• Shared Space

    Shared Space

    A quarter of Brown’s students are PhD and master’s candidates. The scale and culture of the University encourage close mentoring at all levels. 

  • Empowering Support

    Empowering Support

    "What I like about the five-year guarantee is that it incentivizes collaboration," says Meghan Kallman about doctoral funding at Brown. "The guarantee also meant I could take intellectual risks and try out new ideas." Read More.

  • Effective Mentoring

    Effective Mentoring

    Stuart Geman "changed my perspective on thinking and learning," says Guangyao  Zhou, a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics, about his advisor. “Stu cares about the problem and not just the statistical methods. He always learns about the problem first.” Read More.

  • Becoming a Scholar

    Becoming a Scholar

    “In the last year or two, I realized there might be a handful of people who have as much knowledge as I have on my very specialized area” in the history of photography, says Monica Bravo. She also has developed a teaching portfolio and secured grants. Read more.

  • Open Graduate Education

    Open Graduate Education

    PhD student Adam Nitenson is pursuing an innovation-management master’s degree through the Open Graduate Education program. “I want to strengthen my science communication skills,” says the neuroscience researcher. Read more

  • Research Matters

    Research Matters

    Eric James is immersed in tadpole model research, which shows a link between fetal exposure to an epilepsy drug and autism-like effects. “We can use this to identify biological targets that we can potentially manipulate to effect a rescue,” said the PhD student and lead author of a Journal of Neuroscience paper. Read more. Hear his 5-minute talk.  

  • Global Engagement

    Global Engagement

    Graduate School international travel funds enabled Danielle Boucher (left) and Lauren Combs to conduct research in Colombia this winter. The Urban Education Policy Master’s students focused on federally subsidized career and technical education. Read More.

  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

    Kate Diedrick put her ideas to the test in the Master of Public Humanities program, helping to produce a walking tour of foreclosures. The lesson? On-the-ground work with community and academic allies can inform and help motivate structural change, she says.  Read more.

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News and Announcements

The Q + A: Mateus Baptista, Commencement Speaker

Mateus Baptista, a fifth-year Master’s student in the Urban Education Policy program, will give the student address at the Graduate School Commencement Convocation on May 24.

He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Brown in 2014. He came to Brown from New Jersey.

The speaker, who was selected by the full Graduate Student Council, tells us about his academic journey and his talk, Intellectual Responsibility: A Culture of Critique.

Graduate School Awards Three New Master’s Prizes

Three students will receive the Graduate School’s new Master's prizes, with Elizabeth Kinnard of the School of Public Health to be recognized for academic accomplishment;  Christopher Godfrey of the Executive Master’s of Healthcare Leadership program for professional excellence; and Amelia Grabowski of Public Humanities for engaged citizenship and community service. The new awards recognize the accomplishments of a growing segment of the student population and will be conferred at the Graduate School’s May 24 Commencement Convocation.  

Two PhD Students Receive Teaching Awards

The teaching abilities of Andrea Flores and Jonathan Sozek earned them both the 2014-15 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dean Peter M. Weber presented the awards to Flores, a PhD candidate in Anthropology, and Sozek, Religious Studies, at the University Awards Ceremony on May 4.

The annual Graduate School prize recognizes outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student.  Students are nominated by their departments.