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09.08.18

The Induction of
Maud S. Mandel
as the College’s 18th President
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Maud S. Mandel is a creator of communities. During her more than 20-year career as a scholar, teacher, and academic leader at Brown she significantly expanded learning opportunities for undergraduates, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented students. In her research, she examines how policies and practices of inclusion and exclusion affect ethnic minorities in 20th-century France. Read more.

It is fitting that Williams commemorates her presidency with a full-day celebration related to the theme “Inside/Outside,” notions of which powerfully influence how we experience the world. The formal induction ceremony takes place on Saturday, September 8, at 4 p.m. in Chapin Hall. An academic procession begins at 3:45 p.m.

Schedule Highlights

8 AM

HOPKINS MEMORIAL FOREST WALK

10-10:30 AM

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: WELCOME

Protik Majumder, Past Interim President and Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy

MainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

10:30-NOON

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: ENCOUNTERS

Begin at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance Lobby

Engage with physical and intellectual spaces through tours, conversations and presentations

  • Haystack, Hawaii and Institutional History
  • Faculty Voices
  • Admission/Campus Tour
  • Physical and Intellectual Spaces: The Science Center and Davis Center
    • Science Center hosts: Amy Gehring, Professor of Chemistry, and Luana S. Maroja, Associate Professor of Biology
    • Davis Center host: Shawna Patterson-Stephens, Director
11:30-1:30 PM

ALL-CAMPUS PICNIC

Chapin Lawn/Library Quad

Join us for a street-fair themed lunch with entertainment and activities for all ages.

1:30-3 PM

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: A CONVERSATION WITH MARTHA MINOW

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center

Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary Professor and former dean (2009–2017) of Harvard Law School, specializes in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children and persons with disabilities. Professor Minow will be joined in conversation by Williams Professor of History Sara Dubow, whose research and teaching examines the intersections of gender, law and politics in 20th-century U.S. history.

1:30-3 PM

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: ENCOUNTERS

Begin at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance Lobby

A second opportunity to engage with physical and intellectual spaces through tours, conversations and presentations.

  • Admission/Campus Tour
  • Physical and Intellectual Spaces: Sawyer Library and the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance
    • Sawyer Library hosts: Jonathan Miller, Director of Libraries, and Jana Sawicki, Chair of Philosophy and Morris Professor of Rhetoric
    • '62 Center hosts: Sandra Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance, and Deborah Brothers, Costume Director and Lecturer in Theatre
4 PM

INDUCTION CEREMONY

Chapin Hall

3:45 PM Procession begins at Faculty House

Due to limited seating in Chapin Hall, the induction ceremony is a ticketed event. A live stream will be available in the MainStage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance and in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center.

5:30 PM

COMMUNITY BARBECUE

Chapin Lawn

Join us for a reception followed by dinner, dancing and celebration.

6:30-11:00 PM

DANCE PARTY

Library Quad

Dance to live music by Soul Sensations, with performances by special guests Homebrew, Ritmo Latino, Nothing But Cuties (NBC) and Sankofa.

You are welcome to contact [email protected] with questions at any time.

A complete list of activities will be posted to the college events calendar.