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Social Media Sparks Changes in the Classroom

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:28am
At Duke University, a rising number of professors are integrating social media into their classrooms and using it as a learning tool for students. Professor Mark Anthony Neal and Dean of Undergraduate Education Stephen Nowicki discuss the future of social media in higher education. 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 Senior Brings Music to Life

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:44pm
Duke University senior Harish Eswaran discovered the magic behind composing music. For his senior project, Harish created his first large-scale piece, which other student musicians helped him perform. During the Carnatic Concerto, Eswaran played the violin in the traditional western style and also in the classical tradition of South India called Carnatic violin. 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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Reach Higher

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:38am
With May 1 quickly approaching, we are so excited to welcome future Blue Devils to the Class of 2019. Help us celebrate National #CollegeSigningDay and support the First Lady's #ReachHigher campaign by sharing a photo in your Duke gear with the hashtags #ReachHigher and #Duke2019. 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 Alumni Find a Special Way to Celebrate Their 70th Anniversary

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:26pm
70 years after tying the knot at the Duke Chapel, Duke alumni Elbert and Lois Wethington celebrated their anniversary by walking down the aisle once again. They shared their special moment with their three children. The couple believes loyalty and faithfulness are the keys to making marriage work.
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A New Take on Drug PSA Posters

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:13pm
Duke University senior Meaghan Li combined her major in public policy with her minor in graphic design to complete these modern, sleek drug PSA posters as a class project. The class, Alcohol: Brain, Individual and Society, is taught by Dr. Amir Rezvani and the students are asked to create something artistic related to any aspect of addiction. 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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Baboon Butts; Duke Reunions: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. How do male baboons feel about big butts? Turns out the size of a female baboon bottom matters less than her fertility, say Duke researchers, whose findings contradict what was previously believed. http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/sizeisnteverything Duke’s Nathaniel Mackey weaves together poetry and music in his work. Recently, he performed his poetry with musical accompaniment. See the full performance and read more on Duke Today. http://bit.ly/mackeysong Congratulations to the winners of Duke’s Presidential Awards. The recipients were honored for exceptional service to Duke at a luncheon hosted by President Brodhead. http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/presidentialawards Last weekend, Duke welcomed back more than 4,000 Blue Devils for Reunions Weekend. Alumni were treated to receptions and activities, like a photo booth at the Forever Duke Reunion party. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153242303539808.1073741913.22662044807&type=3 Finally, it’s the last week of classes for students, and the last week of these 60-second updates until the fall. Have a great summer, everyone! 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 Sydney Speizman '17
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Visible Thinking: Elevator Pitch Challenge

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:43pm
Think giving an elevator pitch of a complex research project is easy? Duke University undergrads taking part in "Visible Thinking: A Showcase of Undergraduate Research" were invited to take part in the elevator pitch challenge. Students had less than one minute during their elevator ride to explain their findings. For more information, visit http://undergraduateresearch.duke.edu/visible-thinking
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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:23am
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Celebrating 15 Years of Metamaterials

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:21am
In 15 years metamaterials has brought breakthroughs like invisibility cloaks, acoustic cloaks, miniaturized flat antennas, and you-don’t-have-to-stop-anymore airport security screenings. Watch as two of the field’s founding fathers reminisce about their journey and look forward to the future. Metamaterials pioneers David R. Smith of Duke University’s Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics and Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London discuss the birth, evolution and future of this novel class of materials. Smith is also on the Kymeta Board and was formerly the director of Intellectual Ventures Metamaterials Commercialization Center. For more information, visit http://metamaterials.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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Mitt Romney; Missile Study: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Governor Mitt Romney spoke at Duke last week. He talked about his run for president in 2012, foreign policy and even his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield. You can see the entire talk online. http://sanford.duke.edu/articles/mitt-romney-speaks-duke A new Duke study reports that 9 percent of adults in the U.S. who have a history of impulsive angry behavior also have access to guns. The study suggests that to prevent gun violence, checking a gun buyer’s misdemeanor convictions could be more effective than checking his mental health history. http://corporate.dukemedicine.org/news_and_publications/news_office/news/nearly-1-in-10-adults-has-impulsive-anger-issues-and-access-to-guns Duke scientists have simulated what happens to soil during high-speed impacts, like from a missile or meteor. It turns out that soil and sand actually get stronger the harder the object strikes! http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/meteorimpact Finally, Blue Devil Days for the new Duke class of 2019 is now underway. The two-day program introduces admitted students to life at Duke. http://admissions.duke.edu/bluedevildays 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 Rence Nemeh '15
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Nathaniel Mackey: The music of poetry

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:21pm
Nathaniel Mackey: “Poetry is the slow-cooking movement of literature.” (http://bit.ly/mackeysong). As Mackey spins a few discs from his vast collection of Jazz and world, the Duke University professor describes how music weaves through his award-winning poems. The “Taking Note” series profiles humanities professors at Duke University. Mackey's poetry: "Day After Day of the Dead" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247622 "On Antiphon Island" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238140 Mackey’s poetry is collected in several volumes, including: “Splay Anthem,” copyright 2006, New Directions Publishing; “Nod House,” copyright 2011, New Directions Publishing. http://www.ndbooks.com/author/nathaniel-mackey/ 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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Nathaniel Mackey: Finding a different tempo

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:21pm
Poetry can offer a refuge from our fragmented, distractible times, says poet Nathaniel Mackeyv(Bit.ly/mackeysong): “The arts are one of the ways we get close to sacred time in our day. “ Mackey is Reyonlds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University and the winner of Yale University’s 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The “Taking Note” series profiles humanities professors at Duke University. Mackey's poetry: "Day After Day of the Dead" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247622 "On Antiphon Island" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238140 Mackey’s poetry is collected in several volumes, including: “Splay Anthem,” copyright 2006, New Directions Publishing; “Nod House,” copyright 2011, New Directions Publishing. http://www.ndbooks.com/author/nathaniel-mackey/ 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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Nathaniel Mackey: On writing workshops

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:21pm
“Teaching a workshop from the top-down is the wrong way to do it,” says prize-winning poet Nathaniel Mackey (Bit.ly/mackeysong). A peek at Mackey’s undergraduate poetry class at Duke University. The “Taking Note” series profiles humanities professors at Duke University. Mackey's poetry: "Day After Day of the Dead" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247622 "On Antiphon Island" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238140 Mackey’s poetry is collected in several volumes, including: “Splay Anthem,” copyright 2006, New Directions Publishing; “Nod House,” copyright 2011, New Directions Publishing. http://www.ndbooks.com/author/nathaniel-mackey/ 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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A reading by Nathaniel Mackey with bassist Vattel Cherry

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:21pm
Prize-winning poet and Duke University professor Nathaniel Mackey (http://bit.ly/mackeysong) reads from his serial poems “Mu” and “Song of the Andoumboulou” accompanied by Vattel Cherry on bass. The reading took place March 23 at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The “Taking Note” series profiles humanities professors at Duke University. Mackey's poetry: "Day After Day of the Dead" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247622 "On Antiphon Island" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238140 Mackey’s poetry is collected in several volumes, including: “Splay Anthem,” copyright 2006, New Directions Publishing; “Nod House,” copyright 2011, New Directions Publishing. http://www.ndbooks.com/author/nathaniel-mackey/ 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 Admitted Student Chat: Arts and Humanities

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:45pm
Join a student-hosted chat to learn what life is like as a Blue Devil.
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Meteor Impact in Slow Motion {Duke University Research}

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:50pm
This sequence of high-speed videos reveals what happens underground when a missile or meteor hits the earth. Shown first at slow, then at medium and finally at high impact speeds, each video stretches a split-second impact to more than six seconds of playback time. The study explains why soil and sand get stronger when they are struck harder. Video courtesy of Abram Clark. Read more: https://today.duke.edu/2015/04/meteorimpact 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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Class of 2019 Explores Duke During Blue Devil Days

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:24pm
High school seniors from around the world who were accepted to Duke University's class of 2019 are visiting campus this April to learn more about Duke. For more information, visit http://admissions.duke.edu/bluedevildays
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Duke University Admitted Student Chat: Live From Blue Devil Days

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:08pm
Join a student-hosted chat to learn what life is like as a Blue Devil.
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National Champs; Full Frame Festival: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. Congratulations to the new NCAA champs. Duke beat Wisconsin for the Blue Devils’ 5th national title. Go Duke! http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/welcome Have you ever heard a mouse sing? Duke researchers have discovered that male mice do it to woo potential mates. http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/mousesong The 2015 Duke Farmers Market season opens April 24th. The weekly event on campus gives Duke faculty and staff a great way to get locally-grown produce. http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/wellness/farmers/ This weekend is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. The festival shows more than 100 non-fiction films and attracts thousands of visitors to the Bull City. http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/fullframeduke http://www.fullframefest.org/ Finally, test your knowledge of medical devices from Duke’s History of Medicine collection. Guess what these curiosities were used for, and then learn the real history behind them! http://bit.ly/dukemedicinecabinet 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, Kiara Brantley-Jones '17
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