Blog: Durham Higher Education

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

NCCU professors win NEH endowment

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. 


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Angels Among Us 5k comes to Duke on Saturday

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.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Associate attorney general to visit NCCU on Wednesday

Tony West, U.S. Associate Attorney General, is scheduled to visit N.C. Central University on Wednesday as part of a nationwide university tour to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Two Duke juniors among 2014 Truman Scholars

Duke University juniors Dominique Beaudry and Jamie Bergstrom are among 59 students nationwide selected as 2014 Truman Scholars.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

Cultural critic Teju Cole speaks at Duke on April 24

Teju Cole, best known for his novel “Open City,” on April 24 delivers the 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecture at Duke University.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Warren Wilson College offers scholarships to nine in Durham

Nine students in Durham County have been offered scholarships to attend Warren Wilson College this fall.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Duke researchers among those receiving Team Science Award

The American Association for Cancer Research on April 6 awarded the 8th Annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Malignant Brain Tumor Team.

The award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious scientific work that has advanced or likely will advance cancer research, detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

N.C. Central archivist inducted into historical society

Andre D. Vann, N.C. Central University’s coordinator of university archives and instructor of public history, was inducted into the Historical Society of North Carolina on March 28.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Duke student named 2014 Goldwater Scholar

Eugene Rabinovich, a Duke University junior, has been selected for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Memorial service planned for NCCU professor Richard Banks

A service to celebrate the life of N.C. Central University professor Richard Banks is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in B.N. Duke Auditorium.

The memorial will feature musical tributes by the NCCU University Choir, NCCU Alumni Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and NCCU music faculty members.


Nov. 29, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

Duke students donate to Typhoon Haiyan victims

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Duke master of public policy and international development students raised $750 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, killing thousands and displacing thousands more.


Nov. 16, 2013 @ 02:44 PM

NCCU, N.C. A&T State University face off in 'Battle of the Chefs'

N.C. Central University and Sodexo Quality of Life Services will host “Battle of the Chefs: The Bull versus The ‘Boro Edition,” Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. in the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria on campus.


Nov. 12, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

Duke sees 26-percent rise in early decision applicants

Nearly 3,200 high school seniors have applied to Duke University this year under its Early Decision program, an increase of more than 600 students (or 26 percent) over last year.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

Duke wireless device converts "lost" energy into electric power

Cell phones in the future that can recharge by themselves? Duke engineering researchers have designed a breakthrough power-harvesting device.


Oct. 24, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

Duke Cancer Institute professor participating in Smithsonian "Birth of Biotech" webchat

Dr. Kimberly L. Blackwell, head of the breast cancer program at the Duke Cancer Institute, will be one of four distinguished panel members who will discuss the future of the nation's biotechnology industry as part of the opening ceremonies for a new Smithsonian exhibit about biotech.