Dear Scholars,

Happy New Year! We hope you and your family enjoyed wonderful holidays and enjoy the remaining winter break.

Welcome to our new scholar Ms. Yun Ock Kim 김연옥 who comes from Ulsan Metropolitan City. Please help her and her family to settle down if you could. We thank all the scholars who helped new scholars.

If you are nearing your expiration dates at Duke. Please pay attention to messages from Visa Services with the title of “Mandatory Leave For Visa Purposes Notices”. You MUST OPEN the message by CLICKING the link in the message and read it. You may need to ‘copy and paste’ or do what is required in the message. Otherwise, you and your adviser will continue to receive this notice.

If you plan to extend your visit, please contact with your adviser as soon as possible.

Let me know when you are going back to Korea when the date is ready. Please return the office key to me or Susan and borrowed books to libraries. Thanks.

If you went to New Year’s Hike at the Eno River State Park and would like to share pictures on our website, please email me at

Have a great week.