Archive for January, 2013

Carolyn Hull Anderson Is the New Leader of Baltimore City Community College

Carolyn Hull Anderson Is the New Leader of Baltimore City Community College

Dr. Anderson was serving as an associate professor at Morgan State University but was on the faculty at Baltimore City Community College for nearly 30 years.

Emory Opens New Archive of African American History to Researchers

Emory Opens New Archive of African American History to Researchers

The family papers of artist and civil rights activist Edwin Harleston and his wife, photographer Elise Harlston, have been fully archived and are now available to researchers at the university’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

University of Michigan Launches the Understanding Race Project

University of Michigan Launches the Understanding Race Project

From January through April, the university will feature public exhibits, lectures, performances, symposia, and other events examining the role of race in American society. During the spring semester, 130 courses dealing with racial issues will be offered students in a wide variety of disciplines.

Howard University Donates Used Dorm Furniture to Schools in Central America

Howard University Donates Used Dorm Furniture to Schools in Central America

Working with the Institution Recycling Network and the international charity Food for the Poor, Howard packed up nearly 2,300 pieces of furniture for shipments to 12 different sites, most of which were schools in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.

Faculty From Five HBCUs Chosen to Participate in a Leadership Development Program

Faculty From Five HBCUs Chosen to Participate in a Leadership Development Program

The Association of American Colleges and Universities program seeks to prepare women of color in STEM disciplines for academic and administrative leadership positions.

New Offerings at the Radio Station of Fayetteville State University

New Offerings at the Radio Station of Fayetteville State University

Through the radio station’s Play It Again outreach initiative the station collects used musical instruments from listeners and others in the community, refurbishes them, and donates the instruments to local school band programs.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Explain Higher Rate of Low Birthweight Babies Among African Americans

Vitamin D Deficiency May Explain Higher Rate of Low Birthweight Babies Among African Americans

A study found that mothers with low levels of vitamin D during early pregnancy delivered babies that were lighter than mothers who were not deficient in vitamin D. About half of all African American women are vitamin D deficient.

Research Points to Benefits of Weight Training on the Vascular Health of Young Black Men

Research Points to Benefits of Weight Training on the Vascular Health of Young Black Men

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that a weight training program can produce significantly better cardiovascular health among young African American men.

University of Wisconsin Study Finds Sharp Rise in Black Infant Mortality

University of Wisconsin Study Finds Sharp Rise in Black Infant Mortality

The authors of the study state that the economic recession coupled with a drop in support programs for expectant mothers may be the cause of a spike in the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

James Manigault-Bryant was named an associate professor of Africana studies and Ngonidzashe Munemo was promoted to associate professor of political science.

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

Jericho Brown is a new assistant professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta and Nadia Rabesahala Horning was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Sylvester James Gates to Be Awarded the National Medal of Science

Sylvester James Gates to Be Awarded the National Medal of Science

He is the John S. Toll Professor of Physics and director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland in College Park. He has taught at the University of Maryland since 1984.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Jacquelyn White at Prairie View A&M, Juliana Mosley at Edward Waters College, and Emily Dickens at the University of North Carolina system.

Emory Students Apologize for Racially Insensitive Television Broadcast

Emory Students Apologize for Racially Insensitive Television Broadcast

In the satirical segment, viewers were asked to help identify students who “shouldn’t be here and are only at the school because of affirmative action.”

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.

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.