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Bringing Peace and Healing to His Country

September 26, 2022

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Fellow Dr. Mexan Mapouka is fulfilling his calling to heal others by bringing what he’s learned back to his hometown in the Central African Republic. Dr. Mexan Mapouka once worked to heal others as a young … Continued

Slowly, Then All at Once

June 20, 2022

When Shekinah Elmore started medical school in 2010, she approached it with a mindset uncharacteristic of most first-year students: To do her best, and if her best wasn’t good enough, then that was okay. “I think the overachiever types who often go … Continued

Preserving Endangered Islamic Manuscripts

June 1, 2022

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts. In the summer of 2018, Samba Camara traveled to his … Continued