Blog: Durham Higher Education

May. 07, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Duke announces 2014 distinguished professors

Duke University on May 1 awarded distinguished professorships to 37 faculty members.

May. 06, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Duke Muslim chaplain assumes new role

Imam Abdullah Antepli, founding director of Duke University’s Center for Muslim Life and the first-ever Muslim chaplain since 2008, takes on a new position as Chief Representative for Muslim Affairs/Muslim Chaplain.

In this new role, Antepli will organize workshops, panels and conferences on issues of bridge-building, cross-religious and cross-cultural conversation. His responsibilities at the Duke Islamic Studies Center now also include expanding the Transcultural Islam Research Network to address major issues in Muslim domains of Africa and Asia.

May. 06, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Duke freshmen win B.N. Duke scholarships

Duke University has awarded Benjamin N. Duke scholarships to 11 incoming freshmen from North and South Carolina.

The university awards the scholarships to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, commitment to community service and leadership potential. Each scholarship is valued at more than $240,000 over four years.

May. 06, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Duke names 12 University Scholars

Duke University has selected 12 high school graduates, including three international students, for the University Scholarship.

May. 06, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Duke hosts "John Henryism" symposium on May 13

Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy on May 13 hosts a day-long symposium on "John Henryism and Social Inequality."

The symposium, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Sanford 04, honors the career of professor Sherman James, who developed the "John Henryism Hypothesis" during his 41-year career. He coined the term for the idea that poor and working-class individuals, especially African Americans, who engage in "high-effort coping" with difficult social and economic conditions may be at higher risk for early onset of hypertension and heart disease.

The symposium is free, but registration is required. RSVP at

May. 05, 2014 @ 02:14 PM

Seven Duke students picked for “Reggie” scholarships

Seven incoming Duke University freshmen are now winners of the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship.

May. 03, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Durham voters to elect four school board members Tuesday

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be asked to fill four of the seven seats on the Durham Board of Education.

May. 02, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Springsteen first draft coming to Duke library

The first draft of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" lyrics comes to the Perkins Library at Duke University next week.

Apr. 30, 2014 @ 02:33 PM

N.C. Central forges training alliance in Beijing

N.C. Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding for a bilingual speech language pathologist training program with the Beijing Language and Culture University in China.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Doctoral candidates get Duke Endowment support

The Duke Endowment awarded Duke University $7.5 million for fellowships for increased and year-round support for Ph.D. candidates at The Graduate School.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Minority health expert and HBCU advocate speaking at NCCU commencement

John Ruffin, an expert on minority health disparities, and Lezli Baskerville, an advocate for historically black colleges and universities, are the speakers for N.C. Central University’s commencement exercises.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

NCCU professors win NEH endowment

Camille Passalacqua and Rachelle Gold at N.C. Central University  won a $33,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to teach a course on healing trauma through reading, writing and thinking about survival narratives.

Assigned readings include excerpts from books such as "The Odyssey" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," as well as narratives about the Holocaust, Hiroshima and the Rwandan genocide.

The grant is for two years in support of a junior-senior seminar. It also is open to Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State students. 

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Angels Among Us 5k comes to Duke on Saturday

On Saturday, Duke University Medical Center hosts the 21st Annual Angels Among Us 5k run and family fun walk for research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

Funds raised by the race support acquisition of new equipment, recruitment of top scientists and their research efforts.

At 7 a.m., race-day registration starts. The run begins at 8 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., survivors are recognized at the event. At 10:50 a.m., participants join the family walk in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

The event is at the medical center campus at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Associate attorney general to visit NCCU on Wednesday

Tony West, U.S. Associate Attorney General, is scheduled to visit N.C. Central University on Wednesday as part of a nationwide university tour to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Two Duke juniors among 2014 Truman Scholars

Duke University juniors Dominique Beaudry and Jamie Bergstrom are among 59 students nationwide selected as 2014 Truman Scholars.