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Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Thumbnail Panelists for the 'Hidden No More' gather after the event, which filled Griffith Film Theater with students, faculty, staff and members of the public for a discussion and a free screening of the acclaimed film "Hidden Figures."

The achievements of women in engineering and scientific fields are more visible now than at the time of the true story told in the film “Hidden Figures.”

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Cyan DeVeaux

Hey everyone!

My name is Cyan and I am currently a freshman here at Duke. I’m from New York so I’m a bit far from home, but my experiences at Duke make it worth the travel. What I really love about my school, and part of my decision to come here, had to do with all of the opportunities that are offered. I came here telling myself to take advantage of the resources that I have while I can.

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Women's Center

Thumbnail Nominations are open for the 2017 WomC Awards in the following categories: 

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Alexandria Miller

What a great semester it has been so far! The Polished Pebbles mentorship program at Duke University kicked off this year with a wonderful group of women of color spanning all four years at Duke and from a variety of backgrounds, all coming together with one purpose in mind—success at Duke and beyond. In collaboration with the Duke Women’s Center, we were welcomed to this year’s cohort with a networking event featuring food from all of our cultural backgrounds.

Find out more about the Polished Pebbles experience.

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Zoila Airall, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life

Diversity and Inclusion are values critical to Duke University. We are a community of students, faculty and staff of different demographic backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, income level, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.  As educators we understand the importance of preparing our students to become members of a global citizenry whose workforce becomes more interconnected and interdependent with each new generation.  In Student Affairs, one of our four strategic goals is to provide education in cultural competency so that students gain a consciousness, information and knowledge about world-views and perspectives different from their own.  The opportunity to develop what many refer to as cultural fluency enables students to communicate, interact and engage effectively with people different from themselves.

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Zoila Airall, Ph.D.

Dear Colleagues,

I think it appropriate to let those who were unable to attend last night's Women's Center WomC Dinner and Award program aware of the recipients.  The evening was relaxing with delicious food and great jazz.  This morning, the staff should be basking in the afterglow.  Hope you will take the time to read about the WomC award recipients.  Zoila
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The WomC Emerging Impact Award: The Duke Men's Project - The mobilization of men on a weekly basis in the Women's Center to men's voices and privilege to combat gender violence and the reduction and elimination of the role patriarchy plays in the collegiate environment.

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Women's Center

The WomC Emerging Impact Award: The Duke Men's Project
The mobilization of men on a weekly basis in the Women's Center to men's voices and privilege to combat gender violence and the reduction and elimination of the role patriarchy plays in the collegiate environment.

The WomC Campus Impact Award: Nur Cardakli - FEMMES
Through Femmes, Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science, local elementary and middle school girls are nurtured and encouraged in the STEM fields while learning the skills to fight against institutional patriarchy that forces them to chose between being smart and being desirable.  

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Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear Duke Families,

As I look out my office window, I have the privilege of seeing our students walking (and rushing) by between classes, meals, meetings and study venues. So many things are apparent on the rare occasion that I get to just pause and admire the passersby. I notice that many seem either immune to the winter chill or in denial about the need to wear warmer clothes! I notice that rarely is anyone walking alone. Students travel in pairs, groups and masses! I notice that some kind of technological device is apparently welded to their ears or their palms (hopefully talking or texting with you). But, I also notice how remarkably different they are, reflecting the substantial and wonderful diversity within the Duke student body.

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Cleoanne B. Estrera, RN, MSN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Coordinator, Duke Student Health

Thumbnail Dear Birth Control Pill, Where’s My Period?!

I’ve been on the pill for about a year. I follow instructions, take it at the same time every day and all that, but for the past few months, I either haven’t gotten my period or I’ve gotten a REALLY small amount of bleeding at the end of the pack - like hardly anything at all. My doctor says it’s because I’m on a low-dose pill and getting a barely-there period or no period is pretty common, but I’m freaking out and running to the drugstore every month for a pregnancy test. What gives? Where’s my period?                       

--Sincerely, Anxious and On The Pill


Dear Anxious,

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Blog Author:
Kate Sayre, MPH, RDN, LDN

Beginning next Monday, February 16th, Nutrition Services is partnering with many offices across campus to host a positive body image week.  In the past, we’ve celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, but found that students are already aware of eating disorders.  Renaming the week and focusing on learning to embrace our bodies can help students to move away from some of the behaviors that might increase risk of developing disordered eating and exercise patterns.

Here’s a breakdown of the events we have going on next week, all of which are free and do not require tickets.

Monday, February 16th: