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Duke has been committed to building a culture of sustainability for decades. Efforts to reduce the university’s environmental impact include strategic planning, community education regarding sustainability on campus and the development of programs to positively influence campus sustainability behavior and operations.
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Puppy Kindergarten

November 22, 2021

The Duke Puppy Kindergarten is a five-year project funded by the National Institute with the goal of increasing the supply of service dogs by studying...


‘More Possibilities Than There Are Particles in the Universe’

November 12, 2020

A world-class team of academic researchers at Duke are working to create the first practical, scalable quantum computer.


Meet Duke’s new faculty of 2020

October 13, 2020

One important thing that hasn’t changed in a semester of the pandemic is the arrival of new faculty members. They come with new ideas, research proble...

Arts & Humanities

A Career in the Arts

May 19, 2020

Scott Lindroth’s 13-year tenure as Duke’s first vice provost for the arts will soon conclude. When he started the job, he already had 17 years of facu...


Hip hop comes of age at Duke

April 22, 2020

We take a look at two popular Duke courses that trace the evolution and cultural significance of hip-hop – and offer a peek inside those classes durin...


Immersed in the blue economy

January 21, 2020

Scholars across Duke are working to expand humanity’s understanding of the ocean, consistent with the university's mission to seek solutions to the wo...


Meet Duke’s newest faculty members in 2019

October 14, 2019

This year, Duke University welcomes more than 100 new scholars, many hired to build on strengths in fields critical to addressing complex social, heal...

Arts & Humanities

Faces of the Ruby

January 24, 2019

As it celebrates its first birthday, the Rubenstein Arts Center is becoming the campus hub for the creation of art. We tell its story here through the...


Reimagining Medicine

November 26, 2018

Dr. Ray Barfield was once broken by physician burnout. Now he's mentoring the next generation of doctors on how to keep their humanity intact — while ...


Reinventing the Toilet

November 5, 2018

Duke University has become a hub of research to improve the way the world protects people and water from human waste.


Meet Duke’s Newest Faculty Members

September 18, 2018

Fresh ideas drive universities, and one essential source for these are new faculty members across the university. They come at the junior and senior f...


Duke’s biggest, oldest laboratory—past, present and future

August 23, 2018

The 7,052-acre Duke Forest became the largest research lab on campus and home to perhaps the longest-running experiment at Duke: an 85-year study into...


Politics, History and the Beautiful Game

April 3, 2018

How a Duke scholar uses soccer as a prism to teach about politics, history and culture.


Beyond Materials: From Invisibility Cloaks to Satellite Communications

March 25, 2018

Duke-developed “metamaterials” are carefully designed structures that control all sorts of physical waves in previously impossible ways. Our researche...

Arts & Humanities

The Duke Kunshan Experience

March 20, 2018

In creating its new campus in Kunshan, China, Duke University had the rare opportunity to build a new faculty and curriculum from scratch. Here’s how ...