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Blog Author:
Deborah Liu

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I am Deborah Liu and I am currently a senior from Brookfield, WI majoring in Economics with minors in Biology and Chemistry. After graduation, I’ll be starting dental school in the Fall of 2018. Being part of the Duke community is important to my family, my dad is a Duke alum and my younger brother is currently a junior. This place will be my forever Duke because of the people I have met here, these lifelong friendships will be with me wherever I go in life.

Blog Author:
Clay Adams

On Thursday, December 7th, colleagues from across the Division of Student Affairs gathered for a professional development opportunity, which focused on supporting students’ understanding of trends in talent acquisition, competency development, and translation of academic experiences into their post-graduation plans.

Blog Author:
Anne Lyford

Season’s Greetings from the Duke Career Center Employer Relations Team

Spring semester is around the corner, and the spring recruiting season will begin soon after students begin classes.  Employers are making plans already to visit campus throughout the semester for a variety of events.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. Israel's economy and technology center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized internationally. The population of Israel was estimated in 2017 to be 8,782,720 people, of whom 74.7% were Jewish, 20.8% Arab and 4.5% others.

Blog Author:
Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometers, and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Blog Author:
Natalie Le, Nutrition Services Intern
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According to a 2008 poll, only about 0.5% of Americans are vegan.[1] Despite being fairly uncommon, a vegan diet can be extremely rewarding and sustainable. A survey of about 30 vegans at Duke—including longtime vegan and VP for Student Affairs Larry Moneta—revealed a multitude of tips for those who want to try out a vegan diet at Duke.

Blog Author:
Danielle Oakley, Director for CAPS

Another academic semester is coming to an end, which means that many of your students might add cramming and all-nighters in their upcoming weeks. Although this might seem like the best or only approach for your students, there are other techniques that can yield better results. We hope that you can help us to educate your students not to wear stress like a badge of courage to demonstrate how hard they are working, but rather shift the culture and think about an approach that enhances brain function through better wellness practices. Your encouragement is important and helping them to focus on the learning process and engaging in self-care, rather than the grade, will help them develop positive life skills.

Blog Author:
Duke Student Health Nutrition Services

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could offer you some secret eating tips to help boost your memory? Well we don’t have any magic formulas but we do have some good advice.

Think Healthy Fats

There is strong evidence that the same anti-inflammatory properties that help protect your heart can improve memory. These fats include fatty fish like salmon and tuna, nuts/seeds, avocado, olive oil and flax.

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Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and 1,578 km  north of Puerto Rico. It was discovered by a Spanish sea captain called Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. The capital city of Bermuda is Hamilton.