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January 25, 2021
2021 Dean's Awards

The awards recognize outstanding efforts in mentoring and teaching. The recipients will be honored at a virtual ceremony on March 31.

January 21, 2021
Ajenai Clemmons

The Samuel DuBois Cook Society recognizes individuals who routinely enrich the lives of people in the Duke community and contribute to the betterment of all people, above and beyond their given roles.

January 20, 2021
Celia E. Naylor, Ph.D.

"Whatever the form of our relationships at Duke, we learned a lot about ourselves, what we really wanted, and our purpose(s) in academia and beyond. I think that is why some of us remain connected. We went through some of life’s challenges together. I would not have finished graduate school without the scholars in my cohort in the History Department..."

January 13, 2021
Dr. Javier García Fernández and Dr. Guillermo García Contreras

Drs. Javier García Fernández and Guillermo García-Contreras offer advice on how junior scholars can build a path for themselves within Spain’s academic system.

December 16, 2020
Professional Development Grants

The grants help graduate students and their departments create discipline-specific professional development programming and resources that complement offerings from The Graduate School.

December 9, 2020
Jothy Rosenberg, Ph.D.

"A really important thing is to find a team with complementary skills. In other words, find people who have skills that you don't have. For example, when I was first starting out, I didn't have any idea how to raise money for a startup. So we found somebody who had worked in a venture capital firm and was interested in our work. He raised the money, and I pitched the company from a technology standpoint. And once you've assembled this team, you should learn from them as fast as you can."

December 8, 2020
Francisco Ramos' guidebook

Francisco Ramos combines research and practice to help college instructors get comfortable with teaching uncomfortable topics.

December 2, 2020
Chong Xu, Ph.D.

"Things get easier if you have a mentor, in grad school and in industry. Your mentor can help you accelerate your growth. So, in school, work closely with your advisor, turn them into a good resource for yourself, and things can get easier for you."

November 18, 2020
Kivanç Kirgiz, Ph.D.

"The best advice was from my dad a long time ago. He said, 'You’ll be doing whatever you choose for a long time, so find something that you like. You will be fully committed and successful only if you do something you enjoy'." 

November 16, 2020

Take a look at some of the students and research being supported by The Graduate School's competitive Ph.D. fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.