Topic: Lecture

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 0 comments

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.

Carole Freeman’s exhibition includes paintings of 24 individuals, each of which features a distinct background or vocation.

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Visiting artist aims to show ‘ray of hope’ in paintings

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Carole Freeman, an internationally recognized contemporary figurative painter, spoke about her work and process in the List Art Building Wednesday evening.

In her lecture last Wednesday, Stewart commented on interrelated themes in Wright’s works, which include childbirth, maternity and knowledge.

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Late poet C.D. Wright honored in annual lecture

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, distinguished poet and Professor in the Humanities at Princeton Susan Stewart hosted the second annual C.D. Wright Lecture, an event that honors the memory of poet C.D. Wright, a professor of literary arts who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.