2014 Program

Head Football Coach Phil Estes
Thursday, January 16th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
La Jolla Country Club

Alumni, parents and friends of Brown University visited with Brown’s longest-serving and winningest coaches, Phil Estes. His speech is entitled Ever True: Character and Perseverance in Brown Student-Athletes.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the La Jolla Country Club at this event sponsored by the Brown Sports Foundation, the Brown Club of San Diego and Patti P’16 & Alon Garay ’79, P’16.

Centralized Interview Day
January 25, 2014
8am – 1:30pm
The Bishop’s School, La Jolla

San Diego Brown Alumni Schools Committee (BASC) interviewers — alumni ambassadors who share resources and experiences with prospective students and provide valuable feedback to the Office of Admissions — successfully interviewed 185 students on Centralized Interview Day. The Brown University Club provided a catered lunch on site. After a whirlwind morning of interviews, the lunch was a great opportunity for volunteers to reconnect with area alums.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar at La Jolla Playhouse

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2013 PULITZER WINNER
AYAD AKHTAR ’93
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
6 PM: RECEPTION
7:30 PM: PLAY
LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

On February 12th, the Brown University Club of San Diego welcomed novelist, screenwriter and playwright Ayad Akhtar for an artist’s reception at the world premiere of his play The Who and the What at La Jolla Playhouse. At Brown, Mr. Akhtar concentrated in theatre. After college, he studied acting in Italy and earned his M.A. from Columbia University. Last spring, he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his Disgraced, which New York Times critic Charles Isherwood said was ”a continuously engaging, vitally engaged play” that “bristles with wit and intelligence.”Recently, Time Magazine cited Mr. Akhtar’s new play, The Who & the What,about a Muslim family in Atlanta, as one of the 10 Reasons for Theatre Lovers to Leave New York in 2014. After its world premier at La Jolla Playhouse, The Who & the What will be staged at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Mapping the Brain – Kicking Off Brown’s 250th Anniversary

Kickoff Brown’s 250th Anniversary

with keynote speaker

Professor Steven Rasmussen
Sunday, March 23rd
3pm – 5pm
UCSD International House Grand Asante Hall

Event highlights included:

-Keynote speaker Professor Steven Rasmussen who gave a talk entitled “Brain Mapping at Brown”

-A Meet & Greet of Brown Women’s Golf Team & their Head Coach Danielle Griffiths

-Appetizers, refreshments and a special 250th anniversary cake
-Battle of the Classes Trivia Contest
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Unraveling how the human brain works and understanding what goes wrong in disorders like epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease will revolutionize how they are treated, prevented and cured.  A bold research effort called the Brain Research through AdvancingInnovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will be “transformative,” a grand challenge akin to the Human Genome Project. Scientists from the Brown Institute for Brain Science, including Dr. Steve Rasmussen, are on the cutting edge of this research at Brown’s new Neurotechnology Center and at the Providence VA Medical Center. For more information on Dr. Rasmussen, click here.

 

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