Jan - Feb 2002

Terborgh: his quest is to preserve and conserve. Jim Wallace.
 Just to reach his longtime biological Shangri-la, John Terborgh must travel for days in a motor-driven dugout canoe. He describes the... Read more
Undifferentiated human embryonic stem cells, courtesy University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In ancient Bedouin parable suggests that if you let a camel stick his nose in your tent, before long, the whole camel will be in the tent. The phrase... Read more
 For Stanley Hauerwas, 2001 was quite a year. Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School, became the first... Read more
Married with challenge: Grad students Antony John and Audrey Odom, who wed in May, stand on the threshold of balancing two academic careers. Chris Hildreth.
To catch a glimpse into the harried life of a Duke graduate student, ask Audrey Odom '96 about her wedding weekend. Odom, an M.D.-Ph.D. student,... Read more
Study break: Lonsdorf, left, and colleague amid savanna grasses in Tanzania. Ian Gilby.
The trip to Gombe Stream National Park begins with a flight to Dar es Salaam. From there, you take the train some 700 miles, a journey punctuated by... Read more
A view from Iguana Island to mainland Venezula in the distance.
Six of us are bunched together in a small blue boat, enjoying a cool breeze under the relentless Venezuelan sun. A maze of islands surrounds us,... Read more

Jan - Feb 2002

Departments

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 Duke has joined the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and is delaying the renewal of its contract with New Era Cap Company, the latest steps in Duke's continuing effort to promote safe working...
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 Jane Gaines, professor of literature and director of the program in film and video, has been named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Gaines has been...

Forum

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 With the book Life: The Movie, cultural critic Neal Gabler a few years back offered a thesis that is, well, entertaining. He provided a probing look at political phenomena like Ronald Reagan, made...
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 Bonkers for Bonk Editors: When I saw the title "Bonkistry" on the front cover of the July-August 2001 issue of Duke Magazine, I immediately turned to the article to find out what had happened to...

Gazette

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  Duke trustees approved $17 million for renovations to the Kilgo Quad dormitory. The action is part of the university's plan to modernize existing residence halls, beginning with the three oldest...
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  Futhey: new v.p. at OITTracy Futhey, vice provost and chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University since 1999, is the new vice president for information technology at Duke.As senior...
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 After more than two decades of work by faculty and administrators, the drama program has attained departmental status, and is now officially recognized as the department of theater studies."It...
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 After September 11, there were many responses from students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Whether throwing fund-raisers for the United Way or the New York Fireman's Fund, selling flag pins...
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  In honor of its founder, Raymond D. Nasher '43, the Nasher Foundation of Dallas, Texas, is giving $2.5 million to support the new art museum at Duke. President Keohane announced the gift at a...
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  Gustav Holst's The Planets inspired ballet choreographer Antony Tudor to write Planets in 1934. Nearly seventy years later, the Duke Dance program has received a $10,000 grant from the National...
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 Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, has signed a new contract that will keep him at Duke for the rest of his career. The contract extends to at least 2011, and includes a new status for...
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 Patients who test positive for the presence of a specific biochemical marker of heart-cell death in their blood but who do not exhibit other risk factors for future heart attack should be treated...
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 Letrozole, a new cancer drug (tradename Femara), worked better at shrinking breast cancer tumors than did the front-line breast cancer drug tamoxifen among a group of postmenopausal women with...
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  Off to Oxford: graduate student Campbell.Four Duke students--three seniors and one graduate student--have been chosen this year as Rhodes Scholars. With more students picked this year than any...

Updates

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 Award-winning journalist and author Tom Wolfe, whose daughter Alexandra is a Duke senior and whose book-in-progress is set on a college campus, will deliver the 2002 commencement address on Sunday...

Q&A

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 Between them, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and The Lord of the Rings have brought in more than $500 million in box-office receipts, and counting. What explains the appeal of these fantasy...
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 With the start of the new semester, we asked seven students: What book that you'd been longing to read did you indulge in over winter break?Brian Eichner, a senior, found a poetry collection by...

Between the Lines

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 François Boucher, the eighteenth-century French artist, objected to the natural world because it was "too green and badly lit." Boucher populated and illuminated a painted world in a way that made...

Alumni Register

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  Responding to the tragedies at the World Trade Towers, approximately 300 alumni in the New York City area gathered on November 28 for "September 11: Meeting the Terrorist Challenge," organized by...
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 Hundreds of works from Gauguin, Van Gogh, Winslow Homer, and even contemporary photographer Annie Leibovitz were viewed by hundreds of alumni and friends this fall at gallery receptions and...
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 If you were in the right place at the right time, you could sit courtside to watch the Blue Devils play. When the nation's number-one ranked men's basketball team took to the road, alumni affairs'...

Books

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  Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture By Barbara Ching Ph.D. '90.Oxford University Press, 2001. 186 pages. $22. If country music produces a weak return on the...
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 By Joe Martin Ph.D. '72Novello Festival Press, 2001. 253 pages. $21.95. This is the first novel by Joe Martin, a native of Winnsboro, South Carolina, and what a novel it is. Billed as a coming-of-...

Student Snapshot

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 Adkins: a collection of personal stories of disordered eating now basis for a play.I'm going to be honest. I don't want to be writing this column right now. I sit here facing a blank screen with...

Gallery

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 She's a Star, 1998, a limited edition of fifteen by Sande Wascher-James.When is a book not a book? When it's an "artist's book." Artists' books, a genre collected by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and...
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   Statue of a golfer on the back side of Kilgo Quad appearsto be lining up a shot over the Bryan Center. Chris Hildreth.