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Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty, who teaches at Columbia University in New York, is not only the first African American to win the distinguished award, he is the first American to do so.

Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University's School of Education

Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University’s School of Education

Dr. Coleman will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to Boston University as a full-time faculty member in master’s degree programs in family therapy and school counseling and as director of the Center for Character & Social Responsibility.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several universities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Kosali Simon at Indiana University, Juli Grigsby at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Bobby L. Wilson at Texas Southern University in Houston, and Marcus Bellamy at Boston University.

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

Ronald L. Carter, the 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Carter has led the university since 2008.

Professor Glenn Loury Honored by the American Economic Association

Professor Glenn Loury Honored by the American Economic Association

Glenn C. Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the social sciences and professor of economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

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.

Racial Incidents Reported on Three University Campuses

Racial Incidents Reported on Three University Campuses

According to reports, a White student at Towson University in Maryland made disparaging comments to a Black employee. Racist posters were found near the entrance to the student center at Boston University and a Black student at the University of Iowa said he was beaten by three White men who used a racial slur.

Ronald Wheeler to Lead the American Association of Law Libraries

Ronald Wheeler to Lead the American Association of Law Libraries

Ronald E. Wheeler is director of the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries and associate professor of law and legal research at Boston University. In July, he will become the first African American man to lead the American Association of Law Libraries.

Monica Monroe Named Dean of Students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Monica Monroe Named Dean of Students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Monroe has been serving as a lecturer in law and as associate dean of students at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. She has taught at the law school since 2004.

North Carolina Central's Early Medical School Selection Program

North Carolina Central’s Early Medical School Selection Program

Under the program, students from NCCU spend summers taking classes at the Boston University medical school. The NCCU students who are selected for the program spend their entire senior year as undergraduates in Boston.

Almost Everyone Believes They Are Less Biased Than Their Peers

Almost Everyone Believes They Are Less Biased Than Their Peers

A new report by researchers at several universities has found that people generally have a “bias blind spot.” Almost all participants in the study said they were less biased than the average person.

New Faculty Posts for Five Black Scholars at Leading Universities

New Faculty Posts for Five Black Scholars at Leading Universities

The five Black faculty members in new roles are Khiara M. Bridges at Boston University, Beauty Bragg at Georgia College and State University, Yolanda Jackson at the University of Kansas, Bryan Monroe at Temple University, and Juan Gilbert at the University of Florida.

Incoming Boston University Scholar's Tweets on Race Create Controversy

Incoming Boston University Scholar’s Tweets on Race Create Controversy

Saida Grundy has been hired as an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Boston University. But her comments on Twitter about White males have angered some in the BU community.

Thea James Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award From the Schwartz Center

Thea James Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award From the Schwartz Center

Thea L. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant dean of diversity and multicultural affairs at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. James has cared on site for victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and earthquakes in Iran and Haiti.

University Study Finds Inner-City Youth More Likely to Have Food Allergies

University Study Finds Inner-City Youth More Likely to Have Food Allergies

The study found that 10 percent of young inner-city children had food allergies. Peanut allergies were the most common, followed by eggs, and milk. Nationwide about 3 percent of all adults and 6 percent of young children have food allergies.

For Black Women, Depression May Increase the Risk of Adult-Onset Asthma

For Black Women, Depression May Increase the Risk of Adult-Onset Asthma

A study by researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University finds that depressive symptoms may be linked to the development of adult-onset asthma among African American women.

Harvard Pioneer Chosen for Induction Into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

Harvard Pioneer Chosen for Induction Into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

William Clarence Matthews, a member of the Class of 1905 at Harvard University, led the university’s baseball team in batting for three straight seasons. In 1905 he batted .400 and stole 22 bases.

In Memoriam: Kenneth Carlton Edelin, 1939-2013

In Memoriam: Kenneth Carlton Edelin, 1939-2013

Dr. Edelin was a long-time professor and administrator at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was best known for a 1975 legal case when he was convicted of manslaughter for an abortion. The conviction was later overturned.

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

The study by researchers at Boston University and Georgetown University found that Black women who exercise at least once each week were less likely to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer than Black women who did not exercise.

University Study Links Exposure to Racism to Higher Probability of Adult-Onset Asthma

University Study Links Exposure to Racism to Higher Probability of Adult-Onset Asthma

The Boston University study examined the cases of more than 38,000 African American women who participated in the Black Women’s Health Study between 1997 and 2011. The women completed questionnaires on their health and experiences of racism every two years.

Three Black Scholars Named to New Teaching Positions

Three Black Scholars Named to New Teaching Positions

Carlyle Brewster was promoted to full professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. Allan Boesak was named to a joint professorship at Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary and Keith N. Hylton of Boston University Law School was named a Distinguished Professor at the university.

Boston University Study Links Low Level of Education With Obesity Among Black Women

Boston University Study Links Low Level of Education With Obesity Among Black Women

The results showed that women whose parents had not completed high school were more likely to become obese than women who had at least one parent who completed college.

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

M. Christopher Brown II, Sonja Trent-Brown, Isabel Wilkerson, and Nell Russell are honored for their work in higher education.

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Marcus C. Bruce at Bates College, Gene A. Jarrett at Boston University, and Stephon H.S. Alexander at Dartmouth College are named to important teaching positions.

Where Do College Students Stand on the Issue of Affirmative Action?

Where Do College Students Stand on the Issue of Affirmative Action?

With the Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case on the race-sensitive admissions program at the University of Texas, it appears that there is a wide variety of opinions on the subject among college students.

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

Women who had the highest exposure to nitrogen oxides, as a result of traffic-related air pollution, had a 24 percent higher risk of diabetes.