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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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Justin Klein

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Sheryl Grant

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By LINDSEY TANNER
October 13, 2021
AP NEWS
Children with autism didn't benefit from an experimental therapy made with a hormone thought to promote social bonding, researchers reported Wednesday in the largest study of its kind."This is really a major setback," said Dr.
Siobhan Roberts
September 14, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The mathematician Ingrid Daubechies' pioneering work in signal processing helped make our electronic world possible -- and beat a path for women in the field.
Gareth Halfacree
September 2, 2021
go.theregister.com
Duke University boffins figure out a way to boost the security of recognition networks
Science X staff
August 17, 2021
phys.org
Researchers from INRAE and Duke University have concluded that tree fecundity peaks or plateaus when trees reach adult size, and then begins to decline. Published on 17 August 2021 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study examines 597 species from more than 500 sites in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Their work has led to the development of a calibrated model to accurately calculate long-term tree fecundity.
Science X staff
August 17, 2021
phys.org
Warming water and receding sea ice in the Western Antarctic Peninsula is changing the local plankton community with potential consequences for climate change, according to research led by scientists from Duke University and Duke Kunshan.
Jeremy Rumsey
July 23, 2021
phys.org
The landing of NASA's Perseverance rover was another leap forward not only for space exploration but also for the technology that's powering the craft on its years-long mission on Mars--a thermoelectric generator that turns heat into electricity.
Science X staff
July 22, 2021
phys.org
Scientists at Duke University have developed a suite of four new tests that can be used to detect coal ash contamination in soil with unprecedented sensitivity.
Joe Pinkstone
July 12, 2021
The Telegraph
Our favourite pet is in tune with our emotions and feelings in a way no other species can replicate, scientists discover
Tess Joosse
July 12, 2021
Scientific American
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Science X staff
July 6, 2021
phys.org
It takes us less than half a second, on average, to decide whether a food tastes good but twice as long to decide how healthy it is, according to new research from LSE's Department of Management.
Sanyin Siang
June 25, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Merging our home and work lives was a crash course that none of us anticipated.
Elizabeth R. Tenney
June 16, 2021
Harvard Business Review
These skills are in high demand -- and should be part of the MBA curriculum.
Science X staff
June 16, 2021
phys.org
Researchers have discovered the inner workings of the molecular motor that packages genetic material into double-stranded DNA viruses. The advance provides insight into a critical step in the reproduction cycle of viruses such as pox, herpes and adenoviruses. It could also inspire researchers creating microscopic machines based on naturally occurring biomotors.
Science X staff
June 9, 2021
phys.org
Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range of fields such as cancer surgery, pathology, drug inspection and geology.
Nu Skin
June 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) today announced the addition of two new members to serve on its Board of Directors. Shareholders earlier...
Cambridge International
June 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Indiana legislature voted to allow high school students, from or outside Indiana, to receive college credit through Cambridge Assessment...
FERNANDO CRISPIM and DIANE JEANTET
June 1, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to data published...
Sophie Lewis
June 1, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Look up! But don't forget your solar eclipse glasses.
Science X staff
May 27, 2021
phys.org
Decades after federal bans ended widespread use of lead in paint and gasoline, some urban soils still contain levels of the highly toxic metal that exceed federal safety guidelines for children, a Duke University study finds.
Mark Anthony Powers
May 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- As a Duke University medical school associate professor emeritus and retired physician, Mark Anthony Powers, M.D., followed the usual dictum...
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