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Professional Development Events

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    3:00 pm

    Scholarly Publishing and Diversity: Talk and Roundtable

    What are the challenges for scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences in the context of today's shrinking library budgets and the continued publish-or-perish demands of academia? How does the largest university press in the world steer its publishing strategy to influence positive change and continue to succeed as a self-sustaining nonprofit business?  Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press USA, will provide an overview of what every aspiring author of serious non-fiction should know, with a particular emphasis on the diversity initiatives of Oxford and the industry, followed by a roundtable with faculty members Kamela Hayward-Rotimi and Adriane Lentz-Smith and Duke University Press editor Gisela Fosado.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Exploring Careers in Science Policy and STEM Diversity

    Dr. Richard L. Watkins is a scientist, politician, community organizer, academic and entrepreneur. In this session, Richard will share insights and advice from his own professional journey—encouraging students and postdocs to design a career that fits their unique talents and interests.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    RCR Forum: iThenticate and Scholars@Duke

    Graduate Academic Affairs and the Provost’s Office invite graduate students to learn about two technical resources with new relevance to students in The Graduate School.

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Eliminating Achievement Gaps Through Data and Analytics

    Dr. Tim Renick will discuss how Georgia State University employed data and analytics to raise graduation rates by 22 percentage points and close all achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income-level and first-generation status.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Preparing Ph.D. Applications: A Workshop for Master’s Students

    If you’re considering applying to Ph.D. programs, join us for a workshop that will provide insight into the decision-making processes of doctoral admissions committees. Learn how to tailor your application to the institution and compete successfully in this workshop.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    How to Evaluate Online Information and Combat Fake News

    In this hands-on workshop, Dr. Francisco Ramos will discuss recent research about students’ online reasoning skills, identify specific skill gaps among Duke students, and suggest lessons and activities that can be incorporated into the classroom.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Create Your Own Internship: Lunch and Learn

    Are you a Ph.D. student in the humanities or humanistic social sciences thinking about how to expand your academic competencies and professional options? Consider attending this lunch and information session with VH @ Duke on creating your own funded internship for summer or fall of 2019.