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March 16, 2020
William "Sandy" Darity

“The thing I love the most is watching the young people whom I work with fulfill their own ambitions. I love watching them succeed. I think it’s really important in these relationships.”

March 16, 2020
Brenda Yang

“There are not many persons as talented as Brenda is in the classroom given the nascence of her career. I am particularly struck by her casual yet profound ability to explain complex and often intimidating concepts to students.”

March 16, 2020
Chelsea Garber

"This idea of having a growth mindset when it comes to learning, I think that’s so important. There really is power in believing that you can get better and you can improve on certain skills."

March 16, 2020
Hannah Rogers

“I really appreciate that the classroom is an experimental space, where you come together with people who have different types of experiences with the material already."

March 4, 2020
Common Wind Symposium

Seven scholars and Ph.D. graduates returned to Duke to honor Julius Scott (Ph.D.’86), whose work changed the field of Atlantic history.

March 4, 2020
Jason Heilman, Ph.D.

“The challenge of crafting a radio program and putting it out there is like polishing a product and sending it out into the world. To me, it’s like an art form, since there is a lot of individual creativity in the process.”

February 26, 2020
Ben Maynor, Ph.D.

“Don't feel like you have to follow a pathway that you might have predicted for yourself when you were in college or when you were a first-year graduate student. It’s best to be open to change and then follow your interests.”

February 26, 2020
Ida Stephens Owens

The 1967 physiology Ph.D. graduate was internationally recognized for her research on the genetics of human diseases.

February 21, 2020
Matthew Sebastian (right)

Teaching music classes in Uganda opened up unexpected new possibilities for cultural anthropology student Matthew Sebastian.

February 19, 2020
Duke UCEM Research Summit

The research summit is part of the co-curricular programming the Duke UCEM offers Sloan Scholars as part of their professional development.