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Princeton University Brings HBCU Students to Campus to Garner Interest in Archival Research

Princeton University Brings HBCU Students to Campus to Garner Interest in Archival Research

Last month, Princeton University in New Jersey held its inaugural Archives Research and Collaborative (ARCH) program on campus. Fourteen students from five historically Black colleges and universities spent five days on the Princeton campus with the goal of interesting them in careers in archives research.

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

In the 2017 academic year, 118 graduates of Howard University in Washington, D.C., applied to U.S. medical schools. This was the most in the nation. Xavier University of Louisiana, with a much smaller number of total graduates, ranked second and had 103 students apply to medical schools.

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

A new study by researchers at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago finds that young adults whose parents have been incarcerated during their childhood are less likely to obtain quality healthcare and are more likely to participate in unhealthy behaviors.

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

This partnership between historically Black Howard University and Carnegie Mellon University will cover a wide range of initiatives between the two institutions, including a dual-degree Ph.D. program that will allow students to earn a doctoral degree in engineering from both schools.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Greg Hunley at Mississsippi University for Women, Janet Wormack at Houston Community College in Texas, Tommye Sutton at the University of Virginia, Sheriah Dixon at Syracuse University and Crystal L. Wheeler 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.

Howard University to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Howard University to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides 30 graduate fellowships annually to highly qualified seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Department of State’s Foreign Service.

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Studies: Where Are the HBCUs?

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Studies: Where Are the HBCUs?

A well-trained, culturally diverse workforce, representing the breadth of racial and ethnic diversity, is needed to plan for, then deal with disasters and provide assistance after they occur.

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the School of Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was appointed vice president of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications. She will become president-elect in 2019 and president of the organization in 2020.

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

The agreement calls for student and faculty exchanges between Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the Universidad del Valle of Cali in Colombia. Howard faculty will teach a semester long course in Colombia in the spring of next year.

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The book had not been published previously due to the heavily accented dialogue that makes it difficult to read for many people. The manuscript had been tucked away in the archives at Howard University for several decades.

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

The Health Equity Leadership Program aims to challenge pharmacy students from both Howard University and the University of Wyoming to learn “outside of their comfort zones” about both urban and rural healthcare access and equity issues.

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 African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

Raymond Tymas-Jones has been serving as associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Previously, he served for 12 years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the university.

In Memoriam: Velvalea N. Rogers Phillips, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Velvalea N. Rogers Phillips, 1923-2018

Vel Phillips was a civil rights leader who was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. A building on the University of Wisconsin campus is named in her honor.

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Currently, Dr. Hill is senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2006 with a joint appointment in the departments of English and African American studies.

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

The statistics show than nearly 90 percent of all 2015 law school graduates had passed a state bar examination within two years of graduating from law school. All of law schools at HBCUs had bar passage rates below the national average.

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

A student group at Howard University with the name “HU Resist” occupied the administration building beginning on March 29. They issued a list of demands and said they would not end their protest until their demands were met.

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

National Science Foundation data shows that historically Black colleges and universities awarded 432 doctorates in 2016. This was 0.8 percent of all doctorates awarded in the United States. Howard University leads the list with 93 doctoral awards.

Only One HBCU on the List of the "50 Most Amazing College Museums"

Only One HBCU on the List of the “50 Most Amazing College Museums”

College Rank recently published its list of the “50 Most Amazing College Museums.” Only one museum at a historically Black college or university made the list; the Howard University Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Four Universities Receive National Park Service Grants for Preservation Projects

Four Universities Receive National Park Service Grants for Preservation Projects

The National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced a series of grants totaling more than Q$12 million to preserve key sites relating to African American history. Four universities are among the organizations receiving grants.

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

During the five year period from 2012 through 2016, 11,034 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 839 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.

Dawn Williams Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Howard University

Dawn Williams Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Howard University

Dr. Williams joined the faculty at Howard University in 2003 as an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy. Since June 2016, Dr. Williams has served as interim dean of the School of Education.

After 40 Years as Brown University's Chief Legal Officer, Beverly Ledbetter Is Retiring

After 40 Years as Brown University’s Chief Legal Officer, Beverly Ledbetter Is Retiring

In 1978, Beverly Ledbetter was appointed the university’s inaugural general counsel and she has served as Brown’s chief legal officer ever since. She earned her juris doctorate at the University of Colorado Law School.

A New Pharmacy Fellowship Established at Howard University

A New Pharmacy Fellowship Established at Howard University

Through a combination of academic, industry and regulatory rotations, fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of the drug development process and regulatory affairs processes from the pre-clinical to post-marketing stages.

Three New Full Professors at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Three New Full Professors at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Nefertiti Burton was appointed professor and chair of the department of theatre arts. Kim Michelle Lewis was appointed professor of physics and Bourama Toni was appointed professor and chair of the department of mathematics.

University of South Carolina Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

University of South Carolina Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

In 1873, during the Reconstruction period when Blacks held political power in South Carolina, Richard T. Greener joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina. Four years later, all Black faculty and students were purged from the 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.

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., ranked in a tie for 14th place among medium-sized institutions and Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked fourth among small colleges and universities.

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Richard Perry University Professor and dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held that post since 2014. Professor Jackson joined the faculty at the university in 2006.

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

This past October, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas was awarded a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish a Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League. The Team from Texas Southern University is the first champion.

Berkeley's First Tenured Black Scholar Has a Building Named in His Honor

Berkeley’s First Tenured Black Scholar Has a Building Named in His Honor

Dr. David Blackwell, an accomplished statistician, joined the mathematics department at Berkeley in 1954 and stayed on the faculty there until retiring in 1988. In 1965, he was the first African American to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

The Next Provost at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York

The Next Provost at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York

Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler has been serving as professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare and vice provost for public engagement at the University at Albany of the State University of New York. He will begin his new job at Iona College on July 1.

Google to Expand Its Computer Science Training Program for HBCU Students

Google to Expand Its Computer Science Training Program for HBCU Students

Last summer, Google operated a satellite campus in California for 26 Howard University students. Google was so pleased with the effort that it is now expanding the program from three months in the summer to a full academic year. And students from other HBCUs will be able to participate.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new posts are Edrel Stoneham at Victoria College in Texas, Aisha Haynes at the University of South Carolina, Patricia Pierce Ramsey of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Alonda Thomas at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Allyson Livingstone at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Howard University to Participate in CRESST II, Space Science Research Project

Howard University to Participate in CRESST II, Space Science Research Project

The CRESST project began in 2006 and has now been continued with a five-year, $87.5 million grant from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. Howard University will receive approximately $875,000 annually as a member of the consortium.