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$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in science and technology by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

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For undergraduates interested in creative writing, the halls of the English department in the Allen Building come with a history of award-winning writers first developing their penchant for the page as Duke students. One lesser known detail about all of these supreme wielders of language is that they studied under the tutelage (or with the disciples) of William Blackburn, legendary Duke English professor emeritus. His legacy at Duke still burns brightly today.

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Spend one minute with Lisa Borders ’79 and you’ll see the immense charm, humility, wit and decision-making that make her leadership a tour de force in the public sector and in the business world. Spend another, and you’ll soon be uplifted by your own inner bravery, ready to clear big hurdles and accomplish lofty goals.

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One of the benefits of belonging to the dynamic WIN community is receiving invitations to regional and campus gatherings. We’re excited to announce a WIN Members lunch celebration on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Duke Gardens. The lunch precedes the kick-off for the 2020 Women’s Weekend, sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association. You’ll receive an official invitation to the WIN lunch later this fall. Please note this invitation is for WIN members only.

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Patty Morton ’77, P’06 has become a powerhouse in cultivating Duke University’s rapidly expanding arts landscape. Thanks to friendships gained as an alumna and a patron of the arts, Morton was able to help Duke create and fund a prominent three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre.

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Matt Hutter, executive director of development for strategic initiatives at the University of Oregon, will now lead science fundraising at Duke.

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More than 107,000 donors made $507 million in gifts to Duke University in fiscal year 2019 to support such university priorities as financial aid, faculty excellence, research and campus renovations.

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Rising juniors Sweta Kafle and Jamiee Williams have been named the newest WIN Scholars. Their selection brings the total number of young women who have received partial financial aid support from the WIN Scholarship Endowment to six.

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With their time at Duke coming to a close, Idalis and Katie reflected on the highs and lows they had experienced since joining the Class of 2019: The exhilaration of being admitted with full financial aid. The questioning and self-doubt they struggled with as they navigated social and academic obstacles. The complicated challenges of familial expectations and long-distance romantic relationships. The excitement of heading to graduate schools to pursue degrees. And the gratitude of being selected as the inaugural Duke Women’s Impact Network (WIN) Scholars.

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Duke University has received a $5 million gift to establish an endowed scholarship fund to support graduate students at Duke Divinity School, President Vincent E. Price said Tuesday.

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A $5 million grant will expand and enrich the visitor experience at the 55-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke University’s campus, President Vincent E. Price said Monday.

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