By Ruihan Wan
Class of 2022
The Freedom Lab held its launch event on March 26th, organized by the co-directors of the Lab, Professor Selina Lai-Henderson and Professor Jesse Olsavsky. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this event was organized as an online meeting through Zoom. Around 60 students and faculty attended.
Continue reading “Report on Freedom Lab Launch Event”
3月3日，在昆山杜克大学人文研究中心与杜克大学富兰克林人文学中心共同主办的在线谈论会“新冠病毒带来的人类、社会和政治意涵”上，杜克大学政治学教授梅勒妮·马尼恩 (Melanie Manion) 谈到了媒体公信力的问题。来自昆山杜克和杜克大学的师生以及《南华早报》美国分社社长参加了讨论。 Continue reading “中国官方媒体正在失去公信力吗？”
Date: March 26
Time: 9pm (China time) / 9am (US Eastern time)
Zoom Meeting ID: 344-318-9585
Hosted by the Lab’s faculty and student researchers, the launch will introduce the Lab, its objectives and research projects, as well as a series of exciting events for 2020.
The launch will conclude with a Keynote by Professor Geoffrey Harpham (Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute on Ethics, Duke University) on “Freedom and the Character of Scholarship,” followed by a Question and Answer session. This event will be recorded and posted on the Freedom Lab Website for all to view. Continue reading “Freedom Lab: Launch Event”
By Sarah Rogers, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
This post originally appeared on the Franklin Humanities Institute website.
In February 2020, after Duke Kunshan University closed its campus and shifted to online instruction in order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, a group of DKU faculty became residents at Duke University. These included two new residents at the Franklin Humanities Institute: James Miller, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Strategy and Co-Director of the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, and Tim Smith, the Humanities Research Center Lab Manager. Continue reading “Report on The Coronavirus: Human, Social, and Political Implications”
By Xiaoxi Zhu
Student Media Center fellow
The story of Wenliang Li, the so-called whistleblower of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, was widely spread on Chinese social media when he died from the disease on Feb. 7. He was an ophthalmologist working in the Central Hospital of Wuhan, Hubei province, where the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed, and he was reprimanded for spreading “fake news” about the contagion in a WeChat group. Continue reading “Is China’s official media losing its authority?”
April 13, 2020
8:30 PM (China Time) 8:30 AM (US Eastern Time)
Zoom Meeting ID: 261-330-4845
All in the DKU community are welcome to join in a discussion with Professor Nico Slate (Carnegie Mellon University) on the subject of vegetarianism and its relation to Gandhi’s political views on race, cosmopolitanism, and decolonization. Discussion will be based on two short pieces written by Professor Slate. Continue reading “Gandhi, Vegetarianism, and Culinary Cosmopolitanism: A Discussion with Professor Nico Slate”
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Duke Kunshan University is transitioning to online learning until the situation returns to normal. During this online period, the Humanities Research Center will take advantage of the high tech infrastructure developed at Duke University and Duke Kunshan University to continue its activities, ensuring that students and faculty can continue to advance the research mission of the university. Continue reading “Humanities Research Center Continues Online”
The COVID-19 Memory Archival Project is an initiative from Duke Kunshan University’s Health Humanities Lab to create an archive of the community’s individual and shared experiences during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak utilizing ArcGIS StoryMaps, rich media and storytelling. We not only hope to preserve experiences through a memory archive, but also through personal narration, bring comfort, peace, reflection and healing to participating individuals. In times of anxiety and adversity, we retreat to an old human practice—storytelling—combined with online multimedia tools, to bring forth the human experience in times of crisis. Participants are encouraged to utilize an array of mediums including but not limited to video, audio, hyperlinks, interactive interfaces and GIS maps, paired with written text. The collected stories can provide a rich library and digital history that can act as source material for future reflection, research and project outcomes. Continue reading “COVID-19 Memory Archival Project”
Freedom Lab is excited to announce opportunities to hire student researchers on a part-time basis to work with various professors on their research projects. Students are allowed to work no more than 40 hours a month, and will get an hourly rate of 40 rmb. Below please find a list of research work that may interest you: Continue reading “Freedom Lab Calls for Student Researchers”
Ege Duman, a 2nd year DKU undergraduate recently published an open-peer commentary in the American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience entitled “The Continuity of BCI-Mediated and Conventional Action.” The article was written with Professor Daniel Lim, Co-Director of the Planetary Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Lab (PETAL).
This is the first paper published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal by a DKU undergraduate with a DKU professor. Continue reading “HRC Student Ege Duman Co-Authors Paper on Brain-Computer Interface”