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Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields. Duke’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C, a city of more than 200,000 people. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe. More than 75 percent of Duke students pursue service-learning opportunities in Durham and around the world through DukeEngage and other programs that advance the university’s mission of “knowledge in service to society.”

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It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.
With the help of two entrepreneurial programs at Duke University, senior Sam Fox is working on a device that can help bed-ridden individuals transfer more safely to wheelchairs.
Programs supported by the NEA and NEH are not luxuries that benefit only an elite few. In fact, these programs bring meaning to ordinary people across our nation, says Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University.
Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on Duke’s 3D metal printer
The face of America’s energy grid is changing rapidly with the constant addition of small-scale solar panel installations. But due to a lack of detailed information, that portrait looks more like a Picasso than a Rembrandt. Earlier this year, the United States hit a benchmark of one million solar installations, generating enough electricity to power 5.7 million homes. That number is expected to double in just two years.
Electrical engineers at Duke University have created the world's first electromagnetic metamaterial made without any metal. The device's ability to absorb electromagnetic energy without heating up has direct applications in imaging, sensing and lighting.
Proteins linked to brain disorders help wire the brain.
Duke University researchers have found hazardous levels of mercury hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines.
Three Duke University sophomores converted small chunks of frozen bird flesh into tubes of purified DNA that was then sent to China for full-genome sequencing. Their work was a part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project, an international scientific effort that compared the whole genomes of 48 bird species.
The following speech was delivered at the Notre Dame Forum on the topic of "What Notre Dame Graduates Need to Know."