Thursday, April 30, 2015

Durham Council of PTAs Recognized with Awards

At the North Carolina PTA State Conference, the Durham Council of PTAs was awarded a Distinguished Council designation. At the Durham Volunteer Center Awards Luncheon, Ann Rebeck was honored with the 2015 Individual Key Volunteer Award as well as being named a nominee for the Governor’s Volunteer Service and Medallion Award.

Marketing Education Startup Launched

The Digital Marketing Foundry, a new Durham-based education startup funded by Capitol Broadcasting and helmed by CEO and investor Corey Post, has launched. The marketing education institute is located at American Underground’s American Tobacco Campus hub.

National Registry of Historic Places Adds Durham Landmark to Registry

The National Registry of Historic Places has recognized D.C. Umstead Store and House near Bahama in Durham County as a historic landmark.

Duke Medicine Dean Nancy Andrews Named to National Academy of Sciences

Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Duke to Build $100M Engineering and Physics Building

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to develop solutions to society’s greatest challenges -- from making solar energy economical to engineering better medicines.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Wins Math Challenge

A team of high school students from The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics from Durham, North Carolina, has earned $20,000 in scholarships using mathematical modeling to determine the true cost of higher education from the 10th Annual Moody's Mega Math Challenge.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alaska Airlines to Add Nonstop Seattle Flight from RDU

Starting Oct. 1, Alaska Airlines will offer a nonstop flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Seattle.

Gussy's Greek Street Food to Open Brick and Mortar Location Near RTP

Gussy's Greek Street Food, a food truck featuring gyro sandwiches, falafel, wraps, salads and other Mediterranean menu items, is opening a permanent location at 2945 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 122, off T. W. Alexander Drive in Durham.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Former Durhamite Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, a Durham High School alumna, won confirmation to serve as attorney general, the first black woman in the nation’s top law enforcement post.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two Duke Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two members of the Duke faculty are among the 197 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new inductees are Marc G. Caron, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, and N. Katherine Hayles, professor of literature and English.

Bronto Acquired for $2M

Marketing technology firm Bronto Software has been acquired by California-based could technology firm NetSuite for about $200 million. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015 and includes $100 million in cash and about $100 million in company stock.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Duke Professor and Coach to Retire after 60 Years

Duke University professor and coach Al Buehler will retire this year after teaching for 60 years. Buehler was a Track and Field Coach, and coached the Olympic track and field teams in 1972, 1984, and 1988.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pedestrian Improvements Coming to Erwin Road.

A traffic light and sidewalk will be installed at the intersection of Erwin and Randolph roads. The walkway will connect neighborhoods along Randolph to Forest View Elementary School.

Ninth Street To Get Vintage Furniture Store

Vintage Home South, a vintage furniture store is set to open on the corner of Ninth Street and Markham in Summer, 2015.

Duke University Opens New Track and Field Stadium

Duke University has opened the new Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt to Open at Patterson Place

A Menchie's frozen yogurt shop will open April 17 in Patterson Place at 3604 Witherspoon Blvd, Suite 109. The grand opening celebration is April 18, with free frozen yogurt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duke Entrepreneurship Program Relocating to Durham Innovation District

The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program launched five years ago at Duke University to help catalyze startup ventures by faculty, staff, students and Duke alumni, has announced that it will be moving its operations to downtown Durham to be part of the new Durham Innovation District.

Durham Bulls to Open Bull Durham Beer Company

Durham Bulls Athletic Park will open Bull Durham Beer Company, a brewery on site at the park. The brewery will make about 10,000 pints per month on site at the DBAP, and will begin selling in May.

Duke Students Named Truman and Goldwater Scholars

Duke University junior Jay Ruckelshaus is among 58 students selected as a 2015 Truman Scholar. Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Additionally,  Lindsey Brown, a Duke University junior, has been named a 2015 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Brown is among 260 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. The one- and two-year scholarships go toward covering the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Durham Celebrates Duke Tue April 14

The community will come together to show a little Durham love to the 2015 Duke University Men’s Basketball NCAA championship-winning team with an event on Tuesday, April 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the American Tobacco Campus lawn and amphitheater

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Porchetta to open at The Streets at Southpoint

Owners of the Porchetta food truck are planning to open a counter-service location at Durham’s The Streets at Southpoint food court by late May.

Duke Earns Grant for HIV Vaccine Work

Two research teams at Duke have received large, multi-year grants from the National Institutes of Health to pursue projects on HIV vaccine development.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded a five-year grant totaling more than $9 million to a team led by Mary Klotman, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine.

The NIAID presented a second grant of more than $11 million over five years to a collaborative effort led by Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Duke, and involving researchers at UNC and the University of California, Davis.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kent Corner Developments to Hold Grand Openings

The new developments at Kent Corner will hold grand opening celebrations. The Durham Co-op Market will hold its grand opening celebration Saturday, and The Center for Child and Family Health will host a ribbon cutting for its new space on June 2.

Monuts Donuts to Get Outdoor Patio

Monuts Donuts will get outdoor patio seating at its location on Ninth Street.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015