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Graduate Community Fellows Program

This program is open to all full-time graduate students interested in an opportunity to cultivate community as well as leadership, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Fellows will develop and implement initiatives that strengthen the Brown graduate community and foster a culture that respects and celebrates diversity, inclusion and equity. Attend an information session on September 15; applications are due September 30. Learn more.

Register for Teaching Intensive Institutions Workshop

A free workshop on October 7 is open to all Brown PhD students who may be interested in careers at teaching intensive institutions. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UMass Boston campus. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and network with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region. They will be available to review and offer advice on CVs and cover letters as well. Learn more and register.

Trinity Rep's Production of Beowulf Features MFA Students

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students Rachel Clausen, Laura Payne, and Brad Wilson are part of the Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage cast. This rock and roll musical kicks off the 2016-2017 for the Trinity Repertory Company and is a retelling of Beowulf, as he defends the great hall of Heorot against the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. The show runs September 8 - October 9 in the Chace Theater. For more information, visit the Trinity Rep website.

Convocation Underscores Power of Imagination

Dean Andrew G. Campbell greeted new undergraduate, graduate and medical students as the keynote speaker at Brown University's 253rd Opening Convocation ceremony on September 6. His speech, entitled "Can You Imagine?", calls on students "to contemplate the role of your imagination, your creativity, your curiosity, and your courage in your life until now, and to consider the role they will play during your time at Brown." Read his speech or a Q&A with the new dean. See the video.

Brown Welcomes New International Students

Dean Andrew G. Campbell welcomed 265 new international graduate students to campus on August 25, on day one of a two-day orientation. Julian Saporiti, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology,  performed an original song he composed especially to greet them. Twenty-five returning graduate students led small-group discussions over lunch. The Graduate School hosts International Orientation, in partnership with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services, and the Office of Global Engagement. Read about optional courses and social activities.

Federal Fellowships Webinar

A panel of experts will share tips on successfully applying for federal fellowships and traineeships on Wednesday, August,  24 from 1-2:30 p.m. Panelists from NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation will attend. Register today. To access the webinar, use the event password: 8sHU24T@.

Brown, Citing NLRB Ruling, Voices Support for Student Discussions and Offers Resources

After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that graduate students at Columbia University are employees and have the right to unionize, Brown University leaders said in a statement that they will comply with the decision and support discussions among graduate students as they explore whether or not unionization is right for them. Prior to the NLRB's August 23 decision, Dean Andrew G. Campbell echoed Provost Richard M. Locke's call for constructive dialogue about graduate education and graduate student unionization in the coming weeks and months. "This moment allows us to focus on the contributions of graduate students to the teaching and research mission of Brown University," Dean Campbell said. See FAQs and resources

Suarez Named Associate Dean for Student Support

Maria E. Suarez has been appointed Associate Dean for Student Support in the Graduate School, announced Dean Andrew G. Campbell and Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Eric S. Estes.  She comes to this role after serving as Associate Dean and Director of Student Support Services for Brown University’s Office of Student Life since 2008. Dean Suarez will now assist in providing vision, direction, and coordination of graduate student support practices and policies.