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Two Prominent Black Scholars Have Jumped to Different Universities

Two Prominent Black Scholars Have Jumped to Different Universities

Chandra L. Ford has joined the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta after teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles and Fredrick Muyia Nafukho, who has taught at Texas A&M University since 2007, will be joining the faculty and serving as vice provost in the Office of Academic Personnel at the University of Washington.

Study Led by Emory University Scholar Documents Alarming Racial Gap in Firearm-Related Homicides

Study Led by Emory University Scholar Documents Alarming Racial Gap in Firearm-Related Homicides

Most alarming is that rates of fatalities by homicide amongst Black non-Hispanic men (141.8 fatalities/100,000 persons) significantly outpaced rates of fatalities among White non-Hispanic men (6.3 fatalities/100,000). Among Black non-Hispanic females, the rate of fatalities by firearm-related homicide has more than tripled since 2010.

Emory University Has Announced the Debut of a Ph.D. Program in African American Studies

Emory University Has Announced the Debut of a Ph.D. Program in African American Studies

Emory University states that the doctoral program is the first of its kind in the southeastern United States and the first at a private university in the entire South. Each student in the program will receive specialized training in one of three fields: gender and sexuality; social justice and social movements; or expressive arts and cultures. The first students will enroll in the fall of 2023.

University of South Carolina Partners With the National Park Service on Civil Rights History

University of South Carolina Partners With the National Park Service on Civil Rights History

Under a five-year agreement with the park service, the center will expand its existing work in civil rights education and scholarly research, including support for exhibits and programming at South Carolina sites in the African American Civil Rights Network.

In Memoriam: Carey Harvey Latimore IV, 1975-2022

In Memoriam: Carey Harvey Latimore IV, 1975-2022

Carey Latimore was a Baptist minister and an associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio. Dr. Latimore joined the Trinity University community in 2004. He served as the chair of the department of history from 2011-2020 and was the co-director for the African American studies minor.

Emory University Offering the First Ph.D. Program in Black Studies in the Southeastern United States

Emory University Offering the First Ph.D. Program in Black Studies in the Southeastern United States

Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of the African American studies department at Emory University in Atlanta, has announced that the first cohort of Ph.D. students in African American studies will begin the program in the fall of 2023. It will be the first doctoral program in the field in the southeastern United States.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Kerry L. Haynie at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Henrietta Williams Pichon at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kenneth E. Carter at Emory University in Georgia, Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah at Virginia Union University in Richmond and Vicki Williams at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new titles or roles are Cedric Merlin Powell of the University of Louisville, Carolyn Ratteray at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Jason Hall at the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Pearl Dowe at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, and Jay Pearson at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Branden Grimmett at Emory University, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Christine D. Lovely at Cornell University, Tauheedah Jackson at Harvard University, Norbert Rome at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Breanna McKnight at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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.

Emory University's Carol Anderson to Receive the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

Emory University’s Carol Anderson to Receive the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize honors those who have made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and religious relationships. The award and a $25,000 prize will be presented at a ceremony on the Brandeis campus this coming fall.

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.

Lonnie T. Brown Jr. Will Be the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee

Lonnie T. Brown Jr. Will Be the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee

Lonnie Brown is currently the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Georgia School of Law. He will begin his new duties on July 1.

Black or African American? Labels Can Impact People's Perceptions of Ideology

Black or African American? Labels Can Impact People’s Perceptions of Ideology

A new study led by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Southern California, and Columbia Business School shows that White Americans associate the label “Blacks” with being targets of racial bias more than the label “African Americans.”

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New University Administrative Duties

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New University Administrative Duties

Reginald Ruffin was named director of athletics at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Valeda F. Dent was appointed vice provost of libraries and the museum at Emory University in Atlanta and Melanie E. Jones was appointed vice president for advancement, research, and economic development at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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.

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.

Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

The study found that Black men were at least 23.6 percent less likely than their White counterparts to receive an MRI exam following a prostate-specific antigen blood test. Prostate MRIs are increasingly being used to reduce the need for invasive biopsies.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

Taking on new roles are Allen P. Vital at Alabama A&M University, Kenya Faulkner at Emory University in Atlanta, Kinamo Lomon at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Carren Moham at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas.

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.

Emory University Study Finds Racial Disparities in Heart Condition Among College Football Players

Emory University Study Finds Racial Disparities in Heart Condition Among College Football Players

The study found no racial differences in concentric left ventricular hypertrophy among college football athletes that played on the offensive or defensive lines. But for skilled position players – quarterbacks, receivers, and running backs – a higher percentage of Black collegiate football players were more likely to develop concentric left ventricular hypertrophy than White football players.

In Memoriam: Leon Leroy Haley Jr., 1964-2021

In Memoriam: Leon Leroy Haley Jr., 1964-2021

Dr. Haley joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2017 as dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville. He was the first African American to hold that position. Dr. Haley also was a professor of emergency medicine and vice president for health affairs for the University of Florida.

Emory University Apologizes for Failing to Consider a Black Medical School Applicant in 1959

Emory University Apologizes for Failing to Consider a Black Medical School Applicant in 1959

In 1959, Marion Gerald Hood applied to the medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. After less than a week, Hood was informed that his application had been rejected. A letter from an admissions official stated “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Rodney Lyn has been appointed dean of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Kimberly Jacob Arriola has been appointed dean of the Laney Graduate School at Emory University in Atlanta and Robert Williams was appointed dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies at California State University, East Bay.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Roderick Morrison at Tacoma Community College in Washington, Kia Lilly Caldwell at Washington University in St. Louis, Russell T. Griffin at Emory University in Atlanta, Vicki T. Sapp at SUNY-Fredonia, and Teresa Ramey at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

In 2015, Dr. Wingard was appointed dean of the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University in New York City. He also held the rank of professor at the school. Previously, Dr. Wingard was the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Yulander Wells, Jr. has been named deputy athletic director at Harvard University. Enku Gelaye was promoted to senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University in Atlanta and Wendell Williams will be the next associate chancellor of enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Adrian Epps is the New Dean of the College of Education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Adrian Epps is the New Dean of the College of Education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Prior to being named interim dean in May 2020, Dr. Epps was an associate dean in the university’s College of Science and Mathematics from 2007 to 2019. He also served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Dalton State College from 2019 to 2020.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021

This past December, Danny Flanigan celebrated his fiftieth year on the staff at Spelman College. At the time of hi death, he was executive vice-president, treasurer, and chief investment officer.

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.

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.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African 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.

Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations

Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations

The Center for Social Solutions at the University of Michigan is leading a group of college and university scholars in an effort to examine possible avenues to provide reparations for African Americans and Indigenous people.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

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.