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Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Two African American Women Faculty Members Assigned New Duties

Two African American Women Faculty Members Assigned New Duties

Stanlie James, a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, was appointed vice provost for inclusion and diversity engagement. Ellen D. Smiley, dean of the Honors College at Grambling State University in Louisiana, was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Venita Blackburn, an instructor at Arizona State University, is the winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Short Fiction and C. Shawn McGuffey, an associate professor of sociology at Boston College, was honored by the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

The New Dean of Students at Clemson University in South Carolina

The New Dean of Students at Clemson University in South Carolina

Christopher Miller has served as vice president for student affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and vice chancellor for student affairs and administrative services at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

New Teaching Assignments for Two Black Scholars

New Teaching Assignments for Two Black Scholars

Martha Mamo was appointed the Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska and Milton Coleman will be the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor of Journalism Ethics at Arizona State University.

Two African American Scholars Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction

Two African American Scholars Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction

Two of five finalists for the award are African Americans with current affiliations at American universities. James Hannaham is an associate professor of humanities and media studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Julie Iromuanya is an assistant professor of English and Africana literature at Arizona State University.

Arizona State's Kimberly Scott to Lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative

Arizona State’s Kimberly Scott to Lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative

Dr. Scott is an associate professor in the department of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. She is also the founding executive director of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State.

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

The authors of the study examined thousands of photographic images in six popular American magazines. They found that 79 percent of all images of Asians were those of women. Nearly 60 percent of the photos of African Americans were men.

Three Black Scholars In New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Three Black Scholars In New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Jeremi London at Arizona State University, Marcellina Hamilton at Bridgewater College in Virginia, and Kathryn Gines at Pennsylvania State University.

Four African American Faculty Members in New Roles

Four African American Faculty Members in New Roles

The appointees are Melissa Wooten at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Christopher Williams at Xavier University of Louisiana, Ajamu Loving of the American College of Financial Services, and Brenda Hosley at Arizona State University.

University Study Offers New Evidence on DWB: Driving While Black

University Study Offers New Evidence on DWB: Driving While Black

A new study led by Scott Decker, a Foundation Professor at Arizona State University, found that in Missouri Black drivers were more likely to be stopped, more likely to be searched, but less likely to be found with illegal items compared to White drivers.

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

The honorees are Lissa Stapleton of the University of Southern Mississippi, Retha Hill of Arizona State University, and Karla FC Holloway of Duke University.

Neal Lester to Be Honored by the Modern Language Association

Neal Lester to Be Honored by the Modern Language Association

Neal A. Lester is the Foundation Professor of English and the founding director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University. He is being honored for his exceptional service to the profession of English.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

Howard University Teams Up With Chrysler and Arizona State University

Howard University Teams Up With Chrysler and Arizona State University

Under the agreement, two students from each university will participate at an internship program in supply chain management at Chrysler during the summer months and then study at the other university this fall.

Four Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Taking on new faculty posts are Lynn Nottage at Columbia University, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor at Princeton University, Linden F. Lewis at Bucknell University, and Matthew Delmont at Arizona State University.

Arizona State University Students Combat Preventable Hearing Loss in Malawi

Arizona State University Students Combat Preventable Hearing Loss in Malawi

The students and faculty from Arizona State work alongside faculty and audiology students in Malawi where this is a high rate of preventable hearing loss, which can be caused by malaria, meningitis, and untreated ear infections.

Jewell Parker Rhodes Wins the Jane Addams Children's Book Award

Jewell Parker Rhodes Wins the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Dr. Rhodes holds the Piper Endowed Chair and is a professor of English and the founding director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She was honored for her novel Sugar.

Healthy Meals Are Tough to Find in Restaurants Near Public Housing Projects

Healthy Meals Are Tough to Find in Restaurants Near Public Housing Projects

Researchers examined menu choices at restaurants near public housing projects and found that approximately 75 percent of the menu choices were highly caloric and high in fat.

A Tape of a 1964 Speech by Martin Luther King Discovered at Arizona State University

A Tape of a 1964 Speech by Martin Luther King Discovered at Arizona State University

A tape of the speech entitled, “Religious Witness for Human Dignity,” was found in an old box of reel-to-reel tapes at a Goodwill store in Phoenix. There is no other known recording of the speech.

Fraternity at Arizona State University Has Charter Revoked After It Held an "MLK Black Party"

Fraternity at Arizona State University Has Charter Revoked After It Held an “MLK Black Party”

Pictures posted online from the Martin Luther King Black Party showed party goers dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs, and drinking from watermelon cups.

Four African Americans Taking on New Admintrative Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Admintrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Harriet Frink Davis at North Carolina Central University, Bleuzette Marshall at the University of Cincinnati, Ray Anderson at Arizona State University, and Chandra Alston at the University of Tennessee.

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

The first students in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program have completed their first semesters at U.S. colleges and universities. Over the next decade 15,000 students, many from Africa, will participate.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Study Finds Racial Bias in Online Purchasing

Study Finds Racial Bias in Online Purchasing

The study found that ads that showed a Black man holding the iPod received 13 percent fewer responses and 18 percent fewer offers than ads that showed an iPod in a White man’s hand.

New Project Documenting the History of Blacks at Yale Divinity School

New Project Documenting the History of Blacks at Yale Divinity School

The effort is under the director of Moses N. Moore Jr., a graduate of Yale Divinity School who is now an associate professor of religious studies at Arizona State University, and Yolanda Smith, a lecturer in Christian education at Yale Divinity School.

MasterCard Foundation Makes a Major Commitment to the Education of Africans

MasterCard Foundation Makes a Major Commitment to the Education of Africans

Among the partnering institutions in the United States are Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, Duke University and Wellesley College.

Arizona State University Professor Seeks to Advance Engineering Education in Africa

Arizona State University Professor Seeks to Advance Engineering Education in Africa

Over the past 15 years, Arizona State University professor Terry Alford has made 12 trips to Africa to teach two-week engineering seminars at schools and universities.

Arizona State University Honors Its First Black Football Player

Arizona State University Honors Its First Black Football Player

In 1937 Emerson Harvey was the first Black player at ASU. His presence on the football team at the university served to play a major role in the racial integration of college sports in the southwest.

Two African American Scholars Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Two African American Scholars Honored by the American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association recently honored Jeraldo F.L. Jackson and Robert T. Palmer for their scholarship relating to diversity.

The New Director of The Design School at Arizona State University

The New Director of The Design School at Arizona State University

Currently, Craig Barton is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia.

Only One African American in the 40-Member Class of 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Only One African American in the 40-Member Class of 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Marie Rose Katia Mehu is an appellate level prosecutor for the state of Arizona. This fall she will study international law at Cambridge University in England.