Duke history department 114 campus drive 226 carr building (east campus) box 90719 durham, nc 27708-0719 phone: (919) 684-2343 fax: (919) 681-7670. An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty actuaries mathematically evaluate the probability of events and quantify the contingent outcomes in order to minimize the impacts of financial losses associated with uncertain undesirable events. Biology: in duke's department of biology, we conduct research in a broad range of areas: ecology (including behavioral ecology, population biology, community ecology, physiological ecology, ecosystem analysis, and biogeochemistry), functional biology at the cell and molecular level (including cellular physiology, molecular genetics.
Student laurels and honors for 2017 national, university and department awards honoring student achievement biology samantha atieno kisare won the james b rast memorial award in comparative organismal biology lydia bradford and hannah dean morris won the james rolleston prize for best literary honors thesis in a foreign language. Fred nijhout is broadly interested in developmental physiology and in the interactions between development and evolution he has several lines of research ongoing in his laboratory that on the surface may look independent from one another, but all share a conceptual interest in understanding how complex traits arise through, and are affected by, the interaction of genetic and environmental. Dr ron grunwald, director of undergraduate studies dr grunwald is the primary contact for faculty members with questions and concerns regarding the biology curriculum, as well as for students with concerns regarding the graduation with distinction.
Theses and dissertations overview of electronic theses and dissertations graduate school alumni, students, faculty, the few-glasson alumni society honors duke graduates who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their current endeavors, or their support of graduate education and students. The biology department thesis program is designed to promote, develop, and recognize individual excellence through directed independent research thesis students meeting additional requirements may be awarded honors or high honors in biology. Scott widemon (2011-2012) – unc biology honors thesis, currently medical student at columbia college physicians & surgeons nicole nebveveir (2011) – sure program, currently medical student at brown univ. Core economics courses these courses are the core, required courses for both the bs and the ba majors in economics students with credit for both ap macro and ap micro (4 or higher) may receive credit for econ 101.
Students accepted into the program will take biol 484 honors seminar during the first semester of their junior year, two semesters of biol 483 honors thesis/independent study, and one 500/600-level biology course. Department of chemistry, duke university sunday, may 14, 2017 french family science center 1 james rolleston prize for best literary honors thesis in a foreign language vania j ma 6 recognition of external honors and awards zimu wang, bs, chemical biology concentration john p white, ab kelley m white, bs, pharmacology. Undergraduate study interested in learning how nature works at a level that is often deeper and more satisfying than you can find in other areas of science or in engineering if so, explore physics — a discipline that's so much more than the study of matter and energy. Duke prehealth students have many different majors from biology or chemistry to english or history some study abroad in costa rica, africa, china, and spain others spend time at the duke marine laboratory and study in the duke in new york and duke in la programs.
Biology and biotechnology senior honors research projects (also know as honors thesis projects) are intended to give honors-caliber students first hand experience in designing and carrying out biological research on a subject of interest to them. Below you will find a listing of mathematical papers senior honors theses/graduation with distinction papers, directed by mathematics faculty members published papers papers presented by undergraduates at national mathematical society meetings see duke libraries for archived versions of recent honors theses. Category: antiviral innate immunity my thesis research focuses on understanding how rna viruses, in particular hepatitis c virus (hcv), avoids detection by the antiviral innate immune system, a host defense program.
Honors thesis/graduation with distinction: honors thesis students work with their mentors to develop an original research question, test it empirically (with data analysis), and write a thesis for a professional audience and possible publication students also defend their thesis in an oral exam with their thesis committee. I did my senior honors thesis under the guidance of dr kalin vetsigian (systems biology), where i was exposed to bacterial phylogenetics and coding in r my first rotation at duke university was in dr jack keene’s lab. My thesis offers a critical analysis of stuyvesant town, a housing development built in new york city in 1947 at this time, stuyvesant town was the largest redevelopment housing project ever built in the united states aand. 14 courses required 10 courses (core, global and region) at least eight must be at or above the 200 level at least two must be at or above the 400 level (including the ics capstone or ics honors thesis seminar) 4 foreign language co-requisite courses must be in one language course distribution summary.
Above: abena ansah-yeboah, undergraduate university scholar, proudly displays the banner for the duke university class of 2018 the university scholars program is thankful for the many contributions the students graduating this year have contributed to the usp during their time at duke. Millersville university - departmental honors thesis the departmental honors thesis is the culminating experience for english majors the thesis provides the english major with the titles of these courses. Biology/biotechnology honors thesis project pdf format ( 5/1/13) jmu honors college general description of project: biology and biotechnology have emerged as the pre-eminent sciences of our times, impacting society on issues as diverse as environmental deterioration, global warming, energy production, human reproduction, science education and the battles against cancer, pathogens and age. For those who are planning to apply to the school of medicine at duke university, our academic expectations will include multidisciplinary coursework in a number of areas and completion of the mcat examination cellular biology: public policy, political science, religion, etc and may be accomplished through an honors thesis or.