Blog Author:
Eva Hong

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both.

Blog Author:
Elena Cavallero

Singapore in Singapore

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Singapore, also called the Lion city, is an island located on the southern tip of Asia at the edge of Malaya. Singapore is a state-city: one of the rare cases where if you visit a city you also visit the whole country! But the limited geographical extension doesn’t mean that this place has little to offer. Indeed, Singapore is one of the most wonderful “melting pots” of culture in the world.

Blog Author:
Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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First years, as you continue to design your Duke and explore various resources, we would like for you count the Career Center website among the most valuable. In doing so, we would like to share with you the top 5 pages you should visit.

This information can be helpful as you are trying to understand the services we provide, updating your resumes, and thinking about major selection.


Blog Author:
Eva Hong

ZIJUN WANG, An International Graduate Student from China

Zijun Wang


  1. What are you studying at Duke and what are some of your campus involvements?

Liberal Studies is a very interdisciplinary program. It offers you the freedom and a lot of opportunities to explore. I have explored psychology, literature, creative writing, and Buddhism meditation. I like it very much. Now my focus is in creative writing and literary translation. As for campus involvements, I am in a poetry club, where I also did some acting.

Blog Author:
Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students & Director for Parent and Family Programs

During Family Weekend, the Division of Student Affairs hosted its fall semester Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC) meeting. This group of dedicated and diverse parents gathers twice a year to provide Student Affairs leadership with feedback and counsel on a variety of topics. This semester’s topic was Faith, Spirituality, and the Academy.

Thanksgiving at The Commons Steakhouse Commons Steakhouse Logo

Join us for a special Thanksgiving experience at The Commons Steakhouse!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


$14.25 per person



Thursday, November 8, 2018
9am-11am @ Marketplace


that choosing to include more plant based foods in your diet will help increase your 
total fiber intake?

that ongoing research suggests that high intakes of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains may 
reduce the risk of depression?

that adopting a mostly plant-based diet is one of the most effective things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint?

Thanksgiving Dinner at Marketplace


Join us for our annual Thanksgiving themed dinner at Marketplace!

Wednesday, 11/14



A selection of House Made Jalapeno Cornbread, Cheddar Biscuits, Baguettes, Garlic Oregano Dinner Rolls, Honey Wheat Rolls, Multigrain Rolls, Pumpernickels, Wheat Dinner Rolls, White Rolls, Brioche Twists, Wood Fired Rosemary & Sundried Tomato Focaccia accompanied with Sweet Cream Whipped Honey and Flavored Oils


Chef's Chatter Series

Get to know your chefs and learn something new; Enjoy a bite of something good, too!

Celebrate National Pepper Month and chat with Marketplace Executive Sous Chef Todd Dumke while sampling a variety of pepper jellies and dipping sauces! 


Featured Recipes:

Ancho Chile Sauce

Yield 1.5 cups

5 dried Ancho chilies

1 TBS vegetable oil

1 c chopped onion

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 Roma tomato, chopped

2 Tbs red wine vinegar

1 tsp cumin

1 Tbs oregano