• Distinguished Speaker Series: Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
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    Distinguished Speaker Series: Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

    – Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for joining us. I’m Reed Romine, a Second Year Daytime MBA at Fuqua and today I have the unique honor and privilege of introducing Chip Bergh, the President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. (applause) After graduating from Lafayete College Chip served for four years as a US Army Officer. Followed by a 28 year career at Procter & Gamble. During his time at P&G, Chip’s leadership was vital to the success of many iconic brands including the creation of Swiffer, and the turn around of Old Spice. Chip also led the integration of Gillete in 2005, and ran that division for over…

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    Duke alumna Symonne Singleton’s Voting Rights Story

    I’m here today to tell you guys a story and I hope that by the end of it we can uncover some insights and raise some questions about what can occur when the government loses sight of the people it’s meant to empower and to serve. My first time voting was in 2014. I was a sophomore here at Duke, so it seemed like a pretty straightforward thing. You’re registered to vote. You go to the polling place. You vote. Great, civic duty. So I did, I registered to vote here on campus showed up to my polling place a few weeks later. I showed up in the evening because…

  • Exploring the Impact of  Autonomous Vehicle Legislation
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    Exploring the Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

    “music” (graphic: Exploring the Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Legislation) I definitely think that having some kind of adaptive regulation is going to be extremely important for this one because the technology is moving at a rate that you know we can we can barely even comprehend at this point. What I’ve been working on for the past year or so is mostly the interaction between autonomous vehicles and pedestrians. And so right now, you know, when you’re in a typical road situation there’s some kind of a conversation that goes on between the driver and a pedestrian that might be you know eye contact, it maybe a hand wave or…

  • Plug-and-play protein modification using Homology-independent Universal Genome Engineering (HiUGE)
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    Plug-and-play protein modification using Homology-independent Universal Genome Engineering (HiUGE)

    The ability to label and manipulate proteins in the body is essential to modern biological research. Unfortunately, current methods, such as tagging with antibodies, are often inefficient and expensive. Even worse, researchers are realizing that many of the antibodies available just simply don’t work. Now, a new molecular tool could help researchers break through that barrier. Researchers in the Soderling Laboratory of the Cell Biology Department at Duke University, have developed a high-throughput system capable of modifying entire panels of proteins using a new dual-vector gene-editing approach. Dubbed Homology-independent Universal Genome Engineering, this system allows for the dynamic visualization and functional manipulation of proteins both in vitro and in vivo,…

  • There’s an App for That: Enabling Early Intervention in Autism
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    There’s an App for That: Enabling Early Intervention in Autism

    GERI: When you and I experience the world, our brain acts like a filter and much of what goes on around us we don’t even notice. The person with autism does not have that filter and the world can be an overwhelming place. For them, the social world can be very confusing, and this can lead them to withdraw from social interaction or just not pay attention to it. When a parent is concerned about autism and brings those concerns to a pediatrician, currently a pediatrician uses a simple questionnaire to screen for whether the child is showing autism symptoms, and that’s a good start. Unfortunately, that questionnaire over-diagnoses autism…

  • The Importance and Persistence of State Political Identity | Ernest Young
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    The Importance and Persistence of State Political Identity | Ernest Young

    I want to start by thanking Andrew Bibby and the Center for Constitutional Studies for inviting me. It’s great to be here. I also want to thank all of you for being here this morning. Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than on a beautiful day of the last day before fall break to see a bunch of students turn out to hear people talk about federalism. I’m not really here to talk about federalism as a constitutional principle. I want to talk about the sociological underpinnings the cultural underpinnings of federalism. I want to look under the hood of the constitutional doctrine and see what is there.…