• 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.

  • Master's Education

    Master's Education

    The 14 actors in the 2015 Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program are preparing for March showcases for the industry in New York and Los Angeles.  The MFA program is one of 28 master’s programs, ranging from Computer Science to Public Affairs. 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

  • University Environment

    University Environment

    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. 

  • 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.  

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News and Announcements

Study Maps Extroversion Types in the Brain’s Anatomy

Volume of gray matter:

Graduate student Erica Grodin is one of the Brown scientists mapping the similarities and the differences in the brain between the two different kinds of extroverts: “agentic” go-getters and “affiliative” people persons.

MFA Student Directs Brown/Trinity Rep's Pericles

Pericles, directed by Brown/MFA student Dan Rogers, opens February 26 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center. The story centers on Prince Pericles in a competition of wits for the princess’ hand.

Lost Museum Wins National Project Award

A tribute to what may have been:

Graduate students from Brown and RISD have received the Project Award from the National Council on Public History for their work on the Lost Museum. The award recognizes an outstanding public history student project for its contribution to the field. Brown award winners include American Studies master’s students Elizabeth Crawford, Kathrinne Duffy, Sophia LaCava-Bohanan, Jessica Palinski and Rebecca Soules, as well as recent graduates Lily Benedict '14 AM and Jamie Topper '14 AM and three RISD students.