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Duke University

Duke University

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Its motto is "Eruditio et Religio", meaning "knowledge and faith". Duke University is known for consistently being ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, and the best university in the American South.

Duke University was founded in 1838 in the modern-day town of Trinity, and moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

Duke's campus spans over 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) on three contiguous sub-campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The main campus - designed largely by architect Julian Abele - incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64-meter) Duke Chapel at the campus' center and highest point of elevation. East Campus, home to all first-years, contains Georgian-style architecture, while the main Gothic-style West Campus 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away is adjacent to the Medical Center.

The university also administers two concurrent schools in Asia, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore (established in 2005) and Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China (established in 2013).

As of 2019, 13 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university. Further Duke alumni include 46 Rhodes Scholars and 25 Churchill Scholars. The university has produced the 5th highest number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars of any American university between 1986 and 2015. As of 2019, Duke holds a top-ten position in most national rankings, and has been named the top college for graduate outcomes several years in a row having tied with Harvard University and Yale University. Duke also has been recognized as one of the top three university employers, along with Stanford University and Harvard University.

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Anshuman Prasad

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Beckett Taylor

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Justin Klein

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Sheryl Grant

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Justin Rowlatt - Chief environment correspondent
May 6, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Reducing methane emissions needs to play a much more important role in tackling global warming.
May 4, 2021
BioSpace
PhysIQ, Department of Defense, Duke University, Johns Hopkins and HJF Partner to Study COVID-19 - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace
Natasha Dailey
May 4, 2021
Business Insider
Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes.
Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
April 20, 2021
The Hindu
Yeebo is a marketplace that attempts to digitally connect craftspersons with potential buyers
Tom Metcalfe
April 19, 2021
NBC News
Solar panels made from materials called perovskites could change how we generate electricity, opening the door to flexible and even transparent solar panels.
By Chris Baraniuk
April 19, 2021
BBC News
Researchers are experimenting with thin, flexible circuits that can be transferred to the skin.
Ken Kingery
April 15, 2021
phys.org
Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block.
Science X staff
April 10, 2021
phys.org
Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination to student health officials before they can enroll for the fall semester, the school's president said Friday.
Patricia Cohen
April 9, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Billions in aid has been dispensed, and the social safety net has been reinforced. Will there be more ambitious steps to address longtime inequities?
Emily Ury
April 8, 2021
the Guardian
In coastal North Carolina, evidence of forest die-off is everywhere. Nearly every roadside ditch I pass is lined with dead or dying trees
Stacy Liberatore
April 8, 2021
Mail Online
Ghost forests have invaded 11% of North Carolina's Alligator Wildlife Refuge due to rising sea levels pushing seawater inland, which poisons living trees and turns them into lifeless trunks.
BioSpace
April 7, 2021
BioSpace
Medable Inc, the leading cloud platform for patient-centered drug development, today announced the hiring of Dr. Pamela Tenaerts as Chief Scientific Officer.
Ben Adams
April 7, 2021
FierceBiotech
Medable has had a strong 12 months, with the pandemic putting its siteless trial approach on the map and helping it make millions in funding; now, it's hired a prestigious chief scientific officer in Pamela Tenaerts, M.D.
March 27, 2021
WebWire
Various genetic alterations in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) were associated with clinical outcomes and resistance to hormone therapy in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), according to results published in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. While only a minority of men with mCRPC have primary resistance to the androgen receptor (AR) inhibitors enzalutamide (Xtandi) or abiraterone acetate (Yonsa or...
Tina Reed
March 4, 2021
FierceHealthcare
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National Kidney Foundation
February 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
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Continental Who's Who
February 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Mark R. Fleckner, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Ophthalmologist for his remarkable contributions in the field of...
General Dynamics
February 3, 2021
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Tom Porter
January 13, 2021
Business Insider
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Claire Atkinson
January 8, 2021
Business Insider
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