The Duke Digest - June 10, 2011
In Today's Issue:
- President Brodhead to Discuss Research, Visit Alumni in Washington Next Week
- Duke Researcher Among Recipients of $37.8 Million in DOD Research Funds
- Duke Law Announces New Center for Judicial Studies
PRESIDENT BRODHEAD TO DISCUSS DUKE RESEARCH, VISIT ALUMNI IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK
Duke President Richard H. Brodhead will travel to Washington, DC next week to discuss university priorities with policymakers, administration officials, alumni, and other friends of Duke.
Brodhead's agenda while in DC includes highlighting the importance of continued funding of basic research and student aid and attending the Duke Club of Washington's annual DCW Congressional Breakfast. This year's breakfast will feature remarks by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a 1988 graduate of the School of Medicine.
The Department of Defense (DoD) on Wednesday announced plans to award $37.8 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of research instrumentation. The 165 awards to 83 academic institutions are being made under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The awards are expected to range from $50,000 to $990,000 and average approximately $230,000.
Duke researcher David R. Smith,
a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among the
winners of the FY2011 DURIP competition.
$37.8 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment (Defense.gov)
David R. Smith's webpage (duke.edu)
DUKE LAW ANNOUNCES NEW CENTER FOR JUDICIAL STUDIES
Duke Law School has established a new Center for Judicial Studies and a master’s degree in judicial studies to address a need for advanced educational opportunities for judges and to support scholarly research on judicial institutions and judicial decision-making.
The center takes advantage of the strength of the Duke Law faculty in judicial studies as well as empirical studies, the study of institutions, international and comparative law, public law, legal strategy, and law and economics. The center will sponsor conferences, symposia, educational programs, and publications on a range of topics relating to judging and the judiciary, and will draw faculty from other schools and departments at Duke University as well as distinguished visiting instructors from other institutions to teach and participate in programs and events.
Duke Law Announces New Center for Judicial Studies (law.duke.edu)