Friday, January 28, 2011
Urban Planet Mobile, the world’s leading mobile education provider and located in Durham, NC, has been selected as 1 of 5 finalists for the prestigious 2011 Global Mobile Awards for its Urban English Mobile Innovation and will compete for the “World’s Best Mobile Learning Innovation” award.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
According to new figures compiled from U.S. Census Bureau data, nearly 44 percent of Durham County residents have a bachelor's degree making Durham's rate the third-highest in the state -- after Orange and Wake counties -- and it's significantly higher than the state rate of 25.8 percent and the national percentage of 27.5.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Durham Academy kindergartner Pete Crowley took first place in his age group at the 2010 Kindergarten Chess Championship sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation; defeating the No. 1 seed kindergarten player in the nation for the title and a trophy.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Charles Reinhart, director of the American Dance Festival for 42 years and counting, will be celebrated in a special event in honor of his 80th birthday, which was Dec. 5, and for his contributions to the dance world. He was also honored with the Award of Merit by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
America's first family of jazz -- patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. and four of his sons (including Branford, who lives in Durham) -- were presented the NEA Jazz Masters Award at the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony.