Jan - Feb 2003

July 18, 2002 I spent an hour on the phone today with a newspaper reporter. He asked me if Constance, because of the numerous literary references,... Read more
As a Duke professor, accomplished playwright, and now screenwriter, Erin Cressida Wilson is the proverbial wearer of many hats. The thing is, she can... Read more
"Whistlestop" work: Kouri at Wal-Mart. Photo by Jeff Curran
It's after nine o'clock on Election Night 2002, and Robin Hayes '67 is holed up in a small conference room on the seventh floor of the Lowe's Motor... Read more
Richard Schneider
One entered the gleaming new headquarters of Cogent Neuroscience by climbing a broad, burnished stainless-steel spiral staircase, ascending each step... Read more

Jan - Feb 2003

Departments

Gazette

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A long-running dispute between Duke and a former professor has unexpectedly emerged as a legal test case that could affect the practice of scientific research at universities nationwide.Duke...
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 Some news headlines provided a "dramatic distortion" of any future faculty reductions at Duke, Arts and Sciences Dean William Chafe told reporters at a press briefing in November. Chafe said "...
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Provost Peter Lange told the Academic Council in December that the university's Black Faculty Strategic Initiative (BFSI) will meet its goal of doubling the number of black faculty members at Duke a...
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On January 11, the Campaign for Duke, which began in January 1996, reached $2,006,684,498, meeting its goal almost a year before its December 31, 2003, deadline.In its seven years, the campaign has...
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Foster: his second time at Oxford. Photo: Jim Wallace   Chokshi: his fourth named scholarship. Photo: Les Todd  Two Duke seniors were among the thirty-two recipients recently selected for the...
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Attesting attitudes: Pimm, left, and Van Houtan  Christian attitudes toward preserving the diversity of plant and animal life can be ranked into four general "worldviews," ranging from great concern...
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 Duke officials are overhauling the top pages of the university's website to create cleaner navigation and more effective online communication. Under the ambitious revamping program, which has been...
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 Aim game: archers, circa 1950. Photo: Duke University Archives  The number of women varsity athletes, as well as the amount of athletically related student aid to women continues to climb steadily...
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Prized speaker: UN secretary-general Annan United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will deliver Duke's 2003 commencement address Sunday, May 11. Annan is well known for his crusading work...
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As it charts its course for the next decade and beyond, the athletics department should avoid greatly expanding or reducing its varsity program, according to a report to the trustees in December....
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Photos: Jon GardinerWhile an ice storm on December 4 wiped out power to most of the Triangle, Duke managed to keep campus life relatively normal--though it did cancel classes for one day. Since the...

Forum

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I must numerous times I have been called on as Duke's president to speak out--or been criticized for not speaking out--on some issue of public moment. This has led me to wrestle mightily with the...
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 Required Readings Editors:I did not respond to the initial story about required freshman reading being reintroduced at Duke ["Quad Quotes: Reading List," September-October 2002], figuring a...
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 Gallery1. KEIR PYX- Selections from DUMA 2. The Revolution of Reason - Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library The Revolution of Reason Selections from the Rare...
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   Winter postcard: Duke Chapel in the snowphoto:Les Todd 

Mini-profiles

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She is a poet and a musician who weaves the story of her life into her own songs. She is an actress who hawks MCI and Pampers in television commercials, but who also energetically interprets...
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Photovoice, as explained by Caroline Wang--one of its co-developers--"blends a grassroots approach to photography and social action." It provides cameras not to health specialists, policymakers, or...
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Sheela AgrawalRecord-holding runner (cross-country, indoor and outdoor track), biology and environmental science double major, chemistry minor, music lover  Describe yourself in three words:Dreamer...
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The school day is over at Intermediate School 90 in Washington Heights, and Nick Blatchford watches as seventy adolescent boys and girls gather to play basketball. However, the director of the...

Alumni Register

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Boumpani: striking up the Pep Band. Photo: John Gardiner  In a leil Boumpani grew up very quietly in Middlesex, New Jersey, where, as a boy, he hardly made a peep, and this was odd both because...
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Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships, awarded annually since 1979 by the Duke Alumni Association, were presented in August to two children of Duke alumni. Robert Edward Hedrick III and Jadrian...
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 top to botton: Our campus, ourselves: gathering in front of Baldwin Auditorium; admiring a confectionary replica of Baldwin; outfitted in official college blazers of the day; an intent audience at...
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 Attending a women's college was crucially formative in my life, in much the same way that your Woman's College experience is important to you. We learned self-confidence, we grew as leaders; we...
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 BWOCs: from top to bottom, Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke '67, left, leads a discussion, with Dorothy Lewis Simpson '46 and Catherine LeBlanc '71, on women's involvement in world concerns; reception and...
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Duke's Medical Alumni Association honored seven alumni and faculty in October during Medical Alumni Weekend, which was attended by more than 500 medical alumni and friends. Men's basketball coach...

Syllabus

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The hihe branch of chemistry dealing with substances found in living things may reveal that in the living things taking Chemistry 151, one substance rarely found is a passion for organic chemistry....

Updates

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 Gravitational lensing expert Arlie Petters, a Belize native, was awarded the first David Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia Prize for contributing significantly to his field of expertise and serving as...

Books

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Pop QuizThe conflict with Iraq is the topic of the day, but grades are students' perennial concern. We asked: War or grades? Which weighs heavier on your mind? Grace Kwon, a senior economics major...
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Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet By Ariel Dorfman. Seven Stories Press, 2002. 222 pages. $11.95.In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land: New and Collected...

Between the Lines

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After more than twenty years reporting for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Zoë Ingalls joined the magazine in January as its new features editor. Ingalls is quickly showing herself to be wise and...

Sports

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  Best feats forward: football's Guidry and soccer's Weiner  Walk-ons are best known for having things like heart and courage and for lacking things like talent and size, like the small and plucky...

Q&A

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  Extracting from the abstract: art historians Leighten, left, and Antliff  From what you've seen of the catalogue, do you think the exhibit will live up to the hype?Leighten: It looks like it's...

Student Snapshot

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    Yes, he has a little gray on his beard. At forty-two, Chris Rice is one of Duke's oldest students. But after seventeen years of intense learning found in what he acknowledges as one of too few...

Gallery

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Keir Pyx,Copper enamel,13th century, Limoges An exquisite thirteenth-century Limoges enamel, the Keir pyx is a small, but precious vessel that was used for the storage and transportation of the...