Sep - Oct 2006

It was a spectacle--some self-generated, some audience-generated--when David Horowitz, a New Left agitator in the 1960s turned conservative social... Read more
Shibuya Station, Tokyo: Every day, dusk gives way to a riot of color lighting up whole façades of high-rise buildings filled with department stores,... Read more
Taking account: Arduin answers questions after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announces his $99 billion state budget for 2004-2005. © Ken James/Corbis
 The governor of Florida combines the savvy of a seasoned politician with a sense of humor that would better befit a junior-high student. No one... Read more
I confess to not recalling book titles, authors, and sometimes which books I've read. Patrick Süskind calls this phenomenon "a great forgetting" in a... Read more

Sep - Oct 2006

Departments

Gazette

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Barton Haynes, Frederic M. Hanes Professor of medicine and immunology, has been selected to lead the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), a consortium of universities and academic medical...
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Art in motion: The Rape of the Sabine Women portrays themes of power, longing, aggression, and desire. Daniel TeigeSeveral recent and upcoming exhibitions at the Nasher Museum of Art lean heavily on...
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Silvia Ferrari, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Jonathan Mattingly, associate professor of mathematics; and Tannishtha Reya, assistant professor of pharmacology and cancer biology,...
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Calculating extinction: endangered species such as Asia's Red-crowned Crane are threatened by human activities Stuart PimmHuman activities have caused some 500 bird species worldwide to go extinct...
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When exploring the outdoors, many children are taught the mantra, "leaves of three, let it be"--referring, of course, to poison ivy. With climate change, that caveat could become even more important...
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Macbeth, in balloon crown, and Lady Macbeth, on his right, celebrate with dinner guests preceding the appearance of Banquo's ghost. Megan MorrStudent-run Wendell Theatre Group performs Klownmakbeth...
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Four new members were welcomed this summer to Duke's board of trustees. Brandon J. Goodwin '06 of DeRidder, Louisiana; Thomas M. Gorrie of Pennington, New Jersey; Janet Hill of Great Falls, Virginia...
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Duke has agreed to deposit up to $5 million in the Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) over the next five years. The investment will guarantee affordable financial services for low-income...
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Latinos bring negative stereotypes about black Americans to the U.S. when they immigrate and identify more with whites than blacks, a study of the changing political dynamics in the South finds.The...
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 Simply asking survey participants whether they intend to exercise or use illegal drugs in the near future can result in increases in both behaviors, according to researchers at Duke, the University...
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 Best defense: Willett, bottom, and Parrbottom:© 2006 Rebecca Willett, top:© 2006 Ron ParrStanding atop a thirty-four-foot tower on the Fort Bragg Army base in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rebecca...
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Social commentary: Pomerantz's juxtaposition of Castro's face with images of Guantánamo Bay in an untitled work alludes to the U.S. government's "hypocrisy"Lara Pomerantz '06 says she hopes a mixed-...
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Proven winner: over twenty-one years, Danowski's Hofstra teams compiled a record of 192-123. Brian Ballweg PhotographyJohn Danowski, a national lacrosse coach-of-the-year winner whose teams won...
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Duke Medical Center surgeons have developed a simple scoring system based on five patient characteristics that can predict which candidates for gastric bypass surgery would have the highest risk of...
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George Diebold PhotographyDuke received a record-breaking $341,894,326 in charitable gifts between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006. That total represents gifts received during the 2006 fiscal year....
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Michael H. Merson, an internationally recognized expert in the study of HIV/AIDS and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of public health at Yale University, has been named director of Duke's newly...
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Under one roof: new School of Nursing building. Les ToddOn a late summer day, Jody Clipp, professor and associate dean of research at Duke's School of Nursing, jiggled the door handle of her new...

Forum

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Meeting and greeting: following convocation, President Richard Brodhead and his wife, Cynthia Brodhead, greet students. Megan MorrMen and women of the Class of 2010--the Double Dimes, as my Internet...
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Views from Lacrosse ParentsDuke University is a huge source of pride in our family. I went to Duke and have a son, Robert, who graduated in 2004, and a daughter, Lane, a past member of the women’s...

Gallery

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Historical sheet music The library recently received a significant gift of historical sheet music from the collection of Norma Preston, noted for its extensive coverage of the first half of the...
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An anguished youth crouches, foot upraised, trying to remove a thorn using a grotesquely oversized implement. His expressively contorted posture exemplifies a medieval adaptation of a Classical...

Campus Observer

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Getting goosebumps: Wynkoop, with choir, in Carnegie. Photos © 2006 Frank FournierRodney Wynkoop had been to Carnegie Hall before. As a member of the Yale University Glee Club in the early 1970s, he...

Syllabus

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Zoë KontesImmersion in Greek sculpture, architecture, painting, coinage, vase paintings, and epigraphy from the middle of the fifth century B.C.E. to the second century C.E. helps students discover...

Retrospective

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Duke University ArchivesKilgo Quad tower now has a bell, but early photographs show an empty belfry, indicating that the bell was not installed during the construction of the West Campus.According...

Updates

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With the help of local restaurateurs Maggie Radzwiller '77 and Gary Wein '71, Duke Magazine took readers on a tour of the campus' dining options in the spring of 2000. As the group ate, it pondered...

Mini-profiles

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Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles TimesSiobhan Darrow is no stranger to strife. That's what war reporters do—seek out conflict and share their findings with a global audience that can't get enough. As one of...
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Par for the course: Sparks and co-host Cellini, right, discuss the sand traps and setbacks faced by Big Break contestants. Courtesy of The Golf ChannelStephanie Sparks has golfed professionally,...
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Megan MorrBilly Hall is an artist, musician, and windsurfer. He has worked as an analytical chemist, carpenter, logger, migrant worker, and enzymologist. Through all his career changes, however, one...

Alumni Register

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This summer, on his first international trip since coming to Duke, President Richard H. Brodhead spent two weeks in Asia, visiting alumni and students and promoting collaboration with higher-...
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Mission immersion: Strasburger eager to explore Duke's offerings. Richard StrasburgerRichard Lee Strasburger Jr. says that his decision to attend Duke was based primarily on the university's...
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I've just been told I won't be hired for the sales and marketing position that I really wanted. When I asked the hiring manager why she didn't hire me, she told me she didn't think I was interested...
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Labors of love: Sally and Russell Robinson have created lasting legacies within their hometown, state, and Duke communities. Angus LamondSally Dalton Robinson '55 says that she has been working...

Between the Lines

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There's an interestingly counterintuitive assumption behind the cover story: that American popular culture is no longer uncontested. A critic, consumer, world traveler, and observer of culture,...

Books

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 The Interpreter By Alice Kaplan. Free Press, 2005. 240 pages. $25.In November 1944, in the French village of Plumaudan, the U.S. Army hanged Private James Hendricks for murder and attempted rape—...

Q&A

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McLendon: master recruiter. Les ToddMcLendon: master recruiter. Les ToddThis fall, forty-three new people join a Duke arts-and-sciences faculty increasingly geared toward promoting the university's...

Student Snapshot

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Instrument as voice: the music of Li, left, Lord, and Bishop melds jazz, Latin, rock, and pop. Megan MorrWhen seniors Pulsar Li and Eric Bishop perform together on stage, they seldom make eye...