Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 10  |  Friday, April 11 
Saturday, April 12  |  Sunday, April 13

= Family-Friendly Events

Thursday, April 10

5-8 p.m. | New School of Nursing Wing Dedication and Tours

Duke University School of Nursing


Friday, April 11

9-10 a.m. | School of Nursing Planned Giving Session – “What Every Woman Needs to Know Financially… Providing for Yourself, Your Family and Your Legacy”

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing
Presentation by Kristen Brown Smalley, JD, LLM, Senior Gift Planning Counsel, Duke University Office of Gift Planning

9-10:45 a.m. | School of Nursing Open House

Duke University School of Nursing
Explore the labs and classrooms of this state-of-art-facility as you interact with faculty and students.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) | Nasher Museum of Art at Duke

Discounted entry for reunion alumni and their guests (must wear Duke Reunions 2014 nametag in order to gain discounted admittance)

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades, is originating at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Motley is one of the most significant yet least visible 20th-century artists, despite the broad appeal of his paintings. Many of his most important portraits and cultural scenes remain in private collections; few museums have had the opportunity to acquire his work. With a survey that spans 40 years, Archibald Motley introduces the artist’s canvases of riotous color to wider audiences and reveals his continued impact on art history.

Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection is exhibition of significant global contemporary art drawn from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection, and includes many recent acquisitions, including paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. The exhibition reflects a collecting strategy that is ambitious for a museum so new, with a focus on artists who may be emerging or undervalued, but have nonetheless created some of the most important work of our time.

Masculinities: Mainstream to Margins
Spanning over 500 years, the works on view complicate our ideas about gender, biological sex and the inadequate binary of feminine and masculine. Through time and around the world, the definition of a “real man” has varied dramatically. This student-curated installation explores many of the ways masculinity is, and has been, performed and defined. Some works fall in line with current traditional definitions of masculinity, while others challenge stereotypes about the ideal man. Together, they reveal the multifaceted and occasionally paradoxical realities of gender, specifically the construction and deconstruction of masculine perfection.

For more information, please go to

 10:15-11 a.m. | Tour of Perkins and Bostock Libraries

Take a tour of the transformed Duke University Libraries, from the elegant von der Heyden Pavilion to the Link, an entire floor dedicated to flexible, collaborative, high-tech teaching and learning.

 10:30-11:45 a.m. | Tour of Duke Farm

This family-friendly experience will include tours of Duke Farm’s produce and mushroom operations and conversation about the Duke community's role in building sustainable food systems. Seed-planting opportunities and lawn games will also be available. To learn more about the farm, visit its Facebook page

 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Lemur Center Tour 1

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 10:30 a.m.
What little the world knows about lemurs comes almost exclusively from the internationally known research facility, the Duke Lemur Center.  See the world’s largest collection of lemurs and other endangered primates in an enclosed woodland habitat. Because of gravel paths, walking shoes are necessary. Space is very limited.

Lemur Center Tour 2: 1-2:30 p.m., Friday
Lemur Center Tour 3: 3-4:30 p.m., Friday
Lemur Center Tour 4: 8:45-10:15 a.m., Saturday
Lemur Center Tour 5: 1:45-3:15 p.m., Saturday
Lemur Center Tour 6: 3:30-5 p.m., Saturday

11-11:30 a.m. | School of Nursing Awards Presentation

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing
Join Dean Catherine L. Gilliss for the presentation of the 2014 awards.

11 a.m.-Noon | Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education Tour 

Located in the heart of Duke’s medical campus, the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education opened in January 2013 as the first facility dedicated to medical school education at Duke since the School of Medicine began holding classes in the Davison Building in 1930. The Trent Semans Center features a 400-seat Great Hall and adjoining atrium on the ground floor and a 150-seat amphitheater and café on the second floor. Other highlights of the 104,000-square-foot building include an outdoor terrace, student lounge, and meeting spaces on the fourth floor. The entire fifth floor is dedicated to simulation and clinical skills laboratories, featuring three large high-fidelity simulation labs, a simulation surgical suite, and 12 clinical exams rooms.

11 a.m.-Noon | Duke Libraries: Behind the Scenes–Roberts Conservation Lab and Digital Production Center

Tour begin in lobby of Perkins Library 
See how the Libraries’ talented staff repair some of the most fragile and irreplaceable materials, and how some of the Libraries most unique special collections are digitized so they can be made available to the world on the web.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | A Conversation with General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy)

Room 04, Sanford School of Public Policy, West Campus
In a moderated discussion with the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy’s director, Peter Feaver, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond Odierno, will share his experiences and explore contemporary policy issues and challenges for the U.S. Army, including achieving national security objectives in a changing international environment during times of austerity at home.

Prior to his talk, the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy will host a casual reception with General Odierno.  If interested in attending, please contact Alexandra Pfadt at

General Raymond T. Odierno is the 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.  A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, he has commanded units at every echelon, from platoon to theater, with duty in Germany, Albania, Kuwait, Iraq, and the United States during more than 37 years of service.

General Odierno holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from West Point and a master’s degree in Nuclear Effects Engineering from NC State University.  He is a graduate of the Army War College and holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. 

His has numerous military awards and decorations to include the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal and Orders of Military Merit from Brazil, Colombia, Romania, and Italy.

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Address

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing

12:30-2 p.m. | School of Nursing Alumni Luncheon

Café Atrium, Duke University School of Nursing

12:30-2 p.m. | Spotlight Speaker: Susie Evans Middleton '84

Von Canon, Lower Level, Bryan Center
Returning to Duke for the class of 1984’s 30th Reunion, Susie will discuss her new book, Fresh From the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories, the transformation she made to a life of farming, and how cooking—especially vegetables—still rocks her world. After the presentation, sample the delicious results of some of her favorite recipes.

1-2 p.m. | Keohane Quad Tour

Tour meets at the sign placed on main quad (just outside the West Union Building)
Explore the recent addition to Duke’s residential campus and learn more about exciting enhancements to campus life created with the construction of Keohane Quad and McClendon Tower.  Tour Duke's newest residence hall, Keohane 4E, which serves as the prototypical hall for Duke's new house model. From media rooms to floor lounges, this isn’t your parent’s dorm!  An administrator for Residence Life and Housing Services will also discuss what’s on the horizon for West Campus. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. 

1-2 p.m. | Alumni Admissions Information Session 1

Room 03, Sanford School of Public Policy, West Campus
A member of the Undergraduate Admissions staff will explain the process and challenges of selecting the entering class of undergraduates each year. The admissions process for children and grandchildren of alumni will also be discussed, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

Alumni Admissions Information Session 2: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday

1-2:30 p.m. | Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Laboratories and Kathleen Price Bryan Brain Bank Tour 1

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 1 p.m.
Learn more about the important work being done at this nationally renowned center for research into the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illnesses causing dementia.

Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Tour 2: 3-4:30 p.m., Friday

 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Lemur Center Tour 2 

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 1 p.m.
See description for Friday 10:30 a.m. tour. Space is limited.

1:30-2 p.m. | Duke University School of Nursing Update

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing
Presented by Catherine Lynch Gilliss, BSN’71, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Duke University School of Nursing, Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing, Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs

 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Duke’s Secret History

White Lecture Hall, East Campus
Join University Archivist Valerie Gillispie and learn about the sometimes unusual, occasionally creepy, and often surprising history of Duke University! Space is limited.

2-2:45 p.m. | School of Nursing Presentation: My Journey to Nursing

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing
Hear from current nursing students about what brought them to nursing, why they chose Duke, and their aspirations for the future.

2-3 p.m. | Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Sciences, Pratt School of Engineering Tour

Tour meets in the 2nd floor lobby of the Teer Building, West Campus
Explore the Pratt School of Engineering, which includes undergraduate teaching Fitzpatrick Center, the 322,000-squarefoot, $97-million complex featuring undergraduate teaching and project labs, state-of-the-art research facilities, and “intellectual collision spaces” designed for faculty, staff, and student interaction, as well as other points of interest in the Fitzpatrick Center, Hudson Hall, and Teer Building.

 2-4 p.m. | The DiVE (Duke immersive Virtual Environment) 

Fitzpatrick Center, Room 1667A
Come explore this 10-foot-square room with computer-generated displays on walls, ceiling and floor that create a three dimensional world. Stereo goggles and a special wand help immerse visitors in worlds that react to where they look, step and reach. This NSF-funded facility promotes novel research in scientific visualization, cognitive studies, and is heavily used in teaching science, humanities, and art. Projects include a virtual brain for teaching neuroanatomy, and recreations of historical places, such as Soloman’s Temple, the Crystal Palace, and the Roman Colosseum. The space can only accommodate 5 people every 15 minutes; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

2:30-4 p.m. | Duke Magazine Forum: The Surveillance Society—what it means for all of us when the government we count on to keep us safe, the companies we do business with, and even the cars we drive are tracking our daily activities

Reynolds Theater, upper level of the Bryan Center

Christopher H. Schroeder is the Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies at the Duke Law School, and also serves as Co-Director of the Program in Public Law. He took a three-year hiatus from his position on the faculty to serve as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the United States Department of Justice. There, he supervised the evaluation of President Obama’s nominees to the federal judiciary and advised both the Attorney General and the White House on a variety of law-enforcement and national-security issues. He has also served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sibylle Gierschmann LL.M.'99 is a globally-oriented expert in data-protection laws and a partner at the Taylor Wessing law firm, for which she heads the Technology, Communication, and Media industry group. Among her clients are information-technology companies. She is deeply involved in European discussions around data-protection regulation, and serves as an expert on data protection for Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior.  A standard German lawyer’s guide lists her as a “leading name” in data-protection law. She also teaches media law; regularly trains data-protection officers; and is a frequent writer, speaker, and commentator on legal issues. She is past President of the Duke Club of Germany and a Charles A. Dukes Award winner.

Scott Peters ’80 represents California’s 52nd district in the United States House of Representatives. He majored in political science and economics at Duke, graduating Phi Beta Kappa before attending New York University School of Law. Peters began his professional career as an economist with the Environmental Protection Agency before going into law practice. He served multiple terms as a member of San Diego’s municipal government, first as a city councilman and later as city council president for three years. He also served as commissioner and chairman of the Port of San Diego before being elected to Congress in fall 2012. Peters currently sits on the House Committee on Armed Services, including the subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Ashwin Machanavajjhala is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Duke. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist in the Knowledge Management group at Yahoo! Research. His primary research interests lie in data privacy, systems for massive data analytics, and statistical methods for information extraction and entity resolution. Machanavajjhala earned both an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Wells C. Bennett J.D.’06, L.L.M.'06 (moderator) is a Fellow in National Security Law at the Brookings Institute. He also serves as Managing Editor of Lawfare, a national-security law blog. His area of focus concerns the war on terror and national security, including the military commission trials at Guantanamo Bay. Before joining Brookings, he was an Associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, specializing in international and U.S. foreign-relations law and habeas corpus cases. He is a coauthor of “Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification.”

2:45-3:30 p.m. | School of Nursing Symposium

Auditorium 1014, Duke University School of Nursing

3-3:30 p.m. | Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance honoring deceased alumni

Duke Chapel’s Memorial Chapel

3-3:30 p.m. | Engineering Alumni Meet-Up

FCIEMAS pre-function area
Join Dean Katsouleas for some refreshments and a chance to catch up with fellow classmates before the Conversation with the Dean.

 3-4:30 p.m. | Lemur Center Tour 3 

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 3 p.m.
See description for Friday 10:30 a.m. tour. Space is limited.

3-4:30 p.m. | Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Laboratories and Kathleen Price Bryan Brain Bank Tour 2

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 3 p.m.
See description for Friday 1 p.m. tour.

 3-4:30 p.m. | SOCCER CLINIC for ALUMNI KIDS

Children of alumni (and any interested, energetic parents!) are invited to participate in a soccer clinic coached by members of the stellar Duke men’s and women’s soccer teams. It is recommended that participants be at least 5 years of age, and wear soccer shoes or tennis shoes (no need to bring shin guards unless you really want to). Duke Athletics will supply the soccer balls. Space is limited.

3-5 p.m. | Fuqua MMS ’10 Mixer with Staff and Students

University Room at the R. David Thomas Center
This is a great opportunity to catch up with the MMS staff and faculty, and connect with current students.

3:30-4 p.m. | Pratt School of Engineering Conversation with the Dean

FCIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium
Hear Dean Katsouleas talk about what’s new in Engineering and share updates on the state of the school and Pratt’s new initiatives, with a Q&A to follow.

3:30-5 p.m. | Nursing Alumni Welcome Reception and Class Photos

Café Atrium, Auditorium, Duke University School of Nursing
Join nursing classmates for fun and photos in the Café Atrium.

4-5 p.m. | Duke Integrative Medicine Tour 

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 4 p.m.
Founded in 2000, Duke Integrative Medicine draws from the very best conventional and complementary/alternative medicine strategies. The state-of-the-art building, a more than 27,000-square-foot facility, creates a healing environment and represents an innovative medical – and architectural – paradigm for balance between mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

4-6 p.m. | Pratt School of Engineering Alumni-Student E-Social 

Twinnie’s Café
The E-Social is a great place for Engineering alumni and future alumni to mix and mingle with Pratt’s faculty and staff.

6:15-7:15 p.m. | Shabbat Services

1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue)
Join the Jewish Life at Duke community for student-led conservative and reform Shabbat Services.

7:15-8:15 p.m. | Shabbat Dinner

1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue)
Enjoy a delicious kosher family-style Shabbat dinner with Jewish Life at Duke community. Please RSVP for dinner ($18/per person) at or call 919.684.6422.

Class Parties | Friday Evening

Your Class’ reunion party—check your class website for details!

Saturday, April 12

 7:15-7:50 a.m. (check-in) / Race starts at 8 a.m. | 4th Annual Pine Cone Pacer 5K Run/Walk

Gate 12 in the Durham Division, located just off of NC-751
The Office of the Duke Forest invites everyone to come out to the Forest and run or walk in the 5th Annual Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer! This event is a great fundraiser for the Forest and proceeds raised help support trail maintenance projects, public outreach activities, and student internships. More information and Registration

 8-10:30 a.m. (check-in) | Blue Devil Putting Contest

Terrace on the Green, Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
This fun, family-friendly nine-hole putting event is open to all reunion attendees, regardless of golf experience and/or skill! Start out at the Terrace on the Green (light continental breakfast and beverages will be available), sign in, get a scorecard and play the nine hole putting course! Prizes will be awarded throughout the morning. ($10 fee, payable to the Washington Duke Golf Course, due at time of sign-in.)

8:30-10:30 a.m. | Duke Catholic Alumni Breakfast with Dr. Kevin White, Vice President and Director of Athletics

Residence of Kevin and Jane White, Buses depart from the West Campus bus stop at 8:15 a.m.
Invitation only. The Duke Catholic Center invites all Catholic interested alumni to an intimate breakfast with Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. For more information please visit or contact RSVP required. Space is limited.

8:40 a.m. | Gammas On the Green

Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Delta Gamma is hosting its 11th annual philanthropy golf tournament, and alumni are welcome to sign up to play a round of golf, enjoy the luncheon following the tournament, or simply make a donation.  All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Delta Gamma Foundation, which raises money for the care and service of those who are visually impaired, and The Seeing Eye, Inc., a guide dog school based in Morristown, New Jersey.  More information and Registration

9-10:30 a.m. | “Amazing Change”—sponsored by the Class of 1964, open to all

Room 0016, Westbrook Building, West Campus (see map)
We outgrew our original space—new location for this special gathering is Room 0016 Westbrook Building (map will be included in your registration packet)
Since we graduated, not only have our lives changed, but so have our fields of interest, careers, and issues. Some of us have spent our lives doing work that didn’t even exist at graduation. The panelists – and then audience members – will talk about where the field was when they began, some of the challenges along the way, and what the future holds. The conversation will be wide-ranging and fascinating as we contemplate the amazing change we have encountered.

  • Katrina Watson – Art History and Art Museums and Artists: Shifting Visions
    Director Emerita, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Brent Blackwelder – The Environment: From Teaching Math to Saving Rivers Worldwide
    President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth
  • Chuck Adams – Publishing: From Printed Pages to Virtual Books, Words Still Rule
    Executive Editor, Algonquin Books
  • Jay Buckley – Fifty Years in Space: From Brand New to Supremely Useful
  • Marilyn Howe Rhodes – A Nursing Odyssey: From Caps and Capes to Lab Coats and Laptops
    Retired Nurse, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Betsy Alden – Gender Roles: From “Bloom Where You Are Planted” to “Go For It!”
    Faculty Associate, Kenan Institute for Ethics and Program in Education, Duke
  • Audience Discussion – Moderator, Lee Clark Johns
    President, Strategic Communication, Tulsa, OK; Past President, Duke Alumni Association

 8:45-10:15 a.m. | Lemur Center Tour 4

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 8:45 a.m.
See description for Friday 10:30 a.m. tour. Space is limited.

9-10 a.m. | Back to School: Is the FDA on an Inevitable Collision Course with the First Amendment?

Room 3037, Duke Law School
Join Nita Farahany G'04 L'04 G'06, Professor of Law and Philosophy and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy, for a mock class on FDA regulation of 23andMe, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. Engage in a lively, interactive dialogue without the final exam!

9:30-10:30 a.m. | Everything You Wanted to Know about Taxes and Charitable Giving But Were Afraid to Ask* (*Well, maybe not everything… it’s only an hour)

Von Canon, Lower Level, Bryan Center
The charitable planning experts at Duke will highlight the top 7 things you should know about how to make the most of your finances through philanthropy, in 2014 and beyond.  This will be fun! We promise.

9:30-10:30 a.m. | Alumni Admissions Information Session 2

Room 130, Sociology/Psychology Building
See description Alumni Admissions Information Session 1, Friday, 1 p.m.

11 a.m.-Noon | Highlight Event: President Richard H. Brodhead

Page Auditorium, West Campus
Hear Duke’s ninth president, Richard H. Brodhead, speak about the opportunities and challenges facing the university and his administration. Don’t miss this chance to join your classmates in Page Auditorium and cheer them on as the Annual Fund class gifts and the senior class gift are presented.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | ADPi Waffle Breakfast

Clocktower Quad
Come to Alpha Delta Pi's annual Waffle Breakfast fundraiser where you can enjoy your favorite breakfast food with unlimited toppings brought to you by Dame's Chicken and Waffles. Tickets can be purchased for $5, and proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

12:15-2 p.m. | Class of 1964 50th Reunion Lunch

Scharf Hall, Krzyzewski Center for Athletic and Academic Excellence

12:15-2 p.m. | Class of 1969 Lunch

The Divinity Café (Refectory), Duke Divinity School

12:15-2 p.m. | Class of 1989 25th Reunion Lunch

Cameron Indoor Stadium

12:15-2 p.m. | Duke Reunion Picnic

IM Building, West Campus

1-3 p.m. | The Wunder Project Film Screening

Gross Hall (formerly Gross Chemistry Building), West Campus
The WunderGlo Foundation will present a screening of the film The Wunder Project followed by a Q & A session with Dr. Heinz Josef Lenz, a world-renowned researcher and oncologist who has been a thought leader in the colon cancer world for years. The WunderGlo Foundation was founded by Duke Class of 2004 President Gloria Borges and strives to save lives and support cancer warriors everywhere by raising funds for colon cancer research, promoting awareness about prevention of and treatment for colon cancer, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. A memorial tribute for Gloria will follow the Q&A session. no charge

 1-3 p.m. | The DiVE (Duke immersive Virtual Environment)

Fitzpatrick Center, Room 1667A
Come explore this 10-foot-square room with computer-generated displays on walls, ceiling and floor that create a three dimensional world. Stereo goggles and a special wand help immerse visitors in worlds that react to where they look, step and reach. This NSF-funded facility promotes novel research in scientific visualization, cognitive studies, and is heavily used in teaching science, humanities, and art. Projects include a virtual brain for teaching neuroanatomy, and recreations of historical places, such as Soloman’s Temple, the Crystal Palace, the Roman Colosseum. The space can only accommodate 5 people every 15 minutes, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 1-3 p.m. | Duke Gardens Nature Ranger Cart

The Gothic Gate, Duke Gardens
The Nature Ranger Cart will be at the Gothic Gate entry to greet you on Saturday, April 12, from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy simple family activities and a flower focus sample, pick up a map or a scavenger hunt sheet, along with updated information to assist you during your Gardens visit.

1-3 p.m. | DUU Alumni Reception with a Guest Performance by Small Town Records

Patio of the Loop Grill
Join Duke University Union on the Loop's patio to enjoy a performance by Small Town Records, learn more about DUU's current programming, and share stories about your favorite programs at Duke. There will be free food and a cash bar. We hope to see you all there!

 1-4 p.m. | 8th Annual Duke Powwow, sponsored by the Duke University Native American Student Alliance

CI Quad, West Campus
Please join the Duke University Native American Student Alliance in celebration of the 8th Annual Powwow on the CI Quad, West Campus. The Grand Entry and Veteran Honoring will be at 1 p.m. In addition to cultural demonstrations and communal dances, there will be vendors displaying a variety of Native American arts. The arena will also sport children activities, workshops, and games throughout the event.  Come experience a uniquely educational and fun afternoon.  

 1:15-2 p.m. | Dance at The Ark – Workshop for Kids

Kids come learn a few moves with the students of Duke Dance

 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Science Spectacular!

Presented by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics
Front Lawn of the French Family Science Center (in case of inclement weather the event will take place in the French Science Center Lobby)
Experience spectacular, amazing science close up and personal by participating in a number of hands-on chemistry and physics experiments coordinated by undergraduate and graduate Duke students. Walk on oobleck! Make alginate pearls! Launch metal rings high into the sky! And much, much more!  This event is suitable for Blue Devils of all ages, so spend some time doing spectacular science!

 1:45-3:15 p.m. | Lemur Center Tour 5

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 1:45 p.m.
See description for Friday 10:30 a.m. tour. Space is limited.

 2-3 p.m. | Duke Smart Home Open House

1402 Faber St., across the parking lot from Freeman Center for Jewish Life, corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Duke Smart Home Program, which encompasses a 6,000 sq. ft. residential dorm and research laboratory called The Home Depot Smart Home. Interact with the thriving student club of Duke students who explore smart home technology design and prototyping (some projects are directly related to the dorm), a growing core of faculty who conduct research that parallels the goals of the Duke Smart Home Program, and an enthusiastic community of members of industry who see this program as a unique way to cultivate the next generation of employees and to augment their own consumer technology R&D efforts.

 2-3 p.m. | Mainstage Highlights from ChoreoLab 2014

This informal performance in the historic Ark Dance Studio on East Campus will recap highlights from the Duke Dance Program's ChoreoLab 2014 mainstage performance, featuring original works from faculty members Julie Janus Walters, Barbara Dickinson, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, and advanced student choreographers.

2-3 p.m. | Spotlight Presentation: The Duke LEAF Award Recipient

Griffith Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus
Acclaimed photographer James Balog, who has been transcending the conventional traditions of photographing and artistically interpreting the natural environment for more than 30 years, will receive the 2014 Duke LEAF Award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts, in a public ceremony at Griffith Film Theater located in the Bryan Center.  Established by the Nicholas School of the Environment in 2009, the award recognizes Balog for his “remarkable body of work – a visual feast celebrating the beauty and grandeur as well as the fragility of our one and only planet.” Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey team are featured in the 2012 award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, and in the 2009 NOVA special, Extreme Ice. He has been honored in recent years with an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta, the American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society, and the Heinz Award. He is the author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers and seven other books. His photos have been extensively published in major magazines, including National Geographic, and exhibited at more than 100 museums and galleries worldwide. A reception for Balog and a public open house will follow at 3:30 in the Nicholas School's new home, Duke Environment Hall.

3-4 p.m. | Class of 1964 Accounting Majors Affinity Gathering

Room 124 Social Sciences Building

3-4 p.m. | Conversation with Tony Brown

Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford School of Public Policy
Tony Brown, Hart Leadership Co-Director will lead an informal conversation on Ethics.  Please join Tony in the Rhodes Conference room in the Sanford Building just before the Open House reception.

3-5 p.m. | 4th Annual Chronicle ReTweet

301 Flowers Building, West Campus
Don’t pass up this opportunity for a mini-reunion in 301 Flowers to see old friends, trade war stories, meet current staffers and learn about the exciting things going on at today’s Chronicle.

 3:30-5 p.m. | Lemur Center Tour 6

Bus departs from Reunions HQ entrance at 3:30 p.m.

4-5 p.m. | Sanford School Open House

Fleishman Commons, Sanford School of Public Policy
The Sanford School of Public Policy welcomes back all Public Policy alumni with a reception celebrating Reunion Weekend!

4-6 p.m. | LGBT Life Open House

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, upper level, Bryan Center, West Campus
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Duke invites you to a Welcome Back Open House and Reception. Come and renew ties with other LGBT alums, get to know current undergraduate and graduate LGBT students, and meet center staff. More information

6:15-7:30 p.m. | Duke LGBT Network Meetup

Von Canon Hall, lower level, Bryan Center (location is subject to change)
Join fellow LGBT Network alumni and allies for an informal gathering for conversation and drinks before heading to the Reunions Gala.

7 p.m.-1 a.m. | THE REUNIONS GALA

Krzyzewski-ville Quad and Wilson Basketball Courts
THE REUNIONS GALA is an event you'll remember for years to come. Mix, mingle, eat, drink, and dance… what a night of new memories to add to your Duke experience!

7 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, April 12

Two servings of wine/beer are included in the event price; non-alcoholic beverages are free; a cash wine/beer bar will be open throughout the evening

Gourmet food served at several stations from 7 to 10 p.m.; dessert served from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Wear whatever makes you feel festive... anything from business casual to cocktail attire.

Seating is limited. Each class will have its own cluster of tables.

Sunday, April 13

8:30-10 a.m. | Half Century Club Breakfast (featuring 50th Reunion induction into the HCC)

Washington Duke Inn
Join members of the Half Century Club and the 60th and 55th reunion classes as the 50th reunion class, 1964, is inducted into the Half Century Club.  Enjoy a hot, hearty breakfast buffet as new inductees are welcomed by Sterly Wilder ’83, associate vice president, Duke Alumni Association.  After breakfast, all members of the HCC (including the newly inducted Class of 1964) are invited to enjoy the Champagne Toast in Duke Gardens event.

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Champagne Toast in Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Enjoy champagne, strawberries, assorted juices, coffee, baked goods, beautiful music, the breathtaking beauty of Duke Gardens in the springtime, and conversation with friends, both old and new. It the perfect way to wrap up Reunions Weekend 2014!

11 a.m. | Sunday Morning Worship in Duke Chapel

11 a.m. | Catholic Mass

Goodson Chapel, Westbrook Building
Sponsored by the Duke Catholic Center.

12:30 p.m. | The WunderGlo Foundation's 3rd Annual "Go To Hell, Cancer" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Brodie Gym, East Campus
The WunderGlo Foundation was founded by Duke Class of 2004 President Gloria Borges and strives to save lives and support cancer warriors everywhere by raising funds for colon cancer research, promoting awareness about prevention of and treatment for colon cancer, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. This year, the Foundation will host its 3rd annual "Go To Hell, Cancer" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 13th at Brodie Recreation Center on East Campus with registration starting at 12:30pm. End your reunions weekend by playing the sport loved by Gloria and all Dukies alike. Interested in entering a team with your classmates and/or other friends? E-mail or

4 p.m. | St. Luke Passion (American premiere)

Duke University Chapel
On Palm Sunday evening 2014, Duke University Chapel will host the U.S. premiere of a new St. Luke Passion by Scottish composer James MacMillan. Presented in collaboration with DITA and Duke Divinity School. Tickets must be purchased through the Duke Box Office.