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Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

Can a Small Green Idea Provide Energy Access in Rural Nepal?

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain. Gone are the paved roads of Pokhara, the Nepali city where they had begun their day, […]

Duke Partners with UNICEF to Accelerate Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

Duke Partners with UNICEF to Accelerate Entrepreneurship for Social Impact

At UNICEF’s recent annual summit, Duke alumna Selwyn Rayzor represented the University on a panel about UNICEF’s partnerships, speaking about the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator. The Accelerator—a partnership between Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) and UNICEF USA—will support social impact entrepreneurs in finding and implementing solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth worldwide. […]

Four Undergraduates Named Pathways of Change Fellows

Four Undergraduates Named Pathways of Change Fellows

The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics offers summer internships with organizations looking to make business work for communities, not just bottom lines. These students, named as the 2019 Pathways of Change Fellows, will explore the compromises, contradictions and trade-offs between business needs and human rights within and outside of the […]

Christine Ogilvie Hendren on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Christine Ogilvie Hendren on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“One of the main things that makes our project work well is the sustained, diverse faculty engagement” Christine Ogilvie Hendren is Assistant Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Executive Director and Research Scientist at the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT). Since 2017, she has led a Bass Connections […]

Duke Global Health Doctoral Scholar Receives Young Leader Award

Duke Global Health Doctoral Scholar Receives Young Leader Award

Mercy Asiedu, a fifth-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at the 10th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Chicago earlier this month. Asiedu, a global health doctoral scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute, conducts research centered on using light to detect cancer in low-resource […]

Get FOCUSed on Genetics, Genomics, and Computational Biology

Get FOCUSed on Genetics, Genomics, and Computational Biology

The Duke FOCUS Program is an exciting opportunity for freshman students to get exposed to ideas from the vantage point of different disciplines across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) has faculty involved in two of the 14 FOCUS clusters being offered in Fall 2019: “Genetics […]

Duke Global Health Institute Offers Funding for Strategic Investment Colloquia

Duke Global Health Institute Offers Funding for Strategic Investment Colloquia

Deadline: April 15, 2019 (rolling review) Opportunity Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) faculty are invited to request funding to convene colloquia for the purpose of defining opportunities for new joint faculty recruitments or other new investments related to the research objectives in the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. Eligibility DGHI faculty, from any discipline, are eligible to […]