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The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Welcome Back; Fungus Discovered; Football

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:00am
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Welcome back, Dukies! It’s the first week of classes here at Duke. The last 10 days has seen the arrival of the Class of 2018 and a Forever Duke block party. http://today.duke.edu/2014/08/moveinday14 Duke Kunshan University is also in its first week—EVER. Last week, the convocation ceremony officially marked its opening. The program featured Chinese and American cultural and academic traditions. http://dku.edu.cn/en/convocation-ceremony-marks-official-opening-duke-kunshan-university Duke researchers, with the help of a 13-year-old girl, have discovered that a strain of fungus deadly to HIV/AIDS patients actually grows on trees. The girl sent samples from her science project to Duke for DNA sequencing and the specimens matched those from infected patients. http://today.duke.edu/2014/08/cryptospores Finally, Duke football “kicks off” its season with a game against Elon Saturday. The football team is coming off its most successful season in decades. Go Blue Devils! http://goduke.com 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/+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
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Class of 2018 Photo on East Campus

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:57pm
On Wednesday evening (weather permitting) students convened on the East Campus quad for the annual class photo. The students spelled out "2018" for this longstanding tradition. The event was covered live on a Google Hangout On Air.
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Welcome to Duke University!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:05pm
Welcome to Duke University, Class of 2018! As you're arriving on campus, we pulled together a playlist of videos that will be helpful for you. Check them out on the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZhPUaJyXIZ0dOX5EFQg2pV_eCTrp_Xp
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#DukeSummer Photos from the Duke University Community

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:16pm
Duke University students and staff share their favorite #DukeSummer photos from around the world! More at http://facebook.com/DukeUniv 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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#DukeSummer Photos from the Duke University Community

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:26pm
Duke University students and staff share their favorite #DukeSummer photos from around the world! More at http://facebook.com/DukeUniv 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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Duke University students compete in Shell Eco-marathon

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:06pm
Duke University students learn by doing. Over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, ten Duke Engineering students analyzed, designed, simulated, tested and finally manufactured an incredibly efficient battery powered vehicle. They enjoyed a 38% increase in miles per kilowatt over the previous year's vehicle. Learn more about the Shell Eco-marathon: http://www.shell.com/global/environment-society/ecomarathon/about.html Learn more about Engineering at Duke: http://www.pratt.duke.edu 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 Production assistance from Bernatta Palmer
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The Duke University Fudan Experience

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:30am
Duke University sophomore Eitan Tye takes you along on his class trip to Fudan in Shanghai, China, where he saw the sights, met with students, and experienced Chinese culture. More information: http://sociology.duke.edu http://asianmideast.duke.edu http://dku.edu.cn 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 Filming by Eitan Tye Production assistance from Bernatta Palmer
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Duke University Vine Video Compilation

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:30am
It's been a summer of Vine over on Duke University's Vine account. Check out this compilation of some of our fun ones, and see more at https://vine.co/DukeU . 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 Bernatta Palmer
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John Hanks provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival at Duke University

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:30am
John Hanks, Staff Associate with the Duke Dance Program, provides live accompaniment for American Dance Festival classes at Duke University, whether the dancers need a slow warm-up piece, a waltz, or a "full-tilt boogie." He's an improvisational one-man band! More information: http://americandancefestival.org 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 Production assistance from Bernatta Palmer
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CDF Freedom School at Duke University

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:40am
The Children's Defense Fund Freedom School is operating at Duke University this summer. See the full story at http://today.duke.edu/2014/07/freedomschool . More information: http://childrensdefense.org 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 Bernatta Palmer
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Duke Lemur Center Photo Walk

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:58pm
Duke University communicators took a #photowalk at the Duke Lemur Center and captured these amazing shots. More information: http://lemur.duke.edu http://sites.duke.edu/pictureduke/ More pictures from the photo walk: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152270444261475.1073741872.21489041474&type=1 http://dukephotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/2014-Lemur-Photowalk/G0000s2RcR8nT0ao/ 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 Bernatta Palmer
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Duke University Students Digitally Document Ancient Tomb

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 4:09pm
Students in the Duke in Tuscany program (Duke University) were at an archaeological site this month in Italy's Vulci Naturalistic Park when local archaeologists discovered a rare ancient and intact Etruscan tomb. The find allowed the students to use the digital documentation skills they were learning from Duke Professor Maurizio Forte. The result was a 3D model of the burial site, which Forte believes is the first such model of an Etruscan tomb. Read more at http://today.duke.edu/2014/06/etruscan. 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 Voiceover and production assistance by Duke Office of News & Communications intern Bernatta Palmer.
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Duke University Academic Homecoming 2014

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:29pm
Sophomore Eitan Tye interviews Duke University students about their newly declared majors and why they chose them. Learn more at http://advising.duke.edu Music by Lawrence Nemeh '15 and Eric Conyers.
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New Grant for Durham Science Education

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:29pm
The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke University) is among the recipients of a new grant from Longfellow Real Estate Partners to promote education in Durham in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Learn more: http://tip.duke.edu http://lfrep.com http://durhamnc.gov 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 Duke Office of News & Communications intern Bernatta Palmer was a production assistant for this video.
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Duke University Research: Neural Circuits Help You Avoid Biting Your Tongue

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 9:21am
A Duke University neurobiology team traces the pathways of nerves controlling the tongue and jaw muscles of mice and finds they have a common origin in the brainstem, which may explain how they stay coordinated. Read more: http://today.duke.edu/2014/06/chewnerves
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Benefits of Proposed EPA Power Plant Rules

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:25am
Duke University's Tim Profeta outlines four possible benefits of the new Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas regulations. Profeta is the director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Learn more at http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu. Read more: https://today.duke.edu/2014/06/greenhouse News Tip: Experts Available to Discuss EPA's Existing Power Plant Rule http://today.duke.edu/2014/05/tip-powerplantrule
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The Last Day of an Iconic Duke University Oak Tree

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:58am
At Duke University, this nearly 100-year old willow oak tree had to be removed from its place next to the Allen Building due to rotting roots. The time-lapse video shows the process over the day-long event. Read more: http://today.duke.edu/2014/05/treeremoval Timelapse photography by Duke Photography: http://www.dukephoto.duke.edu/ 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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Wounded Veterans Compete at Duke University

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:08am
Duke University hosted the second of the three-day Valor Games Southeast on May 21. The Valor Games Southeast gathers veterans and activity duty military members to compete in sports such as powerlifting and archery. Read more at http://today.duke.edu/2014/05/valorstory and http://bridge2sports.org/ 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 Duke intern Rae'Shelle Drayton was a production assistant for this video.
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