Poetry Prize; Black History Month: The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}

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Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds.

Duke creative writing professor Nathaniel Mackey is the winner of Yale’s prize for American Poetry. He joins a list that includes Ezra Pound and e.e. cummings. 

Students at Duke are responding to human trafficking with J-Ville: Tenting for Justice. The program combines speakers and activities with tenting on the chapel quad.

Duke researchers have found that chimps with high-ranking moms do better in fights. This could explain why these females’ offspring are more likely to survive.

The Duke Heart Center hosted a party to raise awareness for heart disease in women. The event included health screenings, games and a heart-healthy dinner.

Finally, Duke is celebrating Black History Month with profiles of faculty members who preserve black culture through movement, sound and words. Read about them at today.duke.edu/working.

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