Brown Day

Brown Day 2024
Event Date & Time

This year's annual Brown Day Celebration will start with grad student presentations, poster sessions and a lunch followed by the Ralph H Brown Memorial lecture and reception in the afternoon. This year's presenter is Sara McLafferty with the Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Stay tuned for specific times and venues, as well as information about the lecture here:  

  • Grad Student Presentations & Lunch: Blegen 445
  • Poster Sessions: Blegen 4th Floor Hallway 
  • Ralph H Brown Memorial Lecture: Honeywell Lecture Hall (L-110)
  • Reception: Carlson School Dining Room (L-150)

Held each fall, Brown Day brings together friends and colleagues for student presentations, a lunch, an afternoon lecture by a prominent visiting geographer, and a reception 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.

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