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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  • Sex Chromosome Evolution in Pathogenic Fungi
    Duke researchers recently mapped the evolutionary turning point that transformed the pathogenic Cryptococcus fungus from an organism with thousands of sexes to only two. They found that during evolution, a reshuffling of DNA known as translocation brought together separate chunks of sex-determining genes onto a single chromosome, essentially mimicking the human X or Y chromosome. Surprisingly, the...
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  • Duke's Stepping Stones Program
    Stepping Stones is a program that Duke designed to help students who may not have had preschool or who have anxiety about entering kindergarten to feel comfortable in a classroom setting.
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  • Cindy Van Dover, Submarine Alvin Pilot
    Cindy Lee Van Dover Ph.D. is the first and only woman to pilot the famous Alvin submarine. The Duke University marine ecologist talks about why and how she went through the arduous training and some of the things she has seen on the bottom of the ocean.
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  • Diving on Submarine Alvin
    First-time Alvin divers Laura Bagge of Duke and Kevin Kocot of the University of Alabama narrate a 'frame grab' of Alvin Dive #4831 that shows an entire 8-hour voyage in just 25 minutes. Their dive to Hydrographer's Canyon off the coast of Massachusetts on Aug. 3, 2016 included Alvin's first attempts at taking biological samples in 'mid-water' on the way down, and an unexpected equipment failure ...
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  • Duke Students Create Robot for Amazon Challenge
    Duke students led by Engineering faculty member Kris Hauser built a robot to compete in the Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan in July 2017. The robot must have the ability to identify and pick items and put them in boxes or shelves similar to what a human does in an Amazon warehouse. Duke is one of 16 finalists selected for the international competition aimed at automating Amazon's wareho...
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  • Incredible Insects!
    A new exhibit in Duke’s Perkins and Rubenstein Libraries showcases insects, the most numerous and diverse animal species on Earth. Although often unsettling to be around, insects contribute enormously to human life, from their economic value to their beauty. The exhibit also explores the processes behind amazing insect stories of camouflage, metamorphosis and defense strategies.
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  • 150th Anniversary of Canada
    Duke Professor Stephen Kelly shares insight on 150th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada. From 2000-2004, Kelly was Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to Canada. He also served as Consul General in Quebec City from 1995-1998, where he was the chief U.S. reporting officer on the Quebec Sovereignty Referendum of October 1995.
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  • iPhone Impact Over the Past Decade
    As the iPhone celebrates its tenth anniversary, Duke marketing professor Debu Purohit reflects on the impact the smart phone has made. Professor Purohit looks back at predictions he made ten years ago about the iPhone and analyzes what actually happened. To watch the full video with Professor Purohit's initial predictions, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjc6BFb3P1I
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  • Duke Summer Faculty Reads: Nancy MacLean
    Nancy MacLean, Duke's William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, describes her new book “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.”
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  • Duke Faculty Summer Reads: Jocelyn Olcott
    Jocelyn Olcott, Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke, describes her new book “International Women’s Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History.”
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  • Navigating Duke's New Event Calendar Site
    Take a tour of Duke's new event calendar! The new site offers a vibrant design and makes it simple explore thousands of events that take place across campus each year. To explore the site, visit calendar.duke.edu For help, visit calendar.duke.edu/help
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  • Duke Student Creates a Method to Fly Drones Hands-Free
    Duke engineering graduate student Ted Zhu has create a way for drones to fly without an operator. The autonomous methods works by plotting points on a map through a computer system connected to the drone. Once the operator starts the drone on it's path through the computer program, the drone will fly hands-free.
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  • Snap Specs Offer a New View of Duke Commencement
    Duke graduate Thamina Stoll wore Snapchat Spectacles during Duke University's commencement ceremony to capture the festivities from a first-hand perspective. She shared the short videos taken through the spectacles live on social media during the ceremony. Follow DukeStudents to see more of the Duke student experience on Snapchat.
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  • NBA, WNBA Leaders on the Value of Duke Connections
    During Duke University Class Day honoring the class of 2017, the heads of the National Basketball Association, Adam Silver ’84, and the Women’s National Basketball Association, Lisa Borders ’79, shared a message about the power of connecting with fellow Duke alumni.

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