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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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Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Duke University School of Medicine and the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
Moorman, PhD., MSPH, an associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University and lead author of the study.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a US-based car rental company, has announced that it is to provide Chevrolet vehicles for Duke University students, faculty and staff through its car-sharing programme, WeCar by Enterprise.
And The Fuqua/Coach K Centre on Leadership and Ethics (COLE) was established in 2004 by Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in collaboration with the Kenan Institute of Ethics and Duke University Athletics.
Sowers has held administrative positions within the Duke University Health System for more than 20 years.
Duke University, one of the United States' top ranked universities, has signed an agreement with DIFC Centre of Excellence to open its Dubai Campus and deliver business and policy education programmes in the emirate.
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DIFC Centre of Excellence today signed an agreement with Duke University, one of the United States' top ranked universities, to open the latter's Dubai Campus and deliver business and policy education programmes in Dubai.
Keohane, a political theorist who served as President of Wellesley College and Duke University, has firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing modern universities: rising costs, the temptations of "corporatization," consumerist students, nomadic faculty members, and a bewildering wave of new technologies.
Victor Dzau, MD, chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, unanimously was elected to the board as an independent director.

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