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Study Finds Snail-Like Progress in Black Enrollments at the Nation's Selective Colleges
A new study by Mike Mills, associate provost for university enrollment at Northwestern University, finds that since the U.S. Supreme Court's Grutter decision, very little progress has been made in increasing the number of black students at the nation's highest-ranked educational institutions. (click to read more)

Professor's New Book Examines the History of Blacks in Comic Books
William H. Foster III is a professor of English and communications at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. When Foster was growing up in Philadelphia in the 1950s, he had been an avid comic book reader and collector. Now Professor Foster has authored a new book documenting the history of blacks in comics. (click to read more)

Six New African-American Doctoral Students in Accounting Receive KPMG Foundation Scholarships
Since 1994, the KPMG Foundation has been providing scholarships to black and other minority students who are pursuing Ph.D.s in accounting. This year, the foundation awarded $10,000 scholarship grants to 47 individuals. Of the 47 scholarships, 12 went to new doctoral students. Of these 12, six are African Americans. (click to read more)

Two New Degree Programs at Historically Black Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced that it is adding two new degree programs at its Natchez campus. The university is adding a bachelor's degree program in elementary education for undergraduate students as well as a master's degree program in education. (click to read more)

Summer Academy at Carnegie Mellon University Has Been a Valuable Tool to Recruit Black and Other Minority Students
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh recently completed the tenth year of its Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. Most of the students in the program are black, Hispanic, or American Indian. (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)

Grants and Gifts
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling more than $159 million to foster workforce training in the health care field. Click through for a list of the most significant grants awarded to historically black colleges and universities. (click to read more)
We Want to Hear Your Views
JBHE now features an interactive poll at Please visit the site and take part in our weekly poll on an important issue of concern to African Americans in higher education. (click to cast your vote)

A Building on the College of William and Mary Campus May Be the Oldest Surviving Black Schoolhouse in America
The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is currently involved in the Lemon Project, which is examining the institution's role in slavery. The project is named after a black slave who was owned by the college. (click to read more)

Stanford University Research Finds Racial Bias in Online Buying
New research conducted by doctoral students in economics at Stanford University has found that online shoppers prefer buying products from white sellers rather than from black sellers. (click to read more)

Three University Museums Receive Grants to Help Them Archive, Preserve, or Present African-American Collections
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced 14 grants totaling $1,485,000 for the purpose of preserving and sharing African-American history. Among the 14 grantees are three universities, including two historically black institutions. (click to read more)

Black Freshman Enrollments Surge at Colby College
While many high-ranking colleges are making slow progress in increasing black enrollments (see lead story in left column), Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is on a roll. This year black applicants to Colby College increased to 181 compared to 124 a year ago. This fall 36 black students are entering Colby College, double the number of a year ago. (click to read more)

The Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University has announced the three finalists for its annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The award, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, will be given out at the Yale Club in New York City in February. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
• Burke Syphax, the former head of the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine, died last month from kidney failure at Howard University Hospital. He was 99 years old.
• Kenneth Simmons, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of California, died last month in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Tanya R. Robinson • Wanda Lester • Sonal Desai-Redd • Rodney T. Cohen • K. Sean Kimbro • William B. Butler • Caroline Laguerre-Brown • Lisa Taylor (click to read more)

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Fellowships 2011-2012

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2011-2012 Fellowship competition.

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Georgia Southern University

2010-2011 Faculty Position Openings

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University of Connecticut

Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business

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