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In Memoriam: James Alan McPherson, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: James Alan McPherson, 1943-2016

In 1978, Professor McPherson was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. At the time of his death he was professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Four Black Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Black Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Kingsley Odigie a postdoctoral researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey, Keisha N. Blain of the University of Iowa, Maurice Williams of Hampton University in Virginia, and Robert L. Belle Jr., a long-time educator who was recognized by Rowan University in New Jersey.

Five Black Scholars Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Scholars Are Taking on New Assignments

Jose Cossa is joining the faculty at Vanderbilt. Michael Woods at Hamilton College and Dean E. Robinson at the University of Massachusetts were named to endowed professorships. Derek Conrad Murray of the University of California, Santa Cruz was named to an editorial board and UConn’s Michael Bradford was named chair of dramatic arts.

New Research on the Intra-America Slave Trade to Be Incorporated Into Online Database

New Research on the Intra-America Slave Trade to Be Incorporated Into Online Database

Research by Gregory O’Malley, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has found that as many as 25 percent of all slaves transported to the New World were later shipped to other ports in the Americas.

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.

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.

Stanford Led Study Examines Differences in the Use of African American Vernacular English

Stanford Led Study Examines Differences in the Use of African American Vernacular English

A new study led by John Rickford, the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities and a professor of linguistics at Stanford University, examines the use of African American vernacular English (AAVE) by young Blacks depending on the economics characteristics of their neighborhoods.

Tyler Stovall to Lead the American Historical Association

Tyler Stovall to Lead the American Historical Association

Tyler Stovall is dean of humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He will serve one year as president-elect of the American Historical Association and then become president for one year. The AHA is the nation’s largest professional organization devoted to the study and promotion of history.

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.

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Poet Nathaniel Mackey

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Poet Nathaniel Mackey

Dr. Mackey is a professor emeritus of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He recently was named the winner of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In 2006, he won the National Book Award in the poetry category.

New Degree Program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz

New Degree Program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The interdisciplinary program in critical race and ethnic studies is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of how race and other modalities of power have structured human life, both in the past and the present.

University Study Finds Favoritism Not Prejudicial Hostility Is the Root of Most Discrimination

University Study Finds Favoritism Not Prejudicial Hostility Is the Root of Most Discrimination

A study finds that most discrimination in this country is favoritism directed at helping friends, family, or people of similar backgrounds or characteristics rather than mean-spirited dislike or prejudice against others.

Nathaniel Mackey Honored by the Poetry Foundation

Nathaniel Mackey Honored by the Poetry Foundation

Nathaniel Mackey, professor emeritus of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named the winner of the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The prize comes with a $100,000 award.

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: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

In Memoriam: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

She was an associate professor of psychology and associate dean of equity and social responsibility in the Division of Social Sciences of the University of California at Santa Cruz.