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Button Kambic Named Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

Emily Button Kambic, who received her doctoral degree in Anthropology in 2015, is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow for 2016-18. As a Public Fellow, she will work at the National Park Service as a Cultural Resources Public Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Resource Stewardship and Science for the National Capital Region. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at organizations in government and the nonprofit sector, thereby helping to demonstrate the applicability of doctoral education within and beyond the academy. The program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Lewis Named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Thomas A. Lewis '90, Professor of Religious Studies, will serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Graduate School, announced Incoming Dean Andrew G. Campbell. The appointment is effective July 1, 2016. Lewis, who goes by Tal, will be a core member of the Graduate School leadership team, serving as deputy dean and providing vision, direction, and coordination of the academic affairs of the Graduate School.

Software Turns Webcams into Eye-Trackers

New software created by Brown University computer scientists, including Computer Science doctoral student Alexandra Papoutsaki, could help website owners and developers easily determine what parts of a page are grabbing a user’s eye.

Alumni Medal Goes to Google's Ramaswamy

Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy '95 PhD is the 2016 recipient of the Horace Mann Medal. The honor is bestowed annually to a Brown University Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field. As Senior Vice President for Ads and Commerce at Google, Dr. Ramaswamy has helped to shape the global online advertising business, while helping create Google's multi-billion dollar advertising business and its original product, AdWords.

Itzigsohn Receives Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award

José Itzigsohn, Professor of Sociology, received the 2015-16 Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring. The award is for a faculty member who has made a significant contribution as an advisor or mentor to graduate students. Any Brown faculty member who has served as graduate advisor, trainer, or dissertation chair, unofficial or official mentor is eligible for nomination.

Four PhD Students Receive Teaching Awards

The teaching abilities of Nicholas A. Friesner, Magnus Pharao Hansen, Natalie E. Lozinski-Veach, and Cassady E.Rupert, earned them a 2015-16 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dean Peter M. Weber presented the awards at the University Awards Ceremony on May 2. The annual Graduate School prize recognizes outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student.  Students are nominated by their departments.

Peer Mentors Needed for International Orientation

Peer Mentors are needed to help incoming international graduate students on August 25. Mentors will lead small group discussions during a two-hour lunch session at International Orientation between 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. A brief training for peer mentors will be held on Wednesday, August 24. Both days include a free lunch. To sign up, please complete this short form.