Entries by Catherine Angst

Global Asia Initiative

In the spring of 2016, Duke University’s Global Asia Initiative (GAI) launched its program on campus. GAI director, Professor Prasenjit Duara outlines the initiative’s mission in the above video. GAI joined the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Inter-Asian Connections program as a Coordinating Partner and a hub for nodal research activities in March 2016.  The […]

Fall 2016 Featured Courses, part 3

JAPANESE CINEMA with Professor Takushi Odagiri (CCI, ALP, CZ)  AMES 261, LIT 213, AMI 255, VMS 232 This course is an introduction to the history of Japanese cinema.  Focusing on the issues of relations between the tradition-modernity or Japan-West in the development of Japanese cinema, the influence of Japanese films on the theory and practice of cinema […]

Learn a Less Commonly Studied Language

Duke University offers several less commonly studied languages: Haitian Creole, Hebrew, K’iche’ Maya, and Tibetan. These languages all carry the FL code and can be applied towards Duke’s foreign languages requirement. Haitian Creole Studies at Duke University Fall 2016 Course Offerings: CREOLE 101 & 701 – Elementary Creole I An introduction to the essential elements of Haitian […]

Testing your Geographical Knowledge

Join Duke University lecturer Jacques Pierre and Haitian Creole students from many universities for a test of your geographical knowledge in this fifth set of riddles/memonèt. Watch the first set of memonèt here: https://youtu.be/_MzZq_WTW8Q Watch the second set of memonèt here: https://youtu.be/t2KuPgtkV48 Watch the third set of memonèt here: https://youtu.be/hYIN2STg7qI Watch the fourth set of […]

Fall 2016 Featured Courses, part 2

Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption with Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon AMES 415S, LIT 415S, CULANTH 415S, AMI 415S, VMS 415S, ICS 415S (CCI, EI, ALP, CZ) Gateway course for the Undergraduate East Asian Studies Certificate This course is a critical examination of cultural dynamics, political economies, and ethical implications of interethnic intimacies or “intercourse” as […]

Summer 2016 HR and Business Office Updates

Updates written by Charlotte Fleming. HR Hiring Process for Staff Open requisition in I-Forms. Students, Research Associates, and Post Doc positions are expedited. All other positions need a Vacancy Management Form (VMF), current job description, and organization chart submitted to Giovanni and Charlotte for review. After review and approval, Jaymes will open requisition in I-Forms. […]

Melissa Neeley is a Duke Sustainability Leader

Sustainable Duke seeks to provide leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability on campus, medical institutions, and within in the larger North Carolina community. Each spring Sustainable Duke awards members of the Duke community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental stewardship, social justice, and economic viability. This year the Franklin Center’s […]

Fall 2016 Feature Courses, part 1

QUEER CHINA with Professor Carlos Rojas (CCI, EI, ALP, CZ) AMES 439, AMI 439, CULANTH 439, LIT 439, VMS 439, WOMENST 439 This course examines queer discourse, cultures, and social formations in China, Greater China and the global Chinese diaspora from the late imperial period to the present. This course focuses on cultural representations, particularly literary and […]

Duke Flags Lowered: Humanities Advocate Srinivas Aravamudan Dies

Obituary from Duke Today DURHAM, NC – Srinivas Aravamudan, professor of English and former dean of the humanities at Duke, died on Wednesday. He was 54. Aravamudan, a scholar of 18th-century British and French literature and postcolonial literature, was also a champion of the humanities, committed to nurturing and promoting their role in contemporary society. At Duke, […]

Leonor Leal’s Contemporary Flamenco

On March 23rd, Leonor Leal gave a casual performance during a lecture on “The Art of Contemporary Flamenco” at the John Hope Franklin Center’s Wednesdays at the Center series. Leal was accompanied by guitarist, Jose Lois Rodriguez and vocalist/cajón player, Francisco “Yiyi” Orozco. All three of the artist have training in classical Flamenco, but now perform […]