Archive for May, 2012

Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University Wins Golf Tournament With Team of White Women

Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University Wins Golf Tournament With Team of White Women

Bethune-Cookman has and enrollment that is 94.3 percent Black. But not one member of the university’s women’s golf team is an African American.

UCLA Surgery Professor Files a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

UCLA Surgery Professor Files a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

According to his lawsuit, Dr. Christian Head was depicted as a gorilla being sodomized by his White superior in a slide shown at a presentation to the medical center staff.

Pamela Anthony Named Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Pamela Anthony Named Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Since 2003, she has been assistant dean of students at Georgia State University.

Penn Study Finds Racial Disparities in Assistance for Heart Attack Victims

Penn Study Finds Racial Disparities in Assistance for Heart Attack Victims

African Americans who have heart attacks are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders than Whites who have heart attacks.

Jose Cossa Receives the 2012 Joyce Cain Award

Jose Cossa Receives the 2012 Joyce Cain Award

The Comparative and International Education Society was honored for his research on education in southern Africa.

Only 40 Percent of Black University Graduates in Britain Find Work Within Six Months

Only 40 Percent of Black University Graduates in Britain Find Work Within Six Months

Black graduates are 30 percent less likely to find full-time employment as White university graduates.

Remembering the Tragic Shooting at Jackson State

Remembering the Tragic Shooting at Jackson State

The tragedy at Kent State is embedded in America’s collective memory but another shooting incident 11 days later at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has not received the same level of attention from historians. A new documentary video seeks to fill the void.

Howard University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Education

Howard University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Education

There will be a new bachelor’s degree program in elementary education and a dual master’s degree program in school psychology and counseling services.

Voorhees College Honors Its Founder

Voorhees College Honors Its Founder

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee was a graduate of Tuskegee University and after moving to South Carolina wanted to start a school modeled after her alma mater.

Johns Hopkins Exhibit Examines the University's Black History

Johns Hopkins Exhibit Examines the University’s Black History

The exhibit, entitled “The Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins,” pays tribute to 50 individuals “whose professional and personal achievements have brought honor to the institution.”

University of Illinois at Chicago Funds 17 Research Projects on Racial Inequality

University of Illinois at Chicago Funds 17 Research Projects on Racial Inequality

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy is funding 17, year-long research projects that will study racial and ethnic inequalities in health, justice, economics, and education.

UMass Study Examines How Infants Perceive People Who Look Different

UMass Study Examines How Infants Perceive People Who Look Different

The study showed that infants are better at recognizing facial and emotional expressions of people within groups they interact with the most.

University of Michigan Study Finds Racial Disparity in Adherence to HIV Drug Therapy

University of Michigan Study Finds Racial Disparity in Adherence to HIV Drug Therapy

The study of patients receiving antiretroviral drug therapy found that only 30 percent of African American patients maintained the optimal adherence to their prescribed schedule.

Two Africans at Cornell University Develop Garments to Fight Malaria

Two Africans at Cornell University Develop Garments to Fight Malaria

The garments use fabric that is embedded at the molecular level with insecticides to ward off mosquitoes infected with malaria, a disease that kills some 655,000 people annually in Africa.

University of Iowa Is a Powerhouse In Producing Minority Ph.D.s in Mathematics

University of Iowa Is a Powerhouse In Producing Minority Ph.D.s in Mathematics

Over the past decade, the mathematics department at the university of Iowa has awarded doctorates to 25 minority students. This is about 8 percent of all doctorates in mathematics awarded to minorities nationwide during the period.

Some Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Some Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Joyce Jenkins, Sharon Butler, Tryan McMickens, Bill Hawkins, and Getchel Caldwell II are assuming new roles in higher education.

George Hill Named Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University

George Hill Named Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University

Professor Hill joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2002. He previously taught at Meharry Medical College in Nashville for 19 years.

University Historians Assembling Archive of Runaway Slave Advertisements

University Historians Assembling Archive of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Two scholars at the University of Southern Mississippi are starting with ads from Mississippi newspapers but hope to expand the archive to other states, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Honors for Three African American Scholars

Honors for Three African American Scholars

Mina Jones Jefferson, William H. Harris, and Sandra C. Brown are the honorees.

The Next President of Alabama State University

The Next President of Alabama State University

Joseph H. Silver Sr. has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University.

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Many of the allegations involve former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, who is retiring from the university as of July 1.

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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

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.

Bishop Urges Episcopalians to Support Saint Paul's College in Time of Need

Bishop Urges Episcopalians to Support Saint Paul’s College in Time of Need

The historically Black college has been on accreditation probation for two years and needs to shore up its financial situation.

Vanderbilt Debuts Digital Archive of 1964 Taped Interviews of Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

Vanderbilt Debuts Digital Archive of 1964 Taped Interviews of Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

The interviews were conducted by Robert Penn Warren for his book Who Speaks for the Negro?

Livingston Alexander Given Authority Over a Second Campus of the University of Pittsburgh

Livingston Alexander Given Authority Over a Second Campus of the University of Pittsburgh

President of the Bradford campus since 2003, he will now do double duty as president of the Titusville campus.

Racial Incident at Cornell University

Racial Incident at Cornell University

According to police reports, Black students were taunted and were the targets of bottles thrown from the roof of a fraternity house.

Tuskegee University Enters Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Tuskegee University Enters Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Students and faculty will have the opportunity to work with the agency on projects that deal with climate change, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, urban sprawl, and water reclamation.

Alcorn State University to Offer a Summer Enrichment Program for K-12 Students

Alcorn State University to Offer a Summer Enrichment Program for K-12 Students

The university is partnering with the Children’s Defense Fund to operate a six-week Freedom School for K-12 students who live near the university’s campus.

The New Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University

The New Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University

Gerald Aching has been a professor of Romance studies at Cornell since 2009. Previously, he taught at New York University.

Mario Small Named Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago

Mario Small Named Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago

Dr. Small has been serving as a professor of sociology and chair of the department of sociology at the university.

Howard University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Stepping Down

Howard University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Stepping Down

James A. Donaldson, who has served as dean for 12 years, will return to the classroom as a professor of mathematics.

Study Finds a Narrowing of the Digital Divide

Study Finds a Narrowing of the Digital Divide

While broadband access to the Internet among Blacks has increased, much of the gain appears to be from an increased use of smartphones by African Americans.

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Names a New President

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Names a New President

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond is the former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Nanotechnology Scholar Named Provost at the University of Illinois

Nanotechnology Scholar Named Provost at the University of Illinois

Ilesanmi Adesida is a respected scholar in the field of nanotechnology and has been serving as dean of the university’s College of Engineering.