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How I Write: Sally Kornbluth


Mar 24 2016


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

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How I Write

A Conversation with Sally Kornbluth and Jennifer Ahern-Dodson

Sally Kornbluth (Pharmacology and Cancer Biology) was appointed Duke University Provost on July 1, 2014. As the university’s chief academic officer, Kornbluth leads Duke’s schools and institutes, as well as admissions, financial aid, libraries, information technology and other facets of the university’s academic life. Her writing life includes not only disciplinary research, but also developing university documents such as the Duke Strategic Plan. Provost Kornbluth will share how her discipline shapes her writing life as an administrator and the joys and challenges of writing in a new context.

This event is part of the How I Write series, in which Jennifer Ahern-Dodson talks with working writers across disciplines about their writing lives. What does it look like when they sit down to write? What sustains them in large projects? How do they overcome writing obstacles? When do they find the most joy in their work? Invited guests discuss a range of writing topics, including organizing and managing projects, generating ideas, cultivating creativity, balancing writing research/teaching/mentoring/ administrative commitments, the role of peer review and community support for their work.

Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Faculty Write Program and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Sally Kornbluth

Duke University

Sally Kornbluth (Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology) was appointed Duke University Provost on July 1, 2014. Kornbluth served as Vice Dean for Basic Science at Duke University School of Medicine from 2006-2014. In this role, she served s as a liaison between the Dean’s office and the Basic Science Department…...

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Jennifer Ahern-Dodson

Duke University

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson is Associate Professor of the Practice of the Thompson Writing Program. Her research centers on the role that community plays in shaping attitudes toward writing,  and cultivating learning spaces for faculty and students that promote creativity, critical reflection, meaningful engagement, and a sense of belonging. She has been involved in…...

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