(All events are free of charge and open to the public unless otherwise noted.)
"Scratching the Surface in Dynamic Visual Effects" - Co-founder of the graphics company Exotic Matter, who makes physical simulation software for feature films, Robert Bridson will be coming to Brown to give a lecture on the importance of understanding physics for numerical simulation models. He has lent his talents for such films as Inkheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and The Adventures of TinTin. There will be an opening reception before the lecture at 5:00 P.M. , and a discussion following. Seating is limited, and can register for the event here. The lecture will be given at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, located at 121 South Main Street.
"Urgent Witness: The current situation in the Middle East from the perspectives of leading writers." - Acclaimed Syrian poet, essayist, and translator Ali Ahmad Said, better known from his poetic works as Adonis, will be giving a reading as part of a two day event. The event is being held by the Department of Literary Arts to highlight the current state of unrest and turmoil in the Middle East and what effect it is having on the state of literature in that region. The author of over twenty books will be reading some of his non-traditional poetry starting at 8:00 P.M., and a discussion will be held following the reading. You can join them in the Starr Auditorium, found in MacMillan Hall, located at 167 Thayer Street.
MAKERS: Women Who Make America - For the ongoing celebration of Women's History Month, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center will have a showing of the documentary film MAKERS: Women Who Make America. the film focuses on the cultural and social revolution of women and women's rights after the 1950's and their changing role in American society. Seating is limited so RSVP by calling 401.863.6010 or e-mailing Special_Events@brown.edu. The screening will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will be followed by a panel discussion. The screening will be held in the Martinos Auditorium, within the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, at 154 Angell Street.
Pi Day & Math Grad School Panel - This event is for Brown University students of all focuses and concentrations. In celebration of Pi Day, MathWiSE will be holding a Q&A panel to help guide any students who may be considering a graduate school education in pure or applied mathematics. There will be professors of mathematics & applied mathematics who are involved with the graduate admissions process, as well as current graduate students from both programs. This is an event which will run between 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M., and there will be kabob and curry available for lunch. Of course there will be plenty of pie served as well. The panel will be held in the Davis Room, of the Kassar House, at 141-151 Thayer Street.
Brown University Wind Symphony Concert - Conductor Matthew McGarrell will be leading the Brown University Wind Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring music of some of Rhode Island's most famous composers. The orchestra will cover music written by the greats George Masso, Antonio Muscente, and Alfred Zambarano, as well as Norman Dello Joio's scenes from 'The Louvre' in honour of the centennial of his birth. The concert will be starting at 8:00 P.M. (and please remember to silence your cell phones). Attendees can find the concert in the De Ciccio Family Auditorium (Room 101), at the Salomon Center, located at 69-91 Waterman Street.
Archaeologies of Greece: State of the Field 2013 - Saturday is the second day of a two-day panel event focusing on the current state of archaelogical research being done in Greece. The event will focus on the questions which face the field, and discussion on how they intend to move forward with study in the country. The first session at 9:00 A.M. will feature speakers on archaeologies of the Greek past, and will be followed at 11:00 A.M. by a group discussion. There will then be a 2:00 P.M. session on current archaeologies in Greece, followed at 4:00 P.M. by a group discussion with summary and reflections. The events will be in Room 108, Rhode Island Hall, which is at 60 George Street.
Student Exhibition 2013 - If you have not taken in the 33rd annual Student Exhibition, this Sunday will be your final day to do so. The works of thirty-two art students from Brown University are featured in this collection. Gallery vieing will be open from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M, so be sure to stop by after you finish your Sunday brunch (or wake up, for you students). The David Winston Bell Gallery is located in the Albert & Vera List Art Building, at 62-64 College Street.