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Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.

In Memoriam: Clifton Hennessee Kearney Sr., 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Clifton Hennessee Kearney Sr., 1925-2019

Clifton Hennesse Kearney Sr. was the director and coordinator of transfer students in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University. He served on the staff at the university for 31 years. He also chaired the Howard University Alumni Association.

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

The partnership program aims to help junior faculty acquire the requisite skill sets to procure external grants and enhance scholarly productivity. It will also facilitate mentoring opportunities, lecture exchanges, shared equipment, and student training initiatives in biomedical research.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

This semester, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick is teaching a weekly course for Ph.D. students on the intricacies of higher education presidencies, with a particular focus on minority-serving institutions.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Malik S. Henfield at Loyola University in Chicago, Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland, California, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, and John M.M. Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

By analyzing the soil at the African Burial Ground in New York City, Carter Clinton, the 2017-2018 Just Julian Scholar at Howard University, discovered a high level of strontium in the soil, which indicated a diet heavy with vegetables.

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

The contest, “Moguls in the Making,” gave HBCU students the opportunity to plan, develop, and present a business plan in front of their peers and a panel of judges. They also participated in workshops focused on various topics such as financial literacy, idea pitching, and building business models.

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

The Public Interest Technology University Network is a group of colleges and universities committed to educating students to apply technical understanding and practice to questions of individual rights, justice, social welfare, and the public good. Howard University is the 21st institution to join the network.

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Channing L. Moreland who has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Emmanuel K. Asiamah, who has been appointed assistant professor of animal science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Omari H. Swinton of Howard University who is the new president of the National Economic 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.

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

The African American scholars who are taking on new assignments are Leelannee Malin of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Chris Lebron of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, John Gates at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Monica Baskin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Professor Brady was the first African American to earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. He will be honored with plaques at the University of Illinois, where he earned his doctorate, and at schools where he served on the faculty: Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, and Tougaloo College.

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Berenecea J. Eanes, vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, was honored by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Talitha M. Washington, associate professor of mathematics at Howard University won the Black Engineer of the Year STEM Innovator Award.

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.

Dana Williams to Lead the Howard University Graduate School

Dana Williams to Lead the Howard University Graduate School

Dana Williams has been named interim dean of the Howard University Graduate School. She is chair of the department of English and a professor of African American literature. She has been a Howard University faculty member since 2003.

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 Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Howard University Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Since 2014, Dr. Rubin Patterson has been chair of department of sociology and criminology at Howard University. He previously served as a professor of sociology and in several administrative roles at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Dr. Patterson will become dean on July 1.

Danielle Conway Named Dean of Penn State's Dickinson Law School

Danielle Conway Named Dean of Penn State’s Dickinson Law School

Professor Conway has served as dean and professor at the University of Maine School of Law since 2015. Earlier, she served on the faculty of law schools at the University of Hawaii, the University of Memphis, and Georgetown University.

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

John Newson, director of university bands at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has retired from his position after 25 years and James Lucas, director of human resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is retiring after almost seven years at the institution.

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 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 2013 through 2017, 11,389 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 969 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.

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: George Taliaferro, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: George Taliaferro, 1927-2018

George Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by a National Football League team. After his football career was over, he served in many roles in higher education in Indiana and at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In 1960, Janette Hoston Harris was one of six Southern University students arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. As a result of this, the governor of Louisiana ordered the expulsion of all six students from the university and prohibited them from attending any college in the state.

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina has partnered with Novant Health to create the first physical therapy residence program based at a HBCU. The new 12-month program will focus on neurologic care.

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell University, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Dr. Shockley has been serving as an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier he was an associate professor of urban educational leadership at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Dr. Newkirk most recently served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Prior to that, he served as associate provost and dean of the graduate school at Alabama A&M 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.

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google has expanded its effort to boost diversity in Silicon Valley. A new program will provide students from seven historically Black colleges and universities with the opportunity to study computer science at the company’s headquarters in California.

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Clinical trials provide patients with access to leading physicians, breakthrough medicines, advanced technologies, and groundbreaking treatments before they are widely available to the public. Historically, African Americans have been largely underrepresented in clinical trial research.

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

El Hadji Djibril Diagne has been named associate director of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Sharon Strange Lewis has been named director of alumni relations and Jonathan Piersol has been named chief information officer.

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The late Wilma L. Moore of Indiana University Libraries has had a scholarship named in her honor. Lenora Helm Hammonds of North Carolina Central University was named Artist-in-Resident at the University of Pretoria and Talitha Washington of Howard University was honored by the Mathematical Association of America.