The Duke Digest - June 11, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- R/V Cape Hatteras Heads to Gulf Oil Spill for 10-Day Research Cruise
- A Modest Peace Plan That is Working
- CFO Survey: U.S. Economy Improving Slowly, but Not So Surely
- Jentleson Discusses the Obama National Security Strategy
R/V CAPE HATTERAS HEADS TO GULF OIL SPILL FOR 10-DAY RESEARCH CRUISE
The R/V Cape Hatteras, a 135-foot oceangoing research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC), left the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., on June 5 to conduct a 10-day research cruise in waters affected by the ongoing Deep Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
R/V Cape Hatteras Heads to Gulf Oil Spill for 10-Day Research Cruise (Nicholas School)
Video: Duke crew to aid in oil spill research (WRAL news)
A MODEST PEACE PLAN THAT IS WORKING
Jews: want to fight anti-Semitism? Muslims: want to challenge islamophobia? There's an easy way to do it: have coffee with one another.
A modest peace plan that is working (Washington Post)
CFO SURVEY: U.S. ECONOMY IMPROVING SLOWLY, BUT NOT SO SURELY
According to the most recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, chief financial officers in the U.S. say they have limited plans to hire over the next 12 months, although nearly 60 percent won't return their staffing to pre-recession levels until 2012 or later. Benefits and wages also remain at reduced levels at many firms, and credit is still tight for small firms, which is hindering hiring plans and constraining growth. The recovery is not completely stalled, however, as CFOs predict strong business spending and earnings growth.
CFO Survey: U.S. Economy Improving Slowly, but Not So Surely (Fuqua News)
JENTLESON DISCUSSES THE OBAMA NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science and senior advisor (consultant) to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director, discussed Obama’s national security strategy in a speech at the New America Foundation.
Watch the Video:
Decoding the Obama National Security Strategy (New America Foundation)