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Howard University Receives $90 Million Award for the Air Force's Tactical Autonomy Research

Howard University Receives $90 Million Award for the Air Force’s Tactical Autonomy Research

The United States Department of Defense recently announced that it is establishing its fifteenth university-affiliated research center at Howard University in Washington, D.C. It’s the first university-affiliated research center associated with one of America’s historically Black colleges and universities and the first sponsored by the Air Force.

Desireé C. Boykin of the UNCF Honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation

Desireé C. Boykin of the UNCF Honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation

Boykin is senior vice president and general counsel at the United Negro College Fund. The Higher Education Leadership Foundation recognizes individuals for their enduring and undeniable leadership and influence on the continued excellence of historically Black colleges and universities.

Howard and Georgetown Universities Create the Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice

Howard and Georgetown Universities Create the Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice

The Georgetown-Howard Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice will focus on reducing health disparities in Washington by leveraging methods of critical inquiry at the heart of the humanities. The center is being funded by a $3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New Administrative Assignments in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Assignments in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Misha G. Cornelius was appointed director of public relations at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Zac Selmon was appointed director of athletics at Mississippi State University and Anne Edwards was named director of the Black Cultural Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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 to Offer Free Test Preparation Services to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Howard University to Offer Free Test Preparation Services to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Howard University announced that through a new partnership with Kaplan Inc., it will immediately begin providing all of its undergraduate students with free test prep courses for graduate-level admissions exams and free test prep for professional licensing exams for its students enrolled at its graduate schools.

Kim Armstrong Will Be the Next President of Clovis Community College in Fresno, California

Kim Armstrong Will Be the Next President of Clovis Community College in Fresno, California

Dr. Armstrong, who holds three degrees in neuropsychology, currently serves as the vice chancellor for student, equity, and community affairs at Arkansas State University Three Rivers. Earlier, she was vice president of student affairs at the College of Ouachitas in Malvern, Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Mae Coates King, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Mae Coates King, 1938-2022

Dr. King, professor emerita of political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the first African American senior staff associate of the American Political Science Association. She was a founding member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and a former president of the International Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs.

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Named to University Administrative Positions

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Named to University Administrative Positions

Taking on new jobs as university administrators are Anjerrika Bean at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Karen Elizabeth Bussey at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Torie A. Johnson at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Ivana Rich at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Posts a Record Year in Grants and Contracts for Research

Howard University Posts a Record Year in Grants and Contracts for Research

In 2018, historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C. announced a goal of raising $100 million in grants and contracts for research by 2024. Today, Howard surpassed that goal two years early by raising $122 million in its 2022 fiscal year. This is a record sum for any historically Black college or university.

A Major New Initiative Will Boost Genetics Research at Black Medical Schools

A Major New Initiative Will Boost Genetics Research at Black Medical Schools

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently announced a partnership with the nation’s four historically Black medical colleges  to further support the cutting-edge scientific research they are leading to address significant gaps in genomics research, create new tools and methods to prevent and treat disease.

Howard University to Administer a New Fellowship Program for the Department of Agriculture

Howard University to Administer a New Fellowship Program for the Department of Agriculture

Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C. has announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) that will create a new fellowship program with the goal of increasing diversity in the FAS.

Six HBCUs Team Up With the World Bank Group

Six HBCUs Team Up With the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group today signed a new agreement with the presidents of six historically Black colleges and universities that will promote the sharing of knowledge and talent between the development and learning institutions to advance more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

New Initiative to Expand Opportunities in Classical Music for HBCU Students

New Initiative to Expand Opportunities in Classical Music for HBCU Students

Under the year-long Shared Voice program, students from Howard University, Fisk University, Morgan State University, and Morehouse College will form musical alliances with The Metropolitan Opera, faculty and students from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

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 First Black Woman Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine

The First Black Woman Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine

When she takes office on October 3, Andrea A. Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. Before joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Hayes Dixon was the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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.

U.S. News and World Report's Latest Rankings of the Nation's Top HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report‘s Latest Rankings of the Nation’s Top HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 16th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Sandra Shannon Honored by the Association of Theatre in Higher Education

Sandra Shannon Honored by the Association of Theatre in Higher Education

Sandra Shannon, professor emerita of African American literature at Howard University in Washington, D.C., is widely acknowledged as a major scholar in the field of African American drama. She is a leading authority on playwright August Wilson and is president of the August Wilson Society.

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.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Shana Lassiter at Duke University, Britney Smith at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Sama A. Mondeh at Talladega College in Alabama, Jasmine Young at Howard University, Jovan Alexander Wilson at North Carolina Central University, Mame Ndiaye at Ithaca College in New York, and Phanalphie Rhue at Bennett College in North Carolina.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Clark Atlanta University to Lead the New National Data Science Alliance

Clark Atlanta University to Lead the New National Data Science Alliance

The National Data Science Alliance, funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to increase the number of Black people earning data science credentials by at least 20,000 by 2027 and expand data science research that advocates for social justice and will strive to eliminate bias.

Pharmaceutical Giant Offers 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships to Howard University Students

Pharmaceutical Giant Offers 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships to Howard University Students

Sanofi, the multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company headquartered in Paris but with extensive operations in the United States, is partnering with the Howard University College of Pharmacy in a fellowship program.

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new titles or roles are Cedric Merlin Powell of the University of Louisville, Carolyn Ratteray at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Jason Hall at the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Pearl Dowe at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, and Jay Pearson at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., 1953-2022

In Memoriam: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., 1953-2022

After serving as an administrator for public school systems n Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Dr. Stevenson spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Education. He then taught at Howard University and Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Seven Black Americans in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

Seven Black Americans in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

The new administrators are Zakiya Brown at Lincoln University in Missouri, Larz Roberts at the University of Mississippi, Quincy Rose-Sewell at Pueblo Community College in Colorado, Ashli Johnson at Howard University, Darrin Q. Rankin at Jarvis Christian Univerity, Deborah Mauristhene at Boston College, and Kendric D. Stewart at Southern Unversity.

HBCUs Provide Other Universities With a Roadmap for Success for Black STEM Students

HBCUs Provide Other Universities With a Roadmap for Success for Black STEM Students

The HBCU practices that lead to success include establishing a safe and nurturing environment, creating a scientific identity, and instilling self-worth in students.

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.