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Fr. Joseph Lasuba D’10 Plays Role in Historic Sudanese Vote
Less than a year after returning to his native Southern Sudan, Fr. Joseph Taban Lasuba D’10 got an unexpected assignment from the Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. More »

Duke Youth Academy to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
Alumni and former staff of the Duke Youth Academy are invited to help celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary with participants and faculty during the June 19-July 2 academy. More »

2011 Convocation Features “Arts and the Life of the Church”
Professor and musician Jeremy Begbie, author Marilynne Robinson, professor and musician Anthony Kelley and the BLAK ensemble, and the Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel headline 2011 event. More »

Fulbright Award Takes Arneson to Heidelberg
Hans Arneson D’04, a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament, is among 14 Duke University students awarded a U.S. Fulbright scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. More »

Faculty Featured in PBS Documentary “God in America”
Professors Rick Lischer, Grant Wacker, and Lauren Winner are featured in the PBS documentary that explores the 400-year history of the intersection of religion and American life. More »

“The Sound of Hope” … A Day Especially for Clergy and Church Musicians
Sponsored by the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies, the 2011 Clergy Study Day features Jeremy Begbie, Langford Professor of Theology and director of DITA. More »

ICEOL Roundtable “The Implications of Technology”
PARO, a robotic seal pup, was among the innovations explored at the Oct. 25-27, 2010, Roundtable sponsored by the Institute on Care at the End of Life. More »

Best Books in Religion
Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir (Eerdmans) by professor Stanley Hauerwas, and Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan) co-authored by two alumni, were ranked among the year’s best. More »

“Toward a Moral Consensus Against Torture”
This national conference sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center, the N.C. Council of Churches, and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture will be hosted March 25-26, 2011, by the Divinity School. More »

Hastings Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards
Anthony “Tony” Galanos, a Duke geriatrician, is among the recipients of national awards administered by the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life honoring “extraordinary commitment to caring for patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses.” More »

First-Year Students Make Headlines
During January, a sermon by Andrew Barnhill, 23, was among three published in the Huffington Post story “Preachers of the Future,” and N.C. Public Radio’s The Story with Dick Gordon featured Dr. John Dormois, 65, a cardiologist who decided to attend seminary after serving as a hospital chaplain. More »

Seth Mokitimi Seminary Dedicated
Williams Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry Peter Storey reports from the new Seth Mokitimi Seminary in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: “Already we see deep transformations among our seminarians.” More »

Six Newcomers Join Board of Visitors
Duke University President Richard Brodhead has appointed six new members to the Divinity School’s 36-member Board of Visitors. More »

Divinity Earns CASE Awards
The Divinity School has received honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III for magazine feature writing, the redesign of its website, and marketing/recruitment for the Clergy Health Initiative’s Spirited Life program. More »

Q&A: Hispanic House of Studies Director Edgardo Colón-Emeric
Professor Edgardo Colón-Emeric calls for “a more integrated sense of Hispanic ministry in the life of churches” in this interview with The Duke Endowment. More »

Divinity Library Celebrates Volume 400,000
In just 15 years, the Divinity Library has added 100,000 volumes, bringing its collection to 400,000. “Onward to 500,000!” said Professor Roger Loyd, director of the library. More »

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