Duke University News

President Obama Announces Six New Kennedy Center Advisory Committee Members and Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Patricia Welbourn Lorsch, Rusty Rueff, John D. Goldman, Amalia Perea Mahoney, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Reginald Van Lee (more...)

Asif Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Named to Hanger, Inc. Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

'A proven leader in the healthcare information technology industry, Asif is widely recognized for his ability to concurrently advance high quality patient care, drive business value, and grow market share,' Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar said. 'Given the strategic role of technology in Hanger's future, Asif's extensive experience in informatics, information technology, clinical operations, and business intelligence at major for-profit healthcare service providers and not-for-profit academic medical centers will be a valuable addition to Hanger's Board of Directors.' (more...)

XO Group Inc. Names Dhanusha Sivajee as EVP, Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO, www.xogroupinc.com), the premier consumer internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, today announced it has named Dhanusha Sivajee as executive vice president, marketing, responsible for overseeing the brand, consumer marketing, partnerships and communications. (more...)

Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression of Nyro's unique blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisations and socially conscious lyrics. Childs returned to that early experience for his latest project, creating and orchestrating his newest album, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Orange County jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear Childs' loving homage to the late great Nyro at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

Alternet Systems Appoints Fernando Cisneros to the Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

MIAMI, FL(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) ('Alternet' or the 'Company'), an accelerator of high growth opportunities in Digital Currency and Mobile Commerce services, today announced the appointment of Fernando Cisneros to the Board of Directors effective August 4, 2014. (more...)

Rubicon's Youth Production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Run 8/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program presents The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. With direction by Brian McDonald, musical direction by Miriam Arichea and choreography by Carolanne Marano, The Drowsy Chaperone features over 25 local youth performers in a production well suited for children, adults and families. Opening Wednesday, August 13th and running through Saturday, August 16th, performances of The Drowsy Chaperone begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and continue 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

Timeful, Intelligent Time Manager for iPhone and iPod touch Brings Flexibility And Smarts To Time Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Underlying the application are two technical innovations. The scheduling suggestions are based on the Intention Rank, an algorithm that uses machine learning and behavioral science to rank potential activities within time slots. Intention rank in turn relies on the Intention Genome, a unique data model that breaks down intentions to their very basic components, thus capturing the full gamut of human activity, from meetings to errands to family and social commitments to more amorphous personal aspirations regarding one's well-being. When embodied in a tastefully-designed mobile application, the result is a “GPS for time” that not only makes our daily lives more productive, but also more enjoyable. (more...)

Deep Web Technologies Is Now An Approved FEDLINK Vendor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Deep Web Technologies (DWT), the leader in federated search, has been selected as an approved vendor by the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Under this contract, the more than 1000 FEDLINK member libraries may subscribe to DWT's Explorit Everywhere! service which provides library patrons with a one-stop search of a library's subscription databases as well as public databases. DWT's Contract Number is LC14C7003. The DWT FEDLINK Service ID (SID) is DE. (http://www.loc.gov/flicc/contracts/Vendor/deepweb_DE.html) (more...)

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

American Composers Forum (ACF) has named Todd Lerew (CalArts) the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof. As a reward, Lerew has been given a cash prize of $2,000 and his piece will be toured by So Percussion in future seasons. The piece was commissioned by ACF along with the works of two other competition finalists -- Michael Laurello (Yale School of Music) and Kristina Warren (University of Virginia) -- which were workshopped by So Percussion as part of the the group's Summer Institute at Princeton University and premiered on July 20. (more...)

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...)

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