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Being a graduate student is hard work, so at the Duke University Graduate School we work hard to make it easier for students to have access to resources needed to achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. We are your advocate and your service provider, and we are committed to helping you become an active participant in the Duke University community.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your experience at Duke, let us know. 

Student Handbook

 

Events

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Effective Communication: Sentence and Story with Joanna Downer, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research Development

    During this session, you will learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and plans in improved academic writing. Dr. Joanna Downer, Associate Dean for Research Development for the Duke School of Medicine, will share strategies for improved writing and storytelling to make all of your professional communications more effective. Topics will include knowing your audience, choosing the right information, telling a convincing story, and avoiding common pitfalls. Content will be broadly applicable to all types of academic writing. 

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Race and Bias Conversations: Structural Racism and Health: A New Theory-Driven Empirical Approach, with Tyson H. Brown

    The Graduate School's 2021-2022 Race and Bias Conversations series will kick off with a discussion on anti-racism on October 28 at 3:00 p.m. Tyson H. Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, will lead the conversation. Brown directs the Center on Health & Society and was recently named Duke’s inaugural Presidential Fellow. His research examines the who, when, and how of ethnoracial inequalities in health and wealth.

News & Views

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Here are a couple videos to help new graduate students hit the ground running.