Want to experience something h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s? Then come to Durham Academy's production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
- Duke University School of Medicine has established a new center for dermatological research named for the late Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, who led the division of dermatology in the 1980s and ’90s and paved the way for its expansion to departmental status. As a researcher, Pinnell shed important light on subjects including genetic diseases, the biology of collagen, and the processes by which exposure to the sun causes accelerated aging of the skin. A pioneer in the discovery and development of topical antioxidants to prevent and repair such damage, he was a founding scientist and chief medical adviser for science-based skin care company SkinCeuticals.
Dr. James Abbruzzese, a leading expert in the clinical study and treatment of pancreatic cancer, has been named chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and associate director for clinical research at the Duke Cancer Institute.
Helping to ensure that students are fluent readers, area elementary schools are thinking outside the box to help develop a love of reading.
You would never know from talking to Ariadna Mishel Gomez Cespedes, the president of several clubs and advocate for Latino youth, that she was ever shy.
As she talked about her involvement with the Latino Ambassadors program at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, the excitement and passion in her voice was evident.
She was tasked with designing a launcher, a transfer mechanism and an orbit well. Eiley Hartzell-Jordan did this so well that she won first place in the Gravity Design Challenge.
- Dr. Cynthia A. Toth, an ophthalmology professor at Duke Eye Center, was named the 2013 recipient of the Award of Merit in Retina Research from the Retina Research Foundation.
During the past month I have tried to spend two days a week visiting our schools and seeing for myself the hard work of our students and teachers. I continue to be impressed with our teachers’ dedication and perseverance. At a time when state financial resources are not what we would want them to be, we need to find other ways to support our students and schools. One of the best ways is to volunteer.
Hundreds of students came out Sunday for the Durham Public Schools College Fair in Northgate Mall.
Two forums last week focused on the challenges charter schools and public schools have and what advocates for each type of school believe their option has to offer.
You are going to see some things that look different in Durham Public Schools this year.
Our graduation rates have risen and achievement gaps have narrowed over the last few years. Magnet and traditional schools alike have adopted new academic programs and technology to help all of our students achieve their potential.
Willis named 2013 Educator of the Year by Poe Center
Self-Help CU donates backpacks
Give With Target campaign extended