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Black Colleges Rank Low in Survey of Median Pay of Graduates
A new survey by PayScale Inc. determined the starting median salary and mid-career median salary of the graduates of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. The survey did not include those graduates who went on to earn advanced degrees. Two historically black liberal arts colleges were included in the PayScale survey. Both were ranked near the bottom. (click to read more)

The Higher Education of Louisiana's First Female U.S. Attorney
Stephanie A. Finley is the first woman to serve as a U.S. attorney in the state of Louisiana. She has served for the past 15 years as a federal prosecutor in the western district of Louisiana. Finley graduated from Grambling State University in 1988 and the Southern University Law Center in 1991. (click to read more)

Professor at North Carolina Central University Running for President of Liberia
James S. Guseh, a professor of political economy, public administration and law at North Carolina Central University in Durham, has recently taken a one-year leave of absence. During his sabbatical, Professor Guseh is forming a campaign for the presidency of Liberia, the West African nation established by former U.S. slaves. (click to read more)

Study Finds a Narrowing Racial Gap in Prices for Fine Art
In an interesting paper published in the Journal of Black Studies, researchers at the University of Delaware compared prices paid at auction for paintings done by African-American artists to those painted by white artists. The research found that between 1972 and 2004, paintings by African-American artists sold for significantly less than other paintings. However, the study found that there has been a narrowing of the price gap during the period as paintings by black artists have appreciated at a greater rate than paintings as a whole. (click to read more)

University of Tennessee Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Racial Integration of Its Undergraduate Programs
The University of Tennessee has begun a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the racial integration of undergraduate programs at the Knoxville campus. The celebration will include special events, speakers, and other events for students and members of the surrounding community. (click to read more)

Ivory Nelson to Step Down as President of Lincoln University
Ivory V. Nelson has announced that he will step down as president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania at the end of the academic year. Dr. Nelson, now 76 years old, has served as the university's president since 1999. (click to read more)

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars
Each month, the JBHE Weekly Bulletin publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. This month's selections can be accessed on our website. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
William A. McDade • Carter Catlin Jr. • Chantell Hines • Ronald E. Snead Sr. • William Burres Garcia • Carlen Luke McLin (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Emmanuel Babatunde • Derrick J. Swinton • Jackson State University • Southern University (click to read more)

Historically Black University Plans Program That Will Bestow Bachelor's Degrees to Students Two Years After They Complete High School
The University of the District of Columbia, the historically black educational institution in the nation's capital, has announced plans to offer an expedited bachelor's degree program in which students would earn their degree only two years after graduating from high school. (click to read more)

MIT's Emery Brown Hopes to Unlock the Mysteries of Anesthesiam
Emery N. Brown, a professor of health sciences and technology and professor of computational neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently coauthored a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine detailing current knowledge on the science of anesthesia. Professor Brown is conducting research recording electrical brain activity of animals and humans given general anesthesia in the hope of understanding how the process affects neurological processes. (click to read more)

New Institute on Race at the University of Arkansas Little Rock
The trustees of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have approved the establishment of the Institute on Race and Ethnicity on campus. The institute is scheduled to become a reality next fall and will act as an information clearinghouse on racial statistics and the history of blacks and other minorities in Arkansas. (click to read more)

Grand Valley State University Launches New Scholarship Program to Bring Haitian Students to Michigan
Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, has established a new scholarship program for students from Haiti. The program was announced on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti in 2010. (click to read more)

Brown University Study Sounds the Alarm on Nursing Home Care in Black and High-Poverty Neighborhoods
A study by researchers at Brown University found that over the past decade the number of nursing homes in the United States has declined by 5 percent. Nursing homes in predominantly black neighborhoods were 1.38 times more likely to close than nursing homes in areas that were almost exclusively white. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Benjamin F. Peery, a longtime professor of astrophysics at Indiana University and Howard University, died late last year at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 88 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Henry Givens Jr. • Oluwatosin O. Dada • Spencer C. Disher Jr. • Shauna M. Cooper (click to read more)

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