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"The development of civilization as it stands is only because of an awareness of the existence of a future," said Endel Tulving, the Tanenbaum chair in cognitive neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre at the University of Toronto, during his lecture in a mostly-filled Love Auditorium yesterday.
Randomness is inherent in something so incredibly complex as nature, argued Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard professor of geology and zoology and world-renowned science writer, during his Wednesday night lecture to a sold-out Page Auditorium.
KILGO QUADRANGLE - While Hurricane Floyd's incoming rain and wind produced rampant fear in many North Carolinians, the storm provided a relaxing evening for most University students, who took the opportunity to catch up-some on their studies and, for many, on their drinking and socializing.
"I don't know if people who have a stronger faith have an easier road, but it gives you something to hold onto," said Elizabeth Clay, an 81-year-old resident of the United Methodist Retirement Community on Erwin Road.
Robert and Sarah Gorrell donated $2.1 million for the creation of an endowed chair in the department of psychiatry, announced President Nan Keohane yesterday.
This is the fourth in a five-part series examining emergency trauma care at Duke and in the community.
This is the third story in a five-part series examining emergency trauma care at Duke and in the local community.
Duke University Health System is named in a wrongful death suit filed Tuesday in Durham County Superior Court.
For Medical Center researchers, the excitement generated by their recent cancer findings is two-fold. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the mechanism by which some blood vessels grow into and feed tumors, they also found that a key protein formerly believed to be located deep within the cell is also present on the surface.
The School of Medicine is once again ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the nation, according to this year's U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. The medical school fell two places this year; it is tied for sixth place with the University of California at San Francisco's medical school.
Today's stories mark the final installment in a four-part series on The Campaign for Duke.
The Nanaline H. Duke Foundation will offer eight renewable, full-tuition scholarships annually to outstanding incoming medical students, announced Dr. Edward Holmes, dean of the medical school and vice chancellor for Medical Center academic affairs. These merit-based scholarships are part of the Campaign for Duke's effort to attract the best and brightest students and the School of Medicine's goal of improving its standing and financial aid.
Engineering freshman Drew Ensign, a candidate for Duke Student Government vice president for academic affairs, views the position as a messenger for students' concerns to the administration. Specifically, Ensign said that although both the current curriculum and Curriculum 2000 are superb, many areas still need improvement.
Trinity sophomore Saurabh Singh, a candidate for Duke Student Government vice president for academic affairs, said he favors improving and expanding the University's course offerings.
Yearly staff retreats are as endemic to business culture as annual holiday parties. This being its first year as a true business entity, however, the Health System held its first retreat last weekend.
After a month of workdays as long as his titles, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. Edward Holmes is settling into the challenge of defining the new position.
Julie Dunavant, a Virginia woman who underwent a procedure at the Medical Center in 1996 to reverse her tubal ligation, filed a medical malpractice suit Friday against the University, the Private Diagnostic Clinic and Dr. David Walmer, an associate clinical professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Employee benefit packages change constantly; the companies that administer them regularly compare their offerings to those of their competitors and sometimes alter their programs based on marketplace trends. In keeping with the practices of similar institutions, the Health System will not offer new employees assistance with paying their children's college bills, while employees of the Medical Center and the University will retain this existing benefit.
While Duke Health System is working on incorporating its many entities, its neighbor down Tobacco Road is just beginning to grow.
Drs. Jeremy Sugarman and Larry Burk addressed the role of conventional doctors in unconventional healing in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.