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February 2019

Brainy School Visits (K-12)

February 25 - December 31
Free

Format:Workshop When: On going throughout the year by appoinntment Ages: K-12 Price: FREE! Hosted by: Brain Week Rhode Island Have you ever wondered what a real human brain looks and feels like? Now’s your chance! At the BRAINY School Visits you will get to do just that. Hold a human brain with your bare hand, ask any burning questions about the most important organ in your body, engage in lively discussions about decision-making, memory, sleep, the senses, injury, and disease. Test…

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March 2019

Providence Brain Art Fair

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, 763 Westminster St
Providence, RI United States
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Format: Art exhibit, Interactive fair Ages: All ages Price: FREE! (includes free entry to museum) Hosted by: Brain Week Rhode Island & Neuroscience Graduate Program at Brown University Come join us for the third annual Brain Art Fair! The event is open to any and all who are interested in science or art or both. The fair encourages individuals to explore the relationship between two disciplines, bringing them together to create a fun depiction of the brain and its mysteries. The…

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Opioids: Health, Policy & Neuroscience

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St.
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Free

Format:Panel discussion, Public lecture, Reception Ages:Adults, Young adult, College students, Senior Price: FREE! Join us for a discussion on the nationwide opioid epidemic. Our panelists are uniquely positioned to converse about the various aspects of the epidemic. What are the current health concerns and how do we address them? What does this mean for public policy? And in a special Brain Week edition, what is the biological basis of addiction and what does it mean for human behavior in general?…

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Opening Reception

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, 763 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Free

Format: Art exhibit, Reception, Workshop Ages: All ages (activities for kids and adults) Price: FREE! Hosted by: Brain Week Rhode Island Join us for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception as we celebrate the opening of the 4th consecutive Brain Week Rhode Island. Meet our sponsors, view brain-inspired art, participate in drawing workshops, and enjoy free entry to the RI Museum of Science and Art (fun for kids and adults alike!). The reception follows our keynote lecture Opioids: Health, Policy &…

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Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s!

March 11 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Metcalf Research Building, 190 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02912 United States
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Free

GeneMatch Swab Party and Presentation Format: Public lecture Ages:Adults, Family, College students, Senior Price:FREE! Hosted by: Memory & Aging Program at Butler Hospital Join the fight against Alzheimer's disease with Butler Hospital's Memory & Aging Program and Brain Week RI. Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and Martin M. Zucker Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University will present on Alzheimer’s disease and new breakthroughs in research starting at 5:45 pm.…

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Exploring Fear and Social Connection Through the Sciences

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nonviolence Institute, 265 Oxford Street
Providence, RI United States
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Free

Format: Interactive fair, Panel discussion, reception Ages: Adults, Family, Young adult friendly (high school), College students, Senior Price: FREE! This event will explore fear, interpersonal conflict, and social connection through an interdisciplinary lens, giving us the tools to apply these concepts to solving the problems we face in our communities in the mold of the Institute’s philosophy. We will begin with a meet-and-greet portion, during which light refreshments will be served and guests will have the chance to learn about…

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Understanding and Preventing Suicide

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hazeltine Commons in the Engineering Research Center at Brown University, 345 Brook St.
Providence, RI 02912 United States
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Free

Format: Panel discussion Ages: Adults, Young adult friendly (high school), College students, Senior Price: FREE! Suicide is 10th leading cause of death in the United states and rates of suicide have increased over the last 10 years. This event will bring together health professionals (a psychiatrist and two psychologists) who are also researchers and a military veteran who has experienced suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Our goals are to educate all attendees about suicide and related behaviors in a panel discussion.…

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Story Collider: Brain Edition

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI 02906 United States
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$12

Format: Storytelling Ages: Adults, College students, Senior Price: $12 Doors open @ 6 p.m. From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since the eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at Story Collider we hear and share those stories. Join us for a special Brain Week Rhode Island edition of…

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Dance for All People: Dance for Aging and Movement Challenges

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, 154 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Join our intergenerational dance class and experience the joy of moving -- for All People!!! DAPpers dance class is associated with Brown's undergraduate course called Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP). In this class, students and anyone with mobility challenges, including people with Parkinson's disease, experience the profound joy possible when you dance.

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Neuro-Advocacy in Lil’ Rhody: Brain Health, Brain Illness, and Brain Research

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove St.
East Providence, RI United States
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