Thursday, October 31, 2013

Durham Game Studio Launches New Project

Relevant Games, a joint venture of E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting has launched at the American Underground @Main.

Durham Parks Launch West Point on the Eno Homeschool Program

Durham Parks & Recreation is launching a nature program at West Point on the Eno for homeschoolers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Triangle Business Journal Names Healthiest Employers

The TriangleBusiness Journal has named the winners of its third annual Healthiest Employers of the Triangle awards. Several were Durham companies, including Syngenta, Biogen Idec, and Parata Systems.

Couple Receives Awards from Carolinas PGA

Jessie and Brian Stewart both received awards from the Carolinas PGA Section in 2012, honoring their outstanding performances as PGA Professionals. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hatch, a Pop-Up Shop to Open in American Tobacco

Hatch, a pop-up shop will open at the American Tobacco campus for a limited time starting Nov. 1, selling home goods, gifts and artwork.

Architecture firm hires marketing director

Stephanie Williams has joined Durham-based Roughton Nickelson De Luca Architects as director of marketing.

RTI director selected for second-term task force role

Lisa Greene, director of micro-analytical sciences at RTI International, has been selected for a second term as a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Air Quality Task Force.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Durham Company Expands to Asia

Durham's clinical stage drug development company CoLucid Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Ildong Pharmaceuticals, a South Korean company, to get its migraine headache treatment into Asian markets.

Durham Police Department Forensics Earns International Accreditation

Forensic Quality Services, an international forensics accreditation agency, has officially granted accreditation to the Durham Police Department’s Forensic Services Division in the area of forensic inspection.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Three Duke Women's Basketball Players Named to Preseason John R. Wooden List

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the top 30 preseason candidates for the 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, with Duke seniors Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston and junior Elizabeth Williams among those players selected by members of the national college women’s basketball media.

Duke Launches Global Women’s Health Technologies Center

Duke has launched the Global Women’s Health Technologies Center, which  reflects a partnership between the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Global Health Institute and is led by Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Duke Researchers Discover that Babies' Number Sense Predicts Math Skills

Babies who are good at telling the difference between large and small groups of items even before learning how to count are more likely to do better with numbers in the future, according to new research from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

Durham Public Schools to Open Center for Suspended Students With Disabilities

Durham Public Schools will open a Short-Term Intervention Center at the Lakeview Middle School campus for suspended students with disabilities.

Logan Named Principal of the Year

Principal William Logan of Durham's Hillside High School was named Durham Public Schools' Wells Fargo Principal of the Year.

Duke Receives $47 Million NIH Research Grant

The Duke Translational Medicine Institute has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $47 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help speed biomedical research advances to patient care.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DukeEngage Adds Four New Programs

DukeEngage has added four new programs in Detroit, Mich.; Miami, Fla.; Belgrade, Serbia; and Seoul, South Korea, bringing the number of group programs up to 40.

Duke student donates $10,000 to Duke Forward

Student Tito Bohrt, founder of Salesource—a startup that saves money on labor costs by placing American workers in tropical locations with low costs of living—has pledged $10,000 to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative of Duke Forward, a capital campaign to raise $3.25 billion across the University.

Durham Courthouse Installs Automated Jury System

The Durham County Courthouse has installed a new automated jury rescheduling system, making it easier for residents to reschedule jury duty.

Duke Oceanographers Receive Grant Funding

Oceanographers from Duke University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami have received $16 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for the deployment of a new observing system in the subpolar region of the North Atlantic.

Duke Establishes Center for Dermatological Research

Duke University School of Medicine has established a new center for dermatological research named for the late Dr. Sheldon Pinnell.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Duke Researchers Trace Complex Diseases to Gene Copy Numbers

Duke researchers have connected very rare and precise duplications and deletions in the human genome to their complex disease consequences by duplicating them in zebrafish.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Duke Student-led Leadership Curriculum Among Nation's First, wins AOA Award

A program created by medical students, the Duke Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) Program has been recognized by Alpha Omega Alpha. Duke will receive $9,000 over three years to support the new LEAD curriculum.

Duke Launches HIV/AIDS Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Duke University School of Nursing is currently accepting applications for its new HIV/AIDS specialty concentration within the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner major for the fall 2014 semester.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Duke Part of Beta for Social App

Bevii, a mobile application has launched and it uses location technologies to track the social life of its users and construct virtual social networks. It is available exclusively for students at Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University through iOS and Android.

Duke Awards Contractor $65M Project

Construction contractor Skanska USA has been awarded a $65 million contract to renovate and expand Duke University’s West Campus Union building.

Scioderm Partners with Novella for Research

Scioderm has teamed up with Novella Clinical to research epidermolyis bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue condition.

Self-Help Plans $12M Grocery Store, Office

Self-Help plans to break ground next month on a $12 million building project at a former city-owned parking lot property at 111 W. Chapel Hill St., a project they are calling Kent Corner.

Former Basketball Player Inducted into Duke Athletics Hall of Fame

Former Basketball Player Jason Williams has been inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Straw Valley Cafe to Expand

Il Palio chef Adam Rose is teaming up with certified Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer to develop an ambitious dining and drinking complex that is part of Straw Valley Café. Plans include expanding the cafe to include a juice bar, a casual restaurant and lounge tentatively named Sanderson House, and Black House, a 50-seat fine dining restaurant.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shiki Sushi to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary With Event

To celebrate 10 years in business, Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro and Bar in Durham will be holding a celebration with live music and entertainment Saturday, Oct. 19 from Noon- 4pm.

Frontier to Open Retail Store in Northgate Mall

Frontier Communications is opening a retail store at Northgate Mall.  The grand opening will occur at the new site at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

DPAC No. 3 in U.S. in Ticket Sales

The Durham Performing Arts Center has been ranked No. 3 among U.S. venues based on ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine.

Director Named at Duke Cancer Institute

James Abbruzzese, M.D., a leading expert in the clinical study and treatment of pancreatic cancer, has been named chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and associate director for clinical research at the Duke Cancer Institute.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Duke's Kenan Institute Partners with Bass Connections

The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University has announced a new partnership with Bass Connections, an interdisciplinary initiative.

Durham Parks & Rec Reaccredited

Durham Parks and Recreation was reaccredited by the National Parks and Recreation Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RDU Shops Approved for Terminal I

Final approval has been given to Ruby blue and TechShowcase; two new stores in RDU's Terminal I, which is currently undergoing a renovation.

Duke Arts Annex Opens Workshops to Public

The Duke Arts Annex has opened their workshops to the public. Classes include contemporary dance, irish dance, photography, shoe design and wool jewelry.

Quintiles Partners with Muscular Dystrophy Association

Quintiles, a Durham clinical research organization has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Associaiton to develop and implement the U.S. Neuromuscular Disease Registry.

Chirba Chirba Featured in Cookbook

Chirba Chirba has been featured in "The Southern Food Truck Cookbook" by Heather Donahoe.

Local 22 Opens

Restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias has opened Local 22, a southern gastropub in place of Vita on 2000 W. Main St.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Durham Hotel Acquired

A subsidiary of Summit Hospitality, led by President Doyle Parrish, has paid $7.25 million for the Four Points by Sheraton Durham hotel near The Streets at Southpoint mall in south Durham.

RTI Research Division Acquired

An agriculture-oriented research division of the Durham-based nonprofit research institute RTI International has been acquired by the publicly traded chemical company FMC Corp

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Durham's Full Frame Founder Wins Emmy

Durham's Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski has won an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Historical Programming,"  for her work on the documentary "The Loving Story."

Real Estate Investor Purchases Durham Bayer Building

California real estate investor Alexandria Real Estate Equities has purchased a building near Research Triangle Park as an extension of its relationship with Bayer CropScience, paying $19.4 million for an 82,000-square-foot laboratory office building at 407 Davis Dr. in Durham.

Durham Tech Firm Partners With Chinese Company

 Durham-based Micell Technologies has entered into an agreement with Hefei Life Science Technology Park Investment and Development Co. for the clinical development, marketing and distribution of its new stent system in China

Solar Project in the Works for Durham

Strata Solar, a Chapel Hill company could soon be adding to its solar cache with a new project in Durham County.

Hayti Heritage Receives Lowes Grant

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation Inc. for a grounds and building makeover.

NC Idea Selects Grant Semi-Finalists

NC IDEA, a not-for-profit group that provides early funding for start-up technology companies in North Carolina, has chosen 24 semi-finalists from a list of 117 companies in its latest grant cycle, which includes seven startups from Durham.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Durham Named “Citizen-Engaged Community”

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has once again designated the City of Durham as one of 13 “Citizen-Engaged Communities” from throughout the United States for 2013-2015 for its use of technology to connect with residents. This is the second time PTI has selected Durham for this designation.

Durham Real Estate Company Buys Tower in Charlotte

The Dilweg Co., a Durham-based commercial real estate company has bought the 32-story 121 West Trade building, a piece of Charlotte’s uptown skyline for $59.6 million.