The Duke Digest - October 22, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- Senator Kaufman to Stay in Public Service While Returning to Duke Law
- Teenage Winners of Duke-Administered Competition Visit White House
- Duke Scholars Suggest New Clean Air Act Approach
- Duke Law Prof: Could Airstrikes Save Lives in Afghanistan?
- Duke Law Weekend in DC
- Duke Participating in Science and Engineering Fest THIS WEEKEND
- Duke Expert to Present at World Bank Conference on Monday
SENATOR KAUFMAN TO STAY IN PUBLIC SERVICE WHILE RETURNING TO DUKE LAW
The end of one of the most unique political careers draws nigh, but U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) will keep busy when Republican Christine O’Donnell or Democrat Chris Coons replaces him on Nov. 15. Kaufman was appointed to his seat by former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner for two years after former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, a fellow Democrat, ascended to the vice presidency. And, while there were doubters, Kaufman insisted from the beginning to the end that he would never run to keep the seat and it gave him a unique way to govern.
Kaufman, who will continue a 20-year career teaching at Duke University of Law and spend more time with his grandchildren, sat down with the Community News Tuesday, Oct. 19 for a question and answer session.
Senator Kaufman to Stay in Public Service While Returning to Duke Law (CommunityPub.com)
TEENAGE WINNERS OF DUKE-ADMINISTERED COMPETITION VISIT WHITE HOUSE
Winners of a Duke-administered competition for young game designers were among those honored at the White House Science Fair Monday. Teenage siblings Jack and Haley Hanson of New Mexico received special recognition for their efforts creating new levels and challenges for the popular games SporeTM and LittleBigPlanetTM.
The Game Changers Kids Competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and a network of educators and digital innovators called HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) administers the open competition. HASTAC was founded and is primarily operated at Duke University and the University of California, Irvine.
Game Changing Kids (DukeNews)
DUKE SCHOLARS SUGGEST NEW CLEAN AIR ACT APPROACH
Three Duke experts argue in a new paper that there is a practical way to reduce emissions under existing statutes of the Clean Air Act.
Scholars Suggest New Clean Air Act Approach to Curbing Greenhouse Gases (New York Times)
DUKE LAW PROF: COULD AIRSTRIKES SAVE LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN?
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., retired Air Force general and visiting professor at Duke Law School, writes: "Reports this month that airstrikes are being used to push Taliban leaders toward the negotiation table suggest that the controversial policy restricting airpower in the Afghan war may be ripe for review. Indeed, new data indicate that a reevaluation cannot come soon enough."
Could Airstrikes Save Lives in Afghanistan? (Washington Post)
DUKE LAW WEEKEND IN DC
A number of Duke Law students and alumni are gathering this weekend to participate in the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Washington, D.C. Duke Law will host a reception for students and alumni Friday evening at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
In addition to events relating to Equal Justice Works, students have
organized a half-day conference featuring alumni working in government
and nonprofit positions. The event was created to help students learn
more about careers in the public sector. About 50 current students are
expected to attend the session, to be held at Hogan Lovells, and they
will hear from 14 alumni.
Duke Law Weekend in DC (Duke Law News and Events)
DUKE PARTICIPATING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FEST THIS WEEKEND
Duke faculty and students will offer a mix of hands-on activities at the grand finale of the USA Science and Engineering Festival this weekend in Washington, D.C.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free to the public. Duke's exhibits will be in Freedom Plaza, at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. North and 14th Street NW, near the Reagan Building.
USA Science and Engineering Festival
DUKE PROF TO PRESENT AT WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON MONDAY
Gary Gereffi, director of Duke's Center for Globalization, Governance, and Competitiveness will speak Monday at a World Bank conference in DC on how global value chains are transforming the world economy.
Global Value Chains are Transforming the World Economy (Duke News)