The Information Initiative at Duke is merging mathematical sciences and the arts—with beautiful results. Within the realm of visual arts, faculty and students are working with museums, artists, and historians to illuminate authenticity—and forgery—and to preserve history. In the process, we are transforming what is meant by liberal arts education.
Together, iiD and Duke Medicine are accelerating society’s progress toward personalized health care. This fusion has the potential to dramatically improve patient outcomes, the cost-effectiveness of treatment, and the overall health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Duke is leading a revolution in child mental health. With autism, anxiety, and other disorders on the rise, it is imperative that children be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. iiD researchers are working on making diagnosis easier, cheaper, and more accurate. Their aim is to make diagnostic tools accessible to the general population, empowering children and caregivers.
The new innovative "maker space" in Gross Hall opens this fall, and the Duke community is invited to suggest its new name – entries due April 6.
Ingrid Daubechies has been named members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers.