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STUDENTS FLY TO THE MOON WITH A SINGER WHO CHANGED AMERICAN CULTURE

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

English Professor Thomas Ferraro pulled a fast one on his seminar students in a class on Frank Sinatra a few weeks ago. Knowing that he was working with a generation used to listening to music digitally through ear buds, he started the course playing Sinatra songs from CDs and mp3 files. Then one... Read More »


English Alum - Aaron Dinin, Co-Founder, Lead Developer, RocketBolt

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2005   Professional Title:  Co-Founder, Lead Developer   Employer:  RocketBolt ​ Professional Background: PhD in English; Senior software engineer; Founder ofa venture-backed technology startup; 2012 Microsoft Fellow; Author ofThe Krzyzewskiville Tales How has... Read More »


English Department Holds Outdoors Reading of 'The Great Gatsby,' Wednesday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

These lines are meant to be read out loud:“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms further . . . And one fine morning—  “So we beat on, boats against the... Read More »


English Alum - Holly Hilliard, Literary Assistant, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2013 Professional Title:  Literary Assistant Employer:  Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.   Professional Background:  Editorial intern at One Story magazine and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your... Read More »


English Alum - Amar Parikh, Doctor, NYU Langone Medical Center

Friday, September 9, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2009 Professional Title:  Doctor Employer:  NYU Langone Medical Center   Professional Background:  After graduation, I went to medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a prominent medical school in New York City known for both its commitment to East Harlem... Read More »


English Alum - Cory Massaro, Software Engineer, Google

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2010 Professional Title:  Software Engineer Employer:  Google   Professional Background:  After graduating, I did an M.A. in Comparative Literature and another in Computational Linguistics before moving to my current role. How has being an English graduate from Duke... Read More »


English Alum - William Cano, Vice President, HSBC Bank USA

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2007 Professional Title:  Vice President, Senior Payments & Cash Management Sales Officer Employer:  HSBC Bank USA   Professional Background:  Financial services sales professional at DTCC, JPMorgan Chase and HSBC Bank USA How has being an English graduate from... Read More »


English Alum - Allison LeCavalier, Project Management Associate, BlackRock

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2013 Professional Title:  Project Management Associate Employer:  BlackRock   Professional Background:  Before transitioning to my current role, I was a client services Analyst at BlackRock. My role involved providing day-to-day technology support to users of a... Read More »


NEW PROGRAM TO EXPAND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. -- With the help of a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Duke University is creating a program that will enhance the curriculum and expand career opportunities for doctoral students in the humanities. The three-year grant from the NEH will be matched... Read More »


DukeHub Replaces ACES for Students, Faculty, Advisers

Monday, August 8, 2016

DURHAM, NC - Starting August 6, students will no longer access ACES to view course information, register for classes, update their personal data and accept financial aid. Duke's Student Information and Services System (SISS) is launching the first phase of a new portal called ... Read More »


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