Texas A&M University related articles

The Next Provost at Albany State University in Georgia

The Next Provost at Albany State University in Georgia

Tau Kadhi has been serving as associate provost for academic programs and undergraduate research at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He will begin his new role at Albany State University in Georgia on November 1.

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell of Texas A&M University was honored by the American Psychological Association and Saundra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University was selected to receive an award from the American Chemical Society.

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education has created an award to honor Christine A. Stanley, the vice president and associate provost for diversity and professor of higher education administration in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of Black students and faculty on campus and to make the campus environment more welcoming to African Americans. The latest Education Department data shows that Blacks make up just one percent of the undergraduate student body.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

According to their campus tour guide and an official from the preparatory school, the Black students were accosted by a group of White students who used racial slurs and told then to “go back where you came from.”

College of Architecture at Texas A&M University Debuts Diversity Certificate Program

College of Architecture at Texas A&M University Debuts Diversity Certificate Program

The certificate program requires students to take a minimum of nine hours of diversity-related courses and to complete four credit hours of independent projects or research.

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

Dr. Clement Glenn was an associate professor in the College of Business at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. At the time of his death Dr. Glenn was concluding his tenure as speaker of the faculty senate at the university.

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Dr. Jones currently holds the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair and is dean of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has also served as dean of the business school at Louisiana State University.

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

Professor Webster joined the faculty at Prairie View in 1967. During his years on the faculty, he served as chair of the department of counselor education and the department of psychology. He also served as dean of the Graduate School.

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

The assistant professor of public health at Texas A&M University, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.

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.

Six African Americans Receive Major Appointments in Higher Education

Six African Americans Receive Major Appointments in Higher Education

Those taking on new roles are Byron Hughes at Virginia Tech, Nicole Evans at Jackson State, Nicole Pride at North Carolina A&T, Kellen Winslow at Florida A&M, Karen Ely Sanders at Virginia Tech, and Valerie Taylor of Texas A&M.

New Award-Winning Film Documents Stories of English Women Who Married Black GIs

New Award-Winning Film Documents Stories of English Women Who Married Black GIs

Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical associate professor in the department of teaching, learning, and culture at Texas A&M University, has won the 2013 Upton Sinclair Award for her new film documentary.

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Under the proposed legislation, only courses that present a “comprehensive survey” of American or Texas history could be used to meet the six-credit history requirement for all bachelor’s degree recipients at state universities.

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Scholars from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas will conduct a study to examine how two- and four-year Texas higher education institutions are developing initiatives to address the educational crisis among Black and Hispanic men.

Does Race Play Too Big a Role in the Teaching of U.S. History?

Does Race Play Too Big a Role in the Teaching of U.S. History?

The National Association of Scholars released a report that criticizes the history department curricula at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University as being overly concerned with issues of race, class, and gender.

Racial Differences in College Students' Knowledge of America's Racial History

Racial Differences in College Students’ Knowledge of America’s Racial History

A study by university researchers finds that African American college students have significantly more knowledge about the history of racism in this country than their White peers. The gap in knowledge, according to the authors, accounts for a different perspective on the current state of race relations.

Three Universities Working With Howard G. Buffett to Solve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa

Three Universities Working With Howard G. Buffett to Solve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers from Texas A&M University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Missouri will partner with the International Center for Wheat and Maize Improvement and Educational Concerns for Hunger.

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.

Texas A&M University to Admit Two Posses of 10 Students in 2013

Texas A&M University to Admit Two Posses of 10 Students in 2013

In the fall of 2013, two posses of students, one from Atlanta and one from Houston, will enroll on the College Station campus.

The First Black Commander of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

The First Black Commander of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

For the university’s first 88 years, Black students were not allowed to enroll. Now a Black student will lead the university’s 2,200-member Corps of Cadets.

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is new of two men and three women who have assumed or will soon assume new administrative duties in higher education.

Texas A&M Reports Black Enrollment Data

Texas A&M Reports Black Enrollment Data

This year, for the first time, there are more than 50,000 students on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Among these students are 1,723 African Americans, an increase of nine black students from a year ago.