Jan - Feb 2008

Bumpy ride: rodeo, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Albia, 2004. Danny Wilcox Frazier
 Sitting in a darkened classroom during his first college photography course, Danny Wilcox Frazier watched images from Robert Frank's seminal... Read more
Arlie Petters. Photo by Michael Zirkle, Photographed at the Nasher Museum of Art
Put your right hand on your right temple, and your left on your left temple. Now gently squeeze; don't let up.Okay. Now you are ready for a... Read more
On an overcast Wednesday morning, a half-dozen people from myriad backgrounds practice Buddhist meditation in the quiet stillness of the Duke Chapel... Read more
Committed to excellence: KAPPA IV sixth-graders with teacher Baranpuria. Frank Fournier
It's still dark, just after six in the morning, when Alex Baranpuria, dressed sharply in a red shirt, matching red tie, and black slacks, packs up a... Read more

Jan - Feb 2008

Departments

Gazette

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Arresting image: Artist Alita Walsh is taken into custody for not moving her car at the first Women's Equality Day march in New York, August 1970. Image from Sally Bingham Center for Women's History...
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Life-and-death struggles: senior Ben Zisk as Simonides addresses the knights who have just competed in his jousting tournament, won by Pericles. Megan Morr.Pericles is not one of William Shakespeare...
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Stylin': Hendricks' Bahsir (Robert Gowens). Courtesy of Nasher Museum of ArtBarkley Hendricks, best known for the life-size portraits of people of color from the urban Northeast that he began...
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Bettmann / CORBISThere's a new wrinkle in the battle against looking old: Doctors have discovered that it's not gravity that's pulling your skin down—it may be your shifting bone structure.While...
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Duke's Home Depot Smart Home. Megan MorrTen students were slated to move into Duke's Home Depot Smart Home in January. The 6,000-square-foot house, a showcase of green design and a living laboratory...
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In play: Women's field hockey is among twenty-six varsity sports included in the plan. Jon GardinerHaving reconsidered its oversight structure and mission statement in the wake of the lacrosse case...
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Duke scientists may have solved the mystery surrounding the healing properties of gold—a discovery they say could renew interest in gold salts as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other...
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A documentary film about Duke literature professor Ariel Dorfman's exile from Chile has made the "short list" for Oscar nominees in the Best Documentary Picture category. A Promise to the Dead: The...
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Peter Agre, a 2003 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, will return to the Johns Hopkins University to lead its Malaria Research Institute after serving for two years as vice chancellor for science and...
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Robert Pinsky. Scott DavidsonAs the thirty-ninth U.S. poet laureate, Robert Pinsky sought not only to bring poetry to the people but also, in his words, to demonstrate "the vital life of poetry...
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All dried up: Durham's municipal reservoir on the Little River; the dock, upper left, is usually afloat. The News & ObserverThe Southeast is facing its worst drought in more than a century, and...
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David BeckerOver the past five years, many studies have demonstrated that patients who receive blood transfusions have higher incidences of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and even death. While...
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 Just two years into the Financial Aid Initiative, Duke has announced major changes to its financial-aid policy, eliminating parental contributions for some families and substituting loans with...
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Hospice care not only helps increase the dignity and ease the suffering of people who are dying, but also provides significant savings to Medicare, according to a new Duke-led study.The study,...
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Burness: leaving a legacy of noteworthy contributions. Chris HildrethJohn F. Burness, Duke's senior vice president for public affairs and government relations since 1991 and the guiding force behind...

Forum

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Nancy C. Andrews. Courtesy of Children's Hospital BostonThis past fall, I was named the first female dean of Duke's medical school, an event that National Public Radio summed up as: "Andrews Makes...
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Couch: standing tall. Patrice GilbertIt All Comes TogetherThank you for the wonderful article "Going With the Flow" [September-October 2007]. I have two things to say. First, as they say that the...

Biblio-file

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Ko-i-Staun Foot Soldiery in Summer Costume, actively employed among the Rocks, plate 12, Scenery, Inhabitants, and Costumes of Afghanistan, by James Rattray, London, 1847 The Rare Book, Manuscript,...

Campus Observer

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Off to dreamland: Junior David Taylor naps in Bostocks's Carpenter Reading Room. Bill BambergerOn the third floor of Bostock Library, in the Carpenter Reading Room, a student slouches back in his...

Syllabus

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Les ToddLast year, as English professor Deborah Pope began planning for her spring seminar, she realized that she wasn't satisfied persisting with her traditional "Poetry and Memory" writing...

Mini-profiles

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Courtesy of Jon ShainTechnically, Jon Shain hasn't used the history major he pursued at Duke to make a living. But history turned out to be perfect training for his trade as a professional musician...
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Lucas J. GilmanIf her senior-year plans had come to pass, Jennifer Farrell would be wrapping up her final year of medical school right about now. Instead, the California native is living in...
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 Philip Mulford. Lawrence K. EmersonPhilip Mulford has heard many misperceptions about mediation: It's not legally binding (in fact, it is); it works only if the people involved are amicable (it...

Retrospective

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 Something to crow about: band photo from 1919 yearbook. Duke University ArchivesAfter a strong push from the Class of 1912, the first edition of the Trinity College yearbook, or "annual" as it was...

Updates

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Duke MagazineIn the summer of 2005, after wrapping up two months of archival research in Yerevan, Armenia, Yektan Turkyilmaz, a graduate student in cultural anthropology at Duke, prepared to head...

Alumni Register

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Mind-body harmony: Alumnae weekend options included yoga class, below, and keynote by integrative medicine expert Gaudet, above. Les ToddBilled as "two days of enlightenment, interaction, and...
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Reynolds Price Reynolds Price '55 has had an inestimable impact on the Duke community—as teacher, author, friend, adviser, alumnus, and mentor. To honor his contributions to the university and to...
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How do two people at the opposite ends of a political spectrum—a former local Ku Klux Klan leader and a black civil-rights activist—become friends, against all odds?In the summer reading selection...
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Reynolds: record holderDuke Sports InformationIn October, the Duke Sports Hall of Fame enshrined five new members. Their portraits were added to an already crowded wall in the lower level of the...
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Let's go Duke: President's Dance, a capella concert, and friendly reunions made Homecoming memorable. Megan MorrLes ToddNearly 3,500 alumni and family members visited campus in October to celebrate...
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 I was hired into my position by a wonderful man who was grooming me to become his successor. I was surprised that when he retired, I was passed over in favor of someone who is much younger and less...

Between the Lines

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There's a thread linking two of this issue's feature stories, which document the vibrancy of campus religious life and the appeal of Teach For America. Both focus on young people and commitment....

Books

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Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official By Miriam Cooke. Duke University Press, 2007. 208 pages. $21.95, paper.For the duration of his three-decade reign, Syrian President Hafiz Asad...

Q&A

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Binks: moderation proponent. Butch Usury Martin Binks is director of behavioral health and the research director at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center, a multidisciplinary, residential weight-loss...

Student Snapshot

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Jon GardinerIf Brian Duffy doesn't feel like rolling out of bed, lacing up his shoes, and hitting the road for a run one morning, there's no coach there to get in his face and tell him he must. If...

Gallery

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Allegorical Portrait of a Lady, 17th century, attributed to Pieter van Slingeland, Dutch (1640-1691). Oil on panel, 19 1⁄4 x 15 inches. Given in honor of Marilyn M. Segal.[/caption]Pieter van...