Duke Loosens Travel Restrictions for Kenya

April 04, 2008

As of the beginning of April, Duke students can once again travel through Nairobi, Kenya. “Nairobi is approved for transit only,” explains Gilbert Merkx, vice provost for international affairs at Duke. “And we still have a restriction on travel to border areas with Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and the northwest border area with Uganda.

Josh Bond

Joshua Bond Returns to Duke as Director of Development for Duke Global Health Institute

April 02, 2008

We are delighted to announce that Josh Bond has accepted the position of Director of Development for the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).  Joshua will develop and implement fundraising strategies for DGHI, work closely with DGHI program staff and development colleagues around campus, and help define interdisciplinary fundraising for global health at Duke.

Racial Health Disparities in Brazil

April 01, 2008

Maria Ines da Silva Barbosa, PhD, began her University Seminar on Global Health on April 1 by talking about a painting. The painting showed four people: a dark-skinned grandmother, wearing typical clothing of a Brazilian domestic servant, and her mixed-blood daughter holding the fair-skinned child fathered by her white husband who was seated next to her.

engineering students

Surviving on $2 a Day

March 27, 2008

Duke Engineering class learns about themselves and about poverty by trying to live for a week on $2 a day.

New Program Supports Interdisciplinary Faculty Hires

March 25, 2008

A new program allows Duke schools to collaborate with university institutes and centers (UICs) to hire new tenure and tenure-track faculty positions to work in interdisciplinary areas of scholarship and education.

Paul Farmer to Give Global Health Lecture in April

March 17, 2008

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, will be the distinguished lecturer for the Inaugural Annual Global Health Lecture at Duke on Monday, April 21, 2008 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Duke University’s Page Auditorium.