May - Jun 2009

Chronicling the Substance and Reach of an Ambitious University
In its inaugural issue, May-June 1984, Duke Magazine committed itself to conveying Duke's "intellectual dynamism." If the 1980s constituted Duke's... Read more
Top Tier: 25 Noteworthy Alumni
One publication is interestingly entwined with the history of Duke Magazine—mental_floss, cofounded by 2001 graduates Will Pearson and Mangesh... Read more
Since its launch twenty-five years ago, Duke Magazine has identified itself with the values, aspirations, and intellectual intensity of a great... Read more
Generation Duke
It's striking, and a little disconcerting, that current undergraduates were not even born when Duke Magazine was started. Across the years, though,... Read more

May - Jun 2009

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Duke University Archives
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Duke University ArchivesRemembering the WarThanks so much for an outstanding article on the Dukies who served in World War II ["We Were Soldiers Once and Young," January-February 2009]. I was in...

Gazette

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John H. Dailey, a Durham native who began his law-enforcement career at Duke, returned to the university in April as the new chief of police. Since 2001, he has been assistant police chief at North...
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In a new online collection, video interviews with twentieth-century cultural icons like Louise Nevelson, Oscar de la Renta, Frank Gehry, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close, among others, are now...
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Repose: "Budapest, 2003," from Williams' The Bathers series. Jennette WilliamsJennette Williams, a fine-arts photography instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has been selected to...
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History repeats itself: Andrew Bevan '10 and Page Stephens '09 flirt in Fledermaus, left; Ionesco's Exit the King, below, proves as relevant today as when first performed in 1962. Jianghai HoIn...
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Illustration of a buckyball © Michael Freeman/MedNet/CorbisSpherical carbon molecules known as buckyballs may be able to keep the nation's water pipes clear in the same way clot-busting drugs...
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Duke is launching a suite of new mobile applications that will enable students, visitors, and faculty and staff members to browse the campus events calendar, access campus maps, check live sports...
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In a letter sent to members of the Duke community in early March, President Richard H. Brodhead enumerated adjustments the university will make in the coming months in response to a contracting...
  • Modern moves: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Decadance; ADF/Gregory Georges
Modern moves: Pilobolus dancers perform with chairs in Rushes. Paul B. GoodeDuke and Durham welcome back the American Dance Festival (ADF) this summer. Running June 11 to July 25, this year's season...
  • Welcome to the neighborhood: Muslim community and friends celebrate dedication of center. Les Todd
More than 100 faculty and staff members, students, and members of the Muslim community from Duke and the Triangle gathered in early April for the official opening of a Muslim Life center at Duke.For...
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As more Americans enter old age, they face challenges staying active and healthy. A new drug being studied at Duke has the potential to keep them strong later in life.Capromorelin, a compound...
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Two former colleagues at The Washington Post will be working together again at Duke. Philip Bennett, managing editor of The Post, will join the Sanford Institute's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media...
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Good Humor Bar on Park Avenue (model), 1971, Claes Oldenburg, U.S. Fabric, vinyl, Plexiglas, foam, and polyester. 64 x 31 x 121⁄2 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill III P '04.This recent...
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Over the past five years, top-tier U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies have moved their clinical trials overseas at an accelerated rate, raising questions about ethics, quality control, and even the...
  • An extraordinary man: Franklin inside his greenhouse in 2006. Derek Anderson / The New York Times / Redux
John Hope Franklin, who died March 25 at the age of ninety-four, was a hero to me, a cherished mentor and colleague—but, above all, a person who exemplified what it means to marry scholarship to a...
  • Les Todd
As news headlines continue to focus on the fallout of the economic crisis, Duke's theater studies spring performance of Eugène Ionesco's 1962 play Exit the King could not have come at a more...

Biblio-file

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Work in progress: McCullers' Wedding takes shape. Les ToddNineteen eighty-four was a remarkable year for the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts, which were managed separately at that time in...

Between the Lines

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My lunchtime interview for this editorship—a distant time ago, in 1983, when "dining" and "Durham" hardly belonged in the same phrase—was over a plate of barbecue. To push a metaphor tastelessly,...

Alumni Register

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Laney Funderburk '60, retired associate vice president for alumni affairs and development and director of the Office of Alumni Affairs, received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education...
  • Full circle: At naming of Alumni House in his honor, Forlines, above left, with trustee Steel, traced Duke connections from childhood through undergraduate study to enduring family legacy. Megan Morr
Full circle: At naming of Alumni House in his honor, Forlines. Megan MorrOn a rainy day in late February, Duke's Alumni House was named in honor of John A. Forlines Jr. '39, a former trustee and...
  • Alumni experts: career panel on government, politics, and policy. Jared Lazarus
In a down economy that grows more uncertain with each passing day, the Class of 2009 will face special challenges upon entering the job market after graduation. But at the beginning of the year, the...

In Focus

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Bill BambergerThe recent salmonella scare has raised a specter of fear around the peanut. But, every day, many people face a more common danger: a severe allergic reaction.Wesley Burks has conducted...

Syllabus

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William Chafe. Les ToddIn 1984, American involvement in Vietnam was a mere nine years in the past; the Watergate scandal, only ten; and the social upheavals of the late 1960s, little more than a...

Retrospective

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Picture this: Scrapbook of architectural ideas for Duke includes sketches of buildings from Princeton University, left, and the University of Chicago, center, as well as Brown and Few's itinerary...
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Go behind the scenes of the photo shoots with Chris Hildreth, director of Duke Photography.See the accompanying article "25 on 25" in the 25th Anniversary issue of Duke Magazine.Select a chapter to...