Campus briefs

Feb. 10, 2014 @ 10:46 AM


- On Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a Teen Summit titled, “Are You Ready for College?” at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hamilton Hall. There will be representatives from colleges and universities including: Duke, Durham Tech, N.C. Central, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro and Wake Tech.

Discussion topics will include college admission, being successful in the classroom and student life. There also will be prize raffles and a workshop for parents offering advice on how to best support children during the college application, financial aid and life-transition steps. Rhonda Manns, director of A2Z College Planning, will be the featured speaker.

All interested in attending must complete the eRegistration form: For more information, please email



- Dr. Alex Kemper, associate chief for research in the Duke Division of Children’s Primary Care and pediatrics professor, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as one of its newest members.

The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Members come from many health-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology and nursing. Members are appointed to serve a 4-year term.


- Rachel Flow of Durham has been named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Berry College near Rome, Ga.



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, has awarded a grant to Dr. Gerard Blobe at Duke University Medical Center to examine neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infancy, with advanced-stage patients having a low survival rate. Grants have been awarded to 12 researchers, providing each $250,000 over the course of two years. Recognizing that clinical trials are imperative to moving innovative cures and treatments forward, the foundation supports late translational studies to ultimately initiate a clinical trial.



Wednesday: The Duke MBA Net Impact Club invites students, academic staff, faculty and professionals in the Triangle area to the annual Duke Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact. Join 400 attendees and speakers and discuss innovative business models, partnerships and ideas. Visit for information. | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Duke Fuqua School of Business


Thursday: Join in a Duke Global Health Exchange lecture, free and open to the public, about the human health effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A light lunch will be served. | noon – 1 p.m.; room 40, Trent Drive Hall, 310 Trent Drive


Thursday: Durham Tech holds a “Not Just Desserts” Valentine’s craft and bake sale. Proceeds will go to the Durham Tech Community Circle’s Bonnie Vick Stone Scholarship, which is for female students in any program of study and named after the former associate dean for learning resources. | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center (Multi-Purpose Room), Durham Tech main campus, 1637 East Lawson St.


Thursday: The “We Love Valentines” night at the Ackland Art Museum will include a valentines station, a “Love in the Galleries” scavenger hunt and sweet treats. Free. | 5 – 8 p.m.; Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill


Friday: Explore the legends of love told by ancient cultures about the constellations and other sky objects at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. $7.25 for adults, $6 for seniors/students. | 7 – 7:45 p.m.; Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill