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Empowered Workers Are Better, More Productive Workers

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:53.

A new study from the University of Iowa confirms that workers who feel empowered by their employers have higher morale and are more productive, regardless of their industry, job or even culture. "Empowerment is an effective approach for improving employee attitudes and work behaviors in a broad range of industries, occupations and geographic regions," said lead researcher Scott Seibert, professor of management and organizations in the Tippie College of Business.

Financial Literacy Month: Helps teach young Americans about save, budget, invest

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 April 2011 17:31.

WASHINGTON – As part of an ongoing effort to mark national Financial Literacy Month, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Treasury today recognized the 1,438 North Carolina students and 67 North Carolina educators who participated in the National Financial Capability Challenge for the 2010-11 school year. The Challenge, which includes a voluntary online exam for high school students, helps teach young Americans about saving, budgeting, investing, and other important skills critical to building a secure financial future.

UNCW Conference to Explore Lasting Impact of Rosenwald Schools on African American Education

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 April 2011 17:30.

Wilmington, N.C. - While Rosenwald Schools left a legacy of reading, writing and arithmetic for African-American children, their impact can perhaps best be measured by the numbers: 4,977 schools, 217 homes for teachers, and 163 shop buildings constructed in 15 states, all used to educate more than 650,000 students. Add to that a lifetime of hard work and dedication from countless teachers and other supporters and you have a sense of how the Rosenwald initiative improved the education of African American schoolchildren in the Southeastern U.S.

Digital Divide: Civil Rights Groups Set Benchmarks to Correct "Vast Disparities in Access" to Broadband

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 April 2011 17:29.

Cite Internet Access as Imperative to Reducing Unemployment in Minority Communities: Washington, D.C. – A coalition of national civil rights and labor organizations has responded to the Federal Communications Commission's request for commentary on how to improve access to broadband for low-income, minority, and other unserved and underserved communities.

Women's Studies Graduates Learn About Pay Equity

Written by Michele Tracy Berger on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:58.

As part of my end of the semester ritual, I routinely invite 10-12  distinguished seniors out for dessert to celebrate their upcoming  graduation. These are students, majoring or minoring in women's studies,  which I have had the honor of teaching and mentoring over many years.  It's my small way of celebrating their accomplishments and introducing  talented students to one another.

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