Walk into the science lab of a newly minted Nobel laureate, and you’ll spot the expected and not-so-expected things: pipettes, flasks, syringes,... Read more
Streaked with ancient limestone dust, the scientist hovering near Steve Churchill’s worktable waited to see his reaction to the fossil she’d... Read more
Here’s a question somewhere on the spectrum between the prosaic and the profound: Is medicine an art or a science? And how many times has Gene... Read more
On a Sunday afternoon this past March, Wallace J. Nichols took out a cloth drawstring bag and distributed its contents: oversized glass marbles the... Read more

Winter 2015

As the daughter of Arab immigrants, I’ve often grappled with what home is. Born in the U.S., I spent the first few years of my life between Egypt and Mississippi as my parents were trying to...
Snack attackSome students have been having unnerving encounters with squirrels that have gotten used to humans and the good food they leave behind. “One of my friends was sitting at an outdoor table...
THE CATALYST: Mark Goodacre, a professor in the religious studies department, has been teaching the course for ten years. “I inherited it. The first thing I did when I got to Duke was look to see...
At 6 o’clock in the morning there is just enough light cutting through the front entrance of the thatched home where Ernesto Ortiz, Axel Berky, and a nurse technician from the Peruvian Ministry of...
Damon Tweedy M.D. ’00, assistant professor of psychiatry, is the author of the widely (and favorably) reviewed Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine.What were some...
One Saturday morning in the late 1980s, Marissa Young entered a bedroom where her father, Robert, was recovering from working the graveyard shift.Young jostled him until he awoke. She wanted to join...
Eugene Stead, right, introduced ideas only now becoming part of health-care discussions.
This fall, Duke celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Physician Assistant program. Most people who see a physician assistant for a cough or a sprained ankle are not aware that the idea of a...
FEATURED BOOKDavid Kaczynski’s new memoir, Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family, is a compassionate and complex story of one family’s path from anguish to understanding. For...
As the 23rd secretary of the U.S. Air Force,  James is responsible for organizing and equipping the nearly 664,000 airmen and women serving throughout the world. James is a former president at...
2015 DUKE ALUMNI AWARD WINNERSDAA is pleased to announce winners of our 2015 awards. The 32 individual and group award winners were honored during a special Homecoming Weekend reception in October....
Under the glow of purple stage lights in Baldwin Auditorium, Jeremy Jones ‘02 is giving a drum lesson from his perch behind a sparkling silver drum set.As a videographer clamps a GoPro camera near...
This stock certificate is a symbol of potential, hope, and empowerment. It represents an investment in Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line steamship company, which was founded in 1919 through his United...