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Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Taking on new roles are Mae C. Jemison at Indiana University, Amanda B. Mbuvi at High Point University, Sarah Lewis at Harvard University, Lauren Sudeall Lucas at Georgia State University, Robert M. Sellers at the University of Michigan, and Norma Schropshire at Wayne State University.

W. Franklin Evans Takes the Reins at Voorhees College in South Carolina

W. Franklin Evans Takes the Reins at Voorhees College in South Carolina

Dr. Evans is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

In Memoriam: Herman Jones Jr., 1962-2016

In Memoriam: Herman Jones Jr., 1962-2016

Herman Jones Jr., a retired major in the U.S. Army, was the director of bands and professor of woodwinds at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ingrid Thompson-Sellers to Lead South Georgia State College in Douglas

Ingrid Thompson-Sellers to Lead South Georgia State College in Douglas

Dr. Thompson-Sellers is a professor of business information systems at Georgia State University in Atlanta and has been serving as senior associate dean at the university. Earlier she taught at Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur and at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment

A new academic study finds that African Americans are significantly more likely than non-Hispanic White Americans to diagnosed with schizophrenia and other mental health problems. But African Americans are less likely than Whites to receive medication to treat the conditions.

Using Technology to Shrink the Literacy Gap

Using Technology to Shrink the Literacy Gap

A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Georgia State University, finds that tablet computers loaded with literary applications and issued to students in low-income areas can produce dramatic results without any instruction whatsoever.

Beverly Edmond to Serve as Provost at the University of Montana

Beverly Edmond to Serve as Provost at the University of Montana

Dr. Edmond will serve as provost during the 2016-17 academic year as the university searches for someone to serve in the role on a permanent basis. She has served as provost at Albany State University in Georgia and Alabama A&M University.

University Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Mortgage Loan Originators

University Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Mortgage Loan Originators

The results showed that some mortgage loan originators did not response to people with African American sounding names, others rejected applications outright, and others delayed their responses so that the potential borrower was apt to take their business elsewhere.

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.

Three African American Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Three African American Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Tameka E. Lester was named to the faculty of the College of Law at Georgia State University. Althema Etzioni has joined the faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University, and Menah Pratt-Clarke was named professor of education at Virginia Tech.

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.

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

The Friesons, both successful businessmen, recently gave $1 million to the university that will be used for academic support programs, diversity workshops, peer mentoring programs, and leadership development activities at the Black Cultural Center.

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 Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

Georgia State University Has a Record Number of Black First-Year Students

Georgia State University Has a Record Number of Black First-Year Students

This year there are 3,370 first-year undergraduate students at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Among this group are 1,344 African Americans, making up nearly 40 percent of the entering class.

Brain Scan Study Finds Humans Are Not That Concerned About Inequity

Brain Scan Study Finds Humans Are Not That Concerned About Inequity

In a study by scientists at Georgia State University, MRIs of the subjects’ brains showed that subjects were strongly influenced by their self-interest and did not protest outcomes that were inherently unfair to other participants.

Georgia State University Study Examines Death Rates of Former Prison Inmates

Georgia State University Study Examines Death Rates of Former Prison Inmates

Men who have been released from prison are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than men who have not served in prison. The results are of particular note to African Americans because Blacks are more than six times as likely as Whites to be in prison.

Huston-Tillotson President to Step Down in 2015

Huston-Tillotson President to Step Down in 2015

Larry L. Earvin has been president of the historically Black educational institution in Austin, Texas, since 2000. During his tenure as president, enrollments at the school have nearly doubled.

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.

New Online Archive of the Papers of Klan Infiltrator Stetson Kennedy

New Online Archive of the Papers of Klan Infiltrator Stetson Kennedy

During the 1940s, Kennedy infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia and exposed their rituals and beliefs in a 1954 book. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, files, fliers, pamphlets, and photographs.

Record Black Enrollments at Georgia State University

Record Black Enrollments at Georgia State University

There are more Hispanics, Asian Americans, and African Americans in the entering class than ever before. Black enrollments in the entering class are up 4 percent from last year’s record class.

White Student Union Established at Georgia State University

White Student Union Established at Georgia State University

According to the group’s website, The White Student Union will be “a place for like-minded White students to come together and not only celebrate their common European/Euro-American cultures, but to discuss issues that affect White people in the world today.”

Joyce E. King to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Joyce E. King to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Professor King joined the faculty at Georgia State University in 2004 and currently holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Natasha Brison, an assistant professor at Georgia State University, won an award for research on sport and recreation and Chance W. Lewis of the University of North Carolina Charlotte was honored for a lifetime of work by the American Educational Research Association.

African American Children's Literacy Research Center Established at Georgia State University

African American Children’s Literacy Research Center Established at Georgia State University

At Georgia State, one of four such research hubs on learning disabilities nationwide, the center will focus on African American students in the first through fifth grades.

Pamela Anthony Named Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Pamela Anthony Named Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Since 2003, she has been assistant dean of students at Georgia State University.

Pamela Anthony Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Colorado and Iowa State

Pamela Anthony Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Colorado and Iowa State

She currently is assistant dean of students at Georgia State University.

Layli Maparyan Named Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

Layli Maparyan Named Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

The Spelman College graduate currently serves as an associate professor of women’s studies and African American studies at Georgia State University.

Two African Americans Are Among Four Finalists for Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Two African Americans Are Among Four Finalists for Dean of Students at Iowa State University

Pamela Anthony of Georgia State University and Miron Billingsley of Prairie View A&M University in Texas are the two African American candidates.