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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

fear of unknown wald seminar

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

Cheating birds, faithful friends and a passion for research

By On October 22, 2014

Irene Liu’s talk on “Sperm competition, infidelity and the hunt for reproductive proteins in birds” was as engaging as a really good mystery novel and as informative as your Introduction to Biology… Read More

GridCure co-founders Tagg Jefferson and USP alumnus Albert Hu

Eight Ways to Be an Outstanding Entrepreneur

By On September 19, 2014

USP alumnus Albert Hu provides insights in this article from The Financial Post on “Eight Ways to Be an Outstanding Entrepreneur.”  Albert and Tagg Jefferson co-founded GridCure Inc, which won the outstanding… 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