Week of Wellness: Schedule of Events

As part of the formal kickoff for the Healthy Duke initiative, a host of events and activities have been planned during the “Week of Wellness” from Sept. 11-15. The week will showcase the many resources, benefits, and services available to members of the Duke community to address various aspects of their health. Each day will focus on one of the five core themes of Healthy Duke:

  • Monday: Mental & Emotional Wellbeing
  • Tuesday: Environment & Culture
  • Wednesday: Physical Activity & Movement
  • Thursday: Fulfillment & Purpose
  • Friday: Food & Nutrition

Additional events and activities may be planned within your respective school, entity, or department. If you cannot attend scheduled events, you can still participate taking advantage of suggested activities in the Event Planning Toolkit.

Monday, Sept. 11

Rise and Move in the Duke Gardens ~ 7 a.m.
Body weight circuit class to get the blood pumping (Moderate Intensity) at Duke Gardens/South Lawn.
Time: 7 a.m.
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Balance Screening ~ 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Balance is important for activities of daily living and for musculoskeletal injury prevention. Take the five minutes at Wilson Recreation Center to check your balance and get feedback with a single-leg balance during a standing test on a force plate. Wear comfortable clothing. The test will be performed with our shoes.
Time: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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Blessing of the Hands ~ 8 a.m. - 9a.m., Noon - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
People who work at Duke are invited to receive a blessing on their hands and the work that they do. Ministers will be offering the blessings in front of Duke Chapel.
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Noon – 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Duke Chapel
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Walk of Discernment/Reflection ~ 8 a.m. - Dusk.
Take a meditative walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or take a guided Duke Garden Tours: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (RSVP recommended). Walking Tours (up to 15 people) $10 per person; Trolley Tours (up to 5 people) $10 per person; or plan your own tour (classes, offices, teams). FREE Maps at the information desk and read or download the online map.
Time: 8 a.m. – Dusk.
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Pets at Duke ~ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Take a stress break and come meet some of the animals in the Pets at Duke program, offered through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. Research shows that animal-assisted therapy, or pet therapy, is an effective form of psychotherapy intervention that reduces stress and depression. It also provides a sense of companionship that can combat feelings of isolation. The relaxation and feelings of connection that people feel with an animal — in this case a dog — facilitate healing and rehabilitation.
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Cancer Center
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Yoga at Nasher Museum of Art ~ Noon
Relax. Refresh. Revive. Join us for Yoga, Didgeradoo meditation, and an opportunity to browse, discover and explore the museum. Each participant will receive a ticket to the Dolci exhibit. Participants are encouraged to bring a Yoga mat or towel.
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
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Food & Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Visit live or watch recording of five talks during the lunch hour about food and nutrition.
Connecting Environmental Improvement and Personal Food Choice
(Charlotte Clark PhD)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Brodhead Center – Room 067
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Chair Massage at DCRI ~ Noon - 3:30 p.m. (first come first serve)
Chair Massage is a proven method of relaxation. Massage can provide: Increased productivity, Improved circulation, reduced anxiety and stress, and strengthened immune system. Chair massage focuses on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Chair massage is effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
Time: Noon – 3:30 p.m. (first come first serve)
Location: DCRI – Room TBD
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Music & Well-Being: Building a Self-Care Playlist ~ 4 p.m.
Join the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture located in the Flowers Building as we collectively build a playlist of songs from the African diaspora that will assist all of us in taking better care of ourselves. Music can be used to improve exercise, alter moods, and heal our minds, bodies, and spirits. Many health care practitioners incorporate music therapy to improve sleep quality, reduce the need for self-administered pain medications, and assist in treating illness.
Time: 4 p.m.
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In Memoriam - 9/11, Quiet Meditation on Abele Quad during Chapel Carillon Playing ~ 5 p.m.
Carillon recital from the Chapel tower, to commemorate the victims of 9/11. It will be an opportunity for the Duke community to come together, listen, and reflect. We are encouraging this time to be ‘unplugged’ and technology-free.
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Abele Quad

LIVE FOR LIFE Run Walk Club ~ 5:30 p.m.
Whether you’re a beginner walker or an experienced runner training for a race. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the East Campus wall across from Whole Foods on Broad Street and the parking lot off 751/Cameron Boulevard on West Campus.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Worship ~ times vary
Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.
Time: all week, times vary.
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Tuesday, Sept. 12

Walk of Discernment/Reflection ~ 8 a.m. - Dusk.
Take a meditative walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or take a guided Duke Garden Tours: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (RSVP recommended). Walking Tours (up to 15 people) $10 per person; Trolley Tours (up to 5 people) $10 per person; or plan your own tour (classes, offices, teams). FREE Maps at the information desk and read or download the online map.
Time: 8 a.m. – Dusk.
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Exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence
The Nasher Museum is proud to present The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). A favorite among the powerful Medici family, Dolci was known to meditate and pray between brushstrokes! He was the most important painter working in 17th-century Florence. Don’t miss the second and final venue for this special ticketed exhibition. Discounts for those mentioning the Healthy Campus program.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500
The Nasher Museum presents a multi-media exhibition that brings to life the city of Venice through Jacopo de’ Barbari’s iconic View. Printed in 1500, this mural-sized woodcut portrays a bird’s eye view of the city that was instantly recognized as a technological and artistic masterpiece, a portrait of an urban marvel. This exhibition is curated by Kristin Huffman Lanzoni, Instructor of Art History in Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The project, part of the Visualizing Venice initiative, is the result of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research developed over three years in the Wired! Lab at Duke. Come play on the interactive tools developed by students.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Chair Massage at Duke Regional Hospital ~ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (first come first serve)
Chair Massage is a proven method of relaxation. Massage can provide: Increased productivity, Improved circulation, reduced anxiety and stress, and strengthened immune system. Chair massage focuses on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Chair massage is effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
Time: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (first come first serve)
Location: Duke Regional Hospital, Conf Room B
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Green Workplace and Wellness Presentation ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Join Sustainable Duke and Duke Wellness in Rubenstein Library 249 to learn about how to green your workplace and improve employee wellness. Sustainable Duke Program Coordinator, Rebecca Hoeffler, will discuss environmental initiatives you can utilize at Duke to reduce your office or classroom’s carbon footprint. Tom Szigethy, Associate Dean and Director of the Student Wellness Center, will educate staff on wellness tips to improve physical and mental well-being.
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
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Chapel Stair Climb ~ Noon - 4 p.m.
Get a breathtaking 360-degree view of Duke campus and Durham by climbing the 239 hidden steps to the top of Duke Chapel. The Duke Chapel is an icon of Duke University and was formally dedicated on June 2, 1935. Sitting at 210 feet high, the chapel is constructed of stone from the Duke Quarry in Hillsborough, NC. The chapel climb tours focus on the interior of the Duke Chapel tower, ascending 239 steps and usually run for 20 to 30 minutes, including time to enjoy the view from the top of the chapel roof. Although climbing the Chapel is safe, each person who plans to climb the chapel will need to fill out a waiver. Participants should also plan to wear sensible shoes (i.e. no flip-flops, heels, or sandals).
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
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Food & Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Visit live or watch recording of five talks during the lunch hour about food and nutrition.
Better Connecting Players Across Food Systems Issues
(Kelly Brownell PhD)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Brodhead Center – Room 067
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A Black Lives Matter Meditation & Koru Mindfulness Introduction ~ 4 p.m.
The Mary Lou Williams Center or Black Culture located in the Flowers Building invites you to learn what Koru Mindfulness is all about and to initiate or continue your practice with a Black Lives Matter meditation.
Time: 4 p.m.
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Yoga at Duke Regional Hospital ~ 5:15 p.m.
Relax. Refresh. Revive. Join us for Yoga at Duke Regional Hospital (407 Crutchfield St.). Participants are encouraged to bring a Yoga mat or towel.
Time: 5:15 p.m.
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Walk with a Doc ~ 5:30 p.m.
Walk with a Doc is a free, monthly event that’s open to the public. At least one of our providers joins each event to answer walkers’ general health and medical questions during a one-mile tour through Duke Gardens. Meet at Pickens Clinic.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Seminar: Physical Activity & Movement ~ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Igniting Motivation – How behavioral principles affect our attitudes on exercise led by Zack Zenko, Ph.D., PAPHS – Center for Advanced Hindsight
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson Classroom Room 20
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Worship ~ times vary
Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.
Time: all week, times vary.
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Wednesday, Sept. 13

Sneaker Day ~ all day
Celebrate and show your support of being physically active by wearing your sneakers to work. Celebration of everybody’s favorite footwear, sneakers! To participate, simply lace up your favorite pair. Share your photos using the hashtags #HealthyDuke #sneakerday
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Walk of Discernment/Reflection ~ 8 a.m. - Dusk.
Take a meditative walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or take a guided Duke Garden Tours: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (RSVP recommended). Walking Tours (up to 15 people) $10 per person; Trolley Tours (up to 5 people) $10 per person; or plan your own tour (classes, offices, teams). FREE Maps at the information desk and read or download the online map.
Time: 8 a.m. – Dusk.
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Chair Massage at Perkins Library ~ 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (first come first serve)
Chair Massage is a proven method of relaxation. Massage can provide: Increased productivity, Improved circulation, reduced anxiety and stress, and strengthened immune system. Chair massage focuses on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Chair massage is effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (first come first serve)
Location: Perkins Library 118
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Exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence
The Nasher Museum is proud to present The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). A favorite among the powerful Medici family, Dolci was known to meditate and pray between brushstrokes! He was the most important painter working in 17th-century Florence. Don’t miss the second and final venue for this special ticketed exhibition. Discounts for those mentioning the Healthy Campus program.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500
The Nasher Museum presents a multi-media exhibition that brings to life the city of Venice through Jacopo de’ Barbari’s iconic View. Printed in 1500, this mural-sized woodcut portrays a bird’s eye view of the city that was instantly recognized as a technological and artistic masterpiece, a portrait of an urban marvel. This exhibition is curated by Kristin Huffman Lanzoni, Instructor of Art History in Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The project, part of the Visualizing Venice initiative, is the result of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research developed over three years in the Wired! Lab at Duke. Come play on the interactive tools developed by students.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Employee Occupational Health & Wellness (including LIVE FOR LIFE) Open House ~ Noon - 4 p.m.
Please join us for our open house on Wednesday, September 13 at the new location in the Duke Clinic, Sub-basement, Orange Zone from 12noon to 4pm. Entrance also available off Flowers Drive, across from Duke Gardens. FREE screenings and wellness activities.
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
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Food & Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Visit live or watch recording of five talks during the lunch hour about food and nutrition.
Understanding Fad Diets and Diet Patterns: In Pursuit of the Best Method for Weight Loss
(Esther Granville, MS RD, LDN)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Penn Pavilion
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Duke Health & Fitness Center Open House ~ 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Duke Health & Fitness Center invites you to an Open House during kickoff week. Anyone (16 years or older) will be able to access our facility for free, take classes, etc. We are also going to have free chair massage and some informational booths.
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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Lectio Divina ~ 4 p.m.
Visit the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture located in the Flowers Building for a meditative reading of a sacred text.
Time: 4 p.m.
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LIVE FOR LIFE Run Walk Club ~ 5:30 p.m.
Whether you’re a beginner walker or an experienced runner training for a race. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the East Campus wall across from Whole Foods on Broad Street and the parking lot off 751/Cameron Boulevard on West Campus.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Film Screening "Zemene" ~ 7 p.m.
Screen/Society: Griffith Film Theatre, Bryan Center. “Zemene” w/ Q&A, Film Screening: “Zemene” (Melissa Donovan, 2014, 68 min, USA, in English, Color, DCP, documentary “It’s a reminder of our humanity and the great work that one person can do to change another person’s life. Just brilliant.”- Abraham Verghese.
Time: 7 p.m.
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Worship ~ times vary
Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.
Time: all week, times vary.
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Thursday, Sept. 14

Walk of Discernment/Reflection ~ 8 a.m. - Dusk.
Take a meditative walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or take a guided Duke Garden Tours: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (RSVP recommended). Walking Tours (up to 15 people) $10 per person; Trolley Tours (up to 5 people) $10 per person; or plan your own tour (classes, offices, teams). FREE Maps at the information desk and read or download the online map.
Time: 8 a.m. – Dusk.
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Exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art ~ 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence
The Nasher Museum is proud to present The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). A favorite among the powerful Medici family, Dolci was known to meditate and pray between brushstrokes! He was the most important painter working in 17th-century Florence. Don’t miss the second and final venue for this special ticketed exhibition. Discounts for those mentioning the Healthy Campus program.
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500
The Nasher Museum presents a multi-media exhibition that brings to life the city of Venice through Jacopo de’ Barbari’s iconic View. Printed in 1500, this mural-sized woodcut portrays a bird’s eye view of the city that was instantly recognized as a technological and artistic masterpiece, a portrait of an urban marvel. This exhibition is curated by Kristin Huffman Lanzoni, Instructor of Art History in Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The project, part of the Visualizing Venice initiative, is the result of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research developed over three years in the Wired! Lab at Duke. Come play on the interactive tools developed by students.
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Bilingual Storytime with Durham County Library ~ 11 a.m. - Noon
Bilingual Storytime with Durham County Library. Settle into the Nasher galleries for a fun and exciting story, take part in a short discussion about art, then make art in a Nasher classroom. Free for kids ages 1-5 and their adult caregivers. Groups of eight or more must register in advance: nashered@duke.edu.
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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LIVE FOR LIFE Run Walk Club ~ 11:30 a.m.
Whether you’re a beginner walker or an experienced runner training for a race. The club meets on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in front of the gardens.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
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Food & Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Visit live or watch recording of five talks during the lunch hour about food and nutrition.
Catalyzing Positive Change in the Food System with Duke Dining & the Duke Campus Farm
(Saskia Cornes PhD, Marcus Carson)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Brodhead Center – Room 067
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Yoga at Duke Raleigh Hospital ~ 1 p.m.
Relax. Refresh. Revive. Join us for Yoga at Duke Raleigh Hospital (MOB 9). Participants are encouraged to bring a Yoga mat or towel.
Time: 1 p.m.
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Chair Massage at Duke Raleigh Hospital ~ 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (first come first serve)
Chair Massage is a proven method of relaxation. Massage can provide: Increased productivity, Improved circulation, reduced anxiety and stress, and strengthened immune system. Chair massage focuses on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Chair massage is effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (first come first serve)
Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital, Dogwood/Cardinal
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Campus Farm Tour ~ 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take a tour of the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm dedicated to catalyzing positive change in the ways we grow, eat and think about food. By using sustainable methods to grow fruits and vegetables we provide a living laboratory for all things food related at Duke and beyond. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Duke students, faculty and staff can now use Uber between campus and the farm free of charge. For more information see www.parking.duke.edu/uber
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
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Balance Screening ~ 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Balance is important for activities of daily living and for musculoskeletal injury prevention. Take the five minutes at Brodie Recreation Center to check your balance and get feedback with a single-leg balance during a standing test on a force plate. Wear comfortable clothing. The test will be performed with our shoes.
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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Musical Chairs ~ 4 p.m.
Come get moving with a dynamic game of musical chairs at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture located in the Flowers Building.
Time: 4 p.m.
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Yoga on East Campus ~ 5:30 p.m.
Led by David Roberts. Join us for Yoga on East Campus. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
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Duke Choral Vespers ~ 6 p.m.
As daylight fades, Choral Vespers invites students and community members into the darkened Chapel to experience sacred music, scripture readings, and prayer. The Duke Vespers Ensemble leads the choral portion of the service. All are welcome!
Time: 6 p.m.
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Nasher Museum Director's Talk ~ 7 p.m.
Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth will give a talk about Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687), focusing on what Dolci saw during his walks on the streets of Florence and in its Renaissance churches. She will share the reasoning behind her decision to host this exhibition. Lecture hall doors open at 6:30 PM. Space is limited.
Time: 7 p.m.

Dance Classes
Please join the Dance Program as we celebrate Healthy Duke Week of Wellness, by attending one of our undergraduate dance classes on East Campus. These entry-level classes are free and open to employees, faculty, staff and students.

Health Humanities & Social Justice, "Breath > Body > Voice" Humanities Futures Capstone Conference
This capstone conference focuses on the interdisciplinary interface between the humanities, social justice, and health, whether in the health sciences, clinical environments, or the lived experience of states of health. How are the humanities transforming health, and how is health transforming the humanities–and what do these mutual influences suggest concerning the health of the humanities? Co-sponsored by the FHI Health Humanities Lab.
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Worship ~ times vary
Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.
Time: all week, times vary.
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Friday, Sept. 15

Fit in 15
The Fit in 15 program will give you the opportunity to show yourself you can commit to exercise and meet the minimum requirements necessary to make improvements to your health. The fitness challenge and will start on Friday, September 15. Participants receive weekly emails with tips, motivation, and new ideas to get in shape. One new idea/non-traditional exercise will be featured each week. By registering and completing at least 15 days of the month which total at least 30 minutes of activity in each days LIVE FOR LIFE will donate 50 LIVE FOR LIFE dollars to the Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Program to support patients and their families.
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Yoga in the Gardens ~ 7 a.m.
Start the day with 20 Sun Salutations (Low Intensity) in Duke Gardens/South Lawn.
Time: 7 a.m.
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Walk of Discernment/Reflection ~ 8 a.m. - Dusk.
Take a meditative walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens or take a guided Duke Garden Tours: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (RSVP recommended). Walking Tours (up to 15 people) $10 per person; Trolley Tours (up to 5 people) $10 per person; or plan your own tour (classes, offices, teams). FREE Maps at the information desk and read or download the online map.
Time: 8 a.m. – Dusk.
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Chair Massage at Smith Warehouse ~ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (first come first serve)
Chair Massage is a proven method of relaxation. Massage can provide: Increased productivity, Improved circulation, reduced anxiety and stress, and strengthened immune system. Chair massage focuses on the high-tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Chair massage is effective at producing therapeutic results in a brief period of time by concentrating the massage on the areas of greatest tension.
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (first come first serve)
Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, Room 177
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Exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence
The Nasher Museum is proud to present The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). A favorite among the powerful Medici family, Dolci was known to meditate and pray between brushstrokes! He was the most important painter working in 17th-century Florence. Don’t miss the second and final venue for this special ticketed exhibition. Discounts for those mentioning the Healthy Campus program.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500
The Nasher Museum presents a multi-media exhibition that brings to life the city of Venice through Jacopo de’ Barbari’s iconic View. Printed in 1500, this mural-sized woodcut portrays a bird’s eye view of the city that was instantly recognized as a technological and artistic masterpiece, a portrait of an urban marvel. This exhibition is curated by Kristin Huffman Lanzoni, Instructor of Art History in Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The project, part of the Visualizing Venice initiative, is the result of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research developed over three years in the Wired! Lab at Duke. Come play on the interactive tools developed by students.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Duke Farmers Market ~ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit the Duke Farmers Market located in the Duke Medical Pavilion Greenway. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a re-usable canvas tote. Also, make a donation and receive a de-constructed, healthy candy apple. LIVE FOR LIFE will prepare and sell sliced apples with three healthy dip options: Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip, Cinnamon Almond Butter Dip, and Sun-Coconut Dip (dairy + nut-free).
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Pets at Duke ~ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Take a stress break and come meet some of the animals in the Pets at Duke program, offered through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. Research shows that animal-assisted therapy, or pet therapy, is an effective form of psychotherapy intervention that reduces stress and depression. It also provides a sense of companionship that can combat feelings of isolation. The relaxation and feelings of connection that people feel with an animal — in this case a dog — facilitate healing and rehabilitation.
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Duke Medical Pavillion Greenway
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Food & Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series ~ Noon - 1 p.m.
Visit live or watch recording of five talks during the lunch hour about food and nutrition.
Don’t Skip Out – WHEN You Eat Matters
(Franca B. Alphin MPH, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD, Toni Apadula, RDN, LDN, CEDRD)
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Webcast on-demand

Yoga at Duke Chapel ~ 12:30 p.m.
Mid-day poses to reinvigorate for the afternoon (Low Intensity) in the Duke Chapel.
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Zumba ~ 5:45 p.m.
Energetic, fun dance workout (Moderate) in Brodie Recreation Center.
Time: 5:45 p.m.
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Balanced Plate
Balance Your Plate is an educational campaign developed to address the how to of healthy eating at a glance. A balanced plate consists of approximately 50-65% carbohydrate (vegetables, fruits, whole grains and starches), some lean protein and healthy fat, as well as some low-fat dairy, if you choose. Student Health Center dietitians work closely with Duke Dining to ensure that healthy menu items are a mainstream offering throughout the cafes on campus.
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Health Humanities & Social Justice, "Breath > Body > Voice" Humanities Futures Capstone Conference
This capstone conference focuses on the interdisciplinary interface between the humanities, social justice, and health, whether in the health sciences, clinical environments, or the lived experience of states of health. How are the humanities transforming health, and how is health transforming the humanities–and what do these mutual influences suggest concerning the health of the humanities? Co-sponsored by the FHI Health Humanities Lab.
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Worship ~ times vary
Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.
Time: all week, times vary.
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