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Exploring CUREs in DKU Courses – Diving into the Unknown Together

While Prof. Beckford is still exploring with CUREs in his chemistry courses at DKU, incorporating research in a course does not have to be limited to STEM classes and it may be beneficial to start students early. It could be done on a smaller scale, and the benefits of this type of pedagogy are very tangible and sought after. Uncertainty is an essential part of research. Let us get comfortable with it and dive into the unknown together!

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Meet Renee Richer, the 2022 DKU Teaching Award Winner

Renee Richer, Ph.D., the winner of Duke Kunshan 2021-22 Teaching Award nominated by students, has shared her teaching approaches, such as how she reaches out to students and establishes a learning community in online classes; engages students with extreme examples and relatable assignments; and guides students with personal experiences and trains students to be young scientists.

Connection and Engagement

Guided Learning Towards a Future Career

A DKU undergraduate student wrote a story about how Prof. Thaler has inspired and guided her and others to think deeply about career preparation. Specifically she has shared two learning activities: small presentation and Moot Court that the professor implemented in the course to help students contextualize and apply course content to the real word.

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Bridging Biology and Humanity

Duke Kunshan Biology Professor Katherine Robertson and literature Professor Yitzhak Lewis joined forces to teach an interdisciplinary course, Molecular, Behavioral and Social Evolution: Evolution of Genomes, Traits, Behaviors, and Societies. They emphasize the importance of cross-disciplinarity that allows the collision of ideas between students and instructors.