Larry L. Earvin, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, was recently inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in the education category. Dr. Earvin is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University.

Among the other inductees at this year’s ceremony were Alexis M. Herman, former secretary of labor, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and Professor John Hope Franklin.

Erich Jarvis, associate professor of neurobiology at Duke University, was named one of the “Brilliant 10” by Popular Science magazine. The award recognizes scientists who are conducting groundbreaking research in their particular field. Professor Jarvis’ research involves how birds learn to sing and how their development of language relates to similar cognitive processes in humans.