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  • A Quartet of Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

    A Quartet of Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity (3.31.2023)

    Taking on new duties relating to diversity at universities are Bi Awosika at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dorothy Hines at the University of Kansas, Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge for the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

    Mar 31, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (3.29.2023)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Mar 29, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Cato Laurencin Creates Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut

    Cato Laurencin Creates Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut (3.29.2023)

    The institute will integrate biology, medicine, surgery, chemistry, physics, engineering, and artificial intelligence/machine learning to create a powerful platform for addressing scientific and medical problems in the regeneration and healing of complex tissues, organs, or organ systems. Its goal is to achieve limb regeneration by the year 2030.

    Mar 29, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (3.29.2023)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

    Mar 29, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (3.29.2023)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Mar 29, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Scholars Enhance FBI Photographs From Bloody Sunday

    Scholars Enhance FBI Photographs From Bloody Sunday (3.28.2023)

    Photographs taken by FBI photographers from the ground and in surveillance aircraft were declassified in 2015, but have never been enlarged and enhanced via hi-resolution scans until now. A major question is why these photographs remained classified for 50 years.

    Mar 28, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of North Carolina Is Preparing to Launch Graduate Programs in Black Studies

    University of North Carolina Is Preparing to Launch Graduate Programs in Black Studies (3.28.2023)

    In 2021, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill approved the establishment of graduate programs in its African American and diaspora studies department. The department is now developing the curriculum and searching for graduate faculty. The first students will enroll in these new graduate programs in the fall of 2025.

    Mar 28, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Women Who Were Appointed Deans

    Three African American Women Who Were Appointed Deans (3.27.2023)

    Neporcha Cone was appointed to serve as dean of the College of Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Letitia Williams has been named associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Mary Hill is the new dean of students at Voorhees University in Denmark, South Carolina.

    Mar 27, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

    A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties (3.24.2023)

    Taking on new roles are Bernard A. Jones at St. John’s University in Staten Island, New York, Artha Gillis, at the University of California, Los Angeles, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and David Staten at South Carolina State University.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Team Up for New Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Team Up for New Postdoctoral Fellowships (3.24.2023)

    These fellowships have been designed to offer opportunities for recent Vanderbilt Ph.D. graduates to build their teaching and scholarship portfolios, receive mentoring from faculty at both institutions and allow time for publishing their dissertations or preparing other research papers.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • UCLA's Kelly Lytle Hernández Wins the Bancroft Prize

    UCLA’s Kelly Lytle Hernández Wins the Bancroft Prize (3.24.2023)

    Kelly Lytle Hernández holds the Thomas E. Lifka Chair of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lytle Hernández is also the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of the District of Columbia Partners With Michigan Technological University

    University of the District of Columbia Partners With Michigan Technological University (3.24.2023)

    According to the agreement, Michigan Technological University will provide mentorship in helping the University of the District of Columbia attain R2 status within the Carnegie Classification system for research universities. In return, UDC will provide cultural responsiveness mentorship to MTU.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

    Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities (3.24.2023)

    Taking on new administrative roles are Greg Hart at Washington University in St. Louis, Brenda Murrell at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Todd Misener at Oklahoma State University, D’Andra Mull at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Khala Granville at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized on the Campus of Susquehanna University

    Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized on the Campus of Susquehanna University (3.24.2023)

    Campus police identified the person responsible for the vandalism. He was a Pennsylvania State University student who was visiting friends at Susquehanna. The student admitted to being intoxicated when the vandalism occurred.

    Mar 24, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (3.23.2023)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Mar 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (3.23.2023)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Mar 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Black In-State Applicants to the University of California System Are Down Slightly

    Black In-State Applicants to the University of California System Are Down Slightly (3.22.2023)

    Systemwide 132,226 students from California applied to at least one of the nine undergraduate campuses. Of these, 8,519 students were African Americans, making up 6 percent of all applicants. The total number of applicants to the university system was down slightly from a year ago. That year Blacks were 7 percent of all applicants.

    Mar 22, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (3.22.2023)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

    Mar 22, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Williams College in Massachusetts to Offer an African Studies Major

    Williams College in Massachusetts to Offer an African Studies Major (3.21.2023)

    Williams College, the highly selective liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has announced that it will begin to offer an Africana studies major this coming fall. Africana studies will be the 37th major available to students at the college. Federal data shows that Blacks make up 5 percent of the 2,200-member student body at Williams College.

    Mar 21, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Iowa Agrees to $4.2 Million Settlement of Racial Bias Lawsuit Filed by Football Players

    University of Iowa Agrees to $4.2 Million Settlement of Racial Bias Lawsuit Filed by Football Players (3.21.2023)

    The former players alleged that they were demeaned with racial slurs, forced to abandon Black hairstyles, fashion and culture to fit the “Iowa Way” promoted by Coach Kirk Ferentz, and then retaliated against for speaking out.

    Mar 21, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Research Published in the Journal of the National Medical Association Is Largely Ignored

    Research Published in the Journal of the National Medical Association Is Largely Ignored (3.20.2023)

    The National Medical Association was established in 1895 because physicians of color were not permitted to be members of the American Medical Association. Today, the National Medical Association has 30,000 members. A recent study finds that articles published in the association’s medical journal are almost never cited in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Mar 20, 2023 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Sean Edmund Rogers Named Dean of the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island

    Sean Edmund Rogers Named Dean of the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island (3.20.2023)

    Currently, Dr. Rogers serves as vice president for community, equity, and diversity at the University of Rhode Island. He also holds two faculty appointments — professor of management and the Spachman Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Dr. Rogers joined the university’s faculty in 2018.

    Mar 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Many Black Americans Have a Very Dim View of Capitalism

    Many Black Americans Have a Very Dim View of Capitalism (3.20.2023)

    In an August 2022 survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of Black adults said they had a very or somewhat negative impression of capitalism, up from 40 percent in May 2019. Four-in-ten Black adults held a very or somewhat positive view of capitalism in 2022, down from 57 percent in 2019.

    Mar 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ruth Simmons to Take on New Role as Senior Adviser to the President of Harvard University

    Ruth Simmons to Take on New Role as Senior Adviser to the President of Harvard University (3.20.2023)

    Ruth Simmons, who recently stepped down as president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, will advise the president of Harvard on efforts to support the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery. Her work will focus on engaging in meaningful and enduring partnerships with the nation’s HBCUs.

    Mar 20, 2023 | 2 comments | View Post