Archive for February, 2012

Brown University Student Discovers a Lost Speech of Malcolm X

Brown University Student Discovers a Lost Speech of Malcolm X

An audiotape of the 1961 speech that no one had heard for 50 years was found in the university’s archives.

Series of Hate Crimes Strikes the Campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Series of Hate Crimes Strikes the Campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The advent of Black History Month unfortunately often coincides with a rise in racial incidents on campus.

In Memoriam: Thomas C. Cox (1939-2011)

In Memoriam: Thomas C. Cox (1939-2011)

A history scholar, he taught at the University of Southern California from 1982 to 2008.

Northwestern University to Host a Summit of Black Studies Doctoral Programs

Northwestern University to Host a Summit of Black Studies Doctoral Programs

The three-day conference will be held in April and will be highlighted by a keynote address from poet and Yale University scholar Elizabeth Alexander.

In Memoriam: Roger Salters (1939-2012)

In Memoriam: Roger Salters (1939-2012)

He had taught engineering at the University of Denver since 1987.

The United Methodist Black College Fund Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The United Methodist Black College Fund Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The fund supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities with ties to the church.

In Memoriam: Lawrence Mozell Clark Sr. (1934-2012)

In Memoriam: Lawrence Mozell Clark Sr. (1934-2012)

He was a longtime professor and administrator at North Carolina State University.

Three HBCUs Sign Collaboration Agreements With the Environmental Protection Agency

Three HBCUs Sign Collaboration Agreements With the Environmental Protection Agency

Students and faculty at Bowie State University, Howard University, and Wilberforce University will gain access to internships, mentoring, research projects, and employment opportunities.

Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte Law School Start Dual Degree Program

Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte Law School Start Dual Degree Program

Students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate in six years.

Xavier University Establishes Two New Degree Programs

Xavier University Establishes Two New Degree Programs

The historically Black university in New Orleans will offer new degree programs this fall in communication studies and public health sciences.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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.

Kansas State Scholar Named Chief of African Village

Kansas State Scholar Named Chief of African Village

Myra Gordon is associate provost for diversity at Kansas State and now a chief of the Nigerian village of Alayi.

M. Roy Wilson Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

M. Roy Wilson Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

He has served in a number of leadership posts in higher education, most recently as chair of the board of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Howard's Online Executive MBA Program Is Up and Running

Howard’s Online Executive MBA Program Is Up and Running

The program is designed for students to complete course work in about 18 months while continuing to work full-time.

New Princeton University Committee Aims to Identify Ways to Enhance Diversity

New Princeton University Committee Aims to Identify Ways to Enhance Diversity

The committee will develop recommendations for strategies to attract people of color and women to positions in which they have historically been underrepresented.

Carnegie Mellon University Teams Up With Kenya ICT Board

Carnegie Mellon University Teams Up With Kenya ICT Board

The groups are developing a credentialing examination for software developers that eventually they hope to roll out worldwide.

Kentucky Community Colleges Going to Church to Recruit Minority Students

Kentucky Community Colleges Going to Church to Recruit Minority Students

On February 12, pastors will discuss the importance of higher education and information will be available to church members about the 16 colleges that make up the system.

Study Examines the Mental Health of Black Women Community College Students Who Lived Through Hurricane Katrina

Study Examines the Mental Health of Black Women Community College Students Who Lived Through Hurricane Katrina

Nearly five years after the hurricane, a third of the women still showed signs of post-traumatic stress.

Brad Braxton Named to Endowed Chair at SMU

Brad Braxton Named to Endowed Chair at SMU

A former Rhodes Scholar, he has held teaching positions at Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University.

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering

Yaw D. Yeboah is currently a professor of engineering at Penn State. From 1975 to 1979, he earned four degrees in four years at MIT.

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Brandon Brown, Zina McGee, Roderick McDavis, and Rosie Phillips Bingham win prestigious awards.

In Memoriam: Camilla Ella Williams (1919-2012)

In Memoriam: Camilla Ella Williams (1919-2012)

She was professor emerita at Indiana University and the first Black woman to perform for a major U.S. opera company.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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

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.