Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D. - 7th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecturer - 26th Annual Minority Health Conference, Feb 25, 2005
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Congresswomen Madeleine Bordallo and Donna Christensen speaking from 
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Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Eligibility requires that you are a U.S. citizen or national and that you plan on a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Contact the Fellowships Office at 202-334-2872/infofell@nas.eduPosted 10/5/2005vs
Problems and Prospects for Health Disparities Research
Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, Director, Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Professor of Health Policy & Management and Sociology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., The Hooker Research Center, UNC School of Public Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Ground Floor. Sponsored by: The Center for Aging & Diversity/Institute on Aging; UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture & Health Outcomes; and the Department of Health Policy & Administration/School of Public Health.
Tenth Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration
11:00 am � 4:00 pm, November 19, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC. Contact: Emily Grant, (919) 807-7979 (Posted 10/25/05)

Gerrymandering Racial Residential Segregation

Dr. Allan Parnell, Director, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities and CPC Training Program Alumnus. Friday, November 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm, at the Center for Developmental Science, Lower Level Conference Room (in the Top of the Hill building, corner of Franklin and Columbia - enter from Columbia Street). Sponsored by the Carolina Population Center. Posted 11/9/2005vs
Voting Rights Act Forum with the Rev. Jesse Jackson
Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 - 6:30 PM, NC A&T University, Greensboro, NC The UNC Center for Civil Rights and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition plan to hold hearings to investigate recent examples of discrimination against minority voters in North Carolina and what can be done to protect voting rights. The first hearing will be held at N.C. A&T University (Greensboro) on November 14 at 6:30 PM and will be presided over by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Dr. Julius L. Chambers, and Judge James Wynn Jr.
The Cherokee People 2005
Michell Hicks, CPA, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will explore the contributions of American Indians to North Carolina and the larger South. Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 5 p.m. in 116 Murphy Hall. Cosponsored by Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Research Labs of Archaeology, the Department of History, and the Center for the Study of the American South. Annual Native American Heritage Month Lecture.
Also in November: Tenth Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. 11:00 am � 4:00 pm, November 19, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC. Contact: Emily Grant, (919) 807-7979 (Posted 10/25/05)
How to go Beyond the Race Fiction in Empirical Research
(Dr. Zuberi's flight was cancelled; the seminar has been rescheduled to January 13.) Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania (about Dr. Zuberi). Friday, November 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm, at the Center for Developmental Science, Lower Level Conference Room (in the Top of the Hill building, corner of Franklin and Columbia - enter from Columbia Street). Sponsored by the Carolina Population Center. Posted 11/9,10/2005vs
Fellowshup (Friday Evening Social Hour for Underrepresented Populations)
Friday, November 11 from 5-7 PM at the Carolina Union. Fellowshup is a monthly social networking opportunity for underrepresented graduate students across disciplines. More information from nchapman@email.unc.edu or 966-2613. Posted 10/30/2005vs
Principles of Social Justice for a New Generation
November 8, 7:00pm, Stone Center Theatre. Featuring human rights activist Malika Sanders, executive director of the 21st Century Youth Movement. Twelfth Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture.Other fall Stone Center events. (Posted 10/23/05)
On the Outside Looking In: Language Barriers and Access to Learning, Mentoring and Success as a Minority in Nursing
Thursday, November 3, 2005, 4:00pm.
SeonAe Yeo, PhD,RN, Associate Professor of Nursing and Family Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and President, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association and Illinois. School of Nursing (Carrington Hall addition), lower level (Dr. Frances Hill Fox Auditorium) Reception to follow.
(Posted 11/2/05)
25th Annual Black Alumni Reunion
October 31 - November 5, 2005, Carolina Campus. Selected happenings:

Tuesday, November 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Black Male Forum: How I See Me, How They See Me (Stone Center)
In collaboration with Carolina Panther Julius Peppers �02 and his Rites of Passage Project, the Black Alumni Reunion Committee will facilitate a 7th-8th grade after-school enrichment program for young black males from the Triangle area.

Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
And the Children Shall Lead (Stone Center)
Film screening and discussion of critically-acclaimed documentary written by UNC alumna and Academy Award nominee Emma Eliza Pullen, '75. The documentary portrays the lives of children and young adults living in rural Mississippi during the early events of the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Carolina Women's Center, NAACP, and the 25th UNC Black Alumni Reunion.

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Se Dia - A story of hidden consequences. An JYNX Production. Written and directed by Jay Reynolds. Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Sponsored By NC Office of Minority Health, UNC School of Public Health, and the Theta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Free admission. Posted 11/1/2005vs

Unsung Founder Memorial will be dedicated
November 5, 10:00am - dedication ceremony for the Unsung Founders Memorial, the senior class gift for 2002. Featured speakers include Chancellor James Moeser and Bernadette Gray-Little, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The student acappella ensemble Harmonyx will sing, and refreshments will be served. Location: the site of the memorial on McCorkle Place in front of the Alumni Building; rain location: Person Hall. The memorial honors the men and women of color � bond and free � who helped build Carolina and run its day-to-day operations. Its dedication is part of the Black Alumni Reunion. (About the Unsung Founder Memorial) (Posted 10/23/05)
Richard S. Cooper: “Social Epidemiology and the Problem of Race”
November 2, 2005, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 136 Tate-Turner-Kuralt (School of Social Work Auditorium). Dr. Cooper is Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Loyola University School of Medicine and has been a leader in developing the evidentiary basis for health disparities research during more than two decades. (This lecture is part of the Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series but scheduled one hour earlier than the usual start time.) (Posted 10/19/05)
�The Brain: It's Role in Obesity and Hypertension�
Joseph C. Dunbar, Ph.D. Annual SPIRE Distinguished Scholar seminar. 4:00pm, Friday, October 28, 2005, 2001 Kerr Hall Posted 10/25/2005vs
�Stem Cells: The Promise, Reasons for Hope and the Reality�
Wednesday, October 26, 2005. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH). Keynote Speaker: Carlos A. Castro, M.D., Senior Research Associate, Pittsburgh Development Center and University of Pittsburgh (full agenda). The event is sponsored by National Institutes of Health National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Diversity Council Disability Awareness Committee, the Division of Intramural Research, and the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Management (919-541-3430, 1-888-473-4959, TTY 919-541-4644) Posted 10/21/2005vs
Last year's broadcasts (Videotapes available)
The 11th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health
June 20-23, 2005, presented by the UNC-CH School of Public Health and the Morgan-Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.   Special opening session broadcast from the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History (SCBCH) featuring a distinguished panel with the Hon. Melvin L. Watt is available as an archived webcast or videotape.   (more about the 11th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health)
The UNC School of Public Health Minority Student Caucus (link) presents the 26th Annual Minority Health Conference (link) - “Health and the Built Environment and Health: The Effects of Where We Live, Work, and Play”
February 25, 2005, William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC.  (more)

The 7th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture was presented by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D., professor and Director of the Center for Urban Studies, School of Architecture and Planning, State University of New York at Buffalo.

- View the webcast of the keynote lecture (free)

(Posted 10/30/04)
2nd Community Based Participatory Research Seminar
Chanetta Washington, Project Manager of Project EXPORT, will present her project, and its relationship to the Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities (EXPORT) October 17, 2005, 3:30-5:00pm at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room 32-001, 3rd Floor. Sponsored by the Carolina Community Health Scholars Program, The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), and the Carolina Center for Public Service. More information: Kacey Hanson at kacey_hanson@unc.edu (Posted 10/8/05)
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15, 2005Posted 10/5/2005vs
Fellowshup (Friday Evening Social Hour for Underrepresented Populations)
Friday, October 14th from 5-7 PM at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center (150 South Road). Fellowshup is a monthly social networking opportunity for underrepresented graduate students across disciplines. More information from nchapman@email.unc.edu or 966-2613. Posted 10/5/2005vs
Sarah Jones: A Right to Care
A one-woman performance piece commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. October 14, 2005, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History (link). (Article about Sarah Jones   Sarah Jones' official website) Posted 10/1/2005vs
Slavery and the Making of the University
Wednesday, October 12, 2005, The Louis Round Wilson Library
5:00 p.m. Exhibit and Reception, Manuscripts Department, 4th floor
6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Exhibit: That the Truth May Set Us Free: Examining Our Slaveholding Past [more] Posted 10/12/2005vs
Sister Circle
October 12, 2005, 4:30-6:30pm is a collaboration between the Graduate School and the Carolina Women's Center that will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Carolina Women's Center (134 East Franklin St, Suite 215). Sister Circle provides a space for women graduate students of diverse backgrounds to connect, establish and renew their relationships.Posted 10/5/2005vs
"Standing at the Crossroads: Life at the Intersection of LGBT Culture"
Dr. David Malebranche of Emory University will discuss how ideas of masculinity among black men who don't identify themselves as gay but have sex with men - said to be "on the down low" - influence sexual behavior and risk for HIV. 1:00 p.m., Room 3413, Frank Porter Graham Student Union. His speech is the keynote address for a free, public conference originated by the student group Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered-Straight Alliance [link]. The conference includes four panel discussions at 2:30 p.m., repeated at 3:45 p.m.:
  1. HIV/AIDS health issues, with Dr. Lisa Hightow, Dr. Peter Leone and Justin Smith of the UNC School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases
  2. North Carolina Men's Health Initiative, a project of the N.C. Division of Public Health, led by Phyllis Gray of the HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch of the division
  3. Religion and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered life, with Devetta Holman Nash of the UNC Center for Healthy Student Behaviors and Chimi Boyd of the Carolina Women's Center
  4. Student dialogue on race, sexuality and color, facilitated by Dean Blackburn of the UNC Division of Student Affairs.
Posted 10/11/2005vs
The New Directions in American Indian Research: A Gathering of Emerging Scholars and Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend
October 7-8, 2005. This conference highlights American Indian students and research, while bringing together Native scholars and communities. This event sponsored by The Graduate School, Office of the Provost, and the First Nation Graduate Circle will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Posted 10/5/2005vs
"Naming Races: Skin Shade, Health, and Economic Outcomes"
Friday, September 16, 2005, noon-1:00pm, Toy Lounge (Dey Hall), Carolina Campus. Lecture by Dr. William Darity. Professor Darity is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, CPC Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Institute of African American Research. He also serves as Research Professor of Public Policy Studies, Economics, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. The lecture is the first presentation in the fall 2005 Carolina Population Center Friday seminar series. Posted 9/13/2005vs
“6th Annual Dr. Hector P. Garcia National Leadership and Advocacy Seminar”
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business R.D. Thomas Center on September 9th - 11th, 2005. Presented by the National Network of Latin American Medical Students. The focus of the event will be to further develop national Latino physician leadership to improve the quality of and access to health care and medical education for all. Participants will include an elite, select group of Latino medical student leaders and alumni physicians from across the country. Keynote speakers will include the President of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the President of the Inter-American College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Deputy-Director of the Pan-American Health Organization and the Director of the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services of the State of Delaware. Sponsors of this event include Duke University School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and the California Endowment. (Posted 9/11/05)
24th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration
A week long celebration beginning Sunday, January 16th. Events include:
  • 20th Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet, Sunday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Howard Lee, Chairman of the State Board of Education.
  • A Day for Service Monday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m.
  • My Brother Martin, Wednesday, January 19 at 12 noon. Walter Spearman Professor of Journalism Chuck Stone reflects on the legacy of his fraternity brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Keynote Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Carson and Presentation of the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 7:30 P.M.

For a complete events schedule please visit http://www.unc.edu/minorityaffairs/mlk/schedule.html. (Posted 01/06/05)
Committees: Students for the Advancement of Race Relations
Practicing good race relations is important to The Carolina Community.  Respecting diversity and understanding the issues across racial lines are issues that often go overlooked.  For more information, please contact Neena at neena@email.unc.edu or visit http://campus-y.unc.edu/heyyou/committees/saar/rrweek04.html (Posted, 10/27/04)
Archived webcast: Second Annual Symposium on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Research in the U.S - From Research To Practice
The Second Annual Symposium on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Research in the U.S. From Research to Practice which was held on May 7, 2004 at the Harvard School of Public Health. The focus of the symposium was to identify new frontiers in racial and ethnic health disparities research, with its main goal to bring faculty, students, post-graduates and doctoral fellows from research communities across the U.S.together to form collaborations to uide the future directions in health disparities research. Click on the following link to access the webcast and speakers' powerpoint presentations: www.healthpolicy.harvard.edu/2004symposium.php (Posted, 08/06/04)
Faces of a Healthy Future: National Conference to End Health Disparities
September 27-29, 2004 — School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Posted, 06/17/04)

Archived webcast: Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
CDC news conference to discuss dedicated issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) focusing on health disparities facing American Indians and Alaska Natives. Articles on diabetes prevalence and deaths from injuries will be highlighted. Participants: Dr. W. Craig Vanderwagen, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), HHS Indian Health Service (by phone) and Christine Branche, Ph.D., Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC's Injury Center. (Posted, 08/04/03)
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