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Campaign Stop 2016 Features University Scholar Zach McDade, Sanford School of Public Policy

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 posts by experts, local and national… Read More

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

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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