Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs seeks to apply knowledge in service of society as highlighted in Duke’s strategic plan, “Making a Difference.” By broadening the university’s role as a partner and advocate for economic and community development throughout the city, the office works to improve quality of life and to build strong Duke-Durham connections. Explore our stories, photos and archives to learn more about our work and our partners.
Learn about Durham’s economic revolution and its shift from tobacco and textiles to technology and medicine. Study gentrification and the dynamics of neighborhood change. Attend the Durham Farmers Market and Read More
At the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, 13 Duke Fuqua School of Business employees carried teetering stacks of new diapers and sorted the diapers into wrapped bundles. Twice a year, Read More
Five thousand words down, 3,000 to go. After school, Triangle Day School fifth grader Jason Sorin heads home, eats a snack, finishes his homework and then settles into a big, Read More
Duke offered fertile ground for the generous spirits of Professor Rick Hoyle and senior Lauren Harper to make a difference. And that difference was honored Friday when they each received Read More