• Campus Culture

    Campus Culture

    Graduate students make up a quarter of Brown’s student population. Learn about our culture, distinctive 
    opportunities, and academic programs. Read about initiatives in doctoral education and support.

  • Master's Education

    Master's Education

    Brown offers 31 master's programs, ranging from Data Science to Public Health. Hear from 2015-16 students about their goals and development. Learn about the academic programs

  • Opening Pathways

    Opening Pathways

    William Jordan overcame odds to study at Brown. The PhD student hopes to inspire others to pursue science. He has won two competitive awards this year. Read more.

  • Alumni Network

    Alumni Network

    Alumni shared insights at the Graduate Student Career Options Conference. "You know way more than you think you do, and your value is much higher than you realize," says Michael Siegel ’10 PhD (at right), Special Assistant to the President of RISD.

  • Deans' Faculty Fellow

    Deans' Faculty Fellow

    The fact that I defended in December made a difference in the job market,  said  Natalie Lozinski-Veach, who was a Fellow in the fall and now teaches as a visiting assistant professor. Read more.

  • Student Speakers

    Student Speakers

    Anuoluwapo Osideko (left), public health, and Alexandria Volkening, applied mathematics, will address peers at Commencement 2017. Read more.

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Guide to Commencement 2017: Brown’s 249th Commencement Set for Sunday, May 28

President Christina Paxson will preside over the University’s 249th Commencement on Sunday, May 28, on the College Green. Brown Commencements have been major events for University guests and Providence residents since the 18th century — many events and exhibitions on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, are open to the public. A summary of the weekend’s main events follows, and additional information and updates are available on the 2017 Commencement website. This year, for the first time, graduates and attendees can download a smartphone app with complete information on how to navigate campus during a weekend packed with events.

Brown Students, Recent Graduates Earn 37 Fulbright Scholarships

The prestigious award offers young scholars the opportunity to teach, study and pursue research internationally. Six graduate students, twenty seniors from Brown University's Class of 2017, and 11 recent alumni have landed coveted Fulbright student scholarships to conduct research or teach abroad. Last year, Brown produced the most Fulbright winners in the United States, and the University has consistently ranked in the top 10 of Fulbright's top-producing schools. Gradute students selected include: Omar Alcover (Guatemala), Fiorie Berhane (Italy), Benjamin Bradlow (Brazil), Sara Hefny (Italy), Peter Levins (Croatia), and Emily Monty (Spain).

Student Research: Ancient Mars Impacts Created Tornado-Like Winds That Scoured Surface

Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious streaks seen near large impact craters on the Martian surface.

Using geological observation, laboratory impact experiments and computer modeling of impact processes, Brown University geologist Peter Schultz and doctoral candidate Stephanie Quintana, have offered a new explanation for how those streaks were formed. The researchers show that tornado-like wind vortices — generated by crater-forming impacts and swirling at 500 miles per hour or more — scoured the surface and blasted away dust and small rocks to expose the blockier surfaces beneath.