Alumni News

A red-fronted lemur in Kirindy Forest, Madagascar, tanks up at a watering hole. (Photo: Caroline Amoroso)
Lemurs go out of their way for clean water
Thursday, February 20, 2020

12 Duke Graduates Named Fulbright Scholars
Monday, February 22, 2016

For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The... Read full article »
Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) – Mang’ula, Tanzania
Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) – Mang’ula, Tanzania
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Professor Tom Struhsaker (left) and Ruth Steel Mock (PhD, 2012) (right) pause for a picture during fieldwork in Magombera forest in Mang'ula, Tanzania. The two were observing Udzungwa red colobus monkeys in preparation for Steel Mock’s dissertation research on how ecological factors influence the... Read full article »
Marisa Macias (PhD, 2015) – Johannesburg, South Africa
Marisa Macias (PhD, 2015) – Johannesburg, South Africa
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Marisa Macias (PhD, 2015) studies fossils of the 1.98 million year old hominin species Australopithecus sediba in a lab at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Macias studied functional integration of the musculoskeletal system of the upper limb in apes, humans, and... Read full article »
For the Love of the Game
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

During her junior year at Duke, Prim Siripipat '03 felt her tennis career was coming to an end.She had played since she was 7, training alongside a young Andy Roddick and rising as one of the top ten players in the United States by the time she was 17.But years of rigorous training and competing... Read full article »
Lead Author Learned to Love Research at Duke
Thursday, August 14, 2014

When Bob Cieri first arrived at Duke, he envisioned becoming an ecologist who worked in the field, not someone who’d flourish in a lab. All that changed during his four years at Duke. Now, three years out and happily ensconced in his first year of graduate school in biology at the University of... Read full article »
Society Bloomed With Gentler Personalities and More Feminine Faces
Friday, August 1, 2014

Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread. A new study appearing Aug. 1 in the journal Current Anthropology finds that human skulls changed in ways that indicate a lowering of... Read full article »
Kathleen Grogran (PhD, 2014) – Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC
Kathleen Grogran (PhD, 2014) – Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kathleen Grogran (PhD, 2014) shares a moment with Aracus, a ring-tailed lemur at the Duke Lemur Center. Grogan’s research involved, among other things, exploring the ways in which genetic diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex was advertised through scent marking in both captive and... Read full article »
Sucker-footed Fossils Broaden the Bat Map
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats live nowhere outside their island home, but new research shows that hasn't always been the case. The discovery of two extinct relatives in northern Egypt suggests the unusual creatures, which evolved sticky footpads to roost on slick surfaces, are primitive... Read full article »
Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) – San San Pond Sak, Panama
Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) – San San Pond Sak, Panama
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) poses next to an Antillean manatee at San San Pond Sak Wildlife Refuge in Panama. This young female was the first, and so far only, manatee to be successfully captured and radio-tagged in Panama. Her movements were tracked by satellite for 45 days before the... Read full article »