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Duke Medicine Featured on 60 Minutes This Sunday

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:24pm
Duke neurosurgeons have engineered a polio virus that kills brain tumors without harming other parts of the brain. The early results for some of their patients seem very encouraging. Learn more about the Duke doctors and their patients on CBS' 60 Minutes, airing around 7 p.m. Sunday, right after the basketball game. Read more: http://www.dukemedicine.org/blog/experimental-poliovirus-therapy-gives-patient-hope Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Document Duke 360 Photos on Display

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:38pm
Some of the Document Duke 360 project photos are going up on display in the Allen Building at Duke University. Contribute to Document Duke 360: https://document360.duke.edu/ Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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#Duke2019; TEDxDuke: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Congratulations to the new Class of 2019! Duke sent out its regular decision letters on Thursday to admitted students. http://admissions.duke.edu Last week, students attended the Big Event sponsored by the Duke Annual Fund. There were snacks and games, and students pitched in to write 173 thank-you notes to alumni donors. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/bigevent Students, faculty and staff will give talks this weekend at TEDxDuke 2015. Following the popular TEDx format, they'll talk about "Building Energy." http://tedxduke.com Restoration of Duke Chapel is scheduled to begin May 11 and last for about a year. Workers will restore the chapel’s ceiling and replace the original roof. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/events-services-schedule-update-3-16-2015-jt-kl-sh Finally, the Duke faculty booklist for spring is now out. New faculty books explore topics ranging from architecture to religious history to media studies. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/facbooksspring15 For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. http://today.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity Produced by Duke University, featuring Harmony Zhang '16
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Plant Sale Gives Public a Chance to Take Home a Piece of Duke Gardens

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:58pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens will host its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 8 a.m. through noon. Staff members and the volunteer propagation team have prepared more than 300 different types of plants to sell, in addition to plants from specialty vendors. Gardens members may shop at the preview sale on March 27 from 4-6 p.m. To find out more information about the plant sale or the Duke Gardens, visit https://gardens.duke.edu/events/plant-sales To find out more about the propagation classes offered at the Duke Gardens, visit https://gardens.duke.edu/events To join the propagation team, visit https://gardens.duke.edu/support/volunteer
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Decision Day 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 9:26am
On March 26th, Duke University's class of 2019 will learn if they've been accepted through regular decision. These future Blue Devils will be offered endless opportunities at Duke, just like the seniors featured in this video.
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ArtCon; Baboon Poo: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. Some Duke students spent their spring break last week volunteering in Durham through the “Dive into Durham” program. The students helped eight different organizations that address hunger, homelessness and poverty in the region. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/students-give-back-over-spring-break#video A team at Duke has created a website that houses works from under-studied female philosophers. Teachers can use the resources on the site to incorporate these philosophers in their classes. http://today.duke.edu/showcase/mmedia/features/finding-philosophys-female-voices/ This weekend is Duke’s first ArtCon, a student-led creativity summit to draw attention to the role of the arts in higher education. The weekend features student works, performances and workshops. http://www.duarts.org/artcon/ Finally, Duke biologists have found that a baboon’s gut microbiome is influenced by which baboons they hang out with. Apparently, diet isn’t the only thing that affects your gut microbes—Relationships do, too! https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/baboonguts For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. http://today.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity Produced by Duke University, featuring Harmony Zhang '16 and Sydney Speizman '17
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Duke Students Prepare for Lemur Week

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:30am
Duke students are gearing up to take part in a lemur-themed week across the Triangle from March 28 through April 4, 2015. Before the festivities get underway, students signed a banner honoring Jovian, star of Zoboomafoo, who died last year. The banner will be displayed at a special gala dedicated to his memory called Jovian's Jubilee. For information about Lemur Week 2015, visit http://lemur.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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What Are the Odds of a Perfect NCAA Bracket?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:14am
College basketball fans enjoy taking part in March Madness by filling out a NCAA Tournament bracket, but it's difficult to determine the odds of getting a perfect bracket. Typically, the stated odds of picking all 64 teams correctly are one in 9.2 quintillion. However, Duke mathematician Jonathan Mattingly says the formula to reach that number is not ideal because it's based on the calculations that the chance of winning each game is 50-50.
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Duke University Professor Finds Surprising Links in College Sports Fans Obituaries

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:55am
You might think that most of the sports fans who cheer loudly for a college team are students and alumni. Well, not necessarily. In a Duke University study, Sanford School of Public Policy Professor Charles Clotfelter examined more than 1,000 obituaries of loyal fans from 26 universities – and most did not attend the university they cheered for. A link to his research paper follows below: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ssqu.12141/abstract Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Duke University Students Give Back Over Spring Break

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:51pm
Instead of taking a trip or visiting the beach, some Duke University students spent their spring break volunteering in the Durham community. They volunteered at eight organizations that address hunger, homelessness and poverty. The alternative break program called "Dive into Durham" was organized by Duke's Community Service Center. For more information about volunteering at Duke or in Durham, visit https://community.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Win an ELF; Avalanche Research: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:00am
Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. A new study from the Duke Lemur Center finds that a pregnant lemur’s scent depends in part on whether she’s carrying a girl or a boy. This is the first evidence in any species that a mother’s scent can reveal the sex of her baby. https://today.duke.edu/2015/02/boyorgirl The “Unpark Yourself Challenge” at Duke begins on March 16. Employees and grad students can register in teams and compete by using sustainable options for commuting. Prizes include an ELF recumbent hybrid bike and an Apple Watch. https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/unparklaunch Physicists at Duke University are using a computerized 3D rendering to simulate what happens to sand and snow in earthquakes and avalanches. They hope to better understand early warning signs for these disasters. https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/beadsunderpressure Finally, construction has begun on a new entry to the Bryan Center. The new glass-encased entry will be much taller and give greater prominence to the primary building entry. https://today.duke.edu/2015/02/bryancenterentry For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. http://today.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity Produced by Duke University, featuring Kiara Brantley-Jones '17 and Lawrence Nemeh '15
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'Quantum jitters' may drive DNA mutations

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:02pm
Duke researchers have discovered “quantum jitters,” in which the basic building blocks of DNA and RNA can temporarily change shapes, fooling the cell's machinery into making a mismatched base pair. This shape-shifting of bases is exceedingly rare and only flickers into existence for a thousandth of a second. But these jitters occur with the same frequency as DNA copying mistakes, a hint that this might be the basis of the genetic mutations that drive evolution and diseases like cancer. For more information, visit research.duke.edu
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Unpark Yourself Challenge

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:30pm
Duke University employees and grad students can take part in the Unpark Yourself Challenge, which encourages them to explore and utilize eco-friendly commuter options. The competition runs from March 16 through April 13, 2015. For more information or to join the competition, visit http://sustainability.duke.edu/action/unpark/
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Duke in Washington Recent Events {Duke University}

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:23pm
In May 2014, Duke in Washington hosted a preview reception for the diplomatic and arts community featuring Duke artist Pedro Lasch’s special project for the Phillips Collection, "Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction: Anthems for Four Voices." The event featured a live conversation between Lasch and the curator of The Phillips Collection, Vesela Sretenovic. https://federalrelations.duke.edu/diw-art-gallery-for-a-day/ In September, Duke in Washington organized an opportunity for Gary Gereffi, Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, to brief staff from the North Carolina delegation and the governor’s office on his research into North Carolina’s role in a global economy. https://federalrelations.duke.edu/dc-briefing-north-carolina-in-the-global-economy/ During a Duke in Washington-hosted briefing in June, Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, and Bill Brown, chief conservator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, explain to Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) their collaboration to bring techniques in the mathematical sciences to improve fine art restoration and conservation. The project is under the umbrella of the Information Initiative at Duke. https://federalrelations.duke.edu/big-data-and-the-arts/ In the fall, Duke in Washington, in partnership with the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations and the Forum for Scholars and Publics, hosted a seven-week live discussion series that connected faculty and alumni experts via videoconference as they examined issues central to the 2014 midterm elections. The first session gave and overview of the midterms and featured Tommy Sowers (T ’98), visiting assistant professor at Sanford and former Congressional candidate for Missouri’s 8th District; David Rohde, professor of political science who studies trends in Congressional elections; and Brent McGoldrick (T ’97), managing director at political consulting firm FTI Consulting. https://federalrelations.duke.edu/whatshappening/duke-election-series/ Full story: https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/diwrapid Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Durham Grown

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:58pm
On March 3rd, Duke students, alumni, faculty and employees joined their neighbors for "Durham Grown", a special Me Too Monologues performance about being from both Durham and Duke. The show was open to the public and featured six monologues written anonymously by students, alumni, and employees and performed by students and alumni at Duke Coffeehouse. The monologues were followed by an open floor dialogue with performers and the audience. Local artist Gabe Eng-Goetz contributed to the storytelling with a live art performance projected onstage during the show. Durham Grown was presented by the Me Too Monologues in partnership with #artstigators, Forum for Scholars & Publics, Duke University Union, Duke Arts, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke Chapel, Duke Service-Learning, and Gabriel Eng-Goetz (Runaway Clothes, Pork Fried Art). Learn more about the monologues at http://www.metoomonologuesduke.org Video of the performance will be available at youtube.com/artstigators
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Anatomy of an Avalanche {Duke University Research}

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:02pm
Physicists at Duke University are using this computerized 3D rendering of beads in a box to serve as a model for soil, sand or snow. Colored lines show the network of forces as the virtual particles are pushed together. Thick red lines connect the particles that are experiencing the brunt of the force. By studying the forces inside granular materials as they’re pressed, pushed or squeezed, the researchers hope to better understand phenomena like the jamming of grain hoppers or the early warning signs of earthquakes and avalanches. Video courtesy of Nicolas Brodu. Read more: https://today.duke.edu/2015/03/beadsunderpressure Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Baby Zoboomafoo; Retta Sirleaf: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:00am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. The Duke Lemur Center announced that a famous lemur now has a new granddaughter. Isabella is the newborn granddaughter of Jovian, who was better known by his television name, Zoboomafoo. Jovian died last year at the age of 20. Isabella? She’s doing great. http://today.duke.edu/2015/03/isabella Duke students saw some snow last week and took advantage of the day off from classes by enjoying snowball fights and snowman building. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152752128621475.1073741886.21489041474&type=1 Duke researchers have recently shown how the claws of mantis shrimp evolved. Each part of the claw followed its own evolutionary path, including a spring-loaded strike mechanism that allows the shrimp to smash their food. Yummy! http://today.duke.edu/2015/02/shrimppunch Finally, alumna Retta Sirleaf came back to Duke recently to talk to students about comedy and acting careers. She encouraged them to go to open mic nights like she did while she was at Duke. Retta plays Donna on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. http://today.duke.edu/2015/02/retta-sirleaf-returns-duke#video For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. http://today.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity Produced by Duke University, featuring Kiara Brantley-Jones '17
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Lemur Grandchild of Famous Zoboomafoo Born at Duke University

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:38am
Isabella, the fifth grandchild of Jovian, who was better known by his famous television name Zoboomafoo, was born at the Duke Lemur Center on January, 25, 2015. When Jovian died last year, it triggered a global outpouring of sympathy. Isabella is Jovian's first grandchild born at Duke. To learn more, visit http://lemur.duke.edu Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Exploring Bass Connections at Duke University

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:15pm
A Duke University educational initiative called Bass Connections bridges the classroom and the "real world" by allowing students to collaborate with professors and outside experts to tackle complex problems. To learn more, visit https://bassconnections.duke.edu
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Sounds of Justice and Inclusion: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert at Duke University

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:34am
Sounds of Justice and Inclusion Saturday, January 17, 2015 Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University PRODUCED BY John V. Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Program Luke A. Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity SPONSORED BY Duke Chapel Office for Institutional Equity Office of the Vice President for the Arts Video by RobUnderhill.com Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversit... Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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