Nation's top high school sophomore center, 7-1 Thon Maker of Martinsburg, Va.'s Carlisle School, will be on hand for Monday night game. Games are scheduled throughout the day Saturday and Monday and feature area programs Hillside, Northerm, Riverside, Mount Zion Christian, Voyager Academy, Durham School of the Arts and Bull City Prep.
William Logan, principal of Hillside High School, was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator by the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Camille Passalacqua and Rachelle Gold at N.C. Central University won a $33,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to teach a course on healing trauma through reading, writing and thinking about survival narratives.
Assigned readings include excerpts from books such as "The Odyssey" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," as well as narratives about the Holocaust, Hiroshima and the Rwandan genocide.
The grant is for two years in support of a junior-senior seminar. It also is open to Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State students.
Philosophy professor Laurie "L.A." Paul has won a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research.
Paul, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focuses her research on metaphysics and philosophy of the mind.
Her Guggenheim project, "Transformable experience and decision making," explores how we understand real-world experiences and our capacity to map subjective futures. She's teaching an honors course on the topic in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences this spring.
The foundation awarded fellowships to 178 scholars, artists and scientists across 56 disciplines, 83 academic institutions, 29 states and two Canadian provinces.
On Saturday, Duke University Medical Center hosts the 21st Annual Angels Among Us 5k run and family fun walk for research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.
Funds raised by the race support acquisition of new equipment, recruitment of top scientists and their research efforts.
At 7 a.m., race-day registration starts. The run begins at 8 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., survivors are recognized at the event. At 10:50 a.m., participants join the family walk in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
The event is at the medical center campus at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive.
Owning the nation’s No. 1 ranking, the Blue Devil women's tennis team dropped consecutive ACC road matches at Clemson and Georgia Tech by 4-3 scores. The results, rather amazingly, dropped Duke from the top of the ACC to the No. 5 seed for this week’s ACC Tournament at Cary Tennis Park.