Working on Family Literacy

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Rebecca Ewing's Advanced Intermediate Spanish class works on family literacy and math activities for Spanish-speaking families at Morehead Elementary School. Four times during the semester, they facilitate activities between parents and their kids, adjusted for each child's level. After completing... Read More »

Spanish 370S Meets with Students

Monday, March 7, 2016
Students from Spanish 307S met with first-generation-to-college students at Durham School of the Arts to get to know them as they begin working as mentors. They are working within the framework of FOUNDATIONS, which is a program initiated by Heather Chambers (a high school counselor at DSA). They... Read More »

Doc Studies 332S Takes to the Streets

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Students in Chris Sims's "Farmworkers in NC: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change" course and students from the Levante Leadership Institute Program of Student Action with Farmworkers joined thousands to march in the HKonJ People's Assembly held on February 13. The Historic Thousands on Jones St. (... Read More »

Mindfulness as a Tool for Reflection in Service-Learning

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Dane Emmerling led our workshop, Mindfulness as a Tool for Reflection in Service-Learning. Workshop participants experienced a lively discussion around Opening up Service-Learning Reflection by Turning Inward, Trae Stewart's essay that argues that reflection traditionally practiced in service-... Read More »

Job Tank from ECON 390

Monday, February 15, 2016
Students from the Economics class "Selected Topics in Economics: Social Inequalities and Low-Wage Work" created this poster for Job Tank, a workforce development event presented by the Durham Economic Resource Center (DERC) Job Club. Michelle Haubold designed the poster.

New Website!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
There is now a "Persians in Triangle" page on the Languages in Durham website! Check it out here. The Persian students at Duke University want you to learn about the stories of Iranians living in the RTP area. They invite you to visit the site and explore the various materials presented, including... Read More »

Video for Social Change

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Students in Bruce Orenstein’s fall 2015 course Video for Social Change captured the stories of men and women struggling to cope in today’s low-wage service economy. Challenged to think critically about how this socioeconomic structure has arisen, students placed a human... Read More »

Issues in Global Displacement

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A Service-Learning course, Issues in Global Displacement: Voix Francophones class (French 325), explored the stories of refugees making their way to Durham in an exhibit at the Durham History Hub called "Resettlement Journeys: Central Africa to Durham" in November. Students in the class based the... Read More »

Capturing Club

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Students in the Duke S-L class Capturing Transience: Documentary Photography and the Digital Age, taught by Susie Post-Rust, spent the semester photographing at Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet. As a public magnet, Club attracts students from all over Durham with from a diverse array of backgrounds... Read More »

Duke Chemistry Outreach Visits the Nasher

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Duke Chemistry Outreach took their show on the road again - this time to the Nasher Museum. People of all ages had the opportunity to perform four hands-on activities (Milk Art, Ink Pen Chromatography, Calcium Alginate Pearls, & Acid-Base Indicators and Dry Ice) in the "Messy" Class Room at the... Read More »