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Students Explore Discourses and Practices of Militarization in the Global South

Students Explore Discourses and Practices of Militarization in the Global South

Are there trends in the types of sociopolitical violence that have characterized social movements after the Arab Spring? How has this violence been represented in the media and in popular culture? What are the legal and political consequences of such representations? These questions fascinated Duke University doctoral students Renée Michelle Ragin (Literature) and Giulia Riccò […]

Taking It Outside, Doctoral Students Build Girls’ Science and Leadership Skills

Taking It Outside, Doctoral Students Build Girls’ Science and Leadership Skills

Duke University doctoral students Jacqueline Gerson (Ecology) and Emily Levy (Biology) wanted to increase hands-on science opportunities for young women and other groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math. With fellow Duke students Emily Ury and Alice Carter, they created a free summer program called GALS (Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership […]

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Bria Moore, a Ph.D. student in Medical Physics, enriched her training by attending a course on radiation emergency medicine at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Learning about the practical aspects of handling contaminated patients in a hospital setting will improve her ability to communicate effectively with medical professionals in emergency situations. Moore was among 18 Duke […]

Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Kate Thomas, a Ph.D. student in Biology, was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2017-18 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies for training beyond their core disciplines. Her faculty mentor is Sönke Johnsen. She shared an update: GSTEG funding allowed me to spend […]

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award eight grants to projects involving 21 faculty members from four Duke schools, investing a total of $336,956 in promising new energy […]

Four Duke Students Selected as Global Health Doctoral Scholars

Four Duke Students Selected as Global Health Doctoral Scholars

Four Duke doctoral students have been selected to join the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), bringing the current cohort total to 13 scholars. Through the DGHI Doctoral Scholars program, Duke PhD candidates from various disciplines conduct in-depth research on a topic that intersects their primary discipline and global […]