Archive for August, 2012

Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University

Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University

Dr. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University in Houston.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-College Outreach Programs for Black Men

Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-College Outreach Programs for Black Men

Dr. Jame’l R. Hodges and Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn offer the results of their study on the effectiveness of Pre-College Outreach Programs for Black Men.

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

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.

Cheyney University Begins Work on New Science Center

Cheyney University Begins Work on New Science Center

The 43,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms and research programs in biotechnology, health, mathematic applications, and computer-based system development.

Tennessee State University Embroiled in Controversy

Tennessee State University Embroiled in Controversy

Jane Davis, chair of the faculty senate, was taken into custody in handcuffs for disorderly conduct during a meeting of senators and the university administration.

Two New Universities Planned in South Africa

Two New Universities Planned in South Africa

The new construction is part of a plan to increase student enrollments to 1.5 million by 2030.

Emory University Expands Its African Origins Database

Emory University Expands Its African Origins Database

Emory has added the names of an additional 80,000 African captives who were victims of the illegal slave trade.

Grants Look to Improve the Health, Education, and Employment of Young Men of Color

Grants Look to Improve the Health, Education, and Employment of Young Men of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is planning to make 10 grants of up to $500,000 each and is particularly looking for projects that blend workforce training and education.

Applications of Africans to U.S. Colleges and Universities Were Down 3 Percent in 2012

Applications of Africans to U.S. Colleges and Universities Were Down 3 Percent in 2012

The Council of Graduate Students reports that overall applications from foreign students increased 9 percent compared to a year ago but applications from Africa were down 3 percent.

Eric Jack Named Interim Dean of UAB School of Business

Eric Jack Named Interim Dean of UAB School of Business

He is an associate professor in the department of management, information systems, and quantitative methods. He has also served as associate dean of the business school since 2008.

Tuskegee University Looks to the Future

Tuskegee University Looks to the Future

Faculty and staff at Tuskegee University in Alabama recently convened for the annual All University Conference to discuss the future of the iconic historically Black educational institution.

Thomas Calhoun Elected Leader of the Association of Black Sociologists

Thomas Calhoun Elected Leader of the Association of Black Sociologists

He is a professor of sociology and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Yolanda Edwards Honored for Innovative Curriculum Development in Rehabilitation Counseling

Yolanda Edwards Honored for Innovative Curriculum Development in Rehabilitation Counseling

She is an associate professor of rehabilitation counseling in the School of Education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

 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.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointments go to Phillip Cockrell, Tyson Beale, Dewain Lee, Albert E. Smith Jr. and Edwin Mayes.

Department of Education Awards Major Grants to HBCU Graduate Institutions

Department of Education Awards Major Grants to HBCU Graduate Institutions

Five historically Black graduate institutions will receive funding in excess of $26 million.

This Week's Faculty News

This Week’s Faculty News

Stacy Hawkins, Babatunde Ojo, Leonce Ndikumana, and Maxine Adegbola will be assuming new duties.

No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in ACT Test Scores

No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in ACT Test Scores

The ACT data shows that only 5 percent of Black ACT test takers met the organization’s college readiness standards in all four major subject areas.

Study Finds Black Students Who Used School Vouchers Are More Likely to Attend College

Study Finds Black Students Who Used School Vouchers Are More Likely to Attend College

The results showed that African American students who went to private or parochial schools under the voucher program were 24 percent more likely to enroll in college.

Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

Since the college lost accreditation a decade ago, students enrollments have dropped from 2,500 to 50. Facing a foreclosure sale on much of the campus, the college filed for federal protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Former Associate Attorney General to Lead an Investigation of Roxbury Community College

Former Associate Attorney General to Lead an Investigation of Roxbury Community College

The college has hired Wayne Budd, a litigator with the law firm Goodwin Proctor and a former associate attorney general of the United States, to conduct a sweeping investigation of all allegations of impropriety at the college.

In Memoriam: Emerson A. Cooper, 1924-2012

In Memoriam: Emerson A. Cooper, 1924-2012

He joined the Oakwood University faculty in 1948 as an instructor of chemistry and taught there until 1992.

President of Alabama A&M University Receives Major Vote of Confidence

President of Alabama A&M University Receives Major Vote of Confidence

The university’s board of trustees extended President Andrew Hugine’s contract to July 2017.

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

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.

Stanford's Condoleezza Rice Is One of the First Two Women Members of Augusta National

Stanford’s Condoleezza Rice Is One of the First Two Women Members of Augusta National

Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush and current professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, achieves yet another milestone.

Jennifer Hamer of the University of Kansas to Edit New Journal

Jennifer Hamer of the University of Kansas to Edit New Journal

A professor of American studies at the University of Kansas, Dr. Hamer was named editor of Women, Gender, and Families of Color.

Black Students at Less Diverse Campuses Are More Likely to Be Victims of Discrimination

Black Students at Less Diverse Campuses Are More Likely to Be Victims of Discrimination

A survey of more that 4,000 minority students on 31 campuses found that race-related incidents are more likely to occur on campuses where minorities make up a small percentage of the student body.

Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

The authors of the study concluded that “exposure to a diversity of viewpoints prepares the students to be better lawyers, making them more ‘culturally competent.'”

The Snail-Like Progress of Black Faculty in Engineering

The Snail-Like Progress of Black Faculty in Engineering

The data shows that in 2011, Blacks were only 2.5 percent of all faculty in engineering positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The University of the District Columbia Looks to the Future

The University of the District Columbia Looks to the Future

The board of trustees plans to present a plan for the “right-sizing” of the university to the mayor and city council by October 1.

Shaw University Students Gain Access to the Duke Divinity School Library

Shaw University Students Gain Access to the Duke Divinity School Library

A reciprocal agreement will allow students at Duke Divinity School of Shaw University to access the library resources at the other institution.

New Florida Atlantic University Website Explores Contemporary Race Relations

New Florida Atlantic University Website Explores Contemporary Race Relations

The project is under the direction of Kitty Oliver, a veteran journalist who teaches in the department of communication and multimedia studies at FAU.

Howard University Names Three to Dean Positions

Howard University Names Three to Dean Positions

Anthiny K. Wutoh is the new dean of the College of Pharmacy. Segun Gbadegesin and Okianer Christian Dark were named to interim dean positions.

New Deans of Education at Two Historically Black Universities

New Deans of Education at Two Historically Black Universities

Mwalimu Shujaa is the new dean at Southern University of New Orleans and Frederick Aisnor was appointed dean at Delaware State University.