It all started in 2010…

Theories in Action (TiA) is Brown's kick-off event for graduation, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Curricular Resource Center.

It is a unique and cross-disciplinary learning experience to gather graduating seniors together to showcase culminating experiences. It's a time for senior presenters to reflect upon, share with, and connect to members of the Brown community, greater Providence community, families, and friends.

Throughout TiA, seniors have the opportunity to present on their student leadership roles, community service, student organization involvement, fellowship activities, research, thesis work, capstone projects, final performances, artwork, ventures, and other formative experiences while being a Brown undergraduate.

The theme of the 2018 TiA Conference is: “How has your time at Brown helped you to connect the dots?”


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What are TiA's goals?

  • Provide the intentional time and space for graduating seniors and faculty speakers coming from diverse backgrounds and unique experiences amidst Brown’s liberal education.
  • Cultivate a shared community through the various opportunities and means in which seniors may present their work.
  • Celebrate the unique pathways seniors have crafted through the Open Curriculum.


When and where does TiA occur?

  • TiA 2018 will take place Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center.
  • The week starts off for an Opening Reception and Keynote Address from Professor Andre Willis.
  • During the week there are roundtable sessions with about senior presenters, whose projects/experiences center around a common theme.
  • On the last day is a poster session, for which seniors create and share their work through a poster they create.
  • After the poster session, there will be a closing celebration open to all seniors.


Who is TiA open to?

  • Seniors may apply to present their work at the TiA Conference. The Brown community - undergraduates, faculty, staff, administration, greater Providence community members, families, and friends are invited to attend any TiA session.


Questions?  Contact the TiA Coordinators Meg Mori '17 ScM'18 and Yuna Hur '18 at