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Nnedi Okorafor Wins Two of Science Fiction's Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor Wins Two of Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor, an associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, is only the fourth author in the past two decades who has won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for the same novella. The awards are among the highest honors given to science fiction authors.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven Black Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven Black Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Faculty Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

New Faculty Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Kecia Williams Smith at Virginia Tech, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, Eric Dogini at Alcorn State University, Donald White at Grambling State University, and Esther Lamidi at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

"Handholding" of Young Black Males in High School May Hinder Their Success Later On

“Handholding” of Young Black Males in High School May Hinder Their Success Later On

Chezare A. Warren conducted a study that found that special attention given to Black males in urban high school classrooms may not serve them well later in life.

California State University, Fullerton Scholar Wins Poetry Award

California State University, Fullerton Scholar Wins Poetry Award

Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

Alabama A&M University Extends Contract of President Andrew Hugine Jr.

Alabama A&M University Extends Contract of President Andrew Hugine Jr.

The board of trustees of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville has approved a contract extension through July 15, 2020 for Andrew Hugine Jr., president of the university. Dr. Hugine became the eleventh president of the university in 2009.

Linda Scott Named Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott Named Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Scott has been serving as the associate dean for academic affairs, associate professor of health systems science, and director of graduate studies at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University

Before coming to Oregon State in 2015 as associate dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Jennifer Dennis served for 11 years on the faculty of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

University Study Explores the Views of Ferguson Protestors

University Study Explores the Views of Ferguson Protestors

Jennifer E. Cobbina, an associate professor at Michigan State University, led a study which included a series of in-depth interviews with people who participated in protests following the shooting of Michael Brown by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Ashley Green at Michigan State University, Harvey Fields at Washington University in St. Louis, Terrance J. Tumey at the Claremont Colleges, Gia Soublet at Xavier University of Louisiana, Donald Brooks at Millsaps College in Mississippi, and William Clemm at Florida A&M University.

Linda Scott Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also serves as an associate professor of health systems science and director of graduate studies.

Two Black Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Two Black Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Three women make up the third cohort of the Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Black women are two of this year’s three fellows: Keisha McIntosh Allen in education and Nkiru Nnawulezi in psychology.

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

Professor Warren joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1989. He was a recognized as an expert on corn and sorghum diseases and developed plants that were resistance to disease.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Honors and Awards for Four African American Scholars

Honors and Awards for Four African American Scholars

The honorees are Harold Franklin, the first Black student at Auburn University, the late Ella Lee Kelley of Southern University, Patrick Hawkins of the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, and Keith Whitfield of Duke University.

Study Finds That Schools in the United States Serve to Widen Inequality

Study Finds That Schools in the United States Serve to Widen Inequality

Lead author Professor William Schmidt of Michigan State University says that “the belief that schools are the great equalizer, helping students overcome the inequalities of poverty is a myth.”

Study Finds School Districts Are Not Doing Enough to End Racial Disparities in Discipline

Study Finds School Districts Are Not Doing Enough to End Racial Disparities in Discipline

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Texas, San Antonio finds that school districts across the country are not taking appropriate steps to deal with the racial disparities in school discipline.

Two African Americans Appointed to Positions as Dean

Two African Americans Appointed to Positions as Dean

Randolph Rasch has been selected as the next dean of the College of Nursing at Michigan State University and Farah C. Muscadin was named dean of students at Chicago State University in Illinois.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas San Antonio

The New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas San Antonio

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga, who has been at Michigan State University since 1999, was appointed dean of the Graduate School and vice provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

One African American Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

One African American Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

Prior to his appointment as president of Central Michigan University in 2010, Dr. George Ross served as president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

The New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the U.S. Department of Education

The New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the U.S. Department of Education

James T. Minor was the senior program officer and director of higher education programs for the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta. From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Minor was a member of the faculty at Michigan State University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

The four finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity are DeBrenna Agbényiga of Michigan State, O. Gilbert Brown of Missouri State, Calvin White Jr. of the University of Arkansas, and Nathan Thomas who was chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida Polytechnic.

Three African American Faculty Members Win Awards

Three African American Faculty Members Win Awards

The honorees are Viola L. Acoff of the University of Alabama, Dorinda Carter Andrews of Michigan State University and Margaret A. Burnham of the Northeastern University School of Law.

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

The first students in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program have completed their first semesters at U.S. colleges and universities. Over the next decade 15,000 students, many from Africa, will participate.

The Persisting Racial Gap in Infant Mortality Is Not Easy to Explain

The Persisting Racial Gap in Infant Mortality Is Not Easy to Explain

When researchers accounted for factors such as mother’s age, education level, and marital status, they found that the racial gap in infant mortality has remained stable for two decades.

Four African Men in New Leadership Positions in Higher Education

Four African Men in New Leadership Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Stanley Donaldson Jr. at Norfolk State University, Kemel Dawkins at Michigan State University, Gerald Lewis at East Carolina University and Troy Riddle at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Michigan State University Begins Jazz Artist-in-Residence Program

Michigan State University Begins Jazz Artist-in-Residence Program

The first artist-in-residence will be saxophonist Antonio Hart. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and is a professor at Queens College, a campus of the City University of New York system.

University Survey Examines Poverty in Africa

University Survey Examines Poverty in Africa

The Afrobarometer was co-founded by Michael Bratton, a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. Nearly half of all African respondents this year said that they go without food, medicine, or drinking water at least occasionally.

A Half Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The six new appointees are Sonja A. Bennett at South Carolina State, Tracie Hunter at Elizabeth City State, Kimberly Conway Dumpson at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Floyd Hardin at Michigan State, Ferlin McGaskey at the University of Tennessee and Joshua Woodfork at Skidmore College.