U.S News and World Report releases graduate school rankings
U.S. News and World Report released its 2014 Best Graduate Schools Rankings Tuesday.
Arts and Sciences Council mulls innovation and entrepreneurship certificate
If approved, a new certificate program will provide opportunities for undergraduates interested in entrepreneurship.
Sally Kornbluth to follow Peter Lange as new provost
Sally Kornbluth, James B. Duke Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, will succeed Provost Peter Lange as the new provost.
Arts and Sciences Council debates new course credit proposal
The Arts and Sciences Council is considering allowing students to fulfill their graduation course requirements with credits from online courses.
Arts and Sciences Council rethinks representation as Uni becomes more interdisciplinary
The Arts and Sciences Council plans to reconsider how each department is represented proportionally.
Increase in nonfaculty positions plays role in tuition hikes
Although salary increases of faculty and high-level administrators at universities are not to blame for tuition hikes, an increase in non-faculty positions—among other factors—did play a role in...
Faculty diversity task force to be created to increase inclusiveness
A proposal to create an Academic Council Diversity Task Force was passed Thursday, following a council conversation on faculty diversity last month.
Five to receive honorary degrees at commencement
Five honorary degrees will be awarded at the commencement exercises on Sunday, May 11.
Weekend classes scheduled to make up snow days
Students excited about the recent snow days will have to hit the ground running this week: not only with regular classes, but the possibility of upcoming make-up sessions.
Nasher announces new curator of modern art
The Nasher Museum of Art announced Marshall Price as the new curator of modern and contemporary art.
Conference explores Islam in new media
Experts on a range of topics from Egyptian Youtube sermons to Nigerian urban culture to interdisciplinary work gathered in Rubenstein Hall Friday.
In past decade, Duke sees fewer Rhodes Scholars
Duke has been sending fewer students to Rhodes Scholarships in recent years.
Faculty forum opened to discuss online courses
To continue the ongoing discussion about for-credit online classes, an online forum for faculty opened Monday.
Bass Connections discussion notes benefits of project-based learning
Project-based learning can have significant advantages in the public education system.
New Connection Bar helps researchers across different discipline
When it comes to providing in-depth data analysis, a newly-established help desk is raising the bar.
Brownell shares experiences at Sanford so far
Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, shares his experiences so far at the University.
Duke University Press launches e-book platform
Duke University Press has teamed up with HighWire Press to launch a new e-book platform that consolidates its journals and more than 1,600 e-book titles.
Latino faculty numbers remain low, 10 years after Faculty Diversity Initiative
Although the Faculty Diversity Initiative has increased the numbers of black faculty and female faculty in the past 10 years, the percentage of Latino faculty remains low.
Pre-health students can study abroad, with planning
Despite a long list of required pre-health courses, many students seeking a career in medicine are able to enjoy study abroad experiences.
Faculty debate over master's programs reignites with new concerns
History repeated itself at an Academic Council meeting November 2013, when proposals for new master's degrees reignited a debate from 2010.
Timothy Tyson sheds light on his novel
Dr. Timothy Tyson's novel, "Blood Done Sign My Name," was selected as the required reading for the Divinity School's Project BRIDDDGE.
Online evaluations run smoothly in Fall semester debut
Online course evaluations launched smoothly at the end of Fall semester.
Students choosing to graduate early increases in past few years
The total number of students choosing to graduate a semester early has increased by 30 percent since 2010.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship program to launch DukeEngage in Detroit, new certificate
A new initiative is looking to expand Duke's commitment to social entrepreneurship.
Romance studies adds Brazilian and Portuguese major
A new Brazilian and global Portuguese studies major will be available to undergraduates starting Fall 2014.