Posts Dated Archive: September 2011

On the ground in public health

Share Last week, I spoke at the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference. It was good to interact with local public health folks. I was pleased to hear that our students are contributing positively to health departments around the state. It’s great experience for whatever they do in… Read More

Civil Society Starts Here

Share Diversity, inclusion and civility In her blog, Jo Ellen Parker, president of Sweet Briar College,  quoted Spelman College president, Beverly Daniel Tatum. Tatum wrote that “In the context of rising social anxiety about the perceived decline in economic opportunity, the changing place of the United States in the global… Read More

Distinguished (professors), diversity, diets and deficit

Share Yes, these topics are connected. Last week, I attended events and lectures related to all four topics. Wednesday night, I was at a reception to honor new distinguished professors. Among them was our W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor Barry Popkin, PhD, professor of nutrition. Barry has probably studied and… Read More

Celebrate workers—and those who want to work

Share Friday, September 2nd, the latest jobs report was released; new job creation is flat. Unemployment appears intractable without intervention. We at the School have added to the rolls of those unemployed over the last two years because of the large budget cuts we suffered. I’ve never met an unemployed… Read More