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African Americans Are Overrepresented in Law Enforcement's Crime Posts on Social Media

African Americans Are Overrepresented in Law Enforcement’s Crime Posts on Social Media

Researchers at the law schools of Duke University, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago examined close to 100,000 crime-related posts from 14,000 Facebook pages maintained by U.S. law enforcement agencies between 2010 and 2019. They found that these posts overrepresented Black suspects by 25 percentage points relative to local arrest rates.

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins the $3.9 Million Yidan Prize

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins the $3.9 Million Yidan Prize

Linda Darling-Hammond, a professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Education has been awarded the 2022 Yidan Prize for education research. She now serves as president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, a nonprofit focused on education research.

Public School Students With Teachers Educated at HBCUs Do Better at Mathematics

Public School Students With Teachers Educated at HBCUs Do Better at Mathematics

A new study by Lavar Edmonds, a graduate student in the economics of education at Stanford University, finds that both Black and White HBCU-trained teachers in North Carolina Public schools are more effective with Black students in mathematics than their same-race, non-HBCU peers.

White Patients' Reactions to Treatment Can Be Impacted by the Race of Their Healthcare Provider

White Patients’ Reactions to Treatment Can Be Impacted by the Race of Their Healthcare Provider

A new study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Washington, and the University of Zurich in Switzerland finds that the bodies of patients who were given placeboes reacted to the treatment differently depending on the race of the healthcare provider.

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

In academic radiology in 2019, Blacks were 3 percent of the assistant professors and 2 percent of the associate professors and full professors. The proportion of Black or African American department chairs was 5 percent in 2019. These percentages have not changed significantly since 2010.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

The four new diversity officers are Jonathan Glenn at Alma College in Michigan, Joyce Sackey at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Algerian Hart at Missouri State University in Springfield, and Stephanie Potts at Danville Area Community College in Illinois.

How the Pandemic Impacted Black Enrollments in California Community Colleges

How the Pandemic Impacted Black Enrollments in California Community Colleges

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz which is a working paper of Stanford University’s Institute for Economic Policy Research, finds that although all racial and ethnic groups experienced large decreases in enrollment during the pandemic, Black students experienced the largest effects.

Ronald A. Johnson Is the New Leader of Kentucky State University

Ronald A. Johnson Is the New Leader of Kentucky State University

Dr. Johnson served as president of Clark Atlanta University from July 2015 to December 2018. From 2011 to 2015, he was dean of the School of Business at Texas Southern University in Houston.

California Scholars Have Developed a School Segregation Index

California Scholars Have Developed a School Segregation Index

The Segregation Index, developed by researchers at the University of Southern California and the Stanford Graduate School of Education shows that White-Black segregation between schools within large school districts increased 35 percent over the past 30 years.

Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California

Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. It is the third time in the past three years that a noose had been found on the university’s campus.

Stanford Study Finds That Closure of Majority Black Public Schools Leads to Gentrification

Stanford Study Finds That Closure of Majority Black Public Schools Leads to Gentrification

Researchers combined U.S. Census data with national statistics on school closures to investigate whether the closures affected patterns of gentrification, a phenomenon marked by an influx of relatively affluent residents in previously disinvested neighborhoods. School closures increased gentrification, the study found – but only in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

Bowie State University Scholar Shows How to Reduce Civilians Deaths During Police Encounters

Bowie State University Scholar Shows How to Reduce Civilians Deaths During Police Encounters

Each year about 1,000 civilians are killed in the United States by law enforcement officers. Many of these people killed in these encounters are African Americans. Now, a new system developed by James Hyman, assistant professor of public administration at Bowie State University, may be used to help understand how and why deadly encounters occur.

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

The leading feminist scholar bell hooks, the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky, died at her home in Berea on December 15 at the age of 69.

Lerone Martin Named Faculty Director of Stanford's  MLK Research and Education Institute

Lerone Martin Named Faculty Director of Stanford’s MLK Research and Education Institute

Dr. Martin is currently an associate professor of religion and politics in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, as well as associate professor of African and African-American studies, and director of American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He will join the Stanford faculty in January.

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

In 2015, Dr. Wingard was appointed dean of the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University in New York City. He also held the rank of professor at the school. Previously, Dr. Wingard was the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm.

Andrew Agwunobi  Appointed to Lead the University of Connecticut

Andrew Agwunobi Appointed to Lead the University of Connecticut

Dr. Agwunobi is a pediatrician by training and has been serving as CEO of University of Connecticut Health since 2015. He will continue in that role while serving as interim president of the university. The board of trustees stated that it is in no rush to start the search process.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The five African Americans in new diversity roles are Anita Fernander at Florida Atlantic University, Patrick Dudley at Stanford University, Andrea Abrams at Cenre College in Danville, Kentucky, Amber Benton at Michigan State University and Gretchen Cook-Anderson at IES Abroad.

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Dr. Fleetwod’s book – Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration – which took nine years to complete, is based on scores of interviews with incarcerated people and their families, prison staff, activists, and other observers. It explores the importance of people in prison creating art as a means to survive incarceration.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Shirley J. Everett was named senior adviser to the provost on equity and inclusion at Stanford University. Emmanuel Adero is the new deputy chief officer for the  Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Torsheika Maddox was named chief of staff for the chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stanford Moves to Establish African and African American Studies as an Academic Department

Stanford Moves to Establish African and African American Studies as an Academic Department

Persis Drell, provost at Stanford who favors the proposal, noted that it will not be until next year that the faculty who want to move to the department will develop a proposal that will be reviewed by the dean, advisory board, and, ultimately, the board of trustees, which must approve a new department.

How Hate Crimes in a State Impact Enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

How Hate Crimes in a State Impact Enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The authors of the study, published by the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, found that an increase in reports of state-level hate crimes predicted a 20 percent increase in Black first-time student enrollment at HBCUs.

John Dabiri to Receive the 2020 Alan T. Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

John Dabiri to Receive the 2020 Alan T. Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Waterman awardees each receive $1 million over five years for research in their chosen field of science. Dabiri says the funding will allow him to pursue research into some of the ways climate change challenges and threatens modern life.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

The Legacy Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology honors figures whose career contributions have shaped the field. Dr. Steele, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, is perhaps best known for his work on the underperformance of minority students due to stereotype threat.

Blacks' Greater Exposure to Excessive Heat May Impact the Racial Educational Gap

Blacks’ Greater Exposure to Excessive Heat May Impact the Racial Educational Gap

Researchers found that students throughout the world performed worse on standardized tests for every additional day of exposure to 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. But in the United States, the researchers found that increased exposure to heat only impacted test scores for Black and Hispanic students.

The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester

The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester

Dr. Mendes, who is from Jamaica and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Florida, successfully defended her thesis, titled “The Kinetics of Microglial Ontogeny and Maturation in the Adult Brain.”

Stanford University Scholars Develop a New Way to Measure Racial Segregation

Stanford University Scholars Develop a New Way to Measure Racial Segregation

The researcher compiled GPS data from smartphones to analyze movement patterns and compute what they call “experienced segregation” – the amount of people’s exposure to other races as they go about their daily lives.

Two Prestigious Universities Bestow Honors on African American Scholars

Two Prestigious Universities Bestow Honors on African American Scholars

Stanford University has named a theater on campus in honor of Harry Elam Jr., who taught at Stanford for 30 years before becoming president of Occidental College in Los Angeles. Rice University in Houston has named a grove after Rev. William A. Lawson a civil rights leader and former professor at Texas Southern University.

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Francis A. Pearman, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University, Janice R. Franklin, dean of library and learning resources at Alabama State University, and David Stovall, professor of Black studies and criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020

Dr. Barker, a political scientist, began his academic career at the University of Illinois. He taught at the University of Illinois, Southern University in Louisiana, and Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Barker taught at Stanford University from 1990 until retiring in 2006 as the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.

Lynden Archer Named Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University

Lynden Archer Named Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University

A Cornell faculty member since 2000, Dr. Archer directed the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from 2010 to 2016. In the fall of 2017, he was named the David Croll Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Stanford University Study Finds That "Driving While Black" Is Less Risky at Night

Stanford University Study Finds That “Driving While Black” Is Less Risky at Night

The results of the study of 95 million traffic stops between 2011 and 2018 showed that Blacks, who are pulled over more frequently than Whites by day, are much less likely to be stopped after sunset, when “a veil of darkness” masks their race.

Speech Recognition Systems Make Double the Mistakes on Words Spoken by Blacks

Speech Recognition Systems Make Double the Mistakes on Words Spoken by Blacks

Research led by scholars at Stanford University found that on average, the speech recognition systems developed by Apple, Amazon, Google, and others misunderstood 35 percent of the words spoken by Blacks but only 19 percent of those spoken by Whites. Error rates were highest for African American men.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Harry J. Elam Jr. Will Be the Next President of Occidental College in Los Angeles

Harry J. Elam Jr. Will Be the Next President of Occidental College in Los Angeles

Currently, Dr. Elam is vice provost for undergraduate education, vice president for the arts, and senior vice provost for education at Stanford University. He joined the university’s faculty in 1990 as an associate professor in what is now the department of theater and performance studies.