday Gathering
Hong Kong, China (Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Function Room, The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Middle Island, Hong Kong
Happy Holidays! Come celebrate the holidays and the start of 2012 at this annual Brown University Alumni & Student Holiday Gathering. Reunite with old friends and make some new ones at this casual BBQ buffet! Cost: $150 current students; $300 for club members; $400 for non-members.

1/7/12
New Year’s Soiree
Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Brown Club)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Translations Gallery, 1743 Wazee St
Kick off 2012 with the Rocky Mountain Brown Club’s Bruno New Year’s Soiree. It will be a great afternoon of catching up with alums and current undergrads who will be home for winter break. Cost: $20 for club members/guests; $30 for non-members/guests, $15 for young alumni (class of ’07 - ’11)/guests; FREE for current undergraduates, their guests, and children under 12. Price includes: heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Alan Wayne Trio, door prizes, and a cash bar.

1/9/12
Monthly Book Club: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
A Moveable Feast is a set of memoirs by American Author Ernest Hemingway about his years in Paris as part of the American expatriate circle of writers in the 1920s. The book describes Hemingway’s apprenticeship as a young writer in Europe (especially in Paris) during the 1920s with his first wife, Hadley. Cost: $6 - $8, dinner provided.

1/11/12
The Uneven Exchange: Making and Fulfilling Promises in Haiti
Featuring Patrick Moynihan ’87 and Nicholas Carter MD ’13

Birmingham, AL (Brown Club of Alabama and the Alpert Medical School)
Mountain Brook Club, 10 Beachwood Road, Birmingham (205-871-2116)
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm, Reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm, Introductory remarks followed by speaking program
Brown University’s presence in Haiti is bearing fruit. Deacon Patrick Moynihan ’87 leads Louverture Cleary School in its mission to educate some of the nation’s poorest (and brightest) junior high and high school students. Nick Carter MD ’13 is working with Haitian doctors and American volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Tabarre, Haiti to improve care for the critically ill and for the malnourished. They join us to discuss their shared pledge to help strengthen Haiti’s medical and educational systems from within. Cost: Free.

1/11/12
An Evening of Laughter
Vienna, Austria (Brown Club of Austria)
7:30 pm, Vienna’s English Theatre, Josefsgasse 12 | A-1080 Vienna | Tel +43-1-402 12 60-0
Join us for the Second City show Laugh Out Loud. Second City in Chicago is arguably the premier comedy club in America, and the “birthplace” of many of the leading Saturday Night Live comedians. A table in the cantina is reserved for the Brown Club of Austria during the intermission, so despite wherever we are sitting in the theater we will have a chance to meet and get together in the break. This should be a really funny and outrageous evening!
Cost: 34,60/22,60. Family and friends welcome.

1/12/12
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL (Brown Club of Chicago)
12:00 pm, CERES Caf, 141 West Jackson Blvd., off the lobby (312-427-3443)
The Brown downtown lunch is held on the second Thursday of each month. Join the group to discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network, or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. Reservation is under the name of Brown University or Tucker. RSVP if you can, but come anyway, even at the last minute. Cost: Pay as you go.

1/12/12
The Uneven Exchange: Making and Fulfilling Promises in Haiti
Featuring Patrick Moynihan ’87 and Nicholas Carter MD ’13
Coconut Grove, FL (Brown Club of Miami and the Alpert Medical School)
The Pagoda Room, Ransom Everglades School, 3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove
(305-460-8800)
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm, Reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm, Introductory remarks followed by speaking program
Brown University’s presence in Haiti is bearing fruit. Deacon Patrick Moynihan ’87 leads Louverture Cleary School in its mission to educate some of the nation’s poorest (and brightest) junior high and high school students. Nick Carter ’13 MD is working with Haitian doctors and American volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Tabarre, Haiti to improve care for the critically ill and for the malnourished. They join us to discuss their shared pledge to help strengthen Haiti’s medical and educational systems from within. Cost: Free for current Brown students, Ransom Everglades staff, faculty, or students (RSVP still requested); $5 for young alumni (’07 - ’11); $10 for alumni, parents and guests.

1/12/12
Post-Holiday Holiday Party
Atlanta, GA (Brown Club of Georgia)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Apres Diem, 931 Monroe Drive NE #C103 (in the Midtown Promenade Center)
No prep, no cleanup, no stress; just a chance to mingle with alumni, parents, and current students. We’ll celebrate the New Year with heavy appetizers, tapas, and drinks. Guests are welcome! Cost:$10 current students; $15 young alumni/recent grads; $40 individual + 2011 membership; $25 individual; $65 couple/family +2011 membership; $50 couple/family.

1/13/12
Our Health: What Brown is Doing to Change the World
Naples, FL (Brown Women’s Leadership Council and The Warren Alpert Medical School)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive
Join Women’s Leadership Council Member Judith Hushon ’67, P’93 for a reception and panel discussion featuring Terrie ‘Fox’ Wetle, associate dean for public health and public policy at Brown; Dr. Allen Weiss P’97, ’01 MD, P’98, president of Naples Community Hospital; Dr. Valerie Weiss ’97, ’01 MD, biomedical illustrator; and Alina Markova ’12 MD. Tables have been reserved for any guest wishing to patronize the club for dinner following the program.

1/15/12
Get-Together
St. Louis, MO (Brown Club of Missouri)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Hope you can join this great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni and current students. Chris ’82 and Sarah Schmidt and their daughter Liza ’12 are graciously hosting this event. Light d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Cost: Free.

1/16/12
Carberry Dinner: Dinner at Elephant Walk
Cambridge, MA (Carberry Dinners of the Brown Club of Boston)
6:00 pm, Elephant Walk, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue
The evening will be graciously hosted by Carol Atgate ’55 for alumni who graduated in 1965 or earlier. Carberry Dinners are small, group meals that alumni host in the greater Boston area. A Carberry Dinner can be themed around any topic or interest. These dinners are a great opportunity to meet other alumni over the course of a few hours in a smaller group setting. Events can occur at alumni’s homes or at restaurants. Everyone pays for their own meal. Cost: Pay as you go.

1/17/12
Networking Event Featuring Darrell West, Former Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Along with a Special Performance by the Chattertocks
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington D.C. and Brown’s Careers in the Common Good)
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue (metro accessible at Dupont Circle metro station and street parking)
Please join current Brown students and alumni for a networking event and mixer featuring Darrell West, former John Hazen White professor of political science and public policy and director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy, who will discuss technology’s role in government and politics. You will also be treated to a special performance by the Chattertocks. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Cost: Free for current students; $10 for members; $15 for non-members.

1/17/12
The Jabberwocks
New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:00 pm, The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street (Greenwich Village between Laguardia Place & Thompson Street)
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Groove to the tunes of Brown’s oldest college a capella group, the Jabberwocks. They sing anything from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga. As Brown’s oldest college a capella group, they enjoy a rich history and tradition dating as far back as 1949. Cost: $12/ticket.

1/18/12
Chattertocks
Bethlehem, PA (Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania)
Salem Lutheran Church, 537 High Street
7:15 pm, Doors open
8:00 pm, Concert begins
What a wonderful way to start the New Year! The Chattertocks will be visiting our area and will be performing for us. The concert will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Paul Braden ’67 is the pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church and has generously offered us the use of his beautiful church. Cost: $10/ticket for alumni, family, and friends; $5 for students and children over 5; children under 5 are free.

1/19/12
The Politics of Food
Featuring Associate Professor Ross Cheit
New Orleans, LA (Brown Club of New Orleans)
Samuel Green Charter School, Cafeteria, 2319 Valence Street
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Informal gathering
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Lecture and dinner
Be prepared for a thought provoking exploration of the hot questions: Has our food system become more fragile and less healthy in recent years? Or are we living in an era of remarkable food safety and choice? Or could both of those things be true? Ross Cheit, associate professor of political science and public policy, will engage us in these questions in a talk that will range from concentrated frozen orange juice to extra virgin olive oil. Cost: $25 pp. Cost includes locally sourced food and wine prepared in the beautiful kitchen of one of the First Line Schools, which is an Edible Schoolyard school.

1/19/12
Playing Big In Work and Life
Featuring Carolyn Ou ’89, Founder of Sandbox Consulting

New York City, NY (Brown University Club in New York)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Idealist.org, 302 Fifth Avenue, 31st street, 11th floor
An interactive Seminar featuring Brown Alumni Association Career Coach, Carolyn Ou ’89, Founder of Sandbox Consulting. It’s the end of another year, and as 2011 rolls to a close, what’s on your mind for 2012? Start off the new year with a bang and not a whimper as we explore ways in which you get to PLAY BIG in your work and life. During this hands-on workshop, we’ll look at ways in which you’ve defined BIG for yourself, and then redefine it in a way that’s more meaningful and motivating for you, as well as identify and tackle some common obstacles to putting your ideas into action. This seminar will include a quick wine and cheese reception and start exactly at 6:30 pm. Cost: $25pp.

1/19/12
Young Alumni Drinks
Providence, RI (Young Alumni of the Brown Club of Rhode Island)
9:00 pm, the red fez, 49 Peck Street
This place is notoriously hard to find, so don’t give up if you walk by it a couple of times. Cost: Pay as you go.

1/19/12
An Evening Filled with Music
Istanbul, Turkey (Brown Club of Turkey)
8:00 pm, Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Join us in greeting the New Year with a classical music concert by Lukas Vondracek, performing as part of the Istanbul Recitals. Cost: Free.

1/20/12
Top 10 Challenges for New ManagersMatt Paknis
Featuring Matt Paknis ’85, President of Matt Paknis Training and Development

Online Webinar (Brown Alumni Association Career Tools and Programs)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Being a new manager brings new challenges to your work. Matt will review challenges reported by new managers, discuss critical assets that are often shared among successful managers and identify tools to help you succeed in this new or future role. If you are considering moving into a managerial role, this webinar will also help you determine if management is the right fit for you. This webinar is presented by Matt Paknis ’85, president of Matt Paknis Training and Development and participant in Brown’s Executive/Career Coach Referral Program. Cost: Free.

1/20/12
The Hay-Adams Author Series: Tony Horwitz ’81 and Geraldine Brooks
Washinton, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
Top of the Hay, 800 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
12 pm to 2 pm (Doors open @ 11:30 p.m.)
Recreating a grand literary tradition, The Hay-Adams Author Series hosts outstanding writers with fine food and drink and lively conversation in a magnificent setting. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning couple Tony Horwitz ’81 and Geraldine Brooks for a three-course luncheon and discussion of their latest books, respectively: Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War and Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel. Cost: $85 pp (includes three-course lunch, wine, tax, and gratuity).

1/21/12
Young Alumni – Roller Derby: LA Ri-ettes vs. San Diego Wildfires
Los Angeles, CA (Brown Club of Southern California)
7:00 pm, The Doll Factory, 1910 West Temple Street
Meet in front of the entrance where there are delicious food trucks outside. Young Alumni (’01 – ’11) events are rolling back in 2012 with skates, elbows, and estrogen. If you don’t know what roller derby is, that is all you need to know! All-star teams will be playing in an LA vs. San Diego showdown! LA and San Diego young alumni should come for good fun. Cost: $20/ticket (General Admission Tickets for standing sections up and close around the track)!

1/21/12
Huntington Tea and Tour
San Marino, CA (The Women’s Committee of the Brown Club of Southern California)
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm, meet at the entrance Pavilion/Visitor’s Center
12:30 pm, Tea
2:30 pm, Art Exhibition (museum closes at 4:30 pm)
Treat yourself after the holidays to tea at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens and the
Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley 1945 - 1985 art exhibition. We will explore The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945 – 1985, a groundbreaking exhibition of the furniture of mid-century craftsman Sam Maloof (1916 – 2009) and the art made by 35 members of his circle of friends. Maloof’s work has been given to American presidents, collected by celebrities, and admired by art connoisseurs far and wide. Do not pay your own admission before checking in with the group, as the group’s tickets will be pre-paid. You don’t need to be a member of the Women’s Committee to enjoy our events and guests are very welcome at this event. Cost: $51 pp for Tea and Tour (including all admissions, tea, tax, and tip).

1/21/12
Winter A Cappella Concert Featuring The Brown Jabberwocks
Stamford, CT (Brown Club of Fairfield County)
St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2810 Long Ridge Road
1:30 pm, Refreshments
2:00 pm, Performance
The club is pleased to continue the tradition of our annual Winter A Cappella Concert, featuring Brown’s oldest male a cappella group, The Jabberwocks! The Jabberwocks have received numerous awards, have had numerous tracks on the Best of Collegiate A Cappella albums (BOCA), and have been honored in the CARA awards. CDs will be available for sale after the performance. Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. All students are free.

1/22/12
The Chattertocks
Scarsdale, NY (Brown University Club of Westchester County)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Scarsdale High School, Little Theater, 3rd Floor, 1057 Post Road
A double treat; enjoy The Chattertocks, Brown’s oldest all-female a capella singing group and For Good Measure, Scarsdale High School’s coed a capella group. Cost: $10 for adults; high school students and younger are free. Refreshments will be served. Payment will be accepted at the door (cash and check only).

1/22/12
Jabberwocks in Concert
Bryn Mawr, PA (Brown Club of Philadelphia)
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Beechwood House, Shipley School, corner of Montgomery Avenue and Roberts Road
The Jabberwocks, Brown’s oldest all-male a capella group, will be in the neighborhood for a performance. Children are welcome. Cost: Free; $10 voluntary donation is suggested to defray club’s costs (insurance, etc.).

1/24/12
Monthly Book Club: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Providence, RI (Brown Club of Rhode Island)
7:00 pm, Sciences Library (corner of Thayer and Watermen), Lower Level, Room 17a
Even if you have read it before, it’s a story of hard times and can shine a light on what’s happening now. Definitely worth another read. Cost: Free.

1/25/12
Shakespeare in American Life
Featuring Professor Coppelia Kahn

San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California)
The Serrano Hotel, Orpheum Ballroom, 405 Taylor Street
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm, Reception with wine, cheese, and light fare
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm, Speaking program followed by Q & A
Some of us recognize phrases lifted from Shakespeare in our daily discourse, but for many, Shakespeare’s language has become, in effect, part of our own. Former slaves, community leaders, working-class theater-goers: all have found in Shakespeare a lingua franca that speaks to Americans and their values. But which values are properly “American”? Join Coppelia Kahn, professor of English, as she addresses this question through a look at the period leading up to World War I, and the place of Shakespeare in fierce debates over immigrants and the “Anglo-Saxon roots” of America. Cost: $20 for Young Alumni (’07 - ’11); $25 for club members; $35 for non-members, parents, guests. Register by 1/21: $45 for membership + event for classes ’06 – ’10; $55 for membership + event.

1/26/12
ABC: The Event
Washington, D.C. (Brown TBGALA and Young Alumni Group of the Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 pm, Corcoran Gallery of Arts, 500 seventeenth Street, NW
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Elephant & Castle, 19th and Eye Streets, NW
Art: First, join us at 6:00 pm for a private tour of the Corcoran Gallery of Arts for a groundbreaking 30-American exhibit led by the exhibit’s curator, Dr. Sarah Newman. The group is capped at 40 due to gallery restrictions. Brunonians and Castles: Next, join fellow Brunonians at a nearby pub, Elephant & Castle, for a reception. OK, it’s not really a castle, but you’ll be happy you came. For those who weren’t able to get into the gallery tour, fret not, as some will be showing up at 6:30 for the reception. Meet new alums and reconnect with old friends. We’ve arranged for drink specials. Cost: $9 pp for gallery tour; pay as you go at reception.

1/26/12
Happy Hour
Washington, D.C. (Brown Club of Washington, D.C.)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Elephant & Castle, 19th and I St NW
January 2012 is upon us! Time for a happy hour to reconnect with Brown friends in DC! Who knows? There could be someone there you never knew was in DC? (That always seems to happen). Cost: Pay as you go.

1/26/12
Out to Lunch Bunch
Naples, FL (Brown University Club of Southwest Florida)
12:00 pm, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive (River Point Drive is the first street east of Tin City on 41. The NSYC is at the end of the street)
The Out to Lunch Bunch meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon. Attendees who are not members of the NSYC can use credit cards to pay for lunch (cash is NOT accepted). Cost: Pay as you go.

1/26/12
Class of 1987 Mini-Reunion and Cocktail Reception
New York City, NY (Brown Class of 1987)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station
Come out and reconnect before the 25th reunion in May! Cost: Complementary to the Class!

1/27/12 – 1/28/12
Class of 1987 Pre-Reunion Drinks and Reunion Planning Meeting
Providence, RI (Brown Class of 1987)
Friday: Pre-Reunion Drinks
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Cafe Paragon/Viva (former location of Spat’s), 234 Thayer Street
Saturday: Pre-Reunion Planning Meeting
11:00 am, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
Will you be in the Providence area on Friday, January 27th or Saturday, January 28th? Join classmates from the Class of 1987 for a drink on Friday evening and/or for a pre-reunion planning meeting on Saturday morning.

1/28/12
Update on the Latest Mars Data
Featuring Professor Jack Mustard

Naples, FL (Brown University of Southwest Florida)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive
Mars looks like it had all the ingredients necessary to support life: water, energy and nutrients. But did it? Exciting new data continues to pour in from Mars and an international effort to answer this question is underway. Join Jack Mustard, professor of geology, as he discusses the latest developments on how Brown is helping to open doors with a greater understanding of our neighbors in space. Cost: $35 pp.

1/28/12
Wine Tasting
Louisville, KY (Brown Club of Kentucky)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, The Limestone Restaurant, 10001 Forest Green Boulevard
It doesn’t get any better than this, folks. Guests welcome for wine tasting and hors d’ouevres. Cost: $10 pp.

1/28/12
Alumni Ice Skating Event
Brookline, MA (Brown Club of Boston)
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm, Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink, Larz Anderson Park, 23 Newton Street
Alums are invited to a private, family-oriented ice skating event! The Club has reserved over two hours of private ice time at the Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA! Cost: $8 for club members (kids under 12 are FREE!); $12 for non-members/$5 for children under 12 of non-members.

1/28/12
Association of Class Leaders Annual Class Leaders Summit
Providence, RI (Association of Class Leaders)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Kasper Multipurpose Room (Room 040), Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center
Join fellow class leaders for a dynamic session on Leading Amidst Uncertainty with Mary Jo Kaplan ’82, President/CEO of Kaplan Consulting LLC. This highly interactive program will help you consider new approaches for dealing with unpredictable change. Our speaker is an experienced consultant who works with individuals, organizations, networks, and communities to transform intentions into innovative strategy and results. Cost: Free.

1/28/12
Cocktail Reception and an Inside Look at Brown’s Collaborative Fine Arts Program
Featuring Clinical Professor Thom Jones

Providence, RI (Association of Class Leaders and Brown Club of Rhode Island)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Cocktail reception, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown St.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Lecture with Q & A, Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101, Brown Campus
Thom Jones, clinical professor of theater arts and performance studies and head of voice and speech for the Brown/Trinity Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) program, will showcase an array of student performances that illustrates this unique Brown program. Cost: Free.

1/28/12
Ice Skating Party
Madison, WI (Brown Club of Wisconsin)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Tenney Park, 1414 East Johnson Street (access to the parking lot is via Sherman Avenue)
Real Wisconsin winter is finally here! Let’s take advantage of it by getting together and going ice skating at Tenney Park, in Madison. The park features a beautiful skating pond, and a brand new warming hut to take a break from the cold and get hot cocoa. Skate rentals are available. Look for Hilary Gerstein ’03 and Martin Lichtman ’01 wearing Brown University hooded sweatshirts. There will be a table with some snacks. There will also be a member of the Madison Speed Skating Club to give pointers on skating technique! Cost: Pay as you go (if rented skates are needed).

1/31/12
Lunar New Year Banquet Dinner
San Francisco, CA (Brown Alumni Association of Northern California and Dartmouth Alumni Club)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, R & G Lounge, 631 Kearny Street (at Clay)
Join fellow Brown & Dartmouth alumni and friends for a 10-course banquet dinner to welcome in the new year of the Dragon. This is a great opportunity to sample the best of R & G’s cuisine, including their famous salt and pepper crab! Cost: $55 for club members/2011 grads; $70 for non-members (cost includes a 10-course meal and non-alcoholic drinks).