Board Meeting at Lucky Lab

The Brown Club of Oregon’s next Board Meeting is:

Tues, June 7th
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Lucky Lab brewery
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd (map)

Refreshments will be served!

Please join us for a discussion of upcoming events, including our next happy hour and the summer picnic.
All alumni are encouraged to come.

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Happy Hour and lecture: A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change

What can the earth’s climate 100 or 1,000 years ago teach us about what is happening today? What can geological studies tell us about how much of today’s climate change may be natural, and how much due to human activity?

Come hear from one of the country’s leading scientists in the field, Brown’s Professor of Geological Sciences, Tim Herbert, on a topic called, “A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change.”

This event is being underwritten by the Brown Club of Oregon and the Brown Alumni Association to keep the cost at $10 per person, including hearty seafood appetizers and drinks. Space is limited to 25 participants on a first-come basis. Please see details below.

“A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change”
Featuring Brown University’s Chair and Professor of Geological Sciences Tim Herbert

Wednesday, January 12
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Newport Seafood Grill at Riverplace, Portland (map)
Lecture, appetizers, beer or wine
$10 per person

>> Register Here* by December 20, 2010


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Join us for Middle-Eastern dinner and discussion

Please come and join Sunday, October 17th for a stimulating and convivial Middle-Eastern lecture and dinner. This event is being underwritten by the Brown Club of Oregon and the Brown Alumni Association to keep the cost at $15 per person, including an authentic 8-course Middle-Eastern dinner and drinks.

Space is limited to 20 participants on a first-come basis. Please see details below.

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Archaeology at a Wonder of the World: Brown at Petra 2010

Brown archaeologists have been working for decades at the ‘rose-red’ city of Petra in southern Jordan, a site recently voted a modern ‘Wonder of the World’. But many questions still remain about just how this place came to be, and how people lived and worked within it. In 2010, the Brown team dug, walked, mapped, and analyzed everything from Paleolithic stone tools to present-day garbage, in a new attempt to understand the mystery that is Petra.

Sunday, October 17
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Nicholas Restaurant - Arabian Breeze Banquet Room
3223 NE Broadway Portland
8-course Middle-Easter dinner with beer and wine
Only $15 per person
Register Here by Sunday October 10

Featuring Professor Susan Alcock
Director, Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Joukowsky Family Professor in Archaeology Professor of Classics

Sue Alcock is a classical archaeologist, with interests in the material culture of the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia, particularly in Hellenistic and Roman times. Much of her research to date has revolved around themes of landscape, imperialism, sacred space, and memory. Her fieldwork has, until recently, taken the form of regional investigations in Greece, but she is now involved with the Vorotan Project, an international collaborative effort in southern Armenia.

Sue Alcock was trained, at Yale and at the University of Cambridge, in the field of classical archaeology — that is the archaeology of the circum-Mediterranean world. Her research interests chiefly target the material culture of the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia, particularly in Hellenistic and Roman times. She has also worked on the long-term history of Messenia (southern Greece), the homeland of the famed ‘helots’ of antiquity. Much of her research to date has revolved around themes of landscape, imperialism, sacred space, and memory. Her work attempts to straddle the usual divide of ‘historian’ and ‘archaeologist.’

 

Happy Hour Aug 5th at Departure

We invite you to join us for a warm summer evening happy hour on the deck of Portland’s most unique bar: Departure.  Soak up their space age ascetic, imaginative cocktails and stunning views of downtown Portland from the 12th floor of the Nines Hotel.

Thursday, August 5th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Departure Restaurant and Lounge –  at the Nines Hotel

525 SW Morrison Street, Portland
(map)


The details:

The Club will provide a limited supply of appetizers, you purchase your own drinks
You are welcome to bring friends/lovers over 21
Dress is casual


 

Annual Summer Picnic

The time for our annual summer picnic is almost here! Come spend a leisurely day at local alum Peter and Jill McDonald’s (’63) idyllic farm in Wilsonville — approximately 360 acres of working hazelnut and timber farm right on the west bank of the Willamette River.

  • Date: Sunday June 27, 2010
  • Time: 1-6pm
  • Place: Wilsonville, OR

More details to come!