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April 13, 2021
Jake Ulrich

Jake Ulrich, a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department on the Environmental Health Engineering track, has been working to identify potential contaminants in rural Sri Lanka well water that might be related to a mysterious kidney disease.

April 7, 2021
Erica R. Edwards, Ph.D.

“We often think about our world outside of what we do academically as separate from our research, but often our most interesting questions come from our openness to the rest of the world.”

April 6, 2021
forever duke student leadership award

The Forever Duke Student Leadership Award recognizes graduating students for their service to the university.

April 6, 2021
George C. Wright

The first African American to earn a history Ph.D. at Duke has built a long career as a scholar, faculty member, and administrator focused on creating opportunities for others.

March 31, 2021
Ericka Chorniak

How would you communicate with a patient who’s just been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease? Read more to learn about what the Duke Medical Physics graduate program is doing to prepare its students.

March 25, 2021
tablet showing home page of the reporting guide

The interactive guide, based on the work of Ph.D. candidate Kirsten Overdahl, helps graduate students better understand the options and processes for reporting harassment, discrimination, and other concerns.

March 24, 2021
Deborah Chay, Ph.D.

“The more I succeeded as an academic, the less in touch I felt with a broader community of people. It started to feel like the only thing worse than not getting tenure would be getting tenure and doing this for the rest of my life.” 

March 23, 2021
Duke's NSF GRFP recipients for 2021

The GRFP is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. It supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing Ph.D. or research-based master’s degrees.

March 23, 2021

Insights from recent surveys of Duke international students as well as faculty and staff.

March 21, 2021

"Ultimately, most of my interactions are about helping students persevere. This is something you cannot easily tell people to do, and setting an example is my way of doing it."