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University of Louisville Aims to Diversify Its Master's Degree Program in Biostatistics

University of Louisville Aims to Diversify Its Master’s Degree Program in Biostatistics

The University of Louisville has entered into an agreement with the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are James Mack at the University of Cincinnati, Edwin Kwane Otu at the University of Virginia, J’Aime Jennings of the University of Louisville, and Sherman Henry at the University of Oregon.

University of Louisville Creates an Online Archive of a Civil Rights Era Incident

University of Louisville Creates an Online Archive of a Civil Rights Era Incident

In 1954, African Americans Andrew and Charlotte Wade bought a new suburban house in an all-White neighborhood. Segregationists used dynamite to blow up the couple’s home.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Sean L. Francis at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, and William H. Robinson at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in Nashville.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The Black scholars in new roles are Tyson Ling-Meadows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Kevin K. Gaines at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Brandy N. Kelly Pryor at the University of Louisville.

University of Louisville Honors Its First Black Educator

University of Louisville Honors Its First Black Educator

The University of Louisville has renamed its Freedom Park to honor Dr. Charles H. Parrish Jr. In 1951, Professor Parrish, who held a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago, became the first Black educator to teach at the university.

Richard Green to Lead The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Richard Green to Lead The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has named Richard Green as interim president. He will begin his duties on July 1 and serve until a permanent president is named. Dr. Green has been serving as interim provost at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

Tom Jackson Jr. Named the Tenth President of Black Hills State University

Tom Jackson Jr. Named the Tenth President of Black Hills State University

Dr. Jackson has been serving vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Before coming to the University of Louisville in 2007, Dr. Jackson was vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

University of Louisville Dean to Take a Leave of Absence

University of Louisville Dean to Take a Leave of Absence

Carolyn Callahan has announced that she will step down from her post as dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville for “personal and family reasons.” She is the first African American to hold the dean post.

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.

Tom Jackson Jr. Is One of Five Finalists for President of Fort Hays State University

Tom Jackson Jr. Is One of Five Finalists for President of Fort Hays State University

Currently, Tom Jackson Jr. is vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Jackson is the former president of the American College Personnel Association.

University of Louisville Honors Journalist Eugene Robinson

University of Louisville Honors Journalist Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent much of his career at the Washington Post, has been selected to receive the 2014 Brandeis Medal from the University of Louisville School of Law.

Simmons College of Kentucky Receives Accreditation

Simmons College of Kentucky Receives Accreditation

Founded by former slaves in 1879, what is now known as Simmons College of Kentucky has received accreditation for the first time from the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

University of Louisville Discovers Old Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

University of Louisville Discovers Old Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law recently discovered a series of 12 photographs that document a 1967 lecture given by Martin Luther King Jr. in the school’s Allen Court Room.

Hiring of Black Football Coach Causes a Stir at the Univerity of Texas

Hiring of Black Football Coach Causes a Stir at the Univerity of Texas

When the University of Texas hired Charlie Strong as its first African American head football coach, the university’s major benefactor called the selection “a kick in the face.”

Carolyn Callahan Selected to Lead the College of Business at the University of Louisville

Carolyn Callahan Selected to Lead the College of Business at the University of Louisville

She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She will be the first woman and first African American dean of the University of Louisville business school.

University of Louisville Asks the Public's Help to Preserve a Historical Black Newspaper

University of Louisville Asks the Public’s Help to Preserve a Historical Black Newspaper

Due to the poor quality of microfilm copies, the university has been unable to create a searchable digital archive of the Louisville Leader, an African American newspaper published between 1917 and 1950. The university is asking the public to help transcribe the microfilm files.

In Memoriam: J. Blaine Hudson, 1949-2013

In Memoriam: J. Blaine Hudson, 1949-2013

Dr. Hudson had been on medical leave since August and in December had resigned as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. He had planned to return to the faculty in 2014.

J. Blaine Hudson Stepping Down as Dean, Returning to University of Louisville Faculty

J. Blaine Hudson Stepping Down as Dean, Returning to University of Louisville Faculty

Dr. Hudson has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville since 2005.

University of Louisville Upgrades Its Civil Rights History Tour

University of Louisville Upgrades Its Civil Rights History Tour

The tour includes 22 sites around the Louisville area including Freedom Park where civil rights protests occurred in 1961 and a home which was bombed in 1954 when a Black family moved into a previously all-White neighborhood.

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

The Stanford University professor is honored for her book on equity in education.

Barbara Savage Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Barbara Savage Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Penn professor is honored for her book on the politics of Black religion.

Appointments and Promotions of African Americans in Higher Education

Appointments and Promotions of African Americans in Higher Education

Here is news of five African Americans who were appointed to faculty or administrative posts in higher education.

African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven black administrators are taking on new duties at colleges and universities across the nation.

The New Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia

The New Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia

Dr. Toni Miles was a professor at the University of Louisville.