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Tulane University Study Finds a High Degree of Dissatisfaction With Body Size Among Blacks

Tulane University Study Finds a High Degree of Dissatisfaction With Body Size Among Blacks

When shown an image of different body sizes, only 44 percent of all participants selected the image that corresponded with their actual size. More people underestimated their size than overestimated their size.

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.

Tulane University Study Finds a Racial Gap in Student Use of Salad Bars

Tulane University Study Finds a Racial Gap in Student Use of Salad Bars

A survey of public schools, conducted by researchers in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University, found that 60 percent of all students visited salad bars in the cafeterias. But White students were twice as likely as Black students to use salad bars.

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.

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.

New Leadership for African American Studies at the University of Maryland

New Leadership for African American Studies at the University of Maryland

Oscar Barbarin holds the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship and is the new chair of the department of African American studies. Judge Alexander Williams Jr. was appointed director of the Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics.

Tulane University Study Documents Child Labor in West African Cocoa Production

Tulane University Study Documents Child Labor in West African Cocoa Production

According to the report, there were 2,120,000 child labors who worked on cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire during the 2013-14 harvest season. Some 94 percent of these child laborers were involved in hazardous work.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at Leading Colleges and Universities

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at Leading Colleges and Universities

Iris Mack is a new lecturer at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Gina Athena Ulysse was promoted to full professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University and Lorelle D. Semley was promoted to associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross.

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.

Ronald Mason Jr. Named President of the University of the District of Columbia

Ronald Mason Jr. Named President of the University of the District of Columbia

Since 2010, Mason has served as president of the Southern University System. Earlier in his career, he was president of Jackson State University in Mississippi and served in several administrative posts at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Melissa Harris-Perry to Lead the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University

Melissa Harris-Perry to Lead the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University

Professor Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend news show on the MSNBC cable channel, joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2014 as the holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in the department of politics and international affairs.

President Ronald Mason on the Way Out at Southern University

President Ronald Mason on the Way Out at Southern University

The Southern University Board of Supervisors voted to not extend the contract of system president Ronald Mason, which expires on June 30, 2015. Dr. Mason has served as system president since July 2010.

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.

University Study Finds Donor Race Is Criticial in Liver Transplants for Patients With Hepatitis C

University Study Finds Donor Race Is Criticial in Liver Transplants for Patients With Hepatitis C

The researchers at Tulane University and the University of California at San Francisco found that African American transplant patients with hepatitis C who had a Black liver donor had a five-year survival rate significantly closer to patients of other ethnic groups.

Tulane University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Tulane University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

In the early 1960s, two Black students filed a lawsuit seeking admission to the graduate programs at Tulane University in New Orleans. They lost the suit. But in 1963, the Tulane University board of trustees decided to admit Black students to graduate programs.

Tulane University Professor Debuts New Website Focusing on Black Health

Tulane University Professor Debuts New Website Focusing on Black Health

Dr. Corey Hebert’s Black Health TV website offers a wide range of videos to educate African Americans on topics such as diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, asthma, fitness, and women’s health.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Michael Leo Owens, Karissa A. Moore, Terrance J. Tumey, Maurice Cox, and Kennard Brown are taking on new duties.

Tulane Professor Lands a TV Gig

Tulane Professor Lands a TV Gig

Melissa Harris-Perry will host a weekend morning show on MSNBC.

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

David Mitchell, Gwen Tompkins, Crystal Gadegbeku, and Jodi Black are appointed to new teaching posts.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Vicky Coleman was appointed dean of library services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, effective September 1. She has been serving as an associate university librarian at Arizona State University. She previously was director of the Clemons Library at the University of Virginia. Dean Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from […]