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Health
11:20 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

New evidence on the effectiveness of medical treatments can take a long time to influence medical practice.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:58 pm

Cancer doctors want the best, most effective treatment for their patients. But it turns out many aren't paying attention to evidence that older women with early stage breast cancer may be enduring the pain, fatigue and cost of radiation treatment although it doesn't increase life expectancy.

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Arts & Culture
1:45 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

This Weekend: Duke Chapel Choir Performs Handel's Messiah For Worldwide Audience

Credit Duke University via Duke Today

This weekend there is a series of performances of Handel's Messiah at Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C. The tradition has been going on for 81 years. This year the performance will be recorded live and broadcast throughout the state and the world.

Dr. Rodney Wynkoop is the Director of Chapel Music at Duke University. He says that the text of the Messiah tells the entire story of the redemption of the world.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Duke Mathematicians Investigate 2012 Election Results In North Carolina

Researchers at Duke have developed a mathematical model that shows how changes in North Carolina’s congressional voting districts could affect election outcomes.
Credit Duke University

Back in 2012, more North Carolinians voted for Democrats than Republicans in North Carolina’s Congressional elections. But Republicans ended up winning nine out of the state’s 13 seats that year. Those numbers piqued the interest of researchers at Duke, who decided to seek a mathematical explanation for the discrepancy. They recently published a study with their results.

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History
1:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Duke Performances: Setting Rare Civil War Photos To Music

Ruins in Charleston, S.C., from the album Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign
Credit George N. Barnard / David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Duke University recently acquired two stunning sets of photographs of the Civil War. Now, Duke Performances has commissioned a leading guitarist to set the images to music. The result is an intimate perspective on the cost of war.

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11:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Behind-The-Scenes: How Duke Lemur Center's Jovian Came To Be A PBS Star

This is the story of how Jovian, a Coquerel’s sifaka, became the the "leaping, prancing otherworldly star" of the PBS KIDS show Zoboomafoo. Jovian died Monday at the Duke Lemur Center. He was 20 years old.
Durham, NC - Jovian, in a contemplative mood at the Duke Lemur Center. A quiet sadness spread over the Duke Lemur Center staff on Monday as news spread that Jovian, a much-loved Coquerel's sifaka had died of kidney failure at the age of 20.5 years.
The State of Things
11:51 am
Mon November 3, 2014

From Navy Fighter Pilot to Drone Advocate, Meet Missy Cummings

Missy Cummings was one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She now directs the Humans and Autonomy Lab at Duke University.
Credit Missy Cummings

  

Although the word drone may at first evoke an image of a stealth killing machine, the work of Mary 'Missy' Cummings proves drones are much more than that initial thought. 

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Business & Economy
8:44 am
Thu October 2, 2014

'Innovation District' Could Bring 1 Million Square Feet Of New Office Space To Durham

Adam Sichol and Jamison Peschel are Managing Partners with Longfellow Real Estate Partners, developers of 'Durham ID.'
Credit Leoneda Inge

Downtown Durham has undergone a major transformation over the past decade.  And economic development projects are not slowing down with new hotels, office space and housing under construction.

Yesterday, community stakeholders came together to announce the latest big project.  It’s called the Durham Innovation District or "Durham ID," for short.

The Durham Innovation District or Durham ID will stretch from North Duke Street all the way to the Durham Farmer’s Market when it’s all finished. 

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Sports
3:14 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Duke To Modernize Wallace Wade Stadium

The current Wallace Wade Stadium
Credit GoDuke,com

Duke University announced today three new projects for modernizing it's football facility, the 85-year-old Wallace Wade Stadium.

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Health
8:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Duke University Hospital Testing Apple Health Technology

A look at some of the Apple Health apps that are part of the HealthKit bundle.
Credit Apple.com

Duke University Hospital is testing a new Apple product called HealthKit. The feature was announced as part of Apple's new operating system last week.

It allows users to share personal health data, like blood pressure or workout times, between apps. The trial with Duke University is an attempt to connect that personal health data with the hospital's records system.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Raleigh Play Gains New Resonance After Killings Of Unarmed Black Teens

Mike Wiley in Dar He.

This weekend, Triangle-based theater artist Mike Wiley will do several performances of his one-man play, "Dar He," at Raleigh's Little Theater. The play tells the story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago boy, in Money, Mississippi. 

The play has taken on new resonance lately, with the killings of unarmed black teenagers such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Earlier this year, producer John Biewen tagged along as Wiley presented "Dar He" in Florida, not far from where Trayvon Martin lived and died almost half a century later.

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