TWC Events and Announcements
- A Weekend with Iroquois Artist: Natasha Smoke Santiago
- John Hazen White Sr. Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas
- TWC Student Advisory Board
- Alumni Relations Office Hours in the TWC
A Weekend with Iroquois Artist: Natasha Smoke Santiago
When: October 12-13
John Hazen White Sr. Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas
When: October 15, 5.30pm
Where: 190 Thayer Street, Room 101 (Friedman Auditorium)
Read Jose Vargas's esaay " My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant".
TWC Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board (SAB) helps the Director develop the vision
and strategic plan for the Third World Center. The SAB meets every
four weeks throughout the academic year and is charged with:
• identifying key issues affecting the TWC community
• providing critical feedback on TWC priorities
• communicating updates to/from SAB from/to respective leadership groups
• participating in the TWC self-study and external review
One TWTP 2012 participant and two at-large community members (i.e., student who does not currently hold a titled position in the TWC) will be selected by anonymous review by former SAB members. Information and the SAB application are available at www.brown.edu/twc. Applications are due on October 8.
Alumni Relations Office Hours in the TWC
Alumni Relations will be hosting office hours for the Fall semester in the Third World Center as follows:
Thursday Sept 20, 2012 3-5 pm
Wednesday Oct 3, 2012 12-3 pm
Wednesday Nov 7, 2012 12-3pm
Wednesday Dec5, 2012 12-3 pm
For questions or for more information please contact Valerie_Cordeiro@brown.edu.
Brown Events and Announcements
- Ethnic Studies Film Series hosted by Filmmaker Angelo Baca!
- TEACH FOR INDIA Info Session - OCTOBER 3 2012
- Flu clinics begin on Wednesday, October 3rd
- Academic Workshops
- Find a Mentor with the New Scientist Program
- Mentor budding scientists with NSP
- Queer/Feminist Art Opening + Artist Talk with Meredith Stern
- Learn about Spring UTRAs – Info Session 10/10
- Expose yourself to new cultures!
- Brown Religious Literacy Project
- Brown Student Language Exchange wants YOU!
- Barkha Dutt Arrives at Brown
- Summer research! UTRA info session Thu 11/15
- Getting your Bearings at Brown
Ethnic Studies Film Series hosted by Filmmaker Angelo Baca!
CSREA/Ethnic Studies is pleased to welcome filmmaker and scholar Angelo Baca to Brown University. Angelo Baca will be teaching two courses this academic year. During fall 2012, he will teach "Native Americans in the Media," and in spring 2013, "Introduction to Native American Literature." As part of his engagement with the Ethnic Studies dept., Prof. Baca will host the Ethnic Studies film series during fall 2012. Among the films to be presented, is Prof. Baca's 2008 film: "In Laman's Term: Looking at Lamanite Identity." **Films are free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q & A session.
In Laman's Terms: Looking at Lamanite Identity "What is a Lamanite?" Based on this single basic question, one Native American man seeks out to answer questions about Indian and Mormon identity. Angelo Baca, a Navajo and Hopi filmmaker, takes a personal journey exploring the influences of the Mormom culture upon his own and what the definition of a Lamanite really meansfrom indivuduals within the church as well as outside of it. Traveling accross the country from New York to Hawaii, issues such as colonization, assimilation, and proselytizing of indigenous populations are confronted and discussed. From an indigenous perspective, this provocative documentary explores the impacts of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon has on native peoples and communities challenging the traditional, some might even say racist, notions of the original term and its place in the church's teachings. A documentary whose answers will surprise and enlighten viewers.
Tuesday, 10/2 - Avatar
Tuesday, 10/23 - Miss Navajo
Tuesday, 11/6 - In Laman's Terms
Tuesday, 11/27 - Club Native
Tuesday, 12/4 - Native American Shorts
All films will be shown at Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room G01 - 7-9:30pm
TEACH FOR INDIA Info Session - OCTOBER 3 2012
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 8 p.m
Where: Wilson 301
Are you trying to figure out your summer plans or your life after Brown?
Have you always wanted to experience living in India?
Do you want to make an impact in the lives of Indian school-going children?
If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions (or even if you didn't), do attend the Teach for India informational session on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8pm in Wilson 301. You will have the opportunity to talk to our campus representative about the Teach For India Fellowship, internships and other volunteer opportunities.
For more information about the event, click here; about Teach for India, click here.
Flu clinics begin on Wednesday, October 3rd
When: Wednesday, October 3 at 8 p.m
Where: Wilson 301
Health Services will be offering free flu shots for all Brown students, every Wednesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, October 3rd through October 19th.
When: All semester
Where: JWW 310
The Dean of the College Office offers both workshops, led by staff and coaches, and individual appointments with peer academic coaches to address many of the obstacles that students face. You can browse & rsvp for the workshops on the ASK events module, and request an appointment with a coach by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
See http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Dean_of_the_College/tutoring/coaching_workshops.php for more details.
Find a Mentor with the New Scientist Program
When: Rolling Admission
Where: Science Center, Room 306, Sciences Library, 201 Thayer St
The New Scientist Program Peer Advising and Leadership Initiative (NSP:PAL) matches science students to upperclassmen science concentrators. Mentors advise on research, classes, extracurriculars, time management, and other strategies for success at Brown. Apply for a mentor online at: http://goo.gl/u9Rgc
Mentor budding scientists with NSP
Where: Science Center
The New Scientist Program Peer Advising and Leadership Initiative (NSP:PAL) is looking for graduate students and 3rd/4th year science concentrators to mentor 1st/2nd year science students. Help shape the success of your younger peers. Physical and Computational Science concentrators are especially encouraged to apply at http://goo.gl/4f527. Find out more at http://www.brown.edu/nsp/pal/mentor
Queer/Feminist Art Opening + Artist Talk with Meredith Stern
When: Art on display from September 19 to October 22; artist talk on September 19, 6-7.30pm
Where: Sarah Doyle Women's Center Lounge
Learn about Spring UTRAs – Info Session 10/10
When: October 10, 2012 @ 4:00 PM
Where: Petteruti Lounge
Interested in conducting research during the academic year? Learn about Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) at an Information Session for spring semester UTRAs only -- Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4PM in Petteruti Lounge. Students interested in research and course development projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences are encouraged to attend. To RSVP, please visit the UTRA website: http://brown.edu/utra. An info session for summer UTRAs will follow in November.
Expose yourself to new cultures!
Interested in world cultures? Looking to learn a couple words in a new language? Come to BSLE language projects! Each project is led by a native speaker who is anxious to share his/her language and culture with you. BSLE projects are once-per-week, homework-free, casual discussion sections. This semester, we are offering introductions to Cape Verdean Creole, Filipino languages, Romanian, Bulgarian and Albanian. Read more at http://brownlanguagesociety.blogspot.com/p/bsle.html
Brown Religious Literacy Project
When: By December 3rd, 2012
The Brown Religious Literacy Project is a non credit-bearing semester long undertaking meant to deepen participants’ understanding of what it means to be religiously literate. The class is not meant to make all participants religiously literate—that is impossible. Instead, the class will present resources related to the academic study of religion and the practice of faith. Student participants actively engage in the material, completing mandatory journal assignments, readings and “field trips” meant to further their understanding of “lived religion.” In order to provide the best possible and broadest approach to the study of religious literacy, the program draws on the knowledge religious studies faculty from across Rhode Island and of the Brown University Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.
Participating students will also have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Cambridge (UK) who will be participating in a satellite program, Leadership and Faith in Dialogue. Major funding is currently being negotiated which will allow students who are chosen to facilitate subsequent programs the opportunity to travel to England for one week in January to participate in interfaith training courses.
Information sessions will be held on November 7th, 8th, and 9th from 8-9 pm in JWW 411. A schedule and application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHM0UjNfdHJsV0l6MFdoVWRCOVdVd1E6MQ#gid=0. Applications open November 1st, and close December 3rd. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Brown Student Language Exchange wants YOU!
When: Through September
Where: Center for Language Studies, 195 Angell St.
Do you speak a language not currently taught at Brown? Become a discussion leader for Brown Student Language Exchange! BSLE is intended to briefly introduce Brown students to languages and cultures through once-per-week, homework-free, casual discussion sections. We encourage applications for all languages that aren't currently offered by the university. If you're interested in teaching your language, please apply here: http://tinyurl.com/8hupb68
Barkha Dutt Arrives at Brown
The Brown-India Initiative is pleased to welcome Barkha Dutt as the first Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow!
A renowned journalist, Ms. Dutt is Group Editor with NDTV, India's premiere news and current affairs network. She is one of India's best known journalists and television anchors and is also the youngest journalist to receive the 'Padma Shri', one of the country's highest State honors. In a career spanning sixteen years she has won over forty national and international awards for journalism.
Ms. Dutt joins us as the first Meera and Vikram Gandhi fellow in residence at Brown. During the Fellowship, Ms. Dutt will work on her book, The Unquiet Land: Exploring India's Fault Lines. Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellowships enable major journalists, public figures and scholars working on India to undertake substantial projects while in residence at Brown. The fellowships are funded by Meera and Vikram Gandhi for a period of five years.
As part of the Brown-India Seminar Series, Ms. Dutt will give a seminar on October 19th, entitled, "The Unquiet Land: Exploring India's Fault Lines." Visit Ms. Dutt during her office hours on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Watson Institute 226 or watch her fascinating interviews by clicking on NDTV above.
To learn more about Ms. Dutt's work, please see ourwebsite, read her column in The Hindustan Times or follow her on Twitter @bdutt.
Summer research! UTRA info session Thu 11/15
When: November 15, 2012 @ 4:00 PM
Where: Salomon 001
Spend your summer working closely with a Brown faculty member on a research or course development project in the humanities, arts, or sciences. Attend an info session to learn more about summer and fall semester Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) - Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4PM in Salomon 001. To RSVP, please visit the UTRA website:http://brown.edu/utra.
Getting your Bearings at Brown
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- Scholarship to attend HACU's 26th Annual Conference in Washington, DC (10/20 - 10/22)
- The 27th Annual Rhode Island AIDS Walk for Life
- First Year Students Needed for Research Project
Scholarship to attend HACU's 26th Annual Conference in Washington, DC (10/20 - 10/22)
When: 20-22 October 2012
Where: Washington DC
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host their 26th Annual Conference from October 20-22, 2012 in Washington, DC. HACU is providing college students with an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to participate in the conference Student Track, which attracts undergraduates from a wide range of academic disciplines. This is an opportunity to gain insight on employment opportunities and hiring trends in the federal and private sectors. Student participants will take advantage of workshops addressing career, educational, cultural and leadership issues and expand their network and meet potential mentors and employers. In addition, HACU hosts a large scale career fair with hundreds of federal agencies, corporations and non-profits represented. For more details and online application, visit: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Conference_Student_Scholarship1.asp. If you are not a student and interested in learning more about this conference, visit http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Annual_Conference1.asp. The HACU conference annually attracts hundreds of distinguished academic, corporate, federal, public policy and community leaders.
The 27th Annual Rhode Island AIDS Walk for Life
Where: RI State House Lawn 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
The Lambda Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and the Lambda Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will be participating in the 27th Annual Rhode Island AIDS Walk for Life together as Team Krimson & Kreme.
When: September 23, 2012
Registration 9:00am, Walk 9:45am
Location: RI State House Lawn
82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
WEAR RED TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR TEAM KRIMSON & KREME!!!
For more information contact:
Please feel free to join our team or contribute towards our fundraising efforts of $100: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/KrimsonKreme/rhode-island-aids-walk-for-life-2012#.UEt2mU8pMYM.twitter
First Year Students Needed for Research Project
Career and Internship Opportunities
- Peace Corps at Brown University
- The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
- Free Internship Program for Black Male College Students
- J.P. Morgan Asset Management: Launching Leaders Experience
Peace Corps at Brown University
Dear Student Leaders,
My name is Kathryn Fidler, and I am a regional recruiter for the Peace Corps in Providence, RI. As a community services education volunteer in the Philippines, I had the opportunity to learn new skills, design and manage programs, communicate in another language, and most importantly, to spend two years as a member of a community that remains my second home. As a recruiter, I visit campuses and student groups like yours in order to discuss the personal, educational and professional benefits of Peace Corps service.
As you may know, Peace Corps sends diverse college graduates to live and work for 27 months in communities in more than seventy countries in the developing world. Our programs focus on several key sectors including: health, education, agriculture, business, youth development and environmental education. We offer benefits including housing and living expenses during service, full medical coverage, and graduate school fellowships for returned volunteers.
I will be visiting Brown several times this fall semester, and would love to work together with your group. In particular, I would like to
· Invite your group to attend my online information meeting about the Peace Corps on September 12th or one of our fall Peace Corps events in Rhode Island, as well as to stop by the Peace Corps table at the Fall Career Fair on the Main Green on September 19th, and to attend our joint event with the One Acre Fund at the Career Lab on October 10th.
· Make myself available by phone and e-mail to provide information and answer any questions the members of your group may have about the Peace Corps.
· Meet with your group to discuss the ways that Peace Corps can reach out to and support interested students with unique skills and backgrounds.
· Learn from your group how to spread the word about Peace Corps to motivated students.
I know how busy the fall semester can be, and appreciate your time. Please call or e-mail me at the contact information listed below to discuss our options for working together during the coming semester. I look forward to hearing from you, and to meeting the students in your group.
Enjoy the beginning of the fall semester!
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
Where: Washington, D.C.
"The Institute is a two-summer leadership program for high-achieving black male college sophomores. Students receive high-level internships, participate in rigorous academic seminars, and meet influential leaders.
Admitted students join a network of talented leaders. Please share the news with anyone interested in applying.
John Saunders at (202) 659-2831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chance Craig '14 at (870) 816-8672 or email@example.com
Free Internship Program for Black Male College Students
When: September 23 deadline
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship seeks applications from African American male college sophomores for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC. Students receive paid internships within their field of interest and participate in lectures, seminars, and roundtable discussions with influential leaders in the public and private sectors.
The Institute provides housing to its students on a college campus, and encourages students of all majors to apply. Please see details below, and visit our website at www.i4rc.org.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management: Launching Leaders Experience
When: Friday, November 9, 2012
Where: J.P. Morgan New York City headquarters
If you are an exceptional Black, Hispanic or Native American student and have a strong interest in global finance, we want to talk to you. Our Launching Leaders Experience is your opportunity to meet with some of J.P. Morgan’s leaders, hear about their experiences and get their advice on how to jumpstart your career. This is an exciting time to be at J.P. Morgan and you can be part of it.
This event is for sophomores and juniors interested in summer opportunities in our Private Bank and Investment Management businesses.
Please apply here by October 9th.