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New members named to Board

Seven new members of the University’s Board of Trustees were announced July 6 by Board Chair Robert Steel.

Beginning their terms with the 37-member body July 1 were Thomas Clark of New York City and Litchfield County, Conn.; Robin Ferracone of Los Angeles; Kenneth Hubbard of Greenwich, Conn.; David Rubenstein of Washington, D.C.; Robert Saunders of Durham; Alan Schwartz of Greenwich, Conn.; and Anthony Vitarelli of Marlton, N.J.


Former DUMC library director dies

G.S. Terence Cavanagh, Emeritus Professor of Medical Literature, died June 26 in Athens, Ga.

Cavanagh came to Duke in 1962 as director of the Duke University Medical Center Library and curator of the Trent Collection of old and rare books in the history of medicine.

During his 27 years at Duke, Cavanagh helped design and create the Seely G. Mudd Building to house the DUMC library.

He is survived by wis wife, Susan Carlton Smith Cavanagh.


Duke gives $300,000 to DPS

Durham Public Schools officials announced June 27 that the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership will contribute $300,000 to a new full-time mentor program.

Set to start this fall, the program will allow longtime teachers to provide new educators with full-time guidance. Money from Duke’s donation will be used to pay for mentor training and assistance from the New Teacher Center, the national teacher development organization that created the mentorship program.

Durham is the first county in North Carolina to move forward with the project.


DUMC to partner with local hospital

Duke University Medical Center announced June 13 that it will partner with Alamance Regional Medical Center in 2006 to improve the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Alamance Regional plans to pump about $1.5 million into the upgrade. A Duke specialist in neonatal care will live in Alamance County and work full-time running the unit. The partnership is expected to allow Alamance Regional to accept up to 600 more intensive neonatal cases each year.


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