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Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts

Written by Farrah Gray on Friday, 09 July 2010 11:38.

Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts(NNPA) - As the nation's healthcare system braces for an influx of newly insured patients, a new study published in the June 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine examines the record of the nation's medical schools in graduating physicians to meet this new public need.


American University Remembers Alumnus Senator Byrd

Written by American University on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:54.

Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of Congress in history, often credited the law degree he earned in 1963 from American University’s Washington College of Law with instilling in him a new level of confidence.


New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Asks Business Owners to Submit New Projects

Written by Sandia National Laboratories on Friday, 25 June 2010 01:09.

New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program is looking for small business owners who believe their companies could get a boost from technical assistance provided by researchers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories.The program is a partnership of the two federal laboratories & the state of New Mexico that connects scientists, engineers & others with New Mexico businesses to solve critical challenges & promote economic development.


Regulators Need More Funding to Enforce Finance Reform

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, 25 June 2010 01:00.

The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representative are working toward a final version of the financial reform bill, which is expected be on the desk of President Barack Obama by July 4. According to Hillary A. Sale, JD, securities law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, the bill is coming at a good time for the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).


Pioneering Engineering Track of Study to Help Prevent Large-scale Disasters Like Gulf Oil Spill

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, 25 June 2010 00:52.

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.


America's Racial Temperature Rising, Experts Say Agitators Must Speak Peace

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Friday, 11 June 2010 12:11.

U. S. Rep. John Lewis was headed for the Capitol to vote on President Obama's health care bill in March when he was pelted with racial epithets when passing near a group of conservative Tea Party protestors.



"The Cost of Incarceration", Part VII: Black Offenders Still Face More Difficulty When Re-entering

Written by By Patrice Gaines on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:28.

When Robert Ervin came home from prison in 2007 he was dependent upon the community to assist him in getting back on his feet. But like thousands who have committed crimes and served their time, Ervin found employers reluctant to hire him. This practice of discriminating against offenders, which falls disproportionately on Black people, is as harmful and deliberate as the segregation and Jim Crow laws of the past.


Talk Show Host Glenn Beck Mocks Obama's Daughter, Apologizes

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 11 June 2010 11:18.

Fox News personality and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck has apologized for mocking Malia Obama in a pretend conversation on his radio show. Beck said he was trying to explain how President Obama uses his children to deflect media criticism, and said he took it too far.


Tax Credit Helps Small Businesses Pay for Health Care

Written by Greater Diversity News on Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:11.

Small Businesses Pay for Health CareStarting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.Even if your business hasn't received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay employee health insurance premiums in 2010, says Bill Terando, a professor of accounting at Butler University.


Empathy: College Students Don't Have as Much as They Used To

Written by University of Michigan on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:13.

Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a Today's college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and '90s, a University of Michigan study shows.The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years.

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