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Palace Thief to be shown tonight

A film based on the short story The Palace Thief--which all freshmen read this summer as part of the University's new summer reading program--will be previewed tonight in the Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan Center on West Campus.

The Emperor's Club, the film version of Ethan Canin's story, will be screened at 6 and 9 p.m. Canin will be on hand after both showings to answer questions from the audience. The film stars Kevin Kline as William Hundert, a teacher at an all-boys private school.

During orientation in August, freshmen discussed the short story and its message about academic integrity.

The film is free for all students. Tickets were distributed first to freshmen on East Campus earlier this week. Remaining tickets will be available Thursday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Bryan Center walkway.

Staelin named executive director of center

Richard Staelin, deputy dean of the Fuqua School of Business, has been named executive director of the Teradata Center for Customer Relationship Management at Duke. Ruth Fornell, chief marketing officer of NCR Corporation's Teradata division, and Bill Boulding, Fuqua professor of business administration, have been appointed co-directors of the center.

University receives service-learning grant

The U.S. Department of Education has selected Duke as a recipient of a $454,403 grant to develop a three-stage model for service-learning. The initiative is designed to develop, implement, evaluate and nationally disseminate a model that will allow undergraduate students to pursue academic research projects that are integrated with community needs and interests.

The three-stage model includes gateway courses, community-based research opportunities, capstone experiences, full-credit honors and research seminars.


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