• Ken Harewood, director of the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute at North Carolina Central University in Durham, was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology.

• Lorraine Branham was appointed dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, effective this coming July. She is currently G.B. Dealey Regents Professor and director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she had a 25-year career as an editor and reporter for such newspapers as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tallahassee Democrat, Baltimore Sun, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.