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Student Loan Workshops for Graduation and Exit Counseling

The Loan Office is holding hands-on workshops to help graduate students access their loans online and understand loan repayment. Dates are April 27, 28 and May 2 or 4. All sessions will be held in the List Art Building, room 100. Plan to bring a laptop, your login info (FSA ID, ECSI KEY or PIN), and full contact information for two references. Learn more and register.

Cogut Center Offers Research Travel Grants

The Cogut Center issued a call for applications from graduate students associated with the Humanities for a limited number of grants in support of research travel abroad. The opportunity come from an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation award to the Cogut Center and is being provided through the Brown in the World Travel Grants program.  Grants may cover transportation, housing and other research-related expenses.

Academic Job Search Panel on April 27

STEM graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend a panel with Brown professors on April 27 at 3:30 pm in Petteruti Lounge. Discussion will cover how to find tenure-track position vacancies, preparing your CV, campus visits, and job offers. Learn more and register

Four Students Named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows

Zachary Barnett, Nicholas Friesner, Kathryn McBride, and Benjamin Silver will teach at Wheaton College in 2016-17, through the Graduate School's partnership with the Norton, Massachusetts, college. As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will exercise the teaching skills modeled and cultivated at Brown University while experiencing faculty life at a liberal arts college.

Campbell to Lead Graduate School, Effective July 1

Andrew G. Campbell, currently a professor of medical science in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University, has been named the next dean of the University’s Graduate School. Campbell will begin his new role on July 1, 2016.

Farming Expansion May Alter Rainfall in Brazil’s Cerrado

Agricultural expansion is quickly chewing up native vegetation in the vast wooded savannas of Brazil’s Cerrado biome, and a new study, led by doctoral student shows Stephanie Spera, that those changes in land use are altering the region’s water cycle.

“We’ve shown that cropland recycles less water annually back into the atmosphere than native Cerrado vegetation,” said Spera, a graduate student in the department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Science and a researcher at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES). “As agriculture continues to expand, that could affect the rainfall regime that supports both natural vegetation and agricultural production.”

DCP Award Requests Met

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that all 69 Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) requests from rising sixth-year students in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2016-17 support were met, with support communicated to each applicant by March 18.

Seven Students Named Deans' Faculty Fellows

Seven doctoral students secured Deans' Faculty Fellowships in the second year of awards. A joint pilot initiative of Brown University's Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the fellowships are designed to allow advanced graduate students to strengthen their teaching portfolios by developing their own courses in consultation with a faculty mentor.