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Duke Student Health Nutrition

Thumbnail Exams are almost over – chances are you’ve adapted pretty well to your school eating routines by now – whether it’s eating with friends or grabbing a bite on the way to the next class or meeting. But wouldn’t you know it, the holidays are just around the corner and everything is about to change again.

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Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Thumbnail This the past weekend, current members and alumni of the Kappa Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. gathered to celebrate and reflect upon 40 years of change, growth, and achievement at Duke and beyond.  Congratulations to the Kappa Omicron chapter for celebrating their 40th anniversary at Duke!

Duke Students Create a New Communications Club in Italy
Duke students, Katherine Reed and Kali Shulklapper, help create a new academic club, The Umbra Voice, for journalism and communications studies at the Umbra Institute, in Italy.

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Duke Today

Duke University's director of intercultural programs discusses how Duke students can be global without going abroad.

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Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Dear Parents,

You have likely heard of the many protests occurring on our nation’s campuses concerning issues of diversity, inclusion, and equal treatment. Duke is not immune to these discussions, nor should we be. Our outstanding students are challenging us to do better in these areas, their expectations pressing us to a higher standard.

As a stimulus for new ideas and creativity, diversity is at the core of a liberal arts education—and at the very core of our institutional values. Duke is now more diverse—in race, ethnicity, gender, economic standing, academic discipline and intellectual inquiry—than it has ever been. This is as it should be, because we learn the most from those who are different from ourselves. But we are by no means done, and never will be.

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Parent & Families Program

On behalf of Parent & Family Programs, The Dean of Students Office, and the entire Duke University community, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all who joined us for Family Weekend 2015! This three-day celebration literally would not be possible without the many parents, families, and friends of Duke current students and alumni. This year we recorded 1300+ parent and family registrations and welcomed approximately 3,200 total guests, a 20% increase from the previous year! Again, you all made it happen!

With events happening all over campus throughout the weekend, our office partnered with many Duke faculty and staff members to provide a memorable experience for everyone. Some of the highlighted events included:

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Elizabeth Hoyler, '16

With senior year comes the rhetoric of the ultimates, the finals, the last-times. Planning for my family’s Thanksgiving this year has proved no different. “I told your cousins that this was your last Thanksgiving, so they’re coming up!” my mom told me on the phone last week. What? My “last” Thanksgiving?

I wanted to tell my mom that she was wrong. This isn’t going to be my “last” Thanksgiving like it was my last time book-bagging, last fall in Durham, or anything of the like. But as I think about it more, her comment seems less dramatic and more pragmatic.

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Jewish Life at Duke

Jewish Life at Duke has been fortunate to host many incredible speakers over the years. We’re proud to bring noteworthy individuals to campus to share their experiences, perspectives, and insights. This past month has been especially exciting, as we’ve hosted three very different members of the Jewish community: Ari Shavit, Assi Azar, and Jon Scheyer.
 
Thumbnail Ari Shavit 

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Duke Student Health Nutrition Services

You have heard the term “I slept like a baby last night” right? Have you ever wondered why children get better sleep than adults? The answer may have to do with how your lifestyle affects the balance of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in your brain that affect sleep.

Stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and the use of stimulants such as caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, prescription or recreational drugs, all seem to cause a degree of imbalance to chemical receptor sites in the brain that may lead to poor sleep.

Children who are well fed, active and not exposed to stimulants tend to have a healthier balance of these brain chemicals and therefore sleep better.

Here are a few nutrition related ideas to help send you off to dreamland:

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International House

Thumbnail Honduras is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize. Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.
 

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