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  Duke University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Duke's endowment was valued at $3.8 billion in 2005 making it the sixteenth-largest endowment in the U.S. The university's special academic facilities include an art museum, several language labs, the Duke Forest, a lemur center, a phytotron, a free electron laser, a nuclear magnetic resonance machine, a nuclear lab, and a marine lab.
Duke was ranked 32nd globally and 24th nationally by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005 in terms of quality of scientific research and number of Nobel Prizes.
Duke requires its students to live on campus for the first three years of undergraduate life, except for a small percentage of second semester juniors who are exempted by a lottery system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Duke_University   (5790 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Unpatriotic University: Duke by Chris Arabia and Jean Pearce
At Duke, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for students to escape their instructor’s fervor for Communism, socialism and fiery rhetoric opposing capitalism and the American way of life; this is true both in the classroom and out.
Among the group’s 40 faculty members are Hardt, Jameson and Duke literature professor and women’s studies department director Robyn Wiegman, who is scheduled to give a public lecture at the UCLA this winter entitled, "Sex and the Troubled Life of Feminism and Queer Theory," a subject she has taught extensively about at Duke.
Duke Divest’s apparent purpose is to strengthen America’s enemies in the Middle East by effecting the university’s complete "divestiture" from Israel, including companies or other influences that do business with or interact in any way with Israel or Israelis.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7698   (1608 words)

 Duke-Sucks.com - Love Sport. Hate Duke.
Duke is to shallow, Georgia Tech is too young up front, and Maryland may be home after the first weekend if their second round opponent isn't wearing Duke jerseys.
Duke bounced back from a 6 point defecit at the half to trail just 49-50 with 17:43 to play, but a quick 10-0 spurt from the Deamon Deacons gave them the cushion they needed to hold off a charging Blue Devils team down the stretch.
Duke, The Duke Blue Devils, and the Blue Devil logo are all trademark, copyright, and property of Duke University.
www.duke-sucks.com   (1923 words)

 Duke University Hospital - Dukehealth.org
Duke University Hospital has been recognized as one of the world's great health care providers by such publications as TIME and U.S News and World Report.
A full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital, Duke University Hospital is licensed for 924 beds.
Duke University Hospital also provides an extensive array of patient services, including translation services, cultural services, and banking, shopping, and dining facilities.
www.dukehealth.org /facilities_locations/duke_university_hospital.asp   (188 words)

 Homepage-Duke University Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Duke University received $341,894,326 in charitable gifts between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006, the highest annual philanthropic total in school history.
Durham community and business leaders and Duke University on Thursday announced a record $412,000 in donations to the Duke-Durham Campaign, an annual fund-raising effort that benefits neighborhoods and public schools closest to Duke's campus.
Following his "State of the University" address on April 22, 2006, President Richard H. Brodhead talked about the way Duke has been portrayed in media coverage of the incident involving the men's lacrosse team.
www.dukecomm.duke.edu   (607 words)

 Duke University School of Nursing :: Welcome
Since the founding of the School in 1930, Duke has prepared outstanding clinicians, educators, and researchers and is continuing this tradition.
Drawing on the intellectual and clinical resources of both Duke University Medical Center and Duke University, the School offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree program, an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing that balances education, practice, and research, and a new PhD Program in Nursing.
Duke University School of Nursing was one of the first schools of nursing to offer online programs that award masters degrees or post masters' certificates for nurses who already hold a masters degree.
www.nursing.duke.edu   (392 words)

 Scientists Predict How to Detect a Fourth Dimension of Space
The theory holds that the visible universe is a membrane (hence "braneworld") embedded within a larger universe, much like a strand of filmy seaweed floating in the ocean.
Keeton is an astronomy and physics professor at Rutgers, and Petters is a mathematics and physics professor at Duke.
Keeton and Petters focused on one particular gravitational consequence of the braneworld theory that distinguishes it from Einstein's theory.
www.dukenews.duke.edu /2006/05/braneworld.html   (951 words)

 Duke TIP - Summer Programs
Duke University TIP offers challenging adventures in science and humanities for motivated, dedicated, and talented 9-12 grade students with a desire to learn in a unique setting.
The Duke TIP Leadership Institute, based at Duke University, allows students to discover their own leadership potential through study, discussion, and service experience.
Wake Forest University is home to the Duke TIP Global Dialogues Institute, where students study and learn to understand the complex and urgent challenges facing the world today.
www.tip.duke.edu /summer_programs   (729 words)

 Duke University | The Provost Office
Peter Lange joined the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 1981 after a previous teaching position at Harvard University.
He assumed his position as the Provost of Duke University in July of 1999.
The Provost is the chief academic officer, responsible to the President for all aspects of Duke University's teaching and research mission.
www.provost.duke.edu   (81 words)

 Duke University | Research
New Zealand teaching strategies, disease-causing genes, greenhouse warming and small economic enticements have one thing in common: they are all areas of interdisciplinary inquiry at Duke, carrying forward the university's tradition of superior research.
Vice Provost for Research (campus) and the Vice Dean for Research (School of Medicine) are responsible for facilitating the research at Duke and setting policies governing research.
The Vice Dean for Research oversees the research enterprise at the Duke University School of Medicine.
research.provost.duke.edu   (144 words)

 Office of the University Registrar, Duke University
The Duke University Office of the University Registrar's mission is to facilitate the educational process by assisting students, faculty, and staff by providing:
The Office of the University Registrar supports the overall educational goals of the university by providing these critical components in the academic support structure.
The Office of the University Registrar is located in Suite 202 at 705 Broad Street and is situated between Durham's Ninth Street and Duke's East Campus.
www.registrar.duke.edu   (209 words)

 Duke University Department of Economics
Welcome to the Department of Economics at Duke University.
The last four years have seen the emergence of the EcoTeach Center that has become the primary resource for Duke undergraduate and graduate students in economics.
Economists are active in virtually all units of the university, and combined with our sister institutions across the Research Triangle, the area boasts one of the most impressive geographically concentrated groups of academic economists in the country.
www.econ.duke.edu   (954 words)

 Chemistry :: Department of Chemistry :: Duke University
Graduate student Julianne Yost of the Coltart Group has received an American Foundation for Aging Research-GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Award to support her continued work on the development of small molecule inhibitors of Cdc25 phosphatase.
The research was performed by graduate student Chad Ray, Duke undergraduate Jason Brown, and Prof.
Duke Chemistry will host the 2007 National Organic Chemistry Symposium from June 3-7, 2007.
fds.duke.edu /db/aas/Chemistry   (282 words)

 || DukeMedNews || Monkeys Consciously Control a Robot Arm Using Only Brain Signals; Appear to "Assimilate" ...
The latest work by the Duke researchers is the first to demonstrate that monkeys can learn to use only visual feedback and brain signals, without resort to any muscle movement, to control a mechanical robot arm -- including both reaching and grasping movements.
Henriquez and the research team's other biomedical engineers from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering are also working to miniaturize the components, to create wireless interfaces and to develop different grippers, wrists and other mechanical components of a neuroprosthetic device.
And in their animal studies, the scientists are proceeding to add an additional source of feedback to the system -- in the form of a small vibrating device placed on the animal's side that will tell the animal about another property of the robot.
news.mc.duke.edu /news/article.php?id=7100   (1455 words)

 Duke University Chess Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Duke Spring Tournament was held on April 30th.
Duke faced off against UNC and Wake Forest for collegiate chess dominance in the state.
The 2004 NCCA Invitational Championship was held May 15-16 on the Duke campus.
cgi.duke.edu /web/dukechess   (343 words)

 Duke Mathematical Journal
Published by Duke University Press since its inception in 1935, the Duke Mathematical Journal is one of the world's leading mathematical journals.
Of the more than 600 mathematics journals published worldwide, only 170 reach the level of impact required to be included in the rankings of the Institute for Scientific Information.
Duke University Press is pleased to introduce Duke Mathematical Journal: Volumes 1-100 in a fully searchable format.
www.dukeupress.edu /dmj   (138 words)

 The Chronicle
Duke to re-evaluate early-decision process in wake of Harvard decision
The decision has prompted Duke and a number of other universities to re-evaluate the effect early admission has on their student populations....(0 Comments)
Duke's Office of Undergraduate Admissions said Tuesday it will re-evaluate its policy on early-decision admissions.
www.chronicle.duke.edu   (339 words)

 Duke HR
For the fifth consecutive year, Duke University and Health System has been named as one of the top family-friendly workplaces in North Carolina by Carolina Parent magazine.
Beginning January 1, 2007, Duke will offer the new Employee Tuition Assistance Program that will provide reimbursement of tuition for classes taken at Duke or other higher educational institutions.
On August 17, 2006, six successful people at Duke - including President Richard H. Brodhead - gathered before a packed audience at the Searle Center to discuss with employees ways to move their careers forward.
www.hr.duke.edu   (151 words)

 Search Duke University
The Google search is now the primary tool for locating Duke web pages, however this search will remain online as long as it continues to function.
Search the contents of these selected official Duke University WWW documents using this search engine.
The Departmental Directory is an alphabetical listing of Medical Center and University departments, derived from the Duke University Telephone Directory.
search.duke.edu   (379 words)

 Duke Talent Identification Program
Since 1980, the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has been a world leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential.
Membership is open to current and former Duke TIP educational programs (such as Summer Studies Programs, Field Studies, International Studies) participants.
The mission of the Duke TIP Alumni Association is to promote active communication and relationships among alumni and the larger Duke TIP community and to support the mission of Duke TIP.
www.tip.duke.edu   (174 words)

 Sociology Department :: Duke University
The study was conducted by Miller McPherson, a professor of sociology at Duke, Lynn Smith-Lovin, a professor of sociology at Duke, and Matthew E. Brashears, a graduate student at the University of Arizona.
New Duke Professor Lisa Keister has been elected the next chair of the Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
Keister will officially join the Duke faculty on July 1, 2006 but she will spend the 2006-2007 year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
www.soc.duke.edu   (239 words)

 NBC 4 - Health Encyclopedia - Weight Loss - Unintentional
The patient may be referred to a dietitian for nutritional counseling.
Reviewed By:Thomas A. Owens, M.D., Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as theAmerican Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org).URAC's accreditation program is the first of its kind,requiring compliance with 53 standards of quality andaccountability, verified by independent audit.
www.nbc4.tv /encyclopedia/6863908/detail.html   (664 words)

 Duke University Health System - Department of Anesthesiology
DURHAM, N.C. – Patients who undergo surgery late in the afternoon are more likely to experience unexpected adverse events related to their anesthesia than are patients whose operations begin in the morning, a new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers suggests.
In the more than 90,000 surgeries analyzed, only a small percentage of the adverse events reported actually caused harm to the patients, the researchers said.
There were over 330 applications in 10 categories from 23 countries across the computing industry, of which Medicine was just one category.
anesthesia.mc.duke.edu   (513 words)

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