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A History of American Medical Apartheid Comes to NCCU

Written by North Carolina Central University on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 11:50.

Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central UniversityDURHAM – The Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University will host a lecture and book-signing with award-winning author Harriet A. Washington, on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Auditorium.  Washington is the author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which examines the long history of medical experiments involving American blacks.  The book has earned several awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN/Oakland Award, the American Library Association Black Caucus BCALA Nonfiction Award and the Gustavus Meyers Award.


U.S. District Court for NJ Grants NAACP Motion for Summary Judgment Against N. Hudson Fire & Rescue

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 24 September 2010 11:24.

North Hudson Regional Fire and RescueRecently, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey granted the NAACP’s motion for summary judgment in a disparate impact case challenging the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue’s (NHRFR) use of residency requirements for hiring.


More Satisfied at Work with Higher Level of Emotional Intelligence

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 September 2010 11:53.

emotional intelligenceGeneral intelligence alone is not enough: An employee with a higher level of emotional intelligence is more dedicated and satisfied at work. A new study shows that emotional intelligence plays an important role in coping with organizational politics.


In Parent-Teacher Conferences, It’s Often Not About the Student

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 11 September 2010 14:47.

Parents will soon face the often-dreaded parent-teacher conference. But what seems to be an evaluation of student performance is more often than not an evaluation of the parent and the teacher, by each other. Danielle Pillet-Shore, assistant professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire has been studying parent-teacher interactions for a decade.


Nonprofits a Surprising Bright Spot in National Jobs Picture

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 September 2010 14:26.

Initial analysis of data on 21 states spread broadly across the country reveals that nonprofit employment actually grew by an average of 2.5 percent per year between the second quarter of 2007 and the second quarter of 2009, the worst part of the recent recession. By contrast, for-profit employment in these states fell during this same period by an average of 3.3 percent a year ...


Essential Tips for College Campus Living

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:16.

Essential Tips for College Campus LivingIt’s August and around the country, thousands of college students are preparing to head to campus, many living in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home and with a roommate for the first time can be exciting but also challenging. Michael Scales, associate vice president for housing at Temple University, says there are steps students can take to make it a positive experience.


Developing a Workplace Team Where Everyone’s a Leader

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 07 August 2010 15:05.

As leaders struggle with growing pressures in today’s fast-paced workplace, a change is being made in the way leadership responsibilities are distributed within organizations. One SIOP leader says shared team leadership is the new approach that is influencing the way team members operate to their full potential.


Tools That Assess Bias in Standardized Tests Are Flawed

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 07 August 2010 14:10.

Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of “general mental ability” for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding challenges reliance on such exams to make objective decisions for employment or academic admissions even in the face of well-documented gaps between mean scores of white and minority populations.


Journey to Success: Mentors Coach Young Black Men

Written by Robyn H. Jimenez on Friday, 16 July 2010 10:49.

“In life, it’s not where you start, but where you end,” said Dr. Steve Perry, one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Perry’s journey began in a housing project in Middletown, Conn., when he was born to a teenage mother. He knows first hand the struggles that young men in economically disadvantaged areas experience daily.