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Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street

Big Blue Bear Greets Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Brown University Class of 2020! Hope you like this blue bear because it’s going to haunt your dreams every single day until you head back out those Van Wickles, even if that takes you five years. “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” is the title of this painted

Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood

Hey, That’s Littman!

For many Patriots fans the highlight of the AFC championship game was the TurboTax ad featuring a local yokel. And yes, Michael L. Littman is a bona fide professor of computer science at Brown University. Of course if you are into cross-language information retrieval and

Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?

Brown University has announced plans to flatten seven more buildings on Brook Street, this time between Cushing and Meeting Streets. Just last October at least three lovely brick structures were demolished further down the Brook Street (see pictures below). Judging from the chain link fence

Bach Marathon At Manning Chapel

(11.7) Community MusicWorks presents Bach to the Future III — an all-night marathon of Bach and experimental Bach performance — this Friday night at Brown’s Manning Chapel. (Facebook event page.) Many of your favorite local musicians, not normally linked to Bach, will be taking part.

Bat Week

(11.2) And what better way to celebrate Bat Week than with this image of a bat wake taken over at Brown University’s Breuer Lab, part of the Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology Lab. Somewhere in the BioMed Building an eclectic team of undergrads, grad students, post-docs,

Slavery Memorial Dedication Saturday

The sculpture is challenging and bold; the text, cringing. A formal dedication of the recently installed Slavery Memorial at Brown University will take place Saturday, with remarks by African-American sculptor Martin Puryear. The installation consists of the memorial itself — a half-buried 4.5 ton cast-iron

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Make Way For Ducklings

Upon hearing that a mother duck was nesting in a planter at the Science Library on Thayer Street most people were aghast — where will they go?  how will they get there?  It didn’t seem possible that this could end well. But a group of

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Free Brown Folk Fest — Public Welcome

(4.13) The 5th annual Brown University Folk Festival will bring folk music, dance, and food, to Brown’s campus for the fifth year in a row, Saturday, April 13. The free festival, open to the public, will kick off at noon out on Brown’s Lincoln Field.

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Recital At Brown — Big Organ

(3.10) Olivier Latry, Organist Titulaire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and Professor of Music at the Paris Conservatory will perform works of Bach, Franck, Vierne, Guilmant, Widor, and an improvisation on the historic Hutchings-Votey pipe organ in Sayles Hall. The Sayles Hall organ is the

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The Salomon Confab (Thriller Writers Panel At Brown)

(11.15) And don’t miss the exciting sequel . . . The Sayles Sales. Okay, that last one needs work. At any rate, the Brown University Library will host a panel discussion featuring several of America’s most successful and renowned thriller writers. Author Jon Land ’79,

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Thawing The “Frozen Indian”

From cigar store Indians to reality TV, American popular culture has reflected, created, and perpetuated stereotypical representations of Native Americans. Museums have helped legitimize and solidify these stereotypes, freezing American Indians in a primitive, ahistorical past. Brown University students taking ETHN1890N, “Thawing the ‘Frozen Indian;’

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THAT’S BRUTAL! Brutalism in Rhode Island Docomomo Tour Day 2012

WHERE: List Art Center, Brown University, 64 College Street, Providence, RI 02912 and CCRI Knight Campus, 400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11AM GUIDES: Dietrich Neumann PhD, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University; Viera Levitt, Director

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Labor Day Rally And March

Join ‘Ocean State Action’ and Rhode Island ‘Jobs with Justice’ for a Labor Day rally and march. Meet on the Main Green at Brown University and then march downtown to the financial district. (Facebook) Join us on Labor Day as we stand with SEIU janitors

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Informational Meeting At Central Congo

(7.16) The Providence Preservation Society and the College Hill Neighborhood Association will hold an informational meeting Monday regarding Gilbane’s plan to build a four-story apartment building (housing about 200 grad students) at 257 Thayer Street (between Meeting and Euclid Streets). PPS and CHNA have formed