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.
City College of New York related articles
Bernard W. Harleston was hired as an assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University in 1965. He later held an endowed chair in psychology and served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the university. In 1981, Dr. Harleston was named president of City College of New York.
Emily Raboteau, a professor of English and creative writing at the City College of New York, won the $20,000 first prize for her 100-word short story entitled “Oysters.” It was selected from more than 35,000 entries worldwide.
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.
Yolanda T. Moses, professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for diversity at the University of California, Riverside, has been selected to receive the 2015 Franz Boas Ward for Exemplary Service from the American Anthropological Association.
According to City College, Dr. Barabino is the first African American women to serve as a dean of engineering at an educational institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
Patrick Cage of Chicago State University and Chinedum Osuji of Yale University are being honored by professional societies and mystery writer Walter Mosley is receiving an award from the City College of New York.
The Before Columbus Foundation of Oakland, California is honoring Emily Raboteau of CCNY, Jonathan Scott Holloway of Yale, Sterling Plumpp of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Jamaica Kincaid of Claremont McKenna College.
The new appointees are Monica Boyd, Stephen L. McDaniel, Alan Robertson Sr., Tanya Freeman, Tara A. Brooks, Brandon P. Brown, Marcus Clark, Ashiwel Undieh, and Scott Jackson Dantley.
Dr. Barabino was associate chair for graduate studies and professor of biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston for 18 years.
At City College of New York, Deidra Hill was appointed vice president for communication and marketing and Michele Baptiste was named dean of diversity, compliance, and faculty relations.
The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership will include several academic departments including anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. In addition, the school will include academic programs in Black studies, women’s studies, and Latin American and Latino studies.
Dr. Moses is past president of the American Anthropological Association and past president of American Association for Higher Education. From 1993 to 1999 she served as president of the City College of New York.