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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.

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza to Lead United States International University-Africa

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza to Lead United States International University-Africa

Dr. Zeleza has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He will become vice chancellor of U.S. International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 1.

Four Universities Selected as Finalists for the Obama Presidential Library

Four Universities Selected as Finalists for the Obama Presidential Library

The Barack Obama foundation has narrowed the field of candidates to host the Obama Presidential Library to Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Hawaii.

Two African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Two African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Gertrude Fraser, vice provost for faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Virginia, is returning to teach full-time and Marisha Humphries was promoted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Paula Allen-Meares to Stay On as Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Paula Allen-Meares to Stay On as Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Allen-Meares became chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago in January 2009. Previously, she served as the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan.

Exhibit Explores the Role of African Americans at the 1893 Columbia Exposition in Chicago

Exhibit Explores the Role of African Americans at the 1893 Columbia Exposition in Chicago

The exhibition, entitled “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition,” was inspired by a pamphlet with the same title that was co-authored by civil rights activist Ida B. Wells.

University of Illinois Chicago Study Finds Racial Disparity in Workers Compensation Settlements

University of Illinois Chicago Study Finds Racial Disparity in Workers Compensation Settlements

The racial disparity in workers’ averaged $6,000 more for non-Hispanic Whites compared to Black or Hispanic workers.

New Study Explores the Impact on Poor Black Women of the High Incarceration Rate of Men

New Study Explores the Impact on Poor Black Women of the High Incarceration Rate of Men

Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has written a new book focusing on the impact on women in poverty neighborhoods of high incarceration rates among Black men.

Illinois Launches Official Investigation of Racial Disparities in Education and Other Facets of Life

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation creating the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community.

Grants and Gifts

• Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, is participating in a $900,000 U.S. Energy Department grant program with Wake Forest University. The researchers are developing crystals that can detect nuclear threats, radioactive materials, or chemical bombs more accurately and more cost-effectively than present detection methods. • The University of Illinois at Chicago received a five-year, $3 […]