Duke is naming a new science research building The French Sciences Center in honor of Melinda French Gates. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave Duke an additonal $30 million this summer, following on to a $20 million donation in 1998. Melinda is a member of the Duke board of trustees and earned her BS in Computer Science & Economics, along with an MBA. If remember correctly, she did all of that in five years. She went on to be an exec at Microsoft and is now married to Bill Gates. I had the chance to meet her once at a Duke Student Governement event.