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Nnedi Okorafor Wins Two of Science Fiction's Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor Wins Two of Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor, an associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, is only the fourth author in the past two decades who has won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for the same novella. The awards are among the highest honors given to science fiction authors.

"Handholding" of Young Black Males in High School May Hinder Their Success Later On

“Handholding” of Young Black Males in High School May Hinder Their Success Later On

Chezare A. Warren conducted a study that found that special attention given to Black males in urban high school classrooms may not serve them well later in life.

Linda Scott Named Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott Named Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Scott has been serving as the associate dean for academic affairs, associate professor of health systems science, and director of graduate studies at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Linda Scott Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott Is a Finalist for Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Linda Scott is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also serves as an associate professor of health systems science and director of graduate studies.

Michelle Howard-Vital Is the New Provost at Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Is the New Provost at Florida Memorial University

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Howard-Vital was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, she served as interim chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and as associate vice president for the University of North Carolina System.

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Krista A. Thompson, the holder of the Weinberg College Board of Advisers Chair in the department of art history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association.

Study Warns of a Mental Health Crisis for African American College Students

Study Warns of a Mental Health Crisis for African American College Students

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois at Chicago warn that Black students who are enrolled at selective predominantly White educational institutions face a physical and mental wear-and-tear that contributes to a host of psychological and physical ailments.

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

The seven Black scholars who are taking on new duties are Paul C. Clement, Jamal Ratchford, Nicholas Ball, Dineo Khabele, James Hill, Jordanna Malton, and Robert Winn.

Three African Americans Named to New Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans Named to New Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eric Poole was named director of the choir at Howard University. Julianna Stratton was appointed director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Terri Harris Reed was appointed secretary of Spelman College.

Presenting While Black: African American Speakers Face Challenges at Conferences

Presenting While Black: African American Speakers Face Challenges at Conferences

A new study by Ebony O. McGee of the College of Education at Vanderbilt University, and Lasana Kazembe of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, examines the experiences of Black faculty members who give presentations at academic conferences.

New Study Led by University of Vermont Scholar Sheds Light on "Bias Awareness"

New Study Led by University of Vermont Scholar Sheds Light on “Bias Awareness”

A new study led by Sylvia Perry, an assistant professor of psychological science at the University of Vermont, finds that Whites who are aware of their biases are better equipped to deal with society’s racial challenges than Whites who believe they are racially colorblind.

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.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African Americans

Dorothy Stripling is the new interim chief financial officer at Fort Valley State University and Jennifer A. Scott is the new director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.

Four Black Scholars With Ties to Academia Win American Book Awards

Four Black Scholars With Ties to Academia Win American Book Awards

The Before Columbus Foundation of Oakland, California is honoring Emily Raboteau of CCNY, Jonathan Scott Holloway of Yale, Sterling Plumpp of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Jamaica Kincaid of Claremont McKenna College.

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Charlotte H. Johnson was named dean of students at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and Alfred W. Tatum was appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Research Points to Benefits of Weight Training on the Vascular Health of Young Black Men

Research Points to Benefits of Weight Training on the Vascular Health of Young Black Men

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that a weight training program can produce significantly better cardiovascular health among young African American men.

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 Illinois at Chicago Funds 17 Research Projects on Racial Inequality

University of Illinois at Chicago Funds 17 Research Projects on Racial Inequality

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy is funding 17, year-long research projects that will study racial and ethnic inequalities in health, justice, economics, and education.

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.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s news of important grants to HBCUs or to programs on concern to African Americans.