DukePlays: The Party

John Hope Franklin Wins Prestigious Kluge Prize

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by Paolo Mangiafico

A few months ago I decided to see for myself what all the fuss was about, so I signed up for an account on Facebook (facebook.com), the social networking site used by almost every [...]

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DukePlays: The Party

On April 25, 2007 By

More than 2,000 guests—students, alumni, faculty and University staff—partied throughout the first floors of the Perkins and Bostock libraries and the von der Heyden Pavilion on Friday, 23 February, from 9-midnight.  Subdued lighting, pedestal tables swathed in colorful spandex linens, gourmet desserts, cash bars, and two jazz bands, one in the Pavilion and the other [...]

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Ryan Lombardi

Your task: pick a book that everyone at Duke will like.

Your timeline: three months.

Welcome to the Duke Summer Reading Book Selection Committee.

Started in 2001, the Duke Summer Reading Program offers a shared experience for incoming Duke undergraduates. From The Palace Thief, Ethan Canin’s collection of novellas, to Khaled Hosseini’s NY [...]

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Writer’s Page Michael Allen Gillespie

From a fading photo on the title page of Ron Rosenbaum’s recent book, Hitler: The Search for the Origins of his Evil, [1] a small child peers out at us. Who is this child? A victim of the Holocaust? An image of all that was lost? Or perhaps a [...]

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Collections Highlight

After your first random fifteen minutes of any (non-dubbed) anime you’re bound to be overwhelmed by its otherworldliness. You will encounter a different gravity, an unlikely atmosphere, an unexpected moisture. Tangible one moment, it melts into a strange texture the next. Once caught by its ocular excess and sonic gestalt, your sense of [...]

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knowledge bytes Internet Sites Selected for the Readers of Duke University Libraries

Annie Oakley [requires RealPlayer]
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For those who still think of Annie Oakley as portrayed by Betty Hutton belting out “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” in the film version of “Annie [...]

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In Memoriam

On April 25, 2007 By

More than 250 people come to work every day in one of Duke’s libraries.  And in spite of our numbers, we are a close-knit staff because our work connects us to each other.  Collection development librarians select books that are ordered by the staff of the Acquisitions Department and later prepared for the shelves by [...]

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The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Nancy Gibbs, head of acquisitions at Duke University, to receive the 2007 Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.  The Award, sponsored annually by Harrassowitz, an international bookseller and subscription agency, recognizes a librarian for contributions and outstanding leadership in the field [...]

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Duke alumni and friends now have their own virtual book club, thanks to the leadership of Rachel Davies, director of Alumni Education and Travel for the Duke Alumni Association, and the sponsorship of the Duke Libraries and other campus organizations. Called Duke Reads, the program will be announced formally to alumni during Reunions Weekend, April [...]

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