Jan - Feb 2006

Mick mania: fans amass amid pyrotechnics. Photo: Jon Gardiner
It was a complete sensory experience and a smooth meshing of past and present: classic rock 'n' roll, edgy new music, striking video images, dazzling... Read more
Profiling Pimm's team: Videographer Peter Jordan '01 films graduate student Mariana Vale on flooded road in Brazil
For Stuart Pimm and his group of graduate students, the trip always begins the same way--with furious last-minute packing, a visit to CVS for anti-... Read more
Student-guided tours: gathering outside Perkins-Bostock library nexus Photo: Les Todd
A bearded man in a smart blue suit is perched on a stool at the front of the main auditorium in The Nightingale-Bamford School on Manhattan's Upper... Read more
Courting success: Three of the five exemplary 86ers, Mark Alarie (32), Jay Bilas (21), and Johnny Dawkins  (24), during cliffhanger victory against Notre Dame in their senior year (also pictured, freshman Danny Ferry and sophomore Billy King) Photo: Les Todd
On December 5, 1981, the Duke men's basketball team lost at home to Appalachian State University, 75-70. The next morning the telephone rang at the... Read more

Jan - Feb 2006

Departments

Gazette

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Tragedy in Troy: Cassandra (Molly Fulweiler) confronts Talthybius (Martin Zimmerman)Photos: Les ToddDirector Ellen Hemphill, faculty member in the department of theater studies, didn't trot out the...
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For the second year in a row, a two-and-a-half-pound robot named Wallter, designed by Pratt School of Engineering students, won an international wall-crawling robotics competition held in London....
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Duke Medical Center has received a $10-million gift from the Preston Robert Tisch family of New York to support cancer research at the Brain Tumor Center at Duke and the Duke Comprehensive Cancer...
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Duke will play host to this year's North Carolina Festival of the Book, a series of lectures and discussions that will feature a lineup of best-selling and acclaimed authors, including Roy Blount Jr...
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 Powell point: former Secretary of State addresses leadership qualities. Photos: Chris HildrethRubenstein Hall, a second building at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy complex, was...
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Aging rats and aging people show a gradual decline in learning and memory with age--although rats are not burdened with remembering anniversaries and the location of car keys.Now, though, studies of...
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Vioxx, the painkiller that was withdrawn from the market because it presented an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, may get a reprieve. A Duke study using mice suggests that low-dose aspirin...
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 Oxford bound: Rhodes Scholars Chandler, left, Hwang, and Satija Photos: Jon GardinerThree Duke seniors have been awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Adam D. Chandler of Burlington, North...
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Over the summer, Duke students, faculty members, and alumni traveled to Rwanda and neighboring Uganda on a trip sponsored by the Duke Divinity School's Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope to explore the...
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Calling it "crucial to Duke's long-term ability to attract the very best students and to make quality education affordable for all families," President Richard H. Brodhead announced in December that...
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Redheads have long recognized--sometimes painfully--that they need to stay out of the sun because they burn more easily. Now Duke chemists have used lasers, microscopes, and clever analysis to...
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  Wallace: seasoned shooterJim Wallace started taking photographs for Duke when he was nineteen years old. More than forty-six years later, he took his last official shot for the University...
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As part of an interdisciplinary, service-learning course, more than 150 students will participate in a course that analyzes natural disasters. "Natural Catastrophes: Rebuilding from Ruins" is co-...
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Letting the deep layer of belly fat surrounding the internal organs go unchecked can have lethal consequences--that's the bad news. Physicians have associated it with insulin resistance, heart...
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On July 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon J.D. '37, in a letter to federal Judge John J. Sirica, refused to comply with a subpoena seeking taped conversations from the Oval Office. He argued for...
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Thanks to the senior capstone class of Duke's interdisciplinary program in technology and information science, the university now has a key piece of infrastructure that it long lacked: a user-...
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William J. Donelan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Duke University Health System and vice chancellor for health affairs, retired in September after a thirty-six-year...
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Humans all too often compulsively take risks we shouldn't--blowing our life savings on a get-rich-quick scheme, taking drugs we know could kill us, and letting our waistline grow to heart-stopping...
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 Duke Trading Cards, from left, Dick Brodhead, front, Brodhead's card, reverse, Faculty member Jehanne Gheith Student-run Matter Magazine has made it possible for students to trade a Brodhead for a...
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The count is in: Twenty-two Duke graduates and graduate students were awarded 2005 J. William Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad for a year and otherwise benefit from living in a foreign culture...
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 User friendly: Carpenter Reading Room during exam weekPhoto: Les Todd Duke celebrated the long-awaited dedication of the new Bostock Library, the last of several new buildings on campus to be...

Forum

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 David Brady. Photo: Jon GardinerEach August, we Americans tell ourselves a lie. That's when the U.S. Census Bureau releases the official poverty rates for the year. The rates for 2004, made public...
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Faculty members from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences explode in protest against the publicizing of dangerous problems in the environment through the common media [Under the...

Biblio-file

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First edition of Matthew A. Henson's autobiography, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, Frederick A. Stokes, publishers, 1912. Purchased for the John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African...

Syllabus

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William RaspberryIf there is one thing William Raspberry knows how to do, it's write newspaper columns. He has been a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post for thirty-nine years. In theory,...

Retrospective

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Circa 1929: Leftwich, with baton, and the Duke OrchestraPhotos: Duke University ArchivesA direct link to Duke's musical roots recently visited University Archives: George Leftwich III, son of George...

Updates

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In 1989, history professor I.B. Holley was chosen to receive the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. A Duke Magazine article described Holley, then seventy years old and forty-two...

Alumni Register

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With graduation and the inevitable job search looming, many students didn't waste any time during summer vacation. A series of Networking Nights brought career seekers and career advisers together...
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Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor presented by the Duke Alumni Association, are being accepted for 2006. The annual award is made to alumni who have distinguished...
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I work in management for a nonprofit, and am interested in a similar job in the private sector. My potential new employers want to know my current salary. Should I give it to them?There's an old...
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 Students and alumni at a pregame luncheon Photos by Barbara HanauerHomecoming brought nearly 1,000 alumni of all ages to campus for a weekend so packed with special events that it began on Thursday...
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Top: Sugg's mock trial team for Lawyers for Children; Middle: Katie Cox with National Women's Health Project; Bottom: Philip Sugg with host family Andy Scheman '85, Ann Chanler, and daughters . ...

Between the Lines

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With the naming of its newest Rhodes Scholars, Duke now has forty on that lofty list. Duke's first Rhodes wasn't precisely Duke's first Rhodes. He was Charles R. Bagley, a 1914 graduate of Trinity...

Mini-profiles

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 Photo: Elizabeth GaleckeAs a boy in Baltimore, Jesse Lipson '00 seemed destined to be an entrepreneur. Among other projects, he invented magic tricks and started a company to sell them to magic...
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The first African-American basketball player at Duke, C.B. Claiborne, grew up in the last capital of the Confederacy. The inscription in front of the old Danville (Virginia) Public Library said so....
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Liz Rusch is an optimist. How did she get that way? Hanging around with kids.Rusch, who grew up in Connecticut, majored in economics at Duke, but she always planned on a career as a writer. "My...

Books

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The Research University Presidency in the Late Twentieth Century: A Life Cycle/Case History Approach By H. Keith H. Brodie and Leslie Banner. Praeger Publishers, 2005. 352 pages. $35.This book on...

Q&A

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 Erwin Chemerinsky. Photo: Alex Maness Erwin Chemerinsky, Alston & Bird Professor of law and professor of political science, joined the Duke faculty in July 2004 after twenty-one years at the...

Student Snapshot

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Photo:Jon Gardiner By the time Rabia Zahir was only ten years old, she had already lived in six different countries and through two wars. Born in 1983 in Kabul, Afghanistan, she moved with her...

Gallery

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A Garland of Flowers Surrounding a Mocking of Christca. 1643, by Simon de Vos and Daniel Seghers, oil on canvas, 51.5 x 42 inches. Given in honor of Marilyn M. Segal by her children. The center of...