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Four Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Maya Wiley was appointed to a named chair at the New School. Rhea Ballard-Thrower was named director of University Libraries at Howard University. Rick Lowe and Anindo Marshall are joining the faculties at the University of Houston and the University of Southern California, respectively.

University of Houston Researcher Examines Death Ideation Among Black Children

University of Houston Researcher Examines Death Ideation Among Black Children

A new study led by Rheeda Walker, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Houston, finds that about one third of African American children had thoughts of death or dying. Death ideation can be a predictor of suicide.

One African American Among Finalists for Key Post at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

One African American Among Finalists for Key Post at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richie Hunter, vice chancellor and vice president of university marketing, communication, and media relations for the University of Houston, is a finalist for vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew P. Daire currently serves as associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Earlier he taught for 14 years in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

John M. Rudley has served as the eleventh president of Texas Southern University in Houston since 2008. Earlier, he was interim chancellor of the University of Houston System and interim president of the University of Houston.

In Memoriam: Franklin Jerome Anderson, 1954-2015

In Memoriam: Franklin Jerome Anderson, 1954-2015

Franklin J. Anderson was a lecturer in African American studies and director of the Challenger Program at the University of Houston. The Challenger Program is a TRIO program for student support services, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

University Study Finds That Routinely Watching Television News May Increase Racial Bias

University Study Finds That Routinely Watching Television News May Increase Racial Bias

The University of Houston study found that people who watch a great deal of television news may become more racially biased against African Americans due to overexposure to racial stereotypes.

African American Adjunct Professor Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

African American Adjunct Professor Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Melissa Givens is an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also a doctoral student in music at the University of Houston.

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Dr. Jones currently holds the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair and is dean of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has also served as dean of the business school at Louisiana State University.

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Jones was a professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

A New Study Shows the Moderating Role of Religiosity on Black Suicides

A New Study Shows the Moderating Role of Religiosity on Black Suicides

A new study led by Rheeda Walker, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Houston, finds that religion may be a major factor in explaining the lower suicide rate among African Americans.

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.

The Most Diverse Student Bodies in American Higher Education

The Most Diverse Student Bodies in American Higher Education

According to U.S News & World Report, the Newark campus of Rutgers University was rated as the most diverse in the country. Andrews University, Stanford University, St. John’s University, and the University of Houston tied for second place.

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.

The Next Dean of the University of Houston Law Center

The Next Dean of the University of Houston Law Center

Leonard M. Baynes, a professor at the School of Law of St. John’s University in Queens, New York, has been selected as the next dean of the University of Houston Law Center. He will begin his new job on August 15.

An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston

An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston

The University of Houston has one of the more diverse student bodies of any college or university in the nation. But, the racial and ethnic makeup of its faculty does not approach that of its student body.

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.

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Michael Orok is a new dean at Tennessee State University and DoVeanna Fulton will be a dean at the University of Houston Downtown.

Texas Study Finds Race of Teacher Has Little Impact on Black Student Performance

Texas Study Finds Race of Teacher Has Little Impact on Black Student Performance

The study examined the academic performance of students at 198 public schools in low-income neighborhoods in the state of Texas.

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

The three winners of the National Society of Black Engineer’s Impact Award are Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Honors and Awards

• Alexander G. Clark Sr. was inducted posthumously into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame. In 1867, more than 85 years before Brown v. Board of Education, Clark successfully filed suit to gain admittance of his daughter to the racially segregated public schools. He later successfully fought to have his son admitted to the law school […]