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News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

Four Elite California Universities in Joint Effort to Boost Minority Ph.D.s in STEM Fields

Four Elite California Universities in Joint Effort to Boost Minority Ph.D.s in STEM Fields

The consortium, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, includes Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles and is led by the University of California at Berkeley.

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.

CalTech's Stephen Mayo Appointed to the National Science Board

CalTech’s Stephen Mayo Appointed to the National Science Board

Professor Mayo joined the faculty at CalTech in 1991 and for a time was the only African American on the university’s faculty. From 2007 to 2010, he served as CalTech’s vice provost for research.

Astrophysicist John Johnson Leaving CalTech for Harvard

Astrophysicist John Johnson Leaving CalTech for Harvard

In a blog post, Dr. Johnson wrote, “At Caltech, over the 3.5 years that I’ve been there I’ve come to recognize a fundamental mismatch between what I value and what the institute values.”

CalTech Astrophysicist Wins Teaching Award

CalTech Astrophysicist Wins Teaching Award

John A. Johnson, an assistant professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, received the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Stephen Mayo Appointed to CalTech's First Division Chair

Stephen Mayo Appointed to CalTech’s First Division Chair

Unlike a typical endowed professorship which pays for a faculty member’s salary, the division chair will fund research projects at the discretion of Professor Mayo and his successors in the chair.