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‘Root shock’

September 29, 2023

Graduate student Ari Green is studying the experiences of Black people being displaced from their homes and communities in three urban areas.

Dynamic Duo

March 19, 2018

Faculty couple Bill Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris are retiring, but their collective contributions to Southern studies and support for the university they love is far from over.

Water Over the Bridge

September 27, 2017

A professor of American studies is helping port communities worldwide understand how rising sea levels and other impacts of climate change affect shipping and coastal infrastructures.

(Online exclusive) Creating an Archive of Civil Rights Voices

March 13, 2015

Assistant professor Seth Kotch hopes to provide a glimpse into the experiences of everyday people and activists from the civil rights era. In collaboration with Duke researchers, he is creating a digital archive of broadcasts from black activist radio stations from the ’60s and ’70s.

The Henry Owl Scholarship and a class in ‘Gumption’

September 16, 2014

Andrew Vail ’99 established the Henry Owl Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students, honoring the mettle of Henry Owl ’29, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the first person of color to be admitted to –– and graduate from –– the University.