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Faculty Affiliate Bruce Orenstein Interviewed on WBEZ Chicago/NPR Radio Show

Faculty Affiliate Bruce Orenstein was interviewed on Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons, WBEZ Chicago’s daily talk show in affiliation with NPR, to discuss his four-part documentary series Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation on May 7. Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation lays bare the true stories behind how Chicago and its suburbs devised […]

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Faculty Affiliate Vicki Bogan Named Incoming Director of Graduate Studies at the Sanford School

Effective July 1, Cook Center Faculty Affiliate Dr. Vicki Bogan will become the Director of Graduate Studies of the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. An award-winning educator, Bogan joined the Sanford School in fall 2023 as a professor of economics. Read more about Dr. […]

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Faculty Affiliate Nancy MacLean Taking Part in Two Major Grants

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, is a participant in two recently-funded, multi-year grant projects to address the escalating attacks from the political right on education at all levels. First, the Mellon Foundation has funded the creation of a sizable Center for […]

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Faculty Affiliate Loneke Blackmann Carr Receives Early Career Faculty Award

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Loneke Blackman Carr, Assistant Professor in the Nutrition Department at the University of Connecticut, has received the Early Career Faculty Award from the Health Equity Special Interest Group of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Carr’s research focuses on reducing disparities in obesity prevalence, and obesity prevention and treatment intervention outcomes in […]

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Faculty Affiliate Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein Quoted in CNN Article

Cook Center Faculty Affiliate Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, was recently quoted in a CNN article about how organs of deceased inmates in Alabama have been removed without family consent. In the article, she states: “It’s the wild, wild west. There’s no governance. … What that health care should look like, who has bodily autonomy and who […]

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Founding Director William Darity & Affiliate A. Kirsten Mullen Speak at Berkeley School of Theology

On April 18, 2024, Cook Center Founding Director William Darity & Affiliate A. Kirsten Mullen spoke at the Inaugural Lecture for the Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Restorative Justice at the Berkeley School of Theology. The Center at Berkley works locally and globally to offer opportunities for theological reflection, education, critique, and practice related to […]

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Duke University Students Showcase Innovative Gender and Development Research at Spring Capstone Event

Durham, NC — On April 17, the Levine Science Research Center at Duke University was filled with excitement as students from the Spring 2024 Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI) course on Gender and Development presented their capstone projects. These projects covered a range of topics from the impacts of gender stereotypes on STEM career aspirations […]

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Faculty Affiliate Bruce Orenstein Featured on WTTW: Chicago’s PBS Station

Cook Center Faculty Affiliate Bruce Orenstein was interviewed on Chicago Tonight, an evening program produced by WTTW, Chicago’s PBS Station. Bruce Orenstein is the Creator and Director of the four-part documentary series titled “Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation”. He was interviewed alongside series producer Chris Jenkins. Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation lays […]

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DITE Fellow Dr. Peter Q. Blair Achieves Tenure as Associate Professor at Harvard

Dr. Peter Q. Blair, a participating fellow in Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics’ (DITE) 11th cohort with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, has been promoted to associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) effective July 1. Dr. Blair’s work as an economist focuses on the […]

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Faculty Affiliate Bruce Orenstein Interviewed by CBS News

Cook Center Faculty Affiliate and Artist-in-Residence Bruce Orenstein was interviewed on CBS Chicago on Friday, April 12 about his four-part documentary series Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation. He joined Shame of Chicago producer Chris Jenkins to talk about about the stories explored in episode 1 of the series titled “The Color Tax”, premiering […]