The 2010-2011 academic year is upon us at Duke Physics. This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students for fall of 2010. In addition to welcoming new students to the program, the Duke Physics department is also ushering in a new graduate curriculum and a new undergraduate degree in biophysics. In fact, this issue of the newsletter features two stories about a Duke alumna and a Duke professor working in the field of biophysics. This summer members of the Duke Physics community stayed busy with international travel, research projects, and conferences. See our collection of Summer Updates at the Duke Physics News website and Flickr page.