The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Welcome Back; Fungus Discovered; Football

The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Welcome Back; Fungus Discovered; Football
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Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds. Welcome back, Dukies! It’s the first week
of classes here at Duke. The last 10 days has seen the arrival of the Class of 2018
and a Forever Duke block party. Duke Kunshan University is also in its first
week–EVER. Last week, the convocation ceremony officially marked its opening. The program
featured Chinese and American cultural and academic traditions. Duke researchers, with the help of a 13-year-old
girl, have discovered that a strain of fungus deadly to HIV/AIDS patients actually grows
on trees. The girl sent samples from her science project to Duke for DNA sequencing and the
specimens matched those from infected patients. Finally, Duke football “kicks off” its season
with a game against Elon Saturday. The football team is coming off its most successful season
in decades. Go Blue Devils! For more Duke News every day visit Duke Today.

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