October 01, 2007

Annual Fitzpatrick Meeting to Highlight ‘Science and Technology for a Purpose’

The seventh annual meeting of Duke's Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, which will be held at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering on Oct. 11 and 12, will highlight "Photonics in the Translational Era: Science and Technology for a Purpose." Photonics is the science and technology of light and its [...]

October 01, 2007

Duke's Smart Home – Finally A Reality

After almost five years of plans, dreams, fundraising and ultimately construction, Duke’s new smart home will be finished in November. Ten Pratt engineers and Trinity students anticipate moving into the Home Depot Smart Home in January -- prepared to become Duke’s newest ambassadors of E-Living. [...]

October 01, 2007

In New Position, Lawrence Boyd to Boost Student Entrepreneurship at Duke

Three days after completing his doctoral work in biomedical engineering, Lawrence Boyd got started in a completely new role, as associate director of Duke's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization (CERC). The position was created with funding support from several departments and [...]

September 28, 2007

Engineering Emeritus Professor John Artley Dies at Age 84

Duke electrical engineering Professor Emeritus John Leslie Artley, Ph.D., of Hot Springs, N.C., died Sept. 27 on his 84th birthday from the effects of a stroke suffered on June 12, 2007, his family said. Artley received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in [...]

September 07, 2007

Duke names John Board associate chief information officer

John Board, associate professor and associate chair of electrical and computer engineering at Duke, has been appointed associate chief information officer, Duke Chief Information Officer Tracy Futhey announced today. Board will provide strategic leadership for the university’s information [...]

September 01, 2007

Back to School and Time to Think about Next Summer

In the midst of settling back into campus life and a new course schedule, it's already time to start thinking about next summer's internship or full-time job, says Kirsten Shaw, assistant director of Corporate and Industry Relations at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The good news is that there [...]

August 22, 2007

Study Points to "Brain-Drain" of Skilled U.S. Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Home Countries

More than one million skilled immigrant workers -- including Indian and Chinese scientists and engineers -- and their families are competing for 120,000 permanent U.S. resident visas each year. This sizeable imbalance is likely to fuel a “reverse brain-drain” with skilled workers returning to their [...]

August 17, 2007

Duke Places Eighth Again in U.S. News Rankings

Duke University remains in the eighth position in the latest annual ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine of national universities that offer doctoral degrees.

August 15, 2007

Nocturnal Gazing

High quality night vision and infrared cameras are critical for a variety of tasks ranging from security in banks and museums to observing nocturnal animals to military troop safety. In the past, improving the quality of photographs meant using ever larger camera lenses. However, in these and [...]

August 15, 2007

Breast Cancer Imaging

X-ray mammography plays a critical role in detecting breast cancers early--up to two years before a patient or physician might feel a suspicious lump. Yet, the contrast between cancer and non-cancer on an X-ray is limited to a few percent, making it impossible to determine without a biopsy whether [...]