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MFA Students Stage 'We Go Round and Round'

Running December 1-10 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, We Go Round and Round stars all Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students. The play is an interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s play, La Ronde, and is the story of how paramours meet, part, and fall in and out of love through different decades. Student actors include: Julia Atwood, Sinan Eczacibasi, Alexis Green, Gwen Kingston, Marina Morrissey, Laura Lyman Payne, David Samuel, Ashley Teague, Will Turner, Alec J. Weinberg and Brad Wilson. For more information, visit trinityrep.com.

Entrepreneurship Conference Features Students

The conference on "Entrepreneurship at the Intersection of Diversity and Inequality" features four graduate students. Nicole Aimua, Hannah Marshall, Krystal Sarcone, and Julian Saporiti will present their scholarship at the December 5 event, which is hosted by the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, with the sponsorship of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the School of Public Health, the Sociology Department, and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Register to attend; seating is limited. Read more.

Diet Quality Low but Steadily Improving Among U.S. Kids

An analysis of diet quality among more than 38,000 U.S. children shows that nutrition for the nation’s kids has been getting steadily better in recent years, but what they eat is still far from ideal and disparities persist by income, race and receipt of government food assistance. On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study led by Xiao Gu, a master’s student in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.

Four Doctoral Certificates Introduced

Doctoral certificate programs are now open to Brown doctoral students. These programs are designed to extend expertise into interdisciplinary areas and to certify training beyond the home Ph.D. discipline. To date, the Graduate Council has approved four certificate programs: Gender and Sexuality Studies, offered by the Pembroke Center; Spatial Analysis, offered by Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences; Public Humanities, through the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage/ Department of American Studies; and Collaborative Humanities, offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities. See eligibility and other details. 

Community Conversations and Student Resources

Brown is offering community opportunities to discuss and understand what the national election means. The events and opportunities for discussion are coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the College. Graduate School deans are available for one-on-one conversation with graduate students.

Brown Researchers Developing New Interactive Sleep App

There are plenty of cellphone apps on the market designed to help people monitor their sleep patterns. The apps generally record data on when people go to bed and when they wake, and many use the device’s microphone and accelerometer to take note of noises in the night and to monitor how much people toss and turn. A group of Brown University computer scientists, including Nediyana Daskalova, a doctoral student in computer science, and clinical psychologists have come up with an approach that takes sleep monitoring one step further.

Holiday Food Drive, Nov. 2-21

All are welcome to particiate in the Graduate School's ninth annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. We are collecting food from November 2-21, 2016. Please drop off needed canned goods (see list), in the Food Bank boxes at the Graduate School, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health, Population Studies & Training Center, the Arnold Lab or the GSC Lounge. Thank you to all partners!

Students Present Why Their Research Matters on Nov. 5

The Graduate School is hosting its second Research Matters! event, featuring live talks by outstanding graduate students and post-docs on "why my research matters" on November 5, 2016 from 3-5 pm in the Granoff Center. Come hear the student and postdoc speakers: Emily Contois, Aditi Rawat, Julian Saporiti, Nicosia Shakes, Alexandra Stephan, Jennifer Thum, Kyle Trenshaw, Torrey Truszkowski, Meghan Wilson, and Xuan Zhao.