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Howard University Is the Top Feeder Institution for Black Doctoral Recipients in the Sciences and Engineering
The National Science Foundation has released data showing that for the five-year period from 2004 to 2008, 100 black students who earned doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines spent their undergraduate years at Howard University. (click to read more)

Art Professor Chosen to Create a Monument to the First Black Student at the University of Arkansas
Bryan Winfred Massey Sr., a professor of art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, has been selected to create a monument on the campus of the University of Arkansas to honor Silas Hunt, the first black student to enroll at the university. (click to read more)

Record Number of Students Apply to Historically Black South Carolina State University
Historically black South Carolina State University reports that it has received a record number of applications this year from prospective students. The university stated that it has received more than 6,000 applications this year, an increase of more than 12 percent from the 5,329 applications that came in last year. (click to read more)

Pennsylvania Community College Has Success in Boosting Retention Rate of Black Male Students
Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, like many of its peer institutions, has had poor retention and graduation rates, particularly for black men. In an effort to boost black male retention, the college established the Spartan Pros program. (click to read more)

New Master's Degree Program Established at Alabama State University
Historically black Alabama State University in Montgomery has received approval for a master's degree program in prosthetics and orthotics. The field involves the evaluation and fabrication of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. (click to read more)

Fostering Ties Between HBCUs and Brazilian Universities
On his recent trip to Brazil, President Obama made a pledge to strengthen ties between Brazilian and American universities. As part of the plan, a delegation from Brazil will attend a conference in Washington this coming September with leaders of American historically black colleges and universities. (click to read more)

Ronald E. Peters Takes the Helm of the Interdenominational Theological Center
Tomorrow, Ronald Evers Peters will be inaugurated as the eighth president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. (click to read more)

New Center on Race and Democracy Launched at Arizona State University
Arizona State University has announced the establishment of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy on its Tempe campus. The new center will include scholars from several departments and schools including law, political science, English, sociology, anthropology, and religion. (click to read more)

Blacks Are Nearly 12 Percent of Admitted Students at Harvard
Harvard University accepted only 6.2 percent of its nearly 35,000 applicants for the Class of 2015. Of the students Harvard accepted, 11.8 percent are African Americans. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Robert L. Rollins, who served as special assistant to the president, associate vice president for academic affairs, and assistant to the provost at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, died last month at his home. He was 81 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Caesar Andrews • Ken Ofori-Atta • Samuel R. Moore • Marian Wright Edelman • Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Winston-Salem State University • Virginia Tech • Virginia State University • Jackson State University (click to read more)
Manning Marable (1950-2011)
Respected scholar, author, educator, and valued contributor to JBHE

Manning Marable, the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University, has died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 60. Marable was the founding director of African-American studies at Columbia and since 2002 he has directed the university's Center for Contemporary Black History. (click to read more)

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Historically Black Meharry Medical College Benefits From the Settlement of a Class-Action Lawsuit
In 2010 Solvay Pharmaceuticals reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by women who had taken its Estratest medication, a hormone-replacement drug for the treatment of symptoms of menopause. As part of the settlement the manufacturer agreed to distribute $8.9 million to nonprofit organizations that are conducting research on menopausal or post-menopausal treatments. Meharry Medical College, the historically black medical school in Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected to receive more than $1 million of the settlement money. (click to read more)

Five American Universities Form Partnerships With Five Ethiopian Universities
The U.S. State Department in conjunction with the Institute of International Education has provided grants to foster cooperative partnerships between five universities in Ethiopia and five counterparts in the United States. The partnerships will involve academic research, curriculum development, and student and faculty exchange programs. (click to read more)

Alliance of Artists at HBCUs Joins the College Art Association
The College Art Association has dozens of what it calls "affiliated societies" whose goals to promote art education are similar to those espoused by the CAA. Recently the CAA approved the application of the National Alliance of Artists From Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU) as an affiliated society. (click to read more)

Black Enrollments in Higher Education Predicted to Increase by 30 Percent by 2019
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education estimates that in the year 2019, there will be 3,370,000 African Americans enrolled in degree-granting higher education institutions in the United States. This would be a 30 percent increase in enrollments from 2008. (click to read more)

New Bachelor's Degree Approved at Historically Black Alabama A&M
Historically black Alabama A&M University in Huntsville has been authorized to offer a new bachelor's degree program in logistics and supply chain management through the institution's School of Business. Previously, degree candidates in business administration could concentrate in logistics and supply chain management. (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
Albert D. Sam II • Artis Hampshire-Cowan • Justin D. McKenzie • William C. Hunter • Freddie L. Parker • Melvin McBean • Norman Fortenberry • Valerie Montgomery Rice (click to read more)

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East Carolina University
Director of the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement

University of Chicago
Associate Dean of Development, Harris School of Public Policy

Harvard University
Director of Educational Services Financial Aid, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Williams College
Psychotherapist, Department of Health Services

Mississippi State University
Dean and Associate Vice President, Meridian Campus


College of Saint Rose
Full-Time Temporary Assistant Professor of Music Theory

College of Staten Island
Assistant or Associate Professor in Psychology

Purdue University
Assistant/Associate Professor, Technology Leadership & Innovation

Lincoln University
Assistant Professor of Art/Art Education

Columbia College Chicago
Assistant Professor Of English: Creative Writing - Poetry

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