Blog: Durham Higher Education

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 01:31 PM

Duke Center for Media gets new director

Pulitzer Prize winner becomes new head of DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 01:36 PM

Inequality discussed at Duke conference

Duke University presents a three-day conference on social inquality, starting Tuesday.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

NCCU sponsoring talk on LGBT issues

A March 19 event in N.C. Central University's student union will feature an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 01:02 PM

"Secret Game" in spotlight on March 18

N.C. Central University will host author Scott Ellsworth, whose new book "The Secret Game" looks at the South's first integrated basketball game.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Duke hosting talk by renowned playwright

Tony Kushner, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is appearing March 18 at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 30

  • Solar smart for schools
  • Where are you, Time-Warner?
  • Follow the rules

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 16

  • The climate is changing
  • May we each be the shamash candle
  • Sometimes, disruption called for


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Here are opportunities to Share Your Christmas

Share Your Christmas is a program of The Volunteer Center and the Durham Department of Social Services. This program matches individuals, businesses and community groups that want to help those in need during the holiday season. To help any of the individuals or families listed, call 919-998-8595 or 919-613-5101 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today. We suggest that you spend at least $50 per person in the household you sponsor.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

DA drops assault charges against P.J. Hairston

District Attorney Roger Echols dropped misdemeanor assault charges Thursday against former UNC basketball player and current Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston. The charges stemmed from the alleged assault in July on a Northern High School student during a game of pickup basketball at the downtown Durham YMCA.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Wilsons donate $3 million to Duke

Gift, part of Duke Forward campaign, will fund athletics facilties upgrades and the Nasher Museum endowment.

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

NCCU professor hired as Mississippi College law school dean

Wendy Scott, a North Carolina Central University law school professor since 2006, will be the new dean at the Mississippi College School of Law on Aug. 11.

Scott served as NCCU's associate dean for academic affairs from 2009 to 2012. Before moving to Durham, she was a professor at Tulane University for 17 years. She's a graduate of Harvard University and New York University Law School.

She's the second woman to lead the Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College's law school.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

Duke researchers identify new cancer treatment

Duke Medicine researchers identified a new strategy for treating a nerve tissue cancer with modified heparin.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

New Duke exhibit, lecture highlight Civil War medicine

A new exhibit, called "Civil War Medicine," is on display in the Duke University Medical Center Library on Searle Drive.

The exhibit, which runs until September, features rare books, medical instruments, artifacts and historic images and documents from the Rubenstein Library.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Duke, UNC researchers recognized for influence

Dozens of professors from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned recognition from Thomson Reuters as highly cited researchers. They’re among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

Duke research shows protein could hamper resistant bugs

Researchers from Duke University and the University of Sydney in Australia have figured out the structure of a key protein that helps make staphylococcus resistant to antibiotics.