In Brief

June 1, 2011
 
  • Philip Bennett, the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of journalism and public policy, will join the PBS investigative documentary series Frontline in the newly created role of managing editor. Bennett will continue in his teaching position at Duke and will join the Frontline team in May.
  • Kelly Crace, a staff counselor with Duke’s Counseling and Psychological Services center, will become the new director on July 1. She will succeed Kathy Hollingsworth, who is retiring.
  • Robert J. Lefkowitz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor at Duke Medical Center, has received the George M. Kober Medal, the highest honor of the Association of American Physicians. He was honored for his research into understanding the largest, most important, and most therapeutically accessible receptor system that controls the body’s response to drugs and hormones.
  • Susan Lozier, professor of physical oceanography at the Nicholas School of the Environment, was elected chair of the Academic Council. She is the first professor from the Nicholas School to be elected to that post and will succeed outgoing chair Craig Henriquez B.S.E. ’81, Ph.D. ’88, professor of biomedical engineering and computer science, on July 1.
  • Former Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman ’60 will lead an effort to expand Duke’s law program in Washington. Before filling the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Joseph Biden, Kaufman was a senior lecturing fellow at Duke’s law school.
  • Tim Walsh, assistant vice president and controller for the past six years, has been named the university’s vice president for finance. He succeeds Hof Milam, who left in December to become the senior vice president for finance and administration at Wake Forest University.