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Duke Energy helps fund partnership

The University received $2.5 million in pledged funds from Duke Energy to launch the Climate Change Policy Partnership-a new industry-university collaboration that will help develop protocol to address issues surrounding global climate fluctuations, President Richard Brodhead announced Monday.

The gift will help fund two different phases of the partnership-$1.5 million will be delegated for the first phase and $1 million for the second phase.

The partnership's first phase will involve the assessment of environmental and economic costs and benefits of federal policy options for addressing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which most scientists view as the cause of global warming. The second phase of the partnership, which depends on the successful completion of the first phase, involves the recruitment of other corporate partners.

Cosmic begins delivering on points

Devil's Delivery Service, Inc. added Cosmic Cantina to their dining delivery program Monday. DDS will be available to deliver burritos and other mexican dishes to Duke's campus daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The company established a contract with Cosmic Cantina in April and has been working through the logistics of delivering from the restaurant all summer.

Cosmic Cantina is DDS's fifth restaurant delivery option; the company also delivers food to Duke's campus from George's Garage, Cattleman's Steakhouse, Francesca's Italian Grille and Torero's.

DDS also operates a delivery service for Uncle Harry's General Store on Central Campus and manages Devil Laundry, a laundry and dry-cleaning delivery service available to students.

Renowned physicist to speak at Duke

John Rigden, a physicist from Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss the factors contributing to Albert Einstein's special standard of greatness at a 3:30 p.m. colloquium Sept. 21 in the Physics Building.

Rigden is the former director of physics programs at the American Institute of Physics and author of several physics books, including Physics and the Sound of Music.

The talk is a part of a semester-long series of events at Duke, which, in turn, is part of "World Year of Physics 2005"-a United Nations endorsed international celebration of physics.

Pratt welcomes two administrators

James Dodd recently joined the Pratt School of Engineering as a finance management analyst. Dodd holds a a B.S. in business administration and an M.S. in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked at the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer.

Mohamed Sadat also recently joined Pratt's administration as a user services technician in the information technology group. Sadat worked as a consultant for Pratt over the summer and holds a B.A. in law and political science from Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

DSG, performers to put on benefit show

Several performing arts groups, in collaboration with DSG, will put on a Benefit Show for the Hurricane Relief Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Page Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Campus performing groups include Speak of the Devil, Defining Movements, Sabrosura, Lady Blue, The Pitchforks, Duke University Improv, Zeta Phi Beta Step Team, Dance Black and Sapphire.

Tickets, which will be available by the Bryan Center and at the door the night of the event, will cost $5. Proceeds will go to the University Hurricane Relief Fund.

Sitar to donate profits to Katrina victims

The Sitar India Palace, which serves Indian food at the Great Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be giving all of the profits it receives from Sept. 15 to Hurricane Katrina victims.


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