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USP Seminar Host Dr. Charles Gersbach’s Lab Makes Global Headlines on CRISPR Research

By On January 14, 2016

On November 18, 2015, the University Scholars Program hosted Dr. Charles Gersbach on “Redesigning Genomes for Science, Medicine, and Biotechnology.” Dr. Gersbach is an Associate Professor at Duke University in the Departments… Read More

Luke Bretherton photographed in various locations around London, England for Kenan Ethics "Good Question" series.

Luke Bretherton: Coming to Judgment in a World of Difference

By On January 5, 2016

Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics in the Divinity School and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, joined the University Scholars for a USP Seminar on “Coming… Read More

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Campaign Stop 2016 Features University Scholars

By On November 13, 2015

            Duke Today featured a story on November 10th highlighting a new digital media project about the 2016 election campaign season, Campaign Stop 2016.  The site includes… Read More

Allegory of Progress, c. 1947 by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl, Hungarian sculptor

Retreat Symposium Discussion Recap

By On October 28, 2015

Ana’s Group A discussion on the word “progress.” Where does it come from? What do we mean by it? What does progress mean in biology? For some it’s a bad word. Progress… Read More


USP Alumnus Jacob Remes Discusses Disaster Response in the Early 20th Century

By On October 9, 2015

Jacob Remes, a University Scholars Program alumnus, completed his PhD in History at Duke in 2010.  Jacob is an assistant professor of public affairs and history at SUNY Empire State College. He studies… Read More

Ezgi Ustundag with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek

Duke senior Ezgi Ustundag writes about her experience competing on Jeopardy

By On September 23, 2015

On Jeopardy, It’s All About Timing Durham, NC – It’s not the clues, your opponents or the fact that you’re on camera. No, the hardest part about competing on Jeopardy! is figuring… 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