Monday, July 30, 2012

Duke Divers Break 12 Year Olympic Drought

Two Duke undergraduates, along with their diving partners, broke a 12 year drought in US Olympic diving medals in London. Abby Johnston shared the silver medal for women’s 3 meter synchronized diving and NicK McCrory shared the bronze for men’s 10 meter platform synchronized diving.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Duke Medical Center Tops Hospital Rankings

Duke University Medical Center was ranked as the top hospital in North Carolina and the eighth best hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Durham Finance Department Earns National Reporting Honor

The City of Durham Finance Department has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year for outstanding achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The City of Durham is the only municipality in North Carolina to have received this year’s Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in Popular Annual Financial Reporting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Durham 911 Center Awarded CALEA Reaccreditation

With its recent international re-accreditation from Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the Durham Emergency Communications Center is one of only two centers in the world to hold three major accreditations simultaneously.

Durham Ranks First in Private Sector Salaries

Durham ranked first among North Carolina cities with the highest private sector salaries in a recent Triangle Business Journal study.

Durham's Pauli Murray Sainted

Durham civil rights activist, feminist, author, poet and lawyer, Pauli Murray was added to the Episcopal Church's book "Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints." The late Episcopal priest's day of celebration will be July 1.

Durham Metro Area Ranks High in Specialty Work Visa Demand

The Durham-Chapel Hill MSA had the third-highest number of requests per 1,000 workers nationally for H-1B work visas which allow employers to hire foreign workers for jobs requiring highly specialized knowledge.

Pollstar Ranks Carolina Theatre Among Top-Selling Theatres

Pollstar ranked Carolina Theatre 88th among the top-selling theaters in the world.

DPAC Tops Theater Rankings in U.S., World

Pollstar ranked DPAC the top-selling theater in the U.S. and the second most attended theater in the world for the first half of 2012.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DBAP Ranks High as Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark

PETA ranked the Durham Bulls' Athletic Park third on its list of the 'Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks."

Washington Duke Inn Receives Top Honors from Expedia

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select® list for 2012, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Durham Ranked Nation's Leading Creative Class Metro

Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class—Revisited, ranked Durham first among America’s Leading Creative Class Metros.

Monday, July 2, 2012