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  • SSRI updates IT policies

    SSRI updates IT policies

    SSRI has updated its IT policies and procedures. Why? To protect you. To protect Duke. To protect data.

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  • DIBS Goes Underground

    DIBS Goes Underground

    The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has moved into a new 10,000+ square-foot space, including community gathering spaces, laboratories, and offices. Come visit!

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  • Building Interdisciplinary Communities

    Building Interdisciplinary Communities

    The Forum for Scholars & Publics hosted Susan Roth & Ed Balleisen as they discussed the past & future of Duke's interdisciplinary communities

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  • Voices of Home

    Voices of Home

    The Kenan Institute for Ethics is hosting the exhbition "Voices of Home" with photos & text by 14 Iraqi refugee women who resettled their families in Durham

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Impact

    Celebrating 10 Years of Impact

    The Nicholas Institute begins a monthly series on their work's lasting impact on environmental policy. Learn more on Twitter: #NIEPS10

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  • Humanities Futures program continues

    Humanities Futures program continues

    FHI's next cross-departmental seminar is brought to you by Cultural Anthropology, Dance & Literature

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  • Inaugural Fellows

    Inaugural Fellows

    Duke's new Rubenstein Fellows Academy brings in leaders who have made it to the top echelons in their field

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  • New KIE-CDS Visiting Writer Series

    New KIE-CDS Visiting Writer Series

    Eula Biss visited Duke for 2-day residency, "On Immunity: An Innoculation," part of a series co-hosted by Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics and Center for Documentary Studies

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Welcome to Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke

Duke’s reputation has been enhanced by its accomplishments in interdisciplinary studies; the interdisciplinary character of our institution attracts exceptional faculty and students, adds a critical dimension to teaching, promotes study at the frontiers of research, and aids Duke in its mission to provide knowledge in the service of society. Success in interdisciplinary studies requires collaboration across disciplines, schools, and interdisciplinary institutes; such collaborations have given rise to innovative initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education, and in faculty research and recruitment. University-wide Institutes and Centers and Initiatives – including Bass Connections, a university-wide educational initiative – are incubating some of Duke’s most exciting collaborative research and teaching initiatives, and are helping to catalyze Duke’s overarching goal of placing knowledge in service to society.

Visit our Bass Connections website

Duke offers a wide variety of interdisciplinary education experiences. One example: DIBS’ Dale Purves teaches a course on vision perception and the brain. More info >

SSRI is beta testing an online portal designed to help connect faculty and students on specific research projects based on their interest and skills. More info >

Engagement, Outreach, Social Import, Policy: Duke's interdisciplinary community has real-world impact. One example: DGHI's coordinated efforts related to Ebola. More info >

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Featured Interdisciplinary Video:

"The politics of performance"—listen to Thomas F. DeFrantz (Chair of Duke's African & African-American Studies, and Professor of Duke's Dance program) as he presents during a recent FHI's Humanities Futures program. Humanities Futures, supported by a Mellon Foundation grant, works with humanities and interpretive social sciences departments to co-convene a set of public conversations focused on disciplinary and interdisciplinary dynamics in the humanities.