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A component of Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine, the Program in Biology comprises six basic science departments offering undergraduate and graduate study in the life sciences.

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  • Virtual

    Presentation Basics

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    Presentation Basics

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, your basic didactic presentation isn’t going anywhere. If you’ve been asked to give a lecture or talk, or if you’re interested in improving talks that you have already developed, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the basics of high-quality didactics- how to communicate your content, what visuals to include (or delete), and how to make the most of your presentation style.

    This session is part of a “by-request” series of workshops on teaching and learning. Once restrictions on gatherings have been lifted, departments or other groups can request this workshop as an in-person session by filling out this form , or emailing [email protected] .

    Learning Objectives:

    After this session participants will be able to:

    • Identify common mistakes in academic presentations
    • Determine best practices in presentation development
    • Design high-quality slides


  • How do we maintain a routine for our children when there is no routine? Join experts from the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute on Thursday, June 25, at 4 p.m. for a live Q&A session on establishing and maintaining healthy routines during the pandemic and the transition to summer. Panelists include Elissa Jelalian, Ph.D., and Whitney Evans, Ph.D. This event is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Jelalian is associate director of The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center; co-leader of the Hassenfeld Institute’s Healthy Weight, Nutrition and Fitness Initiative; and professor of psychiatry and human behavior and of pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School.

    Dr. Evans is a registered dietician and assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.

  • Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation on how emotions can foster disease prevention behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic with Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University.

    This event will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

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