Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Construction of a water reclamation pond at Duke University will be completed by May, 2015.
Downtown Durham's CCB Plaza had a new piece of art installed near where the Major the Bull statue resides, honoring former Downtown Durham Inc. CEO Bill Kalkhof. The sculpture designed by Al Frega is a chalice with a cluster that depicts the city skyline.
Friday, October 24, 2014
"Winding Out,” by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler, has been chosen as the piece that will remain in Durham after the Bull City Sculpture Show. This piece was selected out of 12 pieces. The piece has been on display in Durham Central Park since May.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
After 24 years at a site on Pickett Road in Durham, the Herald-Sun is moving to the Northgate mall area by the end of year.The Herald-Sun will occupy the entire second floor and half of the third floor of a building at 1530 N. Gregson St., which also houses a BB&T bank branch.
Bennett Place Historic Site has raised $310,000 to protect 1.9 acres adjacent to Bennett Place, including the original Hillsborough Road that Generals Johnston and Sherman traveled to negotiate an effective end to the Civil War.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A new $1 million scholarship program at Duke University will benefit graduates of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. The scholarship fund was created with a $1 million gift from Sean Fahey, a graduate of both schools and co-founder of Claren Road Asset Management, an $8.5 billion credit hedge fund manager.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Mary E. Klotman, M.D., chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, has been elected as one of 70 new members to the prestigious Institute of Medicine.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Burger Bach, a New Zealand-influenced pub and burger joint will open in early 2015 in Durham's Shops at Erwin Mill. at 737 Ninth Street. This is the third location of the Virginia-based concept.
Durham drug developer Chimerix said it has received fast-track federal approval to start testing an experimental antiviral drug on people infected with the Ebola virus disease.
After months of construction, the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the $4.8 million streetscape improvements on October 11.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
All Duke University undergraduates can receive personalized advice on how to combine global, civic, and research opportunities with academic and professional goals through a new program in the Academic Advising Office that has recently been made permanent.
Parion Sciences, a Durham company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ocular diseases, announced that the National Institutes of Health has awarded up to $15.6 million over 5 years in grants for two universities to conduct research with mucolytic agents discovered by the company and to enable Investigational New Drug applications for Parion's molecules.
Duke University is partnering with North Carolina Central University to provide students with transportation to early voting sites in an effort to get more students to the polls for midterm elections.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The 21c Museum Hotel, which will open early next year at 111 N. Corcoran St., will have a restaurant, named the Counting House, focused on North Carolina’s seafood heritage. The restaurant will showcase a variety of rotisserie and roasting techniques in addition to fresh seafood.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Durham startup Sqord has received 12,000 pre-orders for its wearable device, the $34.95 Sqord Booster, which uses activity-tracking technology similar to Fitbit or FuelBand but is aimed at kids.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Duke University will begin construction on a $30 million 70,000 square foot Student Health and Wellness Center, which will house student health center, counseling and Psychological Services, the Wellness Center and the Office of Case Management. The building is scheduled to be completed by fall, 2016 and will be located next to Penn Pavilion on the corner of Union Drive and Towerview.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Duke University has installed LED lighting at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium this week, making the facility the first NCAA Division I outdoor college sports venue to be lit with LED lighting.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Bee Downtown and Burt's Bees have put up a observation beehive at Burt's Bee's office at the American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. The structure is six feet tall and 2 feet wide with impact-resistant safety glass that holds 15,000 bees.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Josh Munchel was named executive chef at Counting House restaurant in the upcoming 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham. Josh Munchel comes to Durham from Cincinnati, where he helped Metropole, the restaurant in the chain’s hotel in that city, win a place on Bon Appétit magazine’s list of Best New Restaurants 2013.
The Museum of Life and Science has received a $75,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation in the Climbing Higher Campaign to build two new outdoor learning environments: Hideaway Woods and Earth Moves.
Durham-based Chimerix is providing its experimental antiviral drug to a Dallas patient being treated for Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
Carl DePinto has been appointed the new director for parking and transportation services at Duke University.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Duke University Bryan student Center entrance will close for construction in the spring to install a glass facade. The building will be accessible by the University Store.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Durham-based DPx Holdings has acquired Gallus BioPharma, a manufacturing company that specializes in biologics.
The Fresh Market grocery store that will open in the Parkway Plaza shopping center at 4215 University Drive in Durham by late 2014 will hire 90 employees to work there. An October 21 interview day has been scheduled to fill the positions.
Duke University researchers will receive two grants, both for $1.4 million from President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, that will help learn more about the brain.