The end of the semester is an ambiguous period for students. While it comes with a heightened stress due to final exams and papers, it also comes with some anticipation that some much-needed “downtime” is just around the corner.
On September 20, 2011, a reception for the 2011-12 FLAS fellows was hosted by the five Duke centers who administer the FLAS fellowships with support from the Office of Global Strategy and Programs, International and Area Studies, and the Department of Asian and Middle East Studies (AMES).
David Banks (Professor of the Practice, Statistical Science) has been elected to a second three-year term on the American Statistical Association (ASA) Board of Directors. He is also the incoming Chair of the ASA Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are open to graduate students in any program, and provide a unique opportunity to develop language skills that supplement their academic study in significant ways.