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June 29, 2022
Attendees sit in a circle at an AAHVS antiracist pedagogy forum

Being part of DEI initiatives in your department can be rewarding in unexpected ways. SaeHim Park shares what she learned from a year of organizing antiracist pedagogy forums for Art, Art History and Visual Studies.

June 28, 2022
Ashley J. Williams

Ashley J. Williams, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, will spend the next year as an IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow.

June 27, 2022
Front of Graduate School building

Some of the steps being taken include work on a plan to increase Ph.D. stipends, a one-time $500 payment for Ph.D. students in fall 2022, and increases in funding for various student resources.

June 23, 2022
Jacqueline Looney hugs Edgar Virgüez

Senior Associate Dean Jacqueline Looney will retire this June after a remarkable 30 years spent supporting Duke graduate students.

June 21, 2022
Yan Li

Yan Li, former associate dean of student affairs and director of CAPS at Duke Kunshan, will oversee The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Student Affairs.

June 15, 2022
Robin A. Smith, Ph.D.

A few years after receiving her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, Robin Smith had an epiphany: she could make a living writing about science instead of doing it.

June 14, 2022

Küppers is one of 35 students selected for the competitive program that stretches across disciplines. 

June 1, 2022
Nora Hanagan, Ph.D.

“I’m someone who is very mission-driven, and so I find my work with UNC’s Program for Public Discourse very meaningful. Democratic citizens need to be able to engage each other in a constructive manner, especially in the university. I don’t think that the university works if people can’t talk to each other and talk about big and controversial ideas.”

May 31, 2022
Members of Eric Yeats' robotics club try on clean-room suits during a visit to Duke research facilities.

Supported by a GradEngage Fellowship, Ph.D. candidate Eric Yeats has been holding a free robotics afterschool club for Durham Public School students.

May 26, 2022
Kaylee P. Alexander

Kaylee P. Alexander (Ph.D.'21) is one of 40 recipients in the third and final cohort of the American Council of Learned Societies' Emerging Voices Fellows.