Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lucy Jones keynotes American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy

The Earthquake Lady - Lucy Jones - in the news this week as keynote speaker for the American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Come meet Dr. Lucy Jone '76 in person as Brown Club Orange County hears what to expect from the next major seismic event in Southern California and what you should do to protect your family.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended.

For details and tickets, click HERE or call 949-636-1975

Location: University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave., Irvine 92617 


  • General Adult $15
  • Brown Club Orange County Members $10
  • Students $2
  • Door: $20 (seating not guaranteed)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

JPL says Big One is Coming Within 3 Years. Hear What Lucy Thinks!

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015:  "JPL experts announced Los Angeles has a 99.9% chance of experiencing a 5.0 magnitude quake in the next two and a half years, but say it very well could be stronger" according to CBS News.

Lucy Jones begs to disagree! 

Hear in person what Lucy has to say and decide for yourself.
For information and tickets Click Here

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Are You Ready for the Big One?

Imagine America…
without Los Angeles.
Are you ready?

Find out from “The Earthquake Lady” herself the effects of a major earthquake in Southern California.
Learn how you can prepare.

Roger Williams 2015 Awardee for Outstanding Service

If you live in Southern California or you saw the May/June 2015 issue of Brown Alumni Magazine , you already know who Lucy Jones is.

Lucy Jones (AB in Chinese Language, Brown ’76, PhD in Geophysics, MIT ’81) has been a seismologist with the USGS for the last 32 years. Her recent honors include:
·         Named as Seismic Risk Advisor to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti - 2014
·         Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal Winner - October 8, 2015
·         Roger Williams Outstanding Service Award – the highest award given annually to any Brown alumnae/-i  - October 17, 2015

As reported in the LA Daily News, “Dr. Jones’ current research centers...on the ways Californians might fare in the aftermath. And her prognosis is grim: After the imminent Big One, urban society is at risk.”

Join BCOC for an intimate discussion with Lucy Jones!

Date:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran’s Day)
Time:   6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm presentation, 8 – 8:30 pm Q&A
Location: University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave, Irvine

Seating is limited. Parking is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-register for guaranteed, discounted admission.

Become a member of the Brown Club of Orange County for discounted admission to this and all BCOC events. Membership is free to Classes 2011-2015 and 1957 and earlier.

Space available admission at the door is $20.

For more information, call Scott at 949-636-1975 or email

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Imagine America Without LA!

Brown Club Orange County is proud to host Southern California’s “Earthquake Lady” – Lucy Jones ’76 – in a provocative discussion – Imagine America Without LA !

Dr. Jones was featured on the cover of the May/June edition of Brown Alumni Monthly - entitled “The Earthquake Lady” – which detailed her research on the likely after effects of a 7.8 seismic event along the Southern California portion of the San Andreas fault.

This research, published in 2008 and dubbed “The ShakeOut Scenario,” led to worldwide recognition and to her appointment by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the earthquake czar of LA. Lucy has been tasked with nothing less than preparing Los Angeles to withstand the next “Big One.”

You won’t want to miss this informative, compelling discussion with Q&A which will dispel myths and answer your questions about how to prepare for,  and cope with,  the inevitable, next major seismic event in our community.

·                 Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran’s Day)
·                 Time: 6:30 reception, 7:00 Presentation, 8:00-8:30 Q&A and socializing.
·                 Location:  University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave, Irvine, CA 92617
·               This is a ticketed, limited capacity event, and pre-registration is required. For tickets click: HERE  
·                 Attention: Unregistered Young Alumni (Class of ’11 and later) You may register for free for club membership and receive an $8 discount on admission! Club Membership Registration
·                 Light refreshments will be provided
·                 Parking is free
·                 For more information call Scott or email

·                 (University Hills Community Center)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sabrina Stillwell Earns Brown Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

Sabrina Stillwell, Volleyball, Freshman, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Freshman Sabrina Stillwell recorded 5.00 kills per set on .403 hitting last weekend and landed 32 kills – the second most in a single match in school history – vs. Columbia as Brown beat Cornell (3-0) and Columbia (3-2). Against the Lions, Stillwell finished just two kills shy of the program record for kills in a match and became just the fourth Bear to record 30 or more kills in a match, fueling the Bears – who trailed 2-0 in sets – to the comeback win. She hit .466 in the match and posted seven or more kills in each of three sets. For the week, she tallied 40 kills with nine errors on 77 attempts.
( from posted 10/5/15)