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Duke Associate Professor Emeritus William Buford Jones, 91, of Durham, passed away at Hillcrest Convalescent Center, July 7, 2024, after a long illness.Jones taught in the Department of English for 50 years. He specialized in 18th and 19th century American Literature, particularly the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Emerson, and Thoreau.     A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon p.m. Thursday, July 11, at read more about Duke Flags Lowered: Professor Emeritus Buford Jones Dies »

Mohamed Noor has been named executive vice provost effective July 1, 2024, Duke Provost Alec D. Gallimore announced June 17.A professor of biology at Duke since 2005, Noor has served as interim vice provost for academic affairs since February 2023.“I’m delighted that Professor Mohamed Noor will be Duke’s next executive vice provost,” said Gallimore. “Mohamed is a trusted colleague and leader and is admired by faculty, students and staff across the university. In this new role, he will read more about Mohamed Noor Appointed Executive Vice Provost »

Hannah Haverkamp, Lecturing Fellow of Theater Studies in the Department of Theater Studies at Duke, immerses herself in the performing arts on campus. In her role, she oversees the costume shop, making garments alongside work-study students, while also teaching the fundamentals of theatrical construction.The costume shop is responsible for creating garments for annual main stage productions as well as faculty led projects. Haverkamp, who recently finished her first academic year in the read more about A Duke Workday: Working Hand in Hand with Students to Create Theatrical Performances »

A staff ride offers a unique opportunity for learning. The concept behind it is simple: to study earlier military campaigns by walking the battlefields. Being there – in the place where it happened – helps bring history and strategy to life.With generous support from donors, alumni, and the university, Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy has traveled on staff rides for nearly a decade, visiting Italy, Grenada, Vietnam, Morocco, Belgium and read more about Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy ‘Staff Rides’ »

Duke faculty member Christopher W. Sims, a lauded photographer and artist, will be the next director of the Duke Center for Documentary Studies (CDS).Sims is associate professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy and in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. He also teaches undergraduate courses at CDS and graduate courses in the MFA in Experimental and read more about Christopher Sims Named to Lead Center for Documentary Studies »