Archive for July, 2012

The Top Feeder Schools for Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools

The Top Feeder Schools for Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools

By a large margin, Howard University in Washington, D.C., produced more Black graduates who applied to medical schools in 2011.

Board Approves Academic Restructuring at Alabama A&M University

Board Approves Academic Restructuring at Alabama A&M University

The new plan eliminated four bachelor’s degree programs and two master’s degree programs. Two bachelor’s degree programs and a master’s degree program were added.

Hampton University Radio Now Available Worldwide

Hampton University Radio Now Available Worldwide

Hampton University in Virginia has reached an agreement with Clear Channel Communications to make the university’s radio station available worldwide over the Internet.

HBCU Choral Group to Compete in the World Choir Olympics

HBCU Choral Group to Compete in the World Choir Olympics

The Oakwood University choir is one of only two ensembles from a historically Black college or university that was invited to compete in the World Choir Olympics. The other participating choir is from Wilberforce University in Ohio.

The Myth of Black Economic Progress

The Myth of Black Economic Progress

All the statistics on income, education, and employment exclude the large number of Americans who are incarcerated in prisons and jails, a population that is disproportionately Black.

Study Finds Women's Magazines Ignore Health Issues of Importance to African Americans

Study Finds Women’s Magazines Ignore Health Issues of Importance to African Americans

Crystal Lumpkins of the University of Kansas found that the magazines virtually ignored diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS, major health issues in the Black community.

The Huge Earnings Benefit for Minority Students Who Major in STEM Fields

The Huge Earnings Benefit for Minority Students Who Major in STEM Fields

The study found that Black and other minority students who major in STEM fields earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who majored in humanities or education.

The New Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law

The New Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law

Phyllis Craig-Taylor has been serving as associate dean for academics at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Earl Lewis to Lead the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Earl Lewis to Lead the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

He is provost and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies at Emory University. He will join the foundation in March 2013.

New Deans at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and Elizabeth City State University

New Deans at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and Elizabeth City State University

Dr. Otu has been serving as dean of the School of Natural Sciences at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana.

Two Faculty Appointments of Note

Two Faculty Appointments of Note

Cornel West was named professor emeritus at Princeton and Ousame Kane was named to an endowed chair at Harvard Divinity School.

Honors for Two African American Educators

Honors for Two African American Educators

Angela Winstead of Morgan State University receives a teaching award for Black chemists and an endowed chair at Fayetteville State University honors Dudley Flood.

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Carlton Brown, Gerald Coleman, Kimberly Hilliard, Tijuana Hudson, Sheilah Vance, Vanidy Bailey, Patric Simon, Kevin Banks, Ron Price, and Ruffin Bell are all taking on new roles.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Bond Miller, 1934-2012

In Memoriam: Yvonne Bond Miller, 1934-2012

A professor emerita of childhood education at Norfolk State University, she was the first Black woman elected to both houses of the Virginia legislature.

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.

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.