Monthly Archives: May 2012

DORED VC candidate to visit campus on Monday

The search committee for the next vice chancellor for research and economic development has scheduled one more candidate to interview for the position.  Dr. Fitzgerald B. Bramwell will be on campus next Monday, May 7.  The campus community is invited to his public presentation, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Fort IRC, Room 410.

Dr. Bramwell is associate provost for academic research at Howard University.  He has served as a faculty member in chemistry and as a research administrator at the University of Kentucky, where he was vice president for research and graduate studies; Brooklyn College; and City University of New York. More information:

Journalism program receives full reaccreditation

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications has awarded full reaccreditation to A&T’s journalism department.  It had been on provisional status.

DeWayne Wickham, interim department chair, tells the Maynard Institute’s news blog: “Soon, the university will hire a new chair for the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, and I will have time to figure out what I’m going to do next.”

A&T professor: No need to fear the ‘pink slime’

Dr. Ralph Noble speaks about "pink slime"

Dr. Ralph Noble, Department of Animal Science, speaks about "pink slime" in television interview.

The thought of it makes consumers nervous, and supermarket chains are fleeing from it like a mob in a horror film.  Technically, it’s called “lean finely textured beef.”  But “pink slime” is a more catchy name.

If the stuff actually were the title character in a monster movie, the heroic figure calmly standing fast as the crowd flees might be played by Dr. Ralph Noble, chairman of the Department of Animal Sciences.  He tells Greensboro’s WFMY News2 that, regardless of what you call it, the stuff is nothing to be afraid of. It’s actually a way to hold down hamburger prices.

“Rather than add to the cost, we’ve got a part of the carcass that we would normally think about discarding, we now see a way that we can reincorporate it back into that product,” Noble says.

For the complete TV report, click here.