September 25-October 1: Job fairs, waffles, and mushrooms!

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series WTDTW

Monday, September 25

Event: The Underground Coffee Co. Fall Opening

Location: The Underground

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Underground Coffee Co. is returning for the fall semester! Join them in the Faunce basement and enjoy drinks from Brown’s only student-run coffee shop. This semester, they’re introducing iced drinks!




Event: Intro LaTeX Workshop

Location: Science Center (Floor 3 of the Sciences Library, 201 Thayer Street)

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

LaTeX is a free program for making scientific and technical documents, and it’s the standard for professionals in many STEM fields. This Monday, come learn how to use LaTeX to professionalize and streamline your STEM work. No experience is necessary, but you do have to register for the event.

Event: Study Abroad Fair

Location: Alumnae Hall (194 Meeting Street)

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Interested in studying abroad? Come to Alumnae Hall to talk to returned study abroad students and OIP study abroad advisors, as well as representatives from universities and independent study abroad organizations.




Tuesday, September 26

Event: Waffle Take Over at PVDonuts!

Location: PVDonuts (79 Ives Street)

Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Burgundian Liege-style Belgian Waffles are taking over PVDonuts for just one day! According to the event, the Liege waffle is “like the love child of a brioche dough and fried dough.” Stop by PVDonuts to try one for yourself!




Event: General & Tech Career Fair

Location: Olney Margolies Athletics Center (235 Hope Street)

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet employers to talk about job and internship opportunities! Check out the full list of employers here.


Wednesday, September 27

Event: Yelp Tech Talk at Brown

Location: CIT 368

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (dinner will be provided!)

Listen to Yelp engineer Nicholas N talk about “Distributed Cache Invalidation at Yelp” and Yelp product manager Brittany C discuss “Experience and Experiments.” Bring your CS/EE resume to enter a raffle for an iPad mini!

Event: Mushroom ID for Beginners Lecture

Location: Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street)

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Join a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and love to eat the fungi in New England for a discussion titled Mushroom Identification for Beginners. They will dispel common myths, teach how to safely identify mushrooms with visual clues and guidebooks, and discuss mycophagy (the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms).




Event: Cathy Schlund-Vials, “Prosthetic Ecologies”

Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106

Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This event is part of the Critical Migrations and Refugee Studies Series, which dynamically considers the crucial issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement. In this talk, Cathy Schlund-Vials of the University of Connecticut will examine the role disability plays in the making of refugee subjects.


Thursday, September 28 

Event: Swearer Center 30th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Main Green

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Swearer Center is turning 30! Everyone is invited to games, giveaways, and discussions on the Main Green to celebrate.

Event: Info Session on Department of State Internships and Careers

Location: Kim Koo Library, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs (111 Thayer Street)

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Join the Watson Institute to hear from Jon Danilowicz, Diplomat in Residence for New England, and learn more about opportunities with the Department of State.


dept of state


Event: Healthcare Access in an Uncertain Time

Location: 85 Waterman Street

Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In this panel discussion, experts will try to untangle the state of healthcare in the US with particular insights into how the launch of Medicare significantly changed access 50 years ago. The discussion will feature David Barton Smith, PhD (Drexel), Ira Wilson, MD (Brown), Chanee Fabius, PhD (Brown), and Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health.


Thursday, September 28 through October 8)

Event: Sock&Buskin Presents: Dreamlandia

Location: Leed’s Theater, Brown University (83 Waterman Street)

Time: 8:00 p.m most nights (check event for more details)

DREAMLANDIA by Octavio Solis is a contemporary re-imagining of the 1635 classic, Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Set in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, Solis’ play explores border culture, border issues, and forced and voluntary migrations across literal and metaphorical border spaces. Buy a ticket online here. First years and transfers get in for free!




Friday, September 29 (through September 30)

Event: Musical Forum Presents: West Side Story – In Concert

Location: Sayles Hall (81 Waterman Street)

Time: 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday

Experience the music of West Side Story like never before in a special concert musical performance! Re-envisioned for the concert stage, this production of West Side Story will give new life to the beloved songs and orchestration.


west side story



Saturday, September 30 

Event: SotG Presents: 24-Hour Play Festival!

Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Location: Upspace of PW (7 Young Orchard Avenue)

In 24 hours, a group of writers wrote plays inspired by William Shakespeare, and this Saturday, teams of actors and directors will bring them to life. Show up early to secure a free ticket to watch your classmates perform!

Event: WaterFire Full Lighting

Time: 6:29 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Location: 100 Canal Walk

Go down to the river to watch the magical Full Lighting Ceremony of WaterFire in Providence!




Sunday, October 1

Event: March for Racial Justice RI

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: India Point Park (201 India Street)

The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in demands for civil and human rights. Join them this Sunday to march to strengthen local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.


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