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UNCW Launches Series of Public Forums with Panel Discussion on Federal Deficit April 18

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:51.

Wilmington, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is bringing the expertise of its faculty, staff and members of the local community together to discuss major political and societal issues through a series of free public forums. The first forum in the series, which will be held Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in UNCW's Warwick Center, will explore “The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care?”


Joint team aids Afghans after landslide

Written by Master Sgt. Michael Voss on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:48.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Airmen from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, here, delivered more than 17,000 pounds of supplies to Afghanistan's Balkh Province, April 7. The emergency drop, which included food, water and blankets, was part of the Air Force and Army's aid effort for the residents of the Northern Province, which borders Uzbekistan.


Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Encourages Parents to Discover the Power of Play

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:49.

Raleigh, NC – Play is a powerful tool that helps build healthy brain architecture in children. It helps them grow physically, teaches them how to get along with others, and fosters creativity.


What Innovations Help Fight Poverty in Developing Countries?

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:19.

How Do We Know if Financial Innovations in Developing Countries Help or Hurt in the Fight Against Poverty? New Book by MIT Economist Robert M. Townsend Establishes Foundation for Analyzing the Impact of Financial Policies in Developing Countries


Women's Body Image Based More on Others' Opinions Than Their Own Weight

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:16.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research. The most powerful influence on women’s appreciation of their bodies is how they believe important others view them, the study suggests. On the flip side, the more women are able to focus on the inner workings of their body – or how their bodies function and feel – rather than how they appear to others, the more they will appreciate their own bodies.


The Black Press: Then and Now

Written by Joy Childs on Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:27.

(NNPA) – As readers know, newspaper readership is dwindling because of competition from online media. Notwithstanding the shrinkage, the Black newspaper has played and continues to play a critical and relevant role in the community for at least one important reason: For their its history, Black newspapers have addressed and responded to the needs of Blacks.


Black Newspaper Publishers Call for Justice for Wilmington 10

Written by Richette L. Haywood on Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:25.

(NNPA) – There has been considerable progress made in America during the four decades since the Wilmington 10 became the international cause celebre for injustice to those activists involved in the civil rights movement. That was evident earlier this year when the City of Wilmington, North Carolina presented proclamations to the nine Black men and one White woman -- who became the focus of one of the longest and most controversial civil rights cases in U.S. history.


Gonzaga U. Institute for Hate Studies to Present 2nd International Conference on Hate Studies April 6-9

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:52.

Attempted Bombing of Spokane's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March Underscores Need for World's First Hate Studies Curriculum Being Planned by Gonzaga U. Institute


Gaston College Men of Excellence Sponsor Men's Awareness: Health and Diversity Workshop

Written by Gaston College on Friday, 11 March 2011 15:28.

"The workshop was inter-active, energetic and motivational," says Darren Stewart, president of the Men of Excellence Program at Gaston College. "Our three presenters were outstanding. They surprised our group with an interesting way of forcing you to think outside the box, embrace new ideas, and concepts. They convinced us to expand our awareness and appreciation of diversity and showed us how to better promote a climate that celebrates differences," commented Stewart.


Endangered Squirrels Keep Flying High with the Help of UNC Wilmington and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:05.

Wilmington, N.C. - Superman had a cape. Flying squirrels have the help of conservationists at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and two University of North Carolina Wilmington biology students.