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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!        

Rajak and Ike Win 2015 Alden Awards

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Service-Learning Program is happy to announce the 2015 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award winners. The Awards recognize graduating seniors, one faculty member and one community partner for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning. Two students won 2015 Alden... Read More »

Sims Wins 2015 Alden Faculty Award

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Service-Learning Program is happy to announce the 2015 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award winners. The Awards recognize graduating seniors, one faculty member and one community partner for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning. Professor Sims has built... Read More »

Betty Johnson of Crest Street Tutorial Project Wins 2015 Alden Award

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Service-Learning Program is happy to announce the 2015 Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award winners. The Awards recognize graduating seniors, one faculty member and one community partner for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning. Betty Johnson has partnered... Read More »

INJAZ Hosts Gathering for Arabic Speaking Refugees

Friday, July 18, 2014
INJAZ, a group associated with Service-Learning's Community Based Language Initiative, consists of students in third and fourth-year Arabic courses who work with recently-arrived refugess in a cultural and language exchange experience.  The group hosted a dinner for Sudanese and... Read More »

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