August 06, 2008
By Richard Merritt For Annette Lauber, one of morning’s seemingly simplest routines was often a moment of anxiety. She has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that effects muscle movement and coordination. She can walk for short periods of time with the aid of crutches, but she finds her [...]
July 01, 2008
Professor Jeffrey T. Glass has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education, Dean Tom Katsouleas announced on July 1, 2008. He succeeds Tod Laursen, who served in that capacity since 2003 and will now become chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. “Jeff has [...]
June 19, 2008
The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]
June 08, 2008
2007/2008 - The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards for 2007-2008 were presented to Faisal Reza and Rebecca Wilusz; the Outstanding Undergraduate TA award was presented to Kassity Liu: and the Outstanding Undergraduate Grader award was presented to Ian Peikon. Honorable mentions [...]
June 06, 2008
Seizures, the often frightening and historically misunderstood outward manifestations of epilepsy, have long challenged physicians and struck fear in patients. Although there are drugs on the market to control seizures, many patients receive little benefit. But there may now be a reason to hope for [...]
May 29, 2008
A new technology based on the interpretation of light reflected off cells will make it faster and more efficient for researchers to document how the nucleus, which contains a cell's DNA and controls its actions, changes shape in response to its environment. The technique will enable researchers for [...]
May 23, 2008
To support his work in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology, DuPont has awarded Lingchong You a three-year research grant as a part of its Young Professor program for 2008.
May 20, 2008
Nenad Bursac is an assistant professor in biomedical engineering who works with stem cells, tissue engineering and biomaterials to find a way to patch and repair the damage created by a heart attack.
May 19, 2008
Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.
May 11, 2008
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratts graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.