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Duke to welcome renowned composer Frank Ticheli to Baldwin...

This November, the Duke University Wind Symphony will welcome renowned composer Frank Ticheli to guest conduct a concert of his own works in Baldwin Auditorium.


Related Topix: Symphony, University of Southern California

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Edible Book Festival provides food for thought

At Duke University's Perkins Library this month, the classics were all there: "The Grapes of Wrap," ''Catsup in the Rye," ''Werthering Heights," ''A Wrinkle in Lime."


Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert

The Chronicle

Me Too Monologues attract freshmen audience with Mini ShowRachel...

Dozens gathered Sunday in the East Campus Coffeehouse for the Me Too Monologues Mini Show, where four students performed monologues submitted anonymously by fellow Duke students.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Medicare No Longer Such A Budget Buster?

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Health Care Policy, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, North Carolina

Financial Times

China attracts slice of global MBA sector

In the past decade China has not only become a magnet for overseas university students, it has also seen the launch of a growing number of management and finance programmes in the English language.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Hong Kong, China Travel, Cornell University, Beijing, China Travel

Medical News Today

Study shows how movement affects hearing

When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

Four vying for GOP nod in 9th Congressional District

Education: B.S., Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., Cell biology, State University of New York at Buffalo; postdoctoral studies in cell and developmental biology, Duke University Four candidates are vying in the Republican primary to be nominated as the challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. William Keating in the 9th Congressional ... (more)


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative William Keating, Stonehill College

Davis Enterprise

Davis Innovation Center team fields questions

Sherry Venezia poses a question to John Hodgson, project director of the Davis Innovation Center, during a community meeting Thursday at city chambers.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Sacramento, CA, UC Davis

Universal Life Church - World Class in Teachings of Ancient Judaism

The history of ancient Judaism , as it is written in Bible, is revealed in the Old Testament course, lead by Professor Amy-Jill Levine from Duke University.


Related Topix: Religion, Judaism, Life, Holidays, Passover, Boca Raton, FL

Chicago Sun-Times

Women at work: Female ministers find obstacles on path to pulpit

Carol Jamieson Brown was in her early 20s when she told her pastor she had answered a call from God to pursue ministry and enrolled in seminary.


Related Topix: Hartford, CT

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Judge: City can look at officer's CHPD file

A judge has allowed lawyers for the city a look at the employment history with another area police force of a former Durham Police Department lieutenant who's now suing the city for wrongful termination.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC


Campus Rape: The Problem with 'Yes Means Yes'

New students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego.


Related Topix: Occidental College, University of Houston, Swarthmore College

National Public Radio

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

A woman walks with orphans at an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Policy makers have long called for orphanages to be taken out of institutions and placed foster families, but one study from Duke University is challenging that notion.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Daily Policy Digest

Grade Inflation Rampant on College Campuses

Grade inflation is a serious problem in colleges and universities, contends Thomas Lindsay in a new report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.


Related Topix: Furman University

The Chronicle

Duke adds LGBTQ-inclusive question to applicationKali ShulklapperA...

A new LGBTQ-inclusive question on Duke's admissions supplement puts the University among the first to explicitly mention sexual orientation and gender identity on its application.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Iowa, Elmhurst College

Express India

How movement affects hearing decoded

Ever wondered why we stop talking and moving altogether when we want to listen carefully to someone? This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements! Indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise to ... (more)


American Thinker

New Wave or Clever Ruse?

Upon the appointment of Omid Safi as director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center in July of 2014, the dean of the university's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences proclaimed that "Duke has a long tradition of extraordinary scholarship in the study of Islam.


Related Topix: Trinity College, University of Rochester, Terrorism, Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Duke faculty to discuss Ferguson shooting

Duke University faculty will participate in a town hall forum on Monday about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Portland Tribune

Live long and squirm

Over countless lifetimes, humans have sought the secret of immortality - or at least how to live a really, really long time.


Fall preview: Mallarm opens with - American Mavericks'

The Mallarme Chamber Players open their 2014-15 season with "American Mavericks," at 3 p.m. Sept.


Related Topix: Durham, NC