Duke receives $3 million gift to fund directorship for Islamic studies
The first appointment to the new position is Omid Safi, an Islamic scholar and Duke alumnus.
Duke receives $5 million to help students prepare for global fieldwork
Gift will ensure that pre-departure training for DukeEngage will allow students to have the best possible personal experience while helping communities around the world.
Three new Duke University trustees announced
Ann Pelham, Neil Kondamuri and Shannon O'Connor joined the board on July 1.
Duke Medicine awarded $15 million to explore new treatments for autism, other brain disorders
Award will fund an innovative research program that explores the use of umbilical cord blood cells; study could potentially decrease disabilities and improve the quality of life for millions of children and adults.
$30 million gift to advance engineering and science education at Duke
Engineering graduate J. Michael Pearson and wife, Christine, make landmark gift to support interdisciplinary education at Pratt School of Engineering.
Five things about today’s ocean that would surprise Benjamin Franklin
Duke professor Susan Lozier shares five things about today’s ocean that would surprise the man who crossed the Atlantic Ocean eight times.
Bovenders Endow Anglican Episcopal Professorship At Divinity School
Duke University trustee Jack Bovender and his wife, Barbara, have given $1.5 million to endow a professorship at the Duke Divinity School. The gift will fund the Jack and Barbara Bovender Professor of Anglican Episcopal Studies and Ministry, to be held by the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies (AEHS).
Duke as an energy laboratory: Using energy data analytics to reduce use and save money
Do you find it hard to make sense of your energy bills? Instead of just a monthly electricity bill, what if it could be broken down by appliance to better gauge consumption and cost?
Seven students named Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholars
Award annually given to first-year students of African heritage who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, academic achievement, community involvement and a serious commitment to social justice.
Four ways our brains have evolved to help us make better decisions
Why do you get stuck in a mental rut? Is regret necessarily a bad thing? What is your brain’s chief motivator? Duke Professor of Neurobiology Michael Platt’s research on how the brain makes decisions in uncertain and socially complex environments has led to some surprising findings related to these questions.