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Humanities Majors' Salaries

October 5, 2015 By Scott Jaschik Major in English. Expect to live with Mom and Dad for life. That’s the stereotype that is constantly reinforced by reports on the hot job prospects for nurses or code writers or various other positions for which practical training is seen as the…
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Tsitsi Jaji: Finding Unexpected Musical, Cultural Connections

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Among Tsitsi Jaji’s memories of growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, one moment in particular shines bright: She is in a packed concert hall, dressed in a home-made purple gown, and she’s stepping onstage to perform as a solo pianist with the city’s symphony orchestra. At the time, the teenager…
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Gen. Martin Dempsey Named 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke

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General Martin Dempsey has been named the 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Gen. Dempsey, earned a master's degree in English from Duke University in 1984. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will co-teach a course on American civil-military relations and teach a course on management and…
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AB Duke Alum Tyler Makes Man Booker Shortlist

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AB Duke Alum Tyler Makes Man Booker Shorlist Acclaimed novelist and A.B. Duke Scholar alumna Anne Tyler is among six writers announced on September 15, 2015 as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The other authors are Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota…
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Bookmark Poetry Reading: Embark!

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Thursday Oct 1, 6:30 pm, in 314 Allen The English Majors' Union is pleased to announce the second annual Bookmark poetry event. Please join us for an hour of poetry chosen and read by students and faculty.
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Little Corner Poetry Series: Laynie Browne

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LAYNIE BROWNE Saturday, October 3 8 pm at The Shed (Golden Belt area in downtown Durham) Laynie Browne is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include Roseate, Points of Gold (2011), and The Desires of Letters (2010), The Scented Fox, (2007, winner…
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Blackburn Reading Series: Ha Jin

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HA JIN Wed. Oct 7, 2015 7 pm Duke East Parlors Acclaimed novelist, poet, short story author Ha Jin (Xuefei Jin) is a Professor of English at Boston University. He has been the recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was a…
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Nathaniel Mackey: The Music of Language

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"Host Frank Stasio talks with Mackey about his recent book of poetry Blue Fasa (New Directions Books/2015) which is part of his serial poetry collection. They will also discuss Mackey’s lifelong love of music, deejaying and how music makes its way into his poetry. " Listen to the story…
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