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11 PhD Students Embark on ‘Open Graduate’ Journeys

For Mohak Patel, interest in the Graduate School’s Open Graduate Education program came quickly, amid his first year of studying Mechanics of Solids and Structures at Brown University. He opted to settle in and consider the opportunity – and the effort – entailed in pursuing a secondary Master’s degree through the distinctive program. “I had two questions to answer,” he says. “Am I willing to spend the extra time? And does this make sense for my research?”

Two-Day Event Celebrates Graduate Students of Color

Featuring an alumni panel and conference, A Legacy of Success and Service: Celebrating Graduate Students of Color at Brown, offers newly admitted students and the Brown community an opportunity “to recognize the contributions of former graduate students from underrepresented minority populations, as well as affirming current graduate students of color on campus,” says organizer, a Modern Culture and Media doctoral student.

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.

New Doctoral Fellowship 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 March 18, 2015. Learn more.