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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  • Many Duke students took a break from studying for finals and relieved their stress by playing with some pups during Duke Libraries annual event, Puppies in Perkins. Eight-year-old Charger wore a "puppy cam" to help capture the student's excitement.

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  • By six to nine months, babies already have a basic understanding of words for food and body parts. In a new report, Duke University researchers show that babies also recognize that words like ‘mouth’ and ‘nose’ are more alike than ‘book’ and ‘diaper.’ CITATION: "The Nature and Origins of the Lexicon in Six-month-olds," Elika Bergelson and Richard Aslin. Proceedings of the National Academy of S...

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  • Thousands snap photos of the Duke Chapel each year, but an artist found a unique way to help his family remember their visit to the iconic building. During his first trip to the U.S. from China, oil painter Zekun Chen spent two hours bringing the Chapel to life on canvas.

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