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Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative roles are Richard Cross at Lincoln University in Missouri, Madeline Brown at North Carolina A&T State University, Joe Leonard at Howard University, Birma Gaino at Clemson University, Courtney Cadore at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Shawn Odom at Winston-Salem State University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Branden Grimmett at Emory University, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Christine D. Lovely at Cornell University, Tauheedah Jackson at Harvard University, Norbert Rome at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Breanna McKnight at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.

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.

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.

Howard University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks Photographs

Howard University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks Photographs

The breadth of the collection — which spans Parks’s earliest photographs in the 1940s through the 1990s — makes it one of the most comprehensive resources for the study of Parks’s life and work anywhere in the world.

HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

The Consortium of HBCU Medical Schools has announced a new initiative to increase the number of African Americans who register to be organ donors. The initiative will also seek to find ways to eliminate racial disparities among recipients of donated organs.

Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

Princeton researchers and researchers from Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-lead research projects. Princeton will fund the research.

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.

Two African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Posts

Two African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Posts

Byron D. Ford was appointed to the M. Wharton Young Endowed Chair in Anatomy at the Howard University College of Medicine and Allison Curseen has been appointed the Cooney Family Assistant Professor at Boston College.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty duties are Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fiemu Nwariaku at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Michael Hill at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Germaine Gross at Grinnell College in Iowa, James M. DuBose, Jr. at Elizabeth City State University, Andre Perry at the University of Iowa, Aisha Jackson at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Deacue Fields at the University of Arkansas, and Warren Perry at Howard University.

Howard University Joins the U.S. Space Force's University Partnership Program

Howard University Joins the U.S. Space Force’s University Partnership Program

With a focus on workforce development, the Space Force University Partnership Program aims to provide a consistent pipeline of talent through internships, mentorship, scholarship, and fellowship. The UPP also provides research opportunities for university students.

Wayne A.I. Frederick to Step Down as President of Howard University by June 2024

Wayne A.I. Frederick to Step Down as President of Howard University by June 2024

Dr. Frederick, who had been serving as provost, was named interim president of Howard University in 2013 and assumed the permanent position in 2014. He has spent 34 years at Howard as a student, faculty member, administrator, and president.

How COVID-19 Took a Disparate Impact on Black America

How COVID-19 Took a Disparate Impact on Black America

The study was produced by the Black Coalition Against COVID, a group that consists of several organizations and businesses including the four historically Black health science centers: Meharry Medical College; Howard University College of Medicine; Morehouse School of Medicine, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

New Scholarship Honors the First Black Woman Graduate of Yale Divinity School

New Scholarship Honors the First Black Woman Graduate of Yale Divinity School

A new scholarship at Yale Divinity School honors Rena Karefa-Smart, the first Black woman to graduate from the school. Dr. Karefa-Smart was also the first Black woman to earn a theology doctorate from Harvard Divinity School and the first female professor to earn tenure at the Howard University School of Divinity.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Admnistrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Admnistrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are LaNiece R. Tyree at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Sonel Y. Shropshire at Delaware State University, Amikaeyla Gaston at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, and Angela B. Abraham at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Howard University Announces $785 Million Program to Upgrade Academic Facilities

Howard University Announces $785 Million Program to Upgrade Academic Facilities

Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., announced plans for the largest construction real estate initiative in the institution’s history. The university will invest $785 million to build three new state-of-the-art multidisciplinary academic halls and renovate several existing structures.

New Cornell University Fellowship Honors The First Black Student to Earn a Ph.D. in Botany

New Cornell University Fellowship Honors The First Black Student to Earn a Ph.D. in Botany

The Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellowship will support up to 10 graduate students from 1890 institutions, which are historically Black colleges and universities that are land-grant universities. They will spend the 2022-23 academic year on the Cornell University campus.

In Memoriam: Earl Nathan Smith III, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Earl Nathan Smith III, 1966-2022

Earl Nathan Smith III was assistant dean for student academic services in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He also taught in the Africana studies and ethnic studies departments at the university.

New Institute at UCLA to Provide Summer Research Fellowships in Politics for HBCU Students

New Institute at UCLA to Provide Summer Research Fellowships in Politics for HBCU Students

Four undergraduate fellows from Howard University in Washington, D.C., will come to the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this June for an immersive six-week academic research program that explores the crucial role of race, ethnicity, and politics in society.

Howard University Forms The Consortium to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

Howard University Forms The Consortium to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

The Consortium, funded by Melinda French Gates, will provide innovative research, data, and programming to advance gender equity and close the achievement gaps for women of color. Additionally, the Howard University Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership plans to launch an annual HBCU conference on women and leadership.

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.

The Center for an Equitable and Sustainable Society Created at Howard University

The Center for an Equitable and Sustainable Society Created at Howard University

Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C. will participate in a $40 million program to establish multidisciplinary academic centers dedicated to reimagining the relationships among markets, governments, and people. Scholars at the new academic centers will investigate how economies should work in the 21st century and the aims they should serve.

New Administrative Positions for Five Black Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Five Black Women in Higher Education

The five Black women in new administrative roles are Linette White at Purdue University in Indiana, Joy Cook at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Dawn Smallwood at Stony Brook University in New York, Jessica White at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey.

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

The Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities will be established utilizing $3 million of the $40 million gift that philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donated to Howard in 2020. Professor Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, was a graduate of Howard University and also taught there.

Talitha Washington Selected to Lead the Association for Women in Mathematics

Talitha Washington Selected to Lead the Association for Women in Mathematics

Talitha Washington, a professor of the mathematical sciences at Clark Atlanta University and the director of the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, has been named president-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She will become president of the organization in 2023.

Michael Lindsey Named Dean of the School of Social Work at New York University

Michael Lindsey Named Dean of the School of Social Work at New York University

Dr. Lindsey is the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at New York University. He also serves as executive director of the university’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.

The Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics Launched at Howard University

The Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics Launched at Howard University

The center, funded by a grant from mastercard, will offer a master’s degree in applied data science and a thought leadership series on racial equity and inclusive growth. It will also conduct research examining how data science can contribute to minimizing racial bias in credit approval processes.

In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison, 1936-2021

In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison, 1936-2021

Professor Harrison taught theater at Howard University, California State University Sacramento, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and finally Columbia College in Chicago where he taught for more than a quarter century until his retirement in 2002.

Three African American Scholars With New Faculty Assignments

Three African American Scholars With New Faculty Assignments

Seretha Williams was appointed chair of the department of English and world languages at Augusta University in Georgia. Randle Pollard will teach at the law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Robert Linton, II has been selected as chief medical officer at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

The center’s goal is to achieve an equitable and inclusionary society where currently underserved populations come to be properly served and inequities in housing, health, education, economic well-being, and community development are overcome through research and policy implementation.

In Memoriam: Edward Daryl Irons, 1923-2022

In Memoriam: Edward Daryl Irons, 1923-2022

Dr. Irons, the second Black person to earn a doctorate at Harvard Business School, was the founding dean of the business school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He later served as dean of the business school at Clark Atlanta University from 1990 to 1995.

How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation

How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation

A new study by Chantal Hailey, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, finds that White, Asian and Latino parents in New York City all express strong racial/ethnic preferences in where to send their kids to high school.

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Historically Black Meharry Medical College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Howard University have joined the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program.