August 15, 2007

When Fear Returns

Psychological counseling helps people overcome debilitating anxiety and painful memories of traumatic events in their lives -- giving them the chance to conquer their fears and live normal lives. But for some, the effects of therapy don’t ‘stick’ -- patients feel fine for long periods of time only [...]

August 15, 2007

Is it Malaria?

 The World Health Organization estimates that each year 300 million to 500 million cases of malaria occur and more than one million people die of malaria. A mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite, malaria causes fever, chills, and flu-like illness. While there is currently no malaria vaccine [...]

August 15, 2007

Hearing the Subtleties

Cochlear implants are electronic devices designed to produce useful hearing sensations for people with severe to profound hearing loss. An implant combines an externally worn microphone, sound processor and transmitter system with a receiver under the skin and an electrode array inside the inner [...]

August 15, 2007

Invisibility Cloak

The concept of invisibility has long been relegated to the realm of science fiction, from H.G. Wells' Invisible Man to Harry Potter, but those days are gone. Last year, David R. Smith, Augustine Scholar and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his colleagues reported a blueprint [...]

July 27, 2007

Underwater Robot Competition Proved a "Rollercoaster Ride" for Duke Robotics Club

The 10th annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle competition held in San Diego, Calif., from July 11-15 proved a "rollercoaster ride" for student members of the Duke Robotics Club.

July 18, 2007

Duke Engineering Dean Named Provost at Johns Hopkins; Robert Clark to Lead Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Kristina M. Johnson, dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at The Johns Hopkins University. Robert L. Clark, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Thomas Lord Professor of [...]

June 25, 2007

Carolina Universities Form Photonics Consortium To Boost Technology Commercialization

Getting photonics (light-based) technologies to the marketplace has just gotten easier. Duke University has joined four Carolina universities in forming the Carolinas Photonics Consortium (CPC). Representatives of North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, [...]

June 21, 2007

Duke Engineer Named to 2007-2008 Class of White House Fellows

The White House today announced the appointment of 15 outstanding individuals from across the country to serve as White House Fellows, including 1996 graduate in electrical engineering, Kristine Singley, of Celebration, Florida.

June 01, 2007

David J. Brady Elected SPIE Fellow

David J. Brady, the Addy Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Brady is one of 56 new Fellows chosen worldwide this year. SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant [...]

June 01, 2007

Duke and Pratt Award Degrees to 382 Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 382 undergraduate and graduate students May 13 and Dean Kristina M. Johnson told Pratt’s Class of 2007 and their families and friends at a Chapel celebration that “It’s a perfect time to be an engineer.”