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Humanities Research Comes to Life at the Story+ Symposium on June 26

Humanities Research Comes to Life at the Story+ Symposium on June 26

All are welcome at the 2019 Story+ Humanities Research Symposium, when Story+ teams will present their final products and/or research works-in-progress. Story+ is a six-week summer research experience for undergraduates and graduate mentors interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. This year, ten Story+ teams are unboxing curious artifacts in the Duke […]

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

What a Fulbright Scholar Learned about the Nicholas Institute’s Interdisciplinary Approach

Throughout April, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University hosted Dr. Paul Bolger, manager of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork in Ireland. Bolger is a 2019 Fulbright Irish Scholar who is investigating how interdisciplinary approaches are being utilized at four American universities—Duke, Arizona State, Columbia, and Cornell—to address global sustainability […]

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a mammoth undertaking that seeks to establish a “new Silk Road” linking China with over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Last spring, five Duke graduate students received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant to establish Riding the Belt and Road. The group aimed to […]

Noted Autism Researcher Named Director of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Noted Autism Researcher Named Director of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Geri Dawson, a leading researcher of autism spectrum disorders, has been named director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), Provost Sally Kornbluth and School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman announced this week. “We are immensely pleased that Geri—an internationally renowned scientist and clinician who has a long track record of inspiring and effective […]

Nicholas Institute Awards Catalyst Funding to Five Duke Research Projects

Nicholas Institute Awards Catalyst Funding to Five Duke Research Projects

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University has awarded funding to five research projects for Fiscal Year 2019–20 through the institute’s Catalyst Program. Now in its third year, the Catalyst Program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant […]

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

Meet the 2019-20 Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

The Duke University Energy Initiative has selected its second cohort of Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows, which will include doctoral students in civil and environmental engineering, computer science, earth and ocean sciences, and electrical and computer engineering. Launched in 2018, the one-of-a-kind fellows program is designed to produce scholars with expertise in both data science and […]

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Enhance Their Training beyond Core Disciplines

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Enhance Their Training beyond Core Disciplines

The following Duke University doctoral students have received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2019-2020 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these students will spend up to one semester acquiring skills, knowledge, or experiences that will enhance the approach to their original research. Jacqueline […]