Friday, May 23, 2014

Robert Ingram Recives TBJ Lifetime Achievement Award for Glaxo Work

Robert Ingram, former CEO of GlaxoWellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), is 2014 Triangle Business Journal Life Sciences lifetime achievement award recipient.

Truphone Adds to Network

Truphone, a British telecommunications technology company with its US headquarters in Durham has added 58 countries to its international network.

Prodigal Farm to expand with cheese cave

Prodigal Farm will expand its cheese-making operation with the addition of a cheese-aging cave.

Duke Director Named Athletic Director of the Year

Duke University Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin White was honored  as the recipient of the Athletic Director of the Year at the 2014 Sports Business Awards.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nana's Owner to Open French Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Durham

Restaurateur Scott Howell, of Nana's and NanaTaco will open a french eatery and bar, Bar Virgile, in Downtown Durham at the corner of Main and Mangum Streets at the end of 2014. There will be 49 seats with a menu with upscale cocktails and French country food.

Cocoa Cinnamon to Open Second Location

Leon Grodski de Barrera and Areli Barrera de Grodski will open a second location of their popular coffee shop Cocoa Cinnamon in Old West Durham at the intersection of Hillsborough Road and Trent Drive by spring of 2015.

Duke University Graduate School to Offer Summer Fellowships

The Duke University Graduate School will begin offering guaranteed summer fellowships for all first and second year Ph.D students.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Duke University Names Vice Provost for Research

Lawrence Carin, chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named Duke's next vice provost for research.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Microsoft to Open Retail Store at Streets at Southpoint

Microsoft will open a retail store at the Streets of Southpoint where they will sell computers and other items, help customers with technical questions, troubleshooting and repairs, as well as teach customers how to use new products.

Duke Divinity School to receive $1.5M Bequest

Duke University trustee Jack Bovender and his wife, Barbara, have established a bequest of $1.5 million to endow an Anglican Episcopal professorship at the Duke Divinity School.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Eight Duke Teams Post Perfect APR Scores

Eight Duke University varsity athletics programs registered a perfect 1000 score in the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Report (APR) data released by the NCAA.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Duke Names Robertson Scholars

Thirty high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving undergraduate merit scholarships to attend either Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Duke University Names New Dean of Nicholas School

Duke University has named Alan Townsend the new Dean Of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Urban Ministries Receives $100,000 Bequest

Benjamin F. Ward Jr., a Duke University philosophy professor and faculty-in-residence leader who was a volunteer at Urban Ministries of Durham made a $100,000 gift to the organization; the largest gift the nonprofit has ever received.

Geer St. Garden Owner to Open Italian Restaurant

Andy Magowan, the owner of Geer Street Garden will open a new Italian-American restaurant called The Boot in the Rockwood Center on University Drive in late summer.

Duke University School of Nursing Names New Dean

Duke University School of Nursing has announced its appointment of Marion Broome as the new Dean of the school. She will begin August 1.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Duke Medicine Researchers Find ADHD Correlation with Lower Smoking Rates

Treating ADHD with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk, especially when medication is taken consistently, according to an analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine.

EPA Awards City of Durham $200,000

The Environmental Protection Agency has allocated $200,000  to the City of Durham to for its Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program.

Duke Engineering Professor Wins Award

Guglielmo Scovazzi, an associate professor in both civil and environmental engineering as well as mechanical engineering and materials science, is the recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award, in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program.

Duke Researchers discover that bullying may have long-term health consequences

Bullied children may experience chronic, systemic inflammation that persists into adulthood, while bullies may actually reap health benefits of increasing their social status through bullying, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

Quintiles Acquires Encore Health Resources

Quintiles will add 300 employees with a acquisition of Encore Health Resources, a Houston, Texas-based electronic health records  company.

Duke Trustees Approve 2014-15 Budget Including $15M in Football Stadium Improvements

Duke University Trustees have approved the 2014-15 Budget, which includes $15 million in football stadium improvements.

Duke University Women's Basketball Hires New Assistant Coach

Duke University Women's Basketball has hired a new Assistant Coach, Rene Haynes, who comes from Western Michigan University.

Friday, May 9, 2014

SunTrust Promotes Durham-Based Executive

SunTrust Bank has appointed Chris Bell president of the bank's Triangle East Region, who will be based in Durham.

Northgate Mall and Durham County Library Opens Discovery Nook

Northgate Mall and Durham County Library have partnered to hold reading events at the mall with the launch of a Discovery Nook which will have books, stories, drama, local authors and more.

Duke Gardens Opens Auxilary Parking

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens has now opened a free auxiliary lot on Anderson Street on weekends in the Duke University H Lot, which is about a 5 minute walk to the gardens.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Novan Wins 'Buzz of Bio' Spotlight

Durham-based Novan Therapeutics been honored with a“Buzz of BIO,” status at the 2014 BIO International Convention held in San Diego in June for for its skin healing technology.

Duke-led team improves anti-fungal guidelines for premature infants

In most circumstances, extremely premature babies should not be given a drug to prevent a potentially fatal fungal infection, according to findings by a Duke Medicine-led research team.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

RDU passengers can cut check-in time to Canada in half

Travelers heading to Canada can now cut their check-in time to Canada in half thanks to an expansion by the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check Program.

United Therapeutics Forms Partnership

United Therapeutics has formed a partnership and invested $50 million in equity with California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc.

Appia Adds Partners, Staff

Applia, a Durham-based mobile app network has added three publisher partnerships with GameHouse, Sponsorpay and Smaato. The company has also added eleven new staff members since August, 2013.

Duke Professor Awarded Poetry Prize

Nathaniel Mackey, a Duke University professor, has been awarded the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which comes with a $100,000 prize award.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NCCU to Partner With University in Beijing in Exchange Program

North Carolina Central University has signed a memorandum of understanding for a bilingual speech language pathologist training program with the Beijing Language and Culture University in China.

Duke Names 12 University Scholars

Twelve high school graduates, including three international students, have been selected for the prestigious University Scholarship at Duke University.

OnlyBurger to Open Second Restaurant Downtown

OnlyBurger has announced that it will open a second brick-and-mortar restaurant in Downtown Durham in the American Tobacco Campus' Diamond View III building at 349 Blackwell St. Ste 125.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Growler Grlz to open May 16

Growler Grlz, a craft beer growler-filling store offering 42 different beers will open May 16 at 4810 Hope Valley Road.

Scynexis Hits Public Markets

Durham pharmaceutical company Scynexis hit the public markets Friday, more than a month after it initially filed for an initial public offering.

Duke Cancer Institute forms partnerships to speed drug development

A partnership formed by the Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis will become part of a national network working to accelerate the pace of cancer drug development.

Duke University honors faculty and staff for excellence

Duke University has awarded nine teachers the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ninth Street building to get makeover

A nearly century-old, two-story white brick building at 764 Ninth Street will soon be getting a complete makeover to convert the 4,000-square-foot building into mixed-use space with retail on the bottom and two rental apartment units on the second floor.

Commercial Real Estate Women Awards Honors

The Triangle Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women has presented its annual Champion Awards to several Durham businesses including Self Help Ventures, Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners, Syngenta, Research Triangle Park and others.

Duke Today Launches Alumni News Section

Duke Today, an online news outlet of Duke University has launched a Alumni News Section.

Bulls Announce Expanded Television Schedule

The Durham Bulls have announced their 2014 television schedule on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, which will televise 52 Bulls home games in 2014, all in high definition, making them available across the Carolinas for the first time ever.

Former Duke basketball player to be inducted in Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Duke University women’s basketball All-American Georgia Schweitzer will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame May 17 in Columbus, Ohio.

FHI Installs New CEO

Patrick Fine, who has been chief operating officer at nonprofit international human development organization FHI 360, formally took over as CEO on Thursday.

Carolina Theatre Launches Mobile App

The Carolina Theatre has launched a Mobile app where users can purchase tickets, browse the schedule of upcoming films and events and more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Chef Director at Art Institute Wins Chef of the Year Award

Chef Leslie Eckert of he Art Institue of Raleigh-Durham has been named the Pastry Chef of the Year for the Southeast Region by the American Culinary Federation.