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 »

Devices for People with Disabilities

Monday, November 16, 2015
Professor Kevin Caves teaches this dynamic biomedical engineering course in which students apply engineering skills to real-life situations. In groups of three or four, students design and build custom devices to aid an individual with a disability. Health care professionals in the community... Read More »

Refugees, Rights and Resettlement Activities

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
There are 35 million refugees and internally displaced persons in the world. Students in Profesor Suzanne Shanahan's Refugees, Rights and Resettlement class grapple with the ethical challenges posed by humanitarian intervention on behalf of refugees and the often unintended consequences of such... Read More »

Bleed Blue but Live Green!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Professor Charlotte Clark and three students from her Theory & Practice of Sustainability class went to a Duke football game for some recycling and composting, with a goal of having Duke be the first ACC team to achieve a waste-free football game! Go Duke - bleed blue but live green!

Computer Science Class Learns More Than Software

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Students in the class, Computer Science: Delivering software: from concept to client, designed software for real clients such as Duke Hospital and the NC Maritime Museum, and they developed programs including a CPR app and Tiny Tastes to encourage a healthy diet in sick children. Along the way, in... Read More »

Central African Community Event

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The Issues in Global Displacement class hosted the Central African community event October 18th, which brought together member associations, refugees community partners, and students to enjoy the beautiful fall day. They painted pumpkins, played soccer, and shared food together with friends aged 5-... Read More »

GANO Hosts Potluck

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
GANO (Gente Aprendiendo para Nuevas Oportunidades, a student-run volunteer program at Duke offering free English as a Second Language tutoring to Hispanic adults in Durham) had a potluck last week and clearly enjoyed the fellowship!