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Duke University Chapel Christmas Open House 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:55pm
Duke University Chapel hosted its 2014 Christmas Open House featuring carols sung by members of the Duke Vespers Ensemble, Christmas cookies and warm cider and a chance to pet and adopt puppies from Hope Animal Rescue. Visitors also enjoyed seeing the Chapel dressed in the splendor of the holidays!
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New Japanese Garden Under Construction at Duke University's Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:34am
In summer of 2015, Duke University's Sarah P. Duke Gardens plans to open a Japanese-styled garden to the public. This video shows you what you can expect to see once the project is complete. 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
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2014 Duke University Research In Photos

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:15pm
Year-end lists typically celebrate great movies, newsmakers and the like. But 2014 was also a year of amazing research and discovery, at least at Duke University. Here are some of the year’s most stunning images and accompanying stories of how the university’s faculty, students and alumni expanded the frontiers of knowledge to serve society. Read all the stories: https://today.duke.edu/showcase/mmedia/features/duke-research-2014/ 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 Students Reflect on 2014

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:45pm
Duke students take a look back at the ups and downs of 2014 and discuss their new year resolutions. 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
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Duke students take a study break and play with puppies

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:03pm
Duke University libraries teamed up with Duke PAWS, the university’s group for helping out furry friends in Durham, and brought therapy dogs to Perkins Library and stressed students a break. More: https://today.duke.edu/2014/12/vocalbird 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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48 Species of Birds

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:53pm
An international collaboration of more than 200 scientists has published the first results of whole-genome comparisons across all 48 orders of the Bird family tree. The analysis shows just a few species of birds survived the K-T mass extinction event 66 million years ago and then experienced a rapid diversification of new species as birds adapted to unfilled niches in the environment. All images and sound from Wikimedia Commons and Xeno-Canto.org under Creative Commons license. More on Duke University research: http://research.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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Mapping the Big Bang of Bird Evolution

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:53pm
Duke neurobiologist Erich Jarvis was a principal investigator on a massive effort to sequence the whole genomes of 48 bird species, representing every order of the bird family tree. The international collaboration has turned up some interesting new findings about how birds survived the K-T extinction event and diversified into more than 10,000 species over the last 66 million years.
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Duke Student Spreads Buzz About Bees

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:02pm
In Spring 2015, Duke graduate student Xander Kent looks forward to spreading the buzz about bees. After training West Africans to become beekeepers during his time in the Peace Corps, Kent now plans to educate Duke students and the Durham community about why bees are so important to our own food system. 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
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Wallace Wade Construction; Decision Science: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Think you’re good at making decisions? To find out, try taking a 5-question quiz online and then hear from Duke experts on why we think the way we do. The quiz is at bit.ly/decide5 . http://bit.ly/decide5 December 1st began a big renovation project at Wallace Wade stadium. After Saturday’s football victory, fans had a chance to take home a piece of the old turf and track before the earth movers took over. http://today.duke.edu/2014/12/wadeconstruct This spring, Duke grad student Xander Kent will be spreading the buzz about bees. After training West Africans to become bee keepers during his time in the Peace Corps, Kent now plans to teach Duke students and the Durham community about why bees are so important. Finally, a panel of experts recently addressed the ethics of appropriating Native American symbols in fashion. The event was also designed to raise awareness of Native American issues on campus. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/nativeamericans 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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Former National Security Advisor Addresses Duke Community

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:02pm
Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor under President George W. Bush, addressed about 200 members of the Duke community on December 2, 2014. Hadley talked with the crowd at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy about issues facing the nation today. 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
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Scientific Recognition: A Photo Challenge {Episode 1: The Stuff of Nightmares}

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:36pm
Can you guess what it is before we tell you? Play along as this Duke Research photo zooms out to give you the full picture. ***SPOILERS BELOW!*** Don't read this stuff if you're still playing along! ... This might be the last thing an ant or small spider would see on the loamy forest floor, but they probably wouldn't appreciate its iridescent beauty the way we do. Behold the business end of Cicindela sexguttata, the six-spotted tiger beetle, a half-inch-long predator found throughout most of the East and Midwest, except for Florida and North Dakota. This macro photo, which combines several images with software to maintain its focus through several planes, was taken in the Biology department's insect collection by Cynthia Tedore, a 2013 PhD in biology who studied the visual systems of jumping spiders. More rad Duke science: http://research.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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Duke Forest; Chimp Bullies: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. A new study from Duke researchers finds that chimp bullies are more likely to become fathers. The study spanned 17 years and the theory is that the intimidated females are more likely to acquiesce to mating with the bully males. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/chimpaggressio Duke Forest had its annual gathering to report on the state of the forest this month. The forest staff is ever vigilant for threats to the forest, which include tree-killing pests and ice storms. For 11 cool facts about Duke Forest, visit http://dukeforest.spotlight.duke.edu . http://sites.duke.edu/dukeresearch/2014/11/14/duke-forest-is-healthy-but-vigilant/ Duke’s undergraduate curriculum, approved in 1999, is under review. The new curriculum is being drawn up by a committee, with plenty of time for review and comment. It is still 3 years away from being enacted. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/curriculum Finally, Duke alum Scott Bradford has co-founded the Let There Be Rock school in Durham. The music instruction school uses both individual and collaborative, band-style learning. http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x132733790/An-authentic-School-of-Rock For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversity/posts 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 Lawrence Nemeh '15, Sydney Speizman '17
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Risk Assessment for Autism in Young Children

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 5:09pm
Imagine using an iPad app to find out in minutes whether your child is at risk for autism. A Duke team has developed an assessment for toddlers that could lead to earlier detection and put families on the pathway to finding help sooner. This video features: Dr. Helen Egger, Duke child psychiatrist; Jordan Hashemi, Electrical engineering Ph.D. student; Dr. Kimberly Carpenter, Postdoctoral fellow and Kathleen Campbell, Duke medical student. For more Duke News every day, visit Duke Today. Website: http://duke.edu YouTube: http://youtube.com/Duke Google+: http://plus.google.com/+dukeuniversity/posts Facebook: http://facebook.com/DukeUniv Twitter: http://twitter.com/DukeU Instagram: http://instagram.com/dukeuniversity Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dukeuniversity
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Goodbye Zoboomafoo; Black Friday Advice: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Last week, we said goodbye to the Duke Lemur Center’s Jovian, better known as Zoboomafoo. Jovian passed away at the ripe old lemur age of 20, and millions shared their many happy memories of him online. https://storify.com/DukeUniversity/zoboomafoo Duke Chapel held its first ever jazz vespers service last week. The service combined traditional liturgy with improvisational jazz from Duke’s John Brown Big Band. https://today.duke.edu/2014/11/jazzvespers Computer science expert Landon Cox does not expect recent credit card security breeches to have an effect on the holiday purchasing season. His best advice? Pay with cash when possible and shop at stores instead of online. Also, keep a close eye on your credit card statement. https://today.duke.edu/2014/11/holidayadvice Finally, Duke Kunshan University celebrated its official campus opening on Monday. The event began with a traditional “lion dance” and included leaders from Duke and Wuhan Universities, as well as guests from China and elsewhere. https://today.duke.edu/2014/11/dkuceremony 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
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How do you make decisions? Take our fun quiz to find out!

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:09pm
Do you make good decisions when you visit the doctor, serve on a jury or just order lunch? Take this fun quiz and you might be surprised. You’ll be challenged with examples of “decision science,” an emerging field that brings together disciplines such as economics and marketing with the latest in brain science. The quiz features favorite questions from five faculty from D-CIDES, the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences. Are you ready to sit on a murder trial, judge a CEO's intentions or make some money? Click and start deciding: http://bit.ly/decide5 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 Cyber Security Expert Offers Holiday Shopping Advice

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:05pm
Despite credit card security breaches in 2014, Duke security systems expert Landon Cox believes holiday shoppers will still be out in full force this season. In this video, Cox offers advice to avoid becoming a victim of security fraud. 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
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Duke Professor Analyzes Media Coverage of Ebola Epidemic

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:22pm
With some headlines about the Ebola outbreak causing panic around the country, Duke Professor Priscilla Wald analyzed the media's role covering the epidemic. Wald believes journalists must find a balance between informing the public and making them aware of the potential health threat. 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
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Significant Vote Could Allow NC To Issue Fracking Permits In Spring 2015

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:06am
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will vote Friday, November 14 on whether to pass more than 120 rules designed to govern natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Commission Vice Chairwoman Amy Pickle also serves as the director of Duke University’s State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. In this video, Pickle discusses how the rules were developed and modified. 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
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Major Vote Could Allow NC To Issue Fracking Permits In Spring 2015

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:38am
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will vote Friday, November 14 on whether to pass more than 120 rules designed to govern natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Commission Vice Chairwoman Amy Pickle also serves as the director of Duke University’s State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. In this video, Pickle discusses how the rules were developed and modified. 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
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Veteran's Day; HackDuke: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:30am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Tuesday was Veteran’s Day, and the Duke community commemorated the event with a gathering outside of Duke Chapel, featuring Duke’s ROTC units and retired Marine Corps Major Mike Snyder, who’s now a safety manager at Duke. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/veteransdayphoto A new study from Duke shows that people tend to think there is not a problem, such as global warming, if they disagree with the policy solutions. The article appears in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/solutionaversion This weekend is HackDuke, a weekend for coders to create projects for social good. The weekend includes remarks from Mayor Bill Bell as well a Nerf gun war and, of course, plenty of marathon coding. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/hackduke Finally, students presented their innovative ideas for fighting Ebola in last week’s Ebola Innovation Challenge presentations. The winning idea was for Ebola kits to provide basic supplies, like biohazard bags and IV fluids, for patient care. http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/ebolachallenge 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 Lincoln Wensley '15, Lawrence Nemeh '15
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