Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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-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.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Becker's Hospital Review listed Duke University Hospital among the country's "100 Great Hospitals of 2012."
The Durham Bulls ranked in the top 25 in merchandise sales in Minor League Baseball in 2012, according to MiLB. The Bulls have made the list 19 times.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Durham ranked #2 on US News & World Report's list of the 10 Best Cities to Be a Pet. The ranking is based on average monthly spending figures relating to pets.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Newsweek ranked North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as the 29th best high school in the nation on its list of America's Best High Schools 2012.
Friday, May 18, 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
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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.