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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.

Four Colleges and Universities Honored for Promoting Access for Minority Students

Four Colleges and Universities Honored for Promoting Access for Minority Students

The inaugural Champions of Access and Success Award winners are Fayetteville State University, Florida State University, California State University, Northridge and Miami Dade College.

Two African Americans Are Finalists for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Two African Americans Are Finalists for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Jon E. Cawthorne is the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries and Janice Welburn is dean of University Libraries at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Florida State University Artisans Honor Local Civil Rights Heroes

Florida State University Artisans Honor Local Civil Rights Heroes

Artists at the Master Craftsman Studio at Florida State University made 16 terrazzo panels, weighing between 800 and 2,000 pounds, that have been embedded in a city sidewalk to honor local civil rights activists of the 1950s and 1960s.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts

The new appointees are Lowell Kent Davis at Western Carolina University, Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Wayne Felder at Bowie State University, Bryan Samuels at the University of Chicago, and LaShonda Peebles of Chicago State University.

Florida State University Honors Its Choral Director With a Stained-Glass Window

Florida State University Honors Its Choral Director With a Stained-Glass Window

Andre J. Thomas is the the Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, director of choral activities, and a professor of choral music education at the university. For the past 25 years, he has served as director of the Tallahassee Community Chorus.

A Check-Up on Black First-Year Medical Students

A Check-Up on Black First-Year Medical Students

Brown University, Florida State University, and Florida Atlantic University reveal the racial make-up of their entering medical school classes.

Florida State University to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Florida State University to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Florida State admitted Black students in 1962 without the racial violence and federal intervention that occurred at several other state-operated universities in the South.

University Study Finds That Black Children Are Diagnosed With Autism Later Than White Children

University Study Finds That Black Children Are Diagnosed With Autism Later Than White Children

The authors state that the discrepancy is probably due to unequal access to quality healthcare and a possible reluctance of Black parents to accept a diagnosis of autism.

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering

Yaw D. Yeboah is currently a professor of engineering at Penn State. From 1975 to 1979, he earned four degrees in four years at MIT.

Honors and Awards

• Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College in Alabama, received the Omega Century Award for Excellence at the centennial celebration of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in Washington, D.C. Dr. Hawkins has been president at Talladega since 2008. Previously, he was president of Texas College. Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of Ferris State University in […]