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Sylvester James Gates to Lead the American Physical Society

Sylvester James Gates to Lead the American Physical Society

Dr. Gates, Ford Foundation Professor at Brown University, has been named to the presidential line of the American Physical Society, a nonprofit organization that represents more than 55,000 physicists worldwide. Dr. Gates will serve as vice president in 2019, president-elect in 2020, and president in 2021.

Boston College Psychologist Janet E. Helms Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Janet E. Helms Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Terrance J. Turney was appointed director of athletics at Fresno State University in California and Damon Evans was named director of athletics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

In March the report of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion and Respect Task Force was submitted to the University Senate and Wallace C. Loh, president of the university. Now, President Loh has called on the university to begin implementing the proposed changes.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Dustin Fulton at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Cynthia W. Roseberry at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Lanze J. Thompson at Clark Atlanta University, Douglas R. Allen II at Kentucky State University, and Carlton Green at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new duties are Nsombi B. Ricketts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Renita Miller at Princeton University in New Jersey, Keith E. Hall at Azusa Pacific University in California, Neijma Celestine-Donnor at the University of Maryland, and Lisa Griffin at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

University of Maryland Outlines New Procedures for Dealing With Incidents of Hate or Bias

University of Maryland Outlines New Procedures for Dealing With Incidents of Hate or Bias

The new protocol is aimed at ensuring a coordinated response, providing support to impacted community members and guaranteeing transparency with the campus community. The university’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion will hire a hate-bias response coordinator to assist with these efforts.

Judge Orders Appointment of a "Special Master" to Resolve Maryland Desegregation Suit

Judge Orders Appointment of a “Special Master” to Resolve Maryland Desegregation Suit

A federal judge in Maryland has ordered both sides in the longstanding lawsuit over inequities in the state system of higher education to work harder to find a solution. She will appoint a special master to oversee the negotiations.

University of Maryland Establishes the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

University of Maryland Establishes the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The new center will serve as a national hub for research, policy, professional standards, and consultation for universities on critical issues related to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

The Research Institute for Scholars in Education (RISE) training program will provide students with research mentoring on language and literacy topics from University of Maryland faculty and academic mentoring from Bowie State University faculty.

Former Secretary of Education Is Now Teaching at the University of Maryland

Former Secretary of Education Is Now Teaching at the University of Maryland

John B. King Jr., the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, is a visiting professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is teaching a course on education policy.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Combat Hate and Create a Safer Campus

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Combat Hate and Create a Safer Campus

In response to incidents of perceived racial bias on campus, the University of Maryland has announced an action plan to “combat hate and create a safer campus.”

Murder of Black Student Prompts University of Maryland to Take Action

Murder of Black Student Prompts University of Maryland to Take Action

Richard Wilbur Collins III, a 23-year-old Black man who had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army was stabbed to death on May 20 as he was waiting for an Uber driver at the University of Maryland College Park.

Old Dominion University Scholar Studying Leadership Issues at HBCUs

Old Dominion University Scholar Studying Leadership Issues at HBCUs

Nearly 60 percent of sitting university presidents are over the age of 60. This presents the question of who will be the next generation of HBCU leaders. Felecia Commodore of Old Dominion University in Norfolk is trying to answer that question.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

As series of racist incidents occurred on college campuses across the United States in recent days. Here are some examples.

The New Dean of Students at the College of the Holy Cross

The New Dean of Students at the College of the Holy Cross

Since 2006, Dr. Michele C. Murray has been vice president for the Division of Student Development at Seattle University in Washington State. Earlier, she held student affairs posts at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Vermont.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

UCLA-Led Survey Examines Racial Differences in Public Policy Views

UCLA-Led Survey Examines Racial Differences in Public Policy Views

A major survey conducted after the 2016 election led by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, shows widespread racial differences in public policy issues involving health care, climate change, federal spending, immigration, education, and other issues.

Four Black Faculty Members Named to New Posts

Four Black Faculty Members Named to New Posts

Taking on new assignments are Nikki M. Taylor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Maurice Edington at Florida A&M University, Joseph Watson Jr. at the University of Georgia, and Kevin Blackistone at the University of Maryland.

A Persistent Racial Disparity for Adults Who Receive Flu Shots

A Persistent Racial Disparity for Adults Who Receive Flu Shots

The statistics show that 39 percent of African American adults get annual flu shots compared to nearly half of White American adults. Furthermore, the data shows that efforts to address the racial disparity have had little effect.

University of Maryland Archaeologists Find Links Between African Religious Symbols and Christianity

University of Maryland Archaeologists Find Links Between African Religious Symbols and Christianity

At a decade-long excavation at Wye House, a former plantation near Easton, Maryland, archeologists from the University of Maryland found traditional African religious symbols side-by-side with symbols relating to Christianity.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Online Archive Documents Bank Redlining Practices in the 1930s

New Online Archive Documents Bank Redlining Practices in the 1930s

A new website hosted by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond offers visitors a look at a series of maps from the Home Owners Loan Corporation that document the practice of redlining during the New Deal era.

Academic Study Finds Possible Racial Bias by Mental Health Professionals

Academic Study Finds Possible Racial Bias by Mental Health Professionals

When a caller used the name Allison, she was invited to talk to the practitioner 63 percent of the time. When the name Lakisha was used by the same caller, she got through to the mental health professional 51 percent of the time.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Positions

La Tanya Hall is teaching jazz voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Michele Foster was named to an endowed chair at the University of Louisville and Jason Geary is the new director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland.

New Faculty Assignments for a Trio of Black Scholars

New Faculty Assignments for a Trio of Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Keisha Bentley-Edwards at the Duke University School of Medicine, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, and Catherine Knight Steele at the University of Maryland, College Park.

African American Faculty Members Making News

African American Faculty Members Making News

African American faculty members taking on new roles are Kali Nicole Gross at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, La Marr Jurelle Bruce of the University of Maryland, College Park, Jennifer Hamer of the University of Kansas, and Talitha LeFlouria at the University of Virginia.

Morehouse School of Medicine to Create a Heart Disease Registry for African Americans

Morehouse School of Medicine to Create a Heart Disease Registry for African Americans

The new registry will import data directly from electronic health records enabling researchers to track trends and develop effective treatments for African American cardiovascular disease patients.

The Next President of Minneapolis Community and Technical College

The Next President of Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Since 2010, Dr. Sharon Pierce has been vice president for academic affairs at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Earlier, she served as chair of the Health Sciences Division and director of the nursing education program at the college.

Two Academic Studies Show That Polluters Target Minority Communities

Two Academic Studies Show That Polluters Target Minority Communities

The studies found that companies tended to follow the path of least resistance when locating plants that produced hazardous wastes. And this is particularly true to the super polluters who produce the most toxins.

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

For the past two years, Dr. Dixon has served as interim vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Racism Is the Norm in Media Accounts of Celebrity Domestic Violence

Racism Is the Norm in Media Accounts of Celebrity Domestic Violence

A new study by Joanna Pepin, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Maryland, finds that when a Black man was accused of domestic violence, media reports were more likely to include criminal information than when a White man was accused of domestic violence.