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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 […]

Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Humans and other mammals don’t regenerate heart muscle well, explains Kenneth Poss. He’s the James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology and the director of Duke’s Regeneration Next initiative. “If we have a heart attack, we lose hundreds of millions of heart muscle cells.” Ideally, humans could be more like zebrafish, which have a natural […]

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Interdisciplinary projects involve new approaches to neuroscience topics Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine Dawson, announced today. The awards grew out of DIBS […]

Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

What do dusty solar panels, biomass cookstoves, biogas-fueled sanitation systems, and renewable project finance have in common? Each is featured in a new volume of energy access case studies from Duke University student authors. Case studies by Michael Valerino (PhD ’23, Environmental Engineering), Chinmoy Kumar (MIDP’19, Master of International Development Policy), Brandon Hunter (PhD’20, Environmental […]