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Fulbright recipients announced

Twenty-two Duke University graduates and graduate students have been awarded J. William Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad for one year and otherwise benefit from living in a foreign culture.

The Fulbright program, founded in 1946, is the U.S. government's premier scholarship program. It was created by Congress shortly after World War II to foster understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges.

New assistant to Pratt Dean named

Deborah Ungerleider was promoted to assistant to the Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering Kristina Johnson. She comes to Pratt after four years with the Duke Clinical Research Institute-she was a program coordinator in the Clinical Education and Events Group. She is the mother of three children.

Employees allowed to donate vacation time

Duke is introducing a temporary program that allows its employees to donate accumulated vacation or paid time off to members of the community who provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Employees who volunteer for organized disaster relief efforts locally, or on the Gulf Coast, or who support immediate family members affected by the hurricane can ask to be reimbursed from this pool for time they took off.

Duke is introducing a temporary program that allows its employees to donate accumulated vacation or paid time off to members of the community who provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Employees who volunteer for organized disaster relief efforts locally, or on the Gulf Coast, or who support immediate family members affected by the hurricane can ask to be reimbursed from this pool for time they took off.

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