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Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Few organizations have as racially and culturally diverse a work force as the organizations that make up the World Bank Group. Of its 13,000 employees, nearly 60 percent of whom are located in downtown Washington, D.C., and the rest scattered across 160 offices around the globe, nearly every nation in the world is represented in the World Bank…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Minority Groups, Developing Nations, Banking
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Few regions in the U.S. boast a more plentiful array of historically significant sites than the 175-mile-long route between Monticello, Virginia, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From the most venerated of Civil War battlefields to nine historic homes of U.S. presidents and thousands of sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the…
Descriptors: African Americans, United States History, Historic Sites, War
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
There's no doubt laptop programs remain important to many institutions, particularly to those that consider social equity an important value in their technology programs. Now, the transition to mobile computing, which puts smaller and often more versatile portable devices in the marketplace, has inspired college and university administrators to…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Handheld Devices, Student Personnel Services, Access to Computers
Anyaso, Hilary Hurd; Rolo, Mark Anthony; Roach, Ronald; Delos, Robin Chen; Branch-Brioso, Karen; Miranda, Maria Eugenia; Seymour, Add, Jr.; Grossman, Wendy; Nealy, Michelle J.; Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
This year's group of "emerging scholars" is a force to be reckoned with. This diverse group of young (under-40) crusaders is pushing the boundaries of research, technology and public policy in ways never imagined and reaching new heights of accomplishments. The Class of 2009 includes a physiologist who devised an artificial pancreas to produce the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, College Faculty, Reputation, Recognition (Achievement)
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Some affirmative action and diversity program critics are cheering President Barack Obama's election because they believe his success dramatically undermines the argument that discrimination remains a significant barrier for minorities in American life. Ward Connerly Jr., arguably the most visible anti-affirmative action activist in the United…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Affirmative Action, Organizations (Groups), Presidents
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Despite U.S. higher education facing a wave of retirements by older baby boomer and World War II-era born professors, there remain large pockets in the academic work force, such as life science faculties at research universities and humanities/social science faculties across all of academia, where tenure-track jobs are scarce and the market is…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Tenure, College Faculty
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Once a high school dropout, Hamilton Cunningham beat the odds in navigating the transition from earning a GED, serving in the U.S. Air Force, and attending community college to enrolling at Howard University in fall 2007 as a sophomore where he is now a Truman Scholar and a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation undergraduate transfer scholarship recipient.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Policy, Developmental Studies Programs, Transitional Programs
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites…
Descriptors: United States History, Political Science, Change Agents, Biographies
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, an African-American think tank based in Washington, D.C., convenes a commission to focus on the disparate impact of climate change on minority communities and help involve historically Black institutions in clean energy projects. Launched formally in July 2008, the Commission to Engage…
Descriptors: African Americans, Fuels, Black Colleges, Energy Conservation
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Emerging in recent years from the need for increased energy efficiency and conservation, greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and stepped-up action to clean the environment, green jobs have arisen as a distinct employment sector within the U.S. and around the world. While social and political activists have taken the lead to make sure…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Labor Force, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment)
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
It's been 21 years since the nation's first Ph.D. program in African American studies was established at Temple University. One of only 10 university departments in the U.S. that trains doctoral students in Black studies, the Temple program is the top producer of Ph.D. recipients in the field with 160 doctoral graduates. This fall semester, Dr.…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Leadership
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Economic Climate, Community Colleges
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
The author reports the result of a population analysis released by scholars at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California. The scholars say that changing student demographics may prove the most formidable ever for American colleges and universities as well as for public K-12 school systems. They have pointed to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigration, Student Diversity
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
As director of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at the Columbia University Law School, law professor Conrad Johnson knows that digital technology has the power to highlight and amplify social justice concerns and to enable people to take direct action. Under Johnson's leadership, the clinic has developed and maintained the Columbia-hosted…
Descriptors: Law Schools, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Enrollment Trends
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
As a newcomer to the Department of Natural Sciences at University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES) in fall 2007, assistant biochemistry professor Jennifer L. Hearne concluded from teaching "Principles of Chemistry I" that the introductory general education course needed a makeover. In addition to alleviating teaching inefficiencies,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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