Jul - Aug 2011

  [caption]Mysteries of the heart: Medical diagrams, such as this one from 1875, could help diagnosticians only so much; more than a... Read more
Photo by Jon Gardiner
 A new book by Charles Clotfelter ’69, Big-Time Sports in American Universities, sparked the annual Duke Magazine Forum, which was part of... Read more
 [caption]Music man: Wang plays theme song to Legend of Zelda video game using Ocarinaapp, with speaker “gloves” amplifying sound. Toni Gauthier... Read more
  There is a small, single-panel cartoon tucked deep inside the first issue of Jabberwocky, a student humor magazine that began publishing in... Read more

Jul - Aug 2011

Departments

Biblio-file

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 Historical record: Company orders document regiment rules.Chris Hildreth On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. In addition to freeing the slaves living...

Forum

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 Ziggurat Found! • Belabored Critics • Chair-raising Details • Turkey Missing Ziggurat Found!Duke’s pursuit of the Nixon Presidential Library was seen from a different perspective in California...

Mini-profiles

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   Timothy Greenfield-SandersThe American Academy in Rome provides a select number of arts and humanities practitioners and scholars opportunities for independent study and advanced research. It...
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 Orli Etingin, MDIn the foreword to the second edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Bob and Lee Woodruff write about the devastating turn their lives took when Bob was gravely injured by a...
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   It's a typically hectic day at Waterside School for Leadership, a public middle school in Rockaway Park, New York. By early afternoon, Waterside founder and principal Linda Munro has spoken to a...

Campus Observer

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 Get your greens: Emily Sloss harvests lettuce at the campus farm, which will eventually become an educational center for students to reconnect with food sources and increase Duke’s...

Syllabus

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 Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series and HBO's True Blood may appear to have cornered the market on the popular vampire trend, but it's Duke's own Carlos Rojas who's teaching the topic this fall in a...

Retrospective

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 Southern hospitality: International students sample sweet slices of melon in 1952.University Archives Duke’s first class of students from the Institute for International Education’s Summer...

Between the Lines

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 Humor magazines, the cover-story subject, illustrate the timeless themes of campus life—from odd food offerings to odd curricular offerings. Sometimes they offer insights into the larger culture....

Good Question

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 The study of literature and film offers us an opportunity to learn what it means to be free and responsible individuals and to ask fundamental questions: What is the relationship between freedom...

Alumni Register

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 Ripple effect: Duke Alums Engage provides civic-engagement opportunities to alumni and friends all over the world. The second DAE, held this past spring, saw a 50 percent increase in the number of...
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  Playing it forward: Inspired by the pedagogy of his mentors, composer Anthony Kelley guides a new generation of musicians.Jim WallaceThe soundtrack of Anthony Kelley’s life is an eclectic mix. As...
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  Duke Photography Nearly 4,000 alumni, family members, and friends returned to Duke in mid-April for Reunion Weekend 2011. Festivities ranged from class parties and the massive reunions gala to...

Gazette

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Gifted progeny, contemporary talent: Anoushka ShankarHarper Smith, Deutsche GrammophonFrom jazz ensembles to Gypsy influences to South Asian percussionists, the 2011-12 Duke Performances season...
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 Michael H. Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and vice chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore Affairs, will take on the role of interim vice president and...
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  Star power: Coach K, shown with 2010-11 Blue Devil squad, travels to China with this year's team for pre-season play and international outreach.Jon GardinerBasketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is well...
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  From Alexander Calder’s sculpture and Shakespeare’s plays to optical installation, robotics, and interactive video, the 2011-12 academic year will bring a range of innovative artists to campus...
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  Consider this: L’Innocent, 1949 photograph by Robert Doisneau. Doisneau/Rapho A dour Frenchman regarding a calf’s head in a butcher shop window. A delectably painted still life of a peeled lemon...
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Lasting impression: Program from Price celebration in May.Les ToddThe university paid tribute to author and longtime English professor Reynolds Price this May with a ceremony at Duke Chapel....
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Weight of the world: T.C.’s Back by photographer Jonathan Hyman.Jonathan HymanOver the past ten years, New York-based photographer Jonathan Hyman has been documenting artwork created by Americans...
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In 2005, the Coulter Foundation charged nine universities, including Duke, with accelerating the development of university biomedical engineering projects into commercial products and clinical...
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Eyeing improvement: Benjamin Crisp ’11 tests Nike Vapor Strobe.Les ToddStrobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases, according to tests run by...
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 A patient who can’t decide between two available treatments asks his doctor: “What should I do?” Another patient, torn between the same two treatments, asks: “Doctor, what would you do if you were...
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 Even when covered by health insurance, cancer patients face mounting out-of-pocket expenses that force some to avoid filling prescriptions, skip doctor appointments, and scale back on food and...
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 More than meets the eye: Lichen DNA reveals divergent evolutionary paths.Lichen, those drab, fuzzy growths found on rocks and trees, aren’t as cuddly and charismatic as kangaroos or intriguing as...
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 Picture this: Chase Olivieri '11 captured more than 1,000 commencement photos with time-lapse GoPro camera mounted on his mortarboard..Megan MorrrMore than 4,500 undergraduate, graduate, and...
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  In the driver's seat: BOT chair WagonerChris HildrethG. Richard Wagoner '75, former chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation, is the new chair of Duke's board of trustees. He succeeds Dan...
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 Duke School of Law is launching a master of laws program in judicial studies geared specifically to judges. The university also is launching a new Center for Judicial Studies, which will support...
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  A new endeavor aimed at changing the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum is being funded with a five-year, $6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."The Humanities...

Books

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  Thinking About Leadership by Nannerl O. Keohane. Princeton University Press, 2010. 312 pages. $27.95Several former university presidents have offered lessons about leadership derived from their...

Q&A

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 Avner Vengosh Professor of geochemistry and water qualityJared LazarusAs a relatively clean-burning and domestically abundant fuel source, natural gas is widely seen as a part of the solution to...

Student Snapshot

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Megan MorrA senior Angier B. Duke Scholar majoring in both economics and physics, Vivek Bhattacharya is quick to point out what he sees as the similarities between his two fields of study.“Physics...

Gallery

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 View of the Shimmering Sea From Woods Hole, Massachusetts, c. 1927, Feodor Zakharov, Russian. Oil on canvas. 38 ½ x 51 inches. Museum Purchase, 1996.Peter Paul Geoffrion Feodor Zakharov was a...