Fordham University related articles

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Olivier Sylvain, an associate professor of law at Fordham University in New York and Sheila Foster, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, are leading the legal team of a project that hopes to bring broadband internet access to low-income residents in Harlem.

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Hakim J. Lucas has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lucas held fundraising posts at SUNY-Westbury and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Washington University Professor Says Schools' Policies on Black Hair Are Discriminatory

Washington University Professor Says Schools’ Policies on Black Hair Are Discriminatory

Several school districts around the nation have adopted policies that prevent students from wearing their hair in braids, twists, dreadlocks and Afros. Kimberly Norwood of Washington University is a leader in the fight to end these discriminatory rules.

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Desmond Patton of Columbia University, Dana Rice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Keisha M. Love at the University of Cincinnati, Regina Taylor at Fordham University, A. Todd Franklin at Hamilton College, and Christopher Lance Coleman at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

Robin A. Lenhardt has taught at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City since 2004. The new center will be a platform for cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship on race, structural inequality, and racial justice.

New Faculty Appointments for Two Black Academic Stars

New Faculty Appointments for Two Black Academic Stars

This coming fall, Bryan Massingale, professor of theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, will join the faculty at Fordham University in New York and Gregory Pardlo, the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will join the faculty at Rutgers University-Camden.

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 Fordham Bronx African American History Project Is Now Available Online

The Fordham Bronx African American History Project Is Now Available Online

The Fordham Bronx African American History Project includes downloadable audio files and verbatim transcripts of 300 oral history interviews conducted between 2002 and 2013.

In Memoriam: Dorothy James Orr, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Dorothy James Orr, 1920-2015

Dorothy James Orr taught at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York and was vice chair of the African American Leadership Forum for Education Policy at Pace University in New York.

In Memoriam: Quinton Bernard Wilkes, 1941-2015

In Memoriam: Quinton Bernard Wilkes, 1941-2015

A graduate of Morgan State University, Quinton Bernard Wilkes was the first African American man to earn a Ph.D. in psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He also was a founding member of the the African American studies department at Fordham.

Seven African American Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Seven African American Scholars in New Teaching Posts

The appointees are Nicole Overstreet at Clark University, Rodney Ridley Sr. at Wilkes University, Danielle Evans at the University of Wisconsin, Barbara Gutherie at Northeastern University, Prince Ellis at Clermont College, A. Todd Franklin at Hamilton College, and Kenny Leon at Fordham University.

The First African American Dean of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

The First African American Dean of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Kenneth B. Chance Sr. has been serving as a professor and chief of endodontics at the University of Kentucky. He is the former dean of the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: James Russell Dumpson, 1909-2012

In Memoriam: James Russell Dumpson, 1909-2012

He was the former dean of the Graduate School of Social Science at Fordham University and was the oldest living alumnus of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

Fordham University's Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

Fordham University’s Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

The project aims to create a national database for burial grounds and cemeteries of enslaved African Americans within the United States.

Two African Americans Named to Professor Posts

Two African Americans Named to Professor Posts

Cynthia Oliver at the University of Illinois and Joe Morton at Fordham University have been named to new teaching posts.

Phylicia Rashad Is the Inaugural Holder of the Denzel Washington Chair at Fordham University

Phylicia Rashad Is the Inaugural Holder of the Denzel Washington Chair at Fordham University

Denzel Washington made a $2,225,000 contribution to his alma mater to fund the chair and a scholarship program.