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A Successful Blueprint for Attracting Blacks to Science Fields
A study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) finds that the National Science Foundation's Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program has been a tremendous success in increasing enrollments of minority students in computer science. The program, funded by an NSF grant, involves 11 alliances between research universities, historically black colleges and universities, and public school systems. (click to read more)

UCLA Study Finds That Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Are Due Mainly to Differences in Socioeconomic Status, Not Race
A study by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles finds that low socioeconomic status is a far greater indicator of cardiovascular disease than is race. (click to read more)

Navy Takes Delivery of Ship Named After Its First Black Admiral
Northrop Grumman has completed work on the Navy's 27th Aegis guided missile destroyer. The 510-foot ship, which will be commissioned this November in Wilmington, North Carolina, is named for Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr., the first African American to command a U.S. Navy warship. (click to read more)

New Scholarship Program for Minority Students at the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas has established the Razorback Bridge Scholarship program. The 24 students accepted for the scholarships receive $3,500 and are paired with a faculty or student mentor of the same race to help them navigate the assimilation into the campus community. (click to read more)

School of Education at Historically Black Winston-Salem State University Establishes Two New Departments
Winston-Salem State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced the establishment of two new academic departments. The departments, in the university's School of Education and Human Performance, are the department of secondary education and the department of educational leadership, counseling, and professional studies. (click to read more)

Bowie State University Foundation Adds New Directors
Bowie State University, the historically black educational institution in Maryland, has named three African Americans to the board of directors of the university's foundation. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Harry C. Press Jr., longtime chair of the radiology department at Howard University, died last month from complications associated with colon cancer at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 78 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
William L. Pollard • Edith Williams (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Hampton University • Yale University • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (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)

Large Mural Depicting Black Contributions to State History Unveiled at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently unveiled a 5-by-50-foot mural commemorating the contributions blacks and American Indians have made to North Carolina's history. (click to read more)

Spelman College and Howard University Top the New U.S. News Rankings of HBCUs
This past week U.S. News & World Report unveiled its latest rankings of colleges and universities in the United States. Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the highest-ranked historically black institution on the U.S. News list of national universities. Spelman College in Atlanta was the highest-ranked HBCU among the liberal arts colleges. (click to read more)

New Information Technology Major Approved at Florida A&M
The board of trustees of Florida A&M University has approved a new bachelor's degree program in information technology. Some trustees questioned whether the new major would duplicate the current offering of computer information systems. But Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris convinced the board that the new major was necessary and stated that she believed 60 to 80 students would choose the discipline. (click to read more)

Johns Hopkins University Moves Toward Need-Blind Admissions
This year the entering class at the highly selective Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was selected on a need-blind basis. In order to conduct this year's admissions on a need-blind basis, an extra $4 million was allocated for financial aid. (click to read more)

Tragedy Saddens Campus Community at Kutztown University
Chukwudubem A. Okafor, an associate professor of English at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, shot his estranged wife, killing her, and then took his own life. A native of Nigeria, Professor Okafor had taught at Kutztown since 1995. (click to read more)

Division of Academic Affairs at Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University Has New Leaders
North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro has announced several administrative changes in its Division of Academic Affairs. (click to read more)

Race Relations on Campus Database
Periodically, JBHE Weekly Bulletin will publish a selection of racial incidents that have occurred on the campuses of colleges and universities. Click through to our website for the latest incidents. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Joanne Berger-Sweeney • Damon Phillips • Mervyn Warren • Frank Ward Jr. • Zillah Matare Fluker • Malverse A. Nicholson Jr. • Phyllis Cunningham • William Hudson Jr. • Torrey Feimster (click to read more)

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Apply your science to serve society! Since 1973, more than 2,200 scientists and engineers have contributed their analytical skills to policymaking in Washington, DC, while learning about the role of science in the federal government.

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University of Connecticut

CAD Drafter, Department of Architectural & Engineering Services

The University of Connecticut, Department of Architectural & Engineering Services, is seeking applications for the position of CAD Drafter. This is a full-time position located at the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

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California University of Pennsylvania

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

California University of Pennsylvania invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions to begin August 2011. Visit for more information about the University and for full position details.

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