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University of Arkansas Contributes Items to the Umbra Digital Database

University of Arkansas Contributes Items to the Umbra Digital Database

The special collections unit of the University of Arkansas Libraries has announced that it will contribute 2,392 items from its collections to the online archive Umbra: Search African American History.

Five Black Women Scholars Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Women Scholars Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Melissa Gilliam at the University of Chicago, June Manning Thomas at the University of Michigan, Yolanda Banks Anderson at North Carolina Central University, Cynthia A. Nance at the University of Arkansas, and Tomisha Brock at Mississippi Valley State University.

Two African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Two African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Charles Robinson is the new vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Jovoni Simmons was promoted to director of alumni engagement in the Division of Institutional Advancement at Delaware State University.

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.

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

During his long career in higher education, Dr. Sims taught at Rust College, Shorter College, and Philander Smith College. He was provost at Philander Smith College and on three occasions served as interim president of the historically Black educational institution.

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

Kemberly Washington was named to the Eben Hardie Jr. Finance Endowed Professorship at Dillard University in New Orleans and Pearl K. Ford Dowe was named scholar-in-residence at the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University.

Brian O. Hemphill Named the Seventh President of Radford University in Virginia

Brian O. Hemphill Named the Seventh President of Radford University in Virginia

Since July 2012, Dr. Hemphill has served as the 10th president of West Virginia State University. Previously, he was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Rocky Booker at the University of Arkansas, Cicely Peterson-Mangum of Drexel University, LaTonda Davis-Williams of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Tracey N. Foster of Johnson C. Smith University, Deborah Noble-Triplett of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Walter Clair of Vanderbilt University.

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The New Director of African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas

The New Director of African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas

Pearl Dowe is an associate professor of political science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the university. She has been affiliated with the Black studies program since 2008.

A Pair of African American Men Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

A Pair of African American Men Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Calvin White was appointed chair of the department of history at the University of Arkansas and Timothy Turner is the new chair of the department of biology at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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.

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.

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.

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ivory W. Lyles is the new dean of the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences. He was associate vice president for agriculture and director of extension at the University of Arkansas.

New Black Studies Course Will Fulfill Core Requirement at the University of Arkansas

New Black Studies Course Will Fulfill Core Requirement at the University of Arkansas

The African and African American studies program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is offering a new course, entitled “The African American Experience,” that will fulfill the general core requirement in the humanities for undergraduate students.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Teaching Assignments

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Teaching Assignments

Those taking on new teaching assignments are Kendrick Meek at Howard University, Tiffany Murphy at the University of Arkansas, Stacy Davis at St. Mary’s College in Indiana, and Linton Kwesi Johnson at New York University.

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Those taking on new administrative roles are Maria Mayberry at the University of Arkansas, Alexandrina Deschamps at the University of Massachusetts, Lindsey Horton at Jackson State University, Pamela L. Jennings at Winston-Salem State University, and Nell Russell at the University of Wyoming.

Appointment News: Five African Americans Assuming New Administrative Roles

Appointment News: Five African Americans Assuming New Administrative Roles

The appointees are James A. Felton III at Anne Arundel Community College, Charles Gaines at the University of Arkansas, David Fryson at West Virginia University, Mia Henry at Kalamazoo College and Rodney D. Chism at Fayetteville State University.

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

The four finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity are DeBrenna Agbényiga of Michigan State, O. Gilbert Brown of Missouri State, Calvin White Jr. of the University of Arkansas, and Nathan Thomas who was chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida Polytechnic.

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.

University of Arkansas Scholar Named Editor of Business Journal

University of Arkansas Scholar Named Editor of Business Journal

Terry Esper, associate professor at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He joined the university’s faculty earlier this year after nearly a decade at the University of Tennessee.

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.

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are J. Renee Navarro at the University of California San Francisco, Delbert T. Foster at South Carolina State University, Eddie Washington Jr. at the University of Michigan, Danielle Wood at the University of Arkansas, Sandra Crewe at Howard University, and Joseph Youngblood II of Thomas Edison State College.

Three African American Women in New Faculty Roles

Three African American Women in New Faculty Roles

Vera A. Stevens Chatman was named professor emerita after serving on the Vanderbilt University faculty since 1995. S. Yvette Murphy-Erby was promoted to full professor at the University of Arkansas and Eboni Marshall Turman joins the faculty at Duke Divinity School.

Charles Robinson III Promoted to Vice Chancellor at the University of Arkansas

Charles Robinson III Promoted to Vice Chancellor at the University of Arkansas

Dr. Robinson is a professor of history at the university and has been serving as vice provost for diversity affairs. He begins his new role on July 1.

Lydie Louis Will Earn Two Doctorates This Spring in Microelectronics and Photonics

Lydie Louis Will Earn Two Doctorates This Spring in Microelectronics and Photonics

Lydie Louis will make history this spring when she become the first student in the interdisciplinary microelectronics-photonics graduate program at the University of Arkansas to earn two Ph.D.s. She will be awarded doctorates from both the University of Arkansas and the Ecole Centrale Paris.

In Memoriam: Christopher C. Mercer, 1924-2012

In Memoriam: Christopher C. Mercer, 1924-2012

He was one of the six Black students who racially integrated the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. He was an adviser to the Little Rock Nine, the students who racially integrated Central High School in 1957.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Birgitta Johnson joins the faculty at the University of South Carolina and Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas and Jessica Buck of Jackson State University are elected to prestigious positions.

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.

University of Arkansas' Stellar Record in Boosting Black Engineering Enrollments

University of Arkansas’ Stellar Record in Boosting Black Engineering Enrollments

Over the past five years, the number of African American first-year students in the College of Engineering has increased from 16 to 64, a 300 percent rise.

Calvin Johnson to Lead the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Calvin Johnson to Lead the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Dr. Johnson is the former dean of the College of Education at the university and served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for six years.

University of Arkansas Provides Online Record of an Early Black Student Group on Campus

University of Arkansas Provides Online Record of an Early Black Student Group on Campus

The two collections relate to the organization Black Americans for Democracy, a student group at the university during the late 1960s through the 1970s.

The New Dean of the Business School at the University of Arkansas

The New Dean of the Business School at the University of Arkansas

Eli Jones is currently dean of the E.J. Curso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

Seven African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Duties

Seven African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Duties

Here is news of seven new appointments of African Americans to posts in the academic arena.