Blog: Durham Higher Education

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.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Kenya bombings prompt Duke travel restrictions

Bombings in Kenya's major cities prompted Duke University's International Travel Oversight Committee to vote to restrict travel to Mombasa and Nairobi, effective May 31.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Duke lowering state flag for Angelou

On Saturday, Duke University lowers the state flag to half-staff from sunrise until sunset to honor Maya Angelou, the celebrated poet and activist who welcomed new undergraduate classes during orientation week with a special address for more than two decades.

 


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Local students named to college dean’s lists

Several colleges reported that local students qualified for their dean’s lists during the most recent semester. 


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Federal grant funds Duke Divinity project

A $125,000 federal grant will help the Duke Divinity School continue work on the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection project.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

NCCU youth academy gets funding

The Executive Leadership Foundation has granted a $350,000 request to support program development and scholarships for the Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy at N.C. Central University's School of Business.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Duke Forest area now named after Edeburn

About 490 acres of Duke Forest now are named after Judd Edeburn, longtime resource manager, who retires in December.

The Duke University Board of Trustees voted last month to rename the Eno Division of the forest to the Edeburn Division. That stretch of forest is at the southeast tip of Hillsborough and stretches between N.C. Highway 86 and New Hope Church Road.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

No new contracts for NCCU band leaders

Members and fans of the N.C. Central University "Marching Sound Machine" learned last week that university administrators wouldn't renew the contracts of band director Jorim Reid or staff members Lamon Lawhorn and Karimah Bennett.

Their departure has left the band in disarray, according to social media posts and a petition at change.org.

Dwight Perry, chairman of the NCCU Board of Trustees, on Tuesday deferred comment "regarding these personnel changes" to Chancellor Debra Saunders-White.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Duke receives $30M gift for engineering, science

Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has received one of its largest gifts ever.

On Tuesday, President Richard H. Brodhead announced that alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson committed $30 million to the engineering school to advance engineering and science education. Their gift is expected to support interdisciplinary programs, courses and research at Pratt.

It's the sixth largest gift of the university's Duke Forward fundraising campaign and among the top three given to the engineering school.