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Cynthia Salaysay’s 'Private Lessons' sheds light on a private epidemic

(08/11/20 4:00am)

Is freedom from perfectionism the only way to satisfaction? Debut author Cynthia Salaysay answers this and more in her jarring novel “Private Lessons.” With all the polish of a literary and the emotion of a classical musician, Salaysay weaves together a story so beautifully vulnerable it aches. She makes a day in the life of a high school Filipina pianist a portal into one of humanity’s greatest issues —  the breaching of consent in the context of complicated power dynamics.

As online classes begin, learn more about the team helping faculty keep teaching

(03/22/20 11:47pm)

As the spread of COVID-19 led Duke to move all undergraduate, graduate and professional classes to online or remote learning until further notice, faculty were charged with a sudden shift to remote or virtual teaching. Duke Learning Innovation’s team stepped in to help.

Duke alum Kathryn Minshew launches podcast about ‘The New Rules of Work’

(01/03/20 5:01am)

Gone are the days when careers were a ladder. Here are the days where careers are a jungle gym, where jumping from one job to another is not looked down upon but perhaps beneficial. In her recently-debuted podcast “The New Rules of Work,” Kathryn Minshew, Trinity ‘08 and founder of the career-building platform The Muse, delves deep into these “new rules” of a changing workforce.

Q&A: Health data science director, former FDA Commissioner on Duke and transition to Alphabet

(10/29/19 4:17am)

Starting in November, Duke Forge Director Robert Califf will become the head of medical policy and strategy at Alphabet, Google’s parent company. The Forge is Duke’s center for health data science. Califf, vice chancellor for health data science and Donald F. Fortin, M.D. professor of cardiology, will step back from his leadership roles at Duke, but will continue to serve as an adjunct professor in the School of Medicine. 

Jason Locasale: Fighting cancer with chemical complexity and collaboration

(09/17/19 3:38pm)

The Chronicle sat down with Jason Locasale, associate professor of pharmacology and cancer biology, to explore the evolution of the path that made him one of the most sought-out cancer researchers in the world. He discussed what brought him to Duke and his research here with the Locasale Lab on metabolism in cancer. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.