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Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

New research from the scholars at the University of Minnesota, George Mason University, and Harvard University finds that Black newborns’ in-hospital death rate is a third lower when Black newborns are cared for by Black physicians rather than White physicians.

New Administrative Positions for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

The Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama, or imaginative nonfiction. Scott teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Reuben E. Brigety II Appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the South

Reuben E. Brigety II Appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the South

Dr. Brigety currently serves as dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Prior to becoming dean in 2015, Dr. Brigety served as U.S. ambassador to the African Union for two years.

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Dr. Washington currently serves as the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the faculty there in 2011. Earlier, he was director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment and interim dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University.

A Half Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Appointed to New 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.

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College, was honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and Katherine G. Johnson, whose trailblazing achievements were highlighted in the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, will have a building name in her honor at George Mason University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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.

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education  for Five African Americans

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new oles are Shakenna K. Williams at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson at Canisius College in Buffalo, DeIrish Moss at Florida International University, Wendy Wilson at Albany State University in Georgia, and Dwala Tooms at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles at Ben Quillian III at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, Jennifer Robinson at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Jamarco Clark at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Jerry Bettis Sr. at Virginia State University, and Beverly Barrington at Florida A&M University.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

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.

University Study Finds People's Opinions Are Not Swayed by Police Racial Disparity Statistics

University Study Finds People’s Opinions Are Not Swayed by Police Racial Disparity Statistics

A new study by scholars at the University of Kansas and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has found that people do not change their opinions of the police after being presented with statistics of racial disparities in police stops.

The Next Provost of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

The Next Provost of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

Monica Parrish Trent currently serves as instructional dean of the English Language for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, and Communications at Montgomery College in Maryland. She has been on the faculty at Montgomery College since 2000.

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, recently named its North Plaza in honor of Roger Wilkins, a civil rights leader, journalist, and a former long-time faculty member at the university. Wilkins died this past March.

Four African American Men Assuming New Faculty Roles

Four African American Men Assuming New Faculty Roles

Taking on new roles are Donald Mitchell Jr. at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Pero Dagbovie at Michigan State University, Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Cincinnati, and Alvin Crawley at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Dr. Warrick has been serving as interim president since the beginning of the year. In recent years, Dr. Warrick has twice filled the role of interim president at historically Black universities; South Carolina State University and Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Bowie State University Scholar Honored With Literary Award

Bowie State University Scholar Honored With Literary Award

Rion Scott, who teaches English at Bowie State University in Maryland, received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Fiction at the 2017 PEN Literary Award Ceremony. The award came with a $25,000 prize.

In Memoriam: Roger Wilkins, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Roger Wilkins, 1932-2017

Roger Wilkins, the civil rights legend, author, government official, journalist, and educator, joined the faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 1988 as the Clarence J. Robinson Professor in History and American Culture. He remained on the faculty for nearly 20 years.

Walter E. Williams to Receive the $250,000 Bradley Prize

Walter E. Williams to Receive the $250,000 Bradley Prize

Walter E. Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Professor Williams, a conservative economist, writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of 10 books.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University, and Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University are retiring. Joy Karega was dismissed from the faculty at Oberlin College in Ohio.

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.

Online Interactive Map Charts the Spread of Slavery in the United States

Online Interactive Map Charts the Spread of Slavery in the United States

Using U.S. Census data from 1790 to 1860, Lincoln Mullen of George Mason University created a map which shows how many slaves there were in each county in the United States at the time. Users can click on any county for the specifics of the particular county.

Helon Habilia Named Judge of a Prestigious Book Prize Competition

Helon Habilia Named Judge of a Prestigious Book Prize Competition

Helon Habila, an associate professor of creative writing in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected as the judge for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.

George Mason University Partners With an African Nonprofit Organization

George Mason University Partners With an African Nonprofit Organization

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has signed an agreement with 72 Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing sustainable peace environments throughout Africa.

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

The new appointees are Julian R. Williams at George Mason University, Guy-Alain Amoussou at Bowie State, Michael Williams at the University of California, Berkeley, Eddie J. Howard at Youngstown State, Rick Kisner at Tuskegee University, and Obadiah Simmons Jr. at Grambling State.

The Next Provost at Drexel University in Philadelphia

The Next Provost at Drexel University in Philadelphia

M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami in Florida. He will become provost at Drexel University on August 1.

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Helon Habila is an associate professor of creative writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Teju Cole is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College in New York.

Oral History Project on the Civil Rights Movement Housed at George Mason University

Oral History Project on the Civil Rights Movement Housed at George Mason University

The Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes more than 50 hours of videotape interviews.

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Warrick currently serves as senior fellow at the Center for Minority Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She spent the 2012-13 academic year as interim president of South Carolina State University.

In Memoriam: Elbert Bernard White, 1945-2013

In Memoriam: Elbert Bernard White, 1945-2013

Before his retirement in 2011, Dr. White was an associate professor and the former associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

George Mason University Students Recreate Some of the Iconic Photographs of Black History

George Mason University Students Recreate Some of the Iconic Photographs of Black History

The students found actors who resembled the historical figures and secured costumes and designed sets to recreate the original scenes in old photographs.