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Former Bogota mayor and Duke alum creates urban change

Enrique Peñalosa, Duke '78 and former mayor of Bogotá, shared his vision for creating a more democratic society through rethinking urban spaces. His talk, titled “Cities, Equity, and Quality of Life,"…
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Brazilianist Student Highlight: Janani Arangan

Janani Arangan is a Senior from Laguna Niguel, CA currently studying Environmental Sciences and Portuguese. She began taking Portuguese classes with Professor Magda Silva her second year due to her interest…
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Gen. Douglas Fraser to speak at Duke

Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, former commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Duke University. The discussion, “Continuing Security Challenges in Central and South America…
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Miguel Nicolelis’ quest to harness the power of the brain

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis emerged from the tunnel of the Arena de Sao Paolo into the brilliant Brazilian sunlight. The scene before him was breathtaking: dancers twirled around an enormous planet-like soccer…
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