Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 19, October 28

A Better Understanding
The National Institutes of Health funds research at Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities to examine inequities associated with cancer and heart disease.Medical and science researchers continue to try to get at the root cause of racial...
A Better Understanding: The National Institutes of Health Funds Research at Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities to Examine Inequities Associated with Cancer and Heart Disease
Medical and science researchers continue to try to get at the root cause of racial and ethnic health disparities. Why are advanced breast cancer rates so much higher among certain populations, particularly African-American women? Why are colon cancer...
A Clean Bill of Health
AAMC diversity officer says the emphasis on prevention and wellness in the health care reform law will benefit minorities.Dr. Marc Nivet joined the Association of American Medical Colleges in June as the chief diversity officer, tasked with developing...
A Clean Bill of Health: AAMC Diversity Officer Says the Emphasis on Prevention and Wellness in the Health Care Reform Law Will Benefit Minorities
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Marc Nivet joined the Association of American Medical Colleges in June as the chief diversity officer, tasked with developing a strategic vision for AAMC's diversity efforts and overseeing programs designed to improve...
A Concentrated Effort
Pioneering center at New York University employs a community-based approach to addressing illnesses disproportionately affecting Asian-Americans.For years, New York health-care providers treated Asian-Americans afflicted by serious, even life-threatening...
A Concentrated Effort: Pioneering Center at New York University Employs a Community-Based Approach to Addressing Illnesses Disproportionately Affecting Asian-Americans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For years, New York health-care providers treated Asian-Americans afflicted by serious, even life-threatening illnesses with ever-increasing frequency. Many doctors in the nation's largest city agreed that Asians seemed particularly...
A Journey beyond Tolerance
Personal interaction through technology can foster an appreciative and welcoming environment for diversity that supplements acceptance.Diversity needs to go beyond tolerance. Tolerance is a first step. It is much better than conflict But tolerance is...
A Journey beyond Tolerance: Personal Interaction through Technology Can Foster an Appreciative and Welcoming Environment for Diversity That Supplements Acceptance
Diversity needs to go beyond tolerance. Tolerance is a first step. It is much better than conflict. But tolerance is a somewhat negative word, according to David See-Chai Lam, former lieutenant governor of British Columbia. To "tolerate" and to be...
Anti-Preference Campaign Plows Ahead on Election Day
Overshadowed by battle over controversial immigration law, anti-affirmative-action ballot initiative in Arizona goes unchallenged.A ballot initiative to end affirmative action in Arizona has been overshadowed by other stale issues, and its opposition...
Anti-Preference Campaign Plows Ahead on Election Day: Overshadowed by Battle over Controversial Immigration Law, Anti-Affirmative-Action Ballot Initiative in Arizona Goes Unchallenged
A ballot initiative to end affirmative action in Arizona has been overshadowed by other state issues, and its opposition has lost much of its funding and steam, a situation that appears to be paving the way for an easy victory next month for anti-preference...
Diverse Calendar
Oct. 30-NOV.2AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGKS OF NLIRSINGFALL SEMIANNUAL MEIHINGIW Marriott | Washington, D.C.Web: aacn.nche.eduOct. 31-Nov 3NATIONAI COUNCILOF UMVLRSITV RESEARCH ADMINISTRATORS"AT THE CONFLUENCE OF CREATION & COLLABORATIÓN"52nd Annual...
For-Profits under Increased Scrutiny - This Time from Military
Defense Department proposes new rules regulating quality of online programs accessed by members of the armed services.For-profit universities and colleges are Linder an unflattering spotlight once again as congressional lawmakers and Department of Defense...
For-Profits under Increased Scrutiny-This Time from Military: Defense Department Proposes New Rules Regulating Quality of Online Programs Accessed by Members of the Armed Services
For-profit universities and colleges are under an unflattering spotlight once again as congressional lawmakers and Department of Defense officials explore whether they are exploiting the military's tuition assistance program. DOD estimates that...
Grants & Gifts
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY $1.9 million in grants to promote agriculture science and research professions. Alcorn Slate will use the grants to improve its agriculture research capabilities.The Women's Self...
Just the Stats
The statistical package for this health-focused edition is centered on medical school diversity and health disparities. Top 10 Schools Supplying Minority Applicants to Medical School, by Race: 2009 ...
Latino Men See Dramatic Jump as First-Year Medical School Students
Minorities have enrolled in medical school this year in significant numbers with Hispanic men posting the greatest enrollment boom, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. While the number of first-year enrollees to U.S. medical...
On the Move
DR. ROSLYN CLARK-ARTIS has been named chief academic officer for Mountain State University (W. Va.). Clark- Artis was executive vice president at Mountain State's Beckley campus. She earned a bachelor's and juris doctorate from West Virginia State University...
Prescription for Health
America's top doctor leads effort to focus nation on exercise and other strategies to promote health and wellness.When President Barack Obama tapped Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama family physician, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, she likes to...
Prescription for Health: America's Top Doctor Leads Effort to Focus Nation on Exercise and Other Strategies to Promote Health and Wellness
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When President Barack Obama tapped Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama family physician, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, she likes to joke that her client base went overnight from several hundred to nearly 300 million....
Segregation Sickness
Dr. David R. Williams grew up on Saint Lucia, a Caribbean island where 80 percent of the population is Black and residential segregation has. not been an issue. But it remains a big one in the United States, he maintains, and in a way not obvious to...
The Complexity of Obesity
As the obesity problem grows, researchers investigate all facets of this condition while also working to make the public aware of the personal and economic toll of being big.As thousands of brainiac kids from around the globe began descending on the...
The Complexity of Obesity: As the Obesity Problem Grows, Researchers Investigate All Facets of This Condition While Also Working to Make the Public Aware of the Personal and Economic Toll of Being Big
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As thousands of brainiac kids from around the globe began descending on the University f Tennessee for a week of Destination ImagiNation's creative problem-solving summer amp, researchers in health and nutrition on the Knoxville...

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