CAC Hosts 1st African American Read-In in Harrisonburg

Sorors from the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc. gathered in Harrisonburg at the Lucy Simms School to celebrate African American literacy. The event featured 12 readers from grades k-12 in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area. Lucy Simms, an African American woman, was a beloved teacher who prioritized reading and literacy in her fifty years teaching at the […]

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Changing the Conversation Among — and About — Young Black Men

(Original Source Story, Slideshow, & Audio Here >> http://wmra.org/post/changing-conversation-among-and-about-young-black-men)   About 60 black students from middle schools and high schools throughout Central Virginia gathered recently for the second EMBODI conference in Charlottesville. WMRA’s Jordy Yager was able to attend the day of workshops for a report on how local African-American leaders are striving to empower the next generation of young black […]

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EMBODI Conference Teaches Young African American Men to Be More Confident

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (NEWSPLEX) — On Saturday, Piedmont Virginia Community College was packed with local African-American young men in middle and high school. The young men, along with their parents, were taking part in the EMBODI conference, which focused on ways to make young men moreconfident and positive about the future. “In order for young black men to have thatconfidence, […]

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Another Delta First

On Sunday, May 18, 2008, the University of Virginia awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Mathematics to Inger Meredith Daniels, making her the first African American to graduate from UVA’s doctoral program in mathematics.  Dr. Daniels joins the ranks of about 2.5 black American women who graduate with Ph.D.s in mathematics each year nationally.  Her dissertation is entitled “Wellposedness of a Nonlinear Structural Acoustic […]

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New Chair of the MJH Board of Trustees

Mildred Robinson was recently named the new Chair of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Board of Trustees. -Martha Jefferson Magazine, Winter 2008 Mildred Robinson is a member and the current President of the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Judge Eileen Olds Inaugurated as President of the American Judges Association

Judge Eileen Olds was inaugurated as the 46th President of the American Judges Association (AJA) on September 29, 2007 at the Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.  This accomplishment makes her the first Virginian to serve as AJA’s president since the association’s inception in 1959 .  AJA is the largest independent association of judges in North America. Judge Olds became the first female […]

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Selena Cozart, “Teachers for a New Era”

Via Inside UVA Online: Teachers for a New Era seeks recruits from under-represented groups: Are teachers prepared to lead multicultural classrooms? Newly hired assistant professor Selena Cozart is considering that question as part of her post with U.Va.’s Teachers for a New Era project. She is researching the best ways to enhance the teaching profession by recruiting and retaining more […]

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