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Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Marilyn Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut. Professor Nelson is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award three times. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Nelson was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut.

Historians Recommend Reconstruction Era Sites for Inclusion in National Parks System

Historians Recommend Reconstruction Era Sites for Inclusion in National Parks System

Possible sites relating to the Reconstruction period that could be include in the park system, according to the authors of a new study, are Vicksburg and Natchez in Mississippi, New Orleans, and Memphis.

Five Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Andre Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Daphne Bernard at Howard University, Ermias Kebreab of the University of California, Davis, Shontavia Johnson at Drake University in Iowa, and T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma.

The Next Dean of Students at the University of Colorado-Boulder

The Next Dean of Students at the University of Colorado-Boulder

Akirah J. Bradley was appointed dean of students and associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been serving as assistant dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Martino Harmon at Iowa State, Monica Green at Indiana University, Brian Dickens at Ithaca College, Joy Jefferson at Old Dominion University, Ebony Lewis at the University of California, Davis, Jasmine Buxton at Delaware State, and Ericka M. Jackson at Wayne State.

University of California, Davis Student Assaulted in Alleged Hate Crime Incident

University of California, Davis Student Assaulted in Alleged Hate Crime Incident

An African American student at the University of California, Davis alleges she was assaulted as she walked near her residence at UC Davis West Village in what police are calling a hate crime.

New Administrative Duties for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

New Administrative Duties for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Hired to new posts are Carl E. Brown Sr. at Howard University, Clement Stokes at the University of California, Davis, Hope Murphy Tyehimba at North Carolina Central University, Eric Sexton at Wichita State University, and Sebastian Awondo at the University of Alabama.

Center for African Diaspora Student Success Opens at the University of California, Davis

Center for African Diaspora Student Success Opens at the University of California, Davis

The new center will offer on-site tutoring services, academic advising, and mental health counseling. It also will serve as a community gathering place for Black students.

The Next President of Meharry Medical College

The Next President of Meharry Medical College

James E.K. Hildreth is dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Hildreth was director of the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry.

University of California, Davis Scientists Seek to Boost Safe Milk Production in Rwanda

University of California, Davis Scientists Seek to Boost Safe Milk Production in Rwanda

In Rwanda, cows produce on average 5 liters of milk per day. A healthy and efficient milk production system should result in between 25 to 40 liters of milk per day. Scientists at UC Davis are educating veterinarians and small farmers on ways to increase production of safe milk.

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.

University of California at Davis to Hold a New Plant Breeding Academy in Kenya

University of California at Davis to Hold a New Plant Breeding Academy in Kenya

Since 2006 the University of California at Davis Plant Breeding Academy has trained 114 crop breeders from 26 countries. Now the university has announced plans for a new African Plant Breeding Academy to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

University of California Davis Seeks to Increase Diversity in Wine and Food Sciences

University of California Davis Seeks to Increase Diversity in Wine and Food Sciences

The University of California at Davis is holding an international wine tasting event to raise money for scholarships for minority students at its Ronald Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

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.

Two African-American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Two African-American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

The University of California Davis hires Karen Denise Howard and Muriel Hawkins is a new VP at Virginia State.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

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