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The Chronicle heralded at conference

At this year's Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention held in Kansas City, Mo., The Chronicle won several awards, placing it amongst some the top collegiate newspapers in the country.

The publication earned first place Best in Show honors in the tabloid division for its Sept. 22, 2005 issue.

"The award is a testament to how phenomenally talented this year's entire staff is-not to mention how hard they work cooperating with each other to put out a quality paper every day," said Chronicle Editor Seyward Darby, a junior.

Towerview earned fifth place Best in Show honors in the magazine division for its October 2005 issue.

"We really tried to revamp the magazine and make it more reader-friendly this year," said senior Matt Sullivan, who is coeditor of the magazine, along with senior Emily Almas. "It's really humbling that the ACP felt friendly back."

The Chronicle earned second place in Editorial for its staff editorial on "Why Bid Numbers Matter," which ran Mar. 2 just after fraternity rush.

"Last year, the editorial board worked hard to try and voice the concerns of the campus," former Editorial Page Editor Tracy Reinker, a senior, said. "It's rewarding to be recognized for that."

The publication also won second place in advertising supplement.


Durham man arrested on bike theft charges

Isaac Barbee, 31 of Durham, was arrested Thursday on two bike theft charges after a student called police to report that someone matching his description was seen carrying a bike without a tire.

Duke police officers are investigating whether Barbee is involved with the other 22 bicycle thefts on campus since Oct. 14.


MAT program receives grant

The Master's in the Art of Teaching program was recently granted $448,000 in funds from the National Science Foundation.

An official with the program said the money will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduates majoring in mathematics and science studies interested in teaching.


Music and physics unite in presentation

Distinguished physics professor Brian Foster of Oxford University and Jack Lieback, a young British violinist, will present "From Einstein to Superstrings," a musical lecture on epic physicist Albert Einstein's life, ideas and scientific legacy.

The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Nelson Music Room on Duke University's East Campus.

The free presentation is sponsored by Duke's physics and music departments as one of a semester-long series of events at the university as part of "World Year of Physics 2005."

World Year of Physics 2005 is a United Nations-endorsed international celebration of physics highlighting the discipline's vitality and its importance in the new millennium.

Foster has had a long and distinguished career working at high energy accelerators, where exotic fundamental particles are created.

Liebeck, now in his mid-20s, played the role of the young Mozart for BBC television at the age of 10 and began performing in concertos and recitals at 11.


Quebec cinema week at Duke Nov. 7-11

Six Canadian films will be shown at the University during the week of Nov. 7-11, as part of Quebec Cinema Week at Duke.

All the films are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke, in collaboration with the Center for French and Francophone Studies, the Department of Romance Studies and the Film/Video/Digital Program at Duke, as well as the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Canadian and Quebec governments.

For a full schedule of events, please contact the Center for Canadian Studies, the Center for French and Francophone Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, or the Film/Video/Digital Program.


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