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Short Course on Fractonal PDEs

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Schedule of Lectures: (Location: Room 110, 182 George St; Time: 12:00-1:00pm) Lecture 1: 22 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Fawang Liu Topic: Numerical methods and analysis of the time, space and time-space fractional PDEs Lecture 2: 23 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Zhi-zhong Sun Topic: Finite difference methods for the fractional sub-diffusion equation Lecture 3: 24 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Fawang Liu Topic: Numerical methods for variable order fractional partial differential equations Lecture 4: 29 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:30pm - 4:30pm

"Dean in the Lobby" Every Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30pm, I will hold open office hours, at a table in the lobby of Barus and Holley If you have any issues on your mind, questions, suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, Engineering Classes, labs, facilities, etc, please stop by! I will be happy to chat, and will even treat you to a cup of coffee/tea! Kenny Breuer Professor of Engineering Associate Dean of Engineering for Academic Programs Brown University 401.863.2870

Short Course on Fractonal PDEs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Schedule of Lectures: (Location: Room 110, 182 George St; Time: 12:00-1:00pm) Lecture 1: 22 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Fawang Liu Topic: Numerical methods and analysis of the time, space and time-space fractional PDEs Lecture 2: 23 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Zhi-zhong Sun Topic: Finite difference methods for the fractional sub-diffusion equation Lecture 3: 24 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof. Fawang Liu Topic: Numerical methods for variable order fractional partial differential equations Lecture 4: 29 May, 2013, Lecturer: Prof.

Computer Engineering Seminar "Defect Tolerant Logic Implementation on Nano-crossbar Architectures"

Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm

Title: Defect Tolerant Logic Implementation on Nano-crossbar Architectures Speaker: Professor Wenjing Rao, University of Illinois, Chicago Date and Location: Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, B&H 190 Abstract: Future systems based on nanoscale devices will enjoy great potential in parallelism, yet at the same time face significant reliability challenges. This talk focuses on dealing with the challenges of implementing two-level logic functions onto a particular crossbar architecture, which has been shown to be highly promising for future nanoelectronic systems.

Final Examination Period

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 12:00am - Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00am
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Final Examination Period.

Fluids Seminar: Low-order Models for Control of Fluids: Balanced models and Koopman Modes

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Clarence Rowley, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Princeton University Princeton, NJ.  Low-order Models for Control of Fluids: Balanced Models and Koopman Modes.   The ability to effectively control a fluid would enable many exciting technological advances, such as the design of quieter, more efficient aircraft. Model-based feedback control is a particularly attractive approach, but the equations governing the fluid, although known, are typically too complex to be useful for control.

"Computational Conformal/Quasi-conformal geometry and applications"

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ronald Lok Ming Lui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Seminar: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at noon Barus and Holley Building, Room 190 Computational Conformal/Quasi-conformal geometry and applications With the rapid development of 3D digital scanning technology, the demand for effective geometric processing and shape analysis is ever increasing. Computational conformal / quasi-conformal geometry plays an important role for these purposes. Applications can be found in different areas such as medical imaging, computer visions and computer graphics.

Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period.

University Awards Ceremony - A Celebration of Teaching and Research

Monday, May 06, 2013 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Members of the Brown community are invited to honor the recipients of the University awards in Teaching and Research at the 2013 Awards Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of ...

Second Human-Robot Interaction Symposium

Monday, May 06, 2013 11:00am - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite you to a symposium to further define and develop the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Initiative at Brown, which was recently selected by the Academic Priorities Committee for greater exploration as part of the Signature Academic Initiatives process. The field of HRI raises fundamental questions about cognition and action in humans and robots and their increasingly sophisticated interactions. HRI research is inherently multidisciplinary and calls for contributions from science, the arts, and industry.

Edible Car Competition

Friday, May 03, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Extreme Edible Car Competition
Friday, May 3 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Barus & Holley Lobby / Manning Walk
SWE (Society of Women Engineers) has organized the 3rd Extreme Edible Car Competition, in which teams build and race vehicles made out of food – with materials ranging from bagels to butternut squash.

Comprehensive Utilization of Oil Shale in China and Energy Science and Technology of SJTU

Friday, May 03, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am

Seminar Friday, May 3, 2013 10:00am Barus & Holley, Room 190 Prof. Xiumin Jiang, Director of Institute of Thermal Energy Engineering Director of R&D Centre of National Demonstration Base for Comprehensive Utilization of Oil Shale Resource Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Comprehensive Utilization of Oil Shale in China and Energy Science and Technology of SJTU Oil shale, one of the most important potential crude oil substitute resources, is widespread in the world.

Fluids Seminar: Motility of Ameoboid Cells of the Immune System

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Daniel A. Hammer University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Motility of Ameoboid Cells of the Immune System Cell motility is critical to the proper function of the immune system. We are interested in the ways ameoboid cells organize their internal architecture and exert forces against their environment to achieve directed motion. The challenge is that ameoboid cells crawl quickly but exert very weak forces, requiring sensitive devices to measure forces during motility.

Laboratory Safety Training

Friday, April 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

Laboratory Safety Training is a 3-hour classroom session presented by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer or Laboratory Safety Specialist and covers key elements of the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and laboratory safety best practices. Who Must Attend? Laboratory Safety Training is required for any individual working (paid or unpaid) in a Brown University laboratory. This includes, but is not limited to, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, and Visitors. Registration for this course is mandatory.

Reading Period

Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00am - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:00am
> No location for this event

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar From Circuits to Cancer Sani Nassif, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar From Circuits to Cancer Sani Nassif, Ph.D. IBM Austin Research Lab, Austin, Texas nassif@us.ibm.com Abstract: The human race has invested about a trillion dollars in the development of semiconductor electronics, and our lives have been improved greatly as a result. Smart devices are now taken for granted and permeate every aspect of our daily lives.

Fluids Seminar: Skipping, Sloshing and Washboards

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Neil Balmforth The University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C Skipping, Sloshing and Washboards In this talk I will describe recent results on the modelling of how the collision of an object with a moving, deformable surface can generate an apparent ``super-elastic'' bounce. The phenomenon allows towed paddles to skip continually at high speed over water (demanding an extension of models of skipping stones) and to ``washboard'' layers of sand or mud with only a single passage over that substrate (in contrast to the conventional explanation for washboard roads).

Energy Science and Technology Seminar

Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Do you want to learn about exciting energy-related science and policy research? Come to Brown Energy Initiative’s Energy Science and Technology Seminar today (Friday, April 19) at noon in Barus and Holley 751! Juris Kalejs of American Capital Energy will be speaking about “Sustainability Technologies for the 21st Century”. The talks are meant to be accessible to all (not highly technical), informal, and interactive. Feel free to bring your lunch and your energy!

AIChE Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Event

Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Barus & Holly lobby
Using liguid nitrogen, AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) student members demonstrate how to make ice cream for all attendees to eat.

Learning with Technology: Teaching Science with MATLAB

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

96 Waterman Street
Are you interested in using programming or simulations in your science courses? Come to this brown bag discussion led by Professor Thomas Serre (CLPS) to learn about how he is integrating MATLAB into courses containing students with diverse backgrounds in cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and computer science. He will discuss how he introduces MATLAB through classroom demos, live experiments and homework assignments. Please register to reserve a place.

Center for Biomedical Engineering Seminar Designer Materials by Self- and Directed Assembly: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Dressings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm

Center for Biomedical Engineering Seminar Designer Materials by Self- and Directed Assembly: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Dressings Srinivasa R. Raghavan Patrick & ...

IMNI Distinguished Lecture "Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body" Prof. John A. Rogers Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, April 15, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Prof. John A. Rogers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Biology is soft, curvilinear and transient; modern silicon technology is rigid, planar and everlasting. Electronic systems that eliminate this profound mismatch in proper- ties will lead to new types of devices, capable of integrating non-invasively with thebody, providing function over some useful period of time, and then dissolving into surrounding biofluids. Recent work establishes a complete set of materials, mechanics designs and manufacturing approaches that enable these features in a class of electronics with performance comparable to that of conventional wafer-based technologies. This talk summarizes the key ideas through demonstrations in skin- mounted ‘epidermal’ monitors, advanced surgical tools and bioresorbable electronic bacteriocides.

A Day On College Hill

Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00pm - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:00am
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A Day on College Hill (ADOCH) is an event designed to give students a glimpse into what it is like to be a first year student at Brown.

Commencement Information Session

Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Events Office, in conjunction with the Corporation Office, will be running Commencement Information Sessions. The sessions are designed to give graduates a full rundown about what to expect on Commencement & Reunion Weekend - everything from where and when to line up for the Procession, what Baccalaureate is, how to register for handicapped parking, and what to tell your guests to wear for various activities. There will be a total of five sessions offered on Wednesday, April 10 (at 2 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5 PM) and Thursday, April 11 (at 3:30 PM and 5 PM).

Experiencing, Experimenting & Playing: Learning with Technology

Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm

This workshop explores how faculty are using simulations, data and visualizations to provide avenues of deeper engagement for their students. Participants will brainstorm topics in their own disciplines where technology might provide innovative solutions or create new avenues for student engagement. Please register to reserve a place.

School of Engineering Undergraduate Seminar "Thin Films and Reliability What do Materials Scientists do?"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Materials Science Spring Seminar Thin Films and Reliability What do Materials Scientists do? Wednesday, April 10 5-6 B& H 190 Pizza and soda

Fluids Seminar: From Ant Rafts to Wet-dog Shakes: A Decade after Double-majoring in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. David Hu
Georgia Institute of Technology

Water is a paradox: it is essential to life, but in large amounts, brings certain death. In this presentation, we embark on a visual journey through the fascinating ways animals have evolved to cope with life on a watery planet.

Energy Science and Technology Seminar

Friday, April 05, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Do you want to learn about exciting energy-related science and policy research? Come to Brown Energy Initiative’s Energy Science and Technology Seminar today (Friday, April 5) at noon in Barus and ...

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, April 05, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Environmental Law for Scientists: Overview and Opportunities,"
presented by Lawrence Schnapf, Founder of Schnapf LLC,
Professor of Environmental Law at New York Law School
Environmental laws can impose strict and joint liability for cleanup of contaminated property on a full range of parties including past and current property owners, tenants, property managers, lenders, parent or successor corporations and others who have the right to possess or occupy property. While the laws are three decades old, their narrative continues to evolve. For example, though these laws were intended to be comprehensive in scope, there are many regulatory gaps that might not cover certain types of contamination.

Creative Mind presents: Beth Altringer on "Experiments in Innovation and Innovation Education"

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Englander Studio

Brown's Creative Mind Initiative has invited Dr. Beth Altringer to present a mini lecture about her explorations in the areas of innovation, creative collaboration, and human-centered design. Dr ...