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Georgia Tech Outlines Steps It Will Take to Create a More Welcoming Campus for Black Students

Georgia Tech Outlines Steps It Will Take to Create a More Welcoming Campus for Black Students

Recently the Black Student Experience Task Force at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta presented its recommendations to university President G.P. Peterson on how to promote equity and inclusion on campus. Dr. Peterson has approved all the recommendations.

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She was honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for being strong and resilient in a traditional male occupation.

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

The Endowed Chair in Internet of Things Security was established by a $1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The first holder of the endowed chair will be Kevin T. Kornegay, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State.

Two African Americans Selected for Notable Honors

Two African Americans Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are William Jelani Cobb, an associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, and Christine Grant, a professor of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University.

Georgia Tech and Intel Aim to Increase Minorities Pursuing STEM Degrees

Georgia Tech and Intel Aim to Increase Minorities Pursuing STEM Degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has announced a new partnership with Intel Inc. in an effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue degrees in engineering and computer science.

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue University has initiated the new Diversity Transformation Award program that will enlist current faculty and staff members to come up with strategies to further increase the diversity of the faculty and the student body.

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.

Jackson State University President Has Contract Extended

Jackson State University President Has Contract Extended

Dr. Carolyn Meyers was named the 10th president of Jackson State University on December 1, 2010, and began serving in the role in January 2011. Her contract has been extended for four years.

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 Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at Savannah State

The New Dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at Savannah State

Jonathan P. Lambright has been a professor and chair of the engineering department at the university for more than a decade. He has served as interim dean of the College of Sciences and Technology since July 2012.

Harvard Professor Receives a Presidential Appointment

Harvard Professor Receives a Presidential Appointment

Evelynn M. Hammonds, who holds an endowed professorship at Harvard University, was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Black Degree Attainments in Engineering: Long Way to Go to Reach Parity

Black Degree Attainments in Engineering: Long Way to Go to Reach Parity

In 2005, Black earned 5.3 percent of all bachelor’s degree awarded in engineering. In 2012, Blacks earned only 4.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in the discipline. Blacks did slightly better in graduate degrees in engineering.

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.

Georgia Tech to Honor Zimbabwe Human Rights Attorney Beatrice Mtetwa With $100,000 Prize

Georgia Tech to Honor Zimbabwe Human Rights Attorney Beatrice Mtetwa With $100,000 Prize

The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage recognizes “individuals who, by standing up for clear moral principles in the social arena, have positively affected public discourse at the risk of their own careers, livelihoods and even their lives.”

Gilda Barabino Named Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York

Gilda Barabino Named Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York

Dr. Barabino was associate chair for graduate studies and professor of biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston for 18 years.

Three African American Men Win Marshall Scholarships

Three African American Men Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships, funded by the British government, provide funds for up to two years of study for American students at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

Retired Army General, Ronald Johnson, Joins the Georgia Tech Faculty

Retired Army General, Ronald Johnson, Joins the Georgia Tech Faculty

The former deputy commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers is a new professor of practice in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Three African American Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Three African American Women Win Rhodes Scholarships

Among this year’s 32 American Rhodes Scholars are three African American women: Joy A. Buolamwini of Georgia Tech, Rhiana E. Gunn-Wright of Yale, and Nina M. Yancy of Harvard.

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

Fidelia Nnadi of the University of Central Florida, Tina Marshall-Bradley at Paine College, and Reginald DesRoches at Georgia Tech were appointed to new positions.

New Duties for Three African-American Scholars

New Duties for Three African-American Scholars

Gayle B. Ward, Arnold Stancell, and Carroll Robinson are taking on added responsibilities.

African-American Scholar Is Elected President of the Biomedical Engineering Society

African-American Scholar Is Elected President of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Gilda Barabino is the first African American to serve as president of the society.