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Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation recently announced the winners of the National Book Awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. African American men were winners in three of the four categories.

Notable Honors for Two African American Academics

Notable Honors for Two African American Academics

The honorees are Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee, and Renee Kirby, associate director of disability resources and services at Temple University in Philadelphia.

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell joined the staff at Tuskegee University in 1969 and remained employed by the university until her retirement in 2008. She held many positions at the university including associate provost, director of student relations, vice president for development, and director of the Center for Continuing Education.

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions are Kathy Y. Time at Florida A&M University, Adriel A. Hilton at Webster University, Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde at Temple University, Edward Scott at Morgan State University and Jessie Brooks at Spelman College.

Four African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Four African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

The four faculty members in new positions are Christina Knight at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Jessyka Finley at Middlebury College in Vermont, Richard Souvenir at Temple University in Philadelphia, and Michael James at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Temple University Scholar Leads Effort to Remember Pennsylvania's Slaves

Temple University Scholar Leads Effort to Remember Pennsylvania’s Slaves

Charles L. Blockson, the curator emeritus of the Afro-American Collection at Temple University in Philadelphia, led an effort to commemorate the lives of enslaved Africans who labored in Pennsylvania or who were transported through Philadelphia on their way to southern plantations.

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, was awarded for writing a book on her father who was a six-time all-star in the Negro Baseball League.

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

Professor Epps joined the Temple faculty in 1985. She was named associate dean of academic affairs at the law school in 1989. She was promoted to full professor in 1994. Since 2008, she has served as dean of the university’s Beasley School of Law.

Research Focuses on Early Black Coal Miners in Appalachia

Research Focuses on Early Black Coal Miners in Appalachia

A new exhibit examining the lives of Black coal miners who migrated from the South to work in Appalachian mines in the early part of the twentieth century is now on display at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Valerie I. Harrison at Temple University, David M. Grubb at Dillard University, Margo Foremen at Iowa State University, Adrienne J. McNeil-Washington at Lehigh University, and Yvette Barker at Texas Southern University.

Ross Gay to Be Presented With the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Ross Gay to Be Presented With the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. Ross Gay teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University and for the low-residency master of fine arts degree program in poetry at Drew University in New Jersey.

Four Black Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Black Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are JoAnne Epps, dean of the law school at Temple University in Philadelphia, Virginia Caples of Alabama A&M University, Julia Bryan of Pennsylvania State University, and Charles A. Watson of the University of Rhode Island.

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

Peniel E. Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, received the National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.

Ivory A. Toldson Named Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs

Ivory A. Toldson Named Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs

Prior to joining the staff at the White House, Dr. Toldson was an associate professor of education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier he taught at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

Professor Andy joined the staff at Temple University in 1974 as director of the Joint Recreation Resources Project. Three years later, she joined the faculty. She taught at Temple for 30 years.

The Next Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

The Next Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

Dr. David S. Wilkes has been serving as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

New Faculty Posts for Five Black Scholars at Leading Universities

New Faculty Posts for Five Black Scholars at Leading Universities

The five Black faculty members in new roles are Khiara M. Bridges at Boston University, Beauty Bragg at Georgia College and State University, Yolanda Jackson at the University of Kansas, Bryan Monroe at Temple University, and Juan Gilbert at the University of Florida.

Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Since 2010, Drayton has served as Burlington County Administrator. Previously, he served as director of special projects at Temple University in Philadelphia and taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta has announced that it has acquired the papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud, a noted sculptor, novelist, artist, and poet.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new African American administrative appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Travis D. Boyce, Anthony Scott, Nevada Winrow, Angel Mason, Joyce Wilkerson, and Yakima S. Rhinehart.

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr was named professor of mathematics emeritus at Dartmouth College. He first joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor.

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

After graduating from Temple University in 1946, Dr. Young became one of the first African American teachers in the public school system in Philadelphia. She later taught at Temple University and several other institutions of higher learning.

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis had an award named in her honor. Cristal Truscott of Prairie View A&M University, Elias S. Siraj of Temple University, and the Africana studies program at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis were also honored.

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Since 2009 Dr. Haddon has been dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. She is the first African American to serve as dean. Previously she taught at the law school of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Scholars Line Up to Offer Support for Temple University's Anthony Monteiro

Scholars Line Up to Offer Support for Temple University’s Anthony Monteiro

In a letter last month, Temple University’s Anthony Monteiro, a non-tenured associate professor and a leading authority of W.E.B. Du Bois, was told his contract would not be renewed at the end of the current semester.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nevada Winrow is dean of special projects at Baltimore City Community College. Kevin Clark is the new athletics director at Temple University and Kevin Taylor is director of graduate admissions at the business school of Baruch College.

In Memoriam: John Louis Dotson Jr., 1937-2013

In Memoriam: John Louis Dotson Jr., 1937-2013

Dotson was the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal when it won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on race. In 1977, Dotson was one of nine journalists who founded what is now the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in Oakland, California.

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Haddon was selected as dean of the nation’s third-oldest law school in 2009 after serving for 25 years on the faculty of the Temple University School of law in Philadelphia. After a one-year sabbatical, she will return to serve on the law school’s faculty.

Lewis Gordon to Join the Faculty at the University of Connecticut

Lewis Gordon to Join the Faculty at the University of Connecticut

He is currently a professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Temple University Faculty Meet to Discuss Ways to Address Issues of Race in the Classroom

Temple University Faculty Meet to Discuss Ways to Address Issues of Race in the Classroom

About 25-30 professors and administrators at Temple University in Philadelphia gather each month to share their experiences regarding issues relating to diversity on campus and in the classroom.

The New Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The New Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

William M. Carter Jr. is currently a professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

"Civil Rights in a Northern City:" Temple University Debuts New Online Archive

“Civil Rights in a Northern City:” Temple University Debuts New Online Archive

The online collection includes more than 1,500 items including newsreel footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that previously has not publicly available.

Sonia Sanchez Named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia

Sonia Sanchez Named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia

She is professor emerita of English at Temple University.

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Two African American educators receive prestigious awards.

Temple University's New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

Temple University’s New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.