The Duke Digest - October 8, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- Duke Law Professor to Chair Tarp Oversight Panel
- Duke's Office of Federal Relations is now on Facebook!
- DC Trip Promotes Duke's Global Interests
- Study: U.S. Challenging Asia in Advanced Batteries Race
- Duke Law Professor Comments on Tech Transfer Report
- Duke Joins Compact for Open Access to Scholarly Journals
- Kenan-Biddle Partnership Brings Duke, UNC Students Together
- Duke Legal Experts Available to Comment on Supreme Court's New Term
DUKE LAW PROFESSOR TO CHAIR TARP OVERSIGHT PANEL
Senator Ted Kaufman, a senior lecturing fellow at Duke Law, was selected on Monday as chairman of the Congressional panel overseeing the $700 billion financial sector bailout program. Last week, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, picked Mr. Kaufman, a critic of Wall Street, to fill the seat vacated by Elizabeth Warren, who left the panel to become a special adviser to President Obama charged with helping set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Senator Kaufman Selected as New Top TARP Cop (Reuters via NewYorkTimes)
THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL RELATIONS IS NOW ON FACEBOOK
Visit our Facebook profile to see content not available anywhere else! The OFR Facebook page is a place for you to learn about some of the great things happening at the intersection of Duke and Washington life. Check out photos, videos, and links to interesting and relevant stories, staff and faculty visits to DC, federal officials' interactions with the university, OFR's daily activities, and much, much more.
Check out OFR's fan page: http://www.facebook.com/DukeFederalRelations
DC TRIP PROMOTES DUKE'S GLOBAL INTERESTS
Duke's global strategy received a warm welcome in Washington, D.C., Tuesday as Greg Jones, the university's chief international strategist, and Nora Bynum, Duke's Director of Global Strategy, traveled to our nation's capitol to meet with representatives from both domestic and foreign groups.
The purpose of the trip was to highlight Duke's efforts that span all of its 10 schools and both the faculty and student bodies. Jones and Bynum's visit included meetings with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Chinese Embassy and the U.S. State Department's Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs.
DC Trip Promotes Duke's Global Interests (DukeNews)
STUDY: U.S. CHALLENGING ASIA IN ADVANCED BATTERIES RACE
By 2020, more than half of new vehicle sales are expected to be hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. According to a study led by Duke University researcher Marcy Lowe, the United States is well-positioned to be a worldwide leader in the global race to develop and produce advanced lithium-ion batteries for these electric vehicles.
Study: U.S. Challenging Asia in Advance Batteries Race (DukeNews)
DUKE LAW PROF COMMENTS ON TECH TRANSFER REPORT
The system put in place by the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 -- which gives universities significant control over intellectual property associated with the results of federally funded research at their institutions – has been more effective than the pre-1980 system in making research advances available to the public and spurring innovation, says a new report from the National Research Council. Nevertheless, the current system needs improvement, said the committee that wrote the report.
Arti K. Rai, the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke University, who testified at a 2007 Senate hearing on Bayh-Dole, said the report's authors seemed to have avoided more sweeping or dramatic proposals out of a desire to focus on what was practical for universities to do themselves, at a time when Congress appears unlikely to consider legislation to reform Bayh-Dole.
Tweaking Technology Transfer (InsideHigherEd)
DUKE JOINS COMPACT FOR OPEN ACCESS TO SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
Duke University has joined a group of leading research institutions in signing a Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). The goal of the compact is to make it easier for researchers to publish their work in open-access scholarly journals, where it would be freely available online.
Duke Joins Compact for Open Access to Scholarly Journals (DukeNews)
KENAN-BIDDLE PARTNERSHIP BRINGS DUKE, UNC STUDENTS TOGETHER
A new $150,000 initiative that promotes projects developed by students from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched Monday. The Kenan-Biddle Partnership is funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
"The Kenan-Biddle Partnership brings together two great charitable organizations that are dedicated to enhancing the intellectual life at both Duke and UNC," said Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead. "The opportunities for collaboration and creativity will bring our campuses closer together and lead to new ways of thinking about education."
Kenan-Biddle Partnership Brings Duke, UNC Students Together (DukeNews)
DUKE LEGAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON SUPREME COURT'S NEW TERM
A group of experts in various areas of federal law addressed the 2010-11 Supreme Court term during a panel discussion at Duke Law School on Monday, Oct. 4. Watch video of this event at http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/23689/supreme-court-preview.
Find contact information and expertise summaries here: http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2010/10/tip_supco.html