Council Chair Thomas Robisheaux at a previous Arts and Sciences Council meeting.

Arts and Sciences Council considers new certificate program, plagiarism report

A new certificate program focusing on civic engagement is working its way toward approval.

Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag / Special to The Chronicle

Duke joins initiative facilitating community college transfers

As part of the American Honors program, Duke will encourage transfer candidates who have successfully completed the program’s honors curriculum to apply to Duke.

DataFest draws hundreds to solve stats challenges

More than 200 students scrutinized, analyzed and visualized data during this weekend’s DataFest.

Graduate School Dean Paula McClain spoke to Academic Council Thursday about the role of the Duke master's degree.

As Duke master's programs expand, Academic Council debates role of degree

As the number of master's programs offered by the University has increased, so have questions about the purpose and value of a Duke master's degree.

Genomics studies continue to thrive after IGSP dismantling

The study of genomics is at an all time high for the University.

For some, humanities find answers in interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinary collaborations in the humanities have emerged as a way to sustain a field increasingly besieged by criticism.

The Academic Council spent most of its meeting privately discussing Duke Kunshan University, pictured above.

DKU discussed in private Academic Council session

"It was decided it would be better if the comments were not reported out in a way that could be misunderstood."

Traditionally, most Duke students who choose to study abroad use the Fall or their junior year to study in Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Australia for the Fall of their junior year.

Nontraditional study abroad increasingly draws student interest

Although Europe remains Duke's most popular study-away destination, an increasing number of students are choosing less traditional options.

Arts and Sciences Council continues Curriculum 2000 revamp

An Arts and Sciences Council committee is centering on the question of what a Duke education promises students and how the curriculum could better fill that promise.

The computer science department launched an academic dishonesty investigation last Fall for students previously enrolled in CompSci 201.

CompSci moves forward after investigation

The computer science department is developing new strategies to combat issues of cheating following the academic dishonesty investigation that began in November.

PoliSci dept. uses new strategies to compete in majors market

Although the political science department has suffered a decline in student enrollment in recent years, faculty emphasize its continuing relevance as both an academic discipline and a path to the...

Faculty proposal increases Duke course credits required to graduate

A year after the Arts and Sciences Council first debated a proposal to alter the course credit system, faculty revisited the topic Thursday.

Trinity Dean Laurie Patton will depart Duke to become president of Middlebury College.

Search committee formed to find Patton's successor

Duke has taken the next step in finding a successor for Laurie Patton, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Winter Forum takes on murder mystery

While most students spent their last days of winter break preparing for classes or moving back to campus, about 100 students chose a different path—investigating a murder.

AAAS recognizes five Duke faculty with Fellow distinction

AAAS Fellow—an award presented to top scientists based on peer nominations—was awarded to 401 members this year.

Dr. Kathryn Andolsek, assistant dean for premedical education, presents a proposal for a master's degree in biomedical science.

Proposed expansion of master's degrees provokes faculty debate

The proliferation of master's degrees continues to be a hot topic among faculty.

Following a vote by its Board of Trustees Tuesday, Middlebury College announced that Trinity Dean Laurie Patton would become its 17th president.

'An excruciating choice': Patton reflects on decision to depart for Middlebury

When Laurie Patton leaves Duke this summer to become president of Middlebury College, her departure will be bittersweet.

Students report additional registration glitches, with windows open early

Reports of glitches in the registration process began rolling in from students shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

The thesis process: varied and growing

As the number of Graduation with Distinction students has increased, so has the variety of GWD programs across majors.

Patton to become president of Middlebury College

Laurie Patton, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, is leaving Duke to become president of Middlebury College.

NIH funds $1 million for study on ethical use of patient health records

The project—lead by Laura Beskow, co-director of the Program for Empirical Bioethics—will look at how patients feel about the use of their health data.

Neuroscience and philosophy seminars to inspire mingling of disciplines

The program will allow twenty leading scholars in both fields to converge at Duke for an intensive fifteen-day period where they will work collaboratively and ultimately explore new research...

Lynne O’Brien, associate vice provost of digital and online initiatives, said the number of proposals submitted by faculty members looks promising and has been growing every year.

Duke seeks faculty ideas for digital initiatives

As Duke accepts proposals for online education for the third year, the University continues to look for new ways that professors can embrace digital techniques.

Keohane gives first political theory talk since departure

Keohane, Duke’s first female president, served from 1993 to 2004 and is credited with advancing Duke’s global reputation and increasing faculty diversity.

Strategic plan aims to integrate with academic revamps

Provost Sally Kornbluth presented the University's strategic planning process to the Arts and Sciences Council Thursday, noting how it might intersect with the current system in place to revamp...