New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmassesâthe North Island, or Te Ika-a-MÄui, and the South Island, or TeWaipounamuâand around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life.
My name is Ching-Yi Wu. You can call me Catherine. I am a visiting scholar from Taiwan. I am carrying out research on intellectual property law at the law school
Why did you choose to research intellectual property law?
I have been in the field of law for eighteen years now. I am a judge in Taiwan and I’ve spent ten years being a judge at the criminal court and eight years as a civil judge. Let’s just say, I wanted to try out something new. Besides, I was not going to miss an opportunity to do research in the world class university that Duke is.
That is so impressive! How did your experience as a judge affect you as a person?
Announcement of Nominees
Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke Universityâs most prestigious campus-wide honors for student leadership and service. Awards recipients and nominees will be celebrated at In The Spotlight on April 20, 2017, 5 pm, Arts Annex. The event is open to the Duke community.
In The Spotlight 2017
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Martha Addison Cady
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa which is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.
Uganda is known for its diverse landscape which encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
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 âHidden Figures.â
We begin this week by celebrating Bangladesh's independence day!
Bangladesh is a South Asian country to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal; marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger.
Jewish Life at Duke strives to make Passover at Duke a special time by providing multiple options for Seders. Students are more than welcome to attend a traditional, communal seder at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, or they may elect to attend one of the many student hosted Seders held across campus. Students are kindly asked to register for all Passover celebrations.
Passover celebrations at the Freeman Center:
1st Seder: Monday, April 10th at 7:15pm
2nd Seder: Tuesday, April 11th at 8:15pm
Matzah Brie Brunch: Thursday, April 13th from 5:00 – 8:00pm
Passover Shabbat: Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm
As we close out Black History Month - I reflect on my four years at Duke and the incredible Black leaders that have inspired me along the way.
I remember running to serve on Duke Student Government (DSG) as a senator of equity and outreach my freshman year and being devastated after losing. I thought that my tenure in student leadership had clearly come to an end because of this failure. Especially as a freshman you are typically used to coming first and being humbled by coming to Duke where you are no longer the smartest or brightest in the room is difficult.
Do your career interests go beyond the course offerings of your department? The good news for you is that students of The Duke Graduate School, Divinity School, and Master's of Biostatistics program can take courses in the other schools at Duke.