Archive for March, 2008

Professor Chudacoff Lecture: “Children At Play: An American History”


Are organized activities, overscheduling and excessive amounts of homework crowding out free time and constricting children’s imaginations and social skills? Howard P. Chudacoff’s new book, “Children at Play: An American History” (New York University Press), explores the tension between how children spend their free time and how adults want them to spend it.

Join us for an exciting evening with Brown professor Howard Chudacoff, a member of the Brown history faculty since 1970, as he shares the fascinating history of playgrounds, the advent of commercial toys and toy advertising, and the evolution of our cultural intolerance for the risks and freedoms of children at play.

George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies, Professor Chudacoff is known for being an engaging speaker, and is a favorite of many students past and present. Read a New York Times review of his recently published book, Children at Play: An American History

What: An evening with Brown Professor Chudacoff
When: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time: Reception with light snacks from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Lecture from 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vey Conference Center, 11th floor Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
Cost: Free

Brown Club Board Meeting


The spring board meeting will be devoted to discussions about upcoming professor visits, dinners and more. Please join us.

When:  Monday, March 3, 2008
Time:  7 - 8 pm
Location:  World Cup Coffee and Tea Northwest
1740 NW Glisan, Portland (map)