Posts Dated Archive: March 2011

Springing forward in Chapel Hill

Share Accelerating…everything In a 2011 presentation, President Emeritus Mote of the University of Maryland wrote that acceleration characterizes everything from information to expectations. Whether it is a response to the email that was sent seconds ago or the answer to a question asked in class, speed is a fundamental quality of… Read More

Disaster of epic proportions

Share Earthquake and tsunami in Japan Aren’t the disasters that have occurred in Japan horrifying and overwhelming? I hadn’t really understood why a tsunami is so dangerous and powerful until reading some of the explanations in the press. I’ve lived through some pretty bad hurricanes and a killer tornado (Worcester,… Read More

Tribes and Teams

Share What a game! That was a great men’s basketball game Saturday night! We beat Duke 81-67! We watched on TV. The Dean Dome must have been amazing with all the excitement. Reading Tribes I just finished a short but powerful book—Tribes by Seth Godin. It’s a contemporary, social media… Read More

Great end to Black History Month!

Share UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Conference Our minority health events started with a warm, memorable evening Thursday night—the Minority Alumni Reunion. One of HBHE chair Jo Anne Earp’s accomplished graduates, Edna Davis-Brown, MPH, reunited with Jo Anne after 28 years! Delton Atkinson, MPH, Vice President of our Public… Read More