Du Bois exhibit begins

Forty-five photographs originally displayed by W.E.B. Du Bois at an influential 1900 exhibit are now on display at the John Hope Franklin Center.

The Du Bois exhibit depicted European blacks in formal, elegant dress--a contrast from the denigrated image of blacks in the Jim Crow American South.

The Duke exhibit, which runs from Jan. 8 to March 12, is part of the University's 20/40 celebration, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the first black undergraduates at Duke.

Legal services enabled by new grant

The Duke Endowment has given $500,000 to the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, allowing the continuation of University support for affordable housing initiatives, youth programming and non-profits in the West End and Walltown neighborhoods.

"The progress of the Duke-Durham effort is remarkable," said Elizabeth Locke, president of The Duke Endowment in a statement. "But now is not the time to decrease dollars."

A new component of The Duke Endowment grant includes $50,000 for the School of Law's Community Economic Development Clinic to provide legal services to non-profits in southwest-central Durham.

Couple endows professorship in cardiovascular genomics

Richard and Pat Seaton Johnson of Palm Beach, Fla., donated more than $1.3 million to Duke University Medical Center to establish the Richard and Pat Johnson Distinguished University Professorship in Cardiovascular Genomics in the School of Medicine. The Nicholas Faculty Leadership Initiative will supplement the Johnsons' gift, bringing the total endowment for the professorship to $2 million.

Richard Johnson said the University's status as a long-time front-runner in the fields of cardiovascular disease, genetics and genomics led to the decision to make the donation. Richard Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Duke in 1952. He sits on DUMC's Board of Visitors.

DSG, GPSC will hear from provost and EVP

Duke Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Students Council will host a joint meeting this evening at 7 p.m. in Physics 114. Executive Vice President Tallman Trask and Provost Peter Lange will be in attendance.


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