This class is an introduction to Brown Residential College and the University of Virginia and is required of all first year students newly admitted to the University and to Brown Residential College. Students who are new to Brown College as second, third, or fourth years however may enroll as well. During the course of the semester this class will explore the history of Brown College and the University. In class lectures and discussions the instructor and guest speakers will stress the many opportunities that exist for Brown College residents to become engaged in activities and events within the Brown, the University, and even the local, national and global communities.  Students will read passages from the writings of the scheduled speakers as well as from selected works.

Instructor: Stephen Plaskon ( Fridays 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monroe Hall, Room 134.

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Brown College Backstage Fall 2016 Speakers Series

Aug. 26: Welcome | Introductions | Getting to Know You & Brown

Sept. 2: Matthew Wheelock & Kathy Ottesen

Sept. 9: Jordy Yager, Journalist

Sept. 16: Greg Howard - Chapman Stick

Sept. 23: Highland Plantation - Nancy Stetz & Sara BonHarper

Oct. 7: Jody Kielbasa - Vice Provost for the Arts & Director of the Virginia Film Festival

Oct. 14: Gary & Sue Green - Paramount Theater

Oct. 28: Deanna Gould - Lighhouse Studios

Nov. 4: Film Festival and Brown Sponsored Film

Nov. 11: John Kovaleski - Gale Force 9

Nov. 18: John Gates - Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion SEAS

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