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Brown Welcomes International Graduate Students

International orientation kicked off on campus, with up to 300 incoming doctoral and master's students participating. Thirty-nine percent of the incoming graduate students are from outside the U.S. Students come from 49 countries, with the most coming from China, India, Germany, Canada and Italy. The two-day orientation for international graduate students is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of Student & Scholar Services and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services. 

Pigments, Organelles Persist in Fossil Feathers

A study provides multiple lines of new evidence that pigments and the microbodies that produce them can remain evident in a dinosaur fossil. In the journal Scientific Reports, an international team of paleontologists, including doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ryan Carney, relates the distinct chemical signature of animal pigment with physical evidence of melanosome organelles in the fossilized feathers of Anchiornis huxleyi, a bird-like dinosaur that died about 150 million years ago in China.

Pigments, organelles persist in fossil feathers


An international team of researchers has found direct chemical evidence that the fossilized remains of a bird-like dinosaur still harbor melanosomes and the pigment they produced. Their study reinforces the idea that scientists can discern the coloration of long-lost animals.

Bright screens at night imperil sleep of young teens


A new study looked at the effect of light exposure at night — like that from phones or tablets — on the biology of teen sleep. The researchers found that children in early to middle puberty were especially vulnerable to suppression of a hormone key to sleep timing.

Global Mobility Grants for Research Abroad

The Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship is open to doctoral students for research abroad during one summer or academic semester. The program aims to expand Brown’s global reach and projects must build upon the University’s integrative themes and yield tangible outcomes. Proposals are due September 25, 2015. Learn more.

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