Topic: Lecture

The Students for a National Health Program and the Brown Democratic Socialists Organization co-hosted the event explaining Medicare for All.

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Physicians advocate for single payer system

October 18, 2019 1 comment

The United States’ health care system is broken and the only solution is a single payer plan, argued local leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program at an event Tuesday night.

Former Governor of Ohio John Kasich delivered a lecture before hundreds of students Wednesday night.

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John Kasich talks bipartisanship, impeachment

October 17, 2019 0 comments

To hundreds of students on a rainy Wednesday night, former Governor of Ohio John Kasich made the case for individuals across the country to take action on issues that matter to them, rather than waiting for politicians in Washington to affect change.

Oing, a University alum, discussed the relationship between humans, puppets and cyborgs in the context of the late Middle Ages.

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Alum studies medieval puppets, cyborgs

April 8, 2019 0 comments

The worlds of medieval Christianity and science fiction collided in a lecture by Michelle Oing ’07 last Thursday evening.

Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the pros and cons of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

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Medicare for all expert offers insight into controversial plan

April 5, 2019 0 comments

As the 2020 election field is already fueled by conversations around healthcare, Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, navigated the intricacies and complexities of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz Lisa Rofel ’75 delivered the fourth lecture of the East Asian Colloquium series in the Joukowsky Forum Thursday.

Alum talks Chinese-Italian fashion industry

April 5, 2019 0 comments

For the modern woman, silk garments are a rarity. “How many of you (women) have any silk clothing?” A smattering of hands responded. “One … two …three … four … not bad!”

David Shoemaker, leader of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, spoke about astrophysics technology.

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MIT researcher discusses future of gravitational wave detection

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Monday afternoon, students and faculty members gathered to learn about the latest advancements in detecting gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that occur after large-scale collisions between celestial entities, such as two black holes.

‘The Rise of China: Past, Present and Future’ featured professors Head, Nedostup, Steinfeld and Zheng. This installment of the University’s “Building on Distinction” series was moderated by Provost Locke on Monday.

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Interdisciplinary panel discusses China’s ‘Past, Present and Future’

March 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, University professors came together to examine China through four distinct lenses: space exploration, environmental science, politics and history.

Bakari Kitwana’s lecture delved into the role of hip-hop music in academia and politics, placing emphasis on hip-hop’s relationship with race and gender. He explored the hip-hop generation’s impact in the aftermath of the Black Power movement and the crack cocaine explosion.

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Hip Hop Lecture Series kicks off with Bakari Kitwana lecture

February 21, 2019 0 comments

“I have nothing to say about Cardi B,” remarked writer and hip-hop expert Bakari Kitwana, as he noted his own “lack of context” with contemporary rap at a lecture on the lasting influence of hip-hop in politics last week.

Watson senior fellow and former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim discussed his concerns for the developing world at a talk Thursday.

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Former World Bank President discusses climate change

February 8, 2019 1 comment

What can Brown prepare you for? If you use Jim Yong Kim ’82 P’22 as a model, it could prepare you for a spot on Forbes’ list of the most powerful people in the world.

Omar Alshogre (right) and Jose Diaz (middle) shared their stories of incarceration at an event moderated by Professor Alex Winder (left).

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Former prisoners discuss incarceration

January 30, 2019 0 comments

For former Syrian political prisoner Omar Alshogre, the experience of looking into a mirror after his release from prison was shocking — he was unrecognizable to himself, with bloodshot eyes and weighing just 75 pounds.