Campus briefs

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Columbia professor tapped for UNC Center for Civil Rights
CHAPEL HILL – Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw has been named the second director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Shaw, a Columbia University Law School professor, takes over a position that was open since founding director Julius Chambers stepped down in 2010. His appointment was approved by the UNC Board of Trustees and becomes effective July 1.
He’ll be the first Julius Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law, funded by an endowment grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.


Duke student named 2014 Goldwater Scholar
DURHAM – Eugene Rabinovich, a Duke University junior, has been selected for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
He’s among 283 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The scholarships – designed to foster and encourage pursuit of math, sciences and engineering -- cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year.

N.C. Central archivist inducted into historical society
DURHAM – Andre D. Vann, N.C. Central University’s coordinator of university archives and instructor of public history, was inducted into the Historical Society of North Carolina on March 28.
The society, founded in 1945, is composed of scholars of North Carolina history, primarily from colleges, universities, libraries and archives throughout the state and is dedicated to the study and promotion of the state’s history. Membership is limited to 100.
Vann has been the university archivist in the James E. Shepard Memorial Library since 2007.

State government offers paid summer internships
RALEIGH – The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office in the N.C. Department of Administration is accepting more applications for select projects for the 2014 State Government Internship Program.
They’ve got six remaining paid internship projects in Raleigh and Pine Knoll Shores. They would start May 27 and end Aug. 1. Applications must be postmarked April 21.
Eligible students must be permanent North Carolina residents with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and have graduated from high school and completed their sophomore year of college before starting the internship. Applicants must continue their education in the fall after their participation in the program. Programs previously selected for the program are not eligible to apply.
For information, visit www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/interns.aspx or call 919-807-4400.

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