Duke University News

Great Value Colleges Issues Research Findings on the Most Affordable Computer Science and Engineering Colleges in the Country
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SALISBURY, Md., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Great Value Colleges has just launched an online article that is focused on quality low-priced degrees in computer science and engineering. '50 Great Affordable Colleges for Computer Science and Engineering' is a comprehensive ranking of dozens of highly ranked colleges and universities with reasonable tuition rates. The release of the article marks a new addition to the Great Value Colleges website, which is a no-cost guide to low-cost degree programs in the United States. (more...)

Toumani & Sidiki Set to Kick Off Fall 2014 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mali's Toumani Diabaté is widely recognized as the greatest living kora player. The Observer has deemed him “one of the world's pre-eminent musicians in any genre.” (more...)

New York Times Best-Selling Author Craig Bouchard Debuts Children's Book, The Adventures of Ai
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - Craig Bouchard, international entrepreneur and New York Times Best-Selling Author, creates a unique transmedia entertainment event with his new children's fantasy, 'The Adventures of Ai' (www.adventuresofai.com). Using nonfiction elements, this novel, set in 16th century Japan, unlocks the potential of a global generation of preteens. The book is distributed globally through Apple, Google, Samsung and Amazon as an ebook and through the Adventures of Ai game, improving traditional publishing models. (more...)

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program to Open BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR., 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program opens BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature. This stage version of the beloved Disney classic includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Directed by Carolanne Marano with musical direction by Miriam Arichea, the one hour long production features many local youth performers in a production perfect for all ages. (more...)

NinjaFlex 3D Printer Filament Makes Waves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

MANHEIM, PA - With the explosive growth of 3D desktop printers, users varying from home hobbyists to industrial designers have pushed the additive manufacturing industry to go farther, and create new materials from which to produce more realistic, affordable and flexible designs. Fenner Drives, makers of NinjaFlex, an innovative thermoplastic elastomer 3D printer filament is stretching design possibilities. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall to its Weill Recital and Stern Auditorium to BAM's Harvey Theater—over the next year. (more...)

Duke's Shane Battier Joins ESPN as College Basketball Analyst
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Recently retired basketball standout Shane Battier - widely recognized for his college and professional career that includes multiple championships and awards - will join ESPN as a men's college basketball analyst. (more...)

Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year Names Trentavis Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In its 29 th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Trentavis Friday of Cherryville High School (Cherryville, N.C.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Friday was surprised with the news on his college campus of Florida State University. (more...)

Naval Legends and the Next Generation of Innovators: Introducing the First Recipient of the Raytheon-Zumwalt Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In selecting an icon for younger generations to emulate, one has to look no further than Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. The Admiral, who in his role as Chief of Naval Operations, was a transformational leader widely recognized for modernizing the U.S. Navy. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

ProQuest Improves Access to Full-text with New 360 Link Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ProQuest today announced new functionality for its 360 Link link resolver, improving the research experience by delivering superior full-text access to discovered content in a library's collection. 360 Link now utilizes Index-Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) technology in combination with a new Sidebar Helper frame giving libraries the opportunity to further assist patrons at the point of need. Currently in Beta and available at the end of July to all 360 Link customers as part of their subscription, the enhancements were developed in close collaboration with four customers: Bowling Green State University, Cornell University, Duke University and East Carolina University. (more...)

Humacyte Announces Completion of Enrollment for Studies of Bioengineered Blood Vessel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Arteriovenous Replacement in Europe (more...)

Kellogg's' Unveils Protein And Grain Combinations At First-Ever Recharge Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today marks the grand opening of the Kellogg's Recharge Bar to educate families about the power of protein and grains found in a serving of Kellogg's cereal and one cup of skim milk America's #1 breakfast. When it comes to nutrition at breakfast, there's a lot of information out there and a recent survey revealed that when hearing 'protein and grains,' only 20 percent 1 of Americans think of cereal and milk. (more...)

Leaders in Patient Safety Join National Patient Safety Foundation Governing Boards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced new appointments to the Foundation's Board of Directors and Board of Governors, effective July 1. (more...)

ISG Names Todd Lavieri Partner and President of Americas Region
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Information Services Group (ISG) (III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, today namedindustry veteran Todd D. Lavieri partner and president of ISG Americas. (more...)

The Pitchforks of Duke University Coming to WHBPAC, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The all-male a cappella group The Pitchforks of Duke University will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

TRU-D SmartUVC'' to Add Fresh Perspective to Infection Prevention Conversation at APIC's 41st Annual Conference June 7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ At the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's 41st Annual Conference, leadership from TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) will be demonstrating the UV disinfection robot's one-of-a-kind technology and discussing the role the device's newest innovation, iTRU-D, is playing at hospitals across the U.S., the U.K. and the Middle East. TRU-D SmartUVC will be exhibiting at booth 1241 June 7 through 9. (more...)

'Managers as Mentors' Celebrates Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Lake Oconee, GA (more...)

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The Corvette, which was modified by a team from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Arrow Electronics, and the Air Force Research Lab, was created as part of the SAM (Semi-Autonomous Motorcar) Project using mostly off-the-shelf commercial components. Schmidt's vehicle is outfitted with four infrared OptiTrack Flex 13 cameras mounted on the dashboard that enable precise tracking to ensure accurate and safe steering. A baseball cap with eight pea-sized reflective markers allows Schmidt to control the Corvette with subtle head movements: forward and back to accelerate the car's speed in increments of 10 miles per hour, and right and left to steer. With a sensor in his mouth, Schmidt can slow down or stop by biting down. (more...)

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