Jentleson to lead HOPE
Barbara Jentleson, an experienced educator and administrator who has specialized in programs for at-risk children, was named director of the Holistic Opportunity Plan for Enrichment (HOPE) program and assistant professor of the practice in the Program in Education.
As HOPE director, Jentleson will launch an innovative after-school program for children in neighborhoods near Duke's campus. In addition, she will teach an education course. The HOPE program is made possible by a $2.25 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which granted the same amount to North Carolina Central University.
Library wins archivists award
The Society of American Archivists selected Duke as the 2002 recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. The award acknowledges Duke's "strong reputation as a generous contributor to the archival profession" and its longtime leadership in "regional, national and international efforts in descriptive standards, and cutting-edge cooperative projects." The SAA recognized Duke as an early implementer of encoded archival descriptionâ??helping to refine the standardâ??and praised Duke's Digital Scriptorium, part of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, for its leadership over the past decade in the development of best practices for online digital collections.
Kötz to give new lecture
Hein Kötz , dean of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and a noted scholar in comparative law, will give the inaugural Herbert L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture in International and Comparative Law Tuesday at noon at Duke Law School.
The Herbert L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture series was established earlier this year in recognition of Bernstein, a specialist in contract, comparative and private international law and 17-year veteran of the law school faculty who died in 2001.
In this year's lecture, Kötz will address the essential differences between the European and American civil justice systems and their relevance to reform.