John French wrote 2020 biography of Lula, former Brazilian president in a runoff to return to office read more about Duke History Professor On A 'Phoenix-Like' Political Comeback »

There’s a lot of talk throughout higher education about how to attract students of color and students without a legacy background into graduate studies and academic careers, particularly in fields such as the social sciences, arts and humanities. While other programs have been seeking solutions, the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship has been doing this work successfully for several decades, benefiting both Duke faculty and students. read more about Mellon-Mays Fellows: Building Opportunities for Students, Diversity in the Academy »

This summer, a museum in Italy is displaying the results of a six-year archaeological excavation conducted by more than 20 Duke faculty and students. The exhibit, which opened recently at the Museo delle Antichita Etrusche e Italiche at Sapienza University in Rome, displays findings from Vulci, an Etruscan and Roman archaeological site in Viterbo, Italy. read more about Exhibit Reveals Buried Etruscan-Roman-Era Secrets Uncovered By Duke Archeologists »

As director of Academic Engagement for Arts & Humanities, Jules Odendahl-James helps students plot their academic path read more about Blue Devil of the Week: Advising By Day, Theater at Night »

Robin Kirk’s new book for children shares the stories of the people who fought for the rights we depend upon read more about The People Behind the Rights We Cherish »

A Duke professor and her co-authors dig deep on Joyce and his contemporaries in this new edition read more about James Joyce: A new perspective informed by old friends »

Dracine Hodges, associate university librarian for technical services, will serve as interim university librarian beginning May 15, when Deborah Jakubs will retire after nearly four decades of service to Duke. “I am delighted that Dracine will take on this role leading Duke University Libraries,” said Provost Sally Kornbluth. “I am confident she will provide thoughtful and effective leadership for the Libraries during this transition period as we conclude the search for our next university librarian.” read more about Dracine Hodges Appointed Interim University Librarian »