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 Illinois at Chicago related articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
The racial disparity in workers’ averaged $6,000 more for non-Hispanic Whites compared to Black or Hispanic workers.
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.
• 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 […]