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Berkeley Research Team Finds That Cash Rewards May Be a Cost-Effective Means to Stem the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
A new study by researchers of the Development Research Group at the World Bank and University of California at Berkeley finds that cash rewards can have a significant impact in reducing sexually transmitted diseases in Africa. (click to read more)

University of California at San Diego Makes Major Commitment to Enhance Faculty Diversity
The University of California at San Diego announced that it will recruit 40 new faculty members during the 2010-11 academic year. The university will launch searches for 33 positions, with 12 specifically earmarked to contribute to the university's "diversity, equity, and climate of inclusion." (click to read more)

Brazil Passes the Act of Racial Equality: Proposed Racial Quotas for University Admissions Are Deleted From the Bill
Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, president of Brazil, recently signed into law the Act of Racial Equality. The legislation prohibits racial discrimination against the African-Brazilian population, calls for Afro-Brazilian history to be taught in all public schools, and provides legal protection for quilombos, communities founded by runaway slaves. (click to read more)

New Degree Program at Historically Black Voorhees College
The South Carolina State Board of Education has approved the introduction of a bachelor's degree program in elementary education at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. (click to read more)

Meet the New President of Alabama Southern Community College
Reginald Sykes was named president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville. The college has about 1,300 students, 38 percent of whom are black. (click to read more)

Former Head of the Board of Trustees of Historically Black Alabama A&M University Found Murdered at His Place of Business
Herbert Gray, former head of the board of trustees of historically black Alabama A&M University, was found shot to death in his place of business. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Alton Thompson • Barron Harvey • Addell Austin Anderson • Roby George • Donnie Shell • Lydia McKinley-Floyd • Celeste Jones • Garey A. Hyatt • Stacy L. Danley (click to read more)
Johnson C. Smith University Looks to Save Historic Landmark Building
City officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, want to raze a rundown house one block from the campus of historically black Johnson C. Smith University. But Ronald Carter, the president of Johnson C. Smith University, wants to save the building from the wrecking ball because it has historical significance to the university. (click to read more)

Online Magazine Offers Its View on the 10 Best Black Colleges and Universities
The Atlanta Post, an online magazine with content dealing with issues of concern to African Americans, has published its rankings of the 10 best historically black colleges and universities. (click to read more)

Lafayette College Economics Professor Named to Key Post in Jamaican Government
Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics and founding director of the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, was named director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Professor Hutchinson will report directly to the prime minister. (click to read more)

A Sapling from Hampton University's Emancipation Oak Recently Was Planted at the White House
The Emancipation Oak on the campus of Hampton University, which reportedly was planted in 1610, is now more than 100 feet in diameter. This spring President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at Hampton University. He returned to Washington with a sapling from the historic tree, which has since been planted on the White House lawn. (click to read more)

Historically Black South Carolina State University Makes Several Key Administrative Appointments
South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, has made several appointments to key administrative positions, including John D. Jones, Barbara Adams, Carl E. Jones, Terrence M. Cummings, Harriet A. Roland and Frederick M.G. Evans. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
• Paul P. Cooke, former president of the District of Columbia Teachers College, died last month from kidney failure at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 93 years old.
• Katherine Treherne, a leading dermatologist, educator, and member of the board of visitors at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has died after a three-year-long battle with lung cancer. She was 55 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Shirley Biggs • Jendayi Frazer (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Stanford University (click to read more)

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Fellowships 2011-2012

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Call For Proposals, Young Scholars Program

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