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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.

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.

Brown University Pledges $100 Million to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Brown University Pledges $100 Million to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, recently released a draft report that outlines a concrete set of actions to promote diversity and inclusion and confront the issues of racism, power, privilege, inequity, and injustice.

National Association of Ethnic Studies Moves to Virginia Commonwealth University

National Association of Ethnic Studies Moves to Virginia Commonwealth University

The association was founded in 1972 in Wisconsin. It’s executive director is Ravi Perry, a new associate professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Emory's Kevin Young Wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Emory’s Kevin Young Wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

The award honors the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year and is presented by the American Academy of Poets. The prize comes with a $25,000 cash award.

Two Black Authors Are Now Teaching at City College of New York

Two Black Authors Are Now Teaching at City College of New York

Thomas Sayers Ellis is an award-winning poet who is teaching a course called “Race Fearlessness Poetics.” Chinelo Okparanta is a Nigerian-born fiction writer who teaches an advanced workshop on creative fiction writing.

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.

A New African American Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A New African American Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Nobles was named as the next dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1995 and holds an endowed chair in political science.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

The First African American President of Hamline University

The First African American President of Hamline University

Fayneese Miller currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont. Previously, she taught for 20 years at Brown University.

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.

Cass Cliatt Named Vice President for Communication at Brown University

Cass Cliatt Named Vice President for Communication at Brown University

She has been serving as vice president for communication at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Princeton University graduate will begin her new job on April 1.

University Study Finds Significant Reductions in Racial Health Care Disparities

University Study Finds Significant Reductions in Racial Health Care Disparities

The study, by researchers at Brown and the University of Pittsburgh, examined 12 million acute care hospitalizations for patients who had a heart attack, heart failure, or suffered from pneumonia and compared treatments received by patients by race and ethnicity.

Strategies for Increasing the Number of Black Students in STEM Fields

Strategies for Increasing the Number of Black Students in STEM Fields

Andrew C. Campbell, a professor of biology at Brown University, took 50 minority students from 15 different colleges and universities on a retreat and asked them for ideas to address the shortfall of Black and other minority students in STEM disciplines.

Three Women Named to New Faculty Positions at U.S. Universities

Three Women Named to New Faculty Positions at U.S. Universities

Taking on new teaching roles are Francine Huff at Florida A&M University, Phyllis Dennery at Brown University in Rhode Island, and Shalanda H. Baker at the law school of the University of Hawaii.

Distinguished Honors for Three African American Scholars

Distinguished Honors for Three African American Scholars

The honorees at Brandon Keith Brown assistant professor of music at Brown University, William M. Carter Jr., dean of the law school at the University of Pittsburgh, and Robin E. Dock, an associate professor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty duties are Beverly McIver at Duke University, Abel Gyan at Clermont College of the University of Cincinnati, Marcus Gardley at Brown University, and John Miller at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Brown University Dedicates Its Slavery Memorial

Brown University Dedicates Its Slavery Memorial

The memorial includes a 4.5 ton cast-iron sculpture that sits in front of University Hall, Brown’s oldest building that was built in part by slave labor. The sculpture depicts a large iron ball and a chain where the third and final link is broken.

Increasing the Success Rate of Black Students in STEM Disciplines

Increasing the Success Rate of Black Students in STEM Disciplines

The main thesis of the study by researchers at Brown University is that efforts to get more minority students in STEM fields have been successful but far less is being done to help them succeed.

Tougaloo College and Brown University Celebrate and Expand Their 50-Year Partnership

Tougaloo College and Brown University Celebrate and Expand Their 50-Year Partnership

Over the past half century, historically Black Tougaloo College in Mississippi and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, have collaborated on academic programs and participated in student and faculty exchanges.

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.