• Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Eunice Celene Gonzalez-Sierra ’19 MAT addresses graduates in a talk entitled “Harvesting the Fruit of Our Labor”

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Deans hood Reyhan Durmaz ’19 Ph.D. at the Graduate School Doctoral Ceremony.

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

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

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    A master's student receives her degree at Commencement.

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Jennifer G. Thum ’19 Ph.D. addresses graduates in a talk entitled “Tell Me More”

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    ​Sharona Gordon '90, '94 Ph.D. is presented with the Horace Mann Medal at Commencement. She is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington in Seattle. This award is given annually to a Brown Graduate School alumna or alumnus who has made significant contributions in his or her field.

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Master's tudents process through the Van Wickle Gates on Sunday morning.

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Evgenios Kornaropoulos ’19 Ph.D., Computer Science, receives the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled Information Leakage in Encrypted Systems through an Algorithmic Lens.

  • Commencement 2019

    Commencement 2019

    Dean Andrew G. Campbell presides at the Graduate School Doctoral Ceremony.

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News and Announcements

Student Research: Scientists identify interactions that stabilize a protein associated with neurodegeneration

Most of the well-studied proteins in our bodies are like metal; some can change shape easily, like aluminum foil, and others are rigid, like steel beams, but they typically have a solid, well-defined structure. Many other essential proteins are more like water — able to change phase from liquid to solid ice. A team of researchers led by Nicolas Fawzi, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, used a combination of techniques to determine the atomic interactions that stabilize the liquid, yet “condensed” phase of FUS, one of the important phase-changing proteins. Fawzi’s team includes doctoral student Anastasia Murthy, the lead author on the study. The findings were published on Monday, July 1, in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Read more.

Student Exhibit: ‘Memory Dishes’ exhibit traces generations of family cooking

Memory Dishes, curated by Johanna Obenda '19 AM (Public Humanities), highlights the cooking practices of six Providence families of African descent. Videos, photos and personal stories document the families’ culinary traditions, many of which changed as they moved to the New World and began to reimagine traditional West and Central African recipes by using European and indigenous ingredients. The exhibit on display through October at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ). Read more.

Bilingual Summer Show Directed by MFA Student Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Much Ado About Nothing photo: Actors pictured: Victor Neto, Arturo Puentes, Alfredo Antillon, Catia Ramos, Emily Rodriguez, Marcel Mascaro; front: Robelis Cruz, Ashley Soto, Lorraine Guerra.Much Ado About Nothing photo: Actors pictured: Victor Neto, Arturo Puentes, Alfredo Antillon, Catia Ramos, Emily Rodriguez, Marcel Mascaro; front: Robelis Cruz, Ashley Soto, Lorraine Guerra.Trinity Repertory Company, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), offers its fourth annual summer bilingual show directed by MFA student Tatyana-Marie Carlo. Teatro en El Verano (Theater in the Summer) is a 90-minute bilingual English-Spanish adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (Tanta Bulla… ¿Y Pa’ Qué?). “The great thing about this show is that it’s a community project. Folks from all over Providence and beyond get together to make theater magic. During the day they could be a translator at a hospital, and in the evening, they transform into the ingénue of the play,” says Carlo. 

Graduate Students Win Fulbright Awards

Brown is once again a leading Fulbright-producing university for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduate students Melanie White and Keegan Cothern are among those selected this year. White is a doctoral candidate in Africana Studies who will travel to Nicaragua; Cothern is a PhD student in History who will travel to Japan. “Being awarded a Fulbright is an extreme honor and privilege that will allow me to conduct my international dissertation research in Nicaragua. I have been planning to conduct this research since my early years as an undergraduate, and it is incredibly affirming to know that the Fulbright program believes in and has decided to support my project,” says White. Read more.