Is it…a balloon? An airship of some sort, tethered to the turf? A children’s pool, blown onto its side?“This is an inflatable whale,” says David W.... Read more
It’s really hard to tell if you’re sleepy or confused,” Genevieve Lipp ’10, M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ’14 says to her EGR 244: “Dynamics” class at 9:07 a.m. on... Read more
One pope was a woman, so the story goes. The year was 855 and even those attending her papal procession didn’t know she was not a man until she... Read more
Here’s an exercise to focus the mind: Imagine a new nuclear-arms race with no end in sight—except, maybe, Armageddon. And so in late January, Jack... Read more

Spring 2017

“Would you like to fly a plane?” asks Rett Newton, Ph.D. student at the Marine Lab, cheerfully proffering the controller to a Parrot Bebop, an inexpensive starter drone that beginners can safely...
"THE INTERNET ASSUMES EVERYONE IS WHITE.""A strong statement maybe, but Winston Henderson B.S.E. ’90, J.D. ’96 takes out his phone to offer a simple demonstration.“Let’s look up ‘female beauty,’ ”...
Mark Hecker ’03 takes the same approach every time. He shows up in front of a D.C. public high school, out-of-place in well-worn jeans and a T-shirt, or maybe a long-sleeve dress shirt with a very...
The Center for Documentary Studies hosts a night for fans of podcastsStrings of bare bulbs softly illuminate a darkened Motorco Music Hall in Durham. Rows of benches and folding chairs fill the room...
Forget Sundance and Cannes. Duke could hold its own film festival using the work of these acclaimed graduate student directors.Jeremy Lange: When he was working as a magazine photographer in 2006,...
THE CATALYST: Television isn’t a standard jumping-off point for an academic course. But The Wire, the acclaimed HBO series that ran from 2002 through 2008 and that Entertainment Weekly ranked as the...
As Duke’s vice president for finance and treasurer, Tim Walsh oversees an array of financial and operational functions, ranging from accounting, procurement, and real estate to merchandise and...
Things got interesting early on in the Vietnam Staff Ride taken by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS) in early January. Sparks flew on the very first evening when Ho Chi Minh and Le...
Shining a light on deathAs technology and medicine advance, the most basic of biological phenomena can be revisited, questioned, and altered. Haider Warraich, a cardiology fellow at Duke University...
What’s a day like in your life as an entrepreneur?It’s chaotic! A lot of the ecosystem for an entrepreneur is staying involved and developing. So, I reserve two nights per week to go to networking...
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall began to fall in Germany, and with it communism in Eastern Europe. PENKA KOUNEVA Ph.D. ’97 was an aspiring composer living in Bulgaria, and her parents told her...
For the first time in Duke’s history, alumni will have a place of their own on campus. Construction of a new alumni center—a four-building cluster that will include event space, meeting rooms,...
The Duke University Archives recently received the Joseph Mitchell Papers on Max Wicker, a collection of letters, news clippings, and other documents that culminate in a 2006 paper, “The 1954 Firing...