Nuestra Comunidad en las Noticias

Esta colección de historias muestra el trabajo transformador que nuestros empleados latiné/hispanos de Duke están haciendo en sus vidas profesionales y dentro de nuestras comunidades. Envíenos sus historias.

With His First Career Retrospective, Pedro Lasch Is Learning to Play Again

In November 2023, Mexico's Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature opened “Pedro Lasch: Entre líneas / Between the Lines” at Mexico City’s Laboratorio Arte Alameda. The exhibit is a significant event for Lasch — a research professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies — and the first retrospective of his career.

Climate Change and Health

Health experts at Duke University School of Medicine are scrutinizing the myriad ways in which shifting environmental conditions, from sweltering temperatures to severe storms, shape our well-being. 

Centennial Spotlight: Luis von Ahn

The Duke Centennial spotlights Luis von Ahn, the creator of the anti-spam tool reCAPTCHA. The Guatemalan native and Duke graduate is a national leader in computer science and technology.

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.

Student Group Celebrates Jewish and Latino Heritage

Jewish communities have deep roots in Latin American history, with the first synagogue in the Americas built in Brazil in 1636. A student group known as “Jewtinos at Duke” celebrates this connection of shared Jewish and Latino heritage.

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.