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MFA Acting Students Play Major Roles in Trinity Rep Play

Brown/Trinity Rep third-year acting students Jessica Ko and Nicole Villamil play significant roles in Trinity Rep's performance of The Hunchback of Seville. With a cast of only eight actors, Ko plays the roles of Christopher Columbus and Innocenzia; Villamil plays Infanta Juana.

CAPS Expands Access via Saturday Hours

Starting March 5, 2016, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will begin offering Saturday appointments to graduate and medical students. Saturday appointments will be held at Health Services, 13 Brown Street, from 9 am-4 pm through the academic year. Interested students can schedule appointments by calling CAPS at 863-3476 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm). 

 

SACNAS Hosts Scientific Storytelling Seminar, Workshop

The Brown University chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting a scientific storytelling event series on Saturday, March 26 featuring Dr. Rafael E. Luna.  Through an interactive seminar and writing workshop, Dr. Luna will provide instruction on how to write a scientific manuscript using the structural aspects of storytelling. The events run from 1 -5:30 pm, following by dinner on the third floor of the Science Library. See the event posters and register for the seminar, workshop and dinner by March 10. 

GSC Calls for Commencement Speakers

The Graduate Student Council invites students who intend to complete their programs in May 2016 to apply to be the Commencement Speaker at the PhD Convocation or the Master's Convocation, both to be held on May 29.  Interested students can apply up until midnight on Sunday, February 28th. For more information, see the GSC website 

Dinner-Seminar Focuses on Modern Middle East

The February 25 Academy in Context dinner-seminar features Beshara Doumani, the Director of Middle East Studies at Brown. His talk is entitled, "Torn Asunder: Displacement in the Making and Unmaking of the Modern Middle East." Graduate students and postdocs are invited to register to attend. He will discuss how the Middle East state system came to be, how massive displacements are reshaping not only that geographic area, but Europe and global politics. Learn more and register to attend.

18 PhD Students Take Theatrical Cues to Communicate

Don't polish your research talk here, and don't think too much. And definitely don't miss a chance to learn from experts in other fields – such as acting. The space was Trinity Repertory Theater, in downtown Providence, and those were some of the lessons reported by the 18 doctoral students participating in the inaugural Effective Performance workshop series, which will be repeated this semester.

Kessel and Duncan to Join Graduate School

The Graduate School successfully concluded two searches, with Shayna Kessel to serve as associate dean for master's education, effective February 1, and Marlina Duncan, as associate dean of diversity initiatives, effective March 1.  

Linking Two Labs a Learning Opportunity for PhD Student

Aaron Held:

Timing is everything. When doctoral student Aaron Held came to Brown University in 2012, the opportunities he’s enjoying today had only just begun to take shape. But more than three years into his work, he’s become the vital linchpin between two labs in a diverse collaboration dedicated to disarming a horrible disease. That has given him several chances to learn new techniques and new biology.