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Six New African-American Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
This year, 212 new fellows were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As in past years, the academy has not disclosed the racial makeup of the new members. But through an analysis of the new members list, JBHE has been able to determine that at least six of the 212 new members are black. Thus, blacks are less than three percent of the new members. (click to read more)

Cleveland Foundation Announces Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, given out by the Cleveland Foundation, recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. The Cleveland Foundation recently announced five winners of this year's awards which will be given out in September. (click to read more)

The New Provost at Wagner College
Lily McNair was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City, effective July 1. Dr. McNair is currently associate provost for research and professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta. (click to read more)

New Doctoral Degree Program at Historically Black University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
The historically black University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has gained approval to offer a doctoral program in aquaculture and fisheries. Students will be accepted for the program this coming fall. (click to read more)

New African and African-American Studies Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced the creation of a new minor degree program in African and African-American studies. The new program offering is under the direction of John A. Arthur, a professor of sociology/anthropology at the university. (click to read more)

Racial Disparity in High School Graduation Rates
The U.S. Department of Education recently released data which shows that in the 2008-09 academic year, 449,261 African Americans graduated from high school in the United States. This was 63.5 percent of the black students who entered ninth grade four years earlier. For whites, 82 percent of the students who entered the ninth grade in the fall of 2005 graduated four years later. (click to read more)

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

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Sterling J. Saddler • Carl B. Mack • Gregory Goings • Phillip Richards • Earl C. Cabbell • Wendall M. Davis • Oswald Tekyi-Mensah (click to read more)

New Free Newsletter on Women in American Higher Education

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New Center at Howard University to Honor Ronald Walters
Howard University, the historically black educational institution in the nation's capital, has announced the establishment of the Ronald W. Walters Center on campus. According to the university, the new center "will examine the role of African Americans in the development of U.S. foreign policy; the impact of globalization on the African-American community; and the role of African Americans in U.S. presidential and congressional politics." (click to read more)

The Gender Gap in African-American Degree Attainments
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that of the more than 3.2 million living African Americans who held bachelor's degrees in 2010, 60.2 percent were women. For whites, women held only a slight edge over men in bachelor's degree attainments. (click to read more)

Business School at Historically Black University Wins International Honor
The business school at historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. About 600 business schools around the world have achieved peer-review accreditation from the AACSB. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Paula Walker • Trudie Kibbe Reed • Clara Adams-Ender • Zack Abegunrin • Leroy Davis Sr. (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Jackson State University • South Carolina State University • Anne Arundel Community College • University of Pennsylvania (click to read more)

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