The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Bilas on College Sports; Gigapixel Photo





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Published on Oct 17, 2013

We know bacteria can carry disease and help digest our food, but this ring pattern in a micro-colony of genetically engineered bacteria shows they can also tell time. The result, from a Duke study, provides a potential explanation for how organs know when to stop growing.

Sad news this week. The university community mourns the loss of Oscar Hijuelos, a Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist who had taught at Duke since 2008. Hijuelos died Saturday, October 12, in New York City.

Check out this Gigapixel photograph from the America's Cup Race in San Francisco. It was taken by members of engineering professor David Brady's lab and has a resolution about 100 times greater than a typical consumer camera.

Alumnus Jay Bilas, an ESPN analyst, joined law professor Paul Haagen in a discussion about the increasingly controversial model of amateurism in major college sports.

Duke's Center for Documentary Studies has a new multimedia exhibit "In Practice" at the Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus. It showcases the variety of artistic work being done by Duke faculty across media.

For more Duke News everyday, visit Duke Today, http://today.duke.edu.

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