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Two Perspectives on How Bass Connections Benefits Graduate Students

Two Perspectives on How Bass Connections Benefits Graduate Students

In a new video from The Graduate School, two Ph.D. students discuss how participating in a Bass Connections project, The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense, has helped them with their own research. “I originally conceived of my own research as being a separate project from Bass Connections,” said Gray Kidd, a […]

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Volunteer Work with Syrian Refugees Deepens Understanding of Sufi Spirituality

Volunteer Work with Syrian Refugees Deepens Understanding of Sufi Spirituality

To strengthen his dissertation research on the Sufi spiritual movement, History doctoral student Daanish Faruqi traveled to Jordan and Turkey to help Syrian refugee communities through relief foundations operated by Sufi networks. He was among 19 Duke students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2016-17 for training beyond their core disciplines. His […]

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Eight Doctoral Students Receive Internships through Versatile Humanists

Eight Doctoral Students Receive Internships through Versatile Humanists

Eight Duke Ph.D. students have been selected for internships in Summer or Fall 2017 through Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke), an initiative to prepare Duke doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences for transformative roles in higher education and beyond. The VH@Duke internship program provides Ph.D. students with exposure to work experiences, organizations […]

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Rethinking Regulation: History Student Examines North Carolina Development Policies

Rethinking Regulation: History Student Examines North Carolina Development Policies

The Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach network exploring the broad terrain of regulatory governance. It focuses on disciplinary and methodological approaches from departments including Law, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, History, Public Policy, Environmental Sciences, Business and Sociology. William D. Goldsmith, a Ph.D. Candidate in History, is a […]

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New Faculty Books Explore Topics from Motivation to Fraud

New Faculty Books Explore Topics from Motivation to Fraud

From the hidden logic affecting your motivation to the resilience of Syrian activists and a chancellor’s reflections on changes in health care, Duke writers explore a wide array of topics in their latest books. Duke Today shares a roundup of this season’s latest publications. Among the authors is Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary […]

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Workshop on Capitalism Informs Study of Slavery and Freedom

Alisha Hines is a Ph.D. candidate in History and African and African American Studies at Duke. Last spring she received a Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant to attend a summer workshop on the history of capitalism; her aim was to learn about technical content areas such as statistics, accounting and economic theory in order to […]

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