Nov - Dec 2004

Blue Devil initiate: speaking at employee reception. Photo:Les Todd
When you enter Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, you come across constant reminders of ancient wisdom and treasured tradition: a painting of Alma... Read more
Dr. Laprade Speaks to Students on WarApril 4, 1917[caption] Photo: University Archives[/caption] In an interesting and instructive lecture... Read more
A pulmonary intensive care unit might be the last place you would expect to find poetry. But it is here, every day."This is a place where 25 percent... Read more
Last spring, freshmen in Alma Blount's public-policy class "Civic Participation and Community Leadership" had to demonstrate what they'd learned by... Read more

Nov - Dec 2004

Departments

Gazette

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Students whose parents are involved in their schooling have higher career and educational goals, according to a new study of middle- and high-school students. And parents' influence on how their...
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Scientists testing gene therapies have found that insinuating a gene into a patient's cells is easy, but persuading it to function properly to correct a disease or malfunction is not.That's why a...
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Over the summer, ninth and tenth graders enrolled in Duke's Talent Identification Program for academically gifted students found out just how talented they really are. Fifteen of the teenagers had...
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Researchers at Duke Medical Center have received a $4-million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study infectious diseases that plague AIDS patients in Tanzania.The grant is...
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Taking advantage of a unique labyrinth of Texas caves festooned with tree roots, Duke biologists have given trees the most exacting root-to-twig physical of their circulatory system yet.The...
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Gerontologists have long recognized that the elderly can have a very different physiology from the young. And among these differences can be bad reactions to drugs that would be perfectly well...
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Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, whose research concentrates on the new field of personalized medicine, is the new director of the Center for Genomic Medicine. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at Boston University...
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Catherine Lynch Gilliss B.S.N. '71, professor and dean of the nursing school at Yale University since 1998, has been named dean of Duke's School of Nursing and vice chancellor for nursing affairs....
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A new internship program is bringing together leading sports enterprises with undergraduate students who demonstrate a strong interest in sports business.In 2004, the program's inaugural summer, ten...
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 Mapping Sandy Creek: Richardson with Duke Forest manager Judson Edeburn. Photo: Jim Wallace Workers are beginning to transform a heavily eroded, silt-clogged stretch of Durham's Sandy Creek into an...
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Two years after transforming human fat cells into what appeared to be nerve cells, a group led by Duke Medical Center researchers has gone one step further by demonstrating that these new cells also...
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Seeing spots: Reed with buckeye butterfly. Photo: Les Todd Elegant patterns on butterfly wings are one of the delightful ornaments of summer. But for scientists, they are also golden opportunities...
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Science nexus: new center, above left, faces engineering school's Hudson Hall. Photo: Chris Hildreth The long-awaited, highly touted Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied...
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The Dust Bowl of the 1930s still resonates in our cultural memory as a tragic, traumatic event. Each dry summer brings the dread of a return of the near-apocalyptic landscape of dust-covered, wind-...
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Susan Bennett King '62, a Duke trustee for more than a decade, died July 22 at Duke Health Community Care hospice after a long battle with lung cancer. She was sixty-four.Reared in Atlanta, King...
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A study by researchers at Duke Medical Center has found a strong correlation between caffeine intake at mealtime and increased glucose and insulin levels among people with type-2 diabetes.Although...
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 Taking a stand: Brodhead at Durham's Judea Reform Congregation. Photo: Les Todd President Richard H. Brodhead reaffirmed that the university has no plans to divest from Israel. Speaking in early...

Forum

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Photo: Les Todd Okay, I admit that I'm hardly a serious sports fan. And my mastery of communications technology is basic at best. So, it was surprising to see my name cascading through the world of...
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Food for Thought I think your low-carb article was great ["The Skinny on the Low-Carb Craze," September-October 2004], but what I don't understand is that if it is important enough to put on your...

Gallery

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 Poems by John KeatsFirst edition, 1817Library purchase, 1985 Among the library's treasures is an inconspicuous volume of poetry titled simply Poems. This lack of pretension belies the inherent...
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 Wild Man, 15th century Red sandstone 40 1/2 by 15 inches Museum acquisi tion, 1966 Tucked among the mostly religious art objects of the Brummer Collection, the figure of the "wild man" offers a...
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Wainwright: zoologist, sculptor, entrepreneur for young artists. Photo: Chris Hildreth From 1991 to 1997, Stephen Wainwright '53, James B. Duke Professor emeritus of zoology and adjunct professor...
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  Return to books, page one >Will: A Novel By Grace Tiffany '80. Berkley Publishing Group, 2004. 416 pages. $21.95.After a first novel written from the point of view of William Shakespeare's...
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 Photo: Les Todd If Duke's student body is celebrated for a spectrum of skin tones and nationalities, it's soon to take on a new dimension.Last August, Richard Vestal Jr., a sophomore transfer...

Campus Observer

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Middle-Eastern managers: Al-Jassim, from Kuwait, left, Al-Khudairy, from Iraq, and Abdeljalil, from Tunisia Photo: Les Todd Sana Abdeljalil, a twenty-six-year-old, fine-featured graduate student in...

Syllabus

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Among its many precious holdings, the Duke Rare Book Room and Special Collections Library has two copies of an especially rare and important book, volume four of Horace Traubel's nine-volume With...

Mini-profiles

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When Christopher Phillips shows up to work, he's the boss--sort of. At his magazine, he's the art director, writer, circulation manager, mail clerk, receptionist, publisher, editor in chief, and...
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 Political pair: Betsy, left, and Patsy Keever Invited to throw out a pitch at an Asheville Tourists minor league baseball game, Patsy Rouzer Keever, a lanky fifty-six-year-old, takes aim. Her fans...
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 Finding diamonds in the rough Adam Grossman was a tee-baller when the journey began, a "baseball odyssey," as he calls it. "When I was seven, my dad and I had this idea that we would visit every...

Retrospective

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 Trinity College: the campus, 1883, above; The faculty, 1878-1879, with President Craven, first row, center, below The Duke of today had its birth in 1838, when the residents of rural Randolph...

Updates

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At the age of twenty-two, Jason Rubell '91, then a fledgling collector of contemporary art, was pondering postgraduation plans to work for a large dealer or in a gallery. But, as he told Duke...

Alumni Register

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 Photo: Les Todd Throughout school, there have been a handful of teachers who have truly changed my academic perspective," wrote a student about her candidate for the Duke Alumni Association's...
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Alumni and friends of the university are recognized annually with Charles A. Dukes Awards for outstanding volunteer service to Duke. The awards, sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association, are named...
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Most of his life, William P. "Bill" Miller '77 has been preparing, unknowingly, for his role as president of the Duke Alumni Association. His late grandfather was a Trinity College graduate. His...
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Team Alumni: Miller, left, new alumni association president, and Wilder, new executive director of alumni affairs. Photo:Les Todd Sterly L. Wilder '83, the director of annual giving for Duke since...
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 I'm looking for increased responsibility and have been offered a job that sounds really interesting and pays more money. The trouble is, it's in a city to which I don't want to move. I'm also about...

Between the Lines

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Since being named president, Richard H. Brodhead has reveled in all things Duke. He's the eager student, the committed scholar, with this new campus as his text. And so he is working...

Sports

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 Howe: Injuries haven't stopped her game. Photo: Jon Gardiner  The sound of women's sports is all too frequently the sound of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear: a quick, loud pop that...

Books

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Ballots and Bibles: Ethnic Politics and the Catholic Church in Providence By Evelyn Savidge Stern Ph.D. '94. Cornell University Press, 2003. 304 pages. $34.95.Too often, writes Stern, "religion...

Q&A

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 Aldrich: "Now you can actually tell Republican candidates from Democratic candidates". Photo: Les Todd  As the presidential campaign season comes to a close, John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University...