The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds: Full Frame Festival; Connected Brains

Mark your calendars! Duke’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens April 6th. This year is the 20th anniversary of the prestigious festival and a number of the top films from the past two decades will be shown in a special retrospective program. 

A new Duke study found that in the Central African nation of Gabon, the elephant population has declined 80% because of poaching. To save the elephants, the researchers say new protected areas and international laws are needed to reduce illegal cross-border traffic of ivory.

Did you know that creative people have better-connected brains? New Duke research suggests that it’s not your right brain that makes you creative—it’s the connection between the two hemispheres of your brain that counts.

Finally, the magazine Conde Nast Traveler has discovered what we already knew, listing Duke as one of the 20 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America.