Whether conducting field work in distant countries or doing ministerial work in local churches, Duke graduate students make vital contributions as scholars, teachers, mentors, researchers, and community members. As part of The Graduate School’s 90th anniversary celebration, the school held a photo contest in early 2016 to highlight the important roles that graduate students play at Duke and in the local and global community.
A panel of Graduate School staff selected one winner and three runners-up, and a People's Choice award was given to the entry that received the most likes on Facebook. The winning entry was a photo of the Amazonian night sky by Wout Salenbien, a Ph.D. student in earth and ocean sciences who took the image in the village of Palotoa, home to the native Machiguenga people of Peru.
A selection of entries are on display in Perkins Library (on the wall outside Perkins 118) through summer 2016.