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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.

In Memoriam: Joseph T. McMillan Jr., 1944-2017

In Memoriam: Joseph T. McMillan Jr., 1944-2017

Before becoming the fourth president of what is now Huston-Tillotson University in 1988, Dr. McMillan served for 18 years as director of the United Church of Christ’s ministry in higher education. He served for 12 years as president of the historically Black college in Austin, Texas, before retiring in 2000.

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Dr. Pinkard has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Wilberforce. Before coming to Ohio, Dr. Pinkard was senior vice president, vice president for institutional advancement, and chief operating officer at Livingstone College in North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

Perry Wallace, who served on the faculty of several law schools, was the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

Howard University to Form an Integrated Health Network for Underserved Women

Howard University to Form an Integrated Health Network for Underserved Women

Howard University has entered into a partnership with Unity Health Care Inc. The collaboration will expand the number of obstetricians, labor and delivery hospital rooms, and neonatal beds available for women and their babies in underserved areas of Washington, D.C.

A New Tribute to Educator and Civil Rights Icon Benjamin E. Mays

A New Tribute to Educator and Civil Rights Icon Benjamin E. Mays

Earlier this month a new statue of Benjamin E. Mays, the educator and civil rights leader was unveiled at the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site near Epworth, South Carolina, near where Dr. Mays was born. Dr Mays was president of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967.

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, George C. Hill, professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Roderick L. Ireland, a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

The two universities will participate in student and faculty exchanges, develop pipelines between undergraduate and graduate programs at the two universities, and collaborate on research, scholarship, public service, and creative projects.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Black Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Black Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Chinyere Oparah of Mills College in Oakland, California, Livingston Alexander of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Anthony K. Wutoh of Howard University.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors an Early Black Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors an Early Black Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman and the only African American in the 1967 graduating class. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

The Business Schools With the Most Faculty From Underrepresented Groups

The Business Schools With the Most Faculty From Underrepresented Groups

The survey by the PhD Project found that there are 22 faculty members from underrepresented groups at the business school at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. This was the largest number of any business school in 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.

Seven Black Faculty Members in New Roles in Academia

Seven Black Faculty Members in New Roles in Academia

They are: Melissa C. Thomas Hunt at Vanderbilt, Charkarra Anderson Lewis at the University of Southern Mississippi, Talitha Washington at Howard, Charmaine Royal at Duke, Tara T. Green at UNC-Greensboro, Alwyn Leiba at Miami Dade College, and Enobong Branch at the University of Massachusetts.

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation's Best HBCUs

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation’s Best HBCUs

College Choice.com, which ranks colleges and universities on a wide range of criteria, recently released its rankings of the 50 Best HBCUs. Howard University, Spelman College, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson University, and Xavier University held the top spots.

Cornell University Historian Russell Rickford Wins the Hooks National Book Award

Cornell University Historian Russell Rickford Wins the Hooks National Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has announced that Russell J. Rickford is the winner of the 2016 Hooks National Book Award. The award is given to an author of a book that “best advances an understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy.”

Dartmouth's Rashauna Johnson Is a Finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dartmouth’s Rashauna Johnson Is a Finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Three finalists have been named for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize that recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. Only one of the three finalists is African American.

University of Iowa Names Building to Honor Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

University of Iowa Names Building to Honor Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett is one of the most celebrated sculptors of the twentieth century. The granddaughter of slaves, she was the first African American woman to earn a master of fine arts degree at the University of Iowa.

Howard University President Gets a Major Vote of Confidence

Howard University President Gets a Major Vote of Confidence

In 2015, Wayne A.I. Frederick became the 17th president of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Now the board of trustees of Howard University has extended his contract for five additional years after his first term is over in 2019.

The New Provost at South Carolina State University

The New Provost at South Carolina State University

Since 2008, Dr. Luke has held numerous senior administrative roles in the Division of Academic Affairs at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, most recently as acting and interim provost. He is a tenured associate professor of history.

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

LaShawn Harris, an associate professor of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing, received the 2017 Philip Taft Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Vanderbilt's George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt’s George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Hill will remain affiliated with the university as professor emeritus in medical education and administration and professor emeritus of psychology, microbiology, and immunology.

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy has reigned her position as the 17th president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, after only two years in office. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Intel Corporation Makes a Major Investment in Historically Black Universities

Intel Corporation Makes a Major Investment in Historically Black Universities

Intel Corporation, the high technology and chip processor company based in Santa Clara, California, will provide a total of $4.5 million over a three-year period to help retain students in STEM degree programs at six historically Black universities.

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

Geri Allen, an accomplished jazz pianist and composer, taught at the University of Michigan for 10 years before becoming director of the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.

The Twelfth Chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham

The Twelfth Chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham

Johnson O. Akinleye has served as interim chancellor since January. He was appointed provost at the university in 2014. Earlier, Dr. Akinleye was associate vice chancellor for academic programs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The New Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah

The New Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah

For the past five years, Dr. Martell Teasley has been chair of the department of social work in the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This past February, Dr. Teasley was elected president of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry’s first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Newly appointed to dean posts are Simone Cummings at Webster University in St. Louis, and Yolanda Pierce at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Melissa Shivers at the University of Iowa, D. Paul Monteiro Jr. at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Dwight Hamilton at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.