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Purdue University Librarian Starting a Subscription Box Service for Black Literature

Purdue University Librarian Starting a Subscription Box Service for Black Literature

Jamillah R. Gabriel, librarian at Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center, has launched a new start-up subscription box venture that each month will send a newly released book written by a Black author to subscribers of the service.

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.

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.

Two Blacks Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Two Blacks Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Barrett S. Caldwell is a professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Oladele Ogunseitan is a professor of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

A New University Home for the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences

A New University Home for the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences

The national mathematics organization strives to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who earn doctoral degrees in mathematics and related fields. It has been housed at the University of Iowa but will have a new home at Purdue University.

New Leader for the College of Arts and Sciences at Fayetteville State University

New Leader for the College of Arts and Sciences at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has announced the appointment of Samuel Adu-Mireku as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2012, Dr. Adu-Mireku has served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Academic Study Shows How Racial Bias May Impact End of Life Care

Academic Study Shows How Racial Bias May Impact End of Life Care

The researchers conducted an experiment with emergency room physicians and put them in simulations where they had to interact with actors who were portraying patients who were dying and their family members.

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.

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue University has initiated the new Diversity Transformation Award program that will enlist current faculty and staff members to come up with strategies to further increase the diversity of the faculty and the student body.

Two African American Finalists for Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech

Two African American Finalists for Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech

Menah Pratt-Clarke is the associate chancellor for strategic affairs and the associate provost for diversity at the University of Illinois and G. Christine Taylor has served as vice provost for diversity and chief diversity officer at Purdue University.

Purdue University Eliminates the Post of Chief Diversity Officer

Purdue University Eliminates the Post of Chief Diversity Officer

Many colleges and universities across the world have added an administrative post with the title of chief diversity officer in recent years. Purdue University did so six years ago. But now the university has eliminated the position but says all diversity programs will remain.

Heidi Anderson to Be the Next Provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Heidi Anderson to Be the Next Provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Since 2013, Dr. Anderson has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Previously, she served as a faculty member and an administrator at the University of Kentucky for 11 years.

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.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yale Medical School Scholar Named to State Mental Health Post

Yale Medical School Scholar Named to State Mental Health Post

Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School, has been appointed commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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.

Joseph Francisco Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph Francisco Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Currently, Dr. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He will take on his new duties on July 1.

Two African American Women Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Two African American Women Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Maria I. Marshall was promoted to full professor of agricultural economics and Venetria K. Patton was named full professor of English and African American studies.

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The appointees are E. Anne Christo-Baker at Purdue, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Daniel Harris at Texas A&M, Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, and Craig Bailey at the University of Cincinnati.

Cato Laurencin One of Three Finalists for Provost at Purdue University

Cato Laurencin One of Three Finalists for Provost at Purdue University

Cato T. Laurencin is the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University Professor, and director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue, currently serves as professor of chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Robert M. Franklin Jr., former president of Morehouse College was appointed to an endowed chair at Emory University and Pat Obi was named to an endowed professorship at Purdue University Calumet.

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph S. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Brown has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She will assume her new post on July 31.

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

A placard placed in front of a building on the campus of Purdue University was defaced with a racial slur.

Patrice D. Rankine Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Patrice D. Rankine Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Professor Rankine is a graduate of Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York system. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in classical language and literature from Yale University. He has been on the Purdue faculty since 1998.

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

She is currently the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Blacks make up 4 percent of the 35,000-member undergraduate student body at the Twin Cities campus.

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

When Dr. Anderson takes office in July, the university’s two highest officials, president and provost, both will be African American women. Helen F. Giles-Gee became the university’s president a year ago. Only 6 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university is Black.

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.

In Memoriam: Arthur J. Bond, 1939-2012

In Memoriam: Arthur J. Bond, 1939-2012

Educated at Purdue University, he was the former dean of engineering and technology at Alabama A&M University. As a graduate student he was an adviser to students who formed what is now the National Society of Black Engineers.

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

According to a new scholarly study, African Americans who believe they have been confronted by racial discrimination are more likely to abuse alcohol and illegal drugs. And the study showed that the perception of unfair treatment can lead to long-term substance abuse problems.

Two Black Scholars Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Two Black Scholars Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced 96 new fellows. Only two are Black: Joseph S. Francisco of Purdue University and James W. Mitchell of Howard University.

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Wanda S. Mitchell of the University of New Hampshire and Alysa C. Rollock of Purdue University are two of the three finalists for the position.

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

He was a longtime professor of government and law and former chair of the Africana studies program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Purdue University Trustee Named CEO of McDonalds

Purdue University Trustee Named CEO of McDonalds

When Don Thompson takes office in July, he will be the first African American CEO of the world’s largest restaurant chain.