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New Workshop Targets Communication, Improvisation

The Graduate School and Trinity Repertory Theater are piloting a new series called Effective Performance: Communication and Improvisation for Graduate Students. It is designed to help prepare graduate students to be effective communicators for research and teaching through interactive workshops. Applications are due Oct. 23. Learn more.

Master Words Project: Focus on Creativity

The word in round two of the Master Words project is creativity: How does creativity play a role in your field of study? This social-media project is for master’s students seeking expertise at Brown University.  We invite them  to reflect on creativity in a video of 60 seconds or less. The video deadline is October 27, 2015.

Brown's Ford Fellows Attend National Conference

Hawasatu Dumbuya, Paul Guitierrez, and Brandeise Monk-Payton attended the 2015 Conference of Ford Fellows at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C. in late September. Dumbuya, a PhD student in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, and Paul Gutierrez, a PhD student in Political Science, are two of 60 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellows. Monk-Payton, a PhD candidate in Modern Culture and Media, is one of 33 Dissertation Completion Fellows. 

Giorguli Named El Colegio de Mexico President

Silvia Elena Giorguli Saucedo '04 PhD has been named president of El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. She is the first female to be appointed university president in the 75-year history of El Colegio de México, which is the premier social science and humanities research university in Mexico. A demographer and sociologist, she earned a doctoral degree in Sociology at Brown.

External Fellowship Workshop

The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion on external fellowships on November 10 from 6-7 pm in the Metcalf Auditorium. Panelists will provide tips on constructing strong applications and describe the application experience. Enjoy snacks and beverages at 5:40. Panel discussion will begin at 6 pm. Register today.

BEST Program Now Accepting Applications

The Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program is designed to help prepare advanced master's and doctoral students for careers in higher education administration. Eight to ten students will be chosen to participate in this 12-week program. Participants will learn about university administration, create a career development plan, and complete an optional mini-practicum project. This mentored education and training program will help enhance leadership skills for future work in academic administration.

Graduate Alumni Outcome Data Available

Survey data and other information collected by Brown University’s Office of Institutional Research shed light on career pathways within three cohorts of Brown graduate alumni. The Graduate Alumni Dashboard displays fields of study, industries, employers and locations of the majority of alumni who completed their studies in 2004, 2009, and 2013. The user can filter data to drill down on a particular discipline and type of degree.  

Glenn Loury to Speak at Academy in Context

Professor Glenn C. Loury will speak at the October 21 Academy in Context dinner-seminar, with a talk called: "Black Lives Matter: A New Civil Rights Movement?" He will present and lead a discussion on what he sees as shortcomings in racial-identity politics in the U.S., a host of persistent disparities requiring urgent attention, and the potential for a new direction in progressive politics. He is the Merton P.