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USP Spring Symposium “Relativity” on Saturday, March 4 in Bostock Library Edge Workshop

By On January 19, 2017

Each year, members of the University Scholars Program plan, organize, and participate in a symposium of their own design. This year we have chosen the theme “Relativity.” The event will be held… 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

Campaign Stop 2016 Features University Scholars

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… 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

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