Mar - Apr 2010

Illustration by Alex Williamson
Has it really come to this?In the high-stakes arena of college athletics, prospective basketball recruits can be as young as twelve years old. Other... Read more
Herodion unveiled: the tunnels, baths, corridors, and courtyards of an ancient administrative center. Photos by David Blumenfeld
In front of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a cluster of Duke students consulted a good book—if not exactly the Good Book—as one of them... Read more
On Feburary 7, 2009, the Duke men's basketball team pulled off an astounding comeback against the University of Miami Hurricanes, rallying from... Read more
From the actors on the screen to the agents, cinematographers, and special-effects experts who make them look good, the entertainment industry is... Read more

Mar - Apr 2010

Departments

Gazette

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In April, the thirteenth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will bring up the curtain on numerous documentary-film premieres—and a new executive director.Deirdre Haj, an experienced...
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Labor advocate: Huerta praised role of unions in pursuit of economic justice. Megan MorrOrganized-labor activist Dolores Huerta issued a call to activism at Duke Chapel during the university's...
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Step right up: research on the move. Megan MorrNatural disasters, union picket lines, and even the North Carolina State Fair are all rife with opportunities for social-science research. But they...
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Creative focus: Mark digging for ginseng roots in the hills behind Olive Branch, Illinois, spring 1986. Cedric ChatterleyAn exhibition occupying the two galleries at the Center for Documentary...
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Room to grow: Measuring height of orphan in Tanzania. Chris HildrethThe conventional wisdom among children's rights groups is that orphaned or abandoned children ought to be raised in a family...
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The shootings at Fort Hood, the uncovering of numerous bombing plots, and the discovery of five young men from the U.S. trying to join the Taliban in Pakistan marked a year filled with news of...
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In January about eighty undergraduates returned to campus before the spring semester for the inaugural Winter Forum. The two-and-a-half day Conference was founded to stimulate serious discussion on...
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Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of law, has been appointed the Federal Communications Commission's first Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is spending the spring semester in...
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CHESNOT/SIPA/APThe Duke community is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti that resulted from January's devastating earthquake. In the weeks following the disaster, students, faculty and...
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  Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. security officials have worried about the possibility of a nuclear or radiological "dirty bomb" exploding in a highly populated area. In...
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On the road: Terry Sanford on the campaign trail for governor, May 1960. Courtesy North Carolina Division of Archives and HistoryTerry Sanford Hon. '86—North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, Duke...
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Traditional chemotherapy drugs are often given in combination to increase their effectiveness, but doctors and medical researchers have struggled to implement new targeted cancer drugs in the same...
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Lost worlds: detail from Liu Xiaodong’s Hotbed. Courtesy Nasher Museum of ArtThe Three Gorges Dam, a massive hydroelectric project on China's Yangtze River, caused widespread population displacement...
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New beginnings: Cunningham, right, with principal Dorcas Oyugi at WISER opening. Caroline Whistler ’08The Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research, or WISER, the first all-girls...
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Samuelson: influential economist. Life MagazinePreeminent American economist Paul A. Samuelson, who died last year, was known for combining modern microeconomics with Keynesian macroeconomics, and...
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This year, more than 2,000 students applied for early-decision admission to Duke's Class of 2014, an increase of 31 percent over last year's figures. The high number of early-decision applications...
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Visual op-ed: Nick Anderson’s Wilting in the Heat, 2008. Courtesy Nasher Museum of ArtAn exhibition exploring the historical significance and impact of political caricature opened at the Nasher...
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Asian expansion: Brodhead signs formal agreement for new campus in China.Courtesy Fuqua School of BusinessDuke will be putting down roots in Kunshan, China, a move that is meant to advance the...

Biblio-file

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A.F. Elliot, "Journal of tours of duty in West Africa," unpublished manuscript with drawings, watercolors, and photographs. 1866-1879. Les ToddSurgeon Major A.F. Elliot M.R.C.S, a British physician...

Mini-profiles

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 Mark Lazarus, an independent-film producer, finds enchantment in screenplays. Not every one ever written. Not even every one he reads. And he reads hundreds until, like an archaeologist on a dig,...
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Rejane CytackiWhen Melissa Camardo and Jennifer Gordon were growing up, neither had an inkling that they would one day become Roman Catholic nuns. Even though both had grown up in households...
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Julie SkarrattThe business world has changed dramatically since Mia de Kuijper left her native Holland in the mid-1970s to pursue a major in economics from Duke. And de Kuijper, author of the book...

Forum

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Forum Duke Re-dedicatedI applaud the university for re-dedicating the campus war memorial ["Memorializing Duke's War Dead," January-February 2010]. As a Duke graduate who is currently serving in the...

Campus Observer

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Patient patient: A mannequin endures endless poking and prodding as nursing students encounter a range of real-life simulations during their clinical training. Jared LazarusImed Hamed is having a...

Syllabus

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Sam Wells remembers distinctly what it feels like to be a university student wrestling with an acute awareness of the world's inequalities. As an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, he had a...

Retrospective

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Making the grade: Trinity College Class of 1904. Duke University ArchivesThe Office of Undergraduate Admissions reports that more than 26,400 high school seniors applied for admission to Duke's...

Updates

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 Rachel Weeks '07 launched her ethical fashion company School House in April 2009 during Reunions Weekend at Duke. Less than a year after Duke Stores became the first retailer to carry her...

Between the Lines

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There's a Duke characteristic that Richard H. Brodhead noted when he was introduced as president six years ago. While Duke is a place that wraps itself in the traditional garb of neo-Gothic and...

Alumni Register

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O’Barr: intellectual landscape architect. Chris HildrethJean O'Barr taught her first class at Duke in 1969, when women's studies was just beginning to be recognized as an academic discipline. Four...
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When the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) began planning the inaugural kickoff for the newly created Duke Entertainment, Media, and the Arts Network (DEMAN), organizers expected about fifty people to...
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Wish you were here: Young alumni and friends gather in Tiananmen Square in front of entrance to Forbidden City. Courtesy Duke Alumni AssociationThe Duke Alumni Association's (DAA) programming for...

Sports

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And many more: Krzyzewski and junior guard Nolan Smith share a laugh during 1,000th game celebration in Cameron. Megan MorrThis February's basketball game against the University of Maryland marked...
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(2) Duke 95(4) UNC 81After Carlos Boozer '03 went down with a foot injury against Maryland in the regular season's penultimate game, Coach K reinvented the Blue Devils for their showdown with the...

Books

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The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography by Katherine Harmon '82. Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. 256 pages. $45.   In her timely offering, Katherine Harmon explores the...
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The Global Game: Writers on Soccer. Edited by John Turnbull '85, Thom Satterlee, and Alon Raab. University of Nebraska Press, 2008. 316 pages. $19.95.Turnbull has assembled essays and poetry by...

Full Frame

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When the television is on, it generates heat; similarly, when someone sits on a sofa, her body heat is transferred into the cushions. Tiny amounts of flame-retardants incorporated in these common...

Q&A

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Not so fast: Leaders from five countries, including Bolivia's Evo Morales, above left, and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, center, refused to consent to accord; protestors, above right, demonstrated...

Student Snapshot

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Taking on the state: Edwards, center, looks on as her lawyers Dwight Drake, right, and Dick Harpootlian, left, respond to questions at a press conference about her case against Mark Sanford. Mary...

Gallery

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Demolition (Ping'an Avenue Beijing) 1999, Zhang Dali, China. C-Print. 35 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches Purchased with funds provided by the Lori ('79) and David ('88) Arthur Fund for Asian Art.Courtesy Nasher...