Physics Alum Designs New Type of Satellite Antenna
Nathan Kundtz (Ph.D. Physics ’09), three years after earning his Ph.D. in physics at Duke under the direction of Professor David Smith, has designed a new type of satellite antenna that can supply internet connectivity to people in far-flung locales—such as relief workers, journalists, military personnel, and scientists—as well as to passengers on planes, trains, buses and trucks. His work was featured in an article in the Technology section of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Robert E. Banta (Ph.D. Romance Languages ’74), the Managing Partner of Banta Immigration Law Limited, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Atlanta magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Atlanta.” He is a Past President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta and has been awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the French government for his outstanding work in promoting, supporting and enhancing business and cultural exchanges between the United States and France.
Jennifer Dewar (M.A. Liberal Studies ‘11) and Agnieszka Stachura (M.A. Liberal Studies ‘12), with history professor Martin Miller, presented the panel Lost in Transition: Discovering, Documenting, and Narrating Jewish Identities from the Ashes of the Second World War, on November 1, 2012 at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life. Lost in Transition explored survival, memory, identity, and hidden histories from World War II and was based on research from Dewar and Stachura’s master’s final projects, each conducted under the supervision of Professor Miller. Dewar’s Escape from Hamburg: A Memoir of Survival, Revelation and Reclamation, emerged from her grandmother’s fleeing the Holocaust. Stachura’s Untold Stories are those of her mother and grandmother’s escape from Poland.
Graham Hamill (Ph.D. English ’92) published Political Theology and Early Modernity, which examines the role of 16th- and 17th-century literature and thought in modern conceptions of political theology.
Charles L. Nunn (Ph.D. Biological Anthropology and Anatomy ’99) published The Comparative Approach in Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology. He is an associate professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University.
Stephanie O’Hara (Ph.D. Romance Studies ‘03) received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Scholarly Editions and Translations, July 2012.
Stanley K. Ridgley (Ph.D. Business ’99) published The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting. He is an assistant professor of management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.
Rita Sheffey (Ph.D. Chemistry ’82) was named president-elect at The Lamar American Inn of Court for the Emory School of Law. She also was re-elected for a two-year term on the Metropolitan Bar Caucus executive committee. She focuses on environmental, patent and trademark infringement, and product liability litigation.
Sarah Stacke (M.A. Liberal Studies ’12) curated the Center for Documentary Studies photo exhibition Keep All You Wish, a selection of portraits from the Hugh Mangum Collection, housed at Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The exhibit was based on her master’s final project, conducted under the supervision of Margaret Sartor, Visiting Lecturer, Center for Documentary Studies. Sarah is an award-winning photographer and has photographed in the United States and throughout the world, including in Vietnam, Ghana, Bangladesh, Croatia, and Haiti. She is currently completing projects in the United States, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Robert E. Banta (Ph.D. Romance Languages ’74), the Managing Partner of Banta Immigration Law Limited, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Atlanta magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Atlanta.” He is a Past President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta and has […] pbess email@example.com order => . sidebar =>