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.
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
Duke employees who are planning to buy their first home are invited to join the Duke Homebuyers Club this spring. The club began in 2013 as a way to connect Read More
Do you know a Duke undergraduate student or Duke employee who volunteers in the Durham community? Nominate them for a 2018 Duke service award. Nomination Form: Download the PDF Nomination Read More
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When Grace Mok applied to DukeEngage as a sophomore at Duke University, she chose a program that would help her learn about the town beyond campus.
In March, Duke community members are invited to help package 100,000 meals for N.C. families in need. The MLK Meal Packaging Event, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 15, was Read More
During a tour of Duke West Campus this month, Marissa Lazo shared memories of her Duke student experience with her 16- and 17-year-old students from Southern Lee High School. Lazo, Read More
The Visions program connects Durham Public Schools teachers to interactive workshops and a travel-study tour to Guanajuato, Mexico. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 7.
The deadline to apply for the America Reads / America Counts (ARAC) program at Duke is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.
The goal: Pack 100,000 meals. The ingredients: Soup mix, beans and rice. Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, United Way of the Greater Triangle and local Rotary Clubs will bring Read More