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Cranes for Life

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:08am
Nurses for Mental Health Awareness, a new Duke student organization, created a display with 1,100 cranes. The cranes represent the number suicides among college students each year. The nursing students hope to raise awareness and decrease suicides in the coming year.
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3-D Printing Hearts to Improve Surgical Care [Time-lapse]

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:39pm
Duke surgeons are collaborating with units across campus to diagnose and treat hearts with the help of an emerging technology: 3-D printing. Learn more in this in-depth video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isBMvBkhmIA Read the full story on Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2017/12/how-3-d-printing-changing-surgical-care-duke For more information, visit: https://surgery.duke.edu/education-and-training/educational-laboratories/3d-printing-lab https://3dprint.duke.edu/medical-3d-printing-at-duke
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A Window into Learning at Duke: Historic Macs Exhibit

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:44am
Dozens of old macs ranging from 1984 through early 2000's took center stage during an exhibit hosted by Duke's Office of Information and Technology. The macs were on loan from members of the Duke community.
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Why Study Mouse Lemurs?

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:16pm
Like humans, mouse lemurs sometimes develop amyloid brain plaques and other Alzheimer's-like symptoms as they age. Because mouse lemurs are primates, they are a closer genetic match to humans than mice or rats are. The Duke Lemur Center's non-invasive research on these tiny primate cousins could help explain the initial stages of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Duke team hopes their research will help identify people at risk sooner, before they develop symptoms, or point to new ways to delay onset or slow progression of the disease. Read more at https://today.duke.edu/2017/03/jumping-genes-suspected-alzheimers. Produced by Wil Weldon at http://wilweldon.com/. Mouse lemur footage by Sydney Dye, Elon University. Still photographs by David Haring, Duke Lemur Center.
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Martin Doyle: “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers”

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:37pm
Martin Doyle, Duke professor of river science, discusses his book, “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers.” Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, explores how rivers have shaped American politics, economics and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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Nancy Armstrong: “Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing: The American Example”

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:37pm
Nancy Armstrong, Duke professor of English, discusses her book, “Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing: The American Example.” Armstrong and co-author Leonard Tennenhouse offer a fresh angle on U.S. literary history with this exploration of how the first American novelists carried on an argument with their British counterparts that pitted direct democracy against representative liberalism. Armstrong and Tennenhouse argue that this early democratic writing lives on in the novels of Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville and James. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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Kate Bowler: "Everything Happens for a Reason -- And Other Lies I’ve Loved"

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:36pm
Kate Bowler, Duke professor of Christian history discusses her book, "Everything Happens for a Reason -- And Other Lies I’ve Loved.” The divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives and doctors. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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Larry Todd: “Beethoven's Cello Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World”

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:35pm
Duke music professor R. Larry Todd discusses his new book “Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World.” Todd and Marc D. Moskovitz, principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, examine the seminal cornerstones of the cello repertoire and place them within their historical and cultural context. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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David Morgan: “Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment”

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:35pm
David Morgan, Duke professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, discusses his book, “Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment.” Building on his previous innovative work in visual and religious studies, Morgan creates a new framework in this book for understanding how the human mind can be enchanted by images. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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Lori Leachman: “A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football”

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:34pm
Lori Leachman, Duke professor of economics, discusses her book, “The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen: A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football.” Leachman’s book is a memoir about growing up in the South, football and her coach father’s death from CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. To watch more videos highlighting books written by Duke faculty members, visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIbP46g2uYn9aF1z01-lp654
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A Mutational Timer Is Built Into the Chemistry of DNA

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 2:16pm
Scientists have discovered that the storied structure of DNA contains a kind of built-in timer that clocks the frequency with which mutations occur. They show that DNA bases can shape-shift for a thousandth of a second, transiently morphing into alternative states that allow the replication machinery to incorporate the wrong base pairs into its double helix. Such mismatches, though rare, serve as the basis of genetic changes that drive evolution and diseases like cancer.
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Evolution of the Arts at Duke [Timeline]

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 8:22pm
In 2018, the Rubenstein Arts Center -- a premier hub for the arts -- opened in the heart of campus. This video timeline retraces the steps Duke took in raising the profile of the arts from peripheral to a priority. With several milestones such as the founding of the Nasher Museum of Art and the establishment of the Vice Provost of the Arts office, the accelerating growth in the arts at Duke has been the product of many moments. Read more on Duke Stories: https://stories.duke.edu/the-duke-arts-renaissance Explore the new Rubenstein Arts Center: https://artscenter.duke.edu/ Learn more about the arts at Duke: https://arts.duke.edu/ See more Duke Arts videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIac3rKX0RKGvYFibHe8rlE2 --- Video sound effects courtesy of http://www.freesfx.co.uk
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2018 Commencement Speaker Announcement

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:15pm
President Price has an announcement to make about this year's Duke University commencement speaker! Special thanks to our featured students: Matthew King Kavya Sekar
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Snow Covers Abele Quad Time-lapse

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:59am
A time-lapse taken from Duke University Libraries' window overlooking Abele Quad on January 17-18, 2018 captured a picturesque view of snow falling over campus.
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Snowfall on Duke Campus [360° video]

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:26pm
Snowfall in a gothic wonderland! Explore iconic spots on Duke University's campus under a blanket of snow. In this 360-degree video, you can enjoy the winter weather from the comfort of von der Heyden Pavilion, or trek headlong through Sarah P. Duke Gardens; see tents buried under snowdrifts in Krzyzewskiville, or take in the frigid beauty West Campus from the heart of Abele Quad. Read more on Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2018/01/snow-day-duke-larger-expected See more stories using #DukeSnowDay: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/dukesnowday/ Note: No tenters were frozen in the making of this video. They were given a recess from KVille due to the inclement weather. Music by Joakim Karud: http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
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Astronaut Mae Jemison Reflects on How to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. 's Legacy

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:00am
Dr. Mae Jemison, a NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color to go into space, delivered the keynote address during Duke Hospital's Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jamison shares how she honor's King's legacy.
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How 3-D Printing is Changing Surgical Care at Duke

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 2:36pm
Doctors and researchers at Duke Health are 3-D printing bones, organs and other tissues to help plan surgeries before entering the operating room. Read the full story on Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2017/12/how-3-d-printing-changing-surgical-care-duke For more information, visit: https://surgery.duke.edu/education-and-training/educational-laboratories/3d-printing-lab https://3dprint.duke.edu/medical-3d-printing-at-duke Video by Wil Weldon: http://wilweldon.com/
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Duke Holiday Happenings 2017

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:54am
From candlelight illuminating the Duke Chapel to festive performances, the holiday season is a magical time across Duke University.
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Stunning Science Stories of 2017

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:49am
Take a look back at some of the most eye-catching Duke research stories from 2017. Learn More: https://today.duke.edu/2017/02/mismatched-eyes-help-squid-survive-ocean%E2%80%99s-twilight-zone https://research.duke.edu/building-virtual-ark-lemurs https://today.duke.edu/2017/05/students-doctors-develop-next-generation-surgical-implants https://stories.duke.edu/research-from-new-point-of-view http://pratt.duke.edu/news/ditch-the-speculum http://pratt.duke.edu/news/launching-spores https://today.duke.edu/2017/08/scientists-map-sex-chromosome-evolution-fungi https://today.duke.edu/2017/08/confederate-submarine-crew-killed-their-own-weapon https://corporate.dukehealth.org/news-listing/how-fever-early-pregnancy-might-cause-heart-facial-birth-defects?h=nl https://nicholas.duke.edu/about/news/taste-not-appearance-drives-corals-eat-plastics https://today.duke.edu/2017/11/bonobos-help-strangers-without-being-asked http://pratt.duke.edu/news/big-heart-patch
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"Billy the Kid" performed by Durham Medical Orchestra

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:10am
Durham Medical Orchestra performs "Billy the Kid" by Aaron Copland (1938) on December 10, 2017 at Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, NC. The piece was among several featured during their "Once Upon A Time" winter concert. The Durham Medical Orchestra, through its affiliation with the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke, connects volunteer musicians from the health professions and the community to promote wellness, provide cultural enrichment, and deliver the benefits of music to all through engaging performances and collaborative partnerships. Conducted by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, the ensemble also features students from Kidznotes in the Durham Public Schools. Learn more about Durham Medical Orchestra: http://dmomusic.org/ Learn more about the Arts at Duke: https://arts.duke.edu/ See more creativity at Duke: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIac3rKX0RKGvYFibHe8rlE2
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