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New Discovery May Improve Treatment for Those Who Suffer From Sickle Cell Disease

New Discovery May Improve Treatment for Those Who Suffer From Sickle Cell Disease

A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, MIT , Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Korea reports on a discovery that may help physicians treat those who suffer from sickle cell disease.

Five African American Men in New University Administrative Roles

Five African American Men in New University Administrative Roles

The appointees are Cedric Gathings at Marshall University, Aaron Whigham at Pennsylvania State University-Greater Allegheny, Rodney C. McClendon at Carnegie Mellon University, Herman Frazier at Syracuse University, and Walter Davenport at Saint Augustine’s University.

Third Sister From Same Family Named Valedictorian at Dillard University

Third Sister From Same Family Named Valedictorian at Dillard University

Stephanie Akpapuna from Lagos, Nigeria, is the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans. She will continue her education in the master of fine arts degree program in stage and production management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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.

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Ashley Green at Michigan State University, Harvey Fields at Washington University in St. Louis, Terrance J. Tumey at the Claremont Colleges, Gia Soublet at Xavier University of Louisiana, Donald Brooks at Millsaps College in Mississippi, and William Clemm at Florida A&M University.

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Two African Americans

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Two African Americans

Odetta Johnson was named director of public safety and chief of police at North Carolina Central University and Martin Mbugua was appointed assistant vice president of communications at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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 Study Finds That the Great Migration Negatively Impacted Black Mortality Rates

New Study Finds That the Great Migration Negatively Impacted Black Mortality Rates

While the Great Migration provided millions of Blacks with better educational and economic opportunities, a new study finds that it also led to increase mortality rates for African Americans.

New Research May Ease Suffering of Sickle Cell Disease Patients

New Research May Ease Suffering of Sickle Cell Disease Patients

While people of any race can have the sickle-cell trait, the disease is far more common among African Americans than it is among Whites. A new device may be able to notify doctors when painful incidents brought about by sickle cells being trapped in blood vessels are likely to occur.

The First Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda

The First Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda

On July 24, 22 students at the Rwanda campus received master’s degrees in information technology. Four of the students in the class got to complete their degree programs at the Carnegie Mellon main campus in Pittsburgh.

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.

Carnegie Mellon Scholar Named to Board of a Major Foundation

Carnegie Mellon Scholar Named to Board of a Major Foundation

Jendayi E. Frazer, Distinguished Public Service Professor and director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation at Carnegie Mellon, was elected to the board of directors of the MasterCard Foundation.

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

The new institute will be involved with the university’s consultation services with government defense, intelligence, and diplomatic officials in areas such as computer science, cybersecurity, robotics, and communications.

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

Since its creation in 1991, the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program has brought more than 90 scholars to campus. This year there are six new MLK professors and scholars on campus. Four of the six are African Americans.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

Carnegie Mellon University Teams Up With Kenya ICT Board

Carnegie Mellon University Teams Up With Kenya ICT Board

The groups are developing a credentialing examination for software developers that eventually they hope to roll out worldwide.