Campus briefs

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 01:47 AM

Achievements
- Marshall Price has been appointed to the newly created position of curator of modern and contemporary art at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art. Price comes to the museum from New York, where he has been curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Academy Museum for the past 11 years. At the Nasher Museum, Price will organize new exhibitions and programs and take a leading role with Duke faculty and students on special projects. He will begin his position in March.

- Duke biomedical engineering major Elizabeth Sarah Buckley of Durham, daughter of Stephen and Jill Buckley, was named to the fall dean’s list with distinction. At Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, students must rank in the top tenth of their academic class to make the dean’s list with distinction.

- The following students were named to the fall dean's list at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.: Caitlin Marsh from Chapel Hill, Hannah Lee from Chapel Hill, Samantha O'Neal from Chapel Hill, Christopher Wolfe from Chapel Hill, James Chesnut from Durham, and Julia Kihm from Durham.

- Art junior Adrienne Baug Oates and athletic training junior Reagan Padgett, both of Durham, have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University in Virginia.

- Seven members of the Duke University-Durham community have been selected as 2014 Cook award winners, named for Samuel DuBois Cook, the first African-American faculty member at the university. The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, has been selected to receive the Cook Society’s distinguished service award.
The winners will be honored at the 17th annual dinner and awards ceremony today at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. All were chosen in appreciation of their work in furthering Cook’s legacy. Cook joined Duke in 1966 as a political scientist, educator and human rights activist, becoming the first African-American professor to hold a regular rank faculty appointment at a predominately white college or university in the South.
Other winners are: Kerry Haynie, associate professor of political science and African & African American studies and the director of Duke’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences; Naureen Huda, a Duke senior from Akron, Ohio, who has volunteered for The Girls Club, a mentoring program administered through the Emily K Center, since her first year at Duke; Camille Jackson, a writer and communications specialist in Duke’s Office of News & Communications; Patricia James, a staff specialist in the Duke Community Service Center managing finances and payroll; Roketa Shanell Sloan,  a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Duke’s Program in Genetics and Genomics; and David Stein, senior education partnership coordinator for the Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership.

Grants and Donations
- Glenn H. and Stacy Schiffman of Austin, Texas, have pledged $1 million to create a pediatric cancer research fund at Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. The gift will support the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, including the research of Dr. Dan Wechsler, chief of the division, who is exploring new treatments for childhood leukemia. The Glenn and Stacy Schiffman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund will also support faculty development and fellowship training. Glenn H. Schiffman is a 1991 graduate of Duke’s Trinity College who now serves on the Duke Medicine Board of Visitors.

- The Duke Children’s Hospital Radiothon this past week raised $1,070,242.20.

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