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Memos from the Dean

Duke Professor Michael Tomasello 2017 National Academy of Sciences Fellow “In Search of Human Uniqueness" Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:00-5:00 p.m. Lecture: Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center Reception: The Landing, Bryan Center read more »


Ranjana Khanna, a noted interdisciplinary and feminist scholar, has been appointed the next director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), to begin January 2018, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week. Khanna, who is a professor of English, Literature, and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, has had a long affiliation with the institute, which was created in 1999 to be a crucial... read more »


Dear Natural Sciences Faculty,   Two of the Duke Center for Genomic & Computational Biology (GCB) core facilities—the Sequencing & Genomic Technologies and Proteomics & Metabolomics cores—will move into custom-designed lab spaces in the newly renovated Chesterfield building in downtown Durham in mid-July. The new lab space will expand our capabilities and capacity to support Duke... read more »


Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and dean of social sciences, will become director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy effective July 1, 2017. She will also hold a joint faculty appointment in the Sanford School. read more »


Psychologist Harris Cooper will become Interim Dean of the Social Sciences effective September 1, 2017. Cooper, the Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor, succeeds sociologist Linda Burton and will serve a one-year term as interim divisional dean. Burton is completing her term as divisional dean and will lead Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy. read more »


Teaching for Equity Fellows (TFEF) is a professional development opportunity, an academic year-long series of workshops that provide tools for addressing issues around identity, race and racism in our classrooms. We are convening a cohort of up to 20 faculty from Trinity College for the 2017-2018 academic year. read more »


Recognition for Weeks, Namakkal, Nechyba, Canelas, Hadjioannou, Welsh, Admay, Wasiolek, Broverman, Morris, Bivans, Thumen, Dworjan, Meyer, Doty, Bernhardt, Ng, MacKey, Supko, Jaji, Holmgren, Jimenez, Comer, McIver, Wilbourn, Warren, Hargrove, Alberts, Steorts, Beratan, Tung, Mukherjee, Machanavajjhala, Charbonneau, Tomasello, Bail, Bergelson, Humphreys, MacLean, Lentz-Smith. read more »


To continue our work on the curriculum, we anticipate a series of fall retreats with chairs, the DUS Board, ECASC, and other stakeholders, as well as a variety of town hall meetings for faculty and departments across divisions. read more »


Dear Faculty and Staff, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Trinity Distinguished Lecture series in conjunction with the celebration of 50 years of Black faculty scholarship in the college.The series will feature a Black Trinity faculty member each year and honors the excellence, innovation and... read more »


One item to bring to your attention: The pharmacy in the new Duke Student Wellness Center is open to all faculty, staff and students. This benefit is intended to support optimal wellness across the Duke Community. The new pharmacy offers: read more »


Staff thank you, invitation to take implicit bias training, recognition for Dean Ed Gomes, and important resources for staff. read more »


Professor Whaneema Lubiano (AAAS) and Professor of the Practice David Malone (Education) were honored with the Cook Society's Inaugural Raymond Gavins Distinguished Faculty Award. read more »


Recognition for Powell, McLarney, Longino, Lanzoni, Tomasello, Pierce, Roy, McClay, Rauscher, Tomasi, Lebeck, Nijhout, Conitzer, Greenside, Malone, McElroy, Makhulu, Sinnott-Armstrong, Stern, Duara, and recent book authors. read more »


During 2017, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences will celebrate 50 years of Black faculty scholarship. read more »


Duke Joins Peer Universities in Filing Legal Brief Opposing White House Immigration Order and Provost's Forum on Policing Color: Black, Brown & Blue. read more »


Availability of a folder, a brochure and a cost of living comparison flyer with Durham highlights. read more »


Recognition for Bonilla-Silva, Haynie, Vanberg, Derbyshire, Mikkelsen, Roizen, Schmid, Cetinkaya-Rundel, Dunson, Everitt, Forte, Hayles, McClain, Buchanan, Flanagan, Liu, Lutzoni, Glymph, Aidoo, Ariely, Balleisen, Clum, cooke, Daubechies, DeFrantz, De Marchi, Hasso, Jameson, Khanna, Klopfer, Mestyan, McWilliam, Pierre, Ramaswamy, Rankin, Rojas, Staddon, Caspi, Moffitt, Petters and Dong. read more »


Provost Sally Kornbluth and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences is sponsoring a year-long faculty skills development program called Teaching for Equity. read more »


Provost Kornbluth and Trinity College are funding a second cohort of Teaching for Equity Fellows this year. Nineteen faculty are now engaged in the year-long workshop series to learn how to address issues of identity, race and racial bias in their classrooms. read more »


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