Duke physician uses near-death experience to encourage patient self-advocacy

In his new book, Duke physician Neil Spector describes how his struggle with heart failure led him to change his attitudes toward medicine.

Ego, a new app developed by Duke students gives users a platform to share their favorite selfies and has gained approximately 1,100 followers since May 11. | Photo Illustration by Georgia Parke

Duke students develop new selfie app

The app allows users to post their own selfies and view and comment on their friends' posts.

BME professor named VP for research at University of New Mexico

Gabriel Lopez, a leading materials science researcher, will leave Duke this year for his new position at UNM.

Senior Jamal Edwards was one of only 10 undergraduates nationwide selected as a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow. | Special to The Chronicle

Senior Jamal Edwards selected for prestigious foreign affairs fellowship

Edwards is one of 10 undergraduate students nationwide selected to be a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The Bird Window Collision Project found that Duke's bird safety is one of the worst in the United States.

Duke's bird safety one of worst in nation according to Bird Window Collision Project

New environmentally friendly buildings might be responsible for a growing number of bird deaths on Duke’s campus, research suggests.

A panel of scholars discussed genetic ancestry testing after Mark Anthony Neal (first from the right), professor of African and African American studies, learned more about his genetic lineage when his test results were revealed.

Panelists discuss benefits of genetic testing for determining ancestry

The panel also featured the unveiling of genetic testing results for Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal.

2015 graduate Safaa al-Saeedi was unable to celebrate her graduation with family because of obstacles preventing travel from her home country—Yemen. | Special to The Chronicle

Yemen no-fly zone prevents 2015 grad from celebrating with family

Safaa al-Saeedi was unable to spend graduation with her family because of travel restrictions preventing travel from her home country—Yemen.

A University policy barring visiting students from purchasing memberships to recreational facilities like Wilson Gym on campus came under fire last week.

Visiting students upset by new policy limiting their use of recreational facilities

A petition against the rule was posted by visiting students last week and has gained more than 100 signatures.

Breaking: Jerry Hough took academic leave long before New York Times comment

Media reports that Hough was only recently placed on leave due to the comment are incorrect, confirmed Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations.

Fuqua professor John Graham predicts future economic trends each year by polling chief financial officers from around the world. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke's international brand highlighted by Global Business Outlook survey

Directed by Fuqua professor John Graham, the survey polls CFOs around the world to analyze and predict economic trends.

Chapel Drive will be closed throughout the summer as it is re-paved, causing changes to transportation routes around campus.

Chapel Drive shut down until mid-August

In a summer marked by a high volume of construction, Chapel Drive is closed to pedestrians and motorists.

Updated: James B. Duke Professor Jerry Hough makes controversial comment on New York Times editorial

Hough posted his comment last Sunday after the editorial ran last Saturday.

A recent statistical study showed that the reason for the income gap between male and female Duke professors is a lower number of women in high-paying departments.

Female faculty underrepresented in high-paying departments at Duke

Engineering, business and natural science departments have lower percentages of female faculty than less high-paying departments.

Renovations to Edens Quadrangle began Tuesday and will continue until November.

Edens renovations underway

A large glass entryway and new areas for gaming and fitness are among the additions to the quadrangle.

Valerie Ashby named next Trinity Dean

The chair of the Chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will replace Laurie Patton.

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Second earthquake delays Nepalese students' relief efforts

The students are still planning to continue working to help those affected by two earthquakes that occurred less than three weeks apart.

Commencement speaker Paul Farmer' address was met with a wave of criticism on social media Sunday.

2015 grads displeased with commencement speech

Some members of the Class of 2015 were worried about the threat of inclement weather and a new venue disrupting Sunday's commencement ceremony, but many ended up least pleased about the...

Despite threats of inclement weather, commencement 2015 went smoothly at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Sunday morning.

Farmer urges Class of 2015 to develop empathy, dream big

The co-founder of Partners in Health addressed the approximately 5,100 graduates at Duke's commencement ceremony Sunday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Trustees approve $2.3 billion operating budget for 2015-16 fiscal year

Duke's Board of Trustees increased its operating budget by 3.6 percent and approved a $494 million capital budget.

Seniors remember time at Duke during first ever Class Day

Seniors gathered on the main residential quad Thursday afternoon to remember their time as members of the latest graduating class to go out with a national championship in men's basketball and...

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Academic Council tackles faculty diversity in final 2014-15 meeting

In the Council's final meeting of the year, a report revealed that Duke has room to improve when it comes to diversity.

The Board of Trustees will convene at the Carmichael Building in downtown Durham's Innovation District this weekend.

Board of Trustees to convene in downtown Durham, approve annual budget

In its final meeting of the 2014-15 academic year—which will be compressed because of graduation weekend—the Board of Trustees is expected to approve the operating budget for the next fiscal year.

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2015 diploma distribution schedule

Duke's seniors saw much of their time at the University disrupted by construction, but still experienced several history achievements.

Senior year 2014-15

Senior year saw Duke continue to grow and evolve both physically and intellectually, as construction ramped up and controversy provoked thoughtful discussion.

The student coalition DukeOpen used a banner in front of the Allen Building in Fall 2013 as part of its campaign to increase transparency of University investments. | Chronicle File Photo

Junior year: 2013-14

Junior year saw the University in flux both physically—as Duke pushed forward with renovations—and administratively, with several key administrators stepping down.