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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

2015 USP Retreat

University Scholars Plan for Academic Year at 2015 USP Fall Retreat

By On September 23, 2015

The University Scholars met at the annual USP Fall Retreat August 28-29, 2015 at Camp Chestnut Ridge to welcome new University Scholars, reconnect with returning Unis, and plan for the academic 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

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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 hosted our annual spring symposium. Each year, members of… 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

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USP Seminar: Narrative, science, and fear of the unknown

By On October 17, 2014

On October 16th, to a USP crowd made up primarily of scientists, Duke English Professor Priscilla Wald asked the audience to think about how the public talks about science. How do the… Read More