Blog Author:
Kyle Fox

Earlier this month Duke University welcomed its 10th president, Vincent Price. UCAE was there, behind the scenes, for a week full of activities and events to celebrate this momentous occasion. Months of meetings culminated in dozens of trucks making deliveries to the Campus Center, Abele Quad, and East Campus, met by UCAE staff who quickly took over direction to ensure everything found its proper place. For two solid days the Duke community was taken over by a huge carnival followed by a formal ceremony and a flawless ceremony. 

Dear Students -

The Division of Student Affairs at Duke is committed to your holistic health and wellness. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that we have now become one of the few universities nationwide to offer convenient, affordable dental care on campus.

The Dental Office at the Student Wellness Center is a full-service, comprehensive dental practice operated by licensed and experienced professionals.  The Dental Office accepts dental insurance and offers a Student Savings program to those without dental insurance.

The Dental Office is located on the first floor of the Student Wellness Center at 305 Towerview Drive.

Talking to First-Year students about their Duke experience. Has it been what you thought it would be? What stands out to you most so far?

Blog Author:
Duke Student Health Nutrition Services
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As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to breast cancer? I will admit over the years the information has been varied, but for the past several years researchers have found more and more information confirming that eating soy in moderation even as a breast cancer survivor is not a problem.

Since it is breast cancer awareness month I decided to do some additional research and explain for you in more detail.

First of all let’s think about where you might find soy in the diet, the following is a list of dietary sources:

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    The Gambia is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa.


Map of Gambia

    The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 square kilometers with a population of 1,882,450 at the April 2013 census (provisional). Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi


 Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbors are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north. Its capital is  Suva,  a port city in Viti Levu island.

Blog Author:
Natalie Le, Duke Student Health Nutrition Intern

According to a study of over 3000 people, up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Unbelievable, right? But in the context of college, where students are constantly dashing from engagement to engagement, drinking water is an essential activity that’s often forgotten.

Here are five ways Blue Devils can escape that 75% and stay hydrated at Duke:

Blog Author:
Jeanine Weaver-Douglas
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Looking for a way to get more involved?

Hoping to expand your leadership experience?

Really, really, really like leading and participating in ice-breakers and team-builders?

Hoping to lighten the financial aid burden?

Looking for 5-20 staff members to harass in a GroupMe?


Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is currently accepting applications for the Resident Assistant position for the Spring 2018 semester! 

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometers, making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains. It is highly urbanized with 82 per cent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border.

Strong advising helps students identify their academic and personal goals and develop a plan that integrates classroom and co-curricular experiences to achieve those goals.  The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is focused on helping students as they identify and articulate these goals during their first two years at Duke.  As director of the AAC, I am pleased to provide an overview of advising at Duke and familiarize you with the advising resources that can enhance your student’s time at Duke.

Because Duke offers so many academic and co-curricular opportunities, no student can be adequately advised by a single individual.   That is why we have a network of advisors to support students and why we encourage students to connect with multiple members of their advising network.  The key players for each student are described below.