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September 05, 2008

Trivedi honored by IEEE

It may sound a bit odd, but computer software ages. However, unlike our skin as it ages, software can also be rejuvenated.

August 21, 2008

Quantum: The Next Generation in Computing

While computers are getting progressively smaller and more powerful, the underlying principles – encoding information in long strings of ones and zeroes – have not changed markedly in 50 years. But that could soon change. Scientists at Duke University and elsewhere are making advances in a new type [...]

August 15, 2008

Sen. Dole Aide Tours Photonics Institute

Reggie Holley, seated, deputy state director for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., recently visited a number of laboratories at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics to learn more about the scope of federally funded research at the Pratt School of Engineering.

July 01, 2008

Glass Named Senior Associate Dean for Education at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering

Professor Jeffrey T. Glass has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education, Dean Tom Katsouleas announced on July 1, 2008. He succeeds Tod Laursen, who served in that capacity since 2003 and will now become chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. “Jeff has [...]

June 19, 2008

Smart Home Gets Top Environmental Building Score

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]

June 19, 2008

Experimental Phone Network Uses Virtual Sticky Notes

The rapid convergence of social networks, mobile phones and global positioning technology has given Duke University engineers the ability to create something they call "virtual sticky notes," site-specific messages that people can leave for others to pick up on their mobile phones. "Every mobile [...]

May 19, 2008

Lee Pearson Commencement Speech 2008

Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.

May 11, 2008

Duke University Awards Degrees to 404 Engineers

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratt’s graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.

May 08, 2008

Gift to Drive Better Understanding of Uncertainty Analysis

Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has received a gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to establish a new undergraduate curriculum that will encourage students to think critically about problems that lack obvious solutions, like those they will encounter after graduation, President [...]

May 07, 2008

Industry Advisory Board Panel Discussion

What would you recommend the students do during the first 100 days of their new jobs? What should they do to hit the ground running? What are the common mistakes students make in the first year of employment?  What do you see as the biggest challenge to introducing a new service and how do you [...]

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