Are you Investor Ready?: A Workshop
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Are you Investor Ready?: A Workshop

What is the most effective process that a startup should follow to seek funding? What are the sources and which one is right given the stage of the startup? Should one approach Angels investors, VCs or seek crowd-funding or Accelerators? How do you negotiate with the investors? What is the role that a Board of Directors plays? What exactly do you need to have before you should approach investors?

These questions and myriad others will be explained in simple language to anyone hoping to chart their own course by starting a business 

Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member.

Naeem Zafar has been teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley since 2005. He is also a Professor of the Practice at Brown University. Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating a solution in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) space. Previously he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013. His first job out of Brown University with a degree in electrical engineering was to design chips and electronic systems. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship on topics ranging from conducting market research to seeking the right funding to successful ways to start a business. Information can be found on www.NaeemZafar.com.

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Are we alone? A talk about Mars
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Are we alone? A talk about Mars

One of the greatest questions of science and society is 'Are we alone?' Is the life that we know all there is, or is there much more out there? While scientists are investigating this question from many directions, this talk will focus on our search for evidence of life on Mars. Mars is the most Earth-like planet in our solar system and has had environments that would have easily supported life as know it. The critical question is if it ever did. If life can form anytime the right environment is present, we would expect life to exist throughout the universe. If not, then we are all the more special.

Join J.R. Skok, a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute and Brown Class of '09/ '13 on his journey to develop a mission to find evidence of life on Mars. Using NASA satellite data, J.R. discovered one of the two known hot spring deposits on Mars. These springs deposits are ideally suited for developing life, preserving it and showing us where it finds it. All we need to do now is make the mission and send it. J.R. has traveled to spring systems around the world to understand how they work and what a mission would need to do. Springs in Iceland and Chile are being used to understand what we should look for. J.R. will share his journey to these springs and he will develop a mission to explore the spring deposits on Mars for evidence of life.

 

Bio:

J.R. Skok, has been fortunate to embed exploration into his life for both work and play. He works as a planetary scientist who explores Mars and Mars-like places on Earth, when not doing that, he is often mapping caves to relax. He has been part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission teams while at Cornell and Brown University and now works with the SETI Institute and NASA Ames to lead the development of a mission to find life in ancient Martian hot springs. In order to get a better understanding of the geologic processes seen on Mars, he has worked in analog environments including Antarctica, Iceland, the Andes, Hawaii, Spain, Northern Quebec and more, with each location offering a new specific insight into what made Mars.

 

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Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Table for 8 Dinner #11

The Brown Club of Silicon Valley Presents

Table for 8 Dinner - #11
We invite you all to come socialize and try new cuisine at an informal, no-agenda gathering. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and we will all split the bill. This restaurant gets a 4.4 star (out of 5) recommendation on Open Table

Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member.

Please RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcsv-table-for-8-dinner-11-tickets-37364185284

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BCSV Summer Panel: Workforce of the Future
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

BCSV Summer Panel: Workforce of the Future

Please join us for an evening discussion with a panel of experts to hear about the jobs, roles, and skills that they expect will be in high demand in the future.

 

The panel of experts includes:

(1) Mark Settle, CIO, Okta (Brown PhD, Geological Science)

(2) Elizabeth Patterson, Chief Talent Officer, Mohr Davidow Ventures

(3) Chief Human Resources Officer, TBD

(4) Sean Ness, Director, The Institute for the Future

The event will be held at BoxHQ in Redwood City, on the evening of August 9th. You'll have an opportunity, over light refreshments, to meet other alumni, students, the Club officers, and the distinguished panelists. No matter what stage of your career you're in, this event is designed to help you to support your professional development and growth.

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Table for 8 Dinner #10
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Table for 8 Dinner #10

The Brown Club of Silicon Valley Presents

Table for 8 Dinner - #10

We invite you all to come socialize and try new cuisine at an informal, no-agenda gathering. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and we will all split the bill. This restaurant gets a 94% recommendation on Open Table

(From the restaurant)

Now open in downtown Palo Alto, Burma Ruby Burmese Cuisine Burmese cuisine. Chefs Win Tin formerly of Burma Superstars locations in Oakland and Alameda respectively, will jointly be heading up the kitchen at the new Burma Ruby venue.

Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member.

Register for the Dinner here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcsv-table-for-8-dinner-10-burma-ruby-in-palo-alto-tickets-35955464763

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Hike and Wine Tasting
Jun
25
9:45 AM09:45

Hike and Wine Tasting

Enjoy at 3 mile loop hike followed by a wine tasting/picnic at the Picchetti Winery.  Meet at the Picchetti Winery parking lot at 9:45AM. We will start hiking the Zinfandel/Orchard Loop trails at 10AM and should be back at the winery picnic grounds by 11:30AM for tastings.  Tastings are $15 for a flight of 5 wines.  Picchetti Winery does not serve food, so bring your own picnic lunch.  Families are welcome. 

RSVP for the hike and tasting here

Contact Miki at miki.yoshida@alumni.brown.edu for more information.

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BCSV Spring Event: Two Great Speakers in One Night
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

BCSV Spring Event: Two Great Speakers in One Night

 

The Brown Club of Silicon Valley is delighted to present two Brown luminaries in conversation as we launch our 2017 season of events. Brown Professor Peter Andreas will speak about his new book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, while distinguished alum Jaykumar Menon ’90 will share his work as a human rights lawyer and social entrepreneur and share his talk, Longshot for Justice: Changing the World on a Very Large Scale.

  • Peter Andreas is the John Hay Professor of International Studies at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books, including Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, selected by Amazon and Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2013.

 

  • Jaykumar Menon '90, recipient of Brown's William Rogers Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Brown graduate for outstanding professional achievement and extraordinary service to humanity, will speak about his journey.  Brown University has long instilled in its graduates a strong commitment to public service and the importance of living a life of “usefulness and reputation.” However, with respect to persistent problems dogging the world, where does one start when trying to change the way things have always been done? How can entrepreneurship and the law be used to challenge convention and solve some of the world's most pressing problems? What are some ways Brown graduates can use their degrees to benefit society?

More information on the speakers here

Please register for the event here

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Social Hour in Mountain View
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Social Hour in Mountain View

Need a break from working hard? Need a fun night out? Join us for a social hour (or maybe all night hour) at the oldest brewery in Silicon Valley, The Tied House Brewery and Cafe near the Mountain View Caltrain Station, on Thu, April 13, 2017 starting at 6:00pm . Meet old and new faces of the Brown Family in the Valley. Happy hour specials run until 6:30pm!

 

For more information, please contact Chanmaly Phanthalangsy MA'17

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Building Chase Center with Clarke Miller '95
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Building Chase Center with Clarke Miller '95

In late 2016, the California Court of Appeals upheld an earlier lower court approval of the new Golden State Warriors Arena. After years of planning, this highly anticipated project broke ground on January 17th of this year.

Please join the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (San Francisco) for a special presentation by Clarke Miller ’95, Senior Vice President at Strada Investment Group. Clarke has led the development management on behalf of the Golden State Warriors for their new event center and mixed-use project in the Mission Bay neighborhood. The development project will anchor a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities including a new five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park. Construction on this project is scheduled to be complete for the opening of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Learn more about this historic project transforming the Bay Area.

The cost is $10.  
 

SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP BY FEB. 2 HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-the-new-golden-state-warriors-arena-with-clarke-miller-95-tickets-31189051292

This event marks the official launch of the San Francisco chapter of Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG)

Organized by the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate GroupBrown Club of San Francisco, and the Brown Club of Silicon Valley.

Special thanks to John Churchward ’97, Director Producer, HFF for hosting.

For more information, contact John Chen ’07 at john.chen@hines.com.

Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) is a group for alumni of Brown University working in real estate and related fields, including commercial and residential development, lending, investment, construction, consulting, private equity, brokerage, law, architecture, design, leasing, acquisitions, property and asset management, and finance, among others. The group officially launched in New York in 2015 and has since hosted a number of successful events including panel discussions, private tours, networking breakfasts, case study presentations, and more.

Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5010831

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Higher Keys Bay Area Concert
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Higher Keys Bay Area Concert

Are you a fan of snazzy and jazzy, funky and spunky music? Do you love the east coast a cappella scene but live on the west coast and have a deep pang/longing for a capella? Do you like having fun? Did you answer yes to any or all of these questions? Well, we have just the event for you!

The Higher Keys is Brown's oldest and premiere all-gender a cappella group and is centered around singing jazz along with other genres like pop and blues. All are welcome, and suggested donations are $10 per person.

For more information, please contact Karen Smith Catlin '85 P'20 at kecatlin@yahoo.com

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Admissions Interview Day
Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Admissions Interview Day

Once again, many applicants from Silicon Valley have applied to Brown, and we are grateful to the many alumni who have taken the time to interview these applicants. As in years past, we are conducting interviews at a single day event at Blach in San Jose. 

There will be two three-hour sessions (9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm). We invite you to sign up for either or both sessions, and lunch will be provided for those interviewing in both sessions.

The link to signup was provided in the Club E-Mail Announcement as well as in the club's private Facebook group.
 



Please contact Matt Patenaude '14 (matt@mattpatenaude.com) for more information

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Table for 8 Dinner #9
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Table for 8 Dinner #9

The Brown Club of Silicon Valley Presents
Table for 8 Dinner - #9
We invite you all to come socialize and try new cuisine at an informal, no-agenda gathering. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and we will all split the bill. This restaurant gets a 84% recommendation on Open Table


(From the restaurant)
Sino, the second endeavor of culinary artist Chris Yeo, was envisioned to entice the palette with the tradition of Dim Sum and the wonders of modern Chinese cuisine. Grand in scale, Sino offers an intimacy and sensuality that is unparalleled- from the warmth of the dining room adorned with billowing crimson curtains and layers of gossamer, to the plush and luxurious appointments of the lounge where comfort and beauty beckon you to stay a while.


Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member. 

Please RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcsv-table-for-8-dinner-9-sino-san-jose-santana-row-tickets-27916478940

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Table for 8 Dinner #8
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Table for 8 Dinner #8

We invite you all to come socialize and try new cuisine at an informal, no-agenda gathering. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and we will all split the bill. This restaurant gets a 94% recommendation on Open Table

(From the restaurant)

Cafe Pro Bono is a place for taste conscious people. We serve a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes at reasonable prices with a freshness you can see and taste. Our menus include delicious, attractively presented appetizers, fresh pastas, fresh fish, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and wines to complement your meal.

Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member. 

RSVP Here (Please do not just click the attending link in FB)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcsv-table-for-8-dinner-8-cafe-pro-bono-pa-tickets-27915594294

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Pearson Arastradero Hike
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Pearson Arastradero Hike

Come join us for our latest BCSV hike at the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, where we'll set out promptly at 10:30am. Please text/call Steve at 530-908-7693 if you are planning to join us so we don't leave anybody behind. We anticipate the hike will last around 2 hours and that we will get lunch afterwards. We hope will be able to join us! If you are interested in potentially arranging a carpool, please email julia_kelly@alumni.brown.edu

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New Student and Intern Sendoff
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

New Student and Intern Sendoff

We close out the summer season with a new kind of event.  In years past, we have had sendoff events for both current students interning in the valley as well as for the new students gearing up for their initial arrival on College Hill.  This year, we are combining both into a single event.

Join us on Wednesday, August 24th at Cafe Olympus in Mountain View.  We will have ice cream and hors d'oeuvres and invite all alumni, current students, and interns for an evening of conversation and networking in addition to welcoming the newest Brunonians to the Brown Family.

We hope to you will take the time to attend this event and form new connections with fellow Brunonians as well as provide answers and tips to our new students arriving on College Hill this Fall.

Register for the event here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcsv-summer-internnew-student-sendoff-reception-tickets-27009099945

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"Fired Up" with artist Courtney Mattison MA'11
Aug
7
2:00 PM14:00

"Fired Up" with artist Courtney Mattison MA'11

The Brown Club of Silicon Valley invites you to an artist panel including Courtney Mattison (MA '11) at the Palo Alto Art Center,, where her work is part of the current ceramic exhibition "Fired Up."  The panel discussion will be held Sunday, August 7th, from 2-3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments for Brown alums and their guests from 3-4pm. 

Also at the Art Center that day, the exhibition will be open for viewing from 1-5pm, and a Family Clay Day, with free clay activities for all ages in the art studios, will be held from 2-4:30. 

About Courtney:

Courtney Mattison is an artist and ocean advocate working to inspire policy makers and the public to conserve our changing seas. She primarily hand-sculpts intricately detailed ceramic sculptural works inspired by the fragile beauty of coral reefs and the human-caused threats they face. Courtney’s intricate and often large-scale ceramic sculptural works have been exhibited at prominent science and art venues including the Washington D.C. headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Tang Museum, the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in an effort to promote awareness for the protection of our blue planet.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Courtney received an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in marine ecology and ceramic sculpture from Skidmore College in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree in environmental studies from Brown University with coursework at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Her work has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, Science Magazine, Colossal and other prominent international science/art/culture publications. In 2015 Origin Magazine named her one of 100 top “Ocean Heroes" and the International SeaKeepers Society named her Artist of the Year. Courtney also works as Editorial & Development Manager for the Sylvia Earle Alliance / Mission Blue. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado where she runs her “Inland Sea Studio."
http://courtneymattison.com/

 

About the Palo Alto Art Center:

The Palo Alto Art Center is currently celebrating its 45th anniversary year with exhibitions, workshops, hands-on opportunities, and residencies for all ages -- dedicated to celebrating the Art Center's role in providing more than four decades of art and education in the community. See more at: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/events/45th_anniversary/

This event is brought to you by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation in partnership with the Brown Club of Silicon Valley.

Questions? Contact Larisa Usich '93, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Board Member, at larisa.usich@gmail.com.

For questions about the Brown Club of Silicon Valley, please contact President Steve Peyton '12 at stephenpeyton12@gmail.com

 

RSVP for the event HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fired-up-with-artist-courtney-mattison-ma-11-tickets-26689237227

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Pan Asian-American Alumni BBQ
Jul
16
11:30 AM11:30

Pan Asian-American Alumni BBQ

  • Crissy Field, West Bluff Picnic Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the 8th Annual BBQ and Picnic with your fellow Ivy and Stanford Asian alums. Enjoy an afternoon of great food and make new friends from the participating alumni associations! This year we are returning to San Francisco for the event at Crissy Field, West Bluffs Picnic Area (near the Warming Hut). 

Note: Parking at Crissy Field can be extremely challenging during the weekends, so instead of driving alone - please carpool, take public transit or other means if possible.

Price: $15 in advance ($20 at event venue)

Price includes: Hamburgers (veggie too), hot dogs, chicken, beef, salads, fruit, snacks and drinks. 

This event is sponsored by: 
Brown Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) 
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) 
Cornell Asian Alumni Association NorCal (CAAA NorCal) 
Harvard Asian American Alumni Association (HAAAA) 
University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN) 
Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton University (A4P) 
Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) 
Association of Asian American Yale Alumni

Register at:

http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=2993&content_id=4226

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Table for 8 Dinner #7
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Table for 8 Dinner #7

Table for 8 Dinner - #7

We invite you all to come socialize and try new cuisine at an informal, no-agenda gathering. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share and we will all split the bill.

(From the restaurant)

Welcome to Park Balluchi, a Fine dining Indian Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Mountain View. The ambiance of the restaurant is designed to be comfortable and contemporary. With a team of experienced chefs and managers, the Park Balluchi team is dedicated to customer service and have an innate passion for the restaurant business.

Park Balluchi we serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Our chefs are trained and well versed with North Indian Mughalai cuisine, and Punjabi traditional village style cooking. To compliment the classy ambiance and exotic foods, we also boast of an exceptional selection of cocktails, beers, fine wine, and traditional Indian beverages.

At Park Balluchi, we use natural, organic and fresh ingredients in our cooking. We source our vegetables and other ingredients locally through the local farmers network in and around Bay Area.

Organized by Naeem Zafar '81 BCSV Board Member. 

RSVP HERE

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Off the Grid Picnic with BCSF
Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Off the Grid Picnic with BCSF

Our friends at the Brown Club of San Francisco have invited us to join them at their picnic at Presidio.  We hope you can attend and represent our vibrant community of South Bay Brown Alums:

Picnic with us at Off the Grid in the Presidio and enjoy amazing food, lawn games, and conversation with fellow and soon-to-be alumni. The Presidio Main Parade Ground boasts incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and OTG brings over 30 local food and produce vendors.

BYOBlanket and we'll supply non-alcoholic beverages and games. Families and friends are welcome as well!

We'll also be welcoming over 60 summer interns from BrownConnect and Brown EP's Synapse program, so join us in greeting Brown and the Bay Area's future!

REGISTER HERE

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Monte Bello Hike
Jun
18
10:30 AM10:30

Monte Bello Hike

Come join us for our latest BCSV hike at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, where we'll set out promptly at 10:30am. Please text/call Julia at 860-918-0000 if you are planning to join us so we don't leave anybody behind. We anticipate the hike will last around 2 hours and that we will get lunch afterwards. We hope will be able to join us! If you are interested in potentially arranging a carpool, please email julia_kelly@alumni.brown.edu.

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

CANCELED: 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Irish Festival, Sat., 5/7, 2pm, Mountain View

UPDATE 5/7/16: UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE WEATHER WE ARE CANCELING THIS OUTING.

We will be getting a group together to spend time at the 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh in Downtown Mountain View. Enjoy food from Irish restaurants, Irish arts & crafts, Irish dancing, a beer & wine village, and a fun zone for kids! We will be meeting at 2pm on the corner of Villa & Blossom, outside Tapioca Express (directions). Look for a Brown University t-shirt. Text/call Steve at 530-908-7693 if you cannot find us. Please feel free to bring families and friends, including children!Click here to learn more about the festival.

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Apr
30
10:30 AM10:30

Hike at Rancho San Antonio

Come hike with us at one of Silicon Valley's most popular trails! We will be meeting in the parking area at the non-gas powered model aircraft staging area (directions) promptly at 10:30am to begin our journey. Please text/call Steve at 530-908-7693 if you are planning to join us so we don't leave anybody behind. We anticipate hiking around 2-3 miles depending on the size and plans of the group. We hope to see you there!

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Deb Mills-Scofield '82 - Thoughts on Networking and Personal Branding

  • Plug & Play Tech Center, Sierra Madre Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an informal discussion on networking and personal branding with Deb Mills-Scofield '82. Deb will address specific questions on networking skills and building personal brands from the audience. Dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP here so we can get the correct head count. You can also submit questions/topics you'd like Deb to discuss in the same link. 

This free event is co-hosted with the Brown University San Francisco Office.

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Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

BCSV San Jose First Friday

Join us for an evening of art and revelry in San Jose's SoFA district. The art walk is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. Learn more at http://www.southfirstfridays.com/. We're meeting at Cafe Stritch at 7pm and then we will head out to enjoy the night!

We're asking for RSVPs so we know how many people to expect and don't lose anyone in the crowd, but text Steve at 530-908-7693 if you get separated or want to join us late. 

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Intersections: Creative Expression & Diversity, A Faculty Panel Discussion
Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

Intersections: Creative Expression & Diversity, A Faculty Panel Discussion

Liza Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity & Inclusion, will moderate a Brown Faculty panel discussion exploring how diversity enriches innovative thinking, 
critical analysis and problem-solving in performance, design, research and teaching with Brown’s, increasingly diverse students.

 

Moderator:
Liza Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity & Inclusion

Faculty Panelists:

Ralph Rodriguez, American Studies and English

Daniel Kim, American Studies and English



Pricing:
$10 for Young Alumni (’11-’15)
$15 for Alumni, Parents and Guests

RSVP for the event here:
https://alumni.brown.edu/Alumni/Home/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FAlumni%2FBravo%2FEvents%2FRegistration.aspx%3FEvent%3D1658&event=1658

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Brown Alumni Association, and the Brown Club of Silicon Valley.

 

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