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Academics

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.

Research

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 ...

Arts & Humanities

Kate Bowler: Things We Learn in the Dark

February 5, 2018

In her new memoir and podcast, Kate Bowler brings empathy, intelligence and even humor to life’s darkest moments.

Arts & Humanities

The Duke Arts Renaissance

January 23, 2018

In March 2011, renowned composer Steve Reich spent an evening at a downtown Durham watering hole discussing his newest work, which would premiere late...

Global

The Long Arm of OPEC

September 11, 2017

By limiting production in member countries, OPEC drove up oil production costs and reshaped the world’s oil industry.

Academics

Building Better Cathedrals

August 14, 2017

How art history scholar Caroline Bruzelius used technology to create and improve her iconic Gothic cathedrals course.

Research

Exploring Earth’s Inner Space in a Submarine

August 2, 2017

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface - and an untold quantity of its lifeforms - lie hidden beneath the oceans. Yet only a handful of scientific instrume...

Arts & Humanities

Cracking the Code: How a Duke Historian Discovered an Architect of the ‘Radical Right’

June 26, 2017

From the outside, nothing about Buchanan House advertises its importance. The two-story 1920s clapboard perches on the wooded edge of the George Mason...

Global

Research from a New Point of View

April 17, 2017

To get some overhead images while doing archaeology field work several years ago, Katherine McCusker rigged a camera to a weather balloon attached to ...