Jan - Feb 2005

Above the clouds: halfway up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Chris Hildreth
On the May morning I visited the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania, Na-than Thielman M.D. '90, an epidemiologist and associate... Read more
Welcome aboard: Alvin is hoisted onto the R/V Atlantis after a deep sea exploration. Photo: Jeffrey Pollack
It is 7:53 a.m., and Peter Etnoyer '88, M.E.M '01 is just moments away from his first dive in the deep-sea submersible Alvin. The sun--long up but... Read more
San Francisco to Tokyo to Bangkok to Chennai to Madurai, then by SUV to Kanyakumari. After more than eighty hours of fitful travel since departing... Read more
I have seen the future, and it is heavily caffeinated. This warm fall night, the Wednesday after a stretched-out election, is looking like an endless... Read more
 As a youngster, in the bedroom I shared with my sister, I came to know intimately the ceiling of the room where I was supposed to be napping. I... Read more

Jan - Feb 2005

Departments

Gazette

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The blossoming of flowers is more than an aesthetic delight. It's a critical part of a plant's life and a key ecological cog in the intricate machinery of nature. So, it's unsettling to discover...
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Pitching hissy fits might give you some perverse satisfaction, but it also makes you more prone to a heart attack or stroke. While researchers have generally known of this danger for years, they are...
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Five alumni have been nominated to Duke's board of trustees by the executive committee of the board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association. Robin A. Ferracone '75, David Rubenstein '70, and...
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President Richard H. Brodhead has appointed an eleven-member committee to begin the search for the next university minister. The committee is chaired by the Reverend Charles M. Smith '62, M.Div. '65...
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Duke has signed an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to place 1,220 acres of Duke Forest in the Registry of Natural Heritage Areas. The...
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Day of the iguana: Divinity student Carl Clark left, an arts and faith intern at Duke Chapel, with Bubbette, owned by Darry Connor. Photos: Les Todd People and their pets converged on the Duke...
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Duke is one of three U.S. research universities spotlighted in "Internationalizing the Campus 2004: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities," a report from NAFSA: Association of...
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Faculty members in disciplines from art to zoology are puzzling over how best to use the burgeoning power of computers to advance their fields. Now, North Carolina will boast a new Renaissance...
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Ricardo Lagos, president of Chile, will deliver Duke's commencement address on Sunday, May 15. Lagos Ph.D. '66 was elected in 2000 to a six-year term as Chile's president. He is Chile's third...
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Matthew D. Lynch '01, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, was killed October 31 by a roadside bomb in Ramadi, a Sunni Muslim area west of Baghdad, Iraq.Lynch, who was with the 1st Marine...
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The women: clockwise from lower left, Megan McGinnis, Amy McAlexander, Jenny Powers, Maureen McGovern, and Sutton FosterPhotos: 2004 Paul Kolnikh Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, literature's four favorite...
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In October, Duke's board of trustees approved a measure creating two committees to review concerns from the Duke community about the social responsibility of university investments.Their action...
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 Signs of the time: demonstrators from both sides; PLO's legal adviser Dianna Buttu spoke at panel session. Photos: Chris HildrethThe National Student Conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement...

Forum

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 Photo: Les Todd I am a theologian who has discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that ecological issues are at the heart of my professional life--and "professional" in two senses. First, ecological...

Biblio-file

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"Gli Angeli dell'Empireo" ("The Angels of the Empyrean")Illustration by Salvador DaliThe Divine ComedyVolume 6, "Paradiso"Canto XXXI Pairing medieval and Renaissance poetry with Surrealist art may...

Campus Observer

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Taped memories: sharing a family Christmas past Photo: Jim Wallace In the dimmed lamplight of the Rare Book Room, on a rainy day last August, a man narrated for an audience of strangers the silent...

Syllabus

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Evil forces from another world are attacking Earth, intent on sucking the life force out of all humanity. The fate of the entire universe rests in the hands of a band of junior-high-school girls...

Retrospective

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 Washington Duke Building, top, and in ruins, below On January 4, 1911, a fire in the dormitory portion of the Washington Duke Building destroyed the structure, just as students had started to...

Updates

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With the publication of When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale in 2000, co-authors Helen Ladd and Edward Fiske brought to the debate over school choice in America a perspective infused with...

Alumni Register

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Duke inducted seven new members into its Sports Hall of Fame last fall. Joining the 107 existing members of the Hall of Fame are: men's basketball All-America and National Player of the Year Danny...
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If I'm asked in a job interview to list my weaknesses, how should I respond without damaging my chances of getting the job?Interviewers love this question. Obviously, the intent is to make it easier...
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 Photo: Chris Hildreth Laney Funderburk '60, director of Alumni Affairs for the past twenty-two years, retired in December. In November, he was honored at a dinner in the Bryan Center by alumni,...
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 Distinguished Alumnus: Nasher, left, receives honors from President Brodhead during Founders' Day ceremonies Photo:Jim Wallace Raymond D. Nasher '43, entrepreneur, art collector, and benefactor,...
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Oktoberfest on campus happily collided with Homecoming Weekend this fall. The Duke Alumni Association kicked off a round of various group gatherings Friday night with its annual Young Alumni Party....

Between the Lines

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Felker Magazine Fellow Pat Adams, who reported the cover story from Tanzania, had a jarring introduction to his subject. He was finishing a bumpy eight-hour bus ride that began on the coast, at Dar...

Mini-profiles

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 Nearly every movie, at some point, has been boiled down to a single sentence in order to impress a producer, entice a star, or grab a reviewer's attention."Dashing archaeologist goes looking for...
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With a dual major in economics and fine arts, Sandra Sheppard ventured into the working world in 1984 as a production intern at Manhattan's flagship public television station, Thirteen/WNET New York...
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Sure, Evan Marc Katz could claim that his online-dating business will find you a partner in only three short months (for a limited time only, while supplies last). No big marketing surprises there;...

Sports

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 In charge: Monique Currie muscles past Jason Jacobs. Photo: Jon Gardiner  I hunched over onto my knees and sucked in as many deep, heavy breaths as I could. While beads of sweat glided down my nose...

Books

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  Reagan and Gorbachev:How the Cold War Ended By Jack F. Matlock, Jr. '50 Random House, 2004. 384 pages. $27.95.Jack Matlock Jr. entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1956 and became one of its...

Q&A

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  Feinstein: sporting an opinion. Photo: Chris Hildreth  During a forum for The Chronicle's 100th anniversary last October, author John Feinstein '77 admitted that he had just eked out a Duke...

Student Snapshot

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Photo: Jon Gardiner At the age of fifteen, in an act of enterprising civic engagement, Louis Telcy founded the Association des Jeunes Progressistes (the Association of Progressive Youth) in his...

Gallery

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 Portrait of a WomanAncient Rome, 40-30 B.C.Marble, 0.344 metersGift of Ella Bache Brummer "Portrait of a Woman" reveals quite a bit about the lives of women in ancient Rome, whose rank in society...