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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.

Terrell Lamont Strayhorn: The Youngest Full Professor at Ohio State University

Terrell Lamont Strayhorn: The Youngest Full Professor at Ohio State University

Dr. Strayhorn was promoted to full professor in the department of educational studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. The appointment makes him the youngest full professor at the university.

Four Black Faculty Members Take on New Roles

Four Black Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The faculty members taking on new assignments are Ibrahim Cisse at MIT, Mellonee V. Burnim at Indiana University, Creola Johnson at Ohio State University, and Brian Purnell at Bowdoin College.

Michael Drake Appointed President of Ohio State University

Michael Drake Appointed President of Ohio State University

When he takes office in June, Dr. Drake will be the first African American to be president of Ohio State. Currently, Dr. Drake is chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

The appointees are Patricia A. Johnson at Lehigh University, Crystal Crockett at Virginia Tech, Ryann Randall at Ohio State, Joseph Taylor at Virginia Union University, and Andre Warner at The Lincoln University.

Significant Progress in Black Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Significant Progress in Black Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Every year since JBHE has tracked graduation rates for Black students, the University of Virginia has had the highest graduation rate for African Americans. But other flagship universities have narrowed the gap.

Huge Increase in Black Male Graduation Rates at Ohio State University

Huge Increase in Black Male Graduation Rates at Ohio State University

Over the past five years the graduation rate for Black male students at Ohio State University in Columbus has increased by 24 percentage points and now stands at 67 percent. The average at the university’s peer institutions is 60 percent.

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.

Terrell Strayhorn to Lead New Center at Ohio State University

Terrell Strayhorn to Lead New Center at Ohio State University

The mission of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, and Academic Success will be to foster inclusion, promote diversity, and ensure the academic success of all students at the university.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Those appointed to new positions are Nicole Roach at Webster University, Ronyelle Ricard at Southern University, Laurie Giles at Eastern Nazarene College, Marilyn Kershaw at the University of Cincinnati, Lason Hines at Prairie View A&M University, and Terrell L. Strayhorn at Ohio State University.

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Catherine R. Bazemore-Walker is a new tenured associate professor of chemistry at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and James L. Moore III was named Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Ohio State University.

Ohio State Faculty and Students Are in Ethiopia Training Healthcare Professionals

Ohio State Faculty and Students Are in Ethiopia Training Healthcare Professionals

This summer the 20-member Ohio State contingent in Ethiopia will concentrate on educational efforts involving cervical cancer screening, rabies prevention, and improvements in food security and safety.

In Memoriam: James Edward Hawkins, 1949-2013

In Memoriam: James Edward Hawkins, 1949-2013

Dr. Hawkins joined the faculty at Florida A&M University in 1977 as an assistant professor of broadcast journalism. He served as dean of the journalism school from 2004 to his retirement in 2012.

Two Scholars Examine the Participation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

Two Scholars Examine the Participation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

Lamont A. Flowers of Clemson University and James L. Moore of Ohio State University have collaborated on a book chapter that outlines their research on the participation of black male students in gifted and talented educational programs.