Posts Dated Archive: October 2011

Notes from ASPH & APHA

Share I arrived in D.C. 10/29 for meetings of Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and American Public Health Association (APHA). Leaving RDU, it was essentially a public health plane, so full of our folks and very high spirited. At a lovely reception sponsored by ASPH and Pfizer, HBHE… Read More

Visiting Wake County Health Department

Share Last Thursday, Anna Schenck, PHD, director of our Public Health Leadership Program and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and associate dean for practice, and I visited Sue Lynn Ledford, RN, MPA, director of the Wake County Health Department. A large urban health department like Wake County is… Read More

Communicating sense

Share President, Chancellor and employees communicate On University Day, Chancellor Holden Thorp and President Ross reflected on the University, its challenges, future and opportunities. They gave us reason to be proud and hopeful in spite of this economy. Jackie Overton represented the Employee Forum. She gave a rousing talk that… Read More

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University Commencement Speech

Share I’ve gone back to Steve Jobs’ Stanford University commencement speech several times over the last several years. I’ve now heard a lot of graduation speeches; it’s part of being dean. Many of those speeches have been good, but few have moved me to tears or laughter. Jobs’ did both…. Read More