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Ways and Means Podcast: S3 Episode 1: Slum Detectives

Duke Today, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Today, for our Season 3 premiere, we begin a three-part series, New Ideas for Policy in the Developing World. In this episode, high-tech meets high-need. How researchers are using Google Earth to find the undocumented slums of India. Duke Professor Anirudh Krishna has been studying slums in... Read More »

Cook Center receives $2.7 million to study relationship between health, religion

The Chronicle, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A new five-year project by the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity is exploring how religiosity and involvement with churches affects African Americans' physical health.   The center recently received a $2.7 million grant to fund the project led by Keisha Bentley-Edwards,... Read More »

William Darity: How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15

YES! Magazine, Thursday, October 12, 2017
As we head into election season for municipal offices, candidates running for local city councils and mayor’s offices need a bold offensive strategy in order to reverse a shrinking workforce, growing pools of contingent workers who are vulnerable to volatile and low wages and reduced work hours,... Read More »

Examining Catalonia's Push For Independence from Spain

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Catalan separatists push for independence from Spain’s central government has been brewing for years and likely won’t be resolved any time soon, says a Duke professor. “What we see here is a saturation effect,” said Pablo Beramendi, associate professor of political science, during a discussion... Read More »

Bipartisan Support for U.S. Senate Resolution Honoring Samuel DuBois Cook

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution honoring Samuel DuBois Cook for his distinguished six-decade career in higher education. Cook, who taught at Duke from 1966 to 1974, was Duke’s first African-American faculty member and the first African American to hold a regular... Read More »

Post-racial rhetoric, racial health disparities, and health disparity consequences of stigma, stress, and racism

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth , Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Persistent disparate health outcomes between black and white Americans are a major contributor to the United States’ poor performance on international measures of health. These disparities cannot be explained by socioeconomic status alone. While health outcomes generally improve with socioeconomic... Read More »

Senators Warren, Burr, Tillis, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

Cook Center, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.),  Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928 - 2017), who was the first African... Read More »

How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15

YES! Magazine, Friday, October 6, 2017
As we head into election season for municipal offices, candidates running for local city councils and mayor’s offices need a bold offensive strategy in order to reverse a shrinking workforce, growing pools of contingent workers who are vulnerable to volatile and low wages and reduced work hours,... Read More »

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence

CBC/Radio-Canada, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It basically opens a valley of tears and a process... Read More »

Cook Center Grant to Support Study of Race, Religion, Health

Duke Today, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University has received a $2.7 million grant to study the relationship between religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease risks in African Americans. The five-year project is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and... Read More »

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