May - Jun 2004

Family portrait: Kinnata, Kirannata's brother, with wife and son
While making the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola watched as his lead actor suffered cardiac arrest, the cost of his sets... Read more
Who is sorry now? Just about everyone, it seems.[caption]Illustration by Philippe Lechien/ Morgan Gaynin Inc.[/caption] Pete Rose is sorry he... Read more
Science is really funny, observed a boy in Liane Carahasen's fourth-grade class at Hillandale Elementary School in Durham. He giggled at the "oops"... Read more
Photo: Les Todd
On a late summer's afternoon, Harry Davidson gets a call in his office. A prospective student is visiting Duke with his family. He's interested in... Read more
Learning to talk the language is no cakewalk: executives confront a "polymerase chain reaction and gel electrophoresis" experiment. Photo: Les Todd
Peter Jensen doesn't pretend to be a biotech expert. Although he works for a major pharmaceutical firm, Merck & Co., Inc., in Whitehouse Station... Read more

May - Jun 2004

Departments

Gazette

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Duke has suspended renewal of its trademark license contract with Lands' End, citing complaints about labor practices at an apparel factory in El Salvador that produces clothing bearing Duke...
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Many Duke female undergraduates and alumnae say their self-confidence suffered in college, according to the Women's Initiative Steering Committee report released last fall. Graduates of the Woman's...
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Sitting in a dark theater cut off from a bright February afternoon on East Campus, scraggly freshmen and earnest adults aren't sure what they're in for. The white audience members look at their blue...
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Duke athletics has established a new scholarship endowment honoring outgoing university president Nan Keohane with an endowment fund to provide scholarships for female athletes.The Nannerl O....
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The Duke Endowment has awarded more than $20 million to the university to support a number of priorities, including an expansion of the School of Nursing and its programs, the growth of...
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The more children a person has, the greater the risk he or she will become obese, according to a new study at Duke Medical Center. The research appears in the January-February issue of the Journal...
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DukePass, a Web portal aimed at keeping students informed and organized online, was launched in February as a pilot program. Developed collaboratively with undergraduates, DukePass features...
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The board of trustees, meeting in February, adopted guidelines for investing the university's resources in a socially responsible manner. Trustees agreed to a process for responding to requests for...
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The following is excerpted from an interview on WUNC radio's news/talk program The State of Things, which aired February 11. Frank Stasio was the host.Do the big networks, the cable television...
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Ralph Snyderman, chancellor for health affairs, was named the inaugural recipient of the Bravewell Leadership Award in November by the Minneapolis-based Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative...
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 Space-place model: footprint, in white, of expanded plaza and commons. Photo: Hargreaves Associates  The West Campus Student Center Plaza and Commons, designed to replace the Bryan Center walkway,...
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Madam Secretary: speaking at graduation Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the commencement address on Sunday, May 9. When sworn in on January 23, 1997, Albright became...
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 Panel on politics: from left, Lange, Van Alstyne, Munger, Schlesinger, Adcock, and Davidson. Photo: Jim Wallace Controversy erupted after the Duke Conservative Union (DCU) published a full-page "...

Forum

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Johannesburg is an easy place to be American. It feels familiar. Radio stations play the same hits. Movie theaters run recent Hollywood films. The amenities and comforts are all here (minus good...
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Football Fervor The letters you printed about the July-August 2003 article on football were certainly not representative of my point of view, nor that of any alumnus I know. Of course, I don't run...

Gallery

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Zygfryd and Helene Wolloch of New York commissioned a Passover Haggadah in 1981 in memory of their parents, who died in the Holocaust. What began as a personal tribute was soon recognized as an...
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Harbor of SevilleSamuel Colman1865Oil on canvas34 1/2 x 54 1/2 inchesMuseum purchase, 2002 In this romantic view of the Harbor of Seville (1865), American landscape painter Samuel Colman has...

Campus Observer

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In early February, reverends, pastors, deacons, and other members of the clergy across the nation heard a call. Not from God, but from Kristin Clark and A.J. Thomas, M.Div. students, and a few of...

Syllabus

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When it comes to the "Word of God," is a typo really a typo? According to Melvin Peters, a religion professor who, for twenty years, has taught Religion 100, "What you find when you examine the Old...

Retrospective

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Counter culture: from the early Forties, top, to the late Seventies Those of us who attended Duke between 1916 and 1982 have fond memories of a burger, milkshake, or cherry Coke served by "Mama...

Updates

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Nearly a decade ago, Grant Hill '94 had already done it all--three-time All-American at Duke, two national titles, and, as a Detroit Piston, N.B.A. Rookie of the Year--and yet he'd hardly begun....

Books

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Reading List We asked professors from the English department: What are some of the most underrated works of literature?Lecturer Christina Askounis nominates the novels Barren Ground, Vein of Iron,...
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Voice of America: A History By Alan L. Heil Jr. '57. Columbia University Press, 2003. 544 pages. $37.50In this age of satellite radio and TiVo, Internet video and digital cable, it is difficult to...

Alumni Register

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I'm a lawyer who's never "taken" to the legal profession. Can I look forward to other career options?A quick survey of the lawyers who returned for Duke's first Career Week last year demonstrates...
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Hi, great to see you. Hello. Nice to see you. Is that the Red Sox on your hat there? Great. Tell me, what is it you'd really like to get out of this, like to learn?"Work watch: a week of experts,...
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Stepping down: alumni director Funderburk. Photo: Jim Wallace Laney Funderburk '60, associate vice president for alumni affairs and development and director of the Office of Alumni Affairs, is...
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 Leadership lineup: President Keohane, center, surrounded by DAA presidents, from left, front row, Michele Clause Farquhar '79, Ruth Wade Ross '68, Michelle Miller Sales '78, J.D. '81, R. Ross...
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Robert S. Shepard, director of development, will succeed retiring Duke senior vice president John J. Piva as Duke's chief alumni and development officer, effective July 1. Together, Piva and Shepard...

Mini-profiles

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If you have ever found yourself floundering between "lie" and "lay" or fumbling through a sentence to avoid the wrong choice of "who" or "whom," you can appreciate the magnitude of Margaret...
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Jack ChanceTraffic controller and member of the parking detail sometimes referred to as the "Quad Squad," which polices parking in front of the Chapel; amateur artist and animal lover Describe...
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 Photo: Jim Wallace Denmark is no place for a social lobbyist. That was the thought Paul Holmbeck had when he arrived there ten years ago--after marrying a Danish woman--to find that somebody had...
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As a youngster, I liked to build things. When we went to the beach, I built highway interchanges in the sand." Little did John R. McAdams realize then that his intricate beach designs would become...

Between the Lines

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Exactly twenty years ago, Duke Magazine made its debut. In that first issue, the editors said they would strive to produce a publication that would remain "compelling in its content, striking in its...

Sports

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  Kostanzer: "hot-dog artist" Pauly. Photo: Jon Gardiner On the eve of Duke versus Carolina in Cameron Indoor Stadium, in early March, Paul Kostanzer, the thirty-eight-year-old proprietor of "Pauly...

Student Snapshot

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 Photo: Les Todd Matt Kirwan is not, by appearances, all that unusual. He wears plaid shirts and jeans and a pair of tattered white tennis shoes. His hair is a light red, his skin fair and freckled...
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  Shadow play: courting fun in the sun photo:Jon Gardiner