Brown will celebrate the launch of TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research, and Impact, a new initiative that will bring together students, faculty and community organizations to tackle pressing social issues. The launch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Brown President Christina Paxson, and others will make brief remarks. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University will launch a new initiative that will bring together students, faculty and community organizations to tackle pressing social issues with an event on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. 

Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Brown University President Christina Paxson and others will make brief remarks. 

TRI-Lab, which stands for teaching, research and impact, will be piloted beginning in the fall of the 2013-2014 academic year with a focus on healthy early childhood development. The inaugural Lab will be co-chaired by Stephen Buka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of RI Kids Count.

The Swearer Center for Public Service has led the development of TRI-Lab, seeking input from faculty, community partners, and undergraduate and graduate students to come up with the program's structure. Each Lab will consist of a seminar for students to explore the focus area, research and internship opportunities with faculty and community partners and assistance in developing seed funding proposals that advance solutions to the issue. 

Additional information about TRI-Lab is available online.

Who
Brown University President Christina Paxson
Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts
Stephen Buka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count
Katherine Bergeron, dean of the college, Brown University

What
A celebration of the launch of TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research and Impact at Brown University

When
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

Where
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Studio 1
154 Angell St.