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Research Skills II: Breaking down technical papers

Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Students will be introduced to the process of reading scientific papers and then participate in a workshop activity that takes them through the process of reading a paper and understanding I. what is known, II. what is not known and III. how to find out what is not known. (Speaker: Karen Haberstroh)

Research Skills I: Learning on your own

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This workshop will help students identify the skills needed to become self-sufficient learners and provide tips and suggestions for independent learning. (Speaker: Jim Valles)

Laboratory Safety Training

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

Staff Development Day

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:00am - 4:00pm
> Multiple locations: see description for details

Staff Development Day is a unique approach to workplace learning that gives all Brown University employees the opportunity to invest in their personal and professional growth and focuses on the most ...

Short Course on Fractonal PDEs

Thursday, May 30, 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.

Short Course on Fractonal PDEs

Wednesday, May 29, 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.

Commencement Procession

Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:15am - 11:30am
> Other location: see description for details

One of Brown's oldest and greatest traditions, the Procession through the Van Wickle Gates brings together the entire Brown community. Don?t miss the opportunity to march with your classmates! Alumni classes each have a special place in the procession. Generally, the most recent alumni classes form on George Street while earlier classes will form on the College Green. Look for your reunion class signs and your reunion student staff member for guidance.

Campus Dance

Friday, May 24, 2013 9:00pm - Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:00pm
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One of Brown’s best-loved Reunion Weekend traditions, the Campus Dance brings more than 11,000 people to campus to dance the night away under a sky lit with hundreds of paper lanterns. The College Green is transformed into an outdoor ballroom with a giant dance floor for swinging to the sounds of the Duke Belaire Orchestra. Tables for the 15th - 75th Reunion classes are on the College Green in front of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center (Faunce House).

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception

Friday, May 24, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception Friday, May 24, 2013, 4:30-6:00, Barus & Holley Lobby All engineering alumni who are coming back to campus for commencement are invited to join us to reconnect with fellow engineering alumni and faculty during this beer, wine, and cheese reception. We hope you will join us! Please spread the word to other Brown engineers.

Short Course on Fractonal PDEs

Friday, May 24, 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.

Reunion Weekend 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00am - Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00am
Brown Campus

Alumni in classes ending in 3 or 8: Return to campus this May to celebrate your lifelong connection to Brown! Stay tuned for details. See http://alumni.brown.edu/reunions for preliminary info, and make sure your current email address is in your profile at https://alumni.brown.edu/alumni/Profile [login required] to receive all the latest news.

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.