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Howard University School of Business Names Two Black Women to Assistant Dean Posts

Howard University School of Business Names Two Black Women to Assistant Dean Posts

The Howard University School of Business announced the appointment of two African American women to assistant dean positions. Yuvay Meyers Ferguson will serve as assistant dean of impact and engagement and Allison Morgan Bryant will serve as assistant dean of innovation and administration.

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the bet HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was ranked second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 14th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macaleter College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University's Kehbuma Langmia Honored by the National Communication Association

Howard University’s Kehbuma Langmia Honored by the National Communication Association

Kehbuma Langmia, professor and chair of the department of strategic, legal and management communications is the 2020 recipient of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication, presented by the National Communication Association.

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 New Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Howard

The New Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Howard

Before joining the Howard University community, Dr. Morris Thomas was an associate professor and the inaugural director for the Center for the Advancement of Learning at the University of the District of Columbia.

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

Michael Bloomberg, high-tech mogul, former mayor of New York City, and a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, has pledged to donate $100 million over the next four years to the nation’s four historically Black medical schools.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Positions 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.

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.

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.

HBCUs Should Lead the Way in Disaster Preparedness in Their Communities

HBCUs Should Lead the Way in Disaster Preparedness in Their Communities

Most of the nation’s 104 historically Black colleges and universities are in southern states, and many of the HBCUs in these states are located in, or close to, poor-resourced communities with high housing density. These locations are prone to intense flooding, hurricanes, drought, and other natural disasters.

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.

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In 1969, Dr. Racine, a native of Haiti, joined the foreign languages faculty at Federal City College, which later became part of the University of the District of Columbia. She taught there until her retirement n 2013.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles at Cynthia Oliver, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, Bradford Grant a professor architecture at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Alexander X. Byrd, an associate professor of history at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard 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.

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

Howard University to Digitally Preserve Archives of Black Dance

Howard University to Digitally Preserve Archives of Black Dance

The material in the collection includes panel discussions, lectures, master classes, demonstrations, and performances that showcase the work of regional, national and international companies, and provides an inclusive depiction of the rich legacy of the Black dance experience.

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo E. Rouse, retired dean of the College of Dentistry at Howard University, was the first African American to serve as president of the American Dental Education Association. Earlier, he was the commander of the U.S. Army Dental Command.

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 New Leader of the Data Science Initiative of the Atlanta University Center Consortium

The New Leader of the Data Science Initiative of the Atlanta University Center Consortium

Talitha Washington, formerly of Howard University, will lead the effort that will work to increase the number of highly-skilled underrepresented minorities with skills in data science and to advance data science research, especially as it impacts minority communities.

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.

In Memoriam: Arthur Sanderson Paul, 1950-2020

In Memoriam: Arthur Sanderson Paul, 1950-2020

Beginning in 1981, Dr. Paul served at Howard University as a faculty member in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science. He remained on the faculty for 38 years. Professor Paul also served as interim associate provost for research at Howard.

Analysis Finds That Howard University Is the Only HBCU That Is Tapping the Bond Market

Analysis Finds That Howard University Is the Only HBCU That Is Tapping the Bond Market

According to data compiled by Pensions & Investments, Howard University is the only historically Black college or university to tap the bond market this year. Howard raised $147 million earlier this year and recently announced plans for more than $200 million in debt.

University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

In 1953, Walter N. Ridley earned a doctorate from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ridley holds the distinction of being the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from a historically white university in the South.

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

A group of Howard University faculty developed a six-course curriculum for non-STEM majors, which would lead to a Digital Tech Generalist Credential to integrate digital technology skills into a higher education curriculum. Students who earn the credential would receive hiring preferences at local companies.

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 Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions

Howard University Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions

John M. M. Anderson is the new dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture and Anthony D. Wilbon was appointed the fourth dean of the Howard University School of Business.

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

Dr. Gullattee was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the department of neuropsychiatry. Over the next half-century she played a large role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians, including a significant percentage of the African American physicians practicing in this country.

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 Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Howard University Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

As part of the agreement, Howard University faculty will utilize CCDC assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery. They will also have access to defense laboratory equipment currently on loan to the university by CCDC.

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In 1977, Driskell joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. He taught there until his retirement in 1998. In 2001, the university established the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

All of the money in the fund will be used to give immediate, need-based scholarships to prospective May graduates in all 13 schools and colleges of the university, to assist them as they continue working towards their diplomas as planned.

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation's Best Graduate and Professional Schools

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation’s Best Graduate and Professional Schools

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate and professional schools in the United States. Some of the graduate and professional schools at historically Black colleges and universities were included in the rankings, but in all cases, they were far down the list of the best schools and programs.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

Dr. Gomes began his career in 1971 at Howard University as a lecturer in what was then the department of sociology and anthropology. He served on the faculty for 49 years.