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CLACS Call: Reading & Writing Group Proposals

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary country- or region-focused reading/writing groups in the academic year 2016-2017. The purpose is to enhance learning about the country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Proposals are due September 26, 2016.  Learn more. 

PhD Student Arrives with New National Grant

Adedotun Ogunbajo is only beginning his doctoral studies in the Brown University School of Public Health this fall, but he already has a national credential: he is one of the first 40 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research ScholarsThe newly created, competitive award provides first- and second-year doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups with training and mentoring in health policy that they can integrate into their research.

Graduate Community Fellows Program

This program is open to all full-time graduate students interested in an opportunity to cultivate community as well as leadership, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Fellows will develop and implement initiatives that strengthen the Brown graduate community and foster a culture that respects and celebrates diversity, inclusion and equity. Attend an information session on September 15; applications are due September 30. Learn more.

Register for Teaching Intensive Institutions Workshop

A free workshop on October 7 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 the UMass Boston campus. 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.

Trinity Rep's Production of Beowulf Features MFA Students

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students Rachel Clausen, Laura Payne, and Brad Wilson are part of the Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage cast. This rock and roll musical kicks off the 2016-2017 for the Trinity Repertory Company and is a retelling of Beowulf, as he defends the great hall of Heorot against the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. The show runs September 8 - October 9 in the Chace Theater. For more information, visit the Trinity Rep website.

Convocation Underscores Power of Imagination

Dean Andrew G. Campbell greeted new undergraduate, graduate and medical students as the keynote speaker at Brown University's 253rd Opening Convocation ceremony on September 6. His speech, entitled "Can You Imagine?", calls on students "to contemplate the role of your imagination, your creativity, your curiosity, and your courage in your life until now, and to consider the role they will play during your time at Brown." Read his speech or a Q&A with the new dean. See the video.

Brown Welcomes New International Students

Dean Andrew G. Campbell welcomed 265 new international graduate students to campus on August 25, on day one of a two-day orientation. Julian Saporiti, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology,  performed an original song he composed especially to greet them. Twenty-five returning graduate students led small-group discussions over lunch. The Graduate School hosts International Orientation, in partnership with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services, and the Office of Global Engagement. Read about optional courses and social activities.

Federal Fellowships Webinar

A panel of experts will share tips on successfully applying for federal fellowships and traineeships on Wednesday, August,  24 from 1-2:30 p.m. Panelists from NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation will attend. Register today. To access the webinar, use the event password: 8sHU24T@.