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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.