Archive for January, 2012

Two Black Women Are Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School at the University of Missouri

Two Black Women Are Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School at the University of Missouri

Marcella David and Beverly Moran will visit the Columbia, Missouri, campus next month for interviews and public forums.

Twila Perry Honored by the Association of American Law Schools

Twila Perry Honored by the Association of American Law Schools

She is a professor and the Alexander T. Waugh Scholar at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

Virginia Union University Receives a Major Gift to Finance a New Campus Center

Virginia Union University Receives a Major Gift to Finance a New Campus Center

Robert J. Brown, founder, chair, and CEO of B&C Associates, a consulting, research, and pubic relations firm, is donating $2 million.

Tulane Professor Lands a TV Gig

Tulane Professor Lands a TV Gig

Melissa Harris-Perry will host a weekend morning show on MSNBC.

Brown University's Newest Black Faculty

Brown University’s Newest Black Faculty

Chanelle Howe and Kym Moore are new assistant professors at Brown.

Brian Bridges to Lead the UNCF's Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

Brian Bridges to Lead the UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

He currently serves as vice provost for diversity, access, and equity at Ohio University in Athens.

New Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Maria Baxter-Nuamah, Stephen Ekunwe, and Aunjanue Ellis have received appointments.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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.

The University of Cincinnati Mounts an Online Program to Combat Racial and Sexual Harassment

The University of Cincinnati Mounts an Online Program to Combat Racial and Sexual Harassment

Faculty and staff will be required to participate in the online training program and pass a test to show that they have mastered the content.

Wynetta Lee Is the New Dean of the School of Education at North Carolina Central University

Wynetta Lee Is the New Dean of the School of Education at North Carolina Central University

She was the dean of the College of Education at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

University of Miami to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Desegregation

University of Miami to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Desegregation

Today, the University of Miami has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

Middlebury College Adds a Second Posse of Low-Income Students

Middlebury College Adds a Second Posse of Low-Income Students

Since 1998 Middlebury College in Vermont has been admitting and offering full-tuition scholarships to a posse of students from New York City high schools. The college is now adding a second posse from Chicago public schools.

Cambridge College Appoints a New Provost

Cambridge College Appoints a New Provost

Elwood L. Robinson has served as a professor of psychology and dean at North Carolina Central University.

Business School at Makerere University in Uganda Is Transitioning to Independence

Business School at Makerere University in Uganda Is Transitioning to Independence

Business school officials believe that independence will help the school raise funds from corporations and foundations.

Mentoring Program Aims to Increase the Number of Black Men Seeking Careers in Medicine

Mentoring Program Aims to Increase the Number of Black Men Seeking Careers in Medicine

Fifteen African American male students from sixth grade classes in Pittsburgh area schools are chosen for the program each year.

New Online Store Features HBCU Licensed Clothing for Professional Women

New Online Store Features HBCU Licensed Clothing for Professional Women

Clover McFadden planned to go to medical school but she opted instead to be an internet entrepreneur.

Howard University Joins the Washington Research Library Consortium

Howard University Joins the Washington Research Library Consortium

The agreement will allow Howard students to access books and other resources from the libraries of eight other university libraries in the Washington area.

A Surge of Black Applicants at the University of California

A Surge of Black Applicants at the University of California

The 5,692 Black applicants represent a 17.5 percent increase from a year ago.

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

Women who had the highest exposure to nitrogen oxides, as a result of traffic-related air pollution, had a 24 percent higher risk of diabetes.

Clark Atlanta University Kicks Off a Yearlong Study of W.E.B. Du Bois

Clark Atlanta University Kicks Off a Yearlong Study of W.E.B. Du Bois

The project will culminate with the 2013 “On the Wings of Atlanta” Commemorative Conference, celebrating Du Bois’ legacy and the 50th anniversary of his death.

Pastor and Corporate Executive Joins the Academic World

Pastor and Corporate Executive Joins the Academic World

Patrick O. Lindsey is the new vice president for government and community affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Dawn Wright Honored by the Association of American Geographers

Dawn Wright Honored by the Association of American Geographers

She is affectionately known on the campus of Oregon State University as “Deepsea Dawn.”

A New Vice President at Fort Valley State University

A New Vice President at Fort Valley State University

Willie Williams has been serving in the post on an interim basis since last fall.

Three African American Women Are Rewarded for Inspiring Their Students

Three African American Women Are Rewarded for Inspiring Their Students

The Black women are among 15 honorees of the Gail McKnight Beckman Trust.

Two African American Women Slated to Receive Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Slated to Receive Prestigious Awards

Bevlee Watford of Virginia Tech and Jacqueline Jones-Triche of Tuskegee University will be honored.

Three African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Derek Carter, Mary Williams, and Johnny Whitehead are assuming new duties.

The College Enrollment Rates of the Children of Native-Born and Immigrant Black Families

The College Enrollment Rates of the Children of Native-Born and Immigrant Black Families

Children in Black families who immigrated to the United States are more likely to enroll in selective colleges than the children of White and native-born Black families.

North Carolina A&T State University Receives National Science Foundation Grant

North Carolina A&T State University Receives National Science Foundation Grant

The university’s Engineering Research Center will use the grant to design and test an innovative device for spinal fusion operations.

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

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Deneese Jones Named Provost at Drake University

Deneese Jones Named Provost at Drake University

Since 2005 she has been dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University in Virginia.

Georgia Professor to Lead the American Meteorological Society

Georgia Professor to Lead the American Meteorological Society

Marshall Shepherd, professor of geography at the University of Georgia, will be the second African American to hold the position.

In Memoriam: Stewart B. Fulbright (1919-2012)

In Memoriam: Stewart B. Fulbright (1919-2012)

He was the first dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Peter Millet Is One of Four Finalists for Provost at Columbus State University

Peter Millet Is One of Four Finalists for Provost at Columbus State University

He currently serves as dean of the College of Education at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Georgia HBCUs Spared From New Consolidation Plan

Georgia HBCUs Spared From New Consolidation Plan

Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Savannah State University were not part of the new consolidation plan involving eight state schools.

Shaw University Forms Partnership With a Nonprofit Social Work Agency

Shaw University Forms Partnership With a Nonprofit Social Work Agency

Under the agreement social work students at Shaw will work in the field with disabled adults and children 16 hours each week.

Amherst College Graduate Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Amherst College Graduate Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Sebabatso Manoeli is one of 10 Rhodes winners from the southern Africa region.