News & Commentary - Archive 2011

April 11, 2011

Phil Bennett will continue to teach at Sanford while working at the PBS show Frontline.

April 2, 2011

The programs More at Four and Smart Start save tax-payers money and benefit all children in a school.

March 30, 2011

This day-long conference explores the world's closest energy relationship.

March 25, 2011

A new study by Duke researchers, led by Associate Professor for Public Policy Kathryn Whetten calls for more services for orphans.

March 25, 2011

Project Bright Idea, based on research by Prof. William "Sandy" Darity, trains teachers to teach as if all their studies were gifted.

March 17, 2011

North Carolina third-graders in counties had received more funding for Smart Start and More at Four have higher standardized reading and math scores and lower special education placement rates.

March 15, 2011

Award-winning documentary photographer Alex Harris will discuss his exhibition, “After the Storm: Post-Katrina Photographs” on March 23 at 5:30 p.m.

March 9, 2011

Charles Clotfelter reflects on the mass popularity of big-time college sports.

March 4, 2011

William Pizer, a top U.S. Treasury Department official whose departure from the Obama Administration was announced earlier this week, will join the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University to help design and lead an initiative in energy and the environment. He will begin teaching in the fall.

Pizer also was appointed a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, a nonpartisan institute at Duke that focuses on finding solutions to some of the nation's most pressing environmental challenges.

February 25, 2011

“I’m interested in the word ‘good,’ ” said Howard Gardner, Harvard professor and recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. But in studies, Gardner has learned there are important differences in how the word is used in public conversations.