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Our position as a top-10 university is dependent on our ability to recruit and retain top faculty. Gifts to endow professorships make it possible for us to continue to train future leaders, advance new fields, and attract promising faculty and students to Duke.

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Whether a visiting scholar or a professor revered at Duke over the generations, Duke’s faculty are making a difference for our students. See how that difference starts in the classroom and spreads out into the world.

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The right way to alter students’ perspectives

Duke students spoke, and the university’s largest donor listened.


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The right way to alter students’ perspectives
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What’s in the Box?: Cynthia Rudin’s Quest to Solve AI’s Black Box Problem

Gathering COVID-19 data that are suitable for machine learning will take some time. But proprietary models, models whose structure or functionality are not made publicly available, are everywhere…

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What’s in the Box?: Cynthia Rudin’s Quest to Solve AI’s Black Box Problem
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Amy Herring Wants to See your Data

Duke’s statistical science rock star has made her reputation — and had a ton of fun — by creating innovative analyses of diverse datasets. Now, her dual missions are to recruit talented…

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Amy Herring Wants to See your Data
An artistic rendering of a new type of hyperspectral imaging detector. Depending on their size and spacing, nanocubes sitting on top of a thin layer of gold trap specific frequencies of light, which heats up the materials beneath to create an electronic signal.
Moore Inventor Fellowship Will Help Mikkelsen Pursue Hyperspectral Cameras

Maiken Mikkelsen, the James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, wants to change the world. She aims to develop a small, inexpensive…

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Moore Inventor Fellowship Will Help Mikkelsen Pursue Hyperspectral Cameras
Large telescopes help cosmologists create a map of the so-called “cosmic microwave background,” or the remnant radiation from the Big Bang. From those images, astronomers plug what they (think they) know about dark energy, dark matter, regular matter and gravity into a model. Out pops a present state of the universe, and a prediction of the Hubble constant.
Packard Fellowship Supports Duke Cosmologist in Studying What Makes Up The Universe

A five-year, $875,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation will help assistant…

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Packard Fellowship Supports Duke Cosmologist in Studying What Makes Up The Universe
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Shining a Light on Who Voted and Who Should Run

Nick Carnes thinks working-class Americans need seats in government, and that all of us deserve more than polarized, angry politics.

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Shining a Light on Who Voted and Who Should Run
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Honoring Sanford’s founding father

Twenty-eight families and individuals – many of them former students of Joel Fleishman, founding director of the Sanford School – collectively donated $4 million to…

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Honoring Sanford’s founding father
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Keeping Duke at the forefront of economics 

Duke University consistently ranks in the top five best colleges for undergraduates studying economics.

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Keeping Duke at the forefront of economics 
A big boost for scientists addressing global challenges
A big boost for scientists addressing global challenges

Duke is at the forefront of addressing the world’s most difficult challenges: epidemic disease, climate change, energy sustainability and more.

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A big boost for scientists addressing global challenges
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Running the corporate race at a world-class pace

Mark Burgess M.B.A.’85 doesn’t really ever slow down.

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Running the corporate race at a world-class pace
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McCutchens raise the bar on reconciliation

In 2014, Bill B.S.C.E.’62 and Renie McCutchen ’62, P’86 endowed the directorship of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School. In 2019, they added to the directorship, elevating it to…

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McCutchens raise the bar on reconciliation

Our new century cries out for a university where the drive to discover is not hemmed by disciplinary logics; where philosophers work side-by-side with physicians and physicists; where nurses find inspiration in narrative theory; where mechanical engineers team up with marine biologists or musicians.

— President Vincent E. Price