Friday, May 23, 2014
Robert Ingram, former CEO of GlaxoWellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), is 2014 Triangle Business Journal Life Sciences lifetime achievement award recipient.
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
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.
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.
The Duke University Graduate School will begin offering guaranteed summer fellowships for all first and second year Ph.D students.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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 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 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
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.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Duke University Trustees have approved the 2014-15 Budget, which includes $15 million in football stadium improvements.
Duke University Women's Basketball has hired a new Assistant Coach, Rene Haynes, who comes from Western Michigan University.
Friday, May 9, 2014
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.
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
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
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.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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.
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
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.
Friday, May 2, 2014
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.
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.
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 University women’s basketball All-American Georgia Schweitzer will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame May 17 in Columbus, Ohio.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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.