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If you've ever wanted to go on an archaeological dig but didn't want to endure all the dirt and sweat, don't worry: Duke's got you covered. Students and researchers can now use the DiVE (Duke Immersive Virtual Environment), an immersive virtual reality chamber, to tour the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey, the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered.
Pokémon GO Comes to Duke
Our furry friends at the Duke University Lemur Center are getting new neighbors—campus is swarming with every Pokémon from Abra to Zubat! In addition to visiting Duke landmarks like the Chapel and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, visitors are also welcome to check out the gyms and numerous PokéStops on campus.
Melding Music and Machinery
The Moog Synthesizer 1c can sound like everything from Johann Sebastian Bach to Parliament Funkadelic and is a classic example of what technology can add to music. As part of an independent study, sophomore Jeffrey Wubbenhorst got to restore a vintage Moog and display it at Moogfest 2016, a three-day celebration of arts and technology--and he got free tickets, too.
Brain Cancer Therapy Put on Research Fast Track
Preliminary trials of a novel brain cancer treatment--developed by a team of Duke researchers--have proven so successful that the FDA has accelerated research into the program. Researchers are employing poliovirus to target glioblastomas, one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor.
Four years at Duke can take you anywhere: perhaps to a Rhodes Scholarship, like Jay Ruckelshaus and Laura Roberts, to the intersection of documentary film and political action, like Ernie Britt, or to creating a running tech company like Ivonna Dumanyan. Explore stories and scholarship from the class of 2016. What might yours be?
Learn about Bass Connections, one of Duke's newest university-wide programs channeling our culture of collaboration, ambitious spirit, and creativity in applying classroom learning to global problems.
What's Your Forever?
For our graduates, it's Forever Duke. Hear alumni discuss the things that drive them and the ways Duke helped them discover and develop their abiding passions.
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We guide our students to find their own academic paths by helping them to reason, analyze and understand in unprecedented ways. The undergraduate experience at Duke is characterized by a spirit of academic energy, exploration and challenge.
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To turn Duke opportunities into your personal strengths, you have to want them, reach out to them, and actively incorporate them into your life. It’s your choice, but it matters what you do.
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