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In a momentous recognition of his unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions, Charles Carroll ’19 Ph.D. has been awarded the 2024 Wilson-DeBlois award. An alumnus of Brown University himself, Carroll’s selection for this honor by the Graduate Student Council underscores his profound impact on the graduate student community at Brown.
The Joukowsky dissertation award in the Life Sciences goes to Cel Welch, who completed their Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering this spring. Through their dissertation, titled Novel Devices, Physical Mechanisms, and Analytical Techniques for Use in Next Generation Cellular Diagnostics, Welch developed novel electrical and acoustic methods to process tissue into single cells for direct sequencing.
Laura Lark is set to graduate with a doctoral degree in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, marking a significant milestone in an already notable career. She was selected for the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award in the physical sciences. Her dissertation is titled, Influence of Compositional Structure on Planetary Geological Evolution.   
Mariajosé Rodríguez-Pliego ‘23 Ph.D. completed her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature last summer, earning her degree in October of 2023. Her dissertation, Foundational Futures: Nationhood, Migration and Environment in the Literatures of Abiayala was selected for the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award in the humanities.
Alba Lara Granero, a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Studies, has been lauded with the 2024 Excellence in Teaching Award for her exceptional contributions to the classroom. With a teaching portfolio spanning across all levels of her program’s curriculum, Lara Granero has demonstrated unwavering dedication and innovation in her approach to education
In a testament to her unwavering commitment to academic excellence and student wellbeing, Susan Moffitt, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs and Director of Academic Programs for the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, has been selected for the 2024 Faculty Award for Advising & Mentoring.
Doctoral candidate in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, David Peede’s journey to teaching excellence is marked by accolades and commendations; it is a narrative of dedication, innovation, and profound impact on his students' academic journeys. Through the nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Award, Peede’s story unfolds as a testament to the transformative power of exceptional pedagogy.
In recognition of his commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive academic environment, Daniel E. Ibarra, Manning Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and Environment and Society, has been selected for the Graduate School Faculty Award for Advising and Mentoring in the physical sciences.
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Fantastic Four

Four doctoral students at Brown are recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.

The Gilliam Fellows Program supports graduates who are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in science and empowers them as future leaders in scientific fields through financial assistance for three years of doctoral research. It also supports faculty thesis advisers to enhance their mentorship skills and ability to develop more inclusive training environments.
Madhuri Dugyala, who is new to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) this Fall, is playing a pivotal role in improving access to mental health services for graduate students. She dedicates three days per week for graduate students, including appointments at Horace Mann on Mondays. She is also leading outreach events and workshops designed for the unique needs of graduate students. 
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D-SPAN Scholars at Brown

Four Brown doctoral students have been recognized with the prestigious NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Awards, commonly known as D-SPAN, over the past several years. These awards aim to foster diversity and excellence in neuroscience research.
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Inaugural International Student Peer Mentors

Debuting this year, ten students were selected to serve as peer mentors for new international students over the course of the 2023-2024 academic year. Students were paired up and asked to plan and execute one event. This pilot program is sponsored by the Graduate School and Global Brown Center for International Students.
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Holiday Food Drive, Nov. 2-28

The Graduate School's 15th annual food drive kicks off today. You can help families in need by dropping off food through November 20. Please bring canned goods to Horace Mann, at 47 George St (boxes in the lobby & 3rd floor) or the Arnold Lab. Check out the list of most needed foods below.
The Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Programs in Acting and Directing presents Two in Rep: two fall productions playing in rotating repertory featuring the programs' students. True West by Sam Shepard, directed by MFA in Directing candidate Tara Moses, runs November 2 – 11. One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace, directed by MFA in Directing candidate Sharifa Yasmin, runs November 3 – 12.
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Partner Spotlight: Chris Gilbody, Director, Graduate Financial Aid

Chris Gilbody administers financial aid for graduate students, ensuring the timely processing of financial aid applications and managing the overall counseling efforts and communication strategies to graduate programs from the Office of Financial Aid.
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Nussenzweig Awarded Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship 

Pursuing research in the field of precision oncology, medical student Samuel Nussenzweig was recently awarded the prestigious Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for the current academic year.
Announced in late summer, Ji Soo Hong was one of five students selected for the National Institute of Social Sciences (NISS) Dissertation Grant. Hong is a doctoral candidate in History studying the economic and environmental history of the USSR as well as the history of U.S.-Soviet relations. 
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Meet the 2023-2024 Graduate Student Fulbright Recipients

Doctoral candidate in History, Phoebe Labat will spend the academic year (through June of 2024) in the French city of Aix-en-Provence, which is home to the Archives Nationales D'outre-Mer (ANOM), France's overseas archives and recent graduate Owen Manahan is working as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) with children in grades 4-6 in Puebla City, Mexico.
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Shanelle Haile ‘23 PhD Selected as New Alumni Trustee

Newly minted graduate Shanelle Haile defended her dissertation this summer, will receive her degree this October, and was selected as New Alumni Trustee by the Corporation in the Spring. She’s also starting a new job in Boston next month. It’s been a very busy year for Haile, who is exceptionally modest about everything she’s accomplished.
Kiara Lee will graduate with a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master’s degree in Global Public health, which she earned through the Open Graduate Education Program. Her dissertation, Leveraging Biotransport Mechanisms in the Design of Technologies to Improve Access to Blood-Based Diagnostics, was selected for the Joukowsky Prize in the life sciences.
Anant Hariharan was selected for his impacts to the fields of seismology, tectonics, and geodynamics through his dissertation, Understanding Overtone Interference in Surface Wave Measurements: Application to Anisotropic Imaging of the Uppermost Mantle Beneath North America.
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Dennis Hogan '22 PhD Selected for Joukowsky Dissertation Prize

Dennis Hogan, who completed his degree in Comparative Literature in September of 2022, is recognized for his dissertation, The Queen of Two Worlds: Crisis and Creation in the Central American Transit Zones, 1848-1914. He was selected for the Joukowsky Prize in the humanities.
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Advising and Mentoring Award Presented to Patrick Heller

Patrick Heller's nominators, all 18 of them, emphasize his genuine interest in their studies, his intense care and support for them as academics and people, and his patience and support as they work through ideas, projects, and navigate academic challenges and pandemic disruptions.
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Kevin Quashie Honored with Advising and Mentoring Award

Professor of English, Kevin Quashie, was nominated by several students, who are among the many he formally and informally advises at Brown. Each student nominator provides a personal and detailed account of Quashie’s mentorship, sharing how they felt supported and encouraged both academically, and as unique individuals.
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Horace Mann Medal Awarded to Jennifer Lackey ‘00 Ph.D.

Jennifer Lackey ‘00 Ph.D. is the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law (courtesy) at Northwestern University. She is also the Founding Director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program.