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Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for January

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held January 14-18, 2019. The retreat provides quiet space, community, writing tips and support and structured writing time. Space is limited to 20 returning and 20 new participants. 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. Learn more.

Almeida Wins Fulbright-Hays Award

Thamyris Almeida, a fourth-year History student has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award to continue her field research in São Paulo, Brazil. “Both the extended time and financial resources will allow me to return to Brasília and Rio de Janeiro to continue the archival research I started there,” says Almeida. Read more.

Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students at CSREA

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America is offering faculty-led workshops designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students. Workshops begin December 10; topics include exams, writing, publishing, teaching and grants. Learn more and register.

Brown/Trinity Rep Present Tick, Tick…Boom!

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, is directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the MFA Directing program. This rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. MFA students Brendan Hickey, Olivia Miller and Antonio Michael Woodard star in the show. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center. Learn more.

Explore Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowships

Advanced PhD students interested in a teaching fellowship at a liberal arts college are invited to attend a December 10 info session at 4:30 pm in Horace Mann 103.  The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowship program provides an opportunity for advanced PhD students to teach at nearby Wheaton College. Associate Dean of Student Development, Vanessa Ryan, will answer questionsApplications are due January 30, 2019. Learn more.

Brown University, graduate student organizers finalize terms for Nov. 14-19 unionization vote

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Brown University finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the student organization Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) that establishes dates, times, locations and procedures for an election to determine whether or not eligible graduate students will be represented by a union. The MOU follows an Oct. 11 notice from SUGSE/AFT of their intent to file a petition to hold an election at the University, an action that has been expected since Brown and SUSGE finalized an agreement in June 2018 that set the terms for a possible union representation election. Read more.

New Graduate Student Grievance Procedures Adopted by Faculty

Changes to the Graduate Student Grievance Procedures in the Faculty Rules and Regulations were unanimously approved by the Brown University Faculty earlier this week. The revised policy was developed by a working group comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students. Important highlights of the policy include:

  • explicit time frames for responses to grievances
  • student involvement in the adjudication of grievances
  • clear distinctions between informal efforts and the formal grievance process
  • students are not required to attempt to resolve the complaint directly with the respondent

Read the revised policy.