News & Announcements
Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the creation of the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education for departments and programs. The Graduate School is committed to excellence, equity and inclusion in its graduate programs and to creating a welcoming environment that engages all of its diversity in the intellectual development of its students. Inclusive excellence in graduate programs means not only demographics, but is also reflected in the departmental and program climate, curriculum, intellectual discourse and recruitment, retention and graduation of individuals underrepresented in the discipline, field or area. The Graduate School seeks to acknowledge extraordinary achievements by departments and programs that contribute to this environment of inclusive excellence in graduate education. The deadline for nominations is December 2, 2013. For complete information and the nomination form, visit the award webpage.
Competitive Fellowships for Continuing Ph.D. Students for 2014-15
Applications for The Graduate School Competitive Fellowships for Continuing Students for 2014-15 are now available. Please visit this web page for more information on specific fellowships, submission requirements and application materials. Students wishing to apply for one or more of these fellowships must submit their application packet(s) to their department’s Director of Graduate Study. Deadline to submit all nominations to the Graduate School is 5 p.m., December 2, 2013.
Graduate School Newsletter is online
The fall Graduate School Newsletter is available online now at http://gradschool.duke.edu/gsa/newsletter/. Check out the new Graduate School logo, see what some graduate students were up to over the summer, and more!
New Professional Development Series
Registration is now open for events in the fall 2013 Professional Development Series. You can find these and other professional development opportunities on the Graduate School Professional Development Calendar.
From the Dean
Duke is an energetic and vibrant university at the forefront of graduate education. Graduate students are an integral part of its research, teaching, and service missions. The hallmark of graduate education at Duke is a rich blend of deep, specialized knowledge in a field of study combined with opportunities for significant exposure to intersections at the boundaries and frontiers of other fields, where multidisciplinary approaches are key to discovery...Read more from the Dean
Ida Stephens Owens Named First Recipient of The Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Award
Ida Stephens Owens grew up in Whiteville, North Carolina. She came to Durham to attend North Carolina College at Durham, now North Carolina Central University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B. S. degree in Biology in 1961. In March of this same year, the Duke University Board of Trustees voted to integrate its graduate and professional schools. Dr. Owens was recruited to Duke’s Graduate School in 1962 by Dr. Daniel C. Tosteson, then chair of the Department of Physiology, who later went on to become president of the American Physiological Society, serve as dean of the Harvard Medical School for 20 years, and be appointed a trustee of Duke. Dr. Tosteson was intentional in his effort to visit surrounding black colleges to identify promising students for advanced study in the sciences. It was during such a visit to North Carolina College that he was introduced to Dr. Owens by Dr. James S. Lee, then chair of Biology at North Carolina College at Durham. more >
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