May - Jun 2005

Photobooth boosters: Lower right corner,Pike, left, and Dipersia
Last January, Mark Pike '04 and Blaise Dipersia '03, friends and former roommates, became co-proprietors of a model 21T color photo booth. The booth... Read more
Levittown: post-war boomer birthplace
Seth Grossman '71 attended Duke during the era of student unrest, joined the National Guard to avoid the draft, and went on to make a living as a... Read more
Battle ready: boarding charter for desert duty. Thomas Clapham
On a cold, clear March morning, eight Duke seniors file into a basement room in the West Duke Building. They are typical students, indulging in... Read more
Site detectives: Cabeza, left, and LaBar. Jim Wallace.
Take a journey back into the most vivid memories of your life. For me, there's the terrifying childhood attack by a deranged rooster; the gut-roiling... Read more

May - Jun 2005

Departments

Gazette

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 Winners three: Chandler, left, Hwang, and Blair.Jim Wallace.Three Duke undergraduates were awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for their achievements in the sciences, mathematics, or...
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 Wells: new accent in chapel pulpit.Chris Hildreth.The Reverend Canon Samuel Wells, Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark's Church in Cambridge, England, will become dean of Duke Chapel on August 1. Wells...
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 The DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy became the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy in March, a change that center...
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The Pratt School of Engineering and Saudi Arabia's Effat College, a privately funded women's college, will collaborate on the first undergraduate engineering curriculum for women in Saudi Arabia....
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 In discovering that monkeys will "pay" in fruit juice to see images of other monkeys, neurobiologists Michael Platt and Robert Deaner have discovered a highly useful animal model for studying...
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 Thanks to a structure called the vomeronasal organ in the nasal cavity, many mammals can "talk" to one another via pheromones that influence mating and other behaviors. Because humans lack such an...
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 Speaking at Duke Law School in March, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Daniel Ayalon, said that Israel seeks peace with all its neighbors. He went on to describe peace as more than just a strategic...
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  Photo:Lois GreenfieldBill T. Jones, above, whose troupe, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, will perform on campus July14-16 at the American Dance Festival, was named the 2005 winner of the...
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 Jim Wallace.Central Campus is neither central nor a campus, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask likes to say. Now, Duke officials are planning to turn that space into something more true to its...
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 James H. Semans, a professor emeritus of surgery at Duke, who combined a career as a leading medical scientist and physician with a passion for the arts and charitable causes, died at his Durham...
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 Duke's board of trustees approved a 5.1 percent increase in tuition, fees, and room and board for undergraduate students in the coming academic year. Trustees also approved a 7.7 percent increase...
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 Sampling soil and water: Richardson with Marsh ArabsAmong the many tragedies of Saddam Hussein's reign over Iraq was the draining of the ecologically rich Mesopotamian marshes--sometimes identified...
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 Noël Bakhtian B.S.E. '05 has received a 2005 Winston Churchill Scholarship to conduct graduate study for a year at the University of Cambridge in England.Bakhtian, who is from Fort Myers, Florida,...
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 At ultralow temperatures, matter plays exotic physical tricks that fascinate physicists and offer insights into its fundamental nature. At 50 billionths of a degree above absolute zero (about -460...
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 The first book cracked by Duke's Class of 2009 will be The Kite Runner, the fictional story of a young Afghan boy who is raised by his father in Kabul until they flee Afghanistan and end up in...
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 Crows make tools, pigeons can discriminate cubist from impressionist styles of paintings, and parrots can understand the meanings of words and carry on conversations. Despite all these findings by...
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 Lemurs' boss: Yoder and her new chargeTwenty-five years ago, as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anne Yoder toured the Duke Primate Center. A self-described...

Forum

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 Roland Ph.D. '74 is a history professor at Duke. This is adapted from an essay he wrote for Duke University Libraries(Spring 2005) It don't mean nothin'." So said countless American soldiers in the...
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Paper DebateI'm a bit mystified why an ownership change at Durham's newspaper would be something to be addressed in Duke Magazine ["Gargoyle," March-April 2005], but, granting that's reasonable, I'm...

Gallery

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 If advertising is to fulfill its purpose by selling, and selling economically, it must be ... scientifically prepared." So begins Sam Meek's blue book, a scrapbook that documents the development of...
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  Perfect PectoralNecklace, A.D. 1000-1534, shell, probably sea clam, Ica culture, South Coast, Peru 18 inches x 15 inches. Gift of Charles A. Dukes '29 and his wife, Aurelia A. DukesShell was...

Campus Observer

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 Listen and repeat: language-lab life.Les Todd.Polish your tones!" Carolyn Lee, professor of Chinese, reminded her class. Usually, it is all Mandarin, all the time, with Lee, but these were...

Syllabus

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 While conducting research for his doctoral dissertation, graduate instructor John Bauschatz discovered that, contrary to what many modern historians have taught, "there was actually a sophisticated...

Mini-profiles

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At age fifty-seven, Donna Cohen has a number of credentials she could boast about. A scientist, educator, and clinician, Cohen has testified before Congress, published ten books, and written more...
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 As a child, Bruce D. Lund was fascinated by designs in the living world--the whorl of petals on a clematis or the pyramidal shape of a conifer. So perhaps it was only natural that he pursued a...
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Jon GardinerCrouching outside the doorway, just out of view, Fred Brooks takes a deep breath, then bursts through the door. He dodges spurts of imagined machine-gun fire as he zigzags across the...

Retrospective

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In 1949, Duke students made national news with a boycott of campus buses. They declared October 17 "Shoe Leather Day" to protest a hike in the campus-bus fare from a nickel to three tokens for a...

Updates

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 "Tweet Mystery of Life," Duke Magazine, July-August 1994 (view the original article) Jon GardinerIn 1994, Duke Magazine's science editor, Dennis Meredith, wrote about Stephen Nowicki's research on...
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Tweet Mystery of Life(Originally published in the July-August 1994 issue) To fathom the intricacies of bird song, a Duke zoologist has concocted experiments using paraphernalia that range from the...

Alumni Register

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 Duke Magazine was awarded a gold medal in the category Periodical Staff Writing, and silver and bronze medals in the category Best Articles of the Year, by the Council for Advancement and Support...
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Simon: Off to campSaquita Simon, a sixth-grader at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Washington, had never paddled a canoe or sailed a boat or sung songs around a campfire. Last summer, she got to...
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 Gathering in early March for its annual winter meeting, the board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) spent most of the weekend engaged in strategic planning, after hearing from the...
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 © Andreas F. Voegelin, Antikenmuseum Basel and Sammlung Ludwig Dynasty 18, Reign of Tutankhamun 1323-1322 BCEKing Tut's treasures are returning to the U.S. this summer, and the Duke Club of...
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Everyone tells me that once you leave Duke, the best way to get a job is through networking, but what does that really mean?Conventional wisdom tells us that more than 80 percent of all openings...

Between the Lines

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 Iraq is not Vietnam, and today's college generation is not the Vietnam-era generation of war protesters. (Of course, there's no Vietnam-era draft threatening to sweep them up.) This spring's most...

Sports

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Scrumming: the fight for possession. Les Todd.Blood spills onto the freshly cut grass. While one player has been knocked unconscious, another pulls himself out of the game on the verge of...

Books

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  Pelican and Pelicant By Sarah Froeber '68. Illustrated by Kim Mosher. Toucan Press Inc., 2003. 35 pages. $17.99.The following is a collection of reviews by members of Sandi Graham's fifth-grade...

Q&A

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Sloan: the injustice of caps. Les Todd.The U.S. spends $1.65 trillion a year on health care--15 percent of its gross domestic product. The culprits, says President Bush, are large medical...

Student Snapshot

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 Photo: Les Todd.Pro-choice? Yes. Pro-abortion? Not really," wrote Sarah Zaman on the opinion page of The Kansas City Star last February. "This isn't just a question of terminology--this is how some...