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Brown Day 2018

April 25, 2018

James McCarthy

James McCarthy
James McCarthy

This year's annual Brown Day Celebration will be Friday, April 27th.  The day will start with grad student presentation and a poster session, followed by the Ralph H Brown Memorial Lecture in the afternoon.  This year's presenter is Professor James McCarthy of Clark University.  Professor McCarthy's lecture is titled "Renewing accumulation? Political economies and ecologies of renewable energy."  The day ends with a reception at the Campus Club.

Specific times and venues, as well as information about the lecture, are available here. 

Held each spring, Brown Day brings together friends and colleagues for a noon time potluck lunch, an afternoon lecture by a prominent visiting geographer, and an evening banquet that celebrates the achievements of the past year, and recalls our history, which spans over three-quarters of a century. The day is named in honor of Ralph Hall Brown, eminent faculty member in our department from 1929 to 1948, and author of Mirror for Americans (1941) and Historical Geography of the United States (1948). The celebration features graduate student research presentations and a poster session, the Ralph H. Brown Memorial Lecture, and a reception and awards ceremony after the lecture.