May - Jun 2011

The secret of his success: Hood and her boss—and foundation namesake—Michael J. Fox. Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times/Redux
 [caption]One step at a time: Under Hood’s leadership, the Michael J. Fox Foundation has worked to change how medical research works.Laura... Read more
What might have been: an unofficial architectural rending of Nixon museum. University Archives
 In the last Sunday in August 1981, The New York Times Week in Review section captured a controversy in its headline, “Nixon Library: Duke’s... Read more
You remember it, don’t you? That exhilarated, exhausted, can’t-believe-it’s-over feeling you had when you realized your undergraduate college... Read more
Revolution, continued: Two months after Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office, tens of thousands of Egyptians crowded Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand his prosecution. Associated Press
 It started with a vegetable vendor. That last insult and last extortion by a Tunisian municipal official was too much for twenty-six- year-old... Read more

May - Jun 2011

Departments

Biblio-file

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 Very few Hebrew manuscripts survive from the period between the Dead Sea Scrolls of the first and second century C.E. and the Aleppo Codex of the tenth century. Duke is fortunate to hold twenty-...

Forum

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   More Doris • Hoof 'n' Horn Memories • Tales of the Throne • Unions and Poverty More Doris I was disappointed that the article on Doris Duke [January-February 2011] did not mention the furor in...

Campus Observer

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 Now hear this: The Bad Plus—Iverson, Anderson, and King, from left—work through a graduate-student composition.Les ToddEleven-thirty in the morning. Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson are standing by...

Syllabus

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 German philosopher Immanuel Kant’s 1781 masterwork on the nature of knowledge, Critique of Pure Reason, has a longstanding reputation for frustrating readers with its dense style and the intricacy...

Retrospective

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 New edition: The Gothic moved to its current Bryan Center location in the early 1980s.University Archives Today’s students have access to books in a variety of formats and delivery options ranging...

Alumni Register

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 Duke alumnae are high-powered executives and stay-at-home moms, graduates of the Woman’s College and members of Generation Y. Regardless of their life and career paths, alumnae across the country...
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 Fragile beauty: hiking across the volcanic soils from Neptune’s Window to Whalers Bay inside the caldera of Deception IslandDave Johnston Ph.D. ’04For two weeks this past January, we took an...
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 University ArchivesFor more than a century, The Chronicle has seen itself as the first and best source of independent news and analysis about the Duke community and as a training ground for...
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 International connections: BBC Radio journalist Marco Werman ’83, left, moderates a video conference session; right, an exhibition highlighted the university’s global vision.Megan Morr The world...

Between the Lines

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 Thirty years ago, the campus was consumed with a planned presidential library, a project that would document (or embellish) the legacy of Richard Nixon LL.B. ’37. Duke’s new opening to China—...

Good Question

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 One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons shows a guy in outdoor garb with a rifle strapped over his shoulder, sitting at a bar and having friendly drinks with a deer on the barstool next to him. The...

Mini-profiles

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 John BarabinoNo matter how loving and supportive a parent may be, learning that a child is gay or lesbian can come as a shock. To help parents process the news, David Huebner, an associate...
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   Joe GironVanessa Rousso never met a challenge she couldn’t ace. She began investing successfully in the stock market as a teenager, was class valedictorian and debate-team star in high school,...
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   Courtesy Everette JamesEverette James has spent his life combining a career as a radiologist with a personal interest in collecting art. As professor and chair of Vanderbilt University Medical...

Gazette

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  Even though the American Tobacco Company and Liggett & Myers have closed, tobacco’s presence in Durham endures. Former cigarette factories have been repurposed into vibrant, mixed-use spaces...
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 Philip Bennett, the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of journalism and public policy, will join the PBS investigative documentary series Frontline in the newly created role of managing...
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“Going Global,” Duke Magazine, September-October 2010Though geographically distant, Duke Kunshan University became a more and more familiar theme this past semester: Construction of the 200-acre...
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  Moving: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will reconstruct D-Man in the Waters at ADF.Lois GreenfieldFor more than forty years, Charles L. Reinhart has served as director of the American...
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  Captured: image from Lowy’s night-vision photos taken in Iraq.Benjamin LowyBenjamin Lowy, a war and feature photographer, has won the fifth Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book...
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  Tragic inspiration: Reich used 9/11 as an artistic starting point.Alice ArnoldAs part of Duke Performances’ “Inventors” series that spotlights innovative American artists, Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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  Modern view: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Tambourine. Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art In its first five years, the Nasher Museum of Art has focused on modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis...
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 Renewed purpose: yesterday’s water tower, tomorrow’s generator.HyTower Energy Storage, an idea for a company that would make electrical generators out of abandoned water towers, won the eleventh...
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 Islamic society flourished for much of its first half-millennium, but today, Muslim economies worldwide lag behind the West in many basic ways: There are few large private companies and...
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  In it for the long haul: Capuchins are among primates with lengthy life spans.For many years, it was thought that humans, with our relatively long life spans and access to modern medicine, aged...
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  New home for chimp observations: Jane Goodall and Duke’s Anne Pusey with decades of research collected at Gombe, Tanzania.Megan MorrJane Goodall began observing chimpanzees in Tanzania in 1960,...
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  Past due: Built in 1927, Baldwin Auditorium is slated for major improvements.Jon GardinerAn $80 million gift from The Duke Endowment will be used to renovate Baldwin and Page auditoriums and...
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  Dive and parry: championship student-athletes Johnston, Ward, and McCrory, from left.Jon GardinerDiver Abby Johnston, a junior, won the national championship three-meter springboard, her first...
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 The Roney Fountain, which stood on East Campus for more than a century, was moved to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens early this year, where it has been installed as the new centerpiece of the Mary Duke...
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  Rushdie: novelist, storyteller, fatwa survivor.Megan MorrLeon Botstein, music director of the American Symphony Orchestra and longtime president of Bard College, in the Rare Book Room in Perkins...

Books

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 Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It by Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber ’84. University of California Press, 2011. 368 pages. $...

Q&A

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 Nancy MacLean Arts & Sciences Professor of historyMegan MorrIn March, the Wisconsin state legislature passed a bill—later signed into law by new Republican Governor Scott Walker—severely...

Gallery

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 Red-Figure Calyx Krater, Attic, c. 450 B.C.E. Attributed to the painter Polygnotos. Ceramic. 18 ½ x 18 ½ inches. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans.Calyx kraters are large vases with low handles...