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NewsMakers

Richard Payne, an internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for the dying, oncology and neurology, has been named the Esther Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life.

Dr. Payne, who will join the institute this summer, has led the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City since 1998 and was a distinguished professor at Cornell University Medical School.

Based at Duke Divinity School, the institute was founded in 2000 to improve interdisciplinary research, education and practice in care at the end of life.

In his first meeting with incoming Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead, Dean L. Gregory Jones discovered they share a favorite short story: Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation.”

The often anthologized story, in which the self-righteous Mrs. Ruby Turpin receives a comically painful revelation of her true identity—and of God’s grace, is a classic from O’Connor’s 1964 collection Everything that Rises Must Converge.

Brodhead is a scholar whose specialties include the classics of 19th century American literature and the works of African-American and Southern writers. Jones is a theologian whose love of literature informs his writing, lectures and sermons. He discusses “Revelation” in his book Embodying Forgiveness.

Keohane & Jones


 In her final visit to a meeting of the Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors as Duke University president, Nannerl Keohane is presented with a chalice and paten, used for communion celebrations, made by a North Carolina potter. Similar sets are used in the divinity school and at John Wesley College in Kilnerton, South Africa. At the March 19 meeting, Dean L. Gregory Jones said the gift symbolizes Keohane’s support of the divinity school during her tenure as president —which ends this summer—as well as her backing of international programs and outreach at Duke, including the divinity school’s partnership with South Africa. .

Brodhead, dean of Yale College and the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English at Yale University, was the unanimous choice of a 19-member search committee of trustees, faculty, students, staff and alumni. He will succeed Nannerl Keohane as Duke’s ninth president on July 1, 2004.

“Dick Brodhead is a gifted, energetic and wise leader with a deep appreciation for Duke’s heritage, its current strengths, and its promise for the future,” said Jones. “We in the divinity school look forward to welcoming him and his wife, Cindy, to the Duke community, and we anticipate his leadership with great excitement!”

Campbell Named Trustee

Dennis M. Campbell T’67, G’73 has been named a trustee of The Duke Endowment based in Charlotte, N.C. He is currently headmaster of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and served as dean of Duke Divinity School from 1982-1997.

Campbell is noted for his religious and academic leadership throughout the Carolinas, the primary geographical focus of The Duke Endowment.

 



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