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Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor Alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

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.

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Clarissa Myrick-Harris has been serving as associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives at Morehouse College in Atlanta. She also served as a professor of African American studies at Morehouse.

New Legislation Aims to Boost Diversity in Public Schools

New Legislation Aims to Boost Diversity in Public Schools

If enacted into law, The Stronger Together School Diversity Act of 2016 will encourage voluntary community-driven efforts to increase diversity in schools.

In Memoriam: Mamie Rallins, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Mamie Rallins, 1941-2016

A two-time Olympian, Rallins was the first African American woman to hold a head coaching job at Ohio State University, where she also served as assistant athletics director.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Appointed to new positions are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Shelby R. Chipman at Florida A&M University, Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong at Harvard University, and Renee Cottle at Clemson University.

Claude Steele Stepping Down From Provost Position at the University of California, Berkeley

Claude Steele Stepping Down From Provost Position at the University of California, Berkeley

Claude Steele was appointed executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. He is stepping aside to deal with the health problems of his wife. He will remain at Berkeley as a professor of psychology.

A Trio of Black Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Black Scholars Selected for Prestigious Awards

The winners of notable awards are Akil Khalfani of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, Angele Kingue of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and James L. Moore III of Ohio State University.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Nina Caldwell of Maryville University in St. Louis, Wondwossen Gebreyes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University, and Aldon Morris of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Harold M. Rose, 1930-2016

In Memoriam: Harold M. Rose, 1930-2016

Dr. Rose was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He joined the faculty at the university in 1962 and taught there for 33 years.

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

Dr. Kershaw was a professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Professor Kershaw led the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech.

The New Provost at Bennett College

The New Provost at Bennett College

Since 2013, Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cheyney University, one of 14 campuses that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She will assume her new duties on December 1.

Wilberforce University Enters Partnership With Ohio State University for Research Training

Wilberforce University Enters Partnership With Ohio State University for Research Training

The “Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce” will offer research training internship opportunities in higher education studies at Ohio State University for undergraduate students at historically Black Wilberforce University.

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, recently held a ceremony to celebrate the naming of its new social policy center to honor Samuel DuBois Cook. In 1966, Dr. Cook became the first African American faculty member at Duke.

Central State University Gets an Infusion of Land-Grant Funds

Central State University Gets an Infusion of Land-Grant Funds

The Ohio Legislature has shifted $1,625,000 in matching funds to the fiscal year 2016 budget to enable historically Black Central State University to qualify for $5.1 million in land-grant funding from the federal government.

Workers With a More Diverse Group of Friends Outside the Job Are Better Employees

Workers With a More Diverse Group of Friends Outside the Job Are Better Employees

Research conducted at Ohio State University finds that employees who have a more diverse group of friends outside of work tended to have a more racially diverse network of associates at work and perform better at their jobs.

Marion Gillis-Olion Named Dean of the School of Education at Fayetteville State University

Marion Gillis-Olion Named Dean of the School of Education at Fayetteville State University

Dr. Gillis-Olion has been on the faculty at the university since 1983. Most recently, she has served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. This will be her second tenure as dean of the School of Education.

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative 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.

Clemson University Scholar Named Co-Editor of the the Journal Language Arts

Clemson University Scholar Named Co-Editor of the the Journal Language Arts

Jonda C. McNair is a professor of literacy education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina. The peer-reviewed journal is a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Four Black Men Earn Doctoral Degrees From One Department at Ohio State

Four Black Men Earn Doctoral Degrees From One Department at Ohio State

Four Black men earned doctorates this spring in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State under the mentorship of Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, the youngest full professor in the university’s history.

A Sharp Rise in Suicide Among Young African Americans

A Sharp Rise in Suicide Among Young African Americans

The study, led by scientists at Ohio State University, discovered that the overall suicide rate remained stable over the past 20 years but this obscured a significant increase in suicide incidence in Black children and a significant decrease among White children.

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

Those who are stepping down are Clyde B. Jones III at the University of Pittsburgh, Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University, and Charles Meadows at Morehouse College.

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Since 2011, Dr. Thompson has been serving provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she held several administrative posts at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

LeRoy Pernell Stepping Down as Dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University

LeRoy Pernell Stepping Down as Dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University

Professor Pernell became dean in 2008. Previously he served for 10 years as dean of the College of Law at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He will now return to his full-time faculty position at the FAMU law school.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Leykia Brill at the University of Massachusetts, Deidre Labat at Xavier University, Christopher L. Brown at Columbia University, Undi Hoffler at North Carolina Central University, D’Andre Fisher at the University of Oklahoma, and Archie Griffin at Ohio State University.

Two Scholars of the Arts Honored With Awards

Two Scholars of the Arts Honored With Awards

Melanye White Dixon, an associate professor of dance at Ohio State University, and Kirsten Pai Buick, an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, win prestigious awards.

Former Deputy Governor of Illinois Hired at the University of Chicago

Former Deputy Governor of Illinois Hired at the University of Chicago

Cristal Thomas was appointed vice president for community health engagement at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and special assistant to the vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago.

Fast Food Consumption May Negatively Impact Academic Performance

Fast Food Consumption May Negatively Impact Academic Performance

The relationship between fast food and academic success is of particular importance to African American families as previous studies have shown young Blacks consume fast food more often than young Whites.

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ivory W. Lyles is the new dean of the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences. He was associate vice president for agriculture and director of extension at the University of Arkansas.

North Carolina Central University Announces New Communications Disorders Program

North Carolina Central University Announces New Communications Disorders Program

The communications disorders program in the School of Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham has announced that it will offer a new specialty track that combines speech-language pathology and special 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.

A Blueprint for Advancing the Educational Success of Black Males

A Blueprint for Advancing the Educational Success of Black Males

A consortium of seven research centers on education have issued a report that offers an assessment of the educational status of African American males at all levels of education and offers recommendations on what can be done to improve their prospects for success.

The New President of Stillman College in Alabama

The New President of Stillman College in Alabama

Peter Edmund Millet is the new president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the only the sixth president in the college’s 136-year history. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the college.

The New Director of Ohio State's Center for Higher Education Enterprise

The New Director of Ohio State’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise

Terrell L. Strayhorn is professor of higher education in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. Earlier this year he was promoted to full professor, the youngest at Ohio State.

Hampton University Professor Wins National Award for the Teaching of Science

Hampton University Professor Wins National Award for the Teaching of Science

Edison R. Fowlks, a professor of biology and director of the Biotechnology Laboratory at Hampton University in Virginia, will be honored this December by the American Society of Cell Biology.

Michael Drake Awarded the University of California's Presidential Medal

Michael Drake Awarded the University of California’s Presidential Medal

Michael V. Drake, the outgoing chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, was awarded the Presidential Medal from University of California system’s president Janet Napolitano. He will soon become president of Ohio State University.