Lifestyles: Schools

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Campus Briefs

NCCU appoints new nursing chair

 

DURHAM – Wanda K. Lawrence has been appointed to serve as chair of the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

Class Notes: Students attend health sciences program

CMA students get real-world summer experience

 

Students at City of Medicine Academy recently had the chance to explore careers in health sciences and get some hands-on experience through the second annual Health Occupations Progression Experiential (HOPE) summer academic program.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Class notes, July 28

  • DPS exceptional children’s facilitator wins scholarship
  • ECHS student chosen for scholar society
  • Schools offer health assessments

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Campus Briefs: Reese News Lab gets grant

CHAPEL HILL -- The Reese News Lab, an experimental media and research project in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, has been awarded $150,000 as part of the Knight News Challenge on Elections for Campaign Hound, a searchable archive and alert service that enables users to monitor political speeches remotely.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

DPS Corner: A new year of turning ‘learning lights’ on

Suddenly, without warning, a new school year began. Last Monday, in fact.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

Classnotes: NCSSM Student honored

Sharon Chen, a junior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, was among the 44 students and 27 teachers from across the country who were recently honored during a ceremony at the White House for outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship.
Chen was the recipient of a President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for her project, “A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste —Part 1.”


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Stephen Hawking to deliver lecture at conference in Sweden

CHAPEL HILL  -- Stephen Hawking will join many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in August for a weeklong conference. Hawking and his colleagues will discuss some of the most complex and mind-twisting topics of our time: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has bearing on their existence.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

Student of the Month: Lauryn McMiller

DURHAM— A trip to France has Hillside New Tech High School graduate Lauryn McMiller excited for her next adventure, attending UNC-Chapel Hill.

 


Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Classnotes: Neal teacher works with STEM program

Neal Middle School teacher Ursela Jones has been selected to participate in the Teachers@Work Program taking place at Fidelity Investments on July 24 and August 10-14. 


Jul. 13, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

Campus Briefs: VGCC offers robotics certificate

HENDERSON -- A new certificate program in robotics and machine design will be offered by Vance-Granville Community College when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17. The certificate is part of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree program, based at VGCC’s South Campus. Students who complete the certificate can also apply those credits to the two-year degree.


Jul. 06, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

CHAPEL HILL -- This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq.


Jul. 06, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

Class Notes: Teachers attend summer institute

Walter Carroll (Early College High School), Tomika Altman-Lewis (Fayetteville Street Elementary) and Harlyn Strongoli (Githens Middle School) have been awarded John Deere Scholarships to attend the 39th Annual SECME Summer Institute at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

UNC Lineberger researchers help map genetic mutations in skin cancer

CHAPEL HILL -- UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The study refined and revealed new molecular sub-groups of patients who could potentially benefit from targeted treatments based on their tumor genetics, and helped clarify the immune system’s role in melanoma.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Class notes, June 23

  • DPS students win full scholarships
  • Perfect attendance
  • Schools offer health assessments

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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.


Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham