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Three Duke Scholars Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Two Duke University faculty and one Duke graduate student earned Guggenheim Fellowships for their work on super-fast animals, social choice theory, and the interface between art and biology.

Biology professor Sheila Patek, computer science and economics professor Vincent Conitzer, and art, art history and visual studies PhD student Pinar Yoldas are among 175 winners of this year’s fellowships.

Chosen from over 3,100 applicants in the United States and Canada, the 2015 Guggenheim Fellows will receive grants for six to twelve months to free themselves of their regular duties and work with as much creative freedom as possible.

See a full list of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellows at