Friday, February 27, 2015
Beginning in early March, the entry to the Bryan Center off The Plaza on West Campus will close as Duke starts construction on some new, artistic architecture for the entryway.
A neglected mural in the Heritage Square Shopping Center in the Hayti neighborhood will be re-created on a wall at 305 S. Roxboro St., on the old Thomas & Howard building. The original artist, Emily Weinstein will reconstruct the mural, which will likely be even more visible considering its proximity to the Durham Justice Center.
Southwest Airlines will add nonstop service between RDU and Dallas Love Field starting in August.
Rx Wine Lab's Master Sommelier Fred Dex will open a 16-seat weekend pop-up wine bar at Golden Belt every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with classes during the week while they continue to finalize plans for a downtown Durham location.
Romance Studies professor Deborah Jenson will be the next director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute.
Six community leaders, Sherilynn Black, Natalie Hall, Lee Willard, Barbara Lau and Martin Eakes, were honored Tuesday for their community service during the Samuel Dubois Cook Society banquet at the Washington Duke Inn.
O’Brien/Atkins Associates, the architects who designed the county’s new courthouse are going to design the city’s new police headquarters on East Main Street.
Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering Professor Nan Jokerst, J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, earned a two-year term as chair of the Academic Council.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Duke University will award six honorary degrees at its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 10. The recipients are National Science Foundation director France Córdova; soprano Renee Fleming; scientist Rakesh Jain; plant ecologist Harold Mooney; and jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. David Levin and Michael Feinberg, founders of the KIPP schools, will share an award.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
PurThread Technologies is partnering with Burlington to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the global healthcare, industrial and apparel markets.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Durham city administrators will request that Durham City Council approve a contract worth up to $4.9 million to Durham firm O'Brien/Atkins for the design of the new Durham Police Department headquarters on East Main St.
Duke University researchers have been given $10.4 Million from the the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to continue developing a blood test that can tell in just hours how much radiation a person has absorbed from a nuclear incident.
The Durham County Department of Public Health will roll out its Fresh Food Prescription (FFRx) pilot program, which is funded by a grant from the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Ann F. Wolfe Endowment. The program will provide 36 pregnant women with prescriptions for fresh produce at each of their prenatal appointments.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Blue Coffee Cafe, the downtown Durham coffee shop that was one of President Obama's 2008 campaign stops, re-opened Tuesday in a new location in the North Carolina Mutual Insurance building at 411 W. Chapel Hill St.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Duke has begun initial preconstruction work near the corner of Science Drive and Cameron Boulevard where a new parking garage will be built. The seven-level garage, which will be built on what is now a surface lot, will have 2,320 spaces, including 11 spots for motorcycles and 36 for accessible vehicles. It will add parking access in the athletic facilities area of campus, where some parking has been lost to other new construction, and provide additional spaces for students in Duke Law School and Fuqua School of Business.
Work to upgrade cellular networks at Duke is half complete with more than 6.5 million square feet now receiving better signals. Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has coordinated the upgrade for more than 80 Duke buildings; an additional 6.5 million square feet are scheduled to receive cell signal enhancements this spring.
The Durham Bulls announced the formation of Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operations at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Bull City Hospitality, which will be fully staffed and operated by the Bulls, takes over for Centerplate which had served as the team’s concessionaire since the ballpark’s opening.
The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce recently honored Bob Ingram, a longtime Durham resident and principal of Hatteras Venture Partners, and the first woman mayor of Durham, Sylvia Kerckhoff.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
County officials are preparing a major renovation former Durham courthouse. The seven-story structure is set to become the home of eight county department or state agencies now housed in offices elsewhere in the city.
Bronto Software, a marketing platform for commerce, announced the close of a record-breaking 2014, during which the company achieved a year-over-year revenue growth of 40%, with one-third of the new revenue growth coming from Europe and Australia.
Students pursuing master’s degrees in global health at Duke will soon have the option to take time off from their campus studies to work abroad as Peace Corps volunteers before returning to Durham to complete their degrees.
Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award Tuesday during the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness CIT conference.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Durham drug developer Scynexis has named Dr. Marco Taglietti as CEO to replace Yves Ribeill, who ran the company for 15 years. Ribeill will remain the company's president and continue to serve on the board of directors.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Google for Entrepreneurs is launching the CODE2040 Residency in Durham, which will allow residents who identify as black or Latino/a to access $40,000 in seed capital.The initiative will run out of American Underground and selected applicants must be a founder of an early stage tech venture.
Monday, February 2, 2015
The National Humanities Center has named former Durham resident Patricia Morton as Chairwoman of the organization with is based in Durham.
Marvin “Rat” Reed, coach of Faith Assembly Christian Academy’s Lions, has been named as the new head coach of the Bull City Legacy of the Tobacco Road Basketball League.