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October 20, 2021

A course about the history of oppression in biology provides a venue for reflection among graduate-level researchers.

October 19, 2021
Summer Research Fellowships

The Graduate School awarded more than $5 million in Summer Research Fellowships for 2021. Take a look at some of the many Ph.D. student endeavors supported by that funding.

October 13, 2021

"Confronting that fear [of not being successful] head-on is what ultimately allowed me to pursue my academic career. It was my defining moment: I'm not going to let fear stand in the way of me doing what I feel is my life’s calling."

October 6, 2021
Wanda Wallace, Ph.D.

"There is no single path in a career, and today more so than ever. Don’t get stuck on planning it all out. The most interesting jobs are the ones that emerge along the journey."

September 29, 2021
Jonah Bernhard, Ph.D.

"I think physicists make really good data scientists: they have creative thinking that is required to approach big open research problems. This lends itself really well to data science business problems."

September 28, 2021
Erika Chelales

The academic enrichment programs provide a venue for Duke graduate students to design and teach three-week courses for high school and middle school students.

September 26, 2021
PhD graduates

The Graduate School held hooding ceremonies on September 25 at Duke Chapel to celebrate its Ph.D. graduates from the past two academic years.

September 22, 2021
Sheena Scruggs, Ph.D.

“Most grad students wouldn’t consider it lucky to join a lab with little direct funding to support their research, but the process of grant writing throughout my Ph.D. unlocked my passion for science writing, specifically for audiences outside of my field. Fast forward to present day: I have been working in science communications for almost seven years. I am an accomplished science writer who has been published in Scientific American and The Philadelphia Inquirer and have held various roles in communications and project management within the National Institutes of Health.”

September 15, 2021
Mark Steen, Ph.D.

I’m a big believer in finding something that you’re interested in, doing it with some passion and with a high degree of quality, and then letting that be your step to whatever comes next.”

September 9, 2021
Data+ project team

A doctoral student and two undergraduates turned data into visualizations and insights on Ph.D. programs at Duke.