A study led by researchers at the University of Florida found that genetic variants that predispose some people to depression, anxiety, or suicide might also make them more sensitive to the effects of discrimination and lead to higher blood pressure.
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The National Book Foundation recently announced the winners of the National Book Awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. African American men were winners in three of the four categories.
Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.
The oldest private historically Black college and university in the nation has named Herman J. Felton Jr. as the educational institution’s 21st president. He has been serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the University of Florida graduated 109 students who applied to U.S. medical schools. This was 2.2 percent of all Black students who applied to medical schools in the United States. Nearly 14 percent of all graduates of Spelman College applied to medical school.
Historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, has struggled since losing its accreditation in 2004. No classes were held this past semester. Now, the college has leased most of its campus to a new university, which is headed by a woman who immigrated from Ghana.
The new deans are Adrienne C. Webber at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Chimay Anumba at the University of Florida, and Charles T. Moses at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Florida, and Rhodes University of South Africa each will be responsible for one issue of the quarterly journal each year.
Dr. Oliver has been serving as a professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Florida. Earlier in this career, he held the Ewing Kauffman Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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.
Jonda C. McNair is a professor of literacy education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina. The peer-reviewed journal is a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Jones will serve as interim dean. He has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs. He joined the law school in 2009 as associate dean for research and faculty development. Jones holds two law degrees from the University of Florida.
The five Black faculty members in new roles are Khiara M. Bridges at Boston University, Beauty Bragg at Georgia College and State University, Yolanda Jackson at the University of Kansas, Bryan Monroe at Temple University, and Juan Gilbert at the University of Florida.
Ava L. Parker is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. Earlier, Parker served for 10 years as chair of the Board of Governors of the State University System in Florida.
Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.
Malcolm B. Butler is an associate professor of science education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the association.
Florida’s historically Black colleges and universities are partnering with the University of a Florida in a new mentoring program targeting African American males in the fourth and fifth grade.
Faye V. Harrison, professor of anthropology and professor of African American studies at the University of Florida, has been elected president of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.
A fraternity member was accused of yelling racial slurs and inappropriate sexual remarks to a Black women student who was walking on the street in front of the fraternity house.
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.
Cirecie West-Olatunji, associate professor and director of the Center for Traumatic Stress Research at the University of Cincinnati, has been elected president of the American Counseling Association, an organization with more than 43,000 members.
Ainsley Carry was appointed vice provost of student affairs at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was serving as vice president for student affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.
The new study examined ball and strike calls for millions of pitches between 1997 and 2008. Using several statistical methods, the authors found no evidence that more strikes were called for pitchers who were the same race as the umpire.
The conventional wisdom is that African Americans have major trust issues with the American medical establishment due to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the huge racial gap in medical professionals. But new research suggests this is not the case.
The University of Florida in Gainesville has offered a program in African American studies for the past 45 years but until now students could not major in the discipline.
According to a new scholarly study, African Americans who believe they have been confronted by racial discrimination are more likely to abuse alcohol and illegal drugs. And the study showed that the perception of unfair treatment can lead to long-term substance abuse problems.
It seems that each Halloween there are stories of college students dressing up in blackface to attend costume parties. This year is no exception.
He is a professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education at the University of Florida.
The new appointees are Marlene Helm at Midway College, Belinda Anderson at Norfolk State University, and Carolyn Tucker at the University of Florida.
The associate professor of counseling education at the University of Florida, will serve one year as president elect before assuming the leadership post in July 2013.
He was promoted to vice president for business affairs.
The HBCU-UF Master’s to Ph.D. Pathway Project targets high performing master’s degree students at historically black colleges and universities.