Our Community in the News

This collection of stories showcases the transformative work our Duke Latiné/Hispanic employees are doing in their professional lives and within our communities. Send us your stories

Duke Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

Duke junior Yadira Paz-Martinez is among the 60 students that were selected as 2024 Truman Scholars from more than 700 candidates nominated by 285 colleges and universities.

Nasher Museum Names New Curator of Contemporary Art: Xuxa Rodríguez

Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art has named Xuxa Rodríguez as curator of contemporary art. Rodríguez brings expertise in modern and contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, African diasporic art, feminist and queer art, transnational artists, and time-based media, with strengths in performance and video.

Expanding Scholarly Perspectives Reflect Latinidad at Duke

From course offerings to faculty research to entire programs of study, Latinidad — a Spanish-language term often used by scholars to refer to the cultural and social identity of people of Latin American descent — is expanding at Duke, reflecting changes in student population.

Saint Óscar Romero Relic Dedicated in Goodson Chapel

A service in Goodson Chapel was held at the culmination of the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18–25) to dedicate a relic of Saint Óscar Romero. Duke Divinity School welcomed the Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Raleigh, N.C., as the guest preacher.

From Classroom to Cow Farm: What I Learned in DukeEngage Costa Rica

DukeEngage is a fully funded program where students spend eight weeks during the summer working with a community to address big issues. The program in Costa Rica focused on Agriculture and Sustainable Development, with their community partner, Universidad Earth.

Sarah Quesada Receives MLA 2023 Honorable Mention for First Book

Sarah Quesada, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Studies and Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies is the recipient of a 2023 Honorable Mention for a First Book from The Modern Language Association of America (MLA).