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Uni Alum David Graham joins panel at Duke on future of Confederate statues

By On September 6, 2017

University Scholar alumnus David Graham, Trinity ’09, and now a writer for The Atlantic, joined panelists at the Forum for Scholars and Publics‘ event on Tuesday, September 5 on “Taking Down the… Read More

The University Scholars Program Congratulates the Class of 2017!

By On May 26, 2017

Above:  Tina Davidson (PhD, History) shakes hands with Paula McClain, dean of the Graduate School at the PhD hooding ceremony. The University Scholars Program is thankful for the many contributions the students… Read More

Uni Austin Tate Plays Achates in First Ever Performance of Musical Version of “The Aeneid”

By On April 7, 2017

Junior undergraduate University Scholar Austin Tate (far right in above photo) straddles two worlds.  By day, he is a mechanical engineering major, minoring in visual media studies.  By night, he is Achates,… Read More

Political and Economic Relativity Discussion at USP Symposium

By On April 7, 2017

Above: University Scholars and faculty guests split into groups to negotiate trade deals. The second group for the University Scholars Symposium 2017 discussed various political and economic perspectives on Relativity. We began… Read More

Making an Impact at the USP Relativity Symposium

By On March 6, 2017

On Saturday morning, March 4, University Scholars and guests gathered for the annual USP spring symposium on “Relativity.”  The first panel featured presentations by four University Scholars, pictured above:  Tamra Nebabu (double… Read More

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: 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