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U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs
U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of America's best colleges and universities. Once again this year, the magazine has included a list of what its editors believe are the best historically black colleges and universities. Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the top HBCU. (click to read more)

Two New Deans at North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University, the historically black educational institution in Durham, has named two new deans, Keith Pigues and Ontario Wooden. (click to read more)

Three African-American Siblings, All of Different Ages, Are Spending Their First Semester as Students at Cornell University
This fall there are three African-American siblings who will be spending their first semester at Cornell University. The three students, Javail Brown, Xavier Brown, and Jeremy March, are different ages and will be enrolled in different grades. (click to read more)

A New Database on Oral History Collections of the Civil Rights Movement
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture have launched a new Web site presenting a database of oral history projects about the civil rights movement. (click to read more)

Historically Black Coppin State University Seeks to Boost Retention in Teacher Education Programs
Coppin State University, the historically black educational institution in Baltimore, has established a new center designed to increase retention of students in teacher education programs. The Teacher Education Advisement and Retention Center (TEAR-C) will prepare students from their first year in college to follow an educational path so that they are better prepared to pass teacher certification examinations. (click to read more)

Emory University Study Examines Racial Disparity in Kidney Disease
Kidney failure is four times as likely among African Americans than for whites. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta have found that African Americans are more likely than whites to excrete large amounts of protein in their urine. This can contribute to kidney disease and failure. (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
Linda Rose • Michele Butts • Kyle T. Miller • John L. Faulk • Evene Estwick • Dallas Reed • A. Todd Franklin • Lorelle D. Semley (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Creighton University • Southern University • Winston-Salem State University • University of Illinois at Chicago • University of Massachusetts (click to read more)

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New Partnership to Continue Book Series on Race in the Transatlantic World
A new partnership has been formed between the University of Georgia Press and the Library Company of Philadelphia to promote Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, a book series on racial aspects of transatlantic history. (click to read more)

Two Musicians Get New Posts at Delaware State University
The Department of Music at Delaware State University has issued two major announcements. Horace B. Lamar Jr. was named chair of the department and Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. was named associate professor and director of choral activities. (click to read more)

The Racial Gap in Dental School Faculty Is Hard to Swallow
Recently, JBHE reported the huge racial gap in dental school enrollments. Now we turn our attention to blacks as faculty in U.S. dental schools. During the 2007-08 year, there were 324 African Americans employed as dental/clinical science faculty at U.S. dental schools. They made up only 3.4 percent of all dental school faculty. (click to read more)

Texas A&M Reports Black Enrollment Data
This year, for the first time, there are more than 50,000 students on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Among these students are 1,723 African Americans, an increase of nine black students from a year ago. Thus, blacks make up 3.4 percent of the student body. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
James Earl McLeod, vice chancellor of students and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died earlier this month at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was 67 years old and had been diagnosed with cancer in 2009. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Moustapha Diack • Henry Tisdale • James M. Jones • Keith C. Norris (click to read more)

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