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Four Graduate Students Win Fulbright Awards

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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.

Graduate School Attracts More Underrepresented Students, International Applicants Remain Steady

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Brown Graduate School will welcome 281 new doctoral students in the next academic year, with 39% coming from outside the U.S. This percentage remains steady at Brown, despite declining trends nationally. The Graduate School accepted 10% of applicants to Brown's 51 doctoral programs, a selectivity rate that has increased each of the past five years. The new international PhD students come from 39 nations, with the largest number from China and India. Among the new domestic students, 31% self-identify as members of historically underrepresented groups (HUG), which is the highest percentage to date and an increase of 18% from last year.

Four Students Named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows

Sarah Berns, Charles Carroll, Meg Caven and Brooke Osborne will teach at Wheaton College during the 2018-19 academic year. As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will have the opportunity to hone teaching skills gained at Brown, while being introduced to faculty life at a small liberal arts college. 

“At Brown I’ve been mentored by a number of very knowledgeable and passionate educators. I’m really looking forward to applying the skills I’ve learned throughout my time at Brown with my own course at Wheaton,” says Carroll. Read more.

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.