Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Initiatives, like Duke's university-wide initiatives, represent purposeful investment to advance our research and educational mission. Initiatives can be short-term endeavors or coordinated efforts spanning several years, and typically involve multiple academic disciplines or departments.

Big Data Initiative

The Information Initiative at Duke The Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) is a cross-school, multi-investigator, game... Read more about the Big Data Initiative »

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Collaborating on Mentoring, Persistence, Assessment & Student Success Duke is using a five-year, $1.5 million grant... Read more about the COMPASS Program »

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The Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program offers half credit courses that focus on current... Read more about the Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum »

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The Duke Digital Humanities Initiative promotes new ways to engage in and learn about the use of... Read more about the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative »

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Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering have launched a new initiative called... Read more about the Duke Technology Scholars Project »

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Shared Course Initiative Duke University, the University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University are partnering to offer... Read more about the Duke-UVA-Vanderbilt Partnership for Less Commonly Taught Languages »

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A project of the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) at Duke University, Humanities Futures is a multi... Read more about the Humanities Futures »

The English department launched a pilot lab for the Humanities Unbounded proposal, “Representing Migration.” Shown are Professor

Duke University will expand on its commitment to a strong humanities curriculum and forge new collaborations beyond... Read more about the Humanities Unbounded »

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Duke’s Provost Sally Kornbluth has launched a Quantitative Initiative to build strength broadly in quantitative science... Read more about the Quantitative Initiative »

University Program in Materials Science & Engineering

The new University Program in Materials Science & Engineering ( brings together faculty with... Read more about the University Program in Materials Science & Engineering »