Sep - Oct 2005

Nissim Sroussi, a specialist in arid land cultivation and a second-generation Israeli farmer, moved to the Gaza Strip twenty-seven years ago. His... Read more
MoMA moment: Rorschach with Warhol's Campbell Soup Cans, 1962. Chris Hildreth/
My inaugural immersion in art history came, as it has for so many, through a darkened auditorium, a well-exercised slide projector, and an... Read more
Signs of protest: orange settler flags amid Israeli flags. Courtesy of Sroussi family.
Last year, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called for the unilateral withdrawal of all twenty-one Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip by mid-... Read more
In August of 1973, Santiago, Chile, was a city on edge. The national economy was in a shambles, the result of a U.S.-engineered blockade that froze... Read more
The "noble experiment" that provided the Class of 2008 with the latest techno tool/toy is considered successful, depending on whom you ask. Whether... Read more

Sep - Oct 2005

Departments

Gazette

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 James YangInternational science and engineering students play a critical role in U.S. research advances, says a report issued in May by the National Academies. The report stresses the importance of...
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 The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 was enacted by Congress in an attempt to protect consumers by letting them know exactly what it was they were consuming. But a recent study at the...
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 The animated movie Madagascar will be more than summer fun to Duke scientists. Conservation scientist Luke Dollar '95, M.S. '05, who studies the fossa, the island's top predator, sees the movie as...
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 Nine Divinity School students traveled to Mississippi--historically the site of some of the nation's worst racial segregation, despair, and violence--for a ten-week field-education experience this...
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 Duke's Fuqua School of Business launched the Duke Goethe Executive M.B.A. program this summer in Germany. The twenty-two-month program, undertaken in collaboration with Frankfurt University's...
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 Even as the ethical debate rages over the use of stem cells in research, scientists are continuing to discover how understanding such cells can be medically important. Stem cells are immature cells...
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 Duke Health System officials spent the spring and summer dealing with the consequences of a winter mix-up in which hydraulic fluid was confused for detergent and used in the washing of surgical...
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 Survivor: Hybrids have better chancesCourtesy of Everglades National ParkSaving an endangered species means more than just preserving its habitat and waiting for its numbers to recover. Take the...
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 Yektan Turkyilmaz, a Duke researcher from Turkey, was detained at Armenia's Yerevan airport on June 17 on suspicion of smuggling antique books out of the country. Turkyilmaz, a Turkish citizen of...
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 Gifts to the university from 100,031 donors, including 44,938 alumni, totaled $275,815,542 for the 2004-05 fiscal year. The total is an increase of approximately $19 million, or 7.4 percent, over...
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 Barton Haynes, a Duke Medical Center scientist and professor, has been selected to lead the new Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), a consortium of universities and academic medical...
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 Alex HarrisAlex Harris, a professor of the practice of public-policy studies and a founder of the Center for Documentary Studies, has collaborated for five years with Experience Corps, a national...
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 High-energy gamma rays have long been known to emanate from nuclear processes, ranging from terrestrial nuclear power plants to violent explosions in space. Researchers have now detected gamma rays...
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James Yang. Neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his colleagues astounded the world in 2003 with the report that they had induced monkeys to manipulate a robotic arm with brain signals. One major...
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 Coronary bypass surgery is a proven lifesaver for millions of Americans each year, but a nagging problem remains. Some 100,000 of the 1.4 million Americans each year who need such small-vessel...
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 Seven new members of Duke's board of trustees were announced in July by board chair Robert K. Steel '73. Thomas C. Clark '69, Robin A. Ferracone '75, Kenneth W. Hubbard '65, David M. Rubenstein '70...

Gallery

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 Fold-out engraving and a detail from James Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years, 1772, 1773, 1774...
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 Agni funerary heads, terracotta, 7, 7.5, and 8 inches tall. Gift of Ralph and Virginia Neely.Funerary heads were created by the Agni, members of the Ivory Coast's Akan civilization, in memory of a...

Forum

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German LessonIt is always a pleasure to see aspects of German culture featured in your magazine. Your brief appreciation of Winckelmann in the July-August issue [Biblio-file, "Passionate Prose,"],...

Campus Observer

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Mid-century meeting: roommates in the Fifties. Duke University ArchivesThe night after graduating from high school, Duke freshman Brett Jeffries, of Chicago, was chatting on the phone with a friend...

Syllabus

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 Throughout most of Book X of the Republic," says Thomas Ferraro, associate professor of English, the character "Glaucon 'Yes mans' Socrates--except once, where he gets to say, 'So someone like you...

Retrospective

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Color concept: West Campus, a watercolor by Hughson Hawley, 1930.Duke University ArchivesWest Campus seems always to have been in a state of construction. It started in 1924 with James B. Duke's...

Updates

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  "The Green Team," Duke Magazine, May-June 2003In spring 2003, Justin Segall and Anthony Vitarelli, then sophomores, spoke with Duke Magazine about the early successes of their environmental...

Alumni Register

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I'm a mid-level manager who has had five bosses in eight years and an ever-changing set of goals. After seven years of stellar evaluations, I just received a review that convinces me I need to...
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 At its May meeting on campus, the Duke Alumni Association's board of directors unanimously approved changes in the bylaws that increase the DAA president's term from one to two years, keeps one...
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 Economist Fullenkamp: Teacher of the Year.Les Todd.On a first encounter, [he] strikes one as a somewhat eccentric, quirky person. He wears a polka-dot bow tie and suspenders to class, rides a...
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 Farmer with patient: from Haiti to global health careMark Rosenberg © 2002 Partners In Health.All rights reserved.Physician, educator, author, and community activist are just a few of the hats that...

Between the Lines

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A fall 1969 issue of the Duke Alumni Register, the predecessor to Duke Magazine, asked, "Can Duke University Put Down the Legend?" The headline referred to the opening of a new "Art Center"--later...

Mini-profiles

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 Move over, Peter and the Wolf. At a Young People's Concert at New York's Avery Fisher Hall in April, the New York Philharmonic debuted The Roaring Mountain, with storyteller Bill Gordh as...
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By his own reckoning, Armand Singer's teaching career began at age six, when he tugged at the sleeves of his parents' dinner guests to explain why the sun rose in the east and set in the west.Eighty...
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In 1985, fresh out of law school and embarked on a career with a major corporate-law firm, Terri Mascherin began the pro bono work that would lead to the most rewarding, and surprising, moments in...

Sports

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Unsung sports: lacrosse's Danowski, above; golf's Grzebien, below Photos:Jon GardinerUnsung sports: lacrosse's Danowski, above; golf's Grzebien, below Photos:Jon GardinerIt's hard to mistake...

Books

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  Montrose: Life in a Garden By Nancy Sanders Goodwin '58. Illustrated by Ippy Patterson. Duke University Press, 2005. 312 pages. $34.95.Nancy Goodwin's Montrose: Life in a Garden is far more than a...

Q&A

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Rudy: remapping the concept of bordersPhoto:Duke University PhotographyNorth Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has one of the highest immigration rates in the country. Kathy Rudy, noted...

Student Snapshot

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 Jon GardinerJust wanted to let you in on some good news," Ron Sutherland wrote in a recent e-mail note. "Pilot the dog found his first wild pine snake yesterday down at the Sandhills Gamelands! It...
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  Meagan Bode. Jon Gardiner They're climbing--leaping, really--out of overpacked minivans and weighed-down SUVs, eighteen years old and half excited, half scared to death, looking up at the red...