Civic Engagement

Holding Power to Account: An Evening with Pulitzer-Prize Winner Corey Johnson

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th for a conversation with investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Corey Johnson at 5:45pm in Sanford 04. For parking, the Science Drive Visitor Lot and the Bryan Center Parking Garage are the cloest and easiest options. Please email katie.rains@duke.edu with any questions. Please RSVP for this event. 

AUC Annual Embassy Reception and Summer Cocktail

Duke alumni are cordially invited to join us for the American University Clubs of France's Annual Embassy Reception and Summer Cocktail on Monday, July 10, 2023, at the historic Hôtel Talleyrand.

Location: Hôtel Talleyrand, 2 Rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris

Time:  Entry will be between 18:30 to 19:30. Our cocktail with Champagne and aperitif will begin at 19:00 and will end at 22:00. There will be a welcome speech at 19:00.

Going Big: A Cross-Continental Global Health Project Aims for Systemic Change

In 2022-2023, a Bass Connections team is working to address the shortages of labor, funds and infrastructure in neurosurgical settings around the world. Using the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks - from research and technology to service delivery - team members are assessing the big-picture challenges facing these countries’ overloaded neurosurgeons.

“We are a new team ... but we have high hopes to impact not just the individuals in one country, but the systems in multiple countries.” 

Alumni Spotlight: Kaylin Tsukayama '15

As a junior undergraduate, Kaylin Tsukayama - like many college students - wasn’t sure what direction she wanted to take in her career. She was a neuroscience major and had already spent nearly three years studying the subject and working in labs; yet, she was starting to question whether she wanted to continue in a natural science field.

Student Story: Sydney Hunt '23

Engineering professors, Sophia Santillan and Rebecca Simmons, have been crucial role models for Sydney Hunt as a Black and Hispanic woman in STEM. From the start of her first year, she spent time during office hours and lunches having conversations with them about diversity and retention in STEM fields.

Exploring the Impact of Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Research Through Bass Connections

In 2013, the first Bass Connections research teams embarked on ambitious projects to tackle real-world challenges ranging from gender inequality in STEM education to children’s mental health to climate policy in the U.S. to rural poverty. Since then, the program has supported nearly 500 interdisciplinary teams and brought together more than 4,000 faculty, students and staff to conduct cutting-edge research spanning dozens of disciplinary fields and world regions.

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