Alumni & Giving in the News

May 29, 2013
Plenty of fine attorneys were English majors as undergraduates. But say you’re the CEO of a tech company whose key innovations are protected by crucial patents, patents now being legally challenged. Sure, you could hire one of those former English scholars to defend them.
April 30, 2013
Two Duke engineering faculty have been named as the inaugural recipients of the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professorships.
November 15, 2011
On November 4, Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering unveiled a new awards wall honoring the 23 alumni and faculty who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering to date. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.
September 14, 2011
As a self-professed nerd in college, Richard Alfonsi (ECE ’93) is now probably at the coolest place there is to work – Google – and in probably one of the coolest places to live – the San Francisco Bay area.It seems his engineering studies at Duke, and subsequent studies at business school and work...
July 21, 2010
From systems analyst to bread baker, Abraham Palmer is doing it all on his own.The former Pi Kappa Phi president and Pep Band trumpet player is marching to a new song, it’s called “Box Turtle Bakery.”
May 04, 2010
Normally when Duke students think of Study Abroad, Pratt is not the first thought that comes to mind. Finishing all of those engineering credits and studying a semester in a different country? As difficult as it may seem, Sabrina Liao, a junior undergraduate electrical engineering major from...