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Graduate School Shows Appreciation for Students with Week of Workshops, Festivities

The Graduate School held its annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week on March 24-28. The festivities at Duke—part of the national celebration by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students—acknowledged the contributions that graduate students make to Duke.

The week featured a plethora of professional and career development workshops. On March 24, The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows hosted GradX 2014, where twenty-two Duke graduate students from across the disciplines gave five-minute TED-talks-style presentations showcasing a compelling research question. The Graduate School also held alumni lunches that gave current students an opportunity to connect with Duke graduates in their fields.

The winners of this year’s Dean’s Awards for Teaching, Mentoring, and Inclusive Excellence were recognized at a reception on March 26. Another reception on March 27 celebrated students who passed their preliminary exams in the past year.

The last event of Appreciation Week—CPR (Come, Partake, and Rejuvenate)—was postponed until the following week because of bad weather. However, numerous students and their families turned out for the event on a sunny afternoon and shared in the food and games with The Graduate School staff.

Photos of Graduate Student Appreciation Week