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Graduate Student Space at Horace Mann

The fourth floor space at Horace Mann is officially open and reservable. All graduate students are welcome to use the space for meetings or study. Enter through the main door and take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor. The space occupies the east side of the top floor. Learn more.

Child Care Subsidy Applications Available for 2019

Human Resources is now accepting Child Care Subsidy applications for calendar year 2019. Eligible graduate students should submit applications by October 16, 2018. Learn more about the program and apply

The subsidy helps students pay for child care expenses by granting awards up to $4,000 a year. Eligibility requirements include a total household adjusted gross income of less than or equal to $100,000 per year. The subsidy covers child care for dependents between the ages of 0 to 6 and will vary from family to family and year to year depending on a family's financial need and a range of other factors.

Diversity Preview Day for PhD Students

Prospective graduate students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in pursing a PhD are invited to visit campus October 28-29 to explore academic, social and professional opportunities at Brown. There will be opportunities to meet faculty, deans and current doctoral candidates, as well as tour campus and learn about Graduate School diversity initiatives. Priority will be given to recent graduates and current seniors who anticipate applying for fall of 2019. Associated expenses, including accommodations, meals and travel (up to $600) will be covered. Apply by September 19. Applications: Humanities & Social Sciences | Life & Physical Sciences

Swearer Center New Student Learning Communities

The Swearer Center is offering five learning communities for faculty and graduate students holding an instructor role with Brown undergraduates. Join a small group of colleagues discussing key themes, best practices and their own experiences and questions related to community-engaged teaching and research; specific topics including community-engaged research, developing effective K-12 partnerships and creating a community-engaged course. Application deadline is September 17, 2018. Learn more.

Register for Teaching Intensive Institutions Workshop

A free workshop on September 28 is open to all Brown PhD students who may be interested in careers at teaching intensive institutions. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield State University. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and network with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region. They will be available to review and offer advice on CVs and cover letters as well. Learn more and register.

Brown alumna ushers in a new era at the National Air and Space Museum

As a college sophomore, Ellen Stofan ’85 ScM, ’89 PhD, took an internship with the planetary research group of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Now, decades later, she has returned to the institution — as its first-ever female director. Stofan’s career is, in some ways, a family affair: Her father was an engineer at NASA, her mother an elementary school science teacher. “I just grew up around space and science,” she says. She saw her first rocket launch at age 4. At 14, while celebrating another launch, she attended a talk by astronomer Carl Sagan for the families of NASA scientists. By the end of his speech, she’d decided on her future career: She was going to be a planetary geologist. Read more.

Santos Awarded Simmons Scholarship

Master’s student Francheska Santos was named the 2018 Ruth J. Simmons Urban Education Policy Scholar, which includes a full-tuition award. Santos is from the Bronx in New York City, is a 2015 graduate of Amherst College and began the Urban Education Policy in June.

During her time at college at Amherst, she worked as an America Reads Tutor for Girls Inc. of Holyoke, a driving force behind her decision to pursue education as a career.

Executive Master's Graduate Brings Updated Medical Care to Puerto Rico

This article appeared in the July/August issue of the Brown Alumni Magazine.

Brown's executive master's program helped obstetrician and gynecologist Pedro Escobar-Rodriguez refine cancer care in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico. When Dr. Pedro Escobar-Rodriguez, 47, moved back to his hometown of San Juan in 2013 to take care of his sick father—after long OB-GYN stints at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Clinic—he was shocked to find out how much Puerto Rico lacked in terms of healthcare. “The technology was behind, the insurance landscape more challenging, and affordable medical choices limited,” he says. He wanted not only to practice medicine there but to attain a deep understanding of the systems he’d need to upgrade services on his native island. Read more.

Four Graduate Students Win Fulbright Awards

Brown University, again in 2018, produced the most Fulbright winners in the nation. Graduate students Katherine Freeze, Watufani Poe, William Skinner and Edward (Geoffrey) Wildanger are among the 35 current and former students to receive the award. They are traveling in Tajikistan, Brazil, Barbados and Germany respectively for research in the coming months. Read more.

MFA Student Directs Bilingual Community Play

Members of the cast and crew for La Tempestad. Far left: Tatyana-Marie Carlo, far right: Orlando HernandezMembers of the cast and crew for La Tempestad. Far left: Tatyana-Marie Carlo, far right: Orlando HernandezNow in it’s third year, Trinity Repertory Company has again partnered with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) to present Teatro en El Verano (Theatre in the Summer), with a production of The Tempest (La Tempestad). Brown/Trinity Rep MFA student Tatyana-Marie Carlo was selected to direct the show by RILA, which includes a diverse cast of actors from the community, the Brown/Trinity MFA program, and Trinity Rep staff and faculty.