Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina plans to expand one of its office buildings and add a parking deck in Durham on University Drive.
Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital have been awarded “A” scores for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
Duke University has received a $7.5 million donation from the Duke Endowment to support graduate student fellowships.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The city of Durham is installing new pay stations at the Centre, Chapel Hill, Church, and Corcoran Street parking decks to streamline payment and collection of parking fees on June 1.
Monday, April 28, 2014
A team from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics made it to the Elite Eight, but not the Final Four, in the Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Durham's Quintiles and Biogen, two biopharmaceutical companies with major presences in the region have announced a five-year collaboration agreement in order to improve Biogen's clinical development process.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hwansoo Kim, assistant professor of religious studies, is one of 41 fellows appointed to the National Humanities Center (NHC) for the 2014-15 academic year.
Four members of the Duke University faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new Duke inductees are Susan C. Alberts, a Bass Fellow and professor of biology; Michael Barry Kastan, executive director of the Duke Cancer Institute and the William W. Shingleton MD Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology in School of Medicine; Paula D. McClain, dean of the graduate school and a professor of political science and public policy; and William M. Reddy, the William T. Laprade Professor of History and a professor of cultural anthropology.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
BioAgilytix Labs, a leading provider of contract bioanalytical testing services, has hired Dominique Gouty as Vice President of Business Operations, where she will hold key roles in both technical and commercial biopharmaceutical services.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Summer renovations will occur in the Duke University Law School building to convert room 3000 (the Burdman Lounge) into a workshop and conference facility that will also be available for small classes and room 4000 (the Braxton Craven Room) into a mid-sized classroom. Both projects are expected to be completed by mid-August in time for the beginning of the fall semester.
The Kramden Institute in Durham, a charity that provides refurbished computers to students who don’t have access to a computer at home, received a $25,000 donation from MetLife.
Tunisian Journalist Olfa Riahi donated nearly 30 Arabic and French-language books to Duke University's Perkins Library about the Tunisian uprising, along with a copy of the new Tunisian constitution personally signed by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa; Mustapha Ben Jafaar, speaker of the national assembly; and more than a dozen other assembly members.
Interactive Intelligence, an Indianapolis call center software firm will acquire Durham-based OrgSpan to help improve its current cloud offerings. The company plans to keep all 40 of OrgSpan's current employees in place at the facility in Durham.
Duke Divinity School and Duke Chapel announced that Kit Jacobson has been named the new organist for the Divinity School and Duke Chapel. The appointment will begin on July 1.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Elizabeth South, a music and drama teacher from Durham Academy has won Ryan Seacrest Productions’ “March Music Madness” contest where viewers voted for their favorite YouTube rendition of "Let It Go."
President Richard H. Brodhead has honored five Duke employees with the Presidential Award for outstanding service in 2013.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Duke University has dedicated two new buildings, the $40 million Duke Environment Hall, a 70,000-square-foot building and a $23 million expansion the School of Nursing’s Christine Siegler Pearson Building.
Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe has been awarded the Neyland Award, an honor presented annually by the Knoxville Quarterback Club to a major contributor to college athletics.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Glass Jug, a beer growler store using counter pressure filling technology, is slated to open in late summer/early fall in South Durham's Greenwood Commons shopping center off of highway 55 near RTP.
Tracy Futhey, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Duke University has won Internet2's President’s Leadership Award.
Steven Cohn has been reappointed for a new five-year term as director of Duke University Press beginning July 1.
Tommy Sowers, assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will join the faculty of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy this summer.
Duke Medicine Researchers have discovered that drugs used to block copper absorption for a rare genetic condition may find an additional use as a treatment for certain types of cancer.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Bella Bean Organics an online NC farmer’s market, will expand their farm-to-door weekly deliveries throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences will introduce new and redesigned classes in 2015 in which Duke professors team-teach with research partners at other universities.
Duke faculty in the physics and engineering departments are developing an applied physics institute, tentatively named Program in Future Technologies, to turn fundamental physics into viable technological prototypes.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Book TV will air the 12 interviews it completed with Duke University professors on their books in April and May.
Duke University biomedical engineers have have made a recent breakthrough which allows them to grow and implant skeletal muscle in mice more advanced than any previously synthesized tissue.
The Durham location of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will open a new 29,000-square-foot branch at 2700 Angier Ave. The new location will increase capacity by 60 percent.
Monday, April 7, 2014
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club recently appointed Colleen Payne business travel sales manager.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $1.9 million to Jewish Life at Duke University to expand programming, fund building renovations and enhance the college experience for Jewish students.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Windsor Circle was selected from among ten startups to be voted best company to pitch on Google Demo Day. Windsor Circle received a Demo Day prize pack and the interest from prospective investors.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Local artists will use portions the Lavender house, the former start-up site of the Museum of Life and Science for art after Parks and Recreation deconstructs the building. The base, porch and chimney of the home will remain as a type of sculpture and to be used as seating during community events. Deconstruction work is scheduled to begin on April 7.
Straw Valley Food & Drink dining complex will launch Wine & Raw Bar at the Straw Valley Cafe, which includes launching a full menu and evening hours at the café on April 11.
Chimerex has appointed Lisa Ricciardi to its Board of Directors.