Last week, the Duke men’s basketball team honored Nobel Laureates Paul Modrich and Robert Lefkowitz at Countdown to Craziness. Modrich recently won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and Lefkowitz won the prize in 2012.
A Duke team has developed an app to study autism in children. The app -- called “Autism & Beyond” -- uses selfie images to analyze facial expressions to screen for autism and other developmental disorders.
Finally, two new projects are heading our way. First, the Duke-Margolis Center will promote health reform through policy, business, and research. The center will be a joint effort involving Duke’s on-campus schools, Duke Medicine and the Duke in Washington office.
Also, Duke is opening a new Arts Center to boost Duke’s fast-growing arts community. The 71,000-square-foot facility will be built near the Nasher Museum, and construction is expected to take two years.