• Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Anuoluwapo Osideko MPH '17 addresses graduates, in a talk titled Destined for Greatness.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Doctoral students process through the Van Wickle Gates on Sunday morning.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Congratulations to Dr. Lwabanya Marx, Executive Master ’17 Healthcare Leadership, on winning the Master’s Award for Professional Excellence. This award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by a Brown University Master’s student, which influence or contribute to his/her field or profession.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    All smiles from doctoral students before the Commencement ceremony.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

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

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Econometrician Guido W. Imbens Ph.D. '91 is presented with the Horace Mann Medal at Commencement. He is the Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Michael Ricci AM '17 receives his degree at the Master's Ceremony.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Deans bestow the hood at the Graduate School Doctoral Ceremony.

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    Doctoral students prepare for the University Procession. 

  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    The happy faces of new alumni!

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Student Research: Sea Sponges Stay Put with Anchors that Bend but Don’t Break

Sea sponges known as Venus’ flower baskets remain fixed to the sea floor with nothing more than an array of thin, hair-like anchors made essentially of glass. It’s an important job, and new research by doctoral Engineering student Michael Monn, and others, suggests that it’s the internal architecture of those anchors, known as basalia spicules, that helps them to do it.

Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for July

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held July 31 through August 4, 2017. The writing-intensive retreat will provide 20 participants with space and encouragement to make progress on their dissertations. Stacy Kastner, Associate Director of the Writing Center, will lead this retreat, which pools the resources and support of the Graduate School, Sheridan Center and Libraries. The deadline to apply is July 24, 2017. Learn more.

Fulbright U.S Student Program Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. To learn more about applying, please visit the Getting Started page. Brown's internal deadline for applications is September 12, 2017; learn more about the process here. This federal program enables students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.