***Coming This November: US Black Engineer magazine's 2008 Diversity edition will spotlight the careers of some of the most prominent blacks in Information Technology in Q&A profiles.

Friday, April 28, 2006

NSF study examines workplace relationships among 40,000 employees at Marriott

Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $263,275 grant for a three-year study that will examine relationships among Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, and Asian Americans in workplaces. The results could help to understand factors involved in improving work relationships and organizational performance.

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Maryland declares May 1 "Kimberly Oliver Day" to honor the state's first National Teacher of the Year

On May 1, 2006, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich will officially recognize Maryland’s first National Teacher of the Year, Kimberly Oliver, a kindergarten teacher at Broad Acres Elementary School in Montgomery County. Governor Ehrlich will share her education platform with Maryland media members at a reception at the State House.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Review Board begins National Search for the Very Best Federal Civil Servants

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management director Linda M. Springer recently convened an expert review board to select and honor the very best federal civil servants. Twelve private citizens from the nation's capital who serve or have served in corporate America, academia, and local government will review accomplishments of nominees -- career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and Senior-Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) communities -- for the 2006 Presidential Award of Distinguished Rank. Members of these communities manage many of the nation's most vital programs in defense, intelligence, the environment, energy, agriculture and others, and awardees receive a cash award of 35 percent of their base salary. Nearly 14% of all SES appointments are held by minorities.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Cheryl Burgan Evans is University of Virginia's new Graduate Diversity Director

University of Virginia has announced that Cheryl Burgan Evans will join the university's office of the vice president for research and graduate studies as its new director of graduate student diversity programs. Evans will oversee activities to enhance recruitment, retention, and mentoring of graduate students from under represented groups, especially in doctoral programs. Additionally, she will be responsible for developing ties between U Va., historically Black colleges and universities, and other minority institutions.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Seventh Annual Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) -- an association of higher education institutions, corporate employers, and organizations committed to hiring people with disabilities -- will hold its 7th Annual National Conference, June 14-16, 2006. “Maximizing the Talent Pool: Looking Below the Surface” is the theme for this year's conference at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, International Ballroom, in Atlanta, Georgia. To register online, go to http://www.cosdonline.org/conferences/register_06.shtml

President Bush Visit Prompted By Tuskegee University Research & Outreach Initiatives

“President Bush’s interest in the research and outreach being conducted at Tuskegee University is not an accidental or isolated development,” University President Benjamin F. Payton said, regarding President George W. Bush’s planned visit to the campus on Wednesday, April 19. “The T-CAM component of our Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering is an example of our focus on education as a process of discovery and outreach.”

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Mikulski Announces Federal Investment in Science, Engineering Partnership

BALTIMORE, Md. – At a press conference this morning at Morgan State University (MSU), Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced she has secured $4 million to support the Chesapeake Aeronautics Consortium, a joint partnership led by Morgan State with Bowie State University and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Senator Mikulski was joined by MSU School of Engineering Dean Dr. Eugene DeLoatch and engineering students.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Revenues for Black-Owned Firms Near $89 Billion, Number of Businesses Up 45 Percent

Revenues generated by the nation’s 1.2 million black-owned businesses rose 25 percent between 1997 and 2002 to $88.8 billion in 2002, while the number of such firms grew by 45 percent in the same five-year period. This is according to a new report, Survey of Business Owners: Black-Owned Firms: 2002 released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. New York had the greatest number of black-owned firms with 129,324, followed by California (112,873), Florida (102,079), Georgia (90,461) and Texas (88,769). These five states accounted for about 44 percent of all black-owned businesses in the United States. Other states with high numbers of black-owned firms include Maryland, Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia and Louisiana.

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The Covenant with Black America climbs to # 1 on New York Times Book Review

The Covenant, published by Third World Press, Inc., the nation's oldest independent African American book publisher, is also the first non-fiction book by a Black publisher to reach and top the best-seller list. Third World Press, Inc. receives all proceeds from this text. The book debuted in the #6 spot in the Times' March 26 edition following its February release. The Covenant with Black America is required reading for parents, educators, community leaders, and policy makers. Leading voices in Black America, including Tyrone D. Taborn, Ph.D. (h.c.), CEO of Career Communications Group Inc., publisher of USBE Online, present their perspectives on education, economics, health, law, and closing the racial digital divide.

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Future Scientists Break Ground of Johns Hopkins Science & Technology Park

Baltimore, Md., April 17, 2006 – Five future scientists of the New East Baltimore Community turned over the soil at a ceremonial ground-breaking event held today for the first building of the Science and Technology park at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), part of a billion-dollar revitalization project of an historic East Baltimore neighborhood.

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Career Communications Group Announces New Executive Team Appointments

Baltimore, MD April 14, 2006 – Career Communications Group (CCG) today announced that two of industry’s leaders will serve as key members of CCG’s executive team; Ken Miller has been named to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Marsha Reeves Jews has been named Chief Development Officer. These appointments will assist in the development of the company’s strategy to ensure the alignment of the overall CCG business strategy.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

2006 Modern-Day Technology Leader named Test Section Manager at Texas Instruments

Benjamin K. Sarpong, one of more than a hundred young engineers honored as Modern-Day Technology Leaders at the 20th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference held February 2006, has been promoted Test Section Manager for Texas Instruments (TI) Storage Products Group. The announcement was made by Dr. Shannon Suber, director of TI's Minority/Women Business Development and head of the Black Employee Initiative.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Border Security a High-Tech Challenge for Lurita Doan

More than thirteen years ago, Lurita Doan took $25 down to her local Kinko's, ran off some stationery and business cards for herself, and started up a company providing services for security and surveillance technologies. By 2003, some of New Technology Management, Inc.'s largest customers included the U.S. Military and federal agencies such as Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, U.S. Customs Service, and the Treasury Department. USBE&IT spoke with Doan, founder, president, and CEO of NTMI, recently about owning and running a high-tech business providing installation and integration of border surveillance systems at all land border ports of entry in the United States.

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CCG Kids Lunch for Success Through Education

The children of Career Communications Group (CCG) staff lunched for success at a downtown restaurant on Baltimore's Inner Harbor recently. The students aged 7-15 earned their place after meeting CCG Success Through Education semester challenge. The young people were each presented with a hundred-dollar cash prize by Dr. Tyrone Taborn (h.c.). He praised their efforts and encouraged them to work harder for the upcoming spring semester.

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Media Advisory

Join Dr. Tyrone D. Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group of Baltimore at Saturday's Town Hall Meeting to Discuss New York Times Best Selling Book, Covenant With Black America The Covenant Tour is a series of community town hall meetings hosted by Tavis Smiley. The meetings will focus on how individuals and the community can implement national and local solutions to the top ten issues of greatest concern to African Americans, including health, housing, crime and criminal justice, education, and economic parity.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April is Mathematics Awareness Month

The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month 2006 is "Mathematics and Internet Security". Mathematics Awareness Month is held each year in April. Its goal is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics.


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The Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University

In 2001, when Allstate Insurance Company donated its former Sunbelt Support Center, a 192,600-square-foot facility valued at $20.5 million, to Jackson State University, it became one of the largest single gifts to the historically Black Mississippi university. Four years later, the Mississippi e-Center at JSU is a major technology research and incubation center for information technology-based businesses.


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