July 01, 2008
Professor Jeffrey T. Glass has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education, Dean Tom Katsouleas announced on July 1, 2008. He succeeds Tod Laursen, who served in that capacity since 2003 and will now become chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. “Jeff has [...]
June 19, 2008
The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]
June 03, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. – A genetic tool used by medical researchers may also be used in a novel approach to remove harmful microbes and viruses from drinking water.In a series of proof-of-concept experiments, Duke University engineers demonstrated that short strands of genetic material could successfully [...]
May 22, 2008
Humor is often one of the telling characteristics of an effective and respected teacher, and from all accounts, Henri Gavin, associate professor of civil engineering, can be a pretty funny guy.
May 19, 2008
Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.
May 11, 2008
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratts graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.
May 08, 2008
Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has received a gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to establish a new undergraduate curriculum that will encourage students to think critically about problems that lack obvious solutions, like those they will encounter after graduation, President [...]
May 07, 2008
What would you recommend the students do during the first 100 days of their new jobs? What should they do to hit the ground running? What are the common mistakes students make in the first year of employment? What do you see as the biggest challenge to introducing a new service and how do you [...]
April 28, 2008
To encourage pre-PhD students to publish early their research results, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) evaluates peer-reviewed journal articles written by pre-PhD students and selects those of distinction for the Professor Senol Utku Award. This year, the winners are, [...]
April 21, 2008
When asked to peer into the future and come up with a plan to provide water for the residents of Washington, D.C. 100 years from now, a group of four Duke engineering students responded with an imaginative plan to collect and process rainwater in 28 towers as wide as a Manhattan city block and 900 [...]