October 23-29: Sounds, skulls, and free speech

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series WTDTW

Monday, October 23rd

Event: Trump versus the Media: The Challenges of Covering the President

Location: Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Research Building

Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

David Corn ’81,  the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, will lead a conversation on the media’s challenges in covering President Trump with panelists Benjamin Domenech and Sabrina Siddiqui. Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter at The Guardian, where she covers the Trump administration and national politics. She is also a CBSN contributor, frequent analyst on MSNBC and CNN, and a contributing host on The Bill Press Show.


Tuesday, October 24th




Event: Sound Ideas: The World According to Sound, Live!

Location: Studio 1 at Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

This Tuesday, “The World According to Sound” co-founders and hosts Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff will bring their “spectacle entirely for the ears” to Providence. This one-of-a-kind live performance sets aside narrative and storytelling and invites the audience to surrender to the power and subtlety of sound. Hosted by the Brown Arts Initiative, this event is free and open to the public.




Event: Take Back the Night Walk/Vigil

Location: Wriston Quad

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

Join Its On Us and HeForShe for their Take Back the Night Walk and Candlelight Vigil this Tuesday evening! The purpose of the event is “to demonstrate that we want to put an end to sexual assault and rape culture on Brown’s campus.” The march will begin right after nightfall and will be followed by a silent candlelight vigil in support of survivors.


Wednesday, October 25th

Event: Winternship Info Session

Location: Brown CareerLAB

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

Come to CareerLAB to learn about the “mini-internships” undergraduate program (formerly known as Innovate Winter Break), which places students at social enterprise and nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. for two weeks over winter break. This session will cover 1) The timeline and application process for the program 2) Details about the positions available in each city and how the CCG Winternships program works and 3) Best strategies and tactics for how to apply, and information about how the CareerLAB can help you prepare your application. Registration is requested but not required.

Event: Internships in East Asia Panel

Location: 54 College St.

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the EAS department for their second annual internship panel for students interested in working in China, Japan, and/or Korea! Learn about opportunities offered, how to go about contacting companies and organizations, the application process, VISA procedures, living in an East Asian country, as well as funding and scholarships.  The format will be 30 minutes of presentation from the panelists followed by 15 minutes of Q and A. Free Asian snacks and refreshments will be served.


fake new world


Event: Fake New World: Skulls, Fossils, and Frauds

Location: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (60 George St.)

Time: 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Byron Hamann (The Ohio State University), Irina Podgorny (CONICET and Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library), and Felipe Rojas (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology) will examine how archaeological artifacts rightly and wrongly labeled “fake” are part of the production of knowledge about the past in the Americas. Short presentations will be followed by open discussion.

Event: Concentration Fair

Location: Sayles Hall

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Calling all freshmen and sophomores (and indecisive juniors)! Are you unsure of what concentration you want to pursue? Come to Sayles to meet with concentration advisors and Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) student leaders to talk about all your options.


Thursday, October 26th

Event: Free Speech on Campus: Violence or Defense?

Location: 202 Salomon Hall

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

On a very liberal campus like Brown’s, the right to freedom of speech and the questions of why, when, or how it can be limited is a very divisive issue. Are the concepts of safe space and free speech mutually exclusive? Do safe spaces negatively affect diversity of opinions on campus and students’ intellectual growth? How are these issues addressed in campus media and public discourse? Join The Dialogue for lunch on Thursday to discuss these questions and more! The event will feature two student speakers who will discuss their opinions on free speech and safe spaces at Brown.

Friday, October 27th


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Event: Brown Wind Symphony Concert

Location: Grant Recital Hall (105 Benevolent St.)

Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Brown University Wind Symphony, conducted by Matthew McGarrell, will perform a program of wind chamber music, including Petite Symphonie, Old Wine in New Bottles, and The Good Soldier Schweik Suite. The program will also feature the Brown Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Plouffe.


un day


Event: UN Day Celebration with Congressman David Cicilline

Location: Macmillan Hall 117

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

In honor of UN Day, join Brown Alumnus, former Mayor of Providence, and United States Congressman David Cicilline in celebrating the work of the United Nations. The Congressman will discuss topics including his experience in peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic, his work as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee for the United States Congress, and the contemporary role of the United States in the United Nations. The event is co-sponsored by Brown’s chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) and the Watson Institute.


Saturday, October 28th

Event: Downstairs at Kansas’s Max City

Location: The Upspace at 7 Young Orchard Ave

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Kick off your Saturday night with a show by Attic Wood, Test Tube, Trophy Boy, and Lazlo Horvath. According to the event description, “It’s jumpy and it’s punky, some of it’s a little disco-y and the rest of it you might even tell your pops is indie.” Doors open at 8:30, with the show starting at 9. This event is free and open to all!


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