Economist gets NIH 'MERIT'
Robert Moffitt, an economist who has spent the past decade
delving into the possible relationship between welfare and
out-of-wedlock childbearing, has been recognized for his
outstanding research with an National Institutes of Health
The rarely given award--less than 5
percent of NIH investigators have received one since the
program began 16 years ago--essentially guarantees Moffitt
funding for the next 10 years.
MERIT is an acronym for Method to Extend
Research in Time.
'Family' ties at college are a focus of
Black History Month
The importance of family life within the black community
will be the emphasis behind Black History Month 2002. The
monthlong series of lectures, events and performances begins
this Friday, Feb. 1, under the theme "The Black Family:
Yesterday, Today and Forever."
Because life on a college campus is built
around its own kind of family ties that aren't limited by
genetics or race, co-chairs Shameeka Smalling and Leroy
Tobias have put together a schedule of events for Black
History Month that are designed to reach beyond just the
black student groups on the Homewood campus to the entire
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