Join the Bass Connections Research Project: Politics and Polarization in Mainline Protestant Congregations
About the Project: Professors in Duke Sociology and Political Science are launching a new project to explore political polarization in Mainline Protestant congregations. After gathering and analyzing data from clergy interviews, sermons, and surveys, the research team will develop recommendations to clergy for facilitating productive dialogue and bridging political differences.
Why Join the Research Team: In addition to earning course credit, you will hone skills employers and graduate schools are looking for: data analysis, team work, oral and written communication. This is also a great opportunity to strengthen your social networks by working closely with professors and Ph.D. students.
For more information, email Dr. Erin F. Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit this link: https://bassconnections.duke.edu/project-teams/politics-and-polarization-mainline-protestant-congregations-2022-2023.
The Kenan Institute for Ethics seeks a communications specialist to produce content related to its summer programs, design and produce printed materials, perform website and newsletter updates and maintenance, and assist program directors and staff with publicity for events, announcements, calls for applications, etc.
Skills involved may include: research, interviewing, photography/videography, writing, copy-editing, editing, photo/video editing, graphic design, print design, and website editing and publishing. Familiarity with Wordpress and newsletter platforms like Constant Contact and Mailchimp desired.
- Produce written and multimedia stories on summer programs for the Kenan and DukeEngage websites. Write and/or edit story contributions from guest writers and students, embed photographs and other media, format, publish on website, and promote via Kenan and Duke communications channels.
- Produce social media content for Kenan and DukeEngage platforms.
- Produce 2-3 newsletters with Kenan stories and Kenan news, events, opportunities. These should go out in late August and late September (1 newsletter focused on Kenan stories for a broader audience, 1-2 newsletters focused on Duke or Durham-specific events, announcements, CFPs, etc. for segmented audiences like Duke faculty, Duke undergrads, etc). Produce DukeEngage newsletters as needed.
- Update and maintain DukeFlyer feeds (this will be more important after semester begins when students return to the building)
- Design printed materials (Good Pursuits, Pursuing the Good postcard), and work with vendors to produce and distribute them.
Website editing and publishing, newsletter maintenance
- In consultation with faculty, program directors, and other staff, remove outdated material from the Kenan and DukeEngage websites and update with current fellows, events, programs, etc.
- Create new program pages as necessary. Work with faculty directors and other staff to write copy, produce graphics, edit and upload videos, and incorporate into existing website structure.
- Publish announcements, events, opportunities, CFPs, etc., on websites. May also require designing graphics and promoting events/opportunities through additional websites, DukeFlyer, newsletters, email, social media, and outreach.
- Clean up Kenan newsletter subscription lists, removing bounced emails, updating lists, and creating new segmentations (e.g., current students, faculty, community members, alumni).
Other job duties may include: Supporting program coordinators during tabling or outreach events during and after orientation week. Position will run summer and early fall (approximate dates might be mid-June through late September). If you are interested, email Ada Gregory (email@example.com) with a cover letter and resume.
Thinking about law school? Starting in the Fall? The Duke Law Summer Institute on Law and Policy is a great way to try it before you buy it—or get ready for it—by learning from premier Duke Law faculty.
Course offerings in the 2022 Duke Law Summer Institute on Law and Policy
focus on topics important to future law students and future lawyers, as well as to individuals in other fields who are seeking an accessible introduction to U.S. law and legal institutions. The courses include an introduction to thinking like a lawyer, an introduction to the law school experience and how to succeed as a law student, and an introduction to U.S. constitutional law.
The Institute is offered in two sessions this summer, July 5-14 and July 18-28. Each course is designed to provide an accessible introduction to the pertinent legal and policy subject matter. Those who are potentially interested in attending law school, or who are about to begin law school, are especially encouraged to enroll.
Registration is now open!
In each two-week session, live, interactive classes will be held online three evenings a week, from either 5:45-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Institute will hold virtual special events on legal careers and applying to law school, and faculty will be available for one-on-one counseling sessions.
- Thinking About Law School (or Starting Soon)? How to Succeed as a Law Student (5:45-7:15 p.m.) – Professor Doriane Coleman, recipient of Duke Law's Teacher of the Year award, and a longtime member of the Law School's Admissions and Financial Aid Committee
- From Congressional and Presidential Power to Liberty and Equality Rights: Introduction to Constitutional Law (7:30-9:00 p.m.) – Professor Neil S. Siegel, the David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke Law School, and Director of the Summer Institute on Law & Policy
- How to "Think Like a Lawyer": Introduction to Legal Reasoning (5:45-7:15 p.m.) – Professor Neil Siegel
Duke’s Office of Undergraduate Research Support provides updated information about the latest research funding opportunities for Duke students. Check out the Undergraduate Research Support Programs here.