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March 2: Meet with the Dean at the GCB from 7-8 PM

Dean Andrew G. Campbell will be available for questions and conversation at the Graduate Center Bar on Thursday, March 2, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This hour replaces his regularly scheduled office hour for graduate students of Feb. 27. He will return to his regular office-hour schedule on Monday, March 6, from 2 pm to 3 pm at Horace Mann House. He intends to hold office hours at different locations during the first week of April and May, as well.

Brown Tops Fulbright Roster

Students and recent graduates from Brown University earned more Fulbright student scholarships than from any other university in the nation for the 2016-17 year, data released by the Fulbright Program reported on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Thirty students and recent graduates of Brown received the prestigious grant to research, study or teach abroad — 24 from the University’s Class of 2016, five from the Class of 2015 and one current Ph.D. student, Emily Avera, who studies anthropology. The grants, awarded by the U.S. State Department, fund research or teaching abroad for up to one year. Read more.

Immigration Order: Brown Resources and Updates

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has compiled information related to the Executive Order of January 27, 2017 impacting immigration and refugee travel on this this website, which includes resources and updates. To access the website, go to https://blogs.brown.edu/internationalstudentsupport/. The link to the website can also be found on the OGE web page. Please contact Global Brown Community & Support (GBCS) at GBCS@brown.edu or (401) 863-1300 with any questions. 

GSC Calls for Commencement Speakers

The Graduate Student Council invites students who intend to complete their programs in May 2017 to apply to be the Commencement Speaker at the doctoral or master's ceremonies, both to be held on May 28.  Interested students can apply up until midnight on Tuesday, February 28th. For more information, see the application.  

Sickle Cell Trait May Confound Blood Sugar Readings Among African-Americans

A new study in JAMA, by lead author Mary Lacy, a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, provides evidence that hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a common blood biomarker used to measure blood sugar over time, may not perform as accurately among African-Americans with sickle cell trait and could be leading to a systemic underestimation of blood sugar control among that population.

Feb. 13 Event: Immigration Order & Graduate Studies

The Graduate School hosts a February 13 discussion addressing graduate students' concerns and questions following the executive order on immigration and legal challenges, which begins at 5:30 pm. Faculty and administrators will speak about the impact on research plans, how to navigate academic requirements, and review funding commitments and University resources. Panelists include: Thomas A.

Essential Steps for Commencement 2015

The Graduate School will confer doctoral and master's degrees on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Students who are planning to graduate this spring should complete the steps listed on the Commencement website.

Brown Expresses Commitment to Values, Highlights Resources in Wake of Immigration Order

Brown University President Christina Paxson and Provost Richard M. Locke published an open letter to the Brown community via the Brown Daily Herald student newspaper Sunday, Jan. 29. In it, they stated: "During this moment of great political uncertainty in our country, including the recent signing of various executive orders and possible policy changes ahead affecting education and research, we must be vigilant and deliberate in upholding our core values as a university." In a separate community letter, Provost Locke described steps Brown is taking in the wake of the recent executive order on immigration and highlighted resources available to community members. Dean Andrew G. Campbell, in a letter to students, states the Graduate School's commitment to admitting the strongest applicants without regard to citizenship.  A subsequent letter reaffirms Brown's commitment to doctoral funding. Get more information at a dedicated website.