Mar - Apr 2005

Refining regional fare:Moreton Neal at Crook's Corner. Chris Hildreth.
When Bill Neal arrived at Duke as a freshman in the fall of 1967, the closest thing to fine dining in Durham was Hartman's Steak House on Geer Street... Read more
Telling Tales Out of School by Tifenn Python
A few days before fall break in October 2002, sophomore Emily Faulkner* stayed up late studying for a biology midterm in her room in Wannamaker... Read more
The Doctor and his Boswell: Farmer, left, and biographer Kidder. Chris Hildreth.
During fall semester, Duke Magazine and the Office of Student Affairs sponsored the fourth Duke Magazine Campus Forum, featuring a public... Read more
School for servers: Walton briefs wait staff on fine points of feeding 2,000. Les Todd.
The kind of nightmare that wracks the sleep of reunion organizers actually happened to Lisa Dilts. A few years ago, the tent for the 25th-reunion... Read more

Mar - Apr 2005

Departments

Gazette

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 David B. Goldstein will head the Center for Population Genomics and Pharmacogenetics at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. Population genomics-- the study of the genomic makeup of...
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 Camera shy: young Kannapolis girl in film by Waters. Special Collections Library.A 1941 movie from Duke's film archives that shows a slice of daily life in Kannapolis, North Carolina, has been...
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 A tiny worm that spends its brief life dining on microbes in the soil may soon be used to substantially reduce--and in some cases eliminate--the need for expensive large-scale rodent studies to...
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 Birds of Brazil: rufous-tailed Jacamar, above, and others losing habitats Photos:Graeme Wallace Environmentalists who hoped that preserving fragments of pristine forests would thereby preserve...
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 Innocent-seeming questions from retailers and advertisers can influence consumer behavior in both positive and negative ways, according to a study conducted by researchers at Duke's Fuqua School of...
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 Grants from The Duke Endowment totaling $14,990,000 will enhance the undergraduate experience and support a number of priority programs and new facilities.The grants from the Charlotte-based...
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 Eighteen years ago, Cathy Davidson "invented the eighteenth century." At least that's the conclusion of President Richard H. Brodhead, who participated in a November panel discussion celebrating...
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 Scans--CAT, MRI, and PET--have become critically important tools for physicians diagnosing disease, as well as scientists studying brain function. However, they yield only snapshots of an organ...
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 From microbes to mammoths, the vast menagerie of living and extinct creatures has yielded a treasure trove of data for scientists studying evolution: biologists, physicians, paleontologists, crop...
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 Timothy Profeta, J.D. '97, M.E.M. '97, counsel for the environment to U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, will be the first director of Duke's new Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions....
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Namesakes: Michael and Patricia FitzpatrickDuke trustees have named the Pratt School of Engineering's new Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Sciences (CIEMAS) for...
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 Grosses Donate $23.5 MillionWilliam H. Gross '66, manager of the world's largest bond mutual fund, and his wife, Sue J. Gross, are giving $23.5 million to the university, $20 million of it to...
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 Peter C. Agre, a physician and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will join Duke Medical Center in July as vice chancellor for science and technology. In this newly created leadership...
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 Point of pride: detail from Westbrook Building.Duke Divinity School.The Divinity School celebrates its past and its future in choosing the name for its 47,000-square-foot addition, and in renaming...
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 Paperwork: filing the deluge of applications.Peter Gebhard/The Chronicle.Competition for admission to Duke has always been keen, but this year it will be even harder for high-school students to...
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 Smokers who feel ripped off by the several dollars a pack they pay for cigarettes should realize that they're getting off easy. In a new book, Duke health economists calculate that the real price...
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 On to Oxford: Heikamp, left, and OshmyanskyJim WallaceAn undergraduate and a medical student have won prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which will finance two years of study in the United Kingdom...
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 Duke Medical Center researchers have shown that the protein produced by an artificial HIV-1 gene triggers anti-HIV-1 immune responses in animals. Such proteins could serve as a basis for vaccines...
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 Knight: led Duke during a period of protestsDuke University Archives.Douglas Maitland Knight, Duke's president during the turbulent 1960s, died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on January 23, of...

Mini-profiles

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 Team work: from left, Calevas, Nelson, and McCoyLegal services are supposed to help people with disabilities get around in the world. But in Utah, visiting all the available legal services was...
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 Erik Herzog majored in biology at Duke and graduated with the intention of becoming a marine biologist. Even today he fondly recalls his work studying horseshoe crabs in Beaufort, North Carolina,...
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 As she looked forward to her graduation, Lindsay Locke followed a well-worn path for seniors, juggling interviews and offers for entry-level corporate jobs that held out the promise of hard work...

Forum

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 Wilson A.M. '88 was editor of the editorial pages at The Heral-Sun from 1991 to 2005.Les Todd.Coming off New Year's weekend, the 350 employees of Durham's daily newspaper, The Herald-Sun, who went...
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Linking I commend Duke Magazine for its outstanding article on Duke's expanding collaborations in Tanzania [January-February 2005].This effort involves many dedicated persons from different...

Gallery

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 That's my boy: Pages from the first of three scrapbooks compiled by author William Styron's fatherAmong Duke's alumni are a number of well-known authors, and the papers of several of them,...
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 Mountain Brook, The White Mountains, New HampshireAlbert Bierstadt, 1863, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, purchased through the Elizabeth Von Canon FundAlbert Bierstadt (1830-1902), a native...

Campus Observer

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 Kneading relief: senior Nicole Ambrosetti gets a massage from senior Brad Labez-Tapang Photo: Chris Hildreth Will Cooper III, a sophomore biomechanical engineering major and member of Duke Student...

Syllabus

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 All the people up top, on the side and the middle Come together, let's all form this swamp just a little Just let it gradually build, from the front to the back All you can see is a sea of...

Retrospective

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 Joe College Weekend: Hoof 'n' Horn and an ode to argyleIn the fall of 1950, some concerned Duke students decided that campus life needed a weekend that would be "the highlight of the social year."...

Updates

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 Seeking the Multitudes"Empire: Not So Evil," Duke Magazine, November-December 2001 Four years ago, Michael Hardt, associate professor of literature, discussed with Duke Magazine the book that...

Alumni Register

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 Oldest Graduate Dies Ruby Lee Markham Drakeford '12, Duke's oldest graduate, died December 29, less than a month before her 113th birthday. A retired schoolteacher, she was North Carolina's oldest...
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 Weather woes: despite a freak storm, trekkers reached their goal, top; Jonathan Chang M.D. '84,with guide Rueben Aragon and Susanne Laningham '90, middle;the group, bottomPhotos:Nancy CollinsOn Day...
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 The fall meeting of the board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association (DAA), held in November, featured the beginning of a strategic-planning document for the association that will be finalized...
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 Goodmon: Futrell Award winnerJim Wallace.James F. Goodmon '65, president and CEO of Raleigh-based Capitol Broadcasting Company, was named the 2004 recipient of the Futrell Award for Excellence in...
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 Duke alumni have a growing international presence, which has led to the creation of thirty-eight Duke alumni clubs outside the continental U.S. Here are some examples of recent club events planned...
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 Week for work: job searches and sources. Les Todd.More than 1,200 Duke students curious about life after graduation--helped by some 150 returning alumni--took part in an expanded Career Week, which...
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  How important is a cover letter when you're applying for jobs? Sometimes cover letters are neither required, nor desired. At other times, they are a prerequisite for getting your foot in the door...

Between the Lines

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 In the fall of 2003, the Women's Initiative Committee--launched, and chaired, by then-President Nannerl O. Keohane--issued its final report. At the time, psychology professor Susan Roth, chair of...

Books

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   The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust By Mark I. Pinsky '70. Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. 286 pages. $14.95, paper. I begin with a disclaimer. I have never been a...

Q&A

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 Gereffi: "Wal-Mart has taken giantism to a new level"Photo:Jim WallaceWith the start of 2005 and the phasing-out of decades-old quotas, the landscape of global commerce is set to change in dramatic...

Student Snapshot

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 Les Todd.First-year medical student Channa Jayasekera has a morning routine of waking at 7:00, groggily typing in www.bbcnews.com on the laptop by his bed, and scanning the headlines with eyes half...