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New Book Series Planned on the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

New Book Series Planned on the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

The University of Georgia Press and Morehouse College have announced that they will develop a new book series based on the Martin Luther King Jr. collection held at Morehouse. The archive at Morehouse contains more than 10,000 items.

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton, Paul Meacham, former president of the College of Southern Nevada, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, and K. Paige Carmichael of the University of Georgia.

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.

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

The director of the new center is Hubert Grimes, who served as a circuit court judge in Florida for 25 years. Grimes also taught at the Florida A&M University School of Law for seven years.

Two African Americans Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Two African Americans Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Kecia Thomas was named associate dean for faculty leadership development and diversity at the University of Georgia and Miron P. Billingsley is the new vice chancellor of student affairs at North Carolina Central University.

Professor Lonnie Brown Is One of Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Georgia Law School

Professor Lonnie Brown Is One of Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Georgia Law School

Professor Brown is the associate dean of academic affairs at the law school. He joined the faculty at the law school in 2002 and currently holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

Black Couples in Committed Relationships Are Healthier, Regardless of Marital Status

Black Couples in Committed Relationships Are Healthier, Regardless of Marital Status

A study conducted at the University of Georgia finds that Black couples in committed relationships – regardless of marital status – are healthier than other African Americans. But Blacks who had a committed partner of another race were not healthier than single African Americans.

Emory University Scholar to Receive the Lillian Smith Book Award

Emory University Scholar to Receive the Lillian Smith Book Award

Bernard Lafayette Jr., the Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is being honored for his book about his time as leader of the Selma, Alabama, voting rights protests.

University of Georgia Scholar Honored for His Work on Climate Change

University of Georgia Scholar Honored for His Work on Climate Change

J. Marshall Shepherd, the UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Georgia, was named a Captain Planet Protector of the Earth by Ted Turner’s Captain Planet Foundation.

University of Georgia Shows the Oldest Known Movie of Blacks Playing Baseball

University of Georgia Shows the Oldest Known Movie of Blacks Playing Baseball

The 26-second film of African Americans in 1919 at the Pebble Hill Plantation near Thomasville, Georgia, was recently screened at a conference, co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

A New Post-Baccalaureate Research Program for Minorities in the Biomedical Sciences

A New Post-Baccalaureate Research Program for Minorities in the Biomedical Sciences

The University of Georgia has launched a new post-baccalaureate research program aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kennard Brown of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University, and Gregory H. Robinson of the University of Georgia.

University of Georgia to Honor Its First Black Applicant

University of Georgia to Honor Its First Black Applicant

The University of Georgia, which more than 60 years ago did not consider Horace Ward’s application for admission because of his race, has decided to award him an honorary doctor of laws degree.

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 Georgia Study Links Racial Discrimination to Risk of Disease

University of Georgia Study Links Racial Discrimination to Risk of Disease

The study found that African American youth who experience frequent incidents of discrimination are more likely than others to develop heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees are Tiffany Washington of the University of Georgia, Karin Edwards of Three Rivers Community College, Eric Sheppard of Hampton University, and Oluwatoni Aluko of Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Obie Clayton Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Obie Clayton Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Clark Atlanta University

Since 2011, Dr. Clayton has been serving as the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work.

African American Teachers Tend to Reduce Black Teenage Pregnancy Rates

African American Teachers Tend to Reduce Black Teenage Pregnancy Rates

Black teenage girls in Georgia are significantly more likely to become pregnant than White teenage girls. But the research shows that for Black teenage girls who have African American teachers, the pregnancy rate goes down.

University of Georgia Hosting a Group of African Journalists

University of Georgia Hosting a Group of African Journalists

Ten journalists from the African nations of Burundi, Congo, Niger, and Senegal will participate in sessions on broadcast journalism, media education, online media, and business models for success.

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 Men Named to Teaching Posts

Three Black Men Named to Teaching Posts

Henry N. Young was appointed to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Chapurukha Kusimba was named chair of the anthropology department at American University and Ronald Dellums will be teaching at Howard University.

University of Kansas Historian Wins Prestigious Book Prize

University of Kansas Historian Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African American studies at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award for his biography of long-time Morehouse College president Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Two African American Women Win Academic Awards

Two African American Women Win Academic Awards

Crystal Sanders, an assistant professor of history at Penn State, won two awards for her doctoral dissertation on Black women in Mississippi and Sylvaia Schell of the University of Georgia was honored for her work to promote diversity in international education.

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Yvette Underfue Murph, Roger Sidje, Tysus D. Jackson, Keisha Williams, Lee H. Melvin, Wilbur L. Walters Jr., Curtis Campbell, and Victor K. Wilson.

Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Gregory H. Robinson was named the UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the University of Georgia, Donna-Dale Marcano was named director of the Human Rights Program at Trinity College and Melissa Nobles was named chair of the political science department at MIT.

Three African American Men in New Faculty Roles

Three African American Men in New Faculty Roles

Albert Bimper Jr., a former NFL player, joins the faculty at Colorado State University. J. Marshall Shepherd is named to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia and James Martin is appointed chair of the department of civil engineering at Clemson University.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Julie Graves at the University of Memphis, Martino Harmon at Iowa State University, Lonnie Brown Jr. at the University of Georgia School of Law, LaVelle Hendricks of Texas A&M University Commerce, and Deidre McRoy at Florida A&M University.

Old Movie of African American Baseball Players Found in the University of Georgia Archives

Old Movie of African American Baseball Players Found in the University of Georgia Archives

The film, made around 1919, was found in the archives of the Pebble Hill Plantation that were donated to the Walter J. Brown Media Archives of the University of Georgia Libraries.

Three African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Brenda Thompson joins the board of the University of Georgia Foundation, Sim Covington Jr. was named director of career services at the SUNY Institute of Technology, and Lynette Ralph was appointed director of the Library Resource Center at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Natasha Brison, an assistant professor at Georgia State University, won an award for research on sport and recreation and Chance W. Lewis of the University of North Carolina Charlotte was honored for a lifetime of work by the American Educational Research Association.

Rodney Bennett Appointed President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney Bennett Appointed President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Bennett, now vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia, will be the first African American president of any of the five predominantly White state universities in Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Jesse Hill Jr., 1926-2012

In Memoriam: Jesse Hill Jr., 1926-2012

In addition to a successful business career, Hill was a leader in the civil rights struggle and participated in efforts to desegregate the Atlanta public schools and the University System of Georgia.

African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia Establishes an Archive

African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia Establishes an Archive

The collection, established on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the institute, includes photographs, posters, flyers, and other documents. Also, there are journals written by students who studied abroad in Africa.

Bernard Oliver Is One of Four Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Georgia

Bernard Oliver Is One of Four Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Georgia

He is a professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education at the University of Florida.

A Trio of African American Award Winners

A Trio of African American Award Winners

Kisha Daniels of North Carolina Central University, Gregory Robinson of the University of Georgia, and Terry Woodward of Jackson State University are honored with prestigious awards.

Six African Americans Named to Key Administative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to Key Administative Posts in Higher Education

Patricia Green-Powell, Joyce A. Jones, Carnell Jones, Quincy Birdsong, Deborah Archer, and Lionel Anderson are taking on new duties.