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Last year, five Duke University faculty members set out to build skills and add new dimensions to their work. In these excerpts from their Faculty Teaching/Research Enhancement Grants (FTREG) reports, they share what they undertook and how these experiences will help them and their students. Improvisation Jody McAuliffe, Theater Studies and Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences I took the Summer Intensive in improvisation offered at the iO Theater in Chicago. Widely considered the premier… read more about Five Scholars Find Creative Ways to Strengthen Their Research and Teaching »

We invite students – those majoring in our department as well as non-majors looking for interesting courses – to explore our offerings for Spring 2021. As always, we provide a wide variety of culture and language courses focused on Eastern Europe. Below is a sampling of our classes.   Selected Spotlighted Courses Modern Jewish Identities: Between Eastern Europe and the United States – POLISH 275S Beth Holmgren Mondays/Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 p.m. Online The greatest influx of Jewish immigrants to the United States (1880-… read more about Spotlighted Spring 2021 Courses »

Duke faculty members throw themselves into remote and unfamiliar environments for their research.  From exploring villages in West Africa to traveling by train in the far corners of Siberia, remote research has taught faculty valuable lessons about working and living.  Eve Duffy, associate vice provost for Duke Global Affairs, said traveling teaches vital traits to help during this time: flexibility, patience and forming a positive outlook. “Our faculty know everything isn’t going to work out how they anticipated when they… read more about Distancing Lessons from Faculty Who Travel to Remote Places »

DURHAM, N.C. -- Eighteen Duke students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright placements to teach English, study and do research abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fulbright US Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering opportunities in over 140 countries. The Fulbright award is designed to facilitate cultural exchange and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. The awards are announced on a… read more about Eighteen Duke Students And Alumni Awarded Fulbright Scholarships »