Archive for May, 2019

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.

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Professor James E. Jones, a 1956 alumnus, joined the law school faculty in 1969, making him the first African-American faculty member. Professor Jones died in 2014.

College of William & Mary Selects a Concept for a Memorial to Enslaved African-Americans

College of William & Mary Selects a Concept for a Memorial to Enslaved African-Americans

The winning concept resembles a brick fireplace where the community can gather to honor the work of the enslaved, many of whom worked at a similar hearth.

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.

Jackson State University Debuts the Dr. Henry T. Sampson Jr. Collection

Jackson State University Debuts the Dr. Henry T. Sampson Jr. Collection

The collection features the historic contributions of African-Americans to motion pictures, performing arts, music, radio, and television broadcasting in the United States between 1865 and 1970.

Vanderbilt University Launches Blog Dedicated to Diversity-Related Efforts on Campus

Vanderbilt University Launches Blog Dedicated to Diversity-Related Efforts on Campus

The “Strengthening the Ties” blog will provide toolkits and educational content related to cultural observances and holidays, share relevant issues at Vanderbilt, and highlight the experiences and accomplishments of diverse individuals at Vanderbilt.

University of Maryland Baltimore County to Expand Meyerhoff Scholars Program to California

University of Maryland Baltimore County to Expand Meyerhoff Scholars Program to California

The Meyerhoff Scholars program is recognized as one of the most effective models in the country to help inspire, recruit, and retain underrepresented students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM disciplines.

In Memoriam: Martin Kilson, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Martin Kilson, 1931-2019

Dr. Kilson first joined the faculty at Harvard in 1962 as a lecturer in government. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1967 and professor of government in 1969, making him the first Black full professor at Harvard.

Graduate Student Union Report Condemns Lack of Success in Faculty Diversity at Yale

Graduate Student Union Report Condemns Lack of Success in Faculty Diversity at Yale

A new report from the graduate student union at Yale University states that in 2005, there were 25 black tenured and tenure-track professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Twelve years, after two major faculty diversity initiatives, that number grew to 26.

E. LaBrent Chrite Appointed President of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida

E. LaBrent Chrite Appointed President of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida

Currently, Dr. Chrite serves as dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He previously served as dean at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan.

Obstacles Faced by Mixed-Raced Couples in Finding Housing in Areas With Quality Schools

Obstacles Faced by Mixed-Raced Couples in Finding Housing in Areas With Quality Schools

A study by scholars at Brigham Young University and Georgia State University finds that parents in mixed race families where one partner is Black, struggle to find communities that are both racially diverse and affluent enough to give their children the educational resources they need.

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

The new deans are Safiya George at the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Jonathan L. Walton at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Ralph C. Noble at the College of Agriculture at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Study Finds African-American "Helicopter Parents" Are Concerned for Their Sons' Safety

Study Finds African-American “Helicopter Parents” Are Concerned for Their Sons’ Safety

The study lead by researchers at the University of Central Florida found that African American mothers share many traits with “helicopter parents” when it comes to being overprotective and hyper-vigilant about their children’s lives, especially the lives of their sons.

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Dr. Cole is being honored as a role model and leader for others through her personal achievements and excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights, and social issues; and contributions to the betterment of society.

Norfolk State University Renews Partnership With the United States Coast Guard

Norfolk State University Renews Partnership With the United States Coast Guard

The agreement is part of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) program. Established in 1989, the CSPI is a scholarship program aimed at improving the diversity of the Coast Guard’s officer corps.

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

The five-year initiative, valued at over $2 million, will support FVSU’s Searchlight Scholars program, which will provide selected students who do not reside in Georgia with scholarship funding of up to $52,400 in increments of $13,100 per year.

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama State University.

Delaware State University Renews Agreement With the Environmental Protection Agency

Delaware State University Renews Agreement With the Environmental Protection Agency

The partners aim to promote student recruitment, internships, career development, and employment in agricultural and environmental sciences, public health, and related fields. The agreement will increase the university’s participation in federal and state programs, and coordinate summer programs for college and high school students.

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.

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.

The First HBCU to Establish a Lactation Consultant Training Program

The First HBCU to Establish a Lactation Consultant Training Program

The new program at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte aims to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants of color. In North Carolina, it is estimated that less than 5 percent of lactation consultants are Black.

University of Massachusetts Partners With the University of South Africa

University of Massachusetts Partners With the University of South Africa

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding that will establish a framework for future research, faculty, and student exchanges between the two universities.

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

The program, now totaling more than $40 million, will provide half the salary support for the first three years of each newly hired faculty member’s service at Rutgers, along with additional funds to support mentoring and retention.

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.