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Shamara Alhassan ’19 PhD Wins Book Prize

Shamara Alhassan ’19 PhD has been awarded the National Women's Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize for 2019. The prize is awarded for cutting-edge intersectional feminist scholarship that offers new perspectives on issues central to women’s and gender studies; recipients receive a book contract with University of Illinois Press.

“Winning this Prize is a testament to the importance of Rastafari women's intellectual contributions to Rastafari studies, Africana studies, religious studies, and women's studies,” says Alhassan. She receives the award for her book manuscript, Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women's Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World." Read more.

New PhD Career Pathways Proctorship in Academic Administration

The PhD Career Pathways Proctorship in Academic Administration offers doctoral students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in higher education administration. The proctor will join the PhD Career Pathways project, funded by the Council of Graduate Schools, to work with the Graduate School to analyze PhD career preferences and outcomes and to help faculty and university leaders strengthen career support, professional development opportunities, and mentoring. Deadline to apply is November 21, 2019. Learn more.

Holiday Food Drive, Nov. 11-26

All are welcome to particiate in the Graduate School's twelvth annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. We are collecting food from November 11-26, 2019. Please drop off needed canned goods (see list), in the Food Bank boxes at the Graduate School, the School of Public Health, the School of Engineering, Population Studies & Training Center, or the Arnold Lab. Thank you to all partners!

Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for January

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held January 13-17, 2020. The retreat provides quiet space, community, writing tips and support and structured writing time. Space is limited. Charles Carroll, Interim Program Manager of the Writing Center, will lead this retreat, which pools the resources and support of the Graduate School, Sheridan Center and Libraries. Learn more.

Alumni/Student Career Event Funding Available

The CareerLAB invites students, student groups, departments, programs or divisions to apply for alumni career event funding. These events are intended to bring together alums and current students for career exploration and networking. Proposals should encourage students to consider the diversity of career options available to masters and doctoral students. Grants are available from $300-$5,000. Learn more.

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