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Black Lung Update: Federal Researchers Seek Allies In Appalachia

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Federal health researchers are visiting health clinics and medical schools in the Appalachian coalfields to recruit allies to fight a resurgence of black lung disease. The worst form of the disease may affect as many as 5 percent of experienced working miners in the region, and the researchers fear that rate could be even higher… Read More

African Americans are Portrayed Badly by Mainstream Media, Says Researcher


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Researcher and former photojournalist Danielle Kilgo asserts that African Americans are negatively stereotyped by the mainstream media – especially in photos and video. Danielle Kilgo is receiving her doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin and next fall will start teaching in The Media School at Indiana University. She has been part of a research team… Read More

Professor Requests Faculty Hearing On Dismissal

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Hours before the deadline to respond, an Ohio University English professor embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal requested a faculty hearing to decide whether he will be dismissed and detenured. Dr. Andrew Escobedo sent an email to OU Interim President David Descutner Monday morning “requesting a faculty hearing regarding the dismissal proceedings that you have… Read More

Episode 014 : Ulrich Boser


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Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he examines education issues. He talks with Scott Titsworth about his recently published book, “Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything”. For more information on the book,… Read More