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- *Bill Jenkins information, videos, memorials
- *The Confederate Monument at the University of North Carolina
The monument known as Silent Sam stood at the north entrance to campus for more than 100 years. What meaning did it have for the men and women who placed it there? Why does it matter to us today? Explore these questions and more in this digital exhibit by James L. Leloudis, Professor of History, and Cecelia Moore, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with research assistance from Rob Shapard, PhD, and Brian Fennessy, doctoral candidate in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2017-2019
- *The Persistence Of Segregated Schools
WAMU 1A, Nov. 29, 2018. Host Joshua Johnson speaks with MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, who reports that “schools with large numbers of black and Latino kids are less likely to have experienced teachers, advanced courses, instructional materials and adequate facilities", and University of Chicago assistant professor and sociologist Eve Ewing. A companion story about the Longview school district in Texas is at https://the1a.org/shows/2018-11-29/school-segregation-texas-tribune
- 1A: Cradle To Grade: Living A Lifetime Of Student Loan Debt
WAMU 1A, November 26, 2018. Americans owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loans. And more than ten million Americans are in deferment, forbearance or default. But it’s not just 22-year-olds fresh out of undergrad who find themselves owing. People over 60 are rapidly accumulating student loan debt, whether it’s for continuing education or — more often — taking out loans for a child or grandchild. Host: Joshua Johnson. Guests: Lori Trawinski Director of banking and finance, AARP Public Policy Institute; certified financial planner; @loritrawinski, Robert Kelchen Assistant professor, higher education, Seton Hall University; author, "Higher Education Accountability"; @rkelchen
- 1A: Why New Hampshire Students Have So Much Loan Debt
WAMU, 1A, November 26, 2018. The Institute for College Access and Success reports that college graduates in the Granite State have the fourth highest average student loan debt: $34,000. The cost of attending college in New Hampshire is so high that many students leave the state to get their degree. And many aren’t coming back. Last month, we spoke with educators and students at a live-audience event at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio. Host: Joshua Johnson, with Guests: Todd Leach Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire; chair, New Hampshire College and University Council; Chair, New England Board of Higher Education; Melinda Treadwell Interim president, Keene State College; @kscprestreadwel; Kenneth Ferreira Associate vice president, Student Financial Services, Franklin Pierce University; president, New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators; José Calvo Senior and political science major, University of New Hampshire; member, education committee, New Hampshire Governor Millennial Council; @josecalvonh
- Academics are getting reeled in by scam journals
Alex Gillis, University Affairs, Jan 12, 2017 The world of scholarly publishing is in serious trouble. The number of predatory journals has skyrocketed in the past three to four years, leading to a tidal wave of poor-quality research being published. Beall’s List, the popular blacklist website compiled by Mr. Beall, contains more than 1,200 publications and 1,000 publishers that he calls potentially predatory. Five years ago, there were only 18 publishers on the list.
- Can Meditation in Schools Increase Student Bandwith?
Crime and Education Lab New York is partnering with the David Lynch Foundation to implement the Quiet Time program, which provides students with training and time to practice meditation, for two 15-minute periods every day, with the goal of increasing students’ cognitive bandwidth and their ability to focus and learn. This program was introduced and evaluated in the Chicago Public Schools, with promising results. Now Quiet Time is being expanded to New York City, and Crime and Education Lab’s randomized evaluation aims to generate rigorous evidence about the potential of mediation to support students and improve outcomes in America’s largest city.
- CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace, based on a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, more than 550 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations, are leveraging their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Documenting Hate - two films from PBS Frontline and ProPublica
- Effect of Meditation on Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress in the Workplace: A Randomized Controlled Study
Laurent Valosek, Janice Link, Paul Mills, Arthur Konrad, Maxwell Rainforth, Sanford Nidich. Perm J 2018;22:17-172. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/17-172 ABSTRACT Context: Research highlights the role of emotional intelligence and perceived stress as important factors associated with mental and physical health and organizational effectiveness. Objective: To determine whether a mind-body technique, the Transcendental Meditationa (TM) program, delivered in the context of a workplace wellness program, could significantly decrease perceived stress and improve emotional intelligence in government employees. Design: Ninety-six central-office staff at the San Francisco Unified School District were randomly assigned to either an immediate start of the TM program or to a wait-list control group. Main Outcome Measures: The Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory and the Perceived Stress Scale were administered at baseline and at 4-month posttest. Results: Findings indicate a significant increase in emotional intelligence total score (p < 0.003) and a significant decrease in perceived stress (p < 0.02) in TM participants compared with controls. A significant increase in general mood, stress management, adaptability, intrapersonal awareness, and reality testing composite scales for emotional intelligence were observed (p < 0.05); a significant increase was not observed in the interpersonal scale. Compliance with meditation practice was high (93%). Because of the sex composition in this study, results are most generalizable to female employees. Conclusion: The TM program was effective as a workplace wellness program to improve emotional intelligence and reduce perceived stress in employees.
- Former Presidents' Panel from SAAPHI 25th Anniversary Celebration, November 4, 2017
Bill Jenkins was on a panel with four subsequent SAAPHI presidents, Camara Jones, Chandra Ford, Rebecca Hasson
- Fresh Air: The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop (37 min)
WHYY, Fresh Air, with host Dave Davies, February 18, 2019. Includes transcript.
Historian Daniel Immerwahr shares surprising stories of U.S. territorial expansion, including how the desire for bird guano compelled the seizure of remote islands. His book is How to Hide an Empire.
- Gene Nichol, The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina
The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens
Gene R. Nichol, UNC Press, 2018.
These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds wait in lines hours long to receive basic health care at underfunded free clinics. In large cities and small towns, children--especially children of color--rely on meals at their schools to keep hunger at bay, while parents struggle in jobs that fail to pay living wages. While many in the Tar Heel State enjoy unparalleled prosperity, those born into poverty have lower odds than ever of climbing the ladder of economic upward mobility. Today, more than 1.5 million North Carolinians live in poverty. More than one in five are children. Behind these sobering statistics are the faces of our fellow citizens. This book tells their stories.
Since 2012, Gene R. Nichol has traveled the length of North Carolina, conducting hundreds of interviews with poor people and those working to alleviate the worst of their circumstances. Here their voices challenge all of us to see what is too often invisible, to look past partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to seek change. Only with a full commitment as a society, Nichol argues, will we succeed in truly ending poverty, which he calls our greatest challenge.
(first chapter available in book preview)
- Listeners Share Stories Of Racism At School
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, WUNC-FM, Feb. 9, 2019
- Müller, Karsten and Schwarz, Carlo, Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime
November 30, 2018 SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3082972 or https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3082972 This paper investigates the link between social media and hate crime using Facebook data. We study the case of Germany, where the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has developed a major social media presence. We show that right-wing anti-refugee sentiment on Facebook predicts violent crimes against refugees in municipalities with higher social media usage.
- Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional
Chandra L. Ford, PhD, Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD, and Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH. APHA Press, April 2019
This important publication builds on the racial health equity work that public health advocates and others have been doing for decades. They have documented the existence of health inequities and have combatted health inequities stemming from racism. This book, which targets racism directly, is intended for use in health departments, schools, and in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; and will serve as a practical reference text for courses and workshops.
- Scott Gould 2018 commencement address
Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration and current CEO of Mountain Lake associates, LLC, encouraged MUM graduates to volunteer for public service. Dr. Gould is a prime example of public service. In addition to being a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, he is a 26-year veteran of the Navy Reserves and has held top positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Treasury. “I’m eager to encourage graduates to consider a career that serves people, whether serving in the military, working in federal, state, or local government, or working with a nonprofit,” said Dr. Gould, a Cornell graduate who holds an MBA and an EdD from the University of Rochester. He has a background in the medical industry, having been executive vice president of Medical Affairs at CareFirst, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield. His current focus is a startup, Mountain Lake Associates, a medical services firm that helps government providers such as the Veterans Administration offer better care by designing standardized programs that are easier for patients to use who have complicated or delicate conditions. Dr. Gould’s public service also includes being a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
- Sherman James and the John Henryism Hypothesis
In this 20-minute documentary produced by historian Karin Shapiro, epidemiologist Sherman James recounts his story of becoming a social epidemiologist and developing the concept of John Henryism.
- SPLC on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shootings
- TED Radio Hour - The Story Behind The Numbers
TED Radio Hour, August 17, 2017. Is life today better than ever before? Does the data bear that out? This hour, TED speakers explore the stories we tell with numbers — and whether those stories portray the full picture. Host Guy Raz. Steven Pinker: Can Numbers Show Us That Progress Is Inevitable? Tyler Cowen: Do The Numbers Give Us The Full Picture? Hanna Rosin: Data Shows Women Have Progressed. But What's Next? Michael Green: What Does GDP Not Tell Us? Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit? Transcripts available.
- Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook
WAMU, 1A, Feb. 7, 2019
We’re speaking with Roger McNamee, one of Facebook’s early investors. He says the company’s executives have abdicated their civic responsibility and that the platform is bad for democracy in his new book, “Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook catastrophe.”
We’ll also speak to Alexandra Suich Bass, a senior correspondent at The Economist, who has covered Facebook for years.