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Friday, August 31, 2007

HBCU's With Advanced Degree Programs

Educational Online, a guide to college entrance preparation, financial aid, scholarships and careers, presents a complete listing of advanced degrees on offer at historically black colleges and universities.

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Boeing Hosts 17th Annual Supplier Diversity Marketplace

The Boeing Company hosted the 17th annual Supplier Diversity Marketplace in Carson, Calif., offering more than 200 small and diverse businesses an opportunity to develop relationships with defense prime contractors and event sponsors Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, as well as with other large businesses and government agencies.

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Post Buckley Schuh & Jernigan Foundation Announces Minority Scholarships for 2007

In what has become an annual event, The PBSJ Foundation, Inc. has partnered with universities around the country to provide scholarships for minority students. The scholarships, earmarked for those enrolled in university-level civil and environmental engineering programs, will be given to qualified students through a competitive process.

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Eyewitness Account: Hurricane Dean

Hurricane Dean, the first of the Atlantic season, battered the southern coast of Jamaica with heavy rains and sustained winds as it passed offshore late Sunday. On August 20, 2007, Career Communications Group Publisher and CEO Tyrone Taborn gave an eyewitness account on National Public Radio. Read excerpts from his interview with News and Notes’ Farai Chideya.

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BET Founder Johnson Pitches Minority-friendly Student Loan Product

Urban Ed Express, the loan company launched last year by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, promises to not only help students prevented from pursuing a college education because of financial barriers, but to encourage financial literacy in the black community as a whole, Johnson told an audience at the 2007 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

New Career Guide for Black Women

More than 80,000 black women graduate from U.S. colleges annually. And with hundreds of career-related books being published any given year you’d think they’re spoilt for choice. However those wanting a more culturally aware version may benefit from a new book by Chaz Kyser. Embracing the Real World: The Black Woman’s Guide to Life After College, a 302-page book published by Seshet Press.

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Race Matters and Underrepresented Minority Faculty at MIT: Preliminary Report

A core team of faculty representing MIT's five schools has submitted a preliminary report on the Institute's new initiative on faculty race issues. The report provides detailed recommendations on how MIT can undertake a comprehensive, rigorous, and systematic study of these issues. The team has also recommended a number of specific administrative actions that might be taken before the completion of the full study process.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

James E. West receives 2006 National Medal of Technology

James Edward West, famous for his co invention of microphones used in 90 percent of all of the world's telephones, received a 2006 National Medal of Technology Laureate award at a White House ceremony held Friday, July 27, 2007. Dr. West was recognized for co-inventing the electret microphone while working with Gerhard Sessler at Bell Labs in 1962. Ninety percent of the two billion microphones produced annually and used in everyday items such as telephones, hearing aids, camcorders, and multimedia computers employ electret technology.

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MIT/CIMIT Medical Engineering Fellowship

The MIT School of Engineering and the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) are co-sponsoring a $55,000 multi-year fellowship to support work of MIT engineering graduate students who wish to focus on innovative yet traditionally under-funded areas of healthcare research. Nominations must be submitted to the Deans’ Office, MIT Room 1-206 by October 15, 2007.

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