Feb. 04, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

Kennedy to speak
CHAPEL HILL — Randall Kennedy, a law professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver a five-part lecture series on the modern history of the civil rights movement at Duke Law School during the spring semester.
The lectures, to be delivered Feb. 13 and 14, March 28, and April 8 and 9, will address the major legislative and legal achievements of the civil rights revolution, including the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act and cases that contributed to symbolic and substantive changes in U.S. law and culture.
All lectures will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Room 3041 and are open to the public. The lecture series also is part of Duke University’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the undergraduate program’s desegregation.
Foreign policy focus of discussion
DURHAM — Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will explore the Obama administration’s decision to focus U.S. foreign policy more on the Asia-Pacific region during a talk Wednesday at Duke University.
The talk, “The Asia Pivot: America’s Destiny and the Future of American Power in the Asia-Pacific,” is free and open to the public, and begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Artist to offer talk
CHAPEL HILL — Los Angeles artist Toni Scott will present her multimedia exhibition “Bloodlines” with a free public talk at the opening reception Thursday at UNC Chapel Hill.
The exhibit will be on display through April 26 at the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The reception and talk will begin at 7 p.m.
Scott’s “Bloodlines” explores real stories of courage, survival and racism through sculpture, painting and digital renderings.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information on the exhibition, call 919-962-9001, email or visit
Students named to dean’s lists
DURHAM — Two local students have been recognized for their academic accomplishments.
Mary Kate Cash of Durham was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the fall semester. Ashley Dellinger, also of Durham, was named to the dean’s list at High Point University for the third semester and received her degree during commencement exercises at the school in December.
Alumni Association honors two
CHAPEL HILL — A pioneering computer science professor and a former law school dean who helped the campus navigate turbulent times at UNC Chapel Hill have been honored with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.
The association’s board of directors presented the awards to Fred Brooks Jr., founder of UNC’s computer science program, and Dickson Phillips Jr., former law school dean and federal appeals court judge.
The award was established in 1990 and honors faculty members who have performed outstanding service for the University or the association.
Haynes receives award
DURHAM — Barton Haynes, the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology at Duke University, will receive the 2013 AAI-Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research from the American Association of Immunologists.
The award, which will be presented in May at the AAI annual meeting, recognizes “significant, sustained achievement in immunology research pertinent to human disease pathogenesis, prevention, or therapy.”
Haynes is director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and leads the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology-Immunogen Discovery, which was recently awarded a $139 million, seven-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Students involved in leadership group
DURHAM — Two students from Durham Tech and two from N.C. Central University are part of the 2013 College Edition class of Leadership Triangle.
Program participants will work on developing personal leadership skills and learn about regional issues that impact communities throughout the Triangle. Participants are selected by school administrators and have a desire to be a student leader, are experienced in community service and volunteerism, and demonstrate an interest in the state of North Carolina beyond their time in college.
The students from Durham Tech are Angela Rae Hipos and Donte Wiggins; from NCCU, students selected were Gaybriel Stubbs and Will Atwater.
Business school offers summer program
CHAPEL HILL — An immersion program designed to develop the business leadership and entrepreneurial skills of undergraduate students from around the world will be offered this summer by UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
The five-week, for-credit program runs June 24-Aug. 2. It includes classroom instruction, guest presentations and networking with leading Kenan-Flagler faculty members and business representatives. Students also will take a weekend trip to Washington.
The application deadline for the program is Feb. 15. For more information, visit
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