News & Announcements
Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1 - April 5, 2013
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) sponsors a nationally recognized student appreciation week. As part of this effort to acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by Duke graduate students to this institution, the Graduate School has organized a week of activities. The goal for this week is to show appreciation by giving students access to tools for professional and personal development and opportunities for social interaction.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Continuing Student Fellows
The Graduate School extends congratulations to the following outstanding nominees, to whom 2013-2014 Continuing Student Fellowships have been awarded. We thank all participating graduate departments for their leadership, and recognize these exceptional students for their receipt of such prestigious awards.
Spring 2013 RCR Forum schedule
The Spring 2013 RCR Forum (Responsible Conduct of Research) schedule is now posted. Please follow the links here to pre-register.
2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Teaching
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the 2013 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The 2013 Mentoring Award Faculty Recipients are Cameron R. “Dale” Bass, Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Laura Edwards, Professor of History and Women’s Studies; Frank Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics; and Robyn Wiegman, Professor of Literature and Women’s Studies. The 2013 Mentoring Award Student Recipients are Marisabel Guevara, PhD student, Computer Science and Zakiya Whatley, PhD student, Genetics & Genomics. 2013 Teaching Award Recipients (students only) are Kristine Callan, PhD Candidate, Physics and Anna Gibson, PhD Candidate, English. The recipients will be honored at a reception on April 4, 2013.
December 2012 Graduate School Newsletter
The December 2012 newsletter is now available online at http://gradschool.duke.edu/gsa/newsletter.
Graduate student, Fiona Barnett, receives AAC&U Cross Future Leaders Award
Fiona Barnett, Duke grad student in the Literature Program and HASTAC Scholars Director, has been awarded the AAC&U's K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. For the full story please visit the HASTAC website at http://hastac.org/news/fiona-barnett-director-hastac-scholars-receives-aacu-cross-future-leaders-award.
Graduate School Alumni honored with Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
Two Graduate School alums were honored with Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards on December 1, 2012. Tomiko Brown-Nagin (Ph.D. ’02, History; major professor William Chafe) received the award for her nonfiction book Courage to Dissent (Oxford University Press). Evie Shockley (Ph.D. ’02, English; major professor Karla Holloway) received the award for her book of poetry, titled The New Black (Wesleyan). For more information about the awards, visit http://www.hurstonwright.org/
Robertson Scholars Bus Service Changes
Beginning January 7, Triangle Transit will take over operation of the Robertson bus, which provides transportation between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Robertson Scholars and members of the Duke community can continue to ride the Robertson Bus for free by using a GoPass, which allows all Duke students and eligible faculty and staff unlimited rides on DATA, Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit at no charge. Riders without a GoPass will have to pay the $2.50 fare for Triangle Transit Express routes. The current routes themselves will remain the same. For information on how to obtain a GoPass please visit Duke Parking and Transportation. For information about the bus schedule and drop-off locations , see the Robertson Scholars program website.
Duke Teamwork and Diversity Winners Announced
Dean of the Graduate School Paula D. McClain and Professor Kerry Haynie have been awarded the 2012 Diversity Award for their work as co-directors of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Social Sciences. See full story on Duke Today.
2013 Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Award announcement
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information see the award announcement; please use the nomination form to nominate Duke Ph.D. alumni for this award.
2013 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Nominations are open
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. These awards are presented annually to faculty and graduate students who exhibit exceptional mentoring practices. For more information and to access nomination materials, visit the Mentoring page on the Graduate School website.
September 2012 Graduate School Newsletter
Summer Research Snapshots, Alumni Notes, Faculty & Student Highlights and more in the September 2012 Graduate School Newsletter, now available online.
Graduate School Board of Visitors welcomes new members, chair; former chair receives alumni award
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following new members of the Graduate School Board of Visitors: Tomiko Brown-Nagin of Cambridge, MA, earned an MA and PhD from Duke and is a professor of law and a professor of history at Harvard University; Lynda Sutton of Durham, NC is the co-founder and president of Cato Research, Ltd.; and Elizabeth Ruzzo of Durham, NC is the board’s newest graduate student representative and is a PhD candidate in the University Program in Genetics and Genomics.
The Graduate School would also like to recognize Peter Muoio of Roslyn Harbor, NY who became chair of the Board of Visitors this fall. Dr. Muoio earned a PhD from Duke in Economics and will chair the board through the 2012-2014 academic years.
Inaugural chair of the Board of Visitors, William Hunt of Pittsburgh, PA, was named a 2012 recipient of the Forever Duke award by the Duke Alumni Association. The Forever Duke award recognizes alumni for excellent volunteer leadership to the Duke community. The Graduate School would like to congratulate Mr. Hunt and thank him for his service and support.
Teaching Ideas Workshop Series for Fall 2012
The Fall 2012 Teaching Ideas Workshop Series is open to Duke faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students. Invited speakers in this series will draw upon their experience to address topics relevant to classroom teaching, dealing with students, or faculty life and career paths. Click HERE to pre-register or HERE for more details about the workshop.
Graduate School Orientation for New Students: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Graduate School will host an orientation session for new students on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. For details, and to see all of the Graduate School's orientation week events, please visit http://gradschool.duke.edu/gsa/programs/orientation.php
HigherEd's interview with Assistant Dean Douglas James about "Best Practices in Graduate Education"
You can read HigherEd's Jobs interview with the Graduate School's Assistant Dean Douglas James about "Best Practices in Graduate Education" at HigherEd Careers: Best Practices in Graduate Education.
Paula D. McClain Appointed Dean of Graduate School
Paula D. McClain, a professor of political science and former chair of Duke University's Academic Council, will become the dean of the university's Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, effective July 1, Duke's president and provost announced Tuesday. Please see full story on Duke Today.
2012 Commencement weekend and Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
Duke University’s 2012 Commencement weekend is Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13. For details about Commencement, visit http://web.duke.edu/commencement/weekend. The Graduate School's Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony & Reception is Friday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center. (This is a ticketed event.) For information on the Hooding Ceremony & Reception, visit http://gradschool.duke.edu/gsa/programs/hooding.php.