Archive for July, 2020

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

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.

Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs

Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The new bachelor’s degree program in business administration is geared toward working professionals. The new bachelor’s degree in psychology will provide practical, hands-on training to students who will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice and prepare them for mental health professions.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, an organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has entered into a partnership with the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences in Ghana. Six students from Ghana will study agriculture, computer science, and education at Florida A&M University for the 2020-21 academic year.

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

At Hendrix College, a liberal arts educational institution in Conway, Arkansas, Jericka S. Battle and Rosilyn Sanders were hired as instructors of psychology and Latorya D. Hicks was appointed an assistant professor of chemistry.

In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020

Cordy T. Vivian was former chaplain and dean of the Divinity School at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a key member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle during the civil rights movement.

California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History

California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History

The collection from the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum contains more than 2 million rare books, films, documents, photographs artifacts, and works of art related to the history and culture of African-Americans in the United States, with a significant focus on Southern California and the American West.

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.

Wright State University Libraries Debuts Online Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Wright State University Libraries Debuts Online Anti-Racism Resource Guide

The staff at the Wright State University Libraries has created an online Anti-racism Guide providing campus resources, book recommendations, education videos, and more about racism and racial justice.

In Memoriam: Elijah Walter Miles, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Elijah Walter Miles, 1934-2020

Dr. Miles joined the faculty at San Diego State University in 1966. At that time he was the only African American on the university’s faculty. This earned him the nickname “The Godfather of Black Faculty.”

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Stepping down from their posts are Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Donzell Lee, dean of graduate studies at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Alfonza Carter director of athletics at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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.

Persisting Racial Shortfall in Black Students at Selective State Colleges and Universities

Persisting Racial Shortfall in Black Students at Selective State Colleges and Universities

Each of the 101 selective public colleges and universities was given a grade relating to the ratio of Black enrollments compared to the percentage of Blacks in the adult population of the state. More than three quarters of these institutions received a grade of F.

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.

Keith Whitfield Will Be the First Black President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Keith Whitfield Will Be the First Black President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Whitfield has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and a professor of psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Earlier, Professor Whitfield was vice provost for academic affairs and a professor at Duke University in Durham North Carolina.

College Students' Negative Stereotypes About Black Men Persist Based on What They’re Wearing

College Students’ Negative Stereotypes About Black Men Persist Based on What They’re Wearing

In an experiment, college students were asked to look at photos of Black male student-athletes in different styles of clothing. Participants judged the models to be more hardworking and more intelligent when they were wearing formal attire than when they wore sweatpants or athletic clothing.

African Americans Appointed to Dean Positions at Three Universities

African Americans Appointed to Dean Positions at Three Universities

Earnstein Dukes was announced as the new dean of the University Library at Texas Tech University. Oscar Barton was appointed dean of the School of Engineering at Morgan State University and Jacqueline Hill was appointed dean of the School of Education at Florida Memorial University.

Parents Say They Want School Integration But Their Actions Produce Greater Racial Segregation

Parents Say They Want School Integration But Their Actions Produce Greater Racial Segregation

A new study finds that a large percentage of parents express support for greater school integration. But the bad news is that when parents have more control over where to send their children to school, their choices make schools more segregated. 

General Ronnie D. Hawkins Chosen to Lead Angelo State University in Texas

General Ronnie D. Hawkins Chosen to Lead Angelo State University in Texas

When General Hawkins takes office on August 14, Hawkins will be the first African American to serve as president of Angelo State University in its 92-year history. A retired three-star Air Force general, he is the former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Howard University to Digitally Preserve Archives of Black Dance

Howard University to Digitally Preserve Archives of Black Dance

The material in the collection includes panel discussions, lectures, master classes, demonstrations, and performances that showcase the work of regional, national and international companies, and provides an inclusive depiction of the rich legacy of the Black dance experience.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba at Cornell University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Lee H. Butler Jr. at Phillips Theological Seminary, Teresa A. Nance at Villanova University, and Angela Jordan Davis at American University.

Tougaloo College Students Get New Opportunity for Careers in Public Health

Tougaloo College Students Get New Opportunity for Careers in Public Health

Leaders from the Brown University School of Public Health and Tougaloo College, a historically black college in Mississippi, are joining forces on a new initiative to make the next generation of public health professionals more reflective of America’s increasingly diverse population.

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo E. Rouse, retired dean of the College of Dentistry at Howard University, was the first African American to serve as president of the American Dental Education Association. Earlier, he was the commander of the U.S. Army Dental Command.

Albany State University Enters Partnership With Columbus Technical College

Albany State University Enters Partnership With Columbus Technical College

Columbus Technical College students who have completed their associate degree in nursing will be able to transfer seamlessly to the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at Albany State University. The agreement also will provide for transfers for students in 20 or more business-related degree programs.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

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: Frederic D. McKenzie, 1964-2020

In Memoriam: Frederic D. McKenzie, 1964-2020

Dr. McKenzie’s research focused on medical modeling and simulation, human behavior representation, and simulation architectures often focusing on aspects of scientific visualization and virtual reality. He held seven U.S. patents.

Harvard University Launches the Black Teacher Archives

Harvard University Launches the Black Teacher Archives

The first phase of the project will archive and digitize the state journals of “Colored Teachers Associations,” which operated for more than 100 years, from 1861 through 1970.

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.

University of Alabama Birmingham Scholars Develop Pallative Care Protocols for Blacks

University of Alabama Birmingham Scholars Develop Pallative Care Protocols for Blacks

Where middle-class Whites may emphasize individual choice, African American values support family-centered decision making. Faith, spiritual beliefs, and guidance of a spiritual leader are very meaningful to African Americans, especially as they cope with illness and make treatment decisions.

Dominion Energy Pledges $35 Million for HBCUs and African American College Students

Dominion Energy Pledges $35 Million for HBCUs and African American College Students

The six-year program will provide $25 million to support historically Black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Florida Institute of Technology to Begin New Program in African American Studies

Florida Institute of Technology to Begin New Program in African American Studies

The new minor degree program will have interdisciplinary courses aimed at studying and fostering further understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that impact the lives of Black people in the U.S. and those in the Caribbean, Africa, and around the world.

Hate Speech and Racial Graffiti Drops Significantly  in the Nation's Schools

Hate Speech and Racial Graffiti Drops Significantly in the Nation’s Schools

In 2017, 7.4 percent of Black students reported being abused by hate-related words in school. In 1999, the figure was 16.6 percent. In 2017, 24.8 percent of Black students said they had seen race-related graffiti at school, compared to 38 percent in 1999.

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 New President of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

The New President of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail was previously the sixth president and CEO at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, founding chancellor at the Community College of Baltimore County, president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and president of Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis.