Jul - Aug 2005

On the slopes: bachelor Sands in Aspen. Zach Ornitz/Aspen Daily News
Many moments of my five-year, post-Duke lifecould be characterized as impassioned, idyllic, or inspired. This, how-ever, was no such moment. I was... Read more
Target marketing: Cigarette advertising in 1920s Shanghai featured images of the newly minted modern women who would populate the city's jazz clubs and tram cars. Courtesy of Shanghai Gallery of Art
Half a century ago, the view from the offices of the Union Assurance Company of Canton, on the west bank of the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai,... Read more
Matt Manley
In this centennial year of Albert Einstein's revolutionary theories of space, time, and gravity, humanities scholars say that his influence extended... Read more
1950: Hamptons' population had doubled in 50 years, and the beaches ruled. Postcards from The Lost Hamptons © Steven Petrow 2004, used with permission of Arcadia Publishing.
I have read any number of books about the East End of Long Island--some good, some bad, most plain dreadful--but I thought there was something left... Read more
Huntington WIllard. Chris Hildreth.
Huntington Willard, it could be said, is a true X-man. In algebra, X denotes the archetypal unknown quantity. The aptly nicknamed "Hunt" Willard... Read more

Jul - Aug 2005

Departments

Gazette

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 Officials from Duke Medical Center and the National University of Singapore entered into a partnership in April to establish a new medical school in Singapore. The Singapore government will provide...
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 Vaccines against HIV have not been notably effective, and Duke Medical Center's Barton Haynes and his colleagues may have discovered one reason why. The researchers have reported evidence that some...
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 Great striped hope: movie's subject may bring awarenessDavid HaringThe animated movie Madagascar will be more than summer fun to Duke scientists. Conservation scientist Luke Dollar '95, M.S. '05,...
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 Smart House: a working project and residence for ten engineering studentsJeremy Ficca, School of Design, NC State UniversityThe Pratt School of Engineering broke ground in April for the Duke Smart...
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 Duke will become a major sponsor of the nationally recognized Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Now in its eighth year, the annual four-day event in Durham features more than 100 films from...
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 Grain, sand, coal, and other granular materials can "freeze" and "melt" just like other materials, according to physicists at Duke. This "phase change" isn't caused by temperature change, the...
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 Strategies for addressing terrorism and homeland security will be the focus of a new center that Duke is establishing with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International, a...
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 Steel: with students at the former Watts Street School, his alma mater Chris HildrethRobert K. Steel '73 has been elected chair of Duke's board of trustees. The first Durham native to chair the...
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 Clarence Birkhead, Duke's police chief, left the university June 30 to become chief of police for the town of Hillsborough, North Carolina. Birkhead, who joined the Duke department in 1988 as an...
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 Duke buses transformed into works of art as part of "Road in Sight: Contemporary Art in North Carolina"Jon GardinerDuke buses were transformed by artist David Solow into works of art as part of "...
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 Every year, Trinity College and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Writing present awards to recognize excellence in teaching undergraduates. This year's winners are:Edward BalleisenJim...
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 New Duke Graduates.Chris HildrethStudents graduating from Duke will face global challenges similar in importance and magnitude to those that African Americans overcame decades ago during the civil-...

Forum

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 Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of earth sciences in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.Jim WallaceIt was August 1969 when I watched TV with dismay as the eye of...
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 InclusiveI am honored to be part of the Duke family and I applaud Duke Magazine as an excellent publication that reflects the current issues and events at our great university.†I was thrilled to...

Biblio-file

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 Engraved illustration, Johann Winckelmann's History of the Art of the Ancients, Dresden 1764, acquired in 1976 as part of the Harold Jantz Collection of German Baroque Literature and German-...

Mini-profiles

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One might say there's more than one way to save a tree. You can save it in the traditional way--while it's still in the ground. Or you can save it on the back end, keeping its lumber from being...
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A cheerleader Barbie doll in its original box stands on a table in Terri Helmlinger's office at North Carolina State University, a prominent counterpoint to the hardhats, design schematics, and...
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 Fredrick BurroughsEmma French Randel grew up in Virginia's rural Shenandoah Valley in a non-drinking family. But life brings unpredictable turns.After earning a business degree, teaching in a...

Campus Observer

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Closing the gap: generations apart but not so different. Les ToddOn a Sunday afternoon in early spring, five Duke students sit in the corner of Jarvis commons room on East Campus, commiserating...

Syllabus

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"Fishing is itself a pause for breath"--John D. Robins, poetAlthough angling has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, the sport didn't become popular in Europe until the end of the...

Retrospective

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 In his will, dated December 11, 1924, James B. Duke stipulated a "sum not exceeding four million dollars" for use by Duke Endowment trustees "in erecting and equipping, at the Duke University...

Updates

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 "Stones, Bricks, and Faces," Duke Magazine, November-December 1994 By now, it's a well-established fact that Duke's campus was designed by an immensely talented and only posthumously appreciated...

Alumni Register

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 The Pratt School of Engineering's alumni association honored graduates and professors at its annual awards banquet in April for distinguished service and excellence in teaching, research, and...
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 I have been laid off from my mid-level management position and have been offered outplacement assistance or an extra month of salary. Which should I take?The first thing you need to discover is the...
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 In honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Duke's Talent Identification Program instituted an awards program to recognize significant contributions by its alumni. The TIP program identifies gifted...
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 Les ToddClass gift records were set for 55th, 40th, 25th, 15th, and 5th reunions. The Class of 1980 shattered the existing reunion giving record (set by the Class of 1979) with a gift total of $2.6...

Between the Lines

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As we were editing the account of a young alumnus' Bachelorette pursuits, reality--or reality TV--struck again. Word came that Andrew Schuler, assistant professor of civil engineering in Duke's...

Books

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   Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX By Karen Blumenthal '81. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2005. 160 pages. $17.95.As one tiny piece of the sweeping Educational Amendments of 1972,...

Q&A

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 Payne: confronting mortalityJim WallaceThis spring, the Terri Schiavo case generated a storm of media coverage and public debate. Some supported her right to die. Others invoked her right to be...

Student Snapshot

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 Lynn SavilleCreating a line of edgy, innovative jewelry, in addition to being full-time students, has not been easy for rising seniors Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato. These cheery identical twins...

Gallery

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 Vestal VirginClodionCirca 1799Terra cotta17 1/2 inchesGift of Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, in honor of Mary Duke BiddleThe eighteenth-century French artist Clodion (born Claude Michel)...