Florida State University related articles

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.

Eliminating the Racial Gap in Infant Mortality Is Achievable, University Study Says

Eliminating the Racial Gap in Infant Mortality Is Achievable, University Study Says

A new study shows that in 18 states, the racial gap in infant mortality rates is on track to be eliminated by the year 2050. The study notes that if the racial gap was eliminated, an estimated 4,000 lives of Black babies would be saved.

Study Finds Colleges Can Share the Blame for the Racial Gap in Graduation Rates

Study Finds Colleges Can Share the Blame for the Racial Gap in Graduation Rates

A new study by researchers at New York University, Florida State University, and Southern Methodist University finds that more than 60 percent of the racial gap in college completion rates may be attributed to factors that occur before college.

Florida State's Andre J. Thomas Honored by the American Choral Directors Association

Florida State’s Andre J. Thomas Honored by the American Choral Directors Association

The award is the highest honor conferred by the American Choral Directors Association. It is given out every two years to a choral leader who has made unusual contributions to the art of choral music.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative roles are Jonathan Nurse at Florida State University, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Loyola University Chicago, and Mario Berry at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new faculty roles are Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania, Norman Anderson at Florida State University, Kristie Williams at Ursuline College in Ohio, and Keisha R. Callins at Mercer University in Georgia.

A Quartet of African American Scholars in New Faculty Posts

A Quartet of African American Scholars in New Faculty Posts

The African Americans in new faculty positions are Rashida K. Braggs at Williams College in Massachusetts, Prentiss A. Dantzler at Colorado College, Beronda Montgomery at Michigan State University, and Norman Anderson at Florida State University.

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Dr. Margaret Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. She later served as dean of the university’s School of Nursing.

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell joined the staff at Tuskegee University in 1969 and remained employed by the university until her retirement in 2008. She held many positions at the university including associate provost, director of student relations, vice president for development, and director of the Center for Continuing Education.

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, was awarded for writing a book on her father who was a six-time all-star in the Negro Baseball League.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Daniel M. Roderick at Clark University in Massachusetts. Kirsten Elleby at the University of New Orleans, Kevin D. Howell at the University of North Carolina System, Aishah S. Casseus at Florida State University, and Timothy R. Terrentine Sr. at Western Michigan University.

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Ulanda Adair-Simpson at Lone Star College in Texas, Earl C. Paysinger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Joseph Jones at Drake University in Iowa, and Tracy Foster at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Joseph Pree Ramsey Jr., 1951-2016

In Memoriam: Joseph Pree Ramsey Jr., 1951-2016

Joseph Ramsey Jr. was former director of athletics and former chair of the Sports Hall of Fame at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

James H. Ammons Named Provost at Delaware State University

James H. Ammons Named Provost at Delaware State University

Dr. Ammons served as president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee from 2007 to 2012. Also, he is the former chancellor of North Carolina Central University. For the past four years, he has been serving as a professor of political science at Florida A&M 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.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew P. Daire currently serves as associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Earlier he taught for 14 years in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor of dance at Florida State University in Tallahassee and Keisha Blain, an assistant professor of history at the University of Iowa.

Florida A&M University Partners in a Technology Commercialization Accelerator Program

Florida A&M University Partners in a Technology Commercialization Accelerator Program

The program invites faculty inventors to form a team of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and a mentor from the business community to participate in a seven-week exercise to determine if a particular invention is marketable.

New Historical Archive of Materials Concerning the Murder of Emmett Till

New Historical Archive of Materials Concerning the Murder of Emmett Till

David W. Houck, a professor in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University has created an archive of materials concerning the Emmett Till case. The archive will be available to researchers in 2016.

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans 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.

Florida State Scholar Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Florida State Scholar Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

A native of London, Steve Acquah is an associate research professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Dr. Acquah, who is also a fellow of the Royal Microbiology Society, focuses his research on carbon nanotube-based sensors and devices.

Two Black Leaders Are Leaving Their University Posts

Two Black Leaders Are Leaving Their University Posts

Yaw D. Yeboah is stepping down as dean of the Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering and David A. Jones is leaving his post as vice president for human resources 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.

Timothy Beard Named the Next President of Pasco-Hernando State College

Timothy Beard Named the Next President of Pasco-Hernando State College

Dr. Beard has been on the staff at the college since 2007 and currently serves as vice president for student development and enrollment management. He will become president of the college on July 1.

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Emanuel Collins of Florida State University, Souleymane Bachir Diagne of Columbia University, Bridal Pearson of the University of Baltimore, John Hudgins of Coppin State University, and Jamila Stockman of the University of California, San Diego.

University of Pennsylvania Political Scientist Wins Book Award

University of Pennsylvania Political Scientist Wins Book Award

Daniel Q. Gillion, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

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.

University of Georgia Scholar Honored for His Work on Climate Change

University of Georgia Scholar Honored for His Work on Climate Change

J. Marshall Shepherd, the UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Georgia, was named a Captain Planet Protector of the Earth by Ted Turner’s Captain Planet Foundation.

A New Assessment of Graduation Success Rates at HBCUs

A New Assessment of Graduation Success Rates at HBCUs

The study finds that when all variables are factored in Black and Hispanic students who enroll at minority-serving institutions are just as likely to graduate from college as Black and Hispanic students who attend other colleges and universities.

Florida State Scholar to Develop Centralized Lab System for the University of Johannesburg

Florida State Scholar to Develop Centralized Lab System for the University of Johannesburg

Dr. Claudius Mundoma is the director of the Physical Biochemistry Facility for the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University. He has been selected for a fellowship that helps African educational institutions with research collaborations, curriculum development, and training initiatives.

Florida Board of Governors to Decide the Fate of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Florida Board of Governors to Decide the Fate of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Since 1982, historically Black Florida A&M University has partnered with Florida State University to operate a joint College of Engineering in Tallahassee. Some GOP legislators have proposed to end the arrangement.

Laverne Lewis Gaskins Named Editor-in-Chief of the National Bar Association Magazine

Laverne Lewis Gaskins Named Editor-in-Chief of the National Bar Association Magazine

In addition to her editorial duties, Laverene Lewis Gaskins is University Attorney for Valdosta State University in Georgia. She earned her law degree at Florida State University’s College of Law.

Two African American Scholars in New University Administrative Posts

Two African American Scholars in New University Administrative Posts

Susan Wilson was appointed vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Brandon Bowden is the new assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida State 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.

The New Leader of West Virginia University Libraries

The New Leader of West Virginia University Libraries

Jon E. Cawthorne was named dean of libraries at West Virginia University. He has been serving as the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries.

Florida State Won the Game, But Auburn Wins in the Classroom

Florida State Won the Game, But Auburn Wins in the Classroom

Florida State University won the national championship in college football. But the success on the field has not been matched in the classroom for Black football players. As a result, the university is beefing up academic support for student athletes.