Mar - Apr 2003

[caption]Roman reach: The domain of Emperor Hadrian. © Bettmann/Corbis.[/caption]It's an arresting image, a sculpture marking Imperial Rome's... Read more
[caption]Career shifting: Fenn plies two trades. Jimmy Wallace.[/caption]Elizabeth "Lil" Fenn is probably the only historian now working in... Read more
[caption]Les Todd.[/caption]For one of his opinion columns in The Chronicle, Christopher Scoville, a Duke sophomore, was given a headline that might... Read more
Clam digger: biologist Scott Zengel gathers possibly polluted samples for testing.
During the last Gulf War, Saddam Hussein's troops released more than 400 million gallons of crude oil--forty times what was spilled by the Exxon... Read more

Mar - Apr 2003

Departments

Gazette

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 Willard: leading major team on genes. Chris Hildreth.Willard: leading major team on genes. Chris Hildreth.Huntington Willard, a leader in emerging fields of genomics, has been named director of...
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 Duke's trustees approved a 5 percent increase in tuition, fees, room, and board for undergraduate students entering the university this fall. Tuition and mandatory fees for students enrolled in the...
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 The fear sparked by new epidemics such as SARS is fueled not just by the very real danger it poses, but also because it reflects anxieties already present in our culture, says Priscilla Wald, a...
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 As they look to expand, Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and Sanford Institute of Public Policy will be helped by major gifts in their teaching, research, and public service.From Clarence...
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 A campus film series dubbed Reel Evil made its contentious debut in February and continued through mid-April. The series featured a selection of six films made in countries regarded as hostile to...
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 Duke gave its former medical center laundry in the Burch Avenue neighborhood to the Durham HousingAuthority to turn into housing for low-income senior citizens. Members of the Durham Planning...
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 Nrityagram Dance Ensemble: merging classic Indian dance with modern. Sonia Manchanda.The American Dance Festival will celebrate its seventieth anniversary this summer with ten world premieres and...
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In their research on turning adult stem cells isolated from fat into cartilage, Duke Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that the level of oxygen present during the transformation process...
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 For the second consecutive year, Duke has received a record number of applications from high-school seniors. This year's application total of 16,656 is 762 more applications than received last year...
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 New U.S. census data showing that Hispanics have edged past blacks may be somewhat misleading, says William Darity Jr., a research professor of public policy studies, African and African-American...
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 Adapting literature for the screen was one of the themes of this year's Blackburn Literary Festival at Duke, which began February 27 with a special screening of the film The Hours, followed by an...
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 Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Seoul National University's College of Business Administration signed a letter of intent for a four-part alliance that expands Duke's presence in Asia and Seoul...
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 Snyderman: "privileged to serve" Duke's medical community. Chris Hildreth.Snyderman: "privileged to serve" Duke's medical community. Chris Hildreth.Ralph Snyderman, chancellor for health affairs,...
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 Civilized behavior: van Schaik, above, has been observing the orange primate for decades. Chris Hildreth, Les Todd.After decades of observation, an international collaborative of primatologists has...
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 Months after the death of seventeen-year-old Jèsica Santill·n, Duke Hospital is continuing its investigation of a heart-lung transplant error that has prompted intensive media scrutiny and public...
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 President Nannerl O. Keohane rejected a call from a student-faculty group for the university to divest from companies with military ties to Israel. In her statement, Keohane said the tactic of...
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 Keohane: "I have had one of the most challenging and fascinating...jobs". Jon Gardiner.Nannerl O. Keohane, Duke's eighth president, informed the trustees March 1 that she intends to step down from...

Forum

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 I used to sit up nights wondering what it would be like to handpick the characteristics I could inherit from my parents. Why should I be content to accept the ones that had been dumped on me in...
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 Uniform PerspectivesEditors: The "young U.S. Army punks in uniform" ["Letters from Afghanistan," November- December 2002] made it possible for our equally young [Barnaby] Hall to wander around...
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  Les Todd.A Conversation with James Boyle and Adrienne Davis was the theme of Duke Magazine's second annual Campus Forum, held March 28 and co-sponsored with Duke's law school and the Center for...

Gallery

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 Times Light, 1983Kenneth NolandAcrylic on canvas85 x 62 inchesGift of Julie and Lawrence SalanderPaintings by Kenneth Noland, who was born in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1924, belong to the...
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 Member of DUI (Duke University Improv), actor in Hoof 'n' Horn, stand-up comedian at Charlie Goodnight's, president of Wayne Manor, gourmet cook, singer, guitarist, former Pitchfork, playwright,...
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 One of the library's newest collections of visual materials consists of works by Lynn Saville, who photographs urban landscapes at night. Saville'71, a native of North Carolina, now lives and works...
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    Physics as art: research on granular particles in motion uses plastic beads that affect light differently under stress. Les Todd. 

Mini-profiles

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 She admits that the first time she took her son to get a haircut, she may have been a little too anxious. "I was nine months pregnant, looking nervous, and hoping to catch some of the falling hairs...
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 On a barren stage, with his guitar and sometimes a Celtic harp, John M. "Odds" Bodkin greets an audience of children and parents for the final performance of his four-week fall season at Manhattan'...
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 At every juncture in my life," says Ray Eddy, "I asked myself the same question: 'Will I be a stunt man or will I be normal?' For a long time, I chose normal."All that changed two years ago, when a...

Campus Observer

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  John Gardiner.In April 14, 1965, Clyde N. Holland M.S.E. '61, a professor in the civil engineering department, and David Hartgen B.S.E. '66, submitted to the Duke Traffic Commission "A...

Syllabus

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If it is a dark and dreary Durham in your soul, it may be that your seafaring side has been starved, that you long for the ocean. And if so, a vessel awaits you-- History 106S: "Explorations at Sea...

Updates

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Stuart Rojstaczer, an associate professor at the Nicholas School, now a visiting scholar at Stanford University, writes in a January 2003 Washington Post op-ed, "The C, once commonly accepted, is...

Good Question

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 Given affirmative action's uncertain future and a Wall Street Journal article investigating admissions standards for the children of donors, we asked: What is diversity and does Duke have it? "I...

Between the Lines

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 When this issue was in its planning stages, the war with Iraq was looming as a possibility. By the time the issue was in its final stages of design, the war (though certainly not the restoring of...

Alumni Register

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 Helping your child find the right college is a process that can never start too soon. There are many things to consider: when to apply and, if selected, how to pay for it. To help educate potential...
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 Peter Feaver, recipient of the 2001 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, was the featured speaker at the opening session of the winter meeting of the Duke Alumni Association's board...
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 Belated thanks: Allred, right, presents a special memento to the Countess Lisci, left, with Cirri and Duke's Burian. Ann Allred.In September 1944, Howard Allred saw Florence, Italy, for the first...

Sports

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 Two years ago, the Duke swimming and diving teams arrived at the ACC Championship meet, walked in, and realized something was not right: Most of the other swimmers were wearing what appeared to be...

Books

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 Touch Wood: Short Stories By Joe Ashby Porter. Turtle Point Press, 2002. 200 pages. $15.95, paper.One thing that can be said for the stories in Joe Ashby Porter's new collection, Touch Wood:...
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 Yearning For the Land: A Search for the Importance of Place By John Warfield Simpson M.F. '86. Pantheon Books, 2002. 281 pages. $24. John Warfield Simpson is an explorer, although the unknown he...

Q&A

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 Roland: Is the program spaced out? Les Todd.You are a critic of the shuttle program. Is it correct to call you a critic of manned space flight in general? After writing the piece for Discover, I...
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 Les Todd.The Miss USA competition, not to be confused with the Miss America pageant, aired March 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC and featured, among its fifty-one glittering contestants, a woman named Kristen...
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 Controversy arose on campus in February as the result of a column in The Wall Street Journal's online "Opinion Journal" that criticized the university for inviting a speaker to campus and not...

Biblio-file

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 Reading ListTop Ten from the Gothic Bookshop Five-Point Play, by Mike KrzyzewskiAmerican Dance Festival: Twenty-five Years in North Carolina at DukeBenjamin Franklin, by Edmund S. MorganAtonement,...