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A Half Dozen African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Black scholars in new roles are Tracy Clayton at Wake Forest University, Mindy T. Fullilove at The New School, Fred Higgs III at Rice University, Iyelli Ichile at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Lena Hill at the University of Iowa, and Omari Weekes at Willamette University in Oregon.

Study Finds That School Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies Do More Harm Than Good

Study Finds That School Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies Do More Harm Than Good

A new study by F. Chris Curran, an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, finds that zero-tolerance public school disciplinary policies may produce racial disparities in school suspensions and expulsions which could hinder the academic success rates of African American students.

Two Black Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Two Black Women Named Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Three women make up the third cohort of the Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Black women are two of this year’s three fellows: Keisha McIntosh Allen in education and Nkiru Nnawulezi in psychology.

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.

Pamela Hammond to Step Down as Interim President of Virginia State University

Pamela Hammond to Step Down as Interim President of Virginia State University

Dr. Hammond has been serving as interim president since January 1, 2015. She is the first woman to serve as president of the university. Dr. Hammond is the former provost at Hampton University.

Universities Create Historical Online Archive of Recent Baltimore Protests

Universities Create Historical Online Archive of Recent Baltimore Protests

The University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are teaming up with the Maryland Historical Society to create an archive to document the history of the Baltimore protests surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in April.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Two Universities Look to Replicate UMBC's Success in Graduating Black Students in STEM Fields

Two Universities Look to Replicate UMBC’s Success in Graduating Black Students in STEM Fields

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is allocating $7.75 million in an effort to replicate the success of the Meyerhoff Scholars program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County at Pennsylvania State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

HBCU in Maryland May Contribute to the Creation of a New Medical School

HBCU in Maryland May Contribute to the Creation of a New Medical School

The new medical school would be a satellite campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County but would incorporate the health education and research programs at Salisbury University and the historically Black University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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.

Freeman Hrabowski to Receive the Heinz Award

Freeman Hrabowski to Receive the Heinz Award

The president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County will be honored for his work to increase the number of Black and other minority students who seek degrees in science and engineering.

Freeman Hrabowski to Head New Commision on African American Education

Freeman Hrabowski to Head New Commision on African American Education

The president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County has been appointed by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

In Memoriam: LaMont Fernal Toliver (1963-2012)

In Memoriam: LaMont Fernal Toliver (1963-2012)

He was the director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program and assistant dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Freeman Hrabowski Receives the Centennial Academic Leadership Award

Freeman Hrabowski Receives the Centennial Academic Leadership Award

Dr. Hrabowski will receive $500,000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which he can use in support of academic programs at his discretion.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This weeks grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.

Grants and Gifts

• Researchers at the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County received a three-year, $171,928 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning in science and mathematics classrooms, particularly among African-American students. The research will be conducted in K-12 classrooms in Richmond and […]