Academic Newsflash!

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Students Publish Op-Ed in The Herald-Sun

Two students from the new DukeEngage Miami program, Brenda Onyango and Ritika Patil, tackle the topic of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.–Mexico Border in an opinion piece titled, "Children in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time." Read the article from the 2 August 2014 edition of The Herald-Sun.

Also visit the DukeEngage Miami program blog for insights from all student participants.

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    • DukeEngage Miami student participants, Summer 2014

Many Congratulations to Our Newly Minted Certificate Grads!


Read their full bios in the 2014 Certificate Alumns page. There, Angie talks about her favorite Latino/a Studies course and being introduced to a new language by which to articulate and negotiate her Latina, Chicana, and Tejana identities. Ricki elaborates on her career objectives as a physician. And Kim offers thoughtful insights on her critical undergraduate formation.

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    • Kimberly Higuera, Rickelle Hernandez, and Angie Diaz (left to right), photographed with their just earned Certificates at our celebratory lunch.

Spring 2014
LSGS Undergraduate Research Support

participated in the Clinton Global Initiative University.


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National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS).


Jessica del Villar and Deanna White attended the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting at Arizona State University. Their thoughts on attending CGIU, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges:

It’s safe to say that our experience at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference was unlike any other conference we had previously attended. From meeting hundreds of eager entrepreneurs to having the honor of listening to such influential politicians and social changers, we were able to participate in an extremely productive weekend full of ideas and support. Leaving this conference, we both felt very inspired to put our commitment into action. Sin Excusas Ni Maldades is a program centered on educating migrant farmworker women about abuse in the fields. As part of our venture, we have committed to working with farmworker communities in rural North Carolina to create self-sustaining workshops that will bring together women with different experiences and empower them to share their stories and protect themselves from maltreatment.

Although farmworkers are a population that does not receive a lot of attention, we believe it is extremely important to provide for those who provide for us. Through this venture,  we hope to connect more with the migrant farmworker community in North Carolina and learn more about the issues they face.


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