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


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


How to Apply

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

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

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Liz Brannon — Seminar on Numerical Cognition

By On December 3, 2013

Professor Liz Brannon of Duke spoke at our last Uni seminar of the semester on the very cool topic of numerical cognition in humans and other animals. Her talk focused on research… Read More


U.S. Counterterrorism Twelve Years After 9/11: A Report Card

By On September 12, 2013

On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, University Scholars gathered in Page Auditorium on Duke’s West Campus with over 1000 other audience members to listen to General David Petraeus’s conversation… Read More


Graduating University Scholars Meet with Melinda Gates

By On July 16, 2013

  On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Melinda Gates met with the University Scholars and with DukeEngage students Durham, NC – Melinda Gates called on Duke graduates Sunday to “change the way you… Read More