Duke’s Office of Durham and Community 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.
Two Duke employees volunteer annually at the Durham Rescue Mission, one of the city’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelters. One employee helps Durham Rescue Mission clients file their taxes. Read More
The East Campus lawn will soon be speckled with 2,500 plastic eggs filled with trinkets and treats. Families living in neighborhoods surrounding Duke East Campus, as well as Duke employees Read More
In the 11th round of the Duke University Regional Spelling Bee, Hanna Closs was the only speller left standing. Closs had to correctly spell the final championship word, “ornithofauna,” to Read More
It’s time to crack open the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and brush up on some new words. For the 60 young competitors at this year’s Duke University Regional Spelling Bee, dictionaries, lists Read More