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The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Alum Tackles Healthcare.gov; Baby Math; Maps Exhibit

The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Alum Tackles Healthcare.gov; Baby Math; Maps Exhibit

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October 30, 2013 |
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President Obama has appointed alumnus Jeffrey Zients to address problems with the new federal online health insurance marketplace. Zients told the Duke Chronicle, "It's the liberal arts' high intellectual stimulation and working standards ... of Duke that really helped set me up for my career."

What is this little guy doing? According to Duke researchers, he is using an innate sense of quantity to determine which screen has more dots. The study provides insights for math education.

Duke is on the move. This year, the Duke Forward fundraising campaign is hosting events in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and New York. Sign up for an event near you.

A new exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art looks at how drawing and politics intersected in colonial maps. "Defining Lines" is a student-curated installation that draws upon materials from Duke libraries.

Finally, the Duke Arts Festival has been in full swing with music, dance and visual arts. As part of the festival, members of the Duke community turned out at to assemble this permanent exhibit in the Pratt School's Fitzpatrick Center. Sometimes it takes a village to make a sculpture.

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