The English Language Program aims to equip incoming international graduate students for whom English is not a primary language with the language skills to feel confident and successful in navigating their academic contexts. The 2021 Winter English Language Program is open to Master’s and Ph.D. students in any discipline who are beginning their academic programs in Spring 2021.
Alicia LaPolla recently stepped into a newly created role in the School of Professional Studies as Associate Dean of Student Affairs. This position focuses exclusively on the master's student experience, including providing support and building community and belonging through programs and resources.
Wittels joined the Graduate School team in the late spring, stepping into the newly restructured Assistant Director of Academic Affairs position. He supports oversight and capacity-building functions for doctoral and MFA programs, collaborates with faculty and administrators to set policies and best practices for graduate education, and guides graduate students who are applying for competitive grants and fellowships.
Vikas Thamizharasan is from India and was born and raised in Bahrain. He earned his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering at International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad, India.
This Fall, Brown will be operating on the traditional two-semester academic calendar with primarily in-person operations. Students who are taking courses will be expected to participate in-person, with limited exemptions for students who are unable to do so due to health concerns or disability.
This Fall, Brown will be operating on the traditional two-semester academic calendar with primarily in-person operations. Only a portion of the curriculum will be available to remote students. Students who are taking courses will be expected to participate in-person, with limited exemptions for students who are unable to do so due to health concerns or disability, travel or visa restrictions, or financial hardship.
The English Language Program is a two-week summer program that aims to equip incoming international graduate students for whom English is not a primary language with the language skills to feel confident and successful in navigating their academic contexts.
We are pleased to report today that Brown has reached a tentative agreement with the Graduate Labor Organization (GLO), which represents graduate students engaged in teaching and research positions, regarding FY22 stipend increases for graduate students who hold these positions.
The recipient of the 2021 Master’s Award for Professional Excellence is Thian Chin Lim, a student in the Executive Master in Cybersecurity program in the School of Professional Studies. Lim is currently the Director of the Critical Information Infrastructure in the Division of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.
Yisel De Oleo-Gregory is a graduating master’s student in the Urban Education Policy program and will receive the Master’s Award for Engaged Citizenship and Community Service at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 1. She is honored for her coalition-building skills and advocacy across all areas of her professional, academic, and personal life.
During a year when outstanding contributions were many, the Graduate Student Council selected two staff members to honor and thank for their work in support of graduate students and graduate education at Brown.
Amal Trivedi is one of two faculty members recognized this year with the Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring. Trivedi received numerous lengthy nominations from current and former students and faculty in the School of Public Health. He is a Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice and a Professor of Medicine.
Nicolás Campisi, who completed his doctoral degree in Hispanic Studies, has been selected for a 2021 Joukowsky Outstanding Dissertation Award for his innovative research on Latin American fiction. He will receive the award at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 1. This prize recognizes the superior research achievements of doctoral students.
Recognized for their exemplary ability to teach both skills and content, Jonathan Cortez '21 PhD is the recipient of a 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award, which was presented at the University Awards Ceremony.
She will receive the honor for her dissertation entitled, Sharing Script: Development and Transmission of Hieroglyphic Practice among Classic Maya Scribes, at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on May 1.
We hope that you are safe and healthy. This message contains important updates and provides details on some essential actions required of you so that the University can successfully prepare for the end of Spring 2021 and the start of Summer 2021.
Our community continues to face challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University recognizes that the ongoing impacts of the pandemic will limit research, travel, professional development, and employment opportunities that students typically rely on in the summers.
David completed his PhD in Computer Science in April 2020 amidst a global pandemic. Through a series of internships and conversations he sought out his current employer, DeepMind, a research lab in London focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence. David earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from Carleton College.