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Brown Students, Recent Graduates Earn 35 Fulbright Scholarships

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Four graduate students have received prestigious Fulbright awards to teach, study or conduct research abroad during the 2018-19 academic year. Katherine Freeze (Ethnomusicology), Watufani Poe (Africana Studies), William Skinner (History of Art and Architecture) and Edward Wildanger (Comparative Literature) are the graduate student recipients from Brown. As the flagship international educational and cultural exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright seeks to foster relationships between Americans and people in more than 140 countries around the world to address global challenges and work toward world peace. Read more.

Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer '19 Workshop Call for Applications

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The Cogut Institute invites applications from graduate students interested in expanding their career options at the 2019 Humanities Without Walls National Predoctoral Career Diversity Residential Summer Workshop. Brown University has the opportunity to nominate one applicant from the pool of applications we receive. The Cogut Institute for the Humanities will review all applications and select the nominee. The nominee will then advance to the pool of applicants considered by Humanities Without Walls. Read more.

Alhassan Wins Dissertation Fellowship from Boston College

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Shamara Wylie Alhassan, doctoral student in Africana Studies has been awarded the Boston College African and African Diaspora Studies Program Dissertation Fellowship "This fellowship will provide me the environment and support I need to complete my dissertation. Boston College is home to top scholars in my field. Learning from and collaborating with this community during my last year of graduate studies is an amazing and unparalleled opportunity." Read more.

Nine Students Named Deans' Faculty Fellows

Nine doctoral students secured Deans' Faculty Fellowships (DFF) in the fourth year of the program. The fellowships give advanced graduate students the opportunity to strengthen their teaching portfolios through the development of their own courses in consultation with a faculty mentor. It is a joint initiative of the Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. This year’s fellows are eager to hone their teaching skills and gain additional experience as they prepare for the job market. Read more.

Awards Recognize Four Outstanding Dissertations

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The 2018 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Awards go to Megan Cole, David Mittelman, Maria Hwang and Sameer Iyer as they receive their doctoral degrees from Brown University on May 27. The prizes recognize superior achievements in research by students completing the doctoral degree. This year the research topics range from Medicare expansion and how skepticism is addressed in several Brazilian novels to the temporary labor migration of Filipina sex workers and the mathematical underpinnings of boundary layers in applied math.

Supported through the generosity of the Joukowsky Family Foundation, up to four awards are made, with one from each of the four main areas: the humanities and the life, physical and social sciences. Read more.

El Colegio de México President to Receive Horace Mann Medal

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Silvia E. Giorguli Saucedo ’04 PhD is the 2018 recipient of the Horace Mann Medal. Giorguli is the first female president of El Colegio de México (Colmex), the top research and teaching university for social sciences and humanities in Mexico. The honor is bestowed annually to a Brown University Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field.  She will be honored at Commencement.

“The Other Side of the Migration Story: The Implications of Mexico-U.S. Migration for Mexico,” her Commencement Forum talk, is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in Metcalf Research Laboratory, Friedman Auditorium, Room 101, located at 190 Thayer Street. Read more.

Master’s Awards Go to Campbell, Sunday and Aaron

Joyce SundayJoyce SundayAndrew S. CampbellAndrew S. CampbellThree students will receive the Graduate School’s fourth annual master's prizes at Commencement, with Andrew S. Campbell to be recognized for academic accomplishment; Joyce Sunday for engaged citizenship and community service; and David Aaron for professional excellence. Campbell, a History master's student, will be recognized for his complex thesis on the stereotyping and stigmatization of Scottish Presbyterians in the reign of Charles II. Sunday, a master’s student in Biotechnology, will be honored for her advocacy on behalf of international students at Brown. David Aaron is an executive master's student in Cybersecurity who will be recognized for his Critical Challenge Project on how current legal authorities can be used to promote cybersecurity in the private sector. Read more.

GSC Honors Two Program Staff Members

Carin AlgavaCarin AlgavaCatherine HanniCatherine HanniCatherine Hanni and Carin Algava are receiving Graduate Student Council awards for staff members who make a difference for graduate students. Hanni, Academic Department Manager in Egyptology and Assyriology receives the Wilson-DeBlois Award, which is awarded annually to recognize outstanding contributions to doctoral students and the Graduate School. The second annual Bates-Clapp Award goes to Algava, who is an Assistant Director of Teacher Education in the Department of Education. Read more.