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Why Student Research Matters -- a Call for Nominations

The Graduate School is hosting a live storytelling event on “why my research matters.” The symposium is part of the 250th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27. Students, faculty and other community members are invited to nominate graduate students by August 15, 2014. Students may invite themselves. Learn more. And save the date: students, faculty, alumni, and community members are invited to attend on September 27.

Graduate Student Orientation

Resource Fair:

Orientation for new graduate students will be held on August 29, 2014. The day begins on Simmons Quad with check-in and breakfast. Morning sessions include a welcome on the Main Green, briefings for master's and Ph.D. students, and a resource fair. Afternoon sessions will be with the Graduate Student Council, where you can ask your questions about life at Brown. More information.

Virtual Crowds Produce Real Behavior Insights

Cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab – including doctoral students Kevin Rio and Greg Dachner -- are advancing a frontier of behavioral research and technology. 

Corporation Accepts $25M Gift for Graduate Fellowships

At its regular Commencement Weekend business meeting Friday morning, May 23, 2014, the Corporation of Brown University formally accepted gifts to the University totaling more than $46.6 million. The largest of those gifts — $25 million from anonymous donors — will underwrite 25 named fellowships, allowing the University to provide enhanced support for more of its highly accomplished doctoral candidates.

Versatile PhD Now Offers STEM Feature

All current discussion, panels, forums and archives are now available for Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM disciplines in Versatile PhD. Versatile PhD is a web-based community that highlights career paths and provides peer and professional support for advanced graduate students and PhDs interested in nonacademic careers. Learn more.

Math Teaching Advocate Honored

John H. Ewing, President of Math for America, is the 2013-14 Horace Mann Medalist. Given annually by Brown’s Graduate School at Commencement, the medal honors an alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field, inside or outside of academia.

The Q + A: Sherri Eldin, Commencement Speaker

Sherri Eldin, a Master of Fine Arts student in the Brown/Trinity Rep acting program, will give the student address at the Graduate School Commencement Convocation on May 25. Her talk is titled: "Are We There Yet? The Road to Identity."

Faudree Honored With Mentoring Award

Paja Faudree, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will receive the 2014 Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring. She will be honored at the University Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2014.

Created by the Graduate Council in 2010, the award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant contribution as an advisor or mentor to graduate students. Any Brown faculty member who has served as graduate advisor, trainer, or dissertation chair, unofficial or official mentor is eligible for nomination.

Two PhD Students Win Teaching Awards

Angela S. Allan, a doctoral student in English, and Michael Powers, a doctoral student in German Studies, are receiving 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The annual Graduate School prize recognizes outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student or students. Peter M. Weber, the Dean of the Graduate School, will present the awards and honoraria at the University Awards ceremony on May 5, 2014.

The Graduate Council selects a recipient or two, after reviewing nominations from academic programs.