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The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: DKU Approval; Fertile Fungi; Fort Duke

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Published on Sep 19, 2013

Duke Kunshan University has received formal approval from China's Ministry of Education. The new joint venture institution created by Duke and Wuhan University will now begin recruiting students and classes on the campus in Kunshan, China, are expected to begin in September 2014.

In arts news, the newly renovated Baldwin Auditorium hosted its first concert ... and a new exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies -- "Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham" - features photography of masters student Kristin Bedford.

In research news, Duke scientists have discovered how genetically identical fungi can mate and create genetically different offspring. The finding helps researchers understand how microbes can evolve to cause and spread diseases.

USAID administrator Rajiv Shah spoke at Duke's Sanford School about the need for innovation in economic development efforts. Watch the full talk on the Duke YouTube channel.

Be on the lookout for a giant cardboard fortress on the Chapel Quad. Plans are afoot for a potentially record-setting "Fort Duke" art installation, which will be constructed from recycled boxes.

For more Duke News every day ... visit Duke Today.

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