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Ayanna Howard to Lead the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

Ayanna Howard to Lead the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

Ayanna Howard is a professor who holds the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The appointees are Shontay Delalue at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Julius Korley at the University of Delaware, Kevin Marbury at the University of Oregon, and Tineke Battle at Pennsylvania State University.

Edwidge Danticat Wins the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Edwidge Danticat Wins the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-American writer who has taught creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami, was chosen to receive the $50,000 Neustadt Prize, which is awarded by the University of Oklahoma.

Eight Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Brown University Aims to Double the Number of Graduate Students From Underrepresented Groups

Brown University Aims to Double the Number of Graduate Students From Underrepresented Groups

The 2016 Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan at Brown University called on the university to double the number of graduate students from historically underrepresented groups by 2022. It’s off to a good start.

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.

Arizona State Historian Wins Fellowship to Study African Americans' Views on World War II

Arizona State Historian Wins Fellowship to Study African Americans’ Views on World War II

Matthew Delmont, a professor of history and director of the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies at Arizona State University, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship that will allow him to conduct research on how African American viewed World War II at the time the war was being waged.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University

Dr. Jarrett has been serving as associate dean of the faculty in the humanities division at Boston University in Massachusetts. There, he has also been a professor of English and a professor of African American studies.

New College or University Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

New College or University Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

Appointed to new positions are Kathi Dantley Warren at Rice University in Houston, Andre Phillips at the University of Wisconsin, Cheryl Lynn Horsey at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Walter McCollum at Walden University, and Rene Davis at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania Names Brenda Allen as its Fourteenth President

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania Names Brenda Allen as its Fourteenth President

Dr. Allen has been serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She is the former associate provost for institutional diversity at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Wendell Pritchett Appointed Provost at the University of Pennsylvania

Wendell Pritchett Appointed Provost at the University of Pennsylvania

Wendell Pritchett currently serves as the Presidential Professor of Law and Education at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as interim dean of the law school during the 2014-15 academic year and is the former chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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.

Brown University Exhibit Features the African American Roots of Popular Music

Brown University Exhibit Features the African American Roots of Popular Music

The exhibit, “Bamboula! Black Music Before the Blues,” includes nineteenth- and early twentieth-century books, sheet music, concert posters, songbooks, and other artifacts. It will be shown at the university’s John Hay Library through May 5.

William F. Owen Named Dean and Chancellor of the Ross University School of Medicine

William F. Owen Named Dean and Chancellor of the Ross University School of Medicine

Students at the Ross University School of Medicine study in Dominica in the West Indies and then complete their training at an affiliated teaching hospital in the United States. Ross University is a division of the DeVry Education Group.

Walter Massey Is the New Chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project

Walter Massey Is the New Chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project

Poised to be the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes, the Giant Magellan Telescope will be the largest optical telescope in the world when it comes online in 2022. Walter Massey is the former president of Morehouse College and currently serves as chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Patrick Harold Johnson at Meharry Medical College, Shontay Delalue at Brown University, Kenneth Huewitt at Texas Southern University, and Barry L. Wells at Syracuse University.

University Study Finds a Rise in "Global Neighborhoods" in U.S. Urban Areas

University Study Finds a Rise in “Global Neighborhoods” in U.S. Urban Areas

A study by researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater finds large numbers of urban areas with a very diverse populations. But they also found a major increase in the number of what they call “all minority” neighborhoods.

New Study Finds a Strong Link Between Lead in the Environment and Lower Test Scores

New Study Finds a Strong Link Between Lead in the Environment and Lower Test Scores

A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research finds that children’s exposure to lead in their environment can have a significant effect on their tests scores. Many Black children from low-income families live in older housing where lead-based paint was used.

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.

The Next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Young has been serving as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta. He also served as curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library and curator of literary collections at the newly named Rose Library at Emory.

Research Focuses on Early Black Coal Miners in Appalachia

Research Focuses on Early Black Coal Miners in Appalachia

A new exhibit examining the lives of Black coal miners who migrated from the South to work in Appalachian mines in the early part of the twentieth century is now on display at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Donald E. Palm Named Provost at Virginia State University

Donald E. Palm Named Provost at Virginia State University

Dr. Palm has been serving as a tenured professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate provost for undergraduate education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He will begin his new job on August 1.

Brown University's New Visiting Faculty Program Aims to Boost Diversity

Brown University’s New Visiting Faculty Program Aims to Boost Diversity

Under the Provost’s Visiting Professors program, scholars from underrepresented groups will spend between one and four semesters on the Brown campus.

Four African Americans Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Francine Conway at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Karlene Burrell-McRae at Colby College in Maine, DeMethra LaSha Bradley at Macalester College in Minnesota, and Logan Powell at Brown University in Rhode Island.

How African American Parents Talk to Their Young Children About Race

How African American Parents Talk to Their Young Children About Race

A new study led by a researcher at New York University, finds that when African American parents talk to their children about racial issues, they tend to emphasize equal rights and opportunity rather than racism or discrimination.

In Memorian: Michael Steven Harper, 1938-2016

In Memorian: Michael Steven Harper, 1938-2016

Michael S. Harper, who taught at Brown University in Providence for 43 years, was the first poet laureate of the state of Rhode Island.

Two New African American Deans at Ivy League Universities

Two New African American Deans at Ivy League Universities

Andrew G. Campbell was named dean of the Graduate School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and LaTanya Buck was named dean for diversity and inclusion at Princeton University in New Jersey.

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. One of the 12 new members is an African American: John Edgar Wideman, the Asa Messer Professor and professor of Africana studies and literary arts at Brown University.

Brown University Renovates the Home of African American Artist Edward Mitchell Bannister

Brown University Renovates the Home of African American Artist Edward Mitchell Bannister

The home at 93 Benevolent Street, originally built in 1854 near the Brown University campus, was purchased by the university in 1989. At the time, the house was in disrepair. Now the renovated home will be sold to a member of the Brown University community.

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

Robin A. Lenhardt has taught at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City since 2004. The new center will be a platform for cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship on race, structural inequality, and racial justice.

Brown University's Plan to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Brown University’s Plan to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

In releasing the report, Christina Paxson, president of Brown University, stated that “a diverse and inclusive academic community is foundational to every ambition we have as an institution of higher education.”

Two African Americans Selected for Notable Honors

Two African Americans Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are William Jelani Cobb, an associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, and Christine Grant, a professor of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University.

Neil Roberts Elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Neil Roberts Elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Neil Roberts is an associate professor of Africana studies and chair of the department of religion at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He will become president of the association in January 2017.

Prudence Carter Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Berkeley

Prudence Carter Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Berkeley

Dr. Carter currently serves as the Jacks Family Professor of Education and the faculty director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University.