Dean's Memos

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Dear Colleagues, I hope to see each of you at this week's Trinity Distinguished Lecture featuring sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. As you know, we established this lecture series last year as part of the celebration of 50 Years of Black Faculty Scholarship in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. I am... read more »

2018 Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Teaching, Diversity & Leadership Awards read more »

The time is right to focus on our core mission: teaching and learning in the classroom read more »

Recognition for MacLean, Darity, Glymph, Derbyshire, Broverman, Hargrove, Lu, Mikkelsen, Mitchell-Olds, Shaw, Springer, Walter, Yang, Rego, Sims, Dubois, Bend, Salvatella de Prada, Boatwright, DeFrantz, Hassan, Russing, Storer, and Tyson read more »

As a final contribution to the celebration of 50 years of Black faculty scholarship in Trinity College, we commissioned several videos to share and preserve parts of our history. I extend my personal thank you to each and every one of our Black faculty members for what they bring to Duke, to our students, and to our community. The events of our year of celebration are archived as a permanent... read more »

Dear Faculty, We are pleased to again announce the availability of funding for faculty to participate in a signature program of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, the Faculty Success Program. About the Program The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week Bootcamp where you will learn to: read more »

Recognition for Hansen, Yoder, Bernhardt, Ng, Neal, Khanna, Szabo, Stern, Haverkamp, Aidoo, Shatzman, de Prada, Bend, Chafe, Hogan, Pierce, Haravifard, Welsher, Wilbourn, Yang, Astrachan, Reiter, Malcolmson, Royal, Darity, Beardsley, Ramaswamy, Burton read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Outline of the focus for Trinity College in the coming year. read more »