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Duke UCEM Director Jacqueline Looney Featured in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Jacqueline Looney, director of the Duke UCEM, recently spoke to The Chronicle of Higher Education about lessons learned in the 30 years she spent recruiting and supporting graduate students of color:

Faculty involvement was — and still is — the single most important part of this strategy. Most of my first few years on the job were spent meeting with, and listening to, faculty members across departments to learn what they looked for in prospective students.

Read the full interview at

Johnna Frierson, PhD

UCEM Collaborator Johnna Frierson Named NRMN Mentor of the Month

Johnna Frierson, Ph.D., a member of the advisory committee for the Duke University Center of Exemplary Mentoring, has been recognized as Mentor of the Month by the National Research Mentoring Network, which works to provide researchers at all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity, and culture. Frierson is director of diversity and inclusion at the Duke Pratt School of Engineering.

Read her Q&A with the NRMN

UCEM launch in the news

Two news organizations in the Triangle area — The Duke Chronicle and the Daily Tar Heel — wrote about the launch of the UCEM.

Duke Chronicle story


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