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The kinetic energy of connections forged, creativity sparked and ideas born make Duke unlike any other university. It’s an electricity that inspires passion and action.

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Students can take advantage of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs to become their best selves. Duke offers hundreds of ways for students to customize their experience to achieve their academic and personal goals.

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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky

For Mary Lynn Wigodsky B.S.N.’71, P’00 and John Wigodsky ’71, P’00, giving to Duke comes naturally. Over the years, their level of engagement has only grown, by…

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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky
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Alexander Digs into French Cemetery Data to Explore Life, Death, and Ephemeral Rest

For art historians, cemeteries serve as one of the most important ways to not only study the art of a period, but also learn more about the culture, the people, and the customs of a time. The…

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Alexander Digs into French Cemetery Data to Explore Life, Death, and Ephemeral Rest
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One Day in the Life of Duke Students

We couldn’t be more excited to show you the lives of students as they navigate their Duke experience in 2020, with all its ups and downs, and triumphs and challenges.

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One Day in the Life of Duke Students
Duke University School of Medicine fourth-year students celebrate where they're heading for their residencies on Match Day in the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center.
My Giving Story: Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97

If you grew up in a military family or know how often those in the military move, you’ll understand how Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97 came to view the world as a…

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My Giving Story: Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97
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Purpose from Disruption

What cancelled summer plans—and new ones—say about the Duke student body.

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Purpose from Disruption
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From Dolphins to Dementia, Summer Internships Enhance Doctoral Education

Eight Duke University Ph.D. students have received Graduate Student…

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From Dolphins to Dementia, Summer Internships Enhance Doctoral Education
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Duke establishes 10 Summer Fellowships for Research on Racism, Systemic Inequalities

As part of Duke’s anti-racism efforts, the Office of the Provost and The Graduate School are funding 10…

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Duke establishes 10 Summer Fellowships for Research on Racism, Systemic Inequalities
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Duke Divinity Announces Asian House of Studies

Duke Divinity School has launched the Asian House of Studies, a formational community that will support Asian…

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Duke Divinity Announces Asian House of Studies
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Senior Leaders in Higher Education Address Racism and Bias: A Conversation with Distinguished Duke Alumni

The death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated widening racial disparities in higher education, challenging senior leaders to respond in innovative ways to address these…

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Senior Leaders in Higher Education Address Racism and Bias: A Conversation with Distinguished Duke Alumni
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The Beauty of a Network

Ask a Blue Devil matches Duke community users who need help with those who can provide advice, internships, and mentors.

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The Beauty of a Network
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Library Takeout

The award-winning video is back!

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Library Takeout
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A New Minor Prepares Students to Take on an Unequal World—in Any Field

For Drew Greene, it started with the children he coached in high school.

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A New Minor Prepares Students to Take on an Unequal World—in Any Field
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Student Filmmakers Seize the Moment as Industry Adapts

Lockdown poses many hurdles for artists, but it did not stop Duke student filmmakers from making new work. In times of uncertainty, trust, working at smaller scales, and being true to yourself are…

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Student Filmmakers Seize the Moment as Industry Adapts
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Undergraduate Thesis Projects Show Just How Versatile the Study of Statistics Can Be
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Undergraduate Thesis Projects Show Just How Versatile the Study of Statistics Can Be
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Small Town Records: Keeping the Music Going During COVID-19

Three leaders of Duke's student-run record label, Small Town Records, learned how to innovate, adapt to digital platforms, and create new music opportunities during a pandemic summer.

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Small Town Records: Keeping the Music Going During COVID-19
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With New Empowerment Fund, Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step

Starting this semester, the WIN Empowerment Fund will help engineering students with financial need cover the incidental costs associated…

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With New Empowerment Fund, Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step
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Wide-ranging $6 Million Gift Uplifts Duke Athletes

When the global pandemic brought a swift and sudden end to the 2020 spring athletics season, one alumnus wondered if there was anything he could do to help lessen the blow. …

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Wide-ranging $6 Million Gift Uplifts Duke Athletes
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Navigating Freedom

From an early age, as he grew up in Los Angeles in a blue-collar, immigrant family, Arturo Nava’s parents drilled into him that the ultimate achievement to strive for was education. …

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Navigating Freedom
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Spectral Seas: Tackling Climate Change Through Storytelling

A Bass Connections team created an art installation on view in the lobby of the Rubenstein Arts Center. “This project is emblematic of the integrative and synthetic thinking that society needs to…

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Spectral Seas: Tackling Climate Change Through Storytelling
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Behind the Scenes of the Hayti Heritage Center

Multy Oliver '21 interned at the Hayti Heritage Center in the summer of 2020 and loved the experience. Duke Arts asked Oliver to share her experience with one of Durham's leading arts non-profit…

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Behind the Scenes of the Hayti Heritage Center
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Always Returning Home: Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith

For each of us, home can mean many things beyond the place we currently reside. Duke alumni Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith remind us what it means to seek comfort and community from…

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Always Returning Home: Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith
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Alumni Look Back

Duke Magazine campaign collects short 'commencement speeches' for graduates.

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Alumni Look Back
A. James Clark Scholars host a STEM Leadership Camp for over twenty Durham middle-school students in spring 2019.
All the way up

Gifts to the Engineering Annual Fund give already exceptional students like Philip Liu the opportunities they need to rise to their…

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All the way up
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Enhancing Behavioral Health and Wellness for Student-Athletes

Duke University has received a $1.5 million gift to expand and enhance behavioral health and wellness for Duke student-athletes. The endowed gift from Danny Katz '80 and his wife…

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Enhancing Behavioral Health and Wellness for Student-Athletes
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Meet the Centennials

Between now and Duke's centennial, we'll see the strange new world we all inhabit through the eyes of the Class of 2024.

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Meet the Centennials
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Sloan Foundation Renews $1 Million Support for Underrepresented STEM Ph.D.s

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will continue to fund a Duke University program to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. graduates in the physical sciences and engineering with a…

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Sloan Foundation Renews $1 Million Support for Underrepresented STEM Ph.D.s
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Dollar-for-dollar match skyrockets for need-based financial aid

In FY21, donors pledged $10.5 million as part of a need-based financial aid initiative that matches dollar-for-dollar, the …

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Dollar-for-dollar match skyrockets for need-based financial aid
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The Right Experience

A move back to Durham meant Dennis Ph.D.’78 and Jane Gilmore Ph.D.’80, P’14 could share their expertise and offer their help to Duke in many ways.

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The Right Experience
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Artists as Researchers: Dancing Through STEAM

Three Duke alumnae share how they split their time at Duke between rigorous science courses and a steadfast passion for dance. “When I got to college, it wasn’t really a question of whether or not…

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Artists as Researchers: Dancing Through STEAM
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Richard B. and Kathryn C. Lieb Dean’s Fellowship Fund provides support to MPPs in the military

When Ashley Hawkes MPP ’21 joined the Sanford MPP program, she also learned she had received the Richard B. and Kathryn C.

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Richard B. and Kathryn C. Lieb Dean’s Fellowship Fund provides support to MPPs in the military
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Many Faces, One Duke: Claire – Duke Divinity School

Because of your support of the Divinity School Annual Fund, amazing students like Claire Holland are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Claire – Duke Divinity School
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Many Faces, One Duke: Garrett – Duke Law

Because of your support of the Law School Annual Fund, amazing students like Garrett Perconti are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Garrett – Duke Law
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Duke Creative Writing Is on the Rise

For undergraduates interested in creative writing, the halls of the English department in the Allen Building come with a few history lessons. Award-winning writers such as…

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Duke Creative Writing Is on the Rise
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Many Faces, One Duke: Sinja – The Graduate School

Because of your support of the Graduate School Annual Fund, amazing students like Sinja Küppers are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Sinja – The Graduate School
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Ahead of the Curve

Duke pandemic seminar predicted a COVID-type outbreak with a simulation that rings true a decade later.

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Ahead of the Curve
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Many Faces, One Duke: Francisco – Sanford School of Public Policy

Because of your support of the Sanford School of Public Policy Annual Fund, amazing students like Francisco Jeria are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Francisco – Sanford School of Public Policy
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Always Willing to Serve

M.Div. Senior Tarvick Linder embodies a spirit of service for church, community, and country. Now he’s ready to offer a particular kind of ministry: The gift of presence.

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Always Willing to Serve
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Shepherding Scholars

Our Giving Story: Diane L. Holditch-Davis, Ph.D., B.S.N.’73, FAAN, P’12 and Mark Davis Ph.D., B.S.E.’73, P’12

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Shepherding Scholars
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Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business

Because of your support of the Fuqua School of Business Annual Fund, amazing students like Alysha McFall are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business
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Many Faces, One Duke: Cassie – Pratt School of Engineering

Because of your support of the Pratt Annual Fund, amazing students like Cassie Shriver are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Cassie – Pratt School of Engineering
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Learning Labs

Undergraduates are doing real research in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences – and everyone benefits.

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Learning Labs
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Duke Receives $5 Million Gift for Innovative Faculty-Student Research Program

A $5 million gift from the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation will provide opportunities for Duke University students to work with faculty on complex societal problems.

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Duke Receives $5 Million Gift for Innovative Faculty-Student Research Program
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The Numbers Don't Lie

Quantitatively and qualitatively, Data+ and its affiliated programs are big hits. How did a summertime data research effort become the toast of campus and potentially a new model…

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The Numbers Don't Lie
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Alumni and students meet through the MPP Mentoring Program

Mentoring is not uncommon in graduate school, but typically faculty members are mentoring students in their academic pursuits. Now,…

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Alumni and students meet through the MPP Mentoring Program
First-year engineering students tackle a service project during their EGR101L course, Engineering Design and Communication, in the Design Pod. Here, from Megan Richards and Manav Vakil work on an inhaler device that will be easy for young children and the elderly to use. Taught by biomedical engineering instructor Kevin Caves, students work in a team to learn and apply the engineering design process to solve an open-ended, client-based problem drawn from a community partner.
Class of 2024 A. James Clark Scholars Arrive at Duke

Duke welcomed 10 outstanding first-year students from eight U.S. states and Kenya to join its student body as A. James Clark Scholars…

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Class of 2024 A. James Clark Scholars Arrive at Duke
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Winning State of Mind

When it comes to health, being of sound body and mind helps everyone perform at their best. The mental health of athletes in the world of sports is no different. It can determine whether or not…

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Winning State of Mind
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Three New Programs Launched: Advancing Lemur Care and Management in Madagascar

The DLC’s bond with Madagascar has grown even stronger this year with the launch of three training programs that promise to improve lemur care and welfare in both the…

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Three New Programs Launched: Advancing Lemur Care and Management in Madagascar
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Earth Day 2020 Virtual Extravaganza

On April 22, the Duke Lemur Center, closed to visitors since the beginning of the pandemic, hosted a virtual Earth Day extravaganza with hourly online talks and videos.

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Earth Day 2020 Virtual Extravaganza
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Duke Financial Economics Center Empowers Students to Find Their Way

Ten years ago something special happened in the world of financial education.

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Duke Financial Economics Center Empowers Students to Find Their Way
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Garden Rounds: With Sonali Biswas ’18

The School of Medicine Annual Fund makes many of Duke’s most transformative experiences possible for those training to be future leaders…

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Garden Rounds: With Sonali Biswas ’18
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DukeEngage Gift will Create Immersive Learning Opportunities

Janice Gault ’87, M.D.’91, P’24 designated a $1 million bequest to be split equally between financial aid and DukeEngage. The gift, when realized, will ensure Duke’s ability to attract and enroll…

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DukeEngage Gift will Create Immersive Learning Opportunities
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Innovate Duke Elevates Aspiring Graduate and Professional Innovators

The Innovate Duke program offers courses for aspiring entrepreneurs and founders to work on an idea at any stage in the innovation life cycle. Primarily focused on graduate and…

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Innovate Duke Elevates Aspiring Graduate and Professional Innovators
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Chemistry Faculty: Beratan, Derbyshire, Hargrove

When a professional journal in your field dedicates an entire issue to reviewing your life’s work, you have a unique opportunity to look back on your career.

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Chemistry Faculty: Beratan, Derbyshire, Hargrove
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In a Year Eclipsed by COVID-19, Hearts and Hands Open

When the last day of classes concluded for the fall semester,…

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In a Year Eclipsed by COVID-19, Hearts and Hands Open
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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
Technology and Sustainability: Student Projects at the Smart Home
Technology and Sustainability: Student Projects at the Smart Home

Each year, Duke Smart Home residents and club members develop and test a wide array of new projects and initiatives focused on sustainable living.

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Technology and Sustainability: Student Projects at the Smart Home
Sarah Lipuma is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Nicholas School of the Environment.
Rising Tides: Meet Orrin Pilkey Fellow Sarah Lipuma

Everyone from the Jersey Shore remembers the storm. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Mid-Atlantic region with conditions ripe for destruction.

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Rising Tides: Meet Orrin Pilkey Fellow Sarah Lipuma
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Many Faces, One Duke: Quentin – Nicholas School of the Environment

Because of your support of the Nicholas School of the Environment Annual Fund, amazing students like Quentin Cui are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Quentin – Nicholas School of the Environment
Kevin Cheng with his band Kirins performing as part of Duke’s 2020 Lunar New Year Showcase. February 7, 2020.
The Bright Sounds of Being Together

In a life where everything has come to a halt and a pandemic goes on, it’s hard to find the silver linings. Sometimes it’s only after sifting through the recent past that we realize that even this…

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The Bright Sounds of Being Together
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Building Resilient Leaders

William Brody ’12, M.B.A.’18 and Laura Haft Brody M.B.A.’20 bring mindfulness and a holistic outlook to Fuqua School of Business. 

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Building Resilient Leaders
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An Extraordinary Advocate: David Gardner J.D.’20

David Gardner was always intent on a career in public interest law, but over his 1L summer in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, he was introduced to disability rights…

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An Extraordinary Advocate: David Gardner J.D.’20
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Law Clinics Benefit Everyone Involved

Duke Law School’s 11 legal clinics enable students to hone invaluable practice skills, help close the justice gap for clients and communities in need, and cement a lifelong commitment to service…

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Law Clinics Benefit Everyone Involved
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GSF Projects Showcase Undergraduate Research Through Documentary Filmmaking

The centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and an election year in which more women than ever were running for political office made this fall an ideal time to study…

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GSF Projects Showcase Undergraduate Research Through Documentary Filmmaking
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A Global Opportunity for Third-Year Medical Students

A faculty-funded fellowship enables students to perform field research all over the world

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A Global Opportunity for Third-Year Medical Students
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Many Faces, One Duke: Alexis – Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Because of your support of the Trinity College Annual Fund, amazing students like Alexis Zachem are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Alexis – Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
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Philanthropy Is Best as a Team: Sarah Redfield Ryland ’87, P’20, P’22

The Duke Women’s Impact Network (WIN) is dedicated to celebrating and accelerating the power of women’s philanthropy, a passion of Sarah Redfield Ryland. She and her husband, Kyle Trivitt Ryland ’…

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Philanthropy Is Best as a Team: Sarah Redfield Ryland ’87, P’20, P’22
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Experiential Learning for Young Engineers Starts With Design

Together, with the power of the Engineering Annual Fund, a large number of donors have aggregated their gifts to create monumental impact for new undergraduates.

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Experiential Learning for Young Engineers Starts With Design
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Policy Lab Gives Students Real-World Experience

Learning to write a succinct policy memo has been a staple of the public policy curriculum for nearly 50 years. This year, a key part of that experience changed. Rather than imagining themselves…

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Policy Lab Gives Students Real-World Experience
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Saying “YES!” to expanding Duke’s applicant pool 

As recently as five years ago, many talented Jewish high school students would not have considered Duke as an option.

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Saying “YES!” to expanding Duke’s applicant pool 
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Pratt School of Engineering gets a new home 

Duke Engineering’s new 150,000-square-foot academic building is set to open in 2020, providing a home for the school’s education, research and…

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Pratt School of Engineering gets a new home 
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Supercharging Duke’s connection with Silicon Valley 

Having an understanding of what’s required to launch a new product or service is a salient takeaway for young graduates setting their sights on Silicon Valley or other tech cities after graduation…

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Supercharging Duke’s connection with Silicon Valley 
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Finding purpose and perspective through health and health care

Sometimes a person discovers their true path in life after a single event leaves a lasting impression.

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Finding purpose and perspective through health and health care
Thoughtful support makes all the difference for first-generation students
Thoughtful support makes all the difference for first-generation students

The Duke Libraries have long been a popular place for students on financial aid to fulfill their work-study requirements — around 250 students currently work there.

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Thoughtful support makes all the difference for first-generation students
Gerald and Ginger Wilson have spent their lifetime helping North Carolinians with their education.
Building an Academic Bridge for North Carolinians

As an adviser, it’s not always easy to discern the best academic path forward for high schoolers or college students. But there’s one thing the best advisers never lose sight of: A…

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Building an Academic Bridge for North Carolinians
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Set the stage

It’s hard to pinpoint the kind of experience that leads a young engineer to find their life’s calling. Usually it’s not on the dance floor. Yet for some, dance and other liberal arts opportunities…

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Set the stage
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Football funding in memory of a beloved employee

It’s exceptional to find someone who has spent a half-century of service at a single institution.

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Football funding in memory of a beloved employee
A boost for innovation to improve student wellness
A boost for innovation to improve student wellness

Sumeeta and Sumit Nanda M.D.’87, P’18, P’19 were impressed with Duke’s efforts to advance precision health and wellness, concepts which were developed by students working with Dr. Geoffrey…

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A boost for innovation to improve student wellness
New law school clinic serves immigrant needs
New law school clinic serves immigrant needs

Duke Law School is on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, service and education.

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New law school clinic serves immigrant needs
Over 10 years, Wired! Lab faculty have taught 46 new courses at Duke.
Duke Wired! Lab Celebrates 10 Years

Researchers combine art history and technologies to explore the past.

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Duke Wired! Lab Celebrates 10 Years
A masterclass in the Rubenstein Arts Center taught by ABT Studio Company’s current Ballet Mistress Petrusjka Broholm.
A Worldly Influencer Fostering the Arts at Duke

Duke Trustee Patty Morton '77, P'06 has become a powerhouse in cultivating the university’s rapidly expanding…

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A Worldly Influencer Fostering the Arts at Duke
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Faculty and students collaborate on societal challenges

Dani Moore ’85, president of the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, wanted to support partnerships between faculty and students to address pressing challenges.

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Faculty and students collaborate on societal challenges
Students engaging with design in Pratt's new First Year Design (FYD) Program.
'I Can Do This' — Duke’s First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy

Student surveys also show improved teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

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'I Can Do This' — Duke’s First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy
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Top of mind: young alum makes planned gift in support of student experience

Getting students out of the classroom and into the world — that was the university’s bold idea behind launching DukeEngage in 2007. Ever since, it has given Duke undergraduates the opportunity to…

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Top of mind: young alum makes planned gift in support of student experience
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Historic $261 Million Distribution to Benefit Education, Research, Financial Aid at Duke

A four decade-long relationship with a foundation has led to a historic distribution of $261 million to Duke University that will support science and technology education and…

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Historic $261 Million Distribution to Benefit Education, Research, Financial Aid at Duke
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In memory of Susan Tifft ’73: a fellowship program for women

In 2017, a Duke alumna generously established the Susan E. Tifft Initiative on Documentary and Journalism in memory of her friend and classmate Susan E. Tifft ’73.

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In memory of Susan Tifft ’73: a fellowship program for women
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A Leap Forward for the Garden Gateway Project

Duke Gardens is pretty great — now imagine it even better.

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A Leap Forward for the Garden Gateway Project
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Courage and identity through dance with Duke Performances

When The New York Times called Camille A. Brown “a force of nature,” it wasn’t kidding.

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Courage and identity through dance with Duke Performances
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Innovative solutions for the challenges children face around the globe 

Even the very best innovations focused on social challenges can fail without enough financial backing.

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Innovative solutions for the challenges children face around the globe 
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Landmark gifts support much-needed Lilly Library renovation

How can you keep the best of the past and ensure that it will be useful in the future? Duke University Libraries has a plan.

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Landmark gifts support much-needed Lilly Library renovation
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Best of Both Worlds: The Physician-Scientist

Translating research discoveries into patient treatments is challenging work.

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Best of Both Worlds: The Physician-Scientist
Let’s dance - American Ballet Theatre partnership energizes hundreds of students
Let’s dance: American Ballet Theatre partnership energizes hundreds of students

With the Rubenstein Arts Center providing a new home for dance classes and performances, dance has quickly become a critically lauded and energizing aspect of the arts at Duke.

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Let’s dance: American Ballet Theatre partnership energizes hundreds of students
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DTech in Seattle expands popular summer program

For years, the tech industry has seen a decline in women and an underrepresentation of diverse populations majoring in computing disciplines.

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DTech in Seattle expands popular summer program
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Gift showcases student research

More than 50% of Duke students engage in undergraduate research. It is a cornerstone of a Duke education that helps students develop critical thinking skills and analytical reasoning. 

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Gift showcases student research
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A Duke field hockey fundraising hat trick

The team that stays together, plays together – and fundraises together.

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A Duke field hockey fundraising hat trick

Whether it is through an extraordinary classroom experience on Duke’s Durham campus, a summer volunteering through DukeEngage, international study through Global Study Abroad, or immersive research through Bass Connections, there is something for all students who wish to challenge themselves and transform the world.

– Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences