Archive for October, 2011

Grants and Gifts

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

Only One African American Among the 65 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

Only One African American Among the 65 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

Jeannette E. South-Paul of the University of Pittsburgh appears to be the only African American on the list of new members.

Brown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Flu Shots for Nursing Home Patients

Brown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Flu Shots for Nursing Home Patients

Black patients were more likely than white patients to refuse vaccinations.

Quintin Bullock Named a Finalist for the Presidency of Stark State College

Quintin Bullock Named a Finalist for the Presidency of Stark State College

He will compete with three other finalists for the position at the 15,000 student community college.

Carl McCall Named to Lead SUNY Board of Trustees

Carl McCall Named to Lead SUNY Board of Trustees

A former state senator, McCall has served on the SUNY board since 2007.

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

The award-winning author of children’s books, she was the longtime director of the Community Education Program at Temple University.

Southwestern College Honors Its First Black Graduate

Southwestern College Honors Its First Black Graduate

Elijah Pilgrim Geiger, graduated in 1899. When he died in 1943 he was placed in an unmarked grave in Wichita, Kansas. Now a headstone will be placed at the site.

Where African Americans With Scientific Doctorates Find Work

Where African Americans With Scientific Doctorates Find Work

Blacks with scientific doctorates are more likely than similarly educated whites to work in academia while whites are more likely than blacks to work in the corporate world.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Ph.D Program

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Ph.D Program

The historically black university has not awarded a doctoral degree since 1964.

Delaware State Plans to Add a Charter High School on Campus

Delaware State Plans to Add a Charter High School on Campus

Under the plan, high achieving students would receive their high school diploma and up to two years of credit for college-level courses.

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

Students at the Honors College of SCSU will be offered internships with faculty at the University of Arkansas.

Retention, Not Recruitment, Is the Major Problem in Efforts to Have More Minority Teachers

Retention, Not Recruitment, Is the Major Problem in Efforts to Have More Minority Teachers

Black and other minority teachers are more likely to leave the profession than other teachers.

Two African-American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Two African-American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

The University of California Davis hires Karen Denise Howard and Muriel Hawkins is a new VP at Virginia State.

Measuring the Educational Impact of Living in a High Poverty Area

Measuring the Educational Impact of Living in a High Poverty Area

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood has a devastating impact of the life prospects of young blacks.

The Racial Component of School Security Measures

The Racial Component of School Security Measures

Metal detectors are found in schools with large percentages of minority students and not necessarily in schools with high crime rates.

Two Black Public Health Scholars Join the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Two Black Public Health Scholars Join the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee has added eight new faculty members this fall. Two of the new assistant professors are black.

Texas Woman's University Celebrates a Half-Century of Racial Integration

Texas Woman’s University Celebrates a Half-Century of Racial Integration

In September 1961 Alsenia Dowells became the first African-American student. Six more black students enrolled in 1962.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.

In Memoriam: Rose Embly McCoy (1914-2011)

In Memoriam: Rose Embly McCoy (1914-2011)

She served on the Jackson State University faculty for more than 35 years.

UConn Receives Collection of Recordings Preserving the Culture of Darfur

UConn Receives Collection of Recordings Preserving the Culture of Darfur

Mia Farrow has toured Darfur and made videos of the region’s music and dance in order to preserve them for future generations.

John Barker Named Dean at Tufts University

John Barker Named Dean at Tufts University

Dr. Barker, who has been serving as an assistant provost at the University of Miami, will assume his new position in mid-December.

Albert Okunade Honored for Service to the University of Memphis

Albert Okunade Honored for Service to the University of Memphis

Economics professor wins the Suzanne Downs Palmer Award and a $10,000 prize.

Tonya Peeples Rewarded for Service to the University of Iowa Community

Tonya Peeples Rewarded for Service to the University of Iowa Community

The professor of chemical and biochemical engineering wins award for faculty excellence in service.

Howard University Honors Samuel F. Yette, Former Professor and Journalist

Howard University Honors Samuel F. Yette, Former Professor and Journalist

Professor Yette, who died this past January, taught journalism at Howard from 1972 to 1986.

Rukeia Draw-Hood Named to Head 4-H at Prairie View A&M University

Rukeia Draw-Hood Named to Head 4-H at Prairie View A&M University

She had directed the 4-H community center at Michigan State University.

Johnson C. Smith University Receives One of the Largest Grants Ever for an HBCU

Johnson C. Smith University Receives One of the Largest Grants Ever for an HBCU

The Duke Endowment gives the Charlotte HBCU $35 million that will build a new science center, renovate a dormitory, and provide scholarships.

Morgan State University Undertakes a Survey of Alcohol Use on HBCU Campuses

Morgan State University Undertakes a Survey of Alcohol Use on HBCU Campuses

The project is under the direction of Dr. Linda Loubert, an assistant professor of economics.

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes California Affirmative Action Measure

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes California Affirmative Action Measure

He states that he agrees with the goals of the the bill but that it would lead to “costly and confusing lawsuits.”

African Women Agricultural Experts Spending Time at New Mexico State University

African Women Agricultural Experts Spending Time at New Mexico State University

The women are spending their time on campus attending workshops, giving presentations, and collaborating with university faculty.

Tuskegee University Debuts New Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Tuskegee University Debuts New Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Tuskegee is the only HBCU with a department in this field.

Tuskegee University Makes Three Major Appointments

Tuskegee University Makes Three Major Appointments

Virgil Ecton, Darryl Crompton, and Tamara Young Lee are named to vice president positions.

A New Dean at Spelman College

A New Dean at Spelman College

Sociologist Dimeji Togunde held an endowed chair at Albion College in Michigan.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Thomas H. Epps, Michael “Doc” Woods, and Ernest G. Green are honored.

Four Black Scholars Named to New Posts

Four Black Scholars Named to New Posts

Thomas Parham, Sheridan Quarles Kingsberry, Billy Thomas, and Stacey Close have been assigned to new administrative positions.

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

David Mitchell, Gwen Tompkins, Crystal Gadegbeku, and Jodi Black are appointed to new teaching posts.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.