University Study Finds Efforts to Make Science Relevant to Diverse Students Create Divisions

University Study Finds Efforts to Make Science Relevant to Diverse Students Create Divisions

These practices in the classroom attribute health problems to individual choices and divide students into those who are deemed ready for a general chemistry or anatomy lab from those who need to apply the laboratory work to correct problems in their personal lives.

Elizabeth Dooley Becomes First Black Woman to Serve as Provost at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth Dooley Becomes First Black Woman to Serve as Provost at the University of Central Florida

Dr. Dooley has worked for the university since 2015 and most recently served as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Before coming to the University of Central Florida, Dr. Dooley spent 25 years at West Virginia University.

A Boston College Professor Analyzes the President's Budget Proposals for Minority Serving Institutions

A Boston College Professor Analyzes the President’s Budget Proposals for Minority Serving Institutions

The researchers found that even though President Trump promised support for minority serving institutions, every single program for these colleges and universities had a reduced budget, totaling close to $95 million in proposed cuts.

Danielle Laraque-Arena Will Step Down As President of the Upstate Medical University

Danielle Laraque-Arena, the first woman president of the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, has announced she is stepping down, effective at the end of this semester. She will return to a full-time faculty position in June 2019.

New Georgia State University Study Finds Significant Racial Pay Gaps in State Government

New Georgia State University Study Finds Significant Racial Pay Gaps in State Government

The study found that White men earn significantly more than Blacks, Latinos and Latinas, and White women in all areas of state government. Even when all variables such as age, experi3nce, and education are taken into account, Black men continue to earn less than White men.

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Dr. Edington had been serving as vice president of the Division of Strategic Planning Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness at the university since February 2017. Prior to that, he served as the university’s founding dean of the College of Science and Technology from 2013 to 2017.

University of South Alabama Suspends Student, Fires Employee After a Racial Incident

University of South Alabama Suspends Student, Fires Employee After a Racial Incident

A student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile confessed to hanging a bicycle and two nooses in a tree outside a campus dining hall. Additionally, a dining hall employee was fired after an offensive tweet concerning the incident was posted from the university’s official dining hall twitter account.

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell Univerity, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Georgia Tech Partners With the Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Dual MD/MBA Degree

Georgia Tech Partners With the Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Dual MD/MBA Degree

Students will complete three years as medical students at Morehouse followed by a one-year, three-semester MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. The final year, they will return to Morehouse to complete their fourth year of medical school.

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

The Oakes College at the University of California, Santa Cruz will be renamed to honor emeritus professor and founding provost J. Herman Blake. Kesha Morant Williams of Pennsylvania State University is being recognized by the National Communictions Association.

Elizabeth City State University's New Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education Center

Elizabeth City State University’s New Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education Center

Elizabeth City State University has launched a new center focused on diversity and inclusion on campus called the P.A.C.E. (Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education) Center. The new center is an expanded version of the university’s Women’s Center.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

New Scholarship Honoring Frederick Douglass Will Aid a Senior at a HBCU

New Scholarship Honoring Frederick Douglass Will Aid a Senior at a HBCU

The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program will award a $10,000 scholarship to one exceptional HBCU senior per year who has demonstrated high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, commitment to their community, and has unmet financial need.

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

Brenda Armstrong was a professor and the senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at Duke University School of Medicine. She was the second Black woman in the United Stated to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.

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.

Brown University Renames Building to Honor Two Early Black Graduates

Brown University Renames Building to Honor Two Early Black Graduates

The J. Walter Wilson Building will now be known as Page-Robinson Hall in honor of Inman Edward Page, one of the first two Black graduates of Brown in 1877, and Ethel Tremaine Robinson, who became the first Black woman to graduate from Brown in 1905.

University of Southern California's New Program to Boost Diversity in STEM Graduate Education

University of Southern California’s New Program to Boost Diversity in STEM Graduate Education

The Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) will partner the School of Education at the University of Southern California with over 30 professional organizations to increase diversity in STEM doctoral degrees.

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.

Tulane University Exhibit Showcases Photographs of Plantation Slave Housing

Tulane University Exhibit Showcases Photographs of Plantation Slave Housing

In 1978, photographer Phillip Marin Denman began documenting the more than 100 buildings on the grounds of the Laurel Valley Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He returned in 2005 and again in 2017 to record the condition of the plantation and the remaining structures.

Cornell Provost Increases Spending Towards Supporting Faculty Diversity

Cornell Provost Increases Spending Towards Supporting Faculty Diversity

This additional funding will bring total spending toward recruiting and retaining faculty from underrepresented groups to more than $60 million over the next five years.

New Research Institute at the University of Ghana to Be Named for Yale's Lamin Sanneh

New Research Institute at the University of Ghana to Be Named for Yale’s Lamin Sanneh

The new research center, which will be formally inaugurated in early 2020, will focus on designing research projects on various topics on religion and society in Africa. Professor Sanneh taught at the University of Ghana from 1975 to 1978.

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Kishi Animashaun Ducre was named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Arts & Sciences. Karen Davis was appointed interim assistant dean for inclusive excellence in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Dawit Negussey is the Graduate Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion.

Report Analyzes the Status of Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities

Report Analyzes the Status of Black Students at Public Colleges and Universities

The researchers report that 14.6 percent of 18-24 year-olds across the 50 states are Black, but only 9.8 percent of full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates at public colleges and universities are Black. Additionally, the report found that 44 percent of public campuses have 10 or fewer full-time Black faculty members

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Dr. Shockley has been serving as an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier he was an associate professor of urban educational leadership at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

American University Report Finds Documentary Film Industry Making Strides in Diversity

American University Report Finds Documentary Film Industry Making Strides in Diversity

The study, produced by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University in Washington, D.C., found that almost 70 percent of new documentary professionals, those who have been in the industry less than 15 years, are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Dr. Newkirk most recently served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Prior to that, he served as associate provost and dean of the graduate school at Alabama A&M University.

Neuroscientists Create a Computational Model to Predict Discrimination Based on Stereotypes

Neuroscientists Create a Computational Model to Predict Discrimination Based on Stereotypes

A team of researchers led by neuroscience scholars at the University of California, Berkeley has built a computational model that can predict the degree to which we discriminate against one another based on our stereotypes of groups according to their perceived warmth and competence.

Byron Hughes Named Dean of Students at Virginia Tech

Byron Hughes Named Dean of Students at Virginia Tech

Dr. Hughes began his career at Virginia Tech in 2008 as the assistant director for student conduct. Since 2013, he has been serving as the university’s director of fraternity and sorority life. Prior to coming to Blacksburg, he worked in residential life positions at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Salisbury University in Maryland.

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt University and historically Black Tennessee State University, both in Nashville, have partnered together to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups studying in the geosciences. The new partnership is called Earth Horizons.

Princeton University's Wallace Best Wins Book Award From the American Academy of Religion

Princeton University’s Wallace Best Wins Book Award From the American Academy of Religion

Wallace Best, professor of religion and African American studies and associated faculty member in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, has received the 2018 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies.

HBCUs Team Up With the Solar Energy Industries Association to Boost Diversity in Clean Energy

HBCUs Team Up With the Solar Energy Industries Association to Boost Diversity in Clean Energy

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition and the Solar Energy Industries Association have agreed to start a new initiative to increase recruitment of African-Americans to the solar energy industry.

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Ashley Daniels at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joan Nelson at Rice University in Houston, and Timothy F. McMullen at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Alabama State University's New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

Alabama State University’s New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

The partnership will provide the university with access to the United States Defense Acquisition University curriculum which they will use to offer a new course on acquisition and contracting to its undergraduate students by spring 2019 and a certificate program in acquisition, contracting, and logistics by fall 2020.

A Trio of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president of strategic affairs and vice provost at Virginia Tech, and Andrea Scott, who teaches Spanish professor at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

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.