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DukeJourneys: Mark Hecker '03 Talks Education

Mark Hecker ’03, the executive director of Reach Incorporated, returned to campus for a DukeJourneys and Forever Duke dinner with 21 current undergraduates Thursday night at the Nasher Museum of Art. A former Duke psychology major, Mark went on to earn master’s degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (in social work) and Harvard (in education) and start Reach, all the while building on ideas fostered in a Duke independent study. The organization is an innovative school reading program in Washington, D.C., that hires teens to tutor elementary-school students in reading, helping both groups of young people to become better readers. Click…

Program Highlight: Service Opportunities in Leadership

Service Opportunities in Leadership is a nationally recognized, intensive 12-month leadership program for Duke undergraduates that combines academic study, community-based research, critical reflection and mentoring. SOL includes a preparation (gateway) course in the spring, a collaboratively designed research project with a community partner in the summer and a follow-up (capstone) seminar in the fall. To learn more, attend an information session Sept. 30 (5:30 p.m., Sanford School of Public Policy Rhodes Conference Room) or Oct. 20 (5 p.m., Sanford School Classroom 05). To apply, complete an application for the SOL spring gateway course, PPS 263: Border Crossing, Leadership, Value…

Program Highlight: Winter Forum 2015

The 2015 Winter Forum, To Catch a Killer: Investigating the Brain, will investigate the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system through real-life mystery theater. The Forum will be held Jan. 4-6, 2015 at the Fuqua School of Business. The Forum hosts are the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science, Duke Science & Society and Bass Connections: Brain & Society. Applications are open until Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Apply now. The Winter Forum is a campus-based, non-credit curricular experience in an intense, retreat-like setting in which undergraduates interact with graduate/professional students, alumni and faculty to explore a major global…

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