Arts and Culture Announcements

August 11, 2023

 "One morning in October 2017, Frank Bruni woke to find the sight in his right eye obscured by a 'dappled fog.'" Check out the recently published interview with journalist and DeWitt Wallace Center professor Frank Bruni in Duke Magazine. Learn more about Bruni's 25-year career at the NY Times, his move to Durham to teach at Duke, and his adorable dog, Regan, in Rebecca Baldwin's June piece. 

May 21, 2023

Saturday, June 10
8:00 p.m.
Hôtel des Invalides

Did you know the Duke Blue Devils have French roots? Our beloved university mascot was inspired by the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "les Diables Bleus".

May 21, 2023

Saturday, June 10
8:00 p.m.
Hôtel des Invalides

Did you know the Duke Blue Devils have French roots? Our beloved university mascot was inspired by the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "les Diables Bleus".

April 21, 2023

The Duke Chapel Choir will have 75 singers on tour and will be accompanied by the Dean and Assistant Dean. All Duke alumni, parents, and friends are invited to attend worship services and concerts featuring the choir.


Sunday, May 21 - Dublin

            10:30 am mass -- Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church 

Kaylin Tsukayama working on the Neuroplicity team.

March 15, 2023

As a junior undergraduate, Kaylin Tsukayama - like many college students - wasn’t sure what direction she wanted to take in her career. She was a neuroscience major and had already spent nearly three years studying the subject and working in labs; yet, she was starting to question whether she wanted to continue in a natural science field.


July 25, 2022

In 2013, the first Bass Connections research teams embarked on ambitious projects to tackle real-world challenges ranging from gender inequality in STEM education to children’s mental health to climate policy in the U.S. to rural poverty. Since then, the program has supported nearly 500 interdisciplinary teams and brought together more than 4,000 faculty, students and staff to conduct cutting-edge research spanning dozens of disciplinary fields and world regions.

Participants were invited to bring a handful of soil that held meaning for them, whether from a planter on their porch or from a place with particular significance. (Photo: Eric Barstow).

November 21, 2022

A 2022-2023 Bass Connections team is digging into the richness of dirt and fungi to inform the development of a unique art project called “Soil and Spirit.”

Annual Report.

October 5, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year marked a series of welcome returns for the 1,200 students, faculty, staff and community partners who participated in Bass Connections. Our 61 year-long project teams resumed their in-person work on campus, many teams participated in their first fieldwork since 2019 and we were once again able gather together in Penn Pavilion to celebrate the year through our annual Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase.

Kelsey Graywill (front row, left) and her research team in Uganda.

August 8, 2022

After conducting research in cognitive neuroscience as a first-year student, Kelsey Graywill (Program II '18) began searching for interdisciplinary projects that would enable her to conduct research at the intersection of multiple disciplines and prepare for medical school.

May 27, 2021

Wesley Pritzlaff’s love of teaching and empowering others–and a desire to experience a completely new culture–inspired him to apply to DukeEngage-Zhuhai in 2019. Little did he know the program would help him discover a new career path. After graduating early, Pritzlaff has been working as a physical therapy aide and will matriculate this fall at Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program as part of the Class of 2024.

March 23, 2020

Duke alumna Dani Davis has compiled a list of resources available to freelance artists and arts organizations during this COVID_19 time.

It is an open share document, so anyone can contribute to its information. Instructions for contributing can be found at the top of the document. 

October 30, 2019

On October 30, 2019, the Duke Women's Forum hosted a panel titled "Duke Women STEAMing Ahead: A View from the Front Lines of Technological Innovation." The panel of business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs spoke about what it takes to defy industry stereotypes and trailblaze in the tech industry, the skills needed to thrive in the 2.0 Economy, and what we can do to ensure that the next generation of women follows their lead.

September 6, 2019

The Chicago Women's Forum and Duke Black Alumni organized a private guided tour through

Ibrahim Maali.

July 24, 2019

A Duke course with Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder and sociologist Dr. Mark Anthony Neal inspired Ibrahim Maali to create Solidarity Studios, a mobile music production arm for artistically-oriented community groups who wish to incorporate original music.

June 15, 2019

Duke women in the triangle area met for an exclusive guided tour of the Nasher Museum, Pop América 1965-1975 Exhibition. Following the tour, the group gathered for lunch in the Nasher cafe. 

November 14, 2018

On November 14, 2018, the DukeNY Women's Forum hosted an evening with Duke leaders in the arts. The event featured a preformance by the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. 

Left of Black Podcast

July 12, 2018

Each week, Mark Anthony Neal, chair of Duke’s Department of African & African American Studies sits down with artists, political figures and academics for conversations about studying the African-American experience in the long-running “Left of Black” interview series.

“It’s really a deep dig into what’s going on in black studies, particularly around issues of culture, gender, sexuality and the arts,” Neal said.

October 23, 2017

South Florida alumnae joined together for a dinner and gallery walk through the heart of Miami's arts community on October 23, 1017. The event was hosted by the South Florida Women's Forum.

October 11, 2017

On October 11, 2017, the NorCal Women's Forum presented a panel titled "Women in Media—Perspectives on Using Independent Film, Branding and Audio Production to Harness the Power of Stories".

December 13, 2016

Duke North Texas hosted an event with local alumni who shared their experiences with, and insights into, Chamber Music, against the backdrop of a live performance by an SMU string quartet.

Duke North Texas Women's Forum Chamber Music Event