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News & Stories from SPS

Life as a master's student and graduate assistant

Meet the 2023-2024 graduate assistants at the School of Professional Studies who seamlessly balance the roles of master’s students and leaders.
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Four steps to thinking more strategically

Brown University Professor of the Practice in Leadership walks us through four key steps to elevate your skills as a leader through the use of strategic thinking.
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School of Public Health

Ten on the 10s: Shannon Sullivan '21 MHL

In celebration of Brown SPH's 10th Anniversary, we're featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health in Rhode Island.
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The gift of presence

As December unfolds with holidays and celebrations, senior mindfulness instructor reflects on the duality of generosity and how to honor the spirit of the season in ways that nourish others and yourself.
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Janaé Perkins named assistant dean of student affairs

From breaking barriers to expanding access, experienced social worker and student advocate joins the School of Professional Studies to create opportunities for master’s students to thrive in their educational endeavors at Brown and beyond.
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Comparing evidence-based mindfulness programs: MBSR vs. MBCT

Delve into the differences between Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to find the perfect instructor-led program for your mindfulness journey.
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Cultivating gratitude

The holidays can be stressful and it can be easy to lose yourself in the excitement of gathering, chaos of preparations and travel, or a sense of loneliness and loss for some. Senior mindfulness instructor reflects on gratitude and offers practices to ease into this season with a mindful heart.
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Leading the way in leadership education with Ed Barrows

With a distinguished career spanning academia, private sector and the military, Ed Barrows joins the School of Professional Studies as Professor of the Practice in Leadership.
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A letter from the dean

Dean Shankar Prasad provides insights into the significant ongoing initiatives at the School of Professional Studies and outlines key priorities for 2024.
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Navigating career success with Komal Shah

Brown’s School of Professional Studies welcomes associate director of career services and professional development to support master’s and professional students in their career development journeys.
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The practice of a thousand beginnings

Anyone who’s applied any amount of effort towards having and maintaining a meditation practice inevitably comes up against challenges in finding and making time for it. Senior Mindfulness Instructor, Lynn Koerbel reflects on two areas to support our practice: The fuel and the friction.

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News from Brown

Brown’s newest students, by the numbers

A total of 3,165 undergraduate, graduate and medical students will begin studies at Brown University next week — here’s a look at who is arriving on College Hill.
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Beginner’s mind

Senior Mindfulness Instructor reflects what it means to have a beginner's mind.
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Wilfredo (Will) Giordano-Perez
IE Brown Executive MBA (IE Business School and Brown University).

What was the main reason you chose an executive MBA program over part-time or online alternatives?
I was looking for a program that I could integrate into the work I was doing daily as a physician leader, one that would focus on executive-level skills, strategic thinking, and leadership development, while still allowing me to practice medicine and care for my patients. I did not want to be in a class surrounded by other healthcare execs, but rather a class filled with execs from different business sectors all around the world. This is exactly what this program offered. Sitting next to me was a lawyer and CEO from Uganda, a Director of Informatics from Amsterdam, Leaders in Oil and Energy from Kazakhstan and Colombia, Senior VPs from one of the largest banks and corporations in the world and the list goes on…
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The newly appointed director of open enrollment and custom education is poised to grow Brown University’s executive education portfolio — designing and delivering innovative training and development opportunities for individuals, organizations and the workforce of the future.
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Rumi comes knocking...

Senior Mindfulness Instructor reflects on opening the door to the pain that was present and welcoming mindfulness to her body.
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Ever since her first job, Amber J. Adams has been helping her colleagues grow their careers. When she found the ACT Leadership and Brown University Leadership & Performance Coaching Certification program, she knew it was time to take her coaching career to the next level.
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Brown’s Online MPH is a fully remote program designed for students balancing professional aspirations with their educational goals. Students are grouped into cohorts that gather online to review coursework, discuss ideas, and provide support to one another. While their curriculum is similar, their reasons for pursuing an MPH are as varied as their backgrounds. From the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to war-torn Ukraine, the first cohort of Brown’s Online MPH students are finding their way in the field of public health, together.
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Whether they're undergraduates transferring from other institutions, online students starting master's programs or visiting scholars committing to finishing their degrees on College Hill, nearly 200 students embarked on their Brown journeys in late January.
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As students commenced their professional master’s program at Brown, keynote speaker, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral shared lessons learned from the whiteboard to the water — innovation, advocacy and achieving the impossible.
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For over a decade, students from the IE Brown Executive MBA program have been spending a week in Cape Town, South Africa, to work on innovative business solutions aimed to improve the quality of life for township residents. Discover how the Cape Town Capstone project not only makes a real impact but also transforms the lives of participants.
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Jarvis Sam ’22 EMBA: Embracing authentic leadership

Throughout his career and during his time in the IE Brown Executive MBA, Jarvis Sam (he/him/his), the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Nike has been on a journey of self-discovery. But in his pursuit of finding his authentic self — there is no finish line.
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