Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Duke's Muslim Chaplain to Offer NC Senate Opening Prayer

Duke's Muslim chaplain, Abdullah Antepli, will offer the opening prayer at the June 5 session of the N.C. Senate. Antepli, who joined Duke in July 2008, is one of only a handful of full-time Muslim chaplains at U.S. colleges and universities.

Durham Entrepreneur Honored by White House for Military Career Fair

Durham-based entrepreneur T.J. Breeden was one of 11 people honored by the White House Office of Public Engagement through the Champions of Change program, part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative. Breeden, whose work focuses on business training for veterans and minorities, was recognized for his work helping to organize an upcoming hiring fair at Fort Bragg.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Full Frame Expands Local Economic Impact In 2012

The 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival drew more than 32,000 patrons and brought in $320,000 more for the local economy than in 2011, for a total estimated economic impact of $2.1 million. There were 101 nonfiction films exhibited at the festival with 38 sold-out events.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Matsui Joins the Durham Bulls

2009 Major League Baseball World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, "Godzilla", has joined the Durham Bulls.

Huffington Post Lauds NC School of Science and Mathematics

In the article "Schools That Should Teach America About Teaching Science" the Huffington Post lauds the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as a school "that we should applaud, recognize, and understand. They have discovered and refined important ingredients for inspiring students in the sciences."

Monday, May 14, 2012

Durham Ranked Fifth Best Place for College Graduates

The Atlantic ranked Durham #5 on its list of the Best Places for New College Graduates. The article notes that "smaller college towns remain a great alternative...College towns like these have highly-skilled, resilient economies. And they are great hold-over places for new grads thinking about their next move, whether it's the job market or on to grad school."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Durham Public Schools Names Alaina Burr Teacher of the Year

Riverside High School English as a Second Language teacher Alaina Burr has been named named Durham Public Schools' Teacher of the Year. Burr has been teaching for seven years, the last three of which have been at Riverside.

NCCU's Harmony Cross Competes for Ebony's Campus Queen Crown

North Carolina Central University's Harmony Cross has been nominated to become one of 10 Campus Queens in a competition sponsored by Ebony Magazine.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Durham Earns Playful City USA Honors for 4th Consequtive Year

Durham Parks and Recreation has been recognized as a 2012 Playful City USA community by KaBOOM! for the fourth year in a row. The award was given to 213 cities and towns for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Semprius Named to List of World's Top 10 Emerging Technologies

Durham solar panel technology startup Semprius was named to Technology Review's list of the world's top 10 Emerging Technologies. Seprius was honored alongside Facebook and Kickstarter.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Counter Culture Coffee Named Sustainable Enterprise of the Year

The Institute for Sustainable Development selected Counter Culture as its 2012 Sustainable Enterprise of the Year out of the more than 200 companies that participate in the Green Plus triple-bottom-line certification program across 15 states.