Jul - Aug 2007

Pictorial tributes to the natural world and to crowning achievements in science, engineering, and medicine adorn the granite walls in the cavernous... Read more
They range from fresh-faced teenagers to seasoned grad students, small-town kids to urban sophisticates. Depending on your point of view, the topics... Read more
Dana Vachon in New York City. Frank Fournier
 Early March on the Lower East Side of New York, and it's cold—not facemask, frostbite, birds-falling-from-the-sky cold, but enough where it'd... Read more

Jul - Aug 2007

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Gazette

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Top: National Airlines, 1971, J. Walter Thompson Company Archives, Competitive Advertisements Woodbury's Soap, 1916, J. Walter Thompson Company Archives, Domestic Advertisements (Andrew Jergens)"...
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Opening new doors: The French center's design encourages interdisciplinary collaborations. Megan MorrWhen construction began on the French Family Science Center two-and-a-half years ago, one of the...
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 Special delivery: Crowd favorite Pilobolus returns. John KaneThirty years ago, the American Dance Festival moved to North Carolina and made Duke its home. In June, the annual festival returned to...
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Why do some people roll with life's punches, facing failures and problems with grace, while others dwell on calamities, criticize themselves, and exaggerate problems?The answer, according to...
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Peter Agre, vice chancellor for science and technology and James B. Duke Professor of cell biology, is taking a leave of absence to evaluate a possible run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota. Agre's...
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©Marianna Day Massey/ZUMA/CorbisInternet users around the world can now download, for free, lectures, music, news segments, and other materials from Duke via the "Duke on iTunes U" site.Examples of...
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All for one: Women's golf team unites in victory. Golfweek Magazine/Scott A. MillerFor the third consecutive year, the Duke women's golf team won first place in the NCAA National Championship...
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Flaxseed, an edible seed that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber-related compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting prostate tumor growth, according to a study led by Duke Medical...
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Scott Lindroth, Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of music and chair of Duke's music department, was named the university's first vice provost for the arts. As vice provost, he will help to...
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Richard ShockPaying hospitals extra money does not appear to improve significantly the way they treat heart-attack patients or how well those patients do, according to a recent Duke study. But...
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Bebop king: Monk makes music for Sonny Rollins, Volume II, 1957. Francis Wolff/©Mosaic Images/CORBISOn the occasion of what would have been his ninetieth birthday, jazz musician and North Carolina...
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So close: senior Danowski as final game endsPete Kiehart/The ChronicleDespite a second-half comeback to tie the game, the top-seeded Duke men's lacrosse team lost 12-11 to Johns Hopkins in the...
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The winning team of the second annual Duke-Engineering World Health CUREs nonprofit business competition has developed a low-cost device to help catch cervical cancer early in women of developing...
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In June, Duke announced that it had reached a settlement with former lacrosse team members David Evans '06, Collin Finnerty, and Reade Seligmann, who were declared innocent of all legal charges in...
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Gaining too much weight can be as bad for an employer's bottom line as it is for a person's waistline. A Duke Medical Center analysis found that obese workers filed twice the number of workers'...
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Out into the world: Members of the Class of 2007 celebrated individual and collective accomplishments before embarking on the next chapter of their lives. Jon GardinerNever underestimate the impact...

Forum

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Cathy DavidsonWhether you graduated from Duke in 1956 or 1996, you probably use different forms of media in your life today than you did when you were a student. In the last decade, you've had to...
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 Jon GardinerEnduring LacrosseI have been reluctant to write about the lacrosse case in any way; but now I feel compelled to reply to some of the criticism written here and voiced at various...

Biblio-file

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Portrait of T[h]amas Koulikan, King of Persia (also called Na–dir Sha–h) engraved by Ransonnette for Volume 4 of Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par qelques...

Between the Lines

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What better time to contemplate a warming planet, the cover theme, than at the peak point of a Durham summer?The writer, Jeffrey Pollack M.E.M. '02, has both a personal and professional stake in the...

Campus Observer

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Chapelville: The mini-community of campers included McFarland, far left; his fiancée, Halbert, to his right; and the Anderson family. Jon GardinerTom Anderson paces the Chapel Quad, eyes down, in...

Syllabus

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Megan MorrIn the summer of 2003, John Biewen, an instructor at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), sent two students to interview a longtime tobacco auctioneer.Unbeknownst to Biewen, the...

Retrospective

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The wall surrounding East Campus. Duke University ArchivesYou may be familiar with the urban legend that the wall surrounding East Campus is actually ten feet high—the three feet that we see...

Updates

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In 2001, Duke Magazine explored notions of academic integrity in an article that highlighted the results of a 2000 Center for Academic Integrity student survey, which found that a significant...

Alumni Register

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The recently announced DukeEngage initiative aims to make civic engagement and service learning an integral part of every undergraduate's Duke experience. To emphasize its own commitment to service...
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The two newest recipients of the Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship have several things in common: an early passion for Duke, close family ties to the university, and residence in Florida....
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When I joined my company two years ago, I was told that a rotational program would be good for my career. Six departments, six bosses, and six great evaluations later, I've discovered that more...
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All around town: PIE excursions have included weekend trips to the Cox Farms pumpkin patch. Photos courtesy Duke Club of WashingtonThrough its Partners in Education (PIE) committee, the Duke Club of...

Mini-profiles

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Christine Morden PhotographyIn 1997, two illegal aliens from Palestine were arrested and charged with planning to detonate pipe bombs in the New York subway system. A senator asked Janice Kephart, a...
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Cassandra Nelson/Mercy CorpsUnlike your average CEO, Mercy Corps chief Neal Keny-Guyer is ambivalent about his organization's rapid growth over the past years."I had someone ask me do I foresee us...
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Joe GaffneyErik Torkells, editor of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine, has visited about twenty-five countries on five continents, but his first taste of travel didn't come until he went to...

Sports

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Get your head in the game: Dale encourages athletes to focus on mental conditioning. Megan MorrWhen Greg Dale attends Duke sporting events, he doesn't tell anyone that he's coming. The Texas native...

Books

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Brief Encounters with Che Guevera: Stories By Ben Fountain J.D. '83. Ecco/HarperCollins, 2007. 272 pages. $13.95, paper. Duke Magazine readers may claim Ben Fountain as one of our own, for he was...
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Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future By Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis. Columbia University Press, 2007. 230 pages. $29.95. As the title suggests, this...

Q&A

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Horowitz: understanding constitutional complexity in emerging democracies. Chris HildrethDonald Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of law and political science, is an expert in ethnic conflict and...

Student Snapshot

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Megan MorrLife is about finding your niche. As a freshman, Seth Sheldon wanted to get involved with The Chronicle, but, he says, "I wanted space without any real responsibility." He considered...

Gallery

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Monument Canada (detail),1988, by Christian Boltanski. Clothes, black-and-white photographs, and lights; 110 x 70 x 7 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Heyman.Rows of blurred photographs of...