Friday, January 31, 2014
Duke University received more than 32,000 submitted applications for admission this year, the seventh year in a row in which the number of applications has set a record.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Delta Airlines' Sky Club at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been selected as a test market site for upgraded services through April that will include pancakes for breakfast, hot sandwiches for lunch, and snacks and desserts in the evenings, along with complimentary manicures, chair massages and shoe shines.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Deputy County Manager Lee Worsley will act as the county government's top executive until elected officials hire and bring on board a permanent successor for retiring County Manager Mike Ruffin.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Durham's 15-acre Croasdaile Commons shopping center anchored by Duke Medicine, has sold for $24 million to Health Care REIT Inc. of Toledo, Ohio. The property is located at the intersection of Hillandale Road and Interstate 85 in north Durham.
Durham chef-owner Charlie Deal will open Juju, an Asian Fusion restaurant focusing on a la carte dim sum at Durham’s new Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in July. The restaurant will be located in a 4,721-square-foot corner space and will also have a large outdoor dining patio.
Duke University Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has won his 900th game at Duke. Krzyzewski became only the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Duke University along with the University of Colorado schools of medicine has received a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue the development of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group over the next five years.
Four politicians under 40 will speak at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy this spring in the Connect2Politics speaker series, part of an initiative of school's Hart Leadership Program.
Smith Breeden Associates’ co-founder and former chairman Douglas T. Breeden, has been named the 2013 International Association for Quantitative Finance/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The Ambassadors for Change: ORS project , A Duke student project aimed at increasing the use of a hydrating therapy to treat diarrhea in India has won a university contest and its $10,000 grand prize.
Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery and Cackalacky, a Pittsboro-based spice sauce company, have partnered to can Cack-a-lacky Ginger Pale Ale. There will be a celebration at Fullsteam this evening.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Parth Thakker, a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, was selected from 1,800 students to be among the 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. He will compete for $630,000 in awards from the Intel Foundation, in Washington, D.C., March 6-12.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Durham Bulls, along with the Durham Public Schools will launch an anti-bullying campaign among local elementary children.
Friday, January 17, 2014
A Brazilian and global Portuguese studies major will be available to Duke University undergraduates starting Fall 2014.
Eric Becoats, former Durham Schools Superintendent has filed Articles of Incorporation with the Department of the Secretary of State to form a nonprofit called Becoats Foundation Inc.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Durham-based Quintiles, a pharmaceutical services provide has received recognition for its Cloud Services Model on the 2014 CSO40 as one of 40 leading companies in security controls, a list compiled by CSO magazine.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to a Duke University-led study to explore how centuries of soil erosion from human land use is affecting Earth’s life-supporting outer skin.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma Manufacturing, maker of OxyContin pain medication and other drugs, has finalized the purchase of 52 acres in Durham County for a new manufacturing plant.
Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association.
Primal Food, a gluten-free restaurant owned by Tim Lyons owner and chef of Blu Seafood will open in Southpoint Crossing in south Durham this summer.
Durham gaming startup, Splitmo, has developed a way to use iPhones as controllers to video games on televisions and will release a new game with this technology, Snake Life.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Construction is getting underway on significant repairs to the Church Street Parking Deck. The estimated six-month project will include structural repairs and improvements to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Duke Barber Shop has reopened in a new location in the bottom floor of the Duke University Bryan Center, after leaving its former location in West Union due to construction.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Dr. Sallie Permar with Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and along with a colleague has been named recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D., of Duke University School of Medicine, was one of 102 researchers honored by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.