Graduation: Graduating with Distinction
The Graduation with Distinction program recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence through the successful completion of a substantive written project evaluated by a committee of three faculty members. While two candidates for graduation with distinction might, for example, work in the same laboratory and hence on related thesis topics, the thesis project is expected to be the work of each individual and evaluated separately by an appropriate committee of three faculty member. Traditionally, pursuit of graduation with distinction has been undertaken in the student’s major area of study. Indeed, all academic departments and programs offering a major, as well as Program II, have established procedures for conferring graduation with distinction on students who meet their standards and requirements. In Spring 2009, the Arts and Sciences Council approved an expansion of the Graduation with Distinction program beyond Distinction in the major to permit qualified students to undertake a thesis or other substantive project worthy of Distinction in an area outside that of the major (or Program II).
Henceforth, successful candidates for Distinction will be recognized by earning the right either to:
- Graduation with Distinction in the Major (or in Program II) or
- Graduation with Distinction (for a project not associated with the student’s major).
Each is described in detail below. This recognition is separate and distinct from Latin Honors.
Graduation with Distinction in the Major (or in Program II)
In general, qualified students seeking to graduate with Distinction in a major (or in Program II) will participate during their junior and/or senior years in a seminar and/or a directed course of reading, laboratory research, or independent study that results in substantive written work. Each student's overall achievement in the major or in Program II, including the thesis project, is assessed by a three-member faculty committee. The Graduation with Distinction program permits the awarding of Distinction at one of three levels: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction, though departments and programs vary with respect to the levels of Distinction they recognize.
Requirements of Graduation with Distinction in the Major:
Graduation with distinction (outside the major).
Beginning in Fall 2009, qualified students seeking to graduate with Distinction on the basis of a thesis or other substantive scholarly project not anchored in a major but rather based upon course work taken in a certificate program, a minor or some other elective field of study may apply for admission to the Graduation with Distinction program. Each student’s overall achievement in the field, and in particular the thesis project, is assessed by a three-member faculty committee. Graduation with Distinction may be awarded at one level only: Distinction.
Graduation with Distinction is not intended to supplant Graduation with Distinction in the Major, and therefore will not be considered for double honors (i.e., Distinction awarded in two units for a single thesis). Nor will a student be considered an eligible candidate for Graduation with Distinction who is eligible for Graduation with Distinction in the Major based on the same thesis. However, a student could be eligible for Graduation with Distinction in the Major and for Graduation with Distinction based on separate theses.
For more information and the application for Graduation with Distinction (not in a major), open the following document:
Graduation with Distinction - Double Honors for a Single Thesis Written for Two Separate Departments/Programs
In support of interdisciplinary efforts at Duke, the Curriculum Committee approved in Fall 2002 an option to permit a student to pursue double honors for a single thesis written for two separate departments or programs, an option distinct from that of completing two entirely separate theses and earning honors in each. In doing so, the Committee established certain guidelines that all departments/programs choosing to offer the double honors option must use. Students earning double honors will have both distinctions indicated on their transcript and have their names cited in both departments’/programs’ lists in the Commencement program. Whether or not to include this option as part of their Graduation with Distinction program rests with the individual academic departments and programs.
In order for a student to pursue double honors, the following guidelines must be met:
- The student must propose a double-thesis in advance to both departments/programs and seek their approval together. A student may not seek the approval of a second department or program AFTER already proposing a thesis in one department/program and beginning work on it.
- To qualify as a legitimate double-thesis, it must clearly draw on advising from and work done for both departments/programs. Specifically, the student must formulate two separate committees; only one member may be on both committees (the thesis advisor). The student must take at least one thesis-related course from each department involved, as determined by each department (e.g., thesis seminar or independent study). A double-thesis, therefore, should benefit clearly from its basis in two different departments/ programs, exemplifying a strong cross-disciplinary quality.
- Evaluation of the honors thesis must be done separately by the two committees. This means in practice that the committees may evaluate the thesis differently according to their own standards. It would be possible for such a thesis to receive highest honors from one committee and honors from the other; or honors from one, and no honors from the other. This separate evaluation process would insure that the thesis legitimately satisfies the requirements and standards of two separate departments/programs.
- Students are eligible for double honors for a single thesis only if they are majoring in both departments. Students may not use the Graduation with Distinction outside the major to earn double honors for a single thesis.
Trinity College sets no common deadline for students to submit their honors theses to their respective honors committee. However, departments and programs are expected to report to the Dean's Office by the last day of classes in the semester in which the thesis is due the names of the students who will graduate with distinction. Accordingly, departments, programs and/or honors committees should set their own deadlines for receipt of thesis projects in final form. Such dates should be early enough to insure that committees have adequate time to read, review, and evaluate the projects and be able to report to the dean's office by the last day of classes the names of students who have earned the right to graduate with distinction.
Why Pursue Distinction?
All qualified students in Trinity College are encouraged to pursue a thesis project leading to either Graduation with Distinction in the Major or Graduation with Distinction in a field unassociated with a major simply for the sake of the rewards that accrue from pursuit of independent academic research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The opportunity to forge a close personal and working relationship with one or more professors in one's field of intellectual interest is invaluable per se, and the mentor's familiarity with the student's work and potential can also be enormously helpful when the student is applying to post-graduate programs of study. Distinction, whether in the major or not, is thus not only an honor that is noted on the transcript, but can also represent a high point in the student's academic career and be beneficial to one's subsequent scholarly pursuits.
For more information about the Graduation with Distinction in the Major and the Graduation with Distinction programs contact:
Academic Dean Rachael Murphey Box 90050, 011 Allen Building Phone: 919-684-2130 Fax: 919-660-0488
E-Mail: [email protected]
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The Economics Honors Program
The Honors Program in Economics provides students with the opportunity and support to delve deeply into an intellectual interest of their own choosing through the completion of a meaningful, sustained research project. At the end of a two-semester process of defining their novel research question, designing their empirical or theoretical approach, executing the research, drafting, and revising, students have completed their honors thesis. This process typically occurs through the Honors Seminars, but can also occur through Undergraduate Research Labs or Independent Studies. Each spring, students present their research in a poster format at the Department of Economics Honors Thesis Poster Session. Students graduating in 2018 and 2019 created the four posters displayed.
The Effect of Cruise Ship Tourism on Child Health in Roatán, Honduras by Hemal Patel, Trinity ‘19
Evaluation of the Impact of New Rules in FCC’s Spectrum Incentive Auction by Elizabeth Lim, Akshaya Trivedi, Frances Mitchell, Trinity ’18
Incentives to Quit in Men’s Professional Tennis by Will Walker, Trinity ‘18
Investigating a Case of Alleged Collusion in Michigan Public Oil and Gas Lease Auctions by Lucas Do, Trinity ‘19
This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
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Soraya Durand , Stories of Violence and Peace: The Embodiment of violence in Colombia.” Kathryn Mathers (International Comparative Studies)
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Honors Thesis and Distinction
Honors program director : professor philip stern, [email protected], applications and faculty recommendations for 2023-2024 are due wednesday, march 29, 2023. apply here ..
Students pursuing distinction normally apply for a year-long senior honors seminar (HISTORY 495S/496S) in March of the junior year. In special circumstances, students may also prepare a thesis outside this sequence. Either way, most students begin their thesis research during the summer before the senior year, and all students pursuing distinction work closely with a faculty thesis advisor, usually through an independent study each semester.
Thesis writers are expected to produce a well-written research essay substantially engaged with primary sources and engaged with ongoing historiographic conversations. Most theses run 80-120 pages.
Upon its completion, the thesis will be evaluated by a committee of at least three faculty to determine the honors level of the thesis: Distinction, High Distinction or Highest Distinction. The department also recognizes senior theses with two prizes: the William T. Laprade Prize for most outstanding thesis, and the Raymond Gavins prize, awarded to an outstanding thesis in African-American history, the history of Civil Rights movements, and/or the history of the US South.
Students will also have the opportunity to archive their thesis work in the Duke University Library.
The Graduation with Distinction program is the most challenging – and rewarding – undergraduate experience that the History Department offers.
What is a Senior Thesis?
The thesis is your own work of original scholarship. The process begins when you select a question that you wish to explore in more detail and that promises larger insights into an historical time period, event, or issue. While much of the research and writing is done on your own, you work in consultation with your advisor – usually a history department faculty member – and receive critical direction and feedback from the thesis program director (another history faculty member) and other thesis writers in the weekly honors seminar (HISTORY 495S and 496S).
The benefits are both professional and personal. Writing a thesis demonstrates your capacity to become an expert in your chosen topic, develop extensive independent research skills, and to make an original contribution to historical scholarship. Just as important, the senior thesis program offers the rare opportunity to engage in a creative process that will challenge you to both gain and produce new knowledge.
The thesis is due in April of the Senior Year.
Thesis writers usually begin research during the summer before senior year. It is important to have some research in hand by the start of the fall semester because the seminar begins with writing assignments that require a significant research base. A first draft of the thesis is usually due in March and the final version in April, but you will be informed of submission deadlines. Duke and the History Department offer ample funding opportunities, such as for travel to archives or the acquisition of required research materials.
To maximize the creative process as well as provide intellectual and emotional support, thesis writers will take the year-long Senior Thesis Seminar. This seminar substitutes for the Capstone Seminar that all History majors are required to take. Students participating in the Senior Thesis program must also take at least one independent study with their thesis advisor. They may also take up to one additional independent study with the same advisor or (after consultation with the History DUS) a separate faculty member. While the thesis seminar will provide a general framework and deadlines to shepherd you through the various stages of the project, thesis writers should take advantage of these independent studies to continue research and work on their writing.
The Thesis Seminar Experience
1) Full-year admits to the thesis seminar:
- Thesis proposals will be subjected to highly rigorous standards
- Advisors must have affiliation with the History department or have a History Ph.D.
- Enthusiasm of advisors will play an important role in considerations, so early consultation with advisors is important
2) Second-semester admits to the thesis seminar:
- Students whose proposals were deemed not complete enough to merit acceptance into the thesis seminar during the first round of applications are invited to work with an advisor and submit a revised proposal in the Fall in order to join the seminar for Spring
- Students whose proposals were successful but who cannot make the Fall semester because they will be abroad are invited to the join the seminar for Spring.
- Note: in both cases, the initial proposals must be made Spring semester of the Junior Year, i.e. with all other thesis proposals (see schedule tab for information on deadlines)
Enhanced Research Experience
Most students pursue Distinction through the Honors Thesis Seminar. However, there are some circumstances in which students may need instead to work independently on a research project. For these students, the History Honors program offers a separate track known as the Enhanced Research Experience.
What qualifies as an ERE project?
- A conventional thesis produced outside the Seminar. These may include theses submitted on a different timetable from the Seminar (for example, for December graduation), or theses produced in Independent Studies without participation in the Seminar.
- Other projects – including digital projects, documentaries, exhibits, forms of creative writing – conducted under the auspices of the History department and its sponsored labs.
ERE candidates will be invited to present at one or more of the Honors seminar workshops so that they can benefit from group feedback. The timing will be determined by the nature of their project.
Requirements of ERE
- A student who develops a project that does not take the form of a research paper must submit a fifteen-page paper on his or her project, demonstrating how it is a contribution to historical knowledge .
- Candidates must inform the Honors Program Director that they will be submitting an ERE project for Honors. The notification must include a proposal for the intended project, accompanied by a letter of recommendation by the advisor, and it is subject to the approval of the Honors program.
- ERE projects will be considered for Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction. They may also qualify for the La Prade prize (note though that the prize is awarded annually in May).
- ERE projects will be evaluated based on the same criteria as theses produced in the Seminar.
Please submit your proposal well in advance of the semester in which you plan to complete your ERE project, and no later than the end of the previous semester.
If you have a question about the ERE, please write to the Honors Program Director .
How your thesis will be evaluated?
Submitted theses will be evaluated by the Honors Committee, based on the following criteria:
For Honors with Distinction, students are expected to:
- Create new historical knowledge through a significant, original historical intervention based on extensive primary-source based research.
- Develop an original, source-based argument that both engages with and extends the existing historiography.
- Present information and argument with clarity and concision.
- For ERE projects in a non-traditional format, creativity and impact may be given greater weight than other factors. However, engagement with primary and secondary sources is still required.
Exceptional theses may be granted High or Highest Distinction, and they will be considered for the annual LaPrade Prize. On top of the basic expectations, these theses must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Demonstrate exceptional significance and relevance to larger debates on topics of historical importance
- Show originality, creativity, and technical mastery in the interpretation and use of sources
- Develop an argument that reflects the complexity of human experience
- Present information and argument with elegance, originality, and emotional/intellectual resonance.
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To write a history thesis, you'll need to conceptualize a historical problem, to identify primary sources that can help you answer that problem, to contextualize and assess the evidence contained in those sources, and to construct an effective analytical argument based on that evidence. Gateway seminars and the upper level research seminars furnish great opportunities to learn the historian's craft and see whether you like this kind of work.
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Many prospective thesis writers in history would like to tackle a historical problem concerning the non-English speaking world. In many cases, students without extensive foreign language skills are able to do just that, either by relying on English-language sources, sources translated into English, or some combination of the two. But your range of options will be far, far greater if you come into the senior year with a solid ability to read a foreign language.
Identify and Frame a Question
You should choose a topic, question, or set of issues that matters to you. You will then refine that question into something that is feasible with the time and sources available.
The best honors theses generally consider very focused topics, through which authors can explore broader questions of historical and contemporary importance. You can see a wide range of past theses here .
You will need to ground your thesis in primary sources, which may be written (such as documents), visual (such as posters), aural (such as recordings), or a combination (such as films). For topics in recent history, you might also consider collecting oral histories, although in most cases you will need to seek approval from Duke Institutional Review Board (IRB) before you begin your interviews. The librarians at Perkins-Bostock can provide indispensable guidance for tracking down primary sources at Duke and beyond. Many thesis students also take advantage of the vast archival holdings in Duke's Rubenstein Rare Books & Manuscript Library .
Your thesis should make a contribution to historical knowledge. If you frame your research appropriately — by choosing a compelling historical question for which adequate sources are available — your thesis will meet this standard. In some cases, you may look at sources that no one has considered before. In other cases, you make look at the same sources used by numerous other historians, but extract evidence from them that they have overlooked, or ask questions of them that no one has previously thought to pose.
Your proposal should take the form of an application essay, approximately three to four pages in length. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the name of your faculty advisor. Make sure that your proposed advisor is both willing and able to oversee your research. The completed application can be submitted here . Faculty advisors should send their letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] . See top of this page for current deadlines.
The body of the proposal should cover the following main elements:
- Descriptive title succinctly defining your topic.
- Brief description of your topic, including your principal research question.
- Brief description of the primary sources that you will use to answer your questions.
- Brief description of the scholarly literature that bears on your topic.
- One-page bibliography listing the most relevant primary and secondary sources to your inquiry.
- (Optional) Funding application (1-2 pages)
(1, 2) Your title and topic
In two to three paragraphs, identify the historical problem that you propose to investigate, suggest how you propose to investigate it, and explain why anybody should care about it. In doing this, you should be able to craft a title for your overall project.
(3) Your primary sources
Here, in a further two to three paragraphs, you should show that you have begun to identify accessible sources that will allow you to answer the questions you would like to pose. Will your research be rooted in a particular archive or archives? Digital collections? Bodies of printed or visual sources?You should also indicate how you intend to make use of those sources. You can find leads to possible sources can come from several places, including the bibliography and footnotes of relevant historical scholarship, online databases and catalogs available through the Duke library portal, and consultations with your faculty advisor as well as library or archival staff.
As you think about available primary sources, remember that nothing inherent in the source makes it “primary” — it all depends on the questions you ask of the source.
(4) Your secondary sources
Writing a piece of original research involves joining a conversation already taking place about your topic. You want to familiarize yourself not only with what already has been said but also with the terms of the discussion. Engaging some of the relevant scholarly debates distinguishes a more engaged, analytical research project from a merely descriptive one.
(5) Your bibliography
List the primary and secondary sources you have identified to date.
The proposal you submit constitutes only a starting point; a way to show your seriousness of purpose and viability of your task. Research likely will take you in unexpected directions and topics may shift significantly, but the proposal offers a good vantage point from which to begin.
Finding that vantage point need not be a lonely task. Enlist the help of librarians, the honors program director, and other faculty members in addition to your advisor. One of the most rewarding aspects of the thesis experience is the chance to work closely with other scholars. Those students who make the most of the advising process generally craft the best proposals, and get off to the best start with their research.
(6) Your Funding Application
If you would like to apply for departmental research funding—for example, to undertake archival travel over the summer—please include (a) a detailed budget, (b) a 1-2 paragraph description and justification of your request, and (c) if applicable, a list of other funding sources for which you have applied (and whether they have been received).
Junior year, spring semester.
- Discuss research interests with faculty and subject area librarians
- Consult with relevant faculty and identify thesis advisor
- You may apply for departmental research funding along with your thesis application, or subsequently. You should also explore funding opportunities elsewhere and inform the History department if you receive grants from other sources at the university. See https://undergraduateresearch.duke.edu/opportunities for information on those grants.
- Apply here .
- Early April (course registration): If you are admitted to the thesis program, you will enroll in the thesis seminar (HISTORY 495S) and an independent study with your thesis advisor (HISTORY 393) for the following Fall.
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Thesis research, senior year.
- Take HISTORY 495S (Thesis seminar)
- Take HISTORY 393 (independent study) with your thesis advisor
- Take HISTORY 496S (Thesis seminar)
- Take HISTORY 394 (independent study) with your thesis advisor (optional)
- Late April: Submit completed thesis
Every year many History Senior Honors Seminar students conduct research away from Durham, including travel outside the United States. Rising seniors often undertake such trips during the summer before the senior year with additional research travel undertaken while enrolled in the honors seminar (during Fall and Spring Breaks, as well as between semesters). Even if your sources are concentrated in Durham, it may be advisable to stay to begin your research in early summer or to apply for support to return at some point over the summer. Additionally, almost all History honors students will incur non-travel related research costs (such as photocopying) that can be covered by the program.
There are several opportunities for funding that students can pursue to support their research. A good place to begin is with the Undergraduate Research Support Office .
The History Department has funds for summer research as well – both for rising seniors to do thesis research and for rising sophomores and juniors interested in exploratory research. All applications and expenses must be approved prior to expenditure; if awarded funding, the department will work with you on the best way to disburse funds for your particular request.
We invite students who might be considering a thesis earlier in their junior years, as well as students in their first and second years, to submit proposals to pursue preliminary research on a topic that might develop into an honors thesis. We will prioritize proposals to pursue primary research (such as archival or library research, oral history projects, developing digital resources, or obtaining access to primary sources held by private individuals and organizations), but also will consider proposals for training in languages or methodologies that might further your future research. We also will prioritize declared History majors, although the competition is open to non-majors. Please submit a two-page proposal describing your research and/or training plans and a one-page budget including travel, living, and research expenses as well as a note indicating any other funding for which you have applied. You should also arrange to have a History faculty member submit an email supporting your research plan. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line "Pre-Thesis Funding Request"
The Honors Program strongly encourages applicants to pursue such support. The application process will not only sharpen the thinking behind your honors project, but also prepare you for planning and writing proposals in the future. Receiving support for your research will both enhance your thesis and provide concrete evidence of achievement for your resume. Please note that deadlines for many Duke competitions are in early March. The Honors Program Director is available to offer comments and suggestions on your applications.
- An important aspect of the Honors program is the scholarly links it forges between students and the History faculty who agree to serve as their advisors. Your participation in the program is greatly appreciated.
- Students are required to submit a proposal that is supported by a letter from their thesis advisor.
- Advisors must have an affiliation with the History department (or have a History Ph.D. if they are members of a different department or program).
- Enthusiasm of advisors will play an important role in the consideration of proposals, so early consultation between student and advisor is important.
- To that end, advisors must communicate the value of the project in their initial letters.
- Students must take at least one independent study (and up to two) with the thesis advisor either in the Fall or Spring of their Senior year.
- If they will be on leave for either semester, advisors should include that information in their letter of support
- Faculty may not advise Honors theses if they will be on leave for the entire academic year; they may do so if they will be on leave for one semester.
- In the event that they have to take leave unexpectedly, advisors should inform the Honors program as soon as possible
Evaluation process for Thesis Seminar Experience:
Thesis advisors may:
- Recommend simple Honors (cum laude) by a simple email to the DUSa, who will forward it to the Honors Program Committee. There is no need to submit a letter of justification.
- Choose not to recommend Honors. In this case the advisor must write a letter to the Honors Program Committee explaining the decision.
- the advisor must write a detailed letter to the Honors Program Committee in support of their recommendation. The Honors Committee retains the prerogative to make an award that diverges from the advisor recommendation.
- if an advisor considers that the thesis merits a departmental prize, the advisor must write a detailed letter to the Honors Program Committee in support of this recommendation.
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Congratulations to the following student award winners from Duke University units in 2020.
African & African American Studies
John Hope Franklin Award for Academic Excellence: Elizabeth DuBard Grantland
Karla FC Holloway Award for University Service: Beza Gebremariam
Mary McLeod Bethune Writing Award: Jenna Clayborn
Walter C. Burford Award for Community Service: Kayla Lynn Corredera-Wells
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Visual Art Award: Paulina Asturias
Nancy Kaneb Art History Award: Ashleigh Cheryl Elizabeth Smith and Jessica Chen
Sue and Lee Noel Prize in Visual Arts: Kyle Paul Harvey
Visual Studies Initiative Award: Charles Shepard Berman, Cyan Jade DeVeaux, Paloma Jasmine Rodney and Sonia Fillipow
Arts of the Moving Image
Outstanding Undergraduate Filmmaker Award: Joshua Alex Yip
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Outstanding AMES Honors Thesis: Jessica Marlow
Asian Pacific Studies Institute
Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarship: Yutao Gong, Michael Tan, Alethea Toh and Qingning Zhang
ACC Plaque for Excellence, Scholarship and Athletics: Eoin P. Gronningsater and Alyssa Jean Marsh
Biology Faculty Award : Katja Helgeson Kochvar, Tanmayi Deepak Vashist and Frederick Max Xu
Edward C. Horn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology: Nathan Christopher Shaul
Excellence in Plant Science Prize: Barbara Lynn Weaver
James B. Rast Memorial Award in Comparative Organismal Biology: Lucy Michelle Greenwald
Maggie Schneider Award in Marine Biology: Alexandra Eva DiGiacomo
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Chair's Academic Recognition Award: Elizabeth Lydon
Outstanding Master's Project Award-Clinical & Translational Research: Andrea Fay Carmack
Outstanding Master's Project Award-Data Science: Yiqi Yao
Outstanding Master's Project Award-Methodology: Noah Thomas Graham
Overall Academic Excellence Award: Xianglin Zhao
Student Leadership Award: Elizabeth Lydon
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry: Azim Dharani
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Jea Hyun Kim
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry: Jenny Lee
Department of Chemistry Award: Kunal Shroff
Merck Index Award: Bryce Filip Starr and Elena Anne Puccio
Classical Association of the Middle West and South Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies: Sean Kassim Fern Rafique
David Taggart Clark Prize in Classical Studies: Gretchen Elise Wright and Katherine Brookshire Owensby
Outreach Prize: Saumya Sao
Alex Vasilos Award: Caroline Linjun Wang and Sachit Menon
DeNardis Award: Belanie Nagiel and Shrey Gupta
Judith McDade Prize in Cultural Anthropology: Isabel Panno Shepard
Paul Farmer Award for Justice and Social Responsibility: Kayla Corredera-Wells
Julia Wray Memorial Dance Award: SarahAnne Perel and Connie Zhou
Clay Taliaferro Dance Award: Cordelia Hogan
Dance Writing Award: Cordelia Hogan
Doctor of Physical Therapy
ACAPT National Student Honor Society: Bryce Joseph Olsen, Jessica Danielle Mah, Meghan Babcock Hartman, Melissa Carolyn Minniti, Morgan Mummey Semmel and Sierra Alexandra Muir
Cultural Diversity Award: Yusra Shaukat Iftikhar
Diversity and Leadership Scholarship: Aakriti Agrawal, Andy Seraphin, Logan James Couce, Luis Felipe Freile, Madeline Anne Roberts, Poli'ala Alexis Warwick, Vaclav Bednar, Yusra Shaukat Iftikhar
Duke DPT Student Excellence Scholarship: James Mitchell Lane, Jessica Danielle Mah, Lisa Hannah Shirafuji, Logan James Couce and Meghan Babcock Hartman
F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship: Bryce Joseph Olsen, Courtney Grace Perkins, and Melissa Carolyn Minniti
Helen Kaiser Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association Award: Yusra Shaukat Iftikhar
Helen Kaiser Physical Therapy Scholarship: David Matthew Rowland and Nicolette Rae Ingel
Jan Gwyer Student Recognition Award for Academic, Clinical, and Scholarly Excellence: Lisa Hannah Shirafuji
Robert Bartlett Student Recognition Award for Service and Leadership Excellence: James Mitchell Lane
Julia Harper Day Award for Documentary Studies: James Alden Robinson
Duke Divinity School
Award for Excellence in Bible: Caleb Neal Punt and Timothy Stephen Holm
Frederick Buechner Writing Award: Shelley Catherine Leazer
Heitzenrater Award for Excellence in History: Jennifer Young Tu
Hoyt Hickman Award for Excellence in Liturgics: Hannah Marie Sipes
Jameson Jones Preaching Award: Camille Arianna Loomis and Orlander Ray Thomas
McMurry Richey Award in Field Education: Claire Elizabeth Latimer-Dennis and Saul Gastelum Flores
McMurry Richey Award in Missions: Howard Cha Young Kim
McMurry Richey Student Pastor: Orlander Ray Thomas
Duke Global Health Institute
DGHI Award for Exemplary Global Health Leadership: Andrea Leigh Koris, Laura Mkumba and Yadurshini Raveendran
Madeline Boccuzzi Outstanding Master of Science in Global Health Student Award: Godfrey Kisigo
Michael Merson Undergraduate Student Leadership Award in Global Health: Vincenzo Malo and Miranda Metz
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize: Erin Kay Williams, James Alden Robinson and Selin Ocal
Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award: A xel Aldair Herrera Ramos
Office of Durham and Regional Affairs
Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award : Victoria Bevard
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Thomas V. Laska Award: Jennifer Susan Marsh
Best Thesis: Ralph Ignacio Lawton
Duke Department of Economics Master's Program Award for Academic Excellence: Haolin Wu and Haoqi Tong
Duke Department of Economics Master's Program Award for Leadership: Sahil Khatkar, Samuel Andres Dinamarca De Kok and Yuhan Zheng
D.T. Stallings Award: Milan Peyton Hamilton and Michelle Ping Qiou
Dr. Phail Wynn Jr. Leadership in Education Award: Milan Peyton Hamilton and Raisa Reed
Virginia S. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award: Kaitlyn Howie
Academy of American Poets Prize: Daniela Stephanou
Award for Most Original Honors Thesis: Alice Dai and Valerie Elaine Muensterman
Barbara Hernnstein Smith Award for Outstanding Work in Literary Criticism or Theory: Brennen Michael Neeley and Megison Montgomery Hancock
George P. Lucaci Award for Creative Non-Fiction: Julia Wang, Natalie Abrams and Rayan Tofique
Louis J. Budd Award for Outstanding Work in American Literature: Arjun Jay Arora
Reynolds Price Award for Fiction: Caroline Waring
Stanley E. Fish Award for Outstanding Work in British Literature: Joel Richard Mire
Terry Welby Tyler, Jr Award for Poetry: Sophia Claire Laettner
Sara LaBoskey Award: Margaret Katherine Overton
Mossé Awards for Excellence in Research in Evolutionary Anthropology: David Jimenez-Vallejo and Jennifer Jin Han
Forever Duke Student Leadership Award
Forever Duke Student Leadership Award: Morgan Avery Bird, Francisco Crespo, Daniel James Gardner, Rose Kimberly Graves, Avani Gupta, Rashmi Joglekar, Samuel Lester, Tinashe Edward Nyanhete, Shyam Pradheep, Renee Ragin, Timothy John Skapek , Lusine Stepanyan , Diamond J. Zambrano and Linda Zhang
Fuqua School of Business
Alan D. Schwartz Award for Mentorship: Matthew Joseph Nilles
Asa T. Spaulding, Sr. Award for Leadership: Mary Claudia Fernandez
Deans' Recognition Awards: Amelia Paige Wise, Andres Nicolas Chenlo, Dawn Marshall Warren, Brittany Elizabeth Beavers, Carolyn Elizabeth Naughton, Elizabeth Claiborne Ulman, Eyal Gibstein, Federico Lupo del Bono, John Alexander MacDonald, Jonathan Thanh Khiet Pham, Jordan Michael Katz, Kedar Meghashyam Khanolkar, Kiersten Alexis Chresfield, Mariana Quintanilha Imbroisi Mattos, Mary McCallen Moser, Michael Bennett Belick, Michael Joseph Espericueta, Rachel Shannon Shapiro, Samuel Greene Klein and William Hollister Armour
Distinguished Service Award: Anna Elizabeth Sturkey, Han-Chieh Chang, Katherine Lynn Bell and Mengfu Zou
Fuqua HSM Leadership Award: Sravya Ravali Durbha, Kevin Louis O’Brien, Mariel Jean Lambrukos and Jameelah Melton
Keohane Leadership Award: George McCall Jenkinson and Sahana Qaundinya
The Breeden Award in Finance: John Brady Stovall and Willam Henry Hodges III
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Dora Anne Little Award: Erin Kay Williams
Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching: Hannah Lee Rogers, Chelsea Elizabeth Conner Garber and Cherie Conley
William T. Laprade Prize: Helena Emire Guenther
International Comparative Studies Program
Distinguished Thesis Award: Ivan Bradley Robles
International Master of Environmental Policy
Student Leadership Award: Yidan Chu
Highest Achieving Student Award: Kameron Eric Schroeder
The Distinguished Thesis Award in Linguistics: Meredith Stern Manson and Katherine Brookshire Owensby
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Julius Abele Awards, Undergraduates: Tyler Edwards, Cartier Robinson, De’Ja Wood, James Mbuthia Ndung’u, Corey Pilson, Bruny Kenou, Kelyce Allen and Kiamya Philson
Julius Abele Awards, Graduates: Chavis Jones, Morine Cebert, Jewel Scott, Renata Poulton Kamakura, Rheaya Willis, Gwenaelle Thomas and Kirsten Simmons
Excellence In Research Award: Alexandru Damian, Anne Blythe Davis and Onkar Singh Gujral
Julia Dale Prize in Mathematics: Alexandru Damian and Onkar Singh Gujral
Karl Menger Award: Albert Shaoyang Xue, Alexandru Damian, Junghyun Hwang, Junmo Ryang, Kelly Zhang, Shicheng Rao and Vinit Ranjan
Alpha Omega Alpha Amanda Rose Lucier, Cody Shaw Nelson, Reynolds Seyferth, Elizabeth Pennington Howell, Heather Rose Frank, Helen Anastasia Daifotis, Kevin Helmkamp, Kelly Lynn Buchanan, Malhar Piyush Patel, Margaret Marie Coates, Melissa Hannah Ross, Nathan Jacob Brajer, Nicole Hitesh Dalal, Rebecca Lee Vernon, Samuel Augustus Hofacker and Victoria Ann Wickenheisser
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: Robert Matthew Gramer
Brenda Armstrong Living the Dream Award: Arakua Naa Korkoi Welbec k, Peter Sandalio Callejo-Black and William Lamar Grant, Jr.
Clinical and Translational Science Award: Alan Zambeli-Ljepovic and Priscila P. Cunha
Clinical and Translational Science Institute: Motolani Oyeyemi, Robert Matthew Gramer, Seung Yong Ji and Terrell Jamar Jones
Dean's Merit Scholarship: Celia Elizabeth Reynolds, Charlton Tsai, Cosette DeChant Champion, Elisabeth Reynolds Seyferth, Heather Rose Frank, James Hilton Powers, Malhar Piyush Patel, Margaret Marie Coates, Melissa Hannah Ross, Meredith Anne Achey, Nathan Jacob Brajer, Raeann Lanae Whitney, Rebecca Lee Vernon, Sarah Katherine Nullmeyer, Seung Yong Ji, Sydney Elizabeth Reed, Thomas Isaac Neufeld and Tiffany Wei Dong
Dean's Recognition Award: Aarti Maitreya Thakkar , Deborah Motolani Oyeyemi, Jennifer Drucker Varner, Meredith Anne Achey, Oludamilola Adeola Aladesanmi, Raeann Lanae Whitney and Victoria Lee Robinson
Dean's Tuition Scholarship: Joshua S. D'Arcy, Megan Marie Smith, Nnamdi Amilo, Peter Sandalio Callejo-Black, Priscila P. Cunha and Terrell Jamar Jones
Donald B. Hackle Fellowship: Celia Elizabeth Reynolds and Jonathan Lloyd Bell
Doris Duke Award: Aarti Maitreya Thakkar, Amanda Rose Lucier, Jennifer Drucker Varner and Sruti Pisharody
Dr. Bernard Carrol Research Award: Alexander J. Hish
Duke Institute for Health Innovation Award: Christelle Kim Tan, Heather Rosett, Joshua Kevin Helmkamp, Karishma Sriram, Kristin M. Corey, Malhar Piyush Patel and Morgan Geraghty Simons
Eugene A. Stead Student Research Scholarship: Andrew Buhl Barbour, Chelsea Noel Handfield, Cierra Sooin Hong, Maya Japira Torain, Melissa Hannah Ross, Meredith Anne Achey, Raeann Lanae Whitney, Victoria Ann Wickenheisser and Vinay K. Giri
Fogerty Fellowship: Elena Rhys Cutting
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Scholar Program: Kelly Lynn Buchanan
HVTN RAMP: William Lamar Grant, Jr.
Ideal Physician Award: Elizabeth Pennington Howell
Ovarian Cancer Scholarship: Cassie L. Hobbs
Palumbo Family Award: Victoria Ann Wickenheisser
Poindexter Scholar: Chelsea Noel Handfield, Cierra Sooin Hong and Margaret Marie Coates
R. Randall Bollinger Surgical Scholarship: Elisabeth Reynolds Seyferth
Rauch Family Foundation: Robert Matthew Gramer and Samuel Augustus Hofacker
Senior Scholarship – Anlyan: Amanda Rose Lucier, Charlton Tsai, Elizabeth Pennington Howell, Joshua Kevin Helmkamp, Melissa Hannah Ross, Nicole Hitesh Dalal, Rebecca Lee Vernon, Victoria Ann Wickenheisser and Vinay K. Giri
Senior Scholarship – Barham: Alexandra V. Bocharnikov and Kelly Lynn Buchanan
Singapore Fellowship: Qi Yu
Vice Dean's Research Award: Jennifer Drucker Varner
Distinguished Military Graduate: Ethan Charles Eichelman, Katherine Louise Koprowski, William Jackson Swofford, Jackson Stone Wahl and Laurynn Garcia
George C. Marshall Award: William Jackson Swofford
Navy Federal Credit Unit All-American ROTC Finalist: Katherine Louise Koprowski
Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize: Brian Thomas Weil
Ciompi Quartet Award in Chamber Music: Caroline Linjun Wang and Daniel Love Fawcett
Duke Symphony Orchestra Conductor's Award: Robert Meese and Zoey Yunhee Kang
Henry Schuman Music Prize: Richard Clayton Delp
Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music: Amber Tiffany Wolf and Robert Meese
Paul R. Bryan Award: Jill Kathleen Jones , Jeffrey Wenjie Gu and Ryan Patrick Culhane
William Klenz Prize in Music Composition: Osman Eren Gumrukcuoglu
Outstanding Senior Thesis in Neuroscience: Vivian Wei Chen and Kunal Shroff
Office of Health Professions Advising
Raymond Lublin, M.D. Award: Bryce Filip Starr
Office of the Provost
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Grace Smith
Alona E. Evans Prize in International Law: Lama Cheri Hantash and Maximilian Moser
Elizabeth G. Verville Award: Francesca Philips and Julia Flynn Searby
Ole R. Holsti Award in American Foreign Policy and International Relations: David Frisch
The Jerry B. and Callie Irene Stone Award: Elise Noelle Sweezy and Esha Shah
The Robert S. Rankin Award for Leadership and Academic Achievement: Robert Wharton Carlson
The Robert S. Rankin Award in American Government and Constitutional Law: Breanna Bradham
The Robert S. Rankin Award in American, National, State, and Local Governments: Kevin Michael Solomon
Pratt School of Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Senior Prize: Rachael Ellen Lau
Aubrey E. Palmer Award: Kathryn Anne White
Charles Ernest Seager Memorial Award: Samantha Rebecca Archer and Siyuan Chen
Charles Rowe Vail Memorial Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award: Kerry Marguerite Castor and Grant Ethan Mak
da Vinci Award: Claire Jie Dong, Angus Li, William Ming Tian and Chris Jiayang Zhou
David Randall Fuller Prize: Joshua Robert France and Aditya Prasad Mathur
Edward D. "Ned" Light Memorial Award: Aditi Madan Pilan i
Eric I. Pas Award: Tiffany Michelle Wei
George Sherrerd III Memorial Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Feroze Kamal Mohideen and Junyu Liang
Helmholtz Award: Chris Jiayang Zhou
Howard G. Clark Award for Excellence in Research: Sabrina Wei Qi, Alexander William Wilson, Robert Wahlstedt, Adrienne Alice Hawkes, Maya Uday Sheth, Bradley Robert Foster and Andrew Ho-Fai Yeung
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Faculty Award: Zachary Bernstein, Ian Keith Eldridge-Allegra, Kathleen VanderKam
Otto Meier, Jr. Tau Beta Pi Award: Feroze Kamal Mohideen and August Tianyin Ning
Pi Tau Sigma Scholarship Award: Kaijie Chen, Benjamin Zachary Edelstein and Katherine Carey Tighe
Raymond C. Gaugler Award in Materials Science and Engineering: Jiwoo Song
Theo C. Pilkington Memorial Award: Bradley Robert Foster
Walter J. Seeley Scholastic Award: Samantha Rebecca Archer, Sarah Catherine Bland, Claire Jie Dong, Ian Keith Eldridge-Allegra, Angus Li, William Ming Tian and Chris Jiayang Zhou
William Brewster Snow Environmental Engineering Award: Alexander William Weck
Karl E. Zener Award for Outstanding Performance of an Undergraduate Major in Psychology: Ceren Ebrem
The Jerome S. Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research: Maria Elizabeth Naclerio
The Vagwala Award for Service and Leadership to Program II: Olivia Neely
Sanford School of Public Policy
Best Honors Thesis: Tyler Jonathan Kopp
Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award: Hayden Lynn Manseau
Terry Sanford Leadership Award: Kaylee Lynn Brilhart
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Guido Mazzoni Prize in Italian: Katelyn Dorothy Luck
Richard L. Predmore Award in Spanish: Carter Lovvorn
Robert J. Niess / Alexander Hull Award in French: Eli Weed, Maria Espinosa Arguello and Sophia Claire Laettner
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Annie Beery Bieber Award for Outstanding Leadership Award: Robyn Marie Mical
Distinguished PhD Dissertation: Cherie Conley
Outstanding DNP Scholarly Project Award: Brandi Lynn Gibson
Ruby L. Wilson Excellence in Clinical Practice Award: Jeremy Michael Lawson
Graduate Teaching Award: Crystal Elaine Peoples
Vorsanger-Smith Graduate Scholar Award: Kevin Robert Kiley and Zimife Uche Umeh
Undergraduate Highest Academic Achievement Award: Claudia Jean LaRose
Ida Harper Simpson Award: Olivia Falchi Simpson
Linda K. George Award: Daisy Almonte
BEST Award for Undergraduate Research in Statistical Science: Chiwan Kim
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award: Building Alliances Through Collective Engagement: Sujal Manohar
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award: Commitment to Diversity: Joanne Qiaoan Zheng
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award: Demonstration of Integrity: Harrison Sean Labban
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award: Expanding the Boundaries of Learning: Anna Cunningham and Gaurav Uppal
Distinguished Leadership and Service Award: Respect for Community: Andrew Jacinto Oliver
William J. Griffith University Service Award: Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Community: Annie Chen Yang, Axel Aldair Herrera Ramos , Ana Gabriela Ramirez, Cole Alexander Rizki, Pingyi Zhu, Shyam Pradheep
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The Honors Program was created to provide economics majors with the opportunity to delve deeply into an intellectual interest they have developed while at Duke and engage in a meaningful, sustained research project. The capstone of this program is a research paper — the honors thesis — completed during the senior year of the economics major.
The Department of Economics is pleased to be able to offer the Allen Starling Johnson, Jr. Best Thesis Prize, given yearly in recognition of outstanding research by an undergraduate and through the honors program. All theses that earn Distinction are published and available through Perkins Library.
Economics Honors Thesis: Japan's furusato nouzei (Hometown Tax): Which areas get how much, and is it really working? Kay Hasegawa Honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Graduation with Distinction in Economics in Trinity College of Duke University Duke University; Durham, North Carolina 2017
The Duke University Archives accepts departmentally-approved honors papers (also called senior honors theses) for permanent storage and makes these honors papers available to scholars throughout the world. The University Archives also collects those graduate theses produced by students of the University's professional schools. Finally, the University Archives collects those theses and ...
In support of interdisciplinary efforts at Duke, the Curriculum Committee approved in Fall 2002 an option to permit a student to pursue double honors for a single thesis written for two separate departments or programs, an option distinct from that of completing two entirely separate theses and earning honors in each.
Honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Graduation with Distinction in Economics in Trinity College of Duke University 1 The author is a Duke economics major planning to graduate in May 2012 and can be contacted at [email protected], 919-450-7316 . 2
Honors Theses | Undergraduate Research Support Office Honors Theses Duke maintains an active list of Undergraduate Honors Theses and student papers within its DukeSpace hub. Here, you can search through and access summaries, full documents, authors, subjects, advisors and more.
The Honors Program in Economics provides students with the opportunity and support to delve deeply into an intellectual interest of their own choosing through the completion of a meaningful, sustained research project. At the end of a two-semester process of defining their novel research question, designing their empirical or theoretical approach, executing the research, drafting, and revising ...
Undergraduate Honors Theses and Student papers. Theses and papers by Duke undergraduates. Recent Submissions. ... View More Subject Biomedical engineering (367) Statistics (271) Biology (261) Genetics (256) Neurosciences (249) Economics (242) Cellular biology (236) Public health ...
2020-2021 Honors Theses. Olivia de Gaudemar, ... Research Advisor: Emma Rasiel (Economics) ... 210 East Duke Building 1304 Campus Drive Campus Box 90405 Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-4351. Courses. Core Courses. Global & Region Courses. Foreign Language. Academics.
Honors theses should address non-specialist readers with an understanding of basic economics—specifically, any faculty member in the economics department regardless of sub-discipline. Although faculty are experts within their field of research, they are rarely familiar with the language and conceptual nuances of other highly-specialized ...
The department recognizes the most outstanding senior thesis of the year by awarding the William T. Laprade Prize. To earn Graduation with Distinction a committee of at least three faculty must evaluate the thesis. The committee will determine the honors level of the thesis: Distinction, High Distinction or Highest Distinction.
Examples of past Economics Honors Theses can provide some ideas for topics that you might want to pursue.; The JEL Classification Codes provide an outline of subjects in economics. You can drill down from a broad to a narrower topic to get ideas for a theses topic. The Journal of Economic Literature Literature (JEL) organizes its reviewed articles using this system, and these descriptors are ...
Honors Thesis Seminar | Statistical Science Honors Thesis Seminar STA 498S Forum for conducting original research culminating in a substantive research project suitable for submission as an honors thesis. Department consent required. Enroll Consent Department Consent Required Typically Offered Occasionally
Duke Department of Economics Master's Program Award for Leadership: ... Award for Most Original Honors Thesis: Alice Dai and Valerie Elaine Muensterman. Barbara Hernnstein Smith Award for Outstanding Work in Literary Criticism or Theory: Brennen Michael Neeley and Megison Montgomery Hancock.