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Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jonathan Wiener on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These projects have been crucial to my engagement with colleagues and students across the university” “I came to Duke 25 years ago in order to be part of the multidisciplinary community here,” says Jonathan B. Wiener. “Duke was poised to launch a series of cross-cutting initiatives, and it was my good fortune to be part […]

Mark Borsuk on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Mark Borsuk on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“These opportunities have enriched my first two years at Duke tremendously” Mark Borsuk was quick to embrace opportunities to pursue collaborative research and teaching with his new colleagues after joining the faculty of the Pratt School of Engineering in 2016. The Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering teamed up with faculty from the Law […]

Christopher Bail on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Christopher Bail on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“My network has expanded dramatically, and I have been able to pursue new avenues of research” At a moment when issues related to race, religion, and citizenship are sharply dividing Americans, Christopher A. Bail’s research on political polarization and social media feels especially timely. Bail is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology […]

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 […]