A summary of public events for Brown University’s 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration March 7-8, 2014. All events are free and open to the public unless marked ($). Events that require tickets or advance registration are marked (*). Additional information and program details are available online at the 250th Anniversary website or the Featured Events listing.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Opening Celebration Keynote and Ogden Lecture on International Affairs
World Bank President and 1982 Brown graduate Dr. Jim Yong Kim
(Update: All tickets have been claimed. Kim’s address will be streamed live at www.brown.edu/web/livestream/) | Salomon Center*
5 – 9:30 p.m.
Performances, galleries and exhibits (see calendar listing) for details. | Campus wide
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Toasts and Tributes, 250th Cake, Fireworks
The University’s birthday cake, in the shape of University Hall, will be served to all guests. Fireworks will begin after 6:45. | The College Green, Faunce Steps
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Performance Showcase featuring 20+ Brown student groups
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Research Building
250th Anniversary Wind Symphony Concert
World premiere of Patrick Zimmerli’s Brownian Motion | Salomon Center for Teaching
Sock & Buskin presents Passing Strange
Stuart Theater, $
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
250+ Open House, tour laboratories, classrooms, exhibits, and more
Dozens of tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, including robotics, bats in flight, greenhouse tours, planets, medical school sessions, alumni artists show, history and symbols of Brown University, the Rush Hawkins sword, anatomy, new musical instruments, and more. See calendar listing for details. | Campus wide
President’s Colloquium — Bridging the Great Divide: Politics, Polarization and Progress in 21st-Century America
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin | Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium*
Opening Celebration Keynote and Watson Distinguished Lecture
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez | Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium*
President’s Colloquium — Social Justice, Social Change: The Role of the Documentary
Filmmakers Betsy West and Yoruba Richen in conversation with journalist and author Alison Stewart | Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium*
President’s Colloquium — ABCs Bits, Bytes and MP3s: Technology and Its Impact on a Liberal Education
Norman Atkins, founder and president, Relay Graduate School of Education; Peter Norvig, director of research, Google Inc.; Lynn Pasquerella, president, Mt. Holyoke College; and Jose Estabil, director, Skolkovo Tech/MIT Initiative and MIT Portugal Program | Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium*
President’s Colloquium — Disagreement and Dissent: The Role of Revolution in Shaping Our World
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson; author Nathaniel Philbrick; Professor of History Gordon Wood; and Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science, Brown University | Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium*
Men’s Basketball vs. Harvard
With halftime program in recognition of the 250th anniversary | Pizzitola Sports Center, $
Please note, specific time for some sessions may change. Events with * require tickets and pre-registration. To register for 250th Opening Celebration events and further information please visit http://bit.ly/brown250tickets.