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Many Hands, One Dream: Brown’s Impact on HIV/AIDS Crisis in Kenya


Dr. Carter with a patient who had given up hope

Dr. Carter with a patient who had given up hope

We invite you to discover the wonders taking place in Africa. In this program, Brown University Assistant Professor Dr. Jane Carter, MD will describe in vivid and captivating detail the dedication and heroic efforts of those who are affiliated with Brown’s Kenya project, and its impact on the HIV/AIDS Crisis there.

Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception with Refreshments
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Carter
Location: Vey Conference Center, 11th floor Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University [map] [tram info]

Light refreshments will be served.

Winter Board Meeting


The Brown Club of Oregon will have its fall Board Meeting next Monday at Marlowe’s house:

Monday, December 8th
7 - 8 pm

5203 NE 32nd Place
(one block North of Alberta Street: map)

We will enjoy light refreshments while we will discuss upcoming events including the Winter Holiday Party, our next Happy Hour, and upcoming professor visits.

All alumni are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Ballot Measure Debates


The Brown Club of Oregon is pleased to sponsore an evening of debate featuring this November’s ballot measures.

If you couldn’t make the event you can listen to the event online.

  • 56 - Repeal the double majority on all elections
    • Pro: Scott Bailey, former President of Community & Parents for Public Schools
    • Con: Don McIntire, President of Taxpayer Association of Oregon
  • 57 - Sentencing for drug and property crimes
    • Pro: John Kroger, Attorney General Candidate, Lewis & Clark Law Professor
    • Con: Steve Doell, President of Crime Victims United
  • 58 - Limit foreign language instruction in public schools
    • Pro: Rick Hickey, Chair of English for the Children & Dr. Rosalie Porter from the Read Institute
    • Con: Otto Schell, Oregon PTA Director of Legislative Activities
  • 59 - Add a state deduction for federal income taxes
    • Pro: Russ Walker, Oregon State Director of FreedomWorks
    • Con: Mike Leachman, Senior Policy Analyst for Oregon Center for Public Policy
  • 60 - Teacher pay based on classroom performance
    • Pro: Jeff Kropf, former Legislator, talk radio show host, school board member
    • Con: Dana Hepper, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator of Stand for Children
  • 61 - Mandatory minimum prison sentences
    • Pro: Steve Doell, President of Crime Victims United President
    • Con: John Kroger, Attorney General Candidate, Lewis & Clark Law Professor
  • 62 - Allocate 15% of lottery proceeds to public safety fund
    • Alex Gardner: District Attorney elect for Lane County
    • Con:
  • 63 - Eliminate building permits for improvements < $35,000
    • Pro: Bill Sizemore, Founder of Taxpayers United
    • Con: Tim Birr, retired Division Chief of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
  • 64 - Prohibit public-employee unions from donating to political campaigns
    • Pro: Bill Sizemore, Founder of Taxpayers United
    • Con: Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner
  • 65 - Create open primary elections
    • Pro: Phil Keisling, former Secretary of State
    • Con: Paul Gronke, Political Science Chair for Reed College
  • Download the event handout for complete event details and speaker bios.

Punchbowl Falls Hike


Teddy Keizer is leading a Brown Club hike next Sunday, August 17th, to the beautiful Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia Gorge.

We will be meeting at 10:00 am at Teddy & Ann’s house at 1615 SE 30th Avenue, one block south of 30th & Hawthorne.  From their house, we will be carpooling or caravanning to the hike.

If you miss the departure time, give Teddy a call at 503-621-8372 (c) to coordinate connecting with the group.

We chose this hike because it is family friendly.  It is only 2.1 miles to the falls for a round trip of 4.2 miles with only a moderate amount of elevation gain.  However, the trail continues on if you want a more rigorous outing.  We will be eating lunch at the base of the falls in a beautiful steep walled gorge.

No need to RSVP.
Hope you can join us.