• Commencement 2015

    Commencement 2015

    University leaders hood a doctoral recipient at the 2015 Graduate School Commencement Convocation. The hooders are Deputy Provost Joseph S. Meisel (left) and Associate Dean Jabbar Bennett. 

  • Commencement 2015

    Commencement 2015

    A master's student receives his degree at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony.

     

  • Commencement 2015

    Commencement 2015

    Nicholas W. Bellono '15 Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology receives the Joukowsky Dissertation Award for his thesis, Ionic Signaling in Pigmentation. The award recognizes superior achievements in research.

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    Commencement 2015

    Lynn Rothschild ’85 Ph.D. is presented with the Horace Mann Medal at Commencement. The award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has made significant contributions inside or outside of academia.

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    Commencement 2015

    Applause for new graduates during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.

     

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    Commencement 2015

    The happy faces of new alumni!

     

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    Commencement 2015

    Doctoral and Master's students process through the Van Wickle Gates on Commencement Day.

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    Commencement 2015

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Kinnard on her award for Outstanding Academic Accomplishment by a Master’s Student. It is one of three new awards recognizing accomplishments by Brown Master's students. 

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    Commencement 2015

    All smiles from Master's students before the Commencement ceremony.

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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.