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A Half Dozen African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Black scholars in new roles are Tracy Clayton at Wake Forest University, Mindy T. Fullilove at The New School, Fred Higgs III at Rice University, Iyelli Ichile at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Lena Hill at the University of Iowa, and Omari Weekes at Willamette University in Oregon.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Rice University Finds Slavery's Legacy Impacts Today's Racial Segregation in Schools

Rice University Finds Slavery’s Legacy Impacts Today’s Racial Segregation in Schools

Researchers at Rice University in Houston found a correlation between counties in the South that had the highest percentages of slaves in their population and those that now have the most racial segregation in schools.

Honors and Awards for Six African American Educators

Honors and Awards for Six African American Educators

The honorees are Stephanie Luck of the University of Arkansas, the late Levi Watkins at Vanderbilt University, Clara Adams of Morgan State University, Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, William F. Tate of Washington University in St. Louis, and Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College.

African American Adjunct Professor Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

African American Adjunct Professor Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Melissa Givens is an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also a doctoral student in music at the University of Houston.

CCNY's Gilda Barabino to Lead the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

CCNY’s Gilda Barabino to Lead the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

According to City College, Dr. Barabino is the first African American women to serve as a dean of engineering at an educational institution that is not a historically Black college or university.

Rice University's Anthony Pinn to Teach New MOOC on Religion and Hip-Hop Culture

Rice University’s Anthony Pinn to Teach New MOOC on Religion and Hip-Hop Culture

Anthony Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University. Teaching duties will be shared with Grammy nominee Bernard “Bun B” Freeman.

Academic Study Finds a Large Racial Gap in the Transition Out of Homeownership

Academic Study Finds a Large Racial Gap in the Transition Out of Homeownership

Researchers at Rice University in Houston and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found that since the 1990s, African American homebuyers were 45 percent more likely than Whites to transition out of homeownership.

Survey Finds African Americans Value Higher Education But Are Unprepared for It

Survey Finds African Americans Value Higher Education But Are Unprepared for It

Some 90 percent of African American respondents to a Rice University survey stated that success requires education beyond high school. This was a higher rate than other ethnic groups in the survey.

Outreach Programs for Parents Can Reduce School Mobility Among Black Students

Outreach Programs for Parents Can Reduce School Mobility Among Black Students

Students who change schools often have problems adjusting to the new educational environment and this can impact their academic performance. Programs that reach out to Black parents can reduce the likelihood that children will change schools.

Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University

Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University

Dr. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University in Houston.

For Its Centennial, Rice University Will Celebrate African American Art

For Its Centennial, Rice University Will Celebrate African American Art

Rice University, which until 1965 did not admit Black students, is planning to show a major exhibit of African American art to celebrate its centennial.

Five African Americans Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Deborah Buchanan, Earl Wright II, Edward Adams Jr., Harold Tate, and Stephanie Chatman are all taking on new assignments.

Study Finds Dropout Rates for Black Students Are Higher at Charter Schools

Study Finds Dropout Rates for Black Students Are Higher at Charter Schools

Black students at charter schools in Austin, Dallas, and Houston had a dropout rate of 13 percent compared to a drop out rate of 4 percent for Black students in urban public schools.

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Keith W. McIntosh of Pima County Community College, Cedric Gathings of Mississippi State, and Roland Smith of Rice University, are the honorees.

Rice University Study Finds That Racial Discrimination Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Rice University Study Finds That Racial Discrimination Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Sociologists at Rice University in Houston found that 18 percent of African Americans reported emotional or health problems resulting from perceived racial discrimination.

Three African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Derek Carter, Mary Williams, and Johnny Whitehead are assuming new duties.