Duke’s Wilson wins top bioengineering prize
DURHAM – Blake S. Wilson, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and surgery at Duke University and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, has been awarded the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize.
Two DPS students chosen Coca-Cola Scholars finalist
Keith Beasley, a Hillside High senior, and Inestin Petit-Homme, a Middle College High School senior at Durham Technical Community College, have advanced as semifinalists in a scholarship program sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Q: How can I help mentor a DPS student?
A: That’s a timely question, considering that January is National Mentoring Month, which celebrates how each of us as individuals or groups can work together to support our students as role models, friends, advisors and advocates. There are many different kinds of mentoring relationships. Some mentors sit one-on-one with a child as a friend and confidante. Others work with students from a career perspective, helping children draw a connection between the kinds of work they would like to do after graduation and the academic and social skills they need to develop today.
Duke researchers awarded grants
Durham Public Schools has scheduled Saturday academies to give additional support and instruction to high school students taking biology, Common Core Math I and English II.
Public science café ‘Periodic Tables’ re-launches
UNC community mental health center gets grant
UNC Asheville announces December graduates
Bikes for SCS
TogetherGreen Fellowship awarded
Duke football players visit Creekside
Winter graduation set
Saturday Academies scheduled
A trip to Guatemala last summer sealed the deal for Molly Monsees.
Even though the 17-year-old Northern High School student already suspected that she is genetically programmed to want to help people, that trip cemented her plans to pursue a career in public health or nursing
What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to PICE@dpsnc.net and the Office of Public Information and Community Engagement will connect you to the experts.
DURHAM -- Duke University has named a new director of its Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
By Bert L’Homme
Special to The Herald-Sun
We have a lot of work to do to bring Durham Public Schools and each of our 33,750 students to their fullest potential. There are examples of greatness and innovation across our entire county: students acing Advanced Placement courses, children bent over laptops and tablets in one-to-one technology environments, and elementary children learning Mandarin Chinese or working in Montessori classrooms. What our school district needs to achieve — and will achieve — is consistent excellence in every classroom on every campus.