PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Ahh, Instagram... the ubiquitous photo sharing platform means that more people than ever are capturing stunning snapshots of the Brown campus and sharing them with the world. As the calendar turns to the summer months, we took a look back toward spring. From campus scenery in full bloom, to quintessential sights around Providence, to the myriad events taking place at Brown, here are 17 distinctive perspectives of College Hill in Spring 2017. Want to make the cut for future seasons? Add your photos, videos and stories with #BrownUniversity or tag your location "Brown University" on Instagram.
1. In bloom
Tulips blossom outside of Brown's Department of Economics, housed in historic Robinson Hall.
2. A global affair
The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) convenes at the Watson Institute for two weeks of lectures, seminars and workshops.
3. All the way across the sky!
A full double rainbow chases a spring shower over College Hill.
4. In the stacks
Covering an infinite wealth of subjects, the materials and services of the Brown University Libraries are an indispensible campus resource.
5. May peeks in
The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is a 38,815 square-foot, three-story, interdisciplinary arts center in the heart of campus.
6. Happy to be back
Amazing speech at Brown U. on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen '67 on the history of women's economic opportunities in the U.S. and why equal access to work lifts everyone up. Highly recommend watching the replay or reading the transcript. Photo: @brownu #janetyellen #economics #history #women #work #rolemodel #brownuniversity #brownwomentogether #inspiration #brownu
7. Purple rain
Streets painted with petals instead of snow and rain are a welcome sight after a long New England winter.
8. Welcome to Brown, Trevor!
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah talks with Professor Tricia Rose in a discussion drawing from his recent book, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood."
9. Just hangin' around...
The Brown Aerial Arts Society practices their latest routine in Alumnae Hall on the Pembroke campus.
10. Ultimate reality theater
Brown's immersive 3-D virtual-reality room, the YURT, displays over 100 million stereo pixels and consists of 69 full HD projectors.
11. Capital city
The view of Providence from Prospect Park, located just a few short blocks away from the Van Wickle Gates.
12. King on campus
Students and community members gather for a public reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence."
The Office of the Chaplains & Religious Life hosted a public reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of this Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam, members of the Brown community read the speech on the steps of Manning Chapel on the Quiet Green. #BrownUniversity
13. Soak it all in
An early morning stroll under the canopy of the College Green.
14. Erykah Badu shines
Erykah Badu performs at Spring Weekend 2017 along with Princess Nokia, Empress Of, Young Thug, Cherry Glazerr, What Cheer? Brigade and AlunaGeorge.
15. Riding in style
Brown has bicycle racks all over campus, a student group called Bikes@Brown and is working with various civic groups to help promote cycling in the city.
16. Caught on Thayer
A breath of fresh air on Thayer Street after a cold winter and rainy spring.
17. Head over heels
A breakdance performance outside of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center kicks off the carnival at Spring Weekend 2017.