Archive for July, 2019

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Rose Shumba at Bowie State University, James Manigault-Bryant at Williams College, Brian McGowan at American University, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, William L. Lake Jr. at SUNY-Potsdam, and Kim LeDuff at the University of West Florida.

Norfolk State University Partners With Inha University and Medical School in South Korea

Norfolk State University Partners With Inha University and Medical School in South Korea

The agreements call for the establishment of research partnerships between Norfolk State and the two South Korean educational institutions. Among the areas of cooperative research will be deep space human exploration, smart optics, and advanced manufacturing nanotechnologies.

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Rashad Anderson, an assistant professor of teacher education at South Carolina State University, and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

Clark Atlanta University to Offer a New Working Professionals MBA Program

Clark Atlanta University to Offer a New Working Professionals MBA Program

The new Working Professionals MBA program will consist of 36 credit hours that can be completed in 18 months. Some classes will be conducted online and some on campus. All classroom instruction will take place on Saturdays.

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

After concluding his career as an opera performer, Ray taught for 10 years at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 1992, Ray became director of the voice program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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.

Harvard Economist Roland Fryer Suspended Without Pay for Two Years

Harvard Economist Roland Fryer Suspended Without Pay for Two Years

Multiple women who worked in his Education Innovation Laboratory had accused Professor Fryer of inappropriate sexual conduct at work that created a hostile work environment. Dr. Fryer has admitted to telling inappropriate jokes at work but denies he created a hostile working environment.

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

Philip Freelon was an educator, architect, and a key figure in the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He served as a professor of practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. Stephanie J. Rowley was appointed dean of Teachers College at Columbia University and Sandra Brown has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Louisiana.

Martin University in Indianapolis Appoints Three African-Americans to Administrative Posts

Martin University in Indianapolis Appoints Three African-Americans to Administrative Posts

Martin University, a predominantly Black educational institution in Indianapolis, recently announced a series of executive-level appointments.

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. She later went on to become an associate professor and earned tenure. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The Economic and Educational Status of African Americans a Year After Earning a Bachelor's Degree

The Economic and Educational Status of African Americans a Year After Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

The median income of recent African American college graduates was $36,000. For Whites, the median income was $40,000. This income gap for recent college graduates is far narrower than the overall Black-White income gap. This shows the value of higher education in reducing income equality.

Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

The 93,000-member organization celebrates the achievement of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines. Dr. Yon, an associate professor of English at Florida A&M University, will serve as president of the honor society for the next four years.

Study Finds Bans on Race-Sensitive College Admissions Had Impact on Public Health

Study Finds Bans on Race-Sensitive College Admissions Had Impact on Public Health

Overall, self-reported rates of smoking among underrepresented minority 11th and 12th graders increased by 3.8 percentage points in the same years each of the states discussed, passed, and implemented the bans, compared to those living in states with no bans.

The New Provost  and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University in Missouri

The New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Sanders has been serving as a professor of music, chair of fine arts, and director of the B.B. King Recording Studio at Mississippi Valley State University. He has studied Chinese music and visual arts as a Fulbright Scholar.

Black Children Are Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR Than White Children After Cardiac Arrest

Black Children Are Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR Than White Children After Cardiac Arrest

The results found that a total of 3,399 children, or 48 percent of the total number of recorded cardiac arrests, received bystander CPR. When compared to White children, bystander CPR was 41 percent less likely for Black youth.

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the first president of the American Library Association who is currently a librarian at a historically Black university. She is the sixth African American to hold the presidency of the ALA.

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Ngonidzashe Munemo at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Dan-el Padilla Peralta at Princeton University, Douglas M. Haynes at the University of California, Irvine, Frances Williams at Tennessee State University, and Eric Mayes at the University of Arkansas.

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners With Georgia Tech to Create Health Technology Startups

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners With Georgia Tech to Create Health Technology Startups

Georgia Tech will provide the historically Black medical school with a full suite of services and educational programming to support entrepreneurship in the HealthTech arena among faculty, staff, and students on the Morehouse campus.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

The honorees are Keith Johnson of East Tennessee State University, Margaret Walker, who taught for 30 years at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leykia Nulan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Henry N. Tisdale of Claflin University in South Carolina, and Louis Jones of Wayne State University in Detroit.

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Hospital has recently announced the opening of a new Women, Infants, and Children Family Center in Washington, D.C. The new center will provide low-income, military families with infants and children access to health care resources, counseling, and social services.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

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.

Winston-Salem State Creates Pathway Program With Davidson County Community College

Winston-Salem State Creates Pathway Program With Davidson County Community College

The new 2+2 agreement will create a streamlined path for graduates of the Zoo & Aquarium Science Program at Davidson County Community College to enter Winston-Salem State University with junior status to pursue a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

In Memoriam: Rita Roberts Jones, 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Rita Roberts Jones, 1934-2019

Rita Jones began her career at Oakwood University in 1972 as dean of freshman women.

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.

Rice University Forms Task Force to Examine Its History Regarding Race

Rice University Forms Task Force to Examine Its History Regarding Race

William Marsh Rice was an oil and cotton tycoon, who when he died was said to be the richest man in Texas. He left the bulk of his estate to establish the Rice Institute for Literature. His will stipulated that only White students were allowed to enroll. The “Whites-only” policy remained in effect until 1965.

Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music

Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music

As a part of this new agreement, Vanderbilt will pledge $2 million in contributions and direct financial support to the museum. These funds will expand the museum’s archival collection, contribute to innovative programming, support the completion of the facility, and more.

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.

In Memoriam: Floyd L. Robinson

In Memoriam: Floyd L. Robinson

Floyd L. Robinson was the former band director, professor, and administrator at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Upon his retirement in 2001, the university renamed its fine arts auditorium in his honor.

LaToya Webb is the First Black Woman Invited to the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop

LaToya Webb is the First Black Woman Invited to the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop

LaToya Webb, a graduate teaching assistant in the department of music in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University in Alabama, has been selected to attend the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop this summer. Her selection makes her the first African American woman to be chosen for this prestigious event.

Virginia Tech Students Launch "African American Fourth of July" Website

Virginia Tech Students Launch “African American Fourth of July” Website

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg has recently launched a new website that summarizes the findings and analysis of a group of students who researched the historical archives of a group of newspapers to examine African Americans’ sentiments towards Independence Day over the years.