The Leadership Alliance at Brown University will host a free, live webinar, “Submitting a Competitive Graduate School Application,” on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to watch online ( or attend the discussion on campus at Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106. A panel of experts will present information on developing competitive applications to graduate training programs for various academic disciplines. Participants include Joel Oppenheim of New York University School of Medicine; Ruth Gotian, administrative director of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program; Liza Cariaga-Lo, assistant provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University; and Cynthia Neal Spence of Spelman College. The discussion will be moderated by Louise Hainline of Brooklyn College. The Leadership Alliance, a national academic consortium of 32 research, training, and minority-serving institutions of higher education, directly addresses the relatively low participation of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities as educators, academic leaders, and decision makers.

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