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Research Matters! Celebrating New Ideas and Discoveries

A Graduate School Symposium

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
Brown University's 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration
September 27, 3-5 p.m.

The Graduate School is hosting Research Matters! Celebrating New Ideas and Discoveries. Celebrating 125 years of graduate study at Brown, this symposium features short talks by graduate students and alumni on “why my research matters.” Come be inspired by the power of ideas and by the scholars who embody the extraordinary achievements of Brown’s graduate programs. With short compelling talks aimed at a general audience, Research Matters! will showcase exceptional graduate student scholarship at Brown.

Graduate Student Speakers:

  • Ashley Bowen-Murphy, PhD candidate in American Studies
  • Vale Cofer-Shabica, PhD candidate in Chemistry
  • Eric James, PhD candidate in Neuroscience
  • Matthew Lyddon, PhD candidate in Political Science
  • Tara Mulder, PhD candidate in Classics
  • Lauren Quattrochi, PhD candidate in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Jessica Tabak, PhD candidate in English
  • Stephen Zins, PhD candidate in Pathobiology

Graduate School Alumni Speakers:

Sophie Lebrecht, PhD 2012 (Cognitive Science)
Co-founder and CEO
Neon Labs

Shankar Prasad, PhD 2006 (Political Science)
Associate Director for Academic Programs and Planning
Taubman Center for Public Policy and the Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University

Selection Process:

After a call for nominations, nominated graduate students were invited to submit a synopsis of their research ideas and a short video of themselves presenting their scholarship. A selection panel, comprising faculty, staff and graduate students, identified semifinalists, who presented on September 4th. Those speakers selected to speak at the live event are expected to practice with and receive feedback from a Sheridan Center Teaching Consultant prior to the event.

Major sponsors include: Ofice of the Brown's 250th Anniversary, the Graduate School and the C. M. Colver Lectureship Fund.

Please join the Graduate School for these talks!

Research Matters! will be taped. The talks will be featured on the Graduate School website.

Questions? Please contact Associate Dean Vanessa Ryan