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Alhassan Wins Dissertation Fellowship from Boston College

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.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Call for Applications

The Fiscal Year 2018 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program is open. The federal program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The internal Brown deadline for submitting an application is 5 p.m. on June 11, 2018. Learn more and watch the instructional webinar.

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

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

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.

Writing Center Celebrates Dissertators!

This semester, the Writing Center was able to support the work of 36 graduate students in two, week-long writing retreats. An additional 30 weekly writing group meetings took place to sustain dissertators' retreat momentum with assistance from PhD student Kimberly Lewis, the Writing Center's Interdisciplinary Opportunities Fellow. Seven recent retreaters finished and will be graduating this month.

Graduate School Speakers to Draw on Personal Stories at Commencement

Javier Juarez and Pinar Durgun, both first-generation students who balanced their advanced scholarship with service to their peers and communities, will share personal stories at Commencement. Photo: Nick Dentamaro / Brown UniversityJavier Juarez and Pinar Durgun, both first-generation students who balanced their advanced scholarship with service to their peers and communities, will share personal stories at Commencement. Photo: Nick Dentamaro / Brown UniversityIn keeping with the tradition of elevating student voices at Commencement, The Graduate Student Council (GSC) has selected two students to deliver addresses at this year’s Graduate School ceremonies on Sunday, May 27. Javier Juarez, who will earn his master’s in American studies, will address graduates and guests at the master’s ceremony on Pembroke Field. Pinar Durgun, who will receive her doctorate in archaeology and the ancient world, will speak at the doctoral ceremony on Simmons Quadrangle. Each will draw on personal stories to raise larger questions about the role of scholars in the world. Read more.