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Explore Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowships

Advanced doctoral students interested in a teaching fellowship at a liberal arts college are invited to attend a December 14 info session at 4 pm at the Sheridan Center.  The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowship program provides an opportunity for advanced PhD students to teach at nearby Wheaton College. Shawn Christian, Associate Provost of Wheaton College, will answer questions at the session. Applications are due January 27, 2017. Learn more.

Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for January

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held January 9-13, 2017. The writing-intensive retreat will provide 16 participants with space, time 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 Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Learn more.

B-LAB Info Session Set for Dec. 7

Graduate students are invited to register and attend a Breakthrough Lab (B-LAB) information session on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in Wilson Hall 309. Food will be served and past participants of this summer intensive program will speak. B-LAB enables students to develop high-impact ventures and provides critical resources, mentoring, networking, and a final venture showcase.

Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Advanced PhD students in the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply for interdisciplinary opportunities at more than a dozen centers and institutes at Brown University. Those who will be in their 5th or 6th year of doctoral study at Brown University in 2017-2018 are eligible to apply. Support will be offered to up to 16 candidates, who will engage in the activities of these centers and institutes and benefit from enhanced professional development and mentorship in 2017-2018. The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

MFA Students Stage 'We Go Round and Round'

Running December 1-10 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, We Go Round and Round stars all Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students. The play is an interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s play, La Ronde, and is the story of how paramours meet, part, and fall in and out of love through different decades. Student actors include: Julia Atwood, Sinan Eczacibasi, Alexis Green, Gwen Kingston, Marina Morrissey, Laura Lyman Payne, David Samuel, Ashley Teague, Will Turner, Alec J. Weinberg and Brad Wilson. For more information, visit trinityrep.com.

Entrepreneurship Conference Features Students

The conference on "Entrepreneurship at the Intersection of Diversity and Inequality" features four graduate students. Nicole Aimua, Hannah Marshall, Krystal Sarcone, and Julian Saporiti will present their scholarship at the December 5 event, which is hosted by the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, with the sponsorship of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the School of Public Health, the Sociology Department, and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Register to attend; seating is limited. Read more.

Diet Quality Low but Steadily Improving Among U.S. Kids

An analysis of diet quality among more than 38,000 U.S. children shows that nutrition for the nation’s kids has been getting steadily better in recent years, but what they eat is still far from ideal and disparities persist by income, race and receipt of government food assistance. On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study led by Xiao Gu, a master’s student in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.

Four PhD Specialization Certificates Introduced

Doctoral specialization certificate programs are now open to Brown doctoral students. These programs are designed to extend expertise into interdisciplinary areas and to certify training beyond the home Ph.D. discipline. To date, the Graduate Council has approved four certificate programs: Gender and Sexuality Studies, offered by the Pembroke Center; Spatial Analysis, offered by Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences; Public Humanities, through the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage/ Department of American Studies; and Collaborative Humanities, offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities. See eligibility and other details. 

Community Conversations and Student Resources

Brown is offering community opportunities to discuss and understand what the national election means. The events and opportunities for discussion are coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the College. Graduate School deans are available for one-on-one conversation with graduate students.