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Michael Drake to Chair the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities

Michael Drake to Chair the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities

Michael V. Drake is the 15th president of Ohio State University and the first African American to hold that post. He will serve as vice chair of the board of directors of the association for one year and then become chair in 2017.

University of Houston Launches New Institute to Combat Racial Health Disparities

University of Houston Launches New Institute to Combat Racial Health Disparities

The University of Houston has announced the establishment of a new research institute entitled Helping Everyone Achieve a Life-Time of Health (HEALTH). The mission of the new institute is to lessen health disparities for marginalized or underserved populations.

Justice Department Agents to Undergo Training in Implicit Bias

Justice Department Agents to Undergo Training in Implicit Bias

The Fair & Impartial Law Enforcement training program, developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, will be administered to more than 23,000 federal agents.

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts

Gregory Washington was appointed to a second five-year term as dean of engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and Cheryl Harrison was appointed dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

Two Blacks Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Two Blacks Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Barrett S. Caldwell is a professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Oladele Ogunseitan is a professor of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Grace Wasike Namwamba at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Deana Lawson at Princeton University, and Constance Iloh at the University of California, Irvine.

Children Raised in Single-Parent Homes Are Less Likely to Complete College

Children Raised in Single-Parent Homes Are Less Likely to Complete College

For young adults who have reached the age of 24, those who grew up in single-parent homes were less likely to have obtained a bachelor’s degree than children raised in married-couple households. Income differences explain only one half of the gap.

New Faculty Appointments for Three Black Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Three Black Scholars

Michael Carbin will be joining the electrical engineering faculty at MIT. Constance Iloh will join the School of Education faculty at the University of California, Irvine, and Nana Amoah was promoted to associate professor of accounting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Yusef Komunyakaa Awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature

Yusef Komunyakaa Awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature

Yusef Komunyakaa is the Global Distinguished Professor of English at New York University. He is being honored by the Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

University Study Examines How Racial Bias Seeps Into Jury Deliberations

University Study Examines How Racial Bias Seeps Into Jury Deliberations

A study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Santa Cruz finds that White men tend to be the most influential figures in jury deliberations.

Seven African American Scholars Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Seven African American Scholars Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 11 of the 188 new American members of the AAAS are African Americans. Thus, African Americans make up only 5.9 percent of the new members of the academy.

Michael Drake Awarded the University of California's Presidential Medal

Michael Drake Awarded the University of California’s Presidential Medal

Michael V. Drake, the outgoing chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, was awarded the Presidential Medal from University of California system’s president Janet Napolitano. He will soon become president of Ohio State University.

Michael Drake Appointed President of Ohio State University

Michael Drake Appointed President of Ohio State University

When he takes office in June, Dr. Drake will be the first African American to be president of Ohio State. Currently, Dr. Drake is chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

African American Student at the UC-Irvine Finds Racist Note in Her Backpack

African American Student at the UC-Irvine Finds Racist Note in Her Backpack

An African American student at the University of California at Irvine found a racist note in her backpack while she was in the science library on campus. The note read, “Go back 2 Africa, slave.”

University of California Irvine Student Appears in Blackface on YouTube Video

University of California Irvine Student Appears in Blackface on YouTube Video

Some members were shown lip syncing to a Justin Timberlake song. Then another member appears in blackface, supposedly playing hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

A Possible Explanation for the Higher Mortality Rate for Black Women With Breast Cancer

A Possible Explanation for the Higher Mortality Rate for Black Women With Breast Cancer

Blacks are less likely than Whites to get breast cancer but when they do Blacks are more likely to die from the disease. A study by researchers in California shows one reason why the mortality rate may be higher for Black women.

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

This October, Ngugi wa Thiong’o will be presented with the University of California Irvine Medal for his service to the university. Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University was honored by the Society for Research in Child Development.

The Inaugural Winner of a Book Award in African American Art History

The Inaugural Winner of a Book Award in African American Art History

Bridget R. Cooks, an associate professor of art history and African American studies at the University of California Irvine, was honored by the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland College Park.

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.

A New Dean of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine

A New Dean of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine

Gregory Washington was on the engineering faculty at Ohio State University.