Archive for September, 2011

In Memoriam: Walter D. Clark (1952-2011)

In Memoriam: Walter D. Clark (1952-2011)

He was dean of enrollment management and judicial affairs at Roxbury Community College in Boston.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This weeks grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here is this week’s personnel news on African Americans in higher education.

John Garland to Step Down From Presidency of Central State University

John Garland to Step Down From Presidency of Central State University

“I am retiring from the Central State presidency. I am not retiring from life.”

Ruth Simmons Stepping Down as President of Brown University

Ruth Simmons Stepping Down as President of Brown University

She will stay on at Brown to teach comparative literature and Africana studies.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week’s significant awards bestowed on blacks in higher education.

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

Spelman is the highest-rated black college or university according to new national rankings.

The Racial Gap in Dental School Faculty Is Hard to Swallow

The Racial Gap in Dental School Faculty Is Hard to Swallow

In the entire country in 2007-08 academic year, there were only 42 tenured African-American faculty members in U.S. dental schools.

Historically Black Coppin State University Seeks to Boost Retention in Teacher Education Programs

Historically Black Coppin State University Seeks to Boost Retention in Teacher Education Programs

The Teacher Education Advisement and Retention Center (TEAR-C) will prepare students to pass teacher certification examinations.

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars

The JBHE Weekly Bulletin regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s news of important grants to HBCUs or to programs on concern to African Americans.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

• Moustapha Diack, a professor in the doctoral program of science and mathematics education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). Professor Diack was honored for his work to create the MERLOT Africa Network of online learning materials and […]

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Linda Rose was appointed vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College in California. Since 2005, she has served as dean of liberal arts at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Dr. Rose holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She earned an educational doctorate at UCLA. • Michele Butts […]

Two Musicians Get New Posts at Delaware State University

Two Musicians Get New Posts at Delaware State University

Horace Lamar Jr. and Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. join the faculty at Delaware State.

New Partnership to Continue Book Series on Race in the Transatlantic World

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.

Three African-American Siblings, All of Different Ages, Are Spending Their First Semester as Students at Cornell University

Three African-American Siblings, All of Different Ages, Are Spending Their First Semester as Students at Cornell University

They all are graduates of Ithaca High School and were raised by their maternal grandmother.

A New Database on Oral History Collections of the Civil Rights Movement

A New Database on Oral History Collections of the Civil Rights Movement

A new online database with information on 1,000 oral history collections in libraries, museums, and university archives across the nation.

Two New Deans at North Carolina Central University

Two New Deans at North Carolina Central University

Keith Pigues and Ontario Wooden are the new appointees.

Texas A&M Reports Black Enrollment Data

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.

Emory University Study Examines Racial Disparity in Kidney Disease

Emory University Study Examines Racial Disparity in Kidney Disease

Kidney failure is four times as likely among African Americans than for whites and greater amounts of protein in urine may be a contributing factor.

In Memoriam: James Earl McLeod (1944-2011)

In Memoriam: James Earl McLeod (1944-2011)

James Earl McLeod, vice chancellor of students and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has died after a battle with cancer.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Honors bestowed on African Americans by colleges and universities.

Grants and Gifts Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

Grants and Gifts Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

This week’s news of important grants to HBCUs or to programs on concern to African Americans.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here are this week’s notable appointments of African Americans to posts in higher education.

The New President of Harris-Stowe State University

The New President of Harris-Stowe State University

Albert Walker was named the new president of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, effective October 1.

Virignia Tech Engineer Leading the Government’s Investigation of the East Coast Earthquake

Virignia Tech Engineer Leading the Government’s Investigation of the East Coast Earthquake

When the federal government needed an expert to conduct an investigation on the impact of the August 23 earthquake with an epicenter near Mineral, Virginia, it called on James R. Martin III, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech.

Black Enrollments Surge at the University of Missouri

Black Enrollments Surge at the University of Missouri

Black students increased from 2,026 in 2010 to 2,231 this year, an increase of more than 10 percent.

The First Woman Board Chair in the 115-Year History of Historically Black Voorhees College

The First Woman Board Chair in the 115-Year History of Historically Black Voorhees College

Mary Ellen Moule was elected chair of the board of trustees of historically black Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. She is the first woman to hold the position in the college’s 115-year history.

University of Wisconsin Honors the First African-American Woman Graduate of Its Law School

University of Wisconsin Honors the First African-American Woman Graduate of Its Law School

Vel Phillips Hall is only the second building on campus named after an African American.

New York University Settles Harassment Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of an African-Born Former Employee

New York University Settles Harassment Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of an African-Born Former Employee

The employee alleged that his supervisor frequently referred to him as a “monkey” and told him to “go back to his cage.”

Professors at Two HBCUs Report Breakthrough in Heart Disease Prevention

Professors at Two HBCUs Report Breakthrough in Heart Disease Prevention

The scientists report that the ingestion of the leaves of the purslane plant can have a significant impact on lowering cholesterol levels in adults.

Total Ban on Smoking Instituted at Claflin University

Total Ban on Smoking Instituted at Claflin University

Beginning September 16, violators of the no-smoking policy could be subjected to a $25 fine.

Ohio University Partners With Private University in Ghana

Ohio University Partners With Private University in Ghana

Ohio University in Athens has entered into a partnership agreement with the African University College of Communication in Accra, Ghana.

Endowed Chair in Black Studies Named to Honor African-American Labor Pioneers

Endowed Chair in Black Studies Named to Honor African-American Labor Pioneers

The John and Eula Cleveland Chair in Black History Studies at Howard University is the first endowed chair in the university’s department of Afro-American studies.

The Racial Gender Gap in U.S. Dental Schools

The Racial Gender Gap in U.S. Dental Schools

In dental school enrollments, the large gender gap in favor of men exists only for whites.

High-Achieving Black High School Students Suffer More Academically From Bullying

High-Achieving Black High School Students Suffer More Academically From Bullying

The impact of bullying is most severe for high-achieving African-American and Latino students.