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By Claire Cusick, September 2004
By Claire Cusick, September 2004
DURHAM, N.C. -– An electrical engineering graduate student at Duke University died early Monday from injuries sustained in a car accident late Sunday.Zhaochun Xu, 31, was a member of the Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications, where he worked with professor David Brady. He was scheduled to receive his Ph.D. in May 2005.
The Duke men's club volleyball team, with nine engineering students and coached by a Pratt alumnus, fought its way to a first-ever national championship in April. After a successful conference tournament at James Madison University, the 19-member team was seeded 8th in the D1AA division at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Tournament held in Charlotte April 8-10. The tournament fielded 153 men's teams.
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 294 undergraduate and graduate students Sunday in a series of ceremonies beginning with a university-wide commencement exercise in Wallace Wade Stadium and winding up with a rousing ceremony in Duke Chapel.A total of 235 students, including 13 who completed their work in December and six last September, received Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees from Dean Kristina M. Johnson before a standing-room-only crowd of...
For soft-spoken New Yorker Helawe Betre, biomedical engineering research offers just the right amount of predictability vs. surprise to keep him intrigued for a lifetime."Certainly there are frustrations with experiments that don’t go as planned or that just puzzle me, but that’s the challenge and why I’m in the field," said Helawe, who emigrated to the U.S. from Ethiopia as a teenager.

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