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Duke University,

at Durham, N. C.; coeducational; opened 1838, chartered 1841 as Union Institute in Randolph County. Reorganized 1852 as Normal College, it became Trinity College (Methodist) in 1859 and moved to Durham in 1892. It was renamed in 1924 for James B. DukeDuke, James Buchanan,
1856–1925, American industrialist, processor of tobacco products, b. near Durham, N.C. The Civil War left the Duke family poor, but James and his brother, Benjamin, helped their father in building up a local tobacco-processing business, which soon
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, who gave it financial assistance. One of the most selective institutions in the country, Duke offers its 11,000 students a wide range of programs including business, engineering, law, and medicine. It is especially well known for literary studies. Research facilities include the Duke Marine Laboratory, the North Carolina Supercomputing Center (affiliated), the Primate Center, and the Institute of the Arts.
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Glasgow is responsible for leading technology strategy, innovation, initiatives and operations throughout Duke Medicine, which is made up of the Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine, Duke School of Nursing and the Duke faculty practice plan.
Sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and Drug Information Association (DIA), this major event for all stakeholders in the field is presented in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rare Diseases Europe (EURORDIS) and Duke School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
Ralph Snyderman, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University Medical Center, and Executive Dean of Duke School of Medicine.
Recently, ASG relied on Revit Architecture and 3ds Max to complete work for the Duke School of Nursing Thames Street Wharf office building in Durham, North Carolina, the Monticello Visitor's Center in Albemarle County, Virginia and the Nemours Mansion and Gardens Visitors Center in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Duke School of Engineering, home to the Center of Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies, is one of the nation's leading institutions in bio-medical engineering.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California Film School and of the Duke School of Law, where he served as a member of the Duke Law Journal.

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