Jan - Feb 2004

[caption]Chris Hildreth.[/caption]Alex Roland is hearing something odd. "So you're here to talk about Colombia?" says a disembodied voice in his ear... Read more
"geezer" Delbert Tuell instructs volunteers. Jim Wallace.
Lauren Shea, a freshman from Fairfax Station, Virginia, has never met Ted and Kristen Katroscik of Durham. She doesn't know what they look like,... Read more
Douglas Knight, Duke's fifth president
Doug Knight calls them the dark years: a troubled time of soul-searching and redefinition that followed hard on the heels of his forced... Read more
Wells, stateside. © 2003 Noah Berger.
As a gale blows outside and fifteen-foot swells buck Makulu II through the pitch-black night in the southern Caribbean, a frantic voice crackles over... Read more

Jan - Feb 2004

Departments

Gazette

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 The Fuqua School of Business is forming a $5.1-million center that will create inventive courses and materials, conduct conferences, endow distinguished professorships, and support research and...
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 Only about 10 percent of Duke students are hogging 90 percent of the capacity of Duke's residential student network (ResNet), Duke computer network analysts have found. Quite often, these gigabyte...
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 Using only signals from their brains and visual feedback on a video screen, rhesus monkeys have been taught by a team of Duke Medical Center researchers to control, consciously, the movement of a...
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 With the blessing of President Nannerl O. Keohane, the Academic Council endorsed the goals of a new faculty-led coalition looking to reform collegiate athletics.The Coalition on Intercollegiate...
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 Richard H. Brodhead, dean of Yale College and the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English at Yale University, is Duke's ninth president. The announcement was made December 12 by trustee chair...
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 Responding to a student-faculty group's demands for additional attention and resources for Latino, Asian-American, and Native-American cultures, university administrators pledged to provide regular...
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 A yearlong study of the status of women at Duke has found that students, graduates, and faculty and staff members continue to face lingering stereotypes and prejudicial expectations about what they...
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 Duke's board of trustees, meeting in October, approved a proposal to expand the undergraduate enrollment of the Pratt School of Engineering by 200 students over the next four years. Beginning in...
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 Three Duke Medical Center researchers have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. They are physician Rebecca Buckley '55, professor of pediatrics and immunology;...
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 Trustees have given the go-ahead for two building projects: a major expansion of Perkins Library, the main West Campus library that was built in three stages between 1928 and 1968, and a second...
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 Fulkerson: DUHS CEO spearheaded plan for full compliance. Les Todd.The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found Duke Hospital in full compliance with all of its Conditions of...
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 Showing her medal: Keohane, center, flanked by Peter Nicholas '64, Duke trustees chair, right, and University Marshal Richard White. Chris Hildreth.For her last Founders' Day ceremony as Duke's...

Forum

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 It finally hit me on a Saturday morning during my junior year at Duke. I was on the phone with my parents, in tears because I didn't seem to fit the mold of a female student on a college campus,...
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 Latin America LamentsAs usual, I found my May-June 2003 issue of Duke Magazine interesting and informative. Due to my personal involvement in business activities in Mexico, I was especially...

Gallery

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 Novelist Anne Tyler '61 calls her work a set of lies: "You set out to tell an untrue story, and you try to make it believable, even to yourself. Which calls for details; any good lie does." If that...
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 The Abduction of HippodameiaAlbert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)Bronze, French, mid-1870s25 x 21 x 11 inchesDuke University Museum of Art purchaseThe Abduction of Hippodameia by the French...

Mini-profiles

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 Lawyers for alleged September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui argue that testimony from Al Qaeda members held by the U.S. government could vindicate their client. Prosecutors for the Justice...
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 Ralph Damiano says he never tires of his job, and it's hard not to believe him. A professor of surgery and chief of cardiac surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, Damiano splits...
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 Candylandlords: Lauren, left, and business partner, Rubin.As a child, Dylan Lauren's favorite candy was anything red--red gumballs, red licorice, or red gummy fish. At Duke, she kept a supply of...

Alumni Register

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 The Duke Career Fair, held in the Bryan Center earlier in the semester, was noticeably lacking in the smells that make fairs fun: the popcorn, the cotton candy, the livestock. But there were...
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 Louisa May Alcott never came to Duke--nor Trinity College, for that matter--but her famous "little women" are coming in the fall of 2004. Jo, Amy, Beth, Meg, and Marmee will be on stage, singing...
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 Duke Blue Connections, the new bimonthly electronic newsletter offered by Alumni Affairs, went into service in September, supplying more than 71,000 alumni with information and links to Duke Alumni...
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 Bruce A. Karsh '77, president of a Los Angeles-based financial management firm, has been elected to Duke's board of trustees, the university's thirty-seven-member governing body. He began serving...
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 From Boston to San Diego, from Seattle to Miami, thirty-one "send-off" parties, held from June to August, welcomed new students into the Duke family. Organized and sponsored by the clubs and alumni...
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 Career Corner: Answers and InformationAfter two years in banking, I'm looking to switch careers to something that involves more contact with people. How can I write a résumé that doesn't typecast...
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 Dalton: Alumnus of the Year. Chris Hildreth.James Dalton '44 is "a good steward of his resources and of his time," wrote Charlotte Gardner, his secretary for twenty-two years, who continued to work...
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 Ava LaVonne Vinesett, who received the 2002 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, is an assistant professor of the practice of dance. She shares her thoughts on dance as transformation...

Syllabus

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 hree students have fainted in Richard O'Dor's presence. He is handsome, to be sure. But the swooning, in this case, is more likely due to the nature and demands of his class, "Public Speaking"--"a...

Retrospective

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 Crossing the racial divide: Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, left, Nathaniel B. White Jr., and Mary Mitchell Harris in 1963. Duke University Archives.Fall is the season for commemorative events. In October...

Updates

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  In 1995, Paul Farmer '82, Harvard professor, anthropologist, and renowned infectious-diseases specialist, told Duke Magazine that what concerns him most "are the Haitian poor. I work for them."...
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 Reading ListWe asked participants in the Coach K and Fuqua School of Business Conference on Leadership: What is your favorite book about leadership?John A. Allison IV M.B.A. '74, chair and CEO of...

Between the Lines

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 While the cover story documents Duke and the media, it's clear that the university's high profile in the press reflects (and furthers) its impressive trajectory--a trajectory that signals the...

Sports

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 Buehler: trail blazer. Jon Gardiner.Al Buehler is always on the move. A knock on his office door has him up, jumping out of his seat as if it's hotter than the jazz playing on his stereo. And then...

Books

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 Sea of Glory By Nathaniel Philbrick '80. Viking Press, 2003. 416 pages. $27.95. n the rich annals of nineteenth-century exploration, the voyage of the United States Exploring Expedition from 1838...
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  South Carolina and the American Revolution: A Battlefield History By John W. Gordon A.M. '70, Ph.D. '75. University of South Carolina Press, 2003. 208 pages. $29.95. Before it tried to secede...

Q&A

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    Charles McKinneyGraduate student in the history department, member of the President's Council on Black Affairs, volunteer with the Center for Multicultural Affairs, volunteer with Public Allies...
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 Durden: writing the book on J.B. Les Todd.James Buchanan Duke built an industrial empire, powered the Piedmont, and endowed a university. He was a big man with big ideas, and he invested heavily in...

Student Snapshot

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 Sara Hudson owns so many books that she's removed almost all of the furniture from her bedroom at her home in Boerne, Texas, leaving only her bed and the massive bookshelves that cover her walls...