October 25, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread: African American scientists and their contributions to agriculture and food


African-American educator and agricultural researcher George Washington Carver (c. 1864-1943) grew up in Missouri with the white family that originally kept his mother as a slave. After earning his master’s degree in agriculture from Iowa State … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American Scientists and their Contributions to Agriculture and Food


Henry Blair was born in Glen Ross, Maryland, in 1807. Little is known about Blair's personal life or family background. It is clear that Blair was a farmer who invented new devices to assist in the planting and harvesting of crops. Although he came … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: West Wing Week

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President met with some local high school students, hosted the Italian Prime Minister for the final state dinner, and traveled to … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: U.S Olympic and Paralympic teams visit the White House

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Friday Open Thread: Black Healthcare Executives


Ruth W. Brinkley has served as the president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health in Louisville since January 2012. The health system formed in 2012 from the merger of Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington, Ky., and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Healthcare Executives


Over the past 25 years, Dr. A. Eugene Washington has held academic leadership positions and senior executive posts with increasing levels of responsibilities in three prominent academic health systems.  During this period, he has also been actively … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Healthcare Executives


Eugene A. Woods MBA, MHA, FACHE is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System, where he will oversee one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated healthcare systems in the nation. His appointment was announced on … [Read more...]