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Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field. The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of […]

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Duke University seniors Julie Uchitel and Shomik Verma have received the highly competitive Marshall Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in the U.K. Like Duke’s 2019 Rhodes Scholars, they have deep roots in the intellectual communities of Duke’s university-wide interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives. Julie Uchitel A double major in Neuroscience and French, Uchitel has many ties […]

Information Initiative at Duke Named in Honor of Michael and Maureen Rhodes

Information Initiative at Duke Named in Honor of Michael and Maureen Rhodes

Duke University’s landmark “big data” initiative has been named in honor of longtime supporters Michael and Maureen Rhodes. The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), founded in 2013, was officially named by the Duke University Board of Trustees in November 2018 to “express deep appreciation and gratitude to Michael George Rhodes and Maureen C. Rhodes […]

What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

What Should Graduate Training in the Humanities Look Like in the 21st Century?

In a new article published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Edward J. Balleisen and Maria LaMonaca Wisdom share insights from their experience reimagining doctoral training at Duke University. Balleisen is vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and professor of history and public policy, and Wisdom is director of graduate student advising and engagement in […]

Join Us for a Conversation on Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Join Us for a Conversation on Building Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Ed Balleisen in Conversation with Tom Nechyba All are welcome at the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a conversation with Thomas Nechyba, professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Nechyba. The conversation will focus […]

WearDuke Initiative Aims to Improve Students’ Sleep Habits

WearDuke Initiative Aims to Improve Students’ Sleep Habits

By Alissa Kocer Sleepless nights come with the territory in college. Pulling all-nighters becomes a point of pride to some students as they brew coffee at 3 A.M., pull out their secret stash of chocolate and gummy bears, and dig into their work to show that no matter how late it is, they’re committed to […]

21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

What happens when 21 successful energy alumni intersect with 21 motivated energy students for a weekend? The Duke University Energy Initiative decided to find out with its 36 Hours in Energy event on October 12-14. The Energy Initiative, Duke’s interdisciplinary hub for all things energy, assembled the 42 attendees for a program that was equal parts networking […]