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Center for Leadership Development and Social Action

 

Announcement of Nominees

Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke University’s 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
Award Nominees

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Lauren Harper
Betty Chen
Adia Coley
Martha Addison Cady

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Phoebe Kiburi

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.

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Duke Pratt School of Engineering

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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Phoebe Kiburi

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.

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Passover 2017

Seder
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

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Uzoma Ayogu

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.

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Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services

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.

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Larry Moneta, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear students,

With Spring Break (for those of you who get the time off) about a week away, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you well with the rest of the semester and offer a few thoughts about current events and their implications for many of you. It is not my intent to make this a political commentary, but I want to be sure to express my concerns for the many of you who might be feeling insecure or vulnerable right now as things rapidly change in the national scene. Here’s what I want to say:

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Duke Student Health Nutrition Services

I remember several years ago as a young adolescent my daughter and her friend dressing up in homemade Halloween costumes as “We’ve Been Dumped Girls”. The costumes consisted of pjs, bathrobes, fuzzy slippers, hair in sloppy ponytails, smeared mascara and of course empty containers of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  Creative yes! Accurate? Let’s see………

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Phoebe Kiburi

Moldova, which is also called Moldavia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe; bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. Its capital city is Chișinău.

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