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USP Annual Spring Symposium “Fundamentals” Sat. Feb. 28, 9am-4pm @ The Edge/Bostock

By On February 23, 2015

On Saturday, February 28th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in The Edge in the newly renovated Bostock Research Commons, the University Scholars will be hosting our annual spring symposium. Each year,… Read More


Warren Grill: On Top of Neuro-Engineering, in the Lab and the Classroom

By On February 4, 2015

Biomedical engineer receives 2014 University Scholar/Teacher Award | Duke Today | September 18, 2014 | Geoffrey Mock Biomedical engineer Warren Grill’s research has been cited more than 6,300 times. Photo by Jared… Read More

How to Apply: For Full Consideration, Submit All Tax and Wage Forms by Feb. 15th

By On October 6, 2014

The University Scholars Program welcomes incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to Duke University.  It is not possible to apply directly to the University Scholars Program.  Read on below for more… Read More


For Whom the Muezzin Calls

By On January 16, 2015

From USP alumnus David Graham, Class of 2009, a nuanced and thoughtful article in The Atlantic, “For Whom the Meuzzin Calls,” about the controversy surrounding Duke’s decision to hold the Muslim Call… Read More

Fundamentals 2015: Dissemination

By On December 1, 2014

Once we have discovered, defined, and discussed fundamentals, how do we go about disseminating them? For instance, how do we disseminate fundamentals from the lab to the classroom, from the academy to… Read More

Fundamentals 2015: Discovery

By On November 18, 2014

Discovery determines where we begin. This sub-theme of the Fundamentals symposium asks: What are the basic building blocks of our universe, our knowledge, and how do we identify them? What are the… Read More

Fundamentals of the “Definition” group

By On November 18, 2014

What is a definition? Why is there a need for definitions? What is the role of definitions in our disciplines? How have these definitions changed historically?  Who defines? How do we define ourselves? These… Read More