Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

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  • Before invading the bloodstream, the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite (small blue blobs) hides out inside small pouches within its host’s liver cells and rapidly reproduces. In a new study, Duke University researchers found that liver-stage Plasmodium tricks cells into producing a protein called aquaporin-3 (red) and then steals the protein for its own use. Inhibiting the function of aquaporin-...

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  • Re-live the sights, sounds and special moments from Duke's 2018 Commencement day on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Check out more excitement of commencement day in this photo-essay: https://lens.duke.edu/commencement-2018 Want to see more from commencement? Check out our commencement 2018 video playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIYCILEuxCjV1jsp-tiVdWRE

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  • Deeksha Malhotra, T'18, delivers the student commencement remarks to her fellow graduates in the Class of 2018. Read more about Malhotra and her story: https://today.duke.edu/2018/04/out-challenge-about-knowledge-young-girl-comes-student-commencement-speech See more stories from the students of the Class of 2018: https://today.duke.edu/series/class-2018-senior-stories-discovery-learning-and-serv...

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  • Each year, Duke holds one university-wide commencement ceremony to celebrate the three graduating classes of that academic year. September 2017, December 2017, and May 2018 graduates from all ten Duke schools are invited to attend. The ceremony begins with the procession of degree candidates, faculty, administration, and platform party. President Vincent E. Price presides, and an elected graduate...

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  • Lamonte Aidoo, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University, discusses his new book “Slavery Unseen: Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History.” Aidoo upends the narrative of Brazil as a racial democracy and demonstrates how interracial and same-sex sexual violence operated as a key mechanism of the production and perpetuation of slavery as well as racial and gend...

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  • Beth Holmgren, Duke professor of Slavic Studies, discusses her new book “Warsaw Is My Country: The Story of Krystyna Bierzynska, 1928-1945.” The book tells the story of an acculturated Polish Jew’s journey through the horrors of war and Holocaust, including her efforts as a 16-year-old participant in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

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  • Bruce Jentleson, a Duke political science professor, discusses his new book "The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth Century Statesmanship." In the book, Jentleson shows how twentieth-century leaders of a variety of types -- national, international institutional, sociopolitical, nongovernmental -- rewrote the zero-sum scripts they were handed and successfully made breakthroughs on issue...

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  • John Aldrich, Duke Professor of Political Science, describes his new book “Why Parties Matter: Political Competition and Democracy in the American South.” In the book, Aldrich and his co-author John D. Griffin make a compelling case that competition between political parties is an essential component of a democracy that is responsive to its citizens and thus able to address their concerns.

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  • Duke University's Dr. Brian Hare answers your burning question, "Can my dog read my mind?" Spoiler alert: YES! Dr. Brian Hare is a part of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. He's also the director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, which just launched puppy kindergarten! This video is a part of Duke's series, Extra Credit: ...

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  • Steve Cummer, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, explains the various projects he is working on to use metamaterials to manipulate sound waves. ---- Duke-developed “metamaterials” are carefully designed structures that control all sorts of energy waves in previously impossible ways. Our researchers are poised to make these devices a household name. Read the fu...

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  • Willie Padilla, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, explains the various projects he is working on that uses metamaterials to manipulate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz region of the spectrum. ---- Duke-developed “metamaterials” are carefully designed structures that control all sorts of energy waves in previously impossible ways. Our researchers are poise...

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  • David R. Smith, the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University, describes a few of the metamaterial products and companies his academic research has created, under the guidance of Intellectual Ventures. ---- Duke-developed “metamaterials” are carefully designed structures that control all sorts of energy waves in previously impossib...

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