Archive for December, 2017

Differences Between White and Black Women in Perceived Gender Discrimination

Differences Between White and Black Women in Perceived Gender Discrimination

Half of Black women reported that they had experienced gender discrimination in salary or job promotions. Some 40 percent of Black women said they were subjected to gender discrimination during the job hiring practice.

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Since 2016, Dr. Felton has been president of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Earlier, Dr. Felton served as senior vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Adverse Health Effects Trickle Down to the Partners of Victims of Discrimination

Adverse Health Effects Trickle Down to the Partners of Victims of Discrimination

Researchers found that victims of discrimination had poorer health, were more likely to be depressed, and more likely to experience strains in their relationship. The study also found the partners of victims or discrimination also experienced negative health consequences.

The Next Leader of the Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta

The Next Leader of the Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta

Dr. Ken J. Walden has been serving as director of the Center for Chaplaincy, director of Supervised Ministry and an associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at the Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The Economic and Educational Status of African Immigrants in the United States

The Economic and Educational Status of African Immigrants in the United States

Black women who have immigrated from Africa now earn more on average that Black and White women who were born in the United States. Black immigrant men from Africa have not fared as well, despite the fact that more than half of them are college graduates.

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Dr. Pinkard has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Wilberforce. Before coming to Ohio, Dr. Pinkard was senior vice president, vice president for institutional advancement, and chief operating officer at Livingstone College in North Carolina.

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program in criminal justice. The new program will be offered online. It will be the second online graduate program offered by the university.

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

For eight years, Valerie Jarrett was a senior adviser to the President during the Obama administration. In her new role, she will participate in academic seminars, conferences, and student-led initiatives. Jarrett will continue to focus on issues of gender equality, criminal justice reform, health care, and civic engagement.

Board of Regents Approves University College at Kentucky State

Board of Regents Approves University College at Kentucky State

The new unit’s mission will be to provide a series of programs, services, and curriculum to promote and support the academic success of first-year students at Kentucky State.

Lauret Savoy Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy, the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, won an award for excellence in environmental creative writing for her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.

Bowie State University Partners With Two Community Colleges for Business Education

Bowie State University Partners With Two Community Colleges for Business Education

With this new partnership, students pursuing associate’s degrees at the two community colleges will be able to take business courses in such fields as banking and finance, information systems, and entrepreneurship leading to a bachelor’s degree.

New Teaching Roles for Two African American Scholars

New Teaching Roles for Two African American Scholars

Christina M. Greer, of Fordham University, was named the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence at the School of Social Work of New York University and Moon Molson will be joining the faculty at Princeton University as an assistant professor of visual arts.

In Memoriam: Norman White, 1953-2017

In Memoriam: Norman White, 1953-2017

Dr. White was an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University.

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

The four African Americans among the 43 Marshall Scholars this year are in sharp contrast to the record of 10 African Americans who were among the 32 American students awarded Rhodes Scholarships this fall.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books 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. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Two Black Students at Harvard Awarded International Rhodes Scholarships

Two Black Students at Harvard Awarded International Rhodes Scholarships

Two Black students at Harvard University have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, allocated to their home country or region. Terrens Muradzikwa is an economics major from Zimbabwe and Mandela Patrick is a computer science major from Trinidad.

University of South Carolina Honors Slaves Who Contributed to Its Early History

University of South Carolina Honors Slaves Who Contributed to Its Early History

The University of South Carolina has unveiled two historical plaques honoring enslaved men and women who worked on the campus of what was known then as South Carolina College in the years preceding the Civil War.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Intervention Succeeds in Boosting Retention of Students From Underrepresented Groups

Intervention Succeeds in Boosting Retention of Students From Underrepresented Groups

A new intervention program developed at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis has been proven successful in boosting the retention rate and grade point averages of students from underrepresented groups.

In Memoriam: Ernest Adolphus Finney Jr., 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Ernest Adolphus Finney Jr., 1931-2017

Ernest A. Finney Jr. was the first African American to serve as Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court and the former interim president of South Carolina State University.

White Supremacists Post Flyers and Banners at Southern Methodist University

White Supremacists Post Flyers and Banners at Southern Methodist University

The flyers and banners contained messages such as “Reclaim America,” “No more tolerance, no more diversity,” and “White men! Save your people.”

Scholars From Sub-Saharan African Nations Teaching in the United States

Scholars From Sub-Saharan African Nations Teaching in the United States

Nigeria sent 462 scholars to teach in the U.S., more than any other sub-Saharan African nation. The number of Nigerian scholars teaching in the U.S. was up 17 percent from the previous year.

Deacue Fields Named to a Dean Position at the University of Arkansas

Deacue Fields Named to a Dean Position at the University of Arkansas

Dr. Fields currently serves as professor and chair of the department of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Auburn University in Alabama.

University Study Finds Persisting Racial Gap in Hospital Readmissions After Surgery

University Study Finds Persisting Racial Gap in Hospital Readmissions After Surgery

The authors speculate that several factors may be behind the racial disparity in hospital readmissions after surgery, such as lower quality surgical care, poorer support and follow-up care when a patient leaves the hospital, and less social and community support.

James H. Cone to Receive the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

James H. Cone to Receive the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

The Grawemeyer Award in religion is given to individuals who publicize creative and significant insights into the relationship between humans and the divine. The award comes with a $100,000 prize.

Study Led by Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania Sheds Light on Genetics of Skin Color

Study Led by Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania Sheds Light on Genetics of Skin Color

Researchers used a light meter to record skin color variation on 2,000 people across Africa. They then took samples DNA samples from survey participants and were able to determine genetic variants that impact skin color.

Ayanna Howard to Lead the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

Ayanna Howard to Lead the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

Ayanna Howard is a professor who holds the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools removed one HBCU from warning status, continued probation status for two HBCUs, and placed another HBCU on probation.

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Jonathan Howard is a new assistant professor of English at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and Koffi Pierre Yao was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Offers New Degree Program at Satellite Campus

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Offers New Degree Program at Satellite Campus

The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has revived its bachelor’s degree program in regulatory sciences. The degree program will be offered at the university’s satellite campus in North Little Rock. The first students will begin classes in the Spring 2018 semester.

Notable Honors for Two African American Women in Academia

Notable Honors for Two African American Women in Academia

M. Shawn Copeland, a professor of theology at Boston College, was presented with the Marianist Award from the University of Dayton and Mary Jo Fayoyin, dean of library services at Savannah State University was honored by the American Library Association.

Texas Southern University to Use New Technology to Identify At-Risk Students

Texas Southern University to Use New Technology to Identify At-Risk Students

The technology will be used to create customized models using real-time student data to identify at-risk students. Academic advisors can then use the software to be proactive in assisting students who need special attention.

A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Taking on new administrative roles are Krystal Prime Banfield at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Brigette A. Bryant at the City University of New York, and Carol Burton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

Perry Wallace, who served on the faculty of several law schools, was the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.