May - Jun 2002

Secretarial pool: clockwise from top, Bennett, Alexander, Riley, Paige, and Cavazos.
Part of a yearlong celebration of 150 years of teacher preparation at Duke, the summit brought current Secretary of Education Roderick Paige together... Read more
Stan, a virtual patient currently programmed to replicate a truck driver, is in poor health. He's sixty-one years old, overweight, drinks too much,... Read more
MATCH set: charter-school founder Goldstein, left, and Sagan, teacher and philanthropist.
Boston's Media and Technology Charter High School (MATCH) hardly looks like the high-tech secondary school of the future. Housed for now in the upper... Read more
Teacher-san: Crutcher in the center of class.
During my last month in Japan, I bought my first Japanese T-shirt from a store in a crooked alley in Nagoya. The shirt has a die on the front, with... Read more
The roots of teacher preparation and education run 150 years deep at Duke--deeper than the name, deeper almost than the school itself. In 1851, Union... Read more

May - Jun 2002

Departments

Gazette

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 Brass acts: Dorfman and Froot at ADF.Celebrating its twenty-fifth year at Duke, the American Dance Festival will offer eight commissioned works and thirty-nine performances on campus June 6 through...
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 Four Duke students with a record of success in undergraduate research have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which recognize excellence in science, mathematics, and engineering. This year's...
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 In April, Duke mailed acceptance letters to 3,059 top high-school seniors, from every state and dozens of nations, vying for admission to the Class of 2006. The mailing brings the university's...
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 Timothy Pyatt '81, who has directed the nationally known Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, returned to Duke as university archivist on March 1. He...
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 The Academic Council of the faculty has approved new guidelines for relationships between supervisors and employees and between faculty members and students. The Duke policy does not prohibit such...
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 Researchers at Duke Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have found a biochemical pathway in muscle cells responsible for generating many of the...
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 Halfway through a course on modern Arabic literature and culture last fall, Danielle Squires, a senior, made a joke. "Let's go to Beirut," she said. Professor Miriam Cooke responded: "If you write...
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 Hydrologist Gabriel G. "Gaby" Katul of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences was awarded the American Geophysical Union's James B. Macelwane Medal, which recognizes significant...
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 Three Duke historians--John Hope Franklin, Gerda Lerner, and Anne Firor Scott--have been selected to receive the Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Service Award. The three are the...
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 Award-wining journalist and author Tom Wolfe told Duke's newest graduates that, contrary to what many pundits may say, their future is bright. "It's not a jungle out there. It's more of a honeymoon...
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 - Durham Technical Community College President Phail Wynn Jr. and Duke trustee emerita Susan Bennett King '62 were honored for their contributions to the Durham and campus communities at the fifth...
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  Duke Medical Center will receive a gift of $11.5 million from Herman and Ruth Albert of Purchase, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, to create an eye research institute and fund lung cancer...

Gallery

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 Liber Chronicarum, 1493 Text by Hartmann SchedelThe Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library owns a rare copy of the first German edition of the Liber Chronicarum, published in 1493....
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 Test for Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion by Paul Pfeiffer, video triptych: videotapes, three paper screens, projector, metal armature, 2000.In January 2000, the Duke...
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    An afternoon silhouette falls across a corridor at the Social Sciences Building on West.   

Forum

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 Hard Scienc Editors: Georgann Eubanks' article on stem-cell research [January-February 2002]was interesting and comprehensive. The one aspect that did not receive enough attention, I think, is the...
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 After creating a documentary with the Situ family about their experiences with Kevin’s illness, I have compiled a second project with them in an attempt to further explore such a complex issue.At...
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  On Sunday, April 7, the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes ran a rare double-length segment profiling three Duke Brain Tumor Center patients and their medical team, Henry Friedman and Allan Friedman of...
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  At May's commencement ceremony, President Keohane always cites the graduates earning teacher certification. The lives of everyone, she observes, have been touched by teachers in elementary and...
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 Managing Editor, The Advertising and Society Review Research Associate, Cultural Anthropology at Duke since 1993, Ph.D. '99Describe yourself in three words:CenteredDescribe Duke in three words:...
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 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving Duke $30 million to support a new science facility and another $5 million for student life-initiatives, President Nannerl O. Keohane announced at...
  • Hogewood: enlivening high-school history
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. I guess my desire grew out of the fact that I had great experiences with outstanding teachers in the public schools of Charlotte, North...

Mini-profiles

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 It was twilight at the gem bazaar in the bustling south Indian city of Trichy, and Tricia Steele Boutros '00 walked alone down a shadowy alley, peering in the dark doorways. Pedestrians stared, but...
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 While many political "reformers" are basking in the recent triumph of a campaign finance bill in the Senate, Adam Lioz '98 sees the legislation as a step backward--and has been very public in his...
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 Bon Appetit magazine describes Blackberry Farm, a small, luxury resort-hotel in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, as "a haven for hikers and fly fishermen...[and] those who just want to eat well....

Syllabus

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 You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements," wrote British author Norman Douglas. But as associate professor of history Sydney Nathans will tell you, ideals are far from static, and...

Updates

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 Looking to raise the profile of academic integrity issues on campus, a committee of faculty members, students, and administrators is trying to simplify and unify the university honor code and...

Books

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 What do faculty and administrators look forward to reading now that summer's here?Ann Marie Rasmussen, associate professor of Germanic languages and literature, has turned from her "Attending to...
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  Fuqua: How I Made My Fortune Using Other People's Money By J.B. Fuqua. Longstreet Press, 2002. 327 pages. $24.95. ne day in 1935, a seventeen-year-old walked into the local country store from his...
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  The protagonists of Kim McLarin's gutsy new novel, Meeting of the Waters, meet under inauspicious circumstances, near the infamous South Central L.A. corner of Florence and Normandie during the...

Sports

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 -Ranked in the top 20 this season, Duke's women's rowing team finished second in the varsity four at the ACC Rowing Championship; coach Robyn Horner was named ACC Coach of the Year. Crew members...
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 Noble: Kicking a Condition.Scott Noble kicked off his soccer career at Duke with a storybook play: a game-winning goal against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill minutes after being...
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  Two weeks after the tragedies of September 11, Jim Spanarkel ’79 says, he was having problems focusing on his job, his past, or much of anything else. His office, a Merrill Lynch branch in Paramus...
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   Four in a row. A fourth consecutive ACC Tournament championship for the men's basketball team. Four NCAA Tournament games in a row for the women, and a spot in the Final Four.Three stellar...

Alumni Register

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  When the Woman's College merged with Trinity College of Arts and Sciences in 1972, many of its alumnae, and students felt a bit disenfranchised. Where was the sense of closure to an institution...
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 Where else could you throw a three-day affair for nearly 3,300 people that includes season-perfect spring weather and flowers, Friday evening events beneath tents for individual classes, and a...
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  If you were in the right place at the right time, you could sit courtside to watch the Blue Devils play. When the nation's number-one ranked men's basketball team took to the road, alumni affairs...
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 Special-events programming is a big hit among alumni in the field. One recent gathering touched all the bases for fans of the rawhide sphere. "Baseball as America," the first major exhibition...

Q&A

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 Ambassador Jordan: sensitive to Saudis.Fifteen Saudis took part in the attacks on September 11, private Saudi charities reportedly contributed to financing Osama bin Laden, and hundreds of Saudis...

Student Snapshot

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 Although he has no regrets about his choice to go to Duke, Honor Council Chair Dave Chokshi, a junior, readily admits, "My experiences in my first semester at Duke weren't exactly what I was...