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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.

May 25, 2022
Collage of the 4 recipients' photos

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and those of other countries.

May 24, 2022
Sonali Biswas

Recent master’s graduate Sonali Biswas is hoping to improve health outcomes for transgender teenagers through qualitative research.

May 18, 2022
Signpost reading "one way or another"

Not sure whether you want to pursue a career in academia or in industry? Here are five steps you can take to build your knowledge and experience as you make an informed decision.