In the Know

The Duke Idea keeps alumni up to date


Launched in late 2008, the Duke Idea brings President Richard H. Brodhead and other university leaders to cities around the world to inform alumni about Duke’s vision for the twenty-first century and plans and goals for shaping and serving society.

In January, the 2011 Duke Idea series got under way in Miami. Kimerly Rorschach, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum of Art, and Jason Rubell ’91 of the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, discussed contemporary art and the future of museums in Miami. Rubell, who was profiled in the July-August 1992 issue of Duke Magazine, serves on the Nasher’s board of advisers.

Additional events are scheduled through July. They include:

Boston (March 22) with Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System
New York (April 12) with Dan Ariely Ph.D. ’98, James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics
San Francisco (late May) with Blair Sheppard, dean of the Fuqua School of Business
London (June 26) with Kimerly Rorschach in conjunction with “The Vorticists” exhibition at the Tate Britain
Shanghai (July 1), speakers to be determined
Singapore (July 5), speakers to be determined

For more information on speakers and dates, and to register for an event, visit the Duke Idea website: The events are open to all alumni, but advance registration is encouraged.


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