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Valerie Ashby to Become Arts & Sciences Dean

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Valerie Sheares Ashby, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), will be the next dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University beginning July 1, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth... Read More about Valerie Ashby to Become Arts & Sciences Dean »


Student Speaker: 'Vision Without Execution Is Just a Hallucination'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

This morning, I want to talk about vision, and execution. There’s a quote I love that says, “Vision without execution… is just hallucination.” People attribute it to everyone from Edison to Einstein. Someone traced it back to a Japanese proverb. “Vision without action is a daydream,” the proverb... Read More about Student Speaker: 'Vision Without Execution Is Just a Hallucination' »


Duke Inducts New Members into Phi Beta Kappa

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The nation’s oldest academic honor society inducted 166 Duke University juniors, seniors and alumni in Reynolds Theater on Thursday, May 7. The Phi Beta Kappa initiation launched the class of 2015 graduation events for family and friends. Initiates too the stage to sign their names into the Beta... Read More about Duke Inducts New Members into Phi Beta Kappa »


Duke Junior Jay Ruckelshaus Named Truman Scholar

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Duke University junior Jay Ruckelshaus is among 58 students selected as 2015 Truman Scholars.Students are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement, and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. This year, the Truman Scholarship Foundation... Read More about Duke Junior Jay Ruckelshaus Named Truman Scholar »


New Reads This Spring From Duke Writers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.Spanning architecture, religious history and theology, legal history and... Read More about New Reads This Spring From Duke Writers »


News Tip: Invitation to Netanyahu 'Totally Inappropriate,' But Not a First, Says Duke Expert

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday continues to draw fire. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner, in what many have described as a rebuke to President Obama’s Iran policy. •    Quotes: "It is totally... Read More about News Tip: Invitation to Netanyahu 'Totally Inappropriate,' But Not a First, Says Duke Expert  »


Power Forward

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ultimately a Friend: Reggie Love, personal aide to President Barack Obama from 2007-2011; Kate Johnson, personal secretary to the President, and President Obama share a laugh on June 24, 2009 at the White House. Photo credit: The White HouseAs a personal aide for four years, Reggie... Read More about Power Forward »


The Price of Power: Sanford panelists discuss campaign financing

Friday, January 30, 2015

Business leader Adam Abram, political scientist Jim Piereson and journalist Jane Meyer (with moderator Joel Fleishman) discuss the influence of big money on American politics Thursday. Photo by Jared Lazarus/Duke University PhotographyThe unprecedented wave of large, private donations to political... Read More about The Price of Power: Sanford panelists discuss campaign financing »


Duke to Hollywood Challenge

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DEMAN, Duke’s network for students and alumni interested in arts and media careers, is sending two Duke students to Hollywood in the upcoming months.Junior Alex Elliott and Senior Jamie Kessler won the Duke to Hollywood Challenge to create a new video and logo to promote DEMAN, a two-category... Read More about Duke to Hollywood Challenge  »


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