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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.

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Deborah Deas will be the new dean of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Onye Ozuzu was named dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Arlie Petters was named dean of academic affairs at Trinity College of Duke University.

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts  Poetry Award

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Claremont Graduate University in California has announced five finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Three of the five finalists are African American men.

Yolanda Moses to Be Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Yolanda Moses to Be Honored by the American Anthropological Association

Yolanda T. Moses, professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for diversity at the University of California, Riverside, has been selected to receive the 2015 Franz Boas Ward for Exemplary Service from the American Anthropological Association.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

The new appointees are Tamica Smith Jones, Tammara Durham, Cedric Gathings, Anthony L. Holloman, Geovette E. Washington, Bernadine M. Douglas, Donell Young, and Timothy Davis.

How Best to Shield Young Blacks From Peer Racism at Schools

How Best to Shield Young Blacks From Peer Racism at Schools

Using a series of focus groups, the researchers found that parents who used racial socialization techniques that promoted cultural pride and identity had children who were more likely to succeed.

University of California, Riverside Honors the Tuskegee Airmen

University of California, Riverside Honors the Tuskegee Airmen

The library at the University of California, Riverside has been collecting historical materials about the Tuskegee Airmen since 2005 with a focus on the personal archives of three Tuskegee Airmen from California.

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 Librarian Honored by the Tuskegee Airmen

University Librarian Honored by the Tuskegee Airmen

Ruth M. Jackson, University Librarian Emerita at the University of California, Riverside, received the 2014 Presidential Recognition Award from Tuskegee Airmen Inc. In 2005, Jackson established the Tuskegee Airman Archive at the university.

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Polk at Bowie State University, Shelli Allen at East Central College in Missouri, Kedra Ishop at the University of Michigan, and Ron T. Coley at the University of California, Riverside.

Product of Foster Care System Accepted at Nine Different Medical Schools

Product of Foster Care System Accepted at Nine Different Medical Schools

Festus Ohan was removed from the care of his mother at the age of 5. When he was 13, his father abandoned him and one of his two sisters. He was placed in foster care. Only 2 percent of children placed in foster homes earn degrees from four-year colleges but Ohan beat the odds.

University of California, Riverside Scholar Earns Major Literary Award

University of California, Riverside Scholar Earns Major Literary Award

Nalo Hopkinson, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, is the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Two Scholars Take on the Mismatch Theory

Two Scholars Take on the Mismatch Theory

A new study refutes the theory that affirmative action is responsible for lowering graduation rates and post-graduation success for Black students admitted to universities with race-sensitive admissions policies.

Honors for Two African American Faculty Members

Honors for Two African American Faculty Members

Michael Nduati of the University of California Riverside received a New Faculty Scholar Award and Howard Fuller of Marquette University was named an “Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Five African Americans Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Five African Americans Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

The new appointees are Rodney McClendon at the University of California, Riverside, Georj Lewis at Armstrong Atlantic State, Jacqueline Jenkins at LIM College, Ingrid Hayes at Spelman College and Jerryl Briggs at Mississippi Valley State.

Erica Edwards Honored by the Modern Language Association

Erica Edwards Honored by the Modern Language Association

Erica Edwards, an associate professor of English at the University of California at Riverside, has been awarded the prestigious Williams Sanders Scarborough Prize for her book Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership.

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.

Study Finds That Minority Faculty at Community Colleges Feel Marginalized

Study Finds That Minority Faculty at Community Colleges Feel Marginalized

A report by the California Community College Collaborative at the University of California at Riverside finds that minority faculty members at community colleges feel marginalized and this causes them to limit what they contribute to their educational institution.

Yolanda Moses Honored With the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester

Yolanda Moses Honored With the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester

Dr. Moses is past president of the American Anthropological Association and past president of American Association for Higher Education. From 1993 to 1999 she served as president of the City College of New York.