From locations across the globe, thousands of new Brown graduates and loved ones tuned in to Virtual Degree Conferral celebrations that honored achievements and offered words of wisdom for lives and careers to come.
At three Virtual Degree Conferral ceremonies on Sunday, May 24, Brown will confer 2,657 degrees — undergraduate, graduate and medical — in advance of Class of 2020 Commencement activities in Spring 2021.
As president of Brown’s Undergraduate Council of Students, William Zhou will address the way that listening to others creates community and catalyzes change in Virtual Degree Conferral ceremony remarks on Sunday, May 24.
In an address at the Graduate School’s Virtual Degree Ceremony, master’s degree speaker Abdullah Shihipar will urge his classmates to use their degrees in ways that advance all of society, not just themselves.
A research team has predicted the presence of “topologically protected” electromagnetic waves that propagate on the surface of plasmas, which may help in designing new plasma systems like fusion reactors.
The world’s largest student-run film festival, held each year on the Brown campus, will transition to a fully digital, weeklong event featuring film screenings, new media exhibitions and a digital speaker series.
A conversation between former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, both Brown alumni, touched on the upcoming general election and the social consciousness of the Brown community.
In partnership with the State of Rhode Island, the University has opened currently unoccupied residence halls to front-line personnel seeking to isolate from family members while supporting the state’s pandemic response.
Four current undergraduates and one recent alumnus have been awarded national scholarships, which collectively recognize excellence in academic fields including the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM.
Brown President Christina H. Paxson charged a committee of faculty, staff and students with developing a public health plan for the University that charts a path to the safe reopening of campus in Fall 2020.
Harvard University Professor of Economics Greg Mankiw joined fellow economist and Brown President Christina H. Paxson to discuss policies to best keep Americans afloat during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
New food security and research funding initiatives will augment the many ways in which Brown students, faculty and staff are already supporting the University’s home city and state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Dr. Ashish Jha joined Brown President Christina H. Paxson to debate solutions for ending the coronavirus pandemic, restoring economies and anticipating COVID-19’s impact on higher education.
To meet the unique needs of a class admitted during the COVID-19 crisis, the University has launched a virtual campus visit platform that will enable students to interact with Brown community members as they make decisions on enrollment.
Brown President Christina H. Paxson wrote to students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni on March 17 about maintaining a strong sense of community, even in the face of COVID-19’s impact on campus and beyond.
A study provides new details about the collective motion of individual agents in a liquid-crystal-like system, which could help in better understanding bacterial colonies, structures and systems in the human body, and other forms of active matter.
On Friday, Jan. 31, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Brown a recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation recognizing institution-wide commitment to community engagement.
Class of 2020 student Ryan Saadeh is among the recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, which allows for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom, while three recent alumni will head to Tsinghua University in Beijing as Schwarzman scholars.
Selected from a pool of 4,562 applicants, the Class of 2024’s first members reflect an expanding array of initiatives aimed at making a Brown education more accessible to students from every socioeconomic background.