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90th Anniversary Events

February 5, 2016

Going Public: A Workshop and Discussion with Professor Lee Badgett

In part to highlight the importance of scholarship for the public good, The Graduate School cosponsored a discussion with Professor M. V. Lee Badgett based on her recent book, The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World.


April 9, 2016

Duke Graduate School Night with the Durham Bulls

As part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the school is organizing a night out for students and staff to watch the Durham Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights. The school provided 100 free tickets to students.


May 5, 2016

Come Talk Election and Graduate Education with Dean McClain in California

Primaries, the Presidency and the American People: Who Wins?

8:00–10:00 a.m., San Francisco, California

Start your day with Duke alumni over breakfast and stimulating conversation with Paula D. McClain, dean of The Graduate School, vice provost for graduate education, and a leading authority on in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics. Hear her fascinating insights on the presidential candidate primaries, the shifting strategies of political parties, and the influence of identity politics on today’s campaigns.

90 Years in the Making: the Future of Graduate Education at Duke

6:00–8:00 p.m., Mountain View, California

Join us for a Graduate School alumni networking reception and this special program at Google's Mountain View offices. Meet Dean McClain as she speaks with Owen Astrachan (M.A.T.’79, M.S.'89, Ph.D.’92), professor of the practice of computer science and associate director of undergraduate studies. As leaders and mentors, they know firsthand that The Graduate School is central to the academic mission of the university. Hear them share their perspectives from an educational community dedicated to the pursuit and production of knowledge that serves the broader society.


Sept. 30, 2016

Homecoming Reception

RSVP now for The Graduate School's anniversary celebration at its homecoming reception. In addition to the anniversary, we will be honoring the first inductees into the Few-Glasson Alumni Society and hearing remarks from General Martin Dempsey A.M.'84, a former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff