Mar - Apr 2007

Modern history: Scott, who has left an indelible imprint on a generation of scholars, remains active and feisty at the age of eighty-five. Les Todd
 Picture Duke in the early 1960s: Reynolds Price ’55, a Rhodes Scholar fresh from the University of Oxford, strides across the campus wearing... Read more
Now you see them: Smith, left, and Schurig have captured the imagination of scientists and daydreamers alike. Les Todd
 A few months ago, Harry Potter was all over thenews again, and not because his creator, J.K. Rowling, had completed her final book about the... Read more
The year is 1974. In the predawn darkness of her bedroom, Nancy Hogshead’s alarm insistently beeps her awake. Half-asleep, the twelve-year-old rolls... Read more
It takes all kinds: Like middle-schoolers everywhere, Durham Nativity School students can be serious or silly, depending on the day and the challenges they face. Barry Yeoman
  As an August drizzle falls outside, thirty-one middle-schoolers sit at long tables in a North Carolina mountain lodge. It’s the end of... Read more

Mar - Apr 2007

Departments

Mini-profiles

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Allen SaxeDeborah Langsam has made a name for herself as co-proprietor of Barking Dog Chocolatiers, based in Charlotte, but she’s no sweet-tooth snob. “I’m a great believer in chocolate desperation...
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Studying birds is a kind of passion of mine,” says Charles Kemper of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Kemper, an old-style country doctor, remembers making house calls out in the country: “I always had my...
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Recent wrangling among Episcopalians over the ordination of a gay bishop has reignited debate about the proper place for gays within the church. But well before this latest controversy, there was...

Gazette

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Duke University PhotographyJohn Hope Franklin Hon. ’98, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of history, was awarded the 2006 John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity. The $1 million prize, divided...
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Engineering honors: Ellerbee in a laser optics lab. Les ToddAudrey Ellerbee, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, was named Graduate Student of the Year by the National Society of Black...
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3D4Medical.comUsing a unique weaving machine of their design, Duke Medical Center researchers have created a three-dimensional fabric “scaffold” that could greatly improve the ability of physicians...
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Duke can become a more “inclusive academic community” by making changes in its curriculum, housing system, alcohol policies, and other key areas, according to a report released in February by the...
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Reaching out: Dancer Mantsoe goes global. John HoggIn his latest work, South African dancer and choreographer Vincent Mantsoe combines, as he often does, traditional African and contemporary global...
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Scientists at Duke Medical Center are leading a national effort to develop the next generation of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests to protect citizens against diseases such as avian flu,...
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Textbook examples: lending a hand to the Iraqi health-care medical initiative, from left, seniors Lauren Garson and Kyle White; nursing master’s student Tina Goodpasture; and Marva Price, director...
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Emily Rotberg, a senior, has been awarded one of twelve scholarships from the Overseas Press Club Foundation. The scholarship, which includes a $2,000 cash award and a weekend in New York,...
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Rusesabagina: survivor of a country divided by hate. Jon GardinerPaul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan hotel manager whose story was the basis for the film Hotel Rwanda, captivated a packed Page Auditorium...
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H Armstrong RobertsAltruism describes the tendency of people to act in ways that put the welfare of others ahead of their own. But why do they do this?The answer is unclear, says Dharol Tankersley,...
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Universal themes: love and drama. Les ToddImperialism, racism, forbidden love, and conflict in Central Asia were played out onstage in The Great Game, a Theater Previews at Duke production that...
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In the U.S., immigrants are often blamed for decreasing wages and lost employment opportunities, or, in some cases, characterized largely as unskilled workers who necessarily fill the low-wage,...
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Chris HildrethDuke Chapel’s original organ, built and installed in 1932 by the Æolian Organ Company, will be removed and reconditioned over the next eighteen months before being reinstalled in late...
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Knowledge in the Service of Society—a central theme of Duke’s newest strategic plan—was the topic of a half-day, four-panel conference in February at the Doris Duke Center. More than 150 students,...
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Solaris mission: Intelligence sought on a faraway planet. © KINO INTERNATIONALPopular science fiction and critically acclaimed “art” cinema are generally considered to be at opposite ends of the...
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Departing dean: Schlesinger heads north for new professional horizons. Chris HildrethWilliam H. Schlesinger, dean of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, has been named the...
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Irwin Kremen collages: Right Now, top; I a Villema II, bottom. Les ToddIrwin Kremen, an assistant professor emeritus of psychology, is known almost as well for his art as for the academic career...
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At home in the world: DukeEngage will encourage real-world immersion experiences, such as the popular Hart Fellows program. Hart Fellow Yazan Kopty ’06, above, conducting field-based research with a...

Forum

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Peter Agre. Butch UseryYou probably don’t know who I am. And really, there’s little reason you should, despite the pin on my lapel that indicates I’ve received a Nobel Prize.Perhaps the last...
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What joy to read “Gray Matters” [November-December 2006] as I also work for the Kendal Corporation and am intimately involved in another long-term-care innovation—horticultural therapy. Similarly to...

Biblio-file

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Novus Atlas. Recent highly publicized thefts of early maps from Yale University’s Beinecke Library, the New York Public Library, and other libraries by E. Forbes Smiley III have highlighted the...

Campus Observer

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Give me down to there: peace, love, and antiwar anthems staged for a modern audience. Megan MorrThere is something uniquely American, uniquely 1960s, about Hair: The American Tribal Love/Rock...

Syllabus

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Les ToddAs search engines go, Google sets the standard for visual simplicity. While many of its competitors bombard customers with entertainment news and stock prices, Google’s homepage features...

Retrospective

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 Spring fling: May Day activities included, from top, presentation of the May Queen and her court; 1958 May Queen, Elizabeth Hanford Dole; and the traditional maypole dance. Duke University...

Updates

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As a scholar, James D. Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of law, focuses primarily on intellectual-property law.At a Duke Magazine campus forum in 2003, he discussed his work protecting the “...

Alumni Register

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James J. Regan ’02, a sergeant and Army Ranger, died February 9 in northern Iraq from wounds suffered when an explosive device detonated near his vehicle.Regan, who was assigned to the 3rd Battalion...
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True Blue siblings: from left, William H. McGlockton II, Tarshia A. McGlockton, Tamara McGlockton Hill, and Michael A. McGlocktonFor the four McGlockton siblings, Duke has been far more than an...
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Words from the wise: Lessons on etiquette during Career Week break-out sessions. Les ToddThis past summer and fall the Duke Alumni Association reached out to young alumni through a series of focus...
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Comparing notes: Junior Erica Perez sharesthoughts with fellow Career Week participant. Les ToddHundreds of alumni attended Career Week 2007 to offer—and, in some cases, to look for—jobs,...
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What advice do you have for a dual-career couple when one loses a job?When you first become a dual-career couple, you typically spend countless hours deciding important questions: Where do you want...

Between the Lines

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Peter Agre knows his science, and you would expect that of a Nobel Laureate in chemistry. He also knows issues, like stem-cell research, that straddle the realms of science and public policy. Agre...

Sports

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Jon GardinerMembers and fans of the No. 1-ranked women’s basketball team celebrate February 25 after defeating No. 4 North Carolina in Cameron Indoor Stadium, in the final game of the team’s...

Books

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Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries By David Carrier. Duke University Press, 2006, 328 pages. $22.95, paper.In this intriguing study, David Carrier brings a...
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The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball By John Roth ’80. Duke University Press, 2006. 438 pages. $34.95. N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum, where Duke has played more games than any other arena apart from...

Q&A

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Goss: framing gun violence as a public-health problem. Megan MorrWhile a master’s candidate at Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Kristin A. Goss M.P.P. ’96 completed a consulting...

Student Snapshot

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Ben Abram, architect for intellectual gatheringsLes ToddIt’s a long story, actually, how Ben Abram came to invite Winston-Salem rapper Se7en to dine at the Washington Duke Inn last fall and to speak...

Gallery

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Head of a King mid-12th century Abbey Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris. Carved limestone 9 7⁄8 inches tall Brummer Collection of Medieval and Renaissance ArtHead of a King is one of three...