Mar - Apr 2006

When Abhijit Prabhu '02 returned to Duke's campus for a visit last November, he was surprised by how much things had changed in his absence. "It was... Read more
Eddie Chambers, Destruction of the National Front, 1980. Collage, four panels, each 14 x 12 inches
Not long after Conservatives gained power in Great Britain under Margaret Thatcher, Eddie Chambers, a young, black art student, tore a print of the... Read more
Brooke: "Going to war is not unknown in my family" © Forrest Stuart MacCormack
 Francis Brooke was still asleep in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood when one of his houseboys came running in, shouting about a commotion on the... Read more
Last fall, as he prepared to take on the legal case of a lifetime, Eric Rothschild paid a visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York... Read more

Mar - Apr 2006

Departments

Gazette

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 Buck's daughter Doris: laying Chapel cornerstone Photo: Duke University Archives During a January episode of Jeopardy!, host Alex Trebek stumped all three contestants with the following clue: "The...
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The Fuqua School of Business has created the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to advance scholarship and provide a comprehensive framework for entrepreneurial education. The center will...
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When it comes to the diversity of soil bacteria, the otherwise species-rich Amazon is more like a desert, while the arid desert is a teeming microbial Amazon, Duke researchers have found. Their...
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In an effort to make it easier to monitor working conditions, the university has agreed to reduce the number of factories authorized to produce merchandise that carries the Duke logo.According to...
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Photo: Jon Gardiner Students from the Durham School of the Arts were invited to the Nasher Museum in February for a performance by musician Wu Man on the pipa, a 2,000-year-old traditional Chinese...
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Older Americans enjoy good health for a longer period than previously realized, and many factors that compromise health in elderly people can be modified to maintain their health, according to...
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J.J. Redick shot his 414th career three-pointer with 7:56 remaining in the first half of a game against Wake Forest Photo: Jon Gardiner  J.J. Redick shot his 414th career three-pointer with 7:56...
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Jo Rae Wright, professor of cell biology, medicine, and pediatrics at Duke, has been named dean of the Graduate School and vice provost, effective July 1. She succeeds the current dean, Lewis Siegel...
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Duke is set to create a new Islamic studies center that will offer a unique certificate program for undergraduates, as well as expand partnerships with universities in Muslim-majority countries. The...
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When we count, we may mumble "one, two, three ..." to ourselves, but is language really essential to number perception? It's an intriguing question, because it pertains to how deeply ingrained...
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Clay Taliaferro is on leave this year from his position teaching dance at Duke. But he's not taking it easy. Taliaferro, age sixty-five, returned to the stage in February to dance the male lead in "...
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The new generation of clinical cardiology CT scanners are extraordinary, producing detailed three-dimensional X-ray images of the heart that capture it in mid-beat. Now, Duke radiologists have built...
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Elizabeth Catlett, Cartas, 1986. Lithograph, 28 x 19 inches. © Elizabeth Catlett. From the Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.Romare Bearden, The Conjur Woman, circa 1979. Collage on...
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 Belafonte: singing only King's praises Photo: Les Todd Just a week after a controversial trip to Latin America to express solidarity with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, singer and activist Harry...
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A team from Duke Law School emerged victorious from the National Moot Court Competition, held in New York in February--the first time Duke law students have won the competition.More than 250 teams...
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Coyne's Untitled #1111 (Little Ed's Daughter Margaret) The Nasher Museum of Art has made its first purchase--a sculpture by New York-based artist Petah Coyne. The newly purchased work, Untitled #...
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Duke has strengthened its policy for student-athletes who test positive for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. The new policy states that any student-athlete who tests positive for...
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 Illustration: Adam Niklewicz Students seeking to become Blue Devils will face the most selective admissions process in the university's history: Duke has received a record 19,282 applications for 1...

Forum

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Richard H. Brodhead, President, Duke University. Photo: Chris HildrethIn December, I was presented with a petition signed by more than 2,700 students in support of a new effort to raise major...
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Southern ExposureI enjoy the mini-profiles very much, but Greg Veis did make one remark about the distinguished South Carolinian that rankled ["Herb Kirsh '49, fourteen years in office," November-...

Biblio-file

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First edition, The American Atlas; or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America. Wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly...

Mini-profiles

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As a twenty-six-year-old cub reporter assigned to the "women's pages" at the High Point Enterprise, Betsy Gamble Hansen attempted to knock out the glass ceiling by applying for the police beat. Her...
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It was two months after he'd finished college and Andrew Skurka decided to walk across the continent. He'd start in Cape Gaspe, Quebec, hump across the Appalachians, sleep outside in the Michigan...
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Perfect moments are created one detail at a time," according to Laura Weatherly's wedding-planning website. Perfect murders are, too--including bumping off the mother of the bride (MOB, in wedding-...

Campus Observer

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 Action: Mike Silver, left, cues actors Chelsea Echenique and Andrew Miller Photo: Jon Gardiner There's trouble brewing in Krzyzewskiville. Freshmen Josh DeBottis and Mark Whitfield stand in front...

Syllabus

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Charles D. ThompsonDocumentary work is storytelling," says Charlie Thompson, director of education and curriculum for the Center for Documentary Studies. "We use images and films and oral histories...

Retrospective

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 Transitions: The Sower in the Sixties, top, and today, below, newly restoredPhotos: Duke University Archives The bronze statue of The Sower recently returned to its East Campus home, newly restored...

Updates

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Six years ago, Peter Feaver, Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of political science and public policy, was busy researching "the civilian-military gap," the cultural divide between civilians and...

Alumni Register

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The Duke Alumni Association is requesting recommendations and nominations for membership on its board of directors.The DAA board comprises volunteers who advise the staff of the Office of Alumni...
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Capers McDonald B.S.E. '74, center, at a networking lunch, is a biomedical engineer whose panel topic was "Starting a Business." Photo: Treat Harvey Nearly 2,000 students took part in Career Week, a...
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I'm coming to the end of my two-year investment-banking analyst position, and I'm totally confused. I have a job offer from one of my clients and the opportunity to go to a good business school, but...
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Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor presented by the Duke Alumni Association, are being accepted for 2006. The annual award is made to alumni who have distinguished...
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 Remote Crazies: fans in Cameron celebrate Blue Devil-Tarheel game with contests, cheers and the wave. Photos by Gavin Jocius, Office of Alumni Affairs Blue Devil basketball on television probably...

Between the Lines

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One of the academic year's most compelling speakers was George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate. In the book, Packer traces America's involvement in Iraq, where he made four tours on assignment...

Sports

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 Pointers: women's golf coach Brooks with senior Janangelo, three-time All-American Photo: Jon Gardiner Move-in day can be stressful for any freshman, more so if your father is in Korea on business...

Books

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Brother Men: The Correspondence of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert T. Weston By Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert T. Weston. Edited by Matt Cohen. Duke University Press, 2005. 310 pages. $21.95,...

Q&A

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Jawad: "free press" for hire in Iraq. Photo: Megan Morr. Abdul Sattar Jawad taught literature and journalism in Iraq for forty years, most recently at Al-Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad. He...

Student Snapshot

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 Jon Gardiner. The summer after her freshman year, Stephanie Coleman didn't want to get a real job. Not even an internship. The sophomore, who plans to complete a Program II curriculum in American...

Gallery

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View of Amsterdam, ca. 1640, etching by Rembrandt, 4 1/2 x 6 1/16 inches. Anonymous gift, collection of the Nasher Museum of Art[/caption]Dutch artists of the 1600s often depicted landscapes and...
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 Akiyoshi: renowned jazz artist rehearses with the DukeJazz Ensemble, above,for a February performance Photos by Chris Hildreth Toshiko Akiyoshi, the world-renowned jazz pianist, composer, arranger...