Duke to give students free iPods

DURHAM, N.C., July 21 (UPI) -- Duke University in North Carolina will give students free iPods, an experiment to see if the devices help them be better students, IT Vibe said Wednesday.

Duke to retire Alana Beard's number

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Alana Beard will become the first female basketball player to have her number retired by Duke University.

Duke fires football coach Carl Franks

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Carl Franks was fired Sunday as head football coach at Duke University.

Study: early nicotine use means addicts

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Smoking in the teens might lead to long-term nicotine addiction, according to an animal study conducted by North Carolina's Duke University.

Family awaits test results

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Mexican teen who received two heart-lung transplants because of a mistake remained in critical condition Saturday as doctors planned more tests. Officials at

Mental decline risk in bypass not certain

WüRZBURG, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Contrary to previous research, coronary artery bypass patients showed no decline in mental functioning five years after the surgery, physicians at Würzburg University Hospital report.
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Duke University
Richard Nixon as a senior law school student at Duke University in 1937. (UPI Photo/Files)

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University is organized into two undergraduate and nine graduate schools. The undergraduate student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business schools among the top 12 in the country. Duke University was ranked as the thirteenth best university in the world in the 2008 THES - QS World University Rankings of universities worldwide.

Duke's research expenditures are among the largest 20 in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the nation's elite. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the athletic teams have won ten national championships, including three by the men's basketball team.

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