Member News – Calendaring at Duke University

During the past year, calendaring has taken hold on the campus at Duke University, with the launch of its institutional events calendar, Events@Duke (, last July and the launch of a student calendar, buzz (, this past January. To get an idea of the types of things they’re doing, the following are stories about their calendaring efforts. A number of universities that have implemented, or are implementing, the Bedework software as their event calendars have been collaborating as they discover they share many of the same functional requirements for a public event calendar. Using the same Bedework software used for its institutional calendar, Duke launches an event calendar for students. Facebook and Google calendar widgets add new functionality to Duke’s event calendars. Duke introduces customized applications, including its public events calendar, for mobile devices Website provides Duke departments and calendar admins with tools for generating and consuming RSS and XML files of events from its calendars.