Communication Tools

Would you like to communicate with members of the Brown CS and Brown University communities as well as a worldwide network of alums, industry partners, and thought leaders in our field? To learn how, consult the matrix below. (Note that use of all Brown CS tools is subject to approval.) If you have a question not answered below, please click the link that follows to contact Brown CS Communication Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus

Communication Tool

When To Use

How To Use

Brown CS Twitter account

Use this for short items that will reach both an internal and external audience. These can be more humorous and less formal. To view this page, click here.

Email your request to Jesse C. Polhemus and include the text of your proposed tweet(s) and any images that you would like included.
Brown CS Facebook Page Use this for medium-length items that will reach both an internal and external audience. To view this page, click here.
 
Email your request to Jesse C. Polhemus and include the text of your proposed post and any images that you would like included.
Brown CS Facebook Group    Use this for medium-length items that will reach an internal audience that includes alums (members must have a Facebook account linked to a brown.edu email address).
 
Click here to join the group. (Note that your Facebook account must link to a brown.edu email address.) Once in the group, please read our Community Guidelines before posting.
CS Blog  Use this for longer items that will reach an internal and external audience as part of the Brown CS website. Posts are typically concerned with student, faculty, and staff news, research, achievements, and honors. To view this page, click here.
 
Email your proposal for a blog post to Jesse C. Polhemus
 
CS News Use this for longer, more prominent items that will reach an internal and external audience as part of the Brown CS web site. Items are typically concerned with especially important student, faculty, and staff news, research, achievements, and honors. To view this page, click here. Email your proposal for a news item to Jesse C. Polhemus.
 
Brown CS Digital Signage Use this for highly visual items that will reach a Brown CS and Brown University audience within the CIT.  

Email your slide to Jesse C. Polhemus. It should:

* be in 16 x 9 proportions

* be in landscape mode

* use high-resolution imagery

* be a PNG or JPG

* include a copyright notice ("Image is © 2016 by XYZ") for any images not owned by you or Brown  

Brown CS Events Calendar Use this to publicize a Brown CS-related event to an internal and external audience. To view this page, click here Email the details of the event (title, location, date, time, description) to Kathy Billings.
 
Email Lists Use these to communicate with various subsets of the Brown CS community. To see a list of available lists, click here. Follow the instructions here to join the list(s) of your choice. After joining, you can send messages, but please note that some lists may be subject to moderation. 
[Announce] Email List Use this to announce talks and lectures to an internal audience. Email the details of the event (title, location, date, time, description) to Eugenia DeGouveia.
 
Brown Events Calendar Use this to announce events to the entire Brown University community as well as an external audience. To view this page, click here. Whenever you add an item to the Brown CS Events Calendar (see above), it's automatically added to the Brown Events Calendar.
Brown News Use this to share news stories with the entire Brown University community as well as an external audience. to view this page, click here. Email your proposal for a news item to Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences) and please copy Jesse C. Polhemus to keep him informed.
Today@Brown Use this to announce events via email to the entire Brown University community or various subsets. Click here to go to the Brown Morning Mail, then follow the instructions provided.
 
Dining Hall Table Slips Use this to announce events and communicate with Brown University community members who use the university's dining halls.

Table slips must be 1/4 the size of a sheet of letter paper and must be black ink on white paper. Table slips can be distributed during the following times:

Sharpe Refectory (the Ratty): 7-7:30 AM, 10:30-10:55 AM, 4-4:25 PM
Verney-Wooley (Vdub): 7-7:30 AM, 10:30-10:55 AM, 3:30-3:55 PM

More information is available here.

Flyers Use these to announce events and communicate with anyone on the Brown University campus. There are numerous locations where you can post physical flyers on campus. Many of most prominent ones require permission: for example, to post a flyer in Faunce Arch, bring it to the front desk in Faunce House. After review and approval, they'll post it for you.