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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Tom Porter
January 13, 2021
Business Insider
A research program into stem cells and autism is attracting criticism. Experts say it is unwittingly boosting a market in unlicensed treatments.
Claire Atkinson
January 8, 2021
Business Insider
Media bankers had a busy year in 2020, with telecom, media and tech M&A soaring 77%.
Claudia Geib
January 6, 2021
Nautilus
When a Weddell seal, native to Antarctica, plummets 400 meters beneath the ice on one of its hour-long dives, an ensemble of adaptations...By Claudia Geib
January 6, 2021
WebWire
Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already "net worth poor," lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor in terms of net worth. By comparison, the rate for white families was 24 percent. "These 'net worth poor' households have no assets to withstand a sudden economic...
Hugh Langley and Blake Dodge
January 4, 2021
Business Insider
Google consolidated much of its health efforts into a single team after David Feinberg joined in 2019. These are the people leading the tech giant's new strategy.
Tom Blackwell
November 18, 2020
nationalpost
That's a self-defeating strategy, given the risk that outbreaks will continue to occur here until all countries have been sufficiently immunized, they argue
The Fresh Market, Inc.
December 16, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Fresh Market, Inc. ("The Fresh Market," "TFM" or the "Company"), has named Heather Berger and Sue Gove as new members of the Board of...
By MARION RENAULT
December 7, 2020
AP NEWS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brain scans offer a tantalizing glimpse into the mind's mysteries, promising an almost X-ray-like vision into how we feel pain, interpret faces and wiggle fingers. Studies...
CME Group
December 7, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), announced its...
BioSpace
December 2, 2020
BioSpace
Spero Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRO), a multi-asset clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing treatments in high unmet need areas involving multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Tamara Joseph, J.D., L.L.M., as Chief Legal Officer, effective as of today.
Bob Yirka
December 2, 2020
phys.org
A team of researchers from Duke University, the University of the Witwatersrand and Hunter College has found that elephants have the highest volume of daily water loss ever recorded in a land animal. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes experiments they conducted with captive elephants to measure how much water they lose.
Grace Dean
November 29, 2020
Business Insider
Every American could have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of April. For low-income countries, widespread access could come as late as 2024.
The Ad Council
November 23, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Ad Council today announced plans for a communications effort to encourage vaccination against the virus, which will represent one of the...
Melissa Healy
November 21, 2020
Los Angeles Times
A system of pooled coronavirus tests to catch asymptomatic infections among Duke University students helped keep the campus open in the midst of the pandemic.
Science X staff
November 19, 2020
phys.org
The bacterium that causes the tick-borne disease tularemia is a lean, mean infecting machine. It carries a relatively small genome, and a unique set of infectious tools, including a collection of chromosomal genes called 'the pathogenicity island.'
Conor Hale
November 6, 2020
FierceBiotech
EGenesis has announced a research collaboration with Duke University's school of medicine to help develop its xenotransplantation technology into a cell therapy for diabetes.
Science X staff
November 9, 2020
phys.org
Researchers at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a biomaterial that significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing. This new material, which quickly degrades once the wound has closed, demonstrates that activating an adaptive immune response can trigger regenerative wound healing, leaving behind stronger and healthier healed skin.
Associated Press
October 5, 2020
Boston Herald
Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal.
By PATRICK WHITTLE and MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press
October 5, 2020
Houston Chronicle
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there...
Gregory Barber
August 14, 2020
Wired
As researchers deepen their understanding of children's role in the pandemic, some argue they are being overlooked in the race to a vaccine.
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