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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.

Has America Entered a Post-Racial Era?

Has America Entered a Post-Racial Era?

Not yet, warns Pearl K. Ford Dowe, a political scientist at the University of Arkansas.

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Brandon Brown, Zina McGee, Roderick McDavis, and Rosie Phillips Bingham win prestigious awards.

Improving the Black Student Graduation Rate at the University of Arkansas

Improving the Black Student Graduation Rate at the University of Arkansas

More than 300 first-generation college students at the University of Arkansas are enrolled in a program where they receive academic, personal, career, and financial advice.

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

The award winners are Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Cynthia E. Nance, Bobby Wilson, and Floyd Little.

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

Students at the Honors College of SCSU will be offered internships with faculty at the University of Arkansas.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Thomas H. Epps, Michael “Doc” Woods, and Ernest G. Green are honored.

Four Black Scholars Named to New Posts

Four Black Scholars Named to New Posts

Thomas Parham, Sheridan Quarles Kingsberry, Billy Thomas, and Stacey Close have been assigned to new administrative positions.

Three Flagship State Universities Report Black Enrollment Data

Three Flagship State Universities Report Black Enrollment Data

A healthy rise in black first-year students at the University of Illinois and the University of Arkansas, but a small drop in total black enrollments at Indiana University.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here is this week’s personnel news on African Americans in higher education.