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December 17, 2019
Word cloud of 2020 grant proposals

The funding helps graduate departments and students develop discipline-specific programming and resources to complement those offered by the school.

December 16, 2019

Emily Phillips Longley is spending six months to help build the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a new facility that will conduct a 10-year survey of the southern sky.

December 9, 2019
Hala El-Nahal

Hala Galal El-Nahal will be recognized for her efforts to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and underserved high school students in STEM.

December 4, 2019
Annie Jeong, Ph.D.

"I would advise students to be open to different types of opportunities, and don’t rule anything out. When people talk about their path, they often say things like, “Oh I got lucky and then this happened.” It’s not just that they got lucky. They were open and they tried different things. When an opportunity came up, they took it. You need to keep open and try different things before you rule them out."

November 20, 2019
Leveraging Your Strengths Workshop

Do you ever wish you were better at communicating your strengths to potential employers and mentors?  Lindsay Dahora, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Immunology, shares how the CliftonStrengths assessment helped her articulate her strengths and envision a satisfying career.

November 13, 2019
Dr. Amit Bagga

"The most important thing I think you can do [to manage up] is to be open and transparent with your manager, especially if you have bad news. A lot of people don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but the more you delay in sharing such information, the bigger the negative impact can be."

November 11, 2019
Innovative Careers for Ph.D.s workshop

And other insights from the recent Innovative Careers for Ph.D.s workshop, hosted by Duke I&E and co-sponsored by The Graduate School.

November 8, 2019
Alvan Ukachukwu

Driven by first-hand experience, Alvan Ukachukwu came to Duke to investigate how to help his home country of Nigeria overcome limited health-care resources.

November 6, 2019
2019-2020 academic-year fellowships

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Duke Graduate school awarded 356 competitive fellowships to incoming and continuing Ph.D. students, totaling more than $5.5 million. Take a look at some of the recipients and their research.

November 6, 2019
Women Mentoring Women

The Women Mentoring Women initiative facilitates relationships between researchers beyond the academy and women-identified graduate students and postdocs. The initiative is the brainchild of a 2019 Emerging Leaders Institute team.