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Company Overview of Duke University

Company Overview

Duke University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the fields of business, social sciences, science, law, and medicine. The schools of the university include Pratt School of Engineering, Duke Divinity School, School of Nursing, Fuqua School of Business, School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Law, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, and School of Medicine & College of Allied Health. Duke University was founded in 1924 and is based in Durham, North Carolina. The university has endowment assets of $4337.4 millions.

Durham, NC 27708

United States

Founded in 2008



Key Executives for Duke University

President and Trustee
Vice Chairman
Age: 70
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Chief Of Staff To The Chancellor For Health Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Duke University Key Developments

Duke University Names New Trustees

Duke University announced that eight new members joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, 2015. The new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, Apple CEO Tim Cook, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms. Additionally, three observing members also joined the board -- Jack Boyd, Trinity '85; recent Duke graduate Anna Knight and Ben Shellhorn, a JD/MBA candidate at Duke. Borders is also vice president of global community affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. As Apple's CEO, Cook has overseen the introduction of innovative new products and services including Apple Watch, Apple Pay and the new MacBook In 2014 Morton was elected chair of the National Humanities Center. Silver previously worked as NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer for eight years, playing key roles in the negotiation of the NBA's last three collective bargaining agreements with the National Basketball Players Association and in the development of the WNBA and NBA Development League. In addition to being CEO, Ubben is also chief investment officer of ValueAct Capital. Boyd is the executive vice president of marketing and product development at Elastic Fabrics of America. Knight has served as president of the Engineering Student Government and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Shellhorn will serve one year on the Duke board as a non-voting member and one year as a voting member. At Duke, Shellhorn has been president of the GPSC and of OutLaw.

Duke University Plans to Build a $100 Million, 85,000-Square-Foot Facility

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to develop solutions to society's great challenges -- from making solar energy economical to engineering better medicines. Plans for the new building were announced during celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Duke Engineering on April 25. The new facility will be on Duke's West Campus, between the Teer Engineering Building and the Physics Building. Current plans include approximately 25,000 square feet of educational space -- teaching labs and classrooms shared between the Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences that are designed to facilitate team-based, experiential learning. There will also be a 5,000-square-foot, 150-seat auditorium, plus 40,000 square feet for engineering research and 15,000 square feet for physics research. The common space will support integrated science and engineering teaching and opportunities for undergraduate research.

Duke University Presents at Milken Institute, Global Conference 2015, Apr-26-2015

Duke University Presents at Milken Institute, Global Conference 2015, Apr-26-2015. Venue: 2025 Ave Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067, California, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Apr-27-2015, Bray Patrick-Lake, Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, Victor Dzau, President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Chancellor Emeritus.

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