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Alumni Spotlight: John B. Guerard (B.A. '75)

Friday, June 23, 2017
In just 25 years, alumnus John B. Guerard (B.A. '75) already has had a storied career as an academic, author, and financial economist. "John is one of our eminent Duke undergraduate alumni. He’s become highly respected in his profession and has published in top journals," said... Read More »

How Factory Closures Doom the Next Generation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Atlantic
Widespread job loss can create financial and emotional stress that prevents children from attending college. The Atlantic covers a Duke study by Professors Elizabeth Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines and Christina Gibson-Davis, with a colleague at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Q&A: Helen F. Ladd and Philip J. Cook on Policy

Monday, June 19, 2017
Duke Magazine
The Sanford School has two prominent retirements this summer: Helen Ladd, whose research focuses on the economics of education, and Philip J. Cook, whose recent research has focused on the economics of crime. 

How Schools, Parents and Organizations Are Trying to Close the Achievement Gap

Monday, June 12, 2017
NPR's '1A'
The achievement gap between white students and students of color is narrowing. What will it take to close it for good? Professor William Darity, Jr. offers insights.

Professor Michelle Connolly Comments on FCC Plan to Reverse Title II Net Neutrality

Monday, June 5, 2017
Last month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put forward a notice of proposed rulemaking to scale back on net neutrality regulations and recently reopened a docket for public comments. Under the 2015 net neutrality rules, internet service providers were reclassified under Title II as... Read More »

DukeEngage in the Bull City

Friday, June 2, 2017
Chunxiao Gao, a rising sophomore studying economics and taking statistics classes, said she applied to DukeEngage Durham because she wants to venture outside of her “tiny bubble” on Duke’s campus and use her math skills to help address economic challenges in the community.

Andrea Coravos (B.S. '10) Receives Harvard Business School Dean's Award

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Harvard Business School
Alumna Andrea Coravos is a recipient of the prestigious Dean's Award for Service to School and Society at Harvard Business School. 

William "Sandy" Darity, Jr. Honored With Prestigious Award at 2017 Future of Wealth Summit

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Duke Today
Professor William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, was honored for his research related to racial inequality and the racial wealth gap in the United States at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change. 

Duke Student Shares Energy Data Analytics Lab Research With North Carolina Legislators

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Duke University Energy Initiative
As part of Graduate Education Day, alumnus Hoël Wiesner (MEM '17, B.S. '15) shared research on energy resource assessment that he and a team of students, including Samit Sura (MAE '17), developed for the Energy Data Analytics Lab.

Duke in DC Panel Leads Conversation on Artificial Intelligence and Jobs

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Duke Today
Duke in DC hosted a conversation May 10 on Artificial Intelligence and its coming effect on the job market. Rather than argue that AI will necessarily replace humans wholesale, Professor Vincent Conitzer argued that AI will likely make most jobs safer and easier.

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