Brown, URI grad schools see engineering growth

PROACTIVE: Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, speaks with Alycia Mosley Austin, associate director, interdisciplinary neuroscience program associate dean, recruitment and diversity initiatives. Zawia and other administrators sent welcoming messages to international student applicants to counter the unwelcoming messages from the Trump administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROACTIVE: Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, speaks with Alycia Mosley Austin, associate director, interdisciplinary neuroscience program associate dean, recruitment and diversity initiatives. Zawia and other administrators sent welcoming messages to international student applicants to counter the unwelcoming messages from the Trump administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
When the administration of President Donald Trump placed Iran on a list of countries that would be subject to increased traveler scrutiny, including a temporary ban on visas, university officials in Rhode Island worried. Iran is a top source for engineers seeking advanced degrees in the United States, and among the top home countries for…

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