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Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Kwame Anthony Appiah was named professor emeritus and Ruha Benjamin was appointed assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University. Christopher Bonner is a new assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland.

Kurt L. Schmoke to Be the Next President of the University of Baltimore

Kurt L. Schmoke to Be the Next President of the University of Baltimore

A former Rhodes Scholar and mayor of Baltimore for 12 years, Schmoke served as dean of the Howard University School of Law from 2003 to 2012. Most recently, he has served as interim provost and general counsel at Howard.

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Since 2009 Dr. Haddon has been dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. She is the first African American to serve as dean. Previously she taught at the law school of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Danette Howard Takes Key Education Post at the Lumina Foundation

Danette Howard Takes Key Education Post at the Lumina Foundation

Dr. Howard has been serving as secretary of higher education for the state of Maryland. She is a former student affairs and admissions officer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Sylvester James Gates Jr. Named the 2014 Scientist of the Year

Sylvester James Gates Jr. Named the 2014 Scientist of the Year

Dr. Gates, the John S. Toll Professor of Physics and the director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland College Park, is being honored by the Harvard Foundation.

Study Finds Exposure to Racism May Accelerate Aging in Black Men

Study Finds Exposure to Racism May Accelerate Aging in Black Men

The study examined a biomarker of systemic aging known as leukocyte telomore length. Telomeres are repetitive sequences of DNA capping the ends of chromosomes. Black men who had been exposed to the most racism had the shortest telomeres.

University of Maryland Study Identifies Educational Strengths of Black Youth

University of Maryland Study Identifies Educational Strengths of Black Youth

The authors state that many low-income minority children exceed their peers in self-regulation, the ability to manage behavior, emotions, and attention. These strengths impact social skills and academic success.

Charles D. Howell to Lead the Department of Internal Medicine at Howard University

Charles D. Howell to Lead the Department of Internal Medicine at Howard University

Dr. Charles D. Howell has been serving as a tenured professor of medicine and director of hepatology research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Phyllis Curtis-Tweed Takes on New Assignment in Bermuda

Phyllis Curtis-Tweed Takes on New Assignment in Bermuda

The Harvard-educated woman who is currently a dean at Oakland Community College in Michigan, will become the seventh principal of The Berkeley Institute, a highly selective preparatory school in Bermuda.

University Project Aims to Restore Minorities' Trust in Medical Research

University Project Aims to Restore Minorities’ Trust in Medical Research

A new project at the University of Maryland, entitled Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers, offers information targeted at minorities about participation in research and clinical trials.

In Memoriam: Lee Thornton, 1942-2013

In Memoriam: Lee Thornton, 1942-2013

Dr. Thornton was the first African American woman to serve as a White House correspondent for a major news network. She taught at Howard University for 14 years and was interim dean of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

The New Dean of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College

The New Dean of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College

John O. Aje has been serving as associate dean of the University of Maryland University College Graduate School in Adelphi. He also was a professor and chair of the department of technology and engineering systems.

University of Maryland Award Will Honor Sports Journalists Who Work for Racial Equality

University of Maryland Award Will Honor Sports Journalists Who Work for Racial Equality

The award is named for Sam Lacy and Wendell Smith, two African American journalists who documented Jackie Robinson’s effort to racially integrate Major League Baseball.

New Research Shows Value of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity on Campus

New Research Shows Value of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity on Campus

Researchers surveyed more than 15,000 students at 102 colleges and universities across the United States on their interactions with people of different races and economic backgrounds.

Socioeconomic Affirmative Action Won't Create Racial Diversity on Campus

Socioeconomic Affirmative Action Won’t Create Racial Diversity on Campus

A new study, led by Julie J. Park, an assistant professor of education at the University of Maryland, shows that preferences based on socioeconomic status would be a poor substitute for race in efforts to create a more diverse student body at American colleges and universities.

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Haddon was selected as dean of the nation’s third-oldest law school in 2009 after serving for 25 years on the faculty of the Temple University School of law in Philadelphia. After a one-year sabbatical, she will return to serve on the law school’s faculty.

Sylvester James Gates Awarded the Mendel Medal From Villanova University

Sylvester James Gates Awarded the Mendel Medal From Villanova University

Sylvester James Gates, the John S. Toll Professor of Physics and director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland in College Park, was named the winner of the Mendel Medal, given out by Villanova University.

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Jameca W. Falconer at the Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri, Lori S. Gentles at California State University, Fullerton, P. Kevin Williamson at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Ralph Amos at the University of Maryland.

The Inaugural Winner of a Book Award in African American Art History

The Inaugural Winner of a Book Award in African American Art History

Bridget R. Cooks, an associate professor of art history and African American studies at the University of California Irvine, was honored by the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland College Park.

Law Professor to Lead the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Law Professor to Lead the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

At the start of the new year Sherrilyn Ifill, professor at the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, will become president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

New CEO for Howard University Hospital

New CEO for Howard University Hospital

Hebert C. Buchanan Jr. has been serving as the chief operating officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

Danette Howard Named Secretary of Higher Education for the State of Maryland

Danette Howard Named Secretary of Higher Education for the State of Maryland

She has been serving as interim secretary since last August and previously held research positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Sylvester James Gates Named a Member of the American Philosophical Society

Sylvester James Gates Named a Member of the American Philosophical Society

Of the 27 new members of the society elected this year, Professor Gates is the only African American.

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

The three winners of the National Society of Black Engineer’s Impact Award are Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Higher Education Desegregation Case Goes to Trial in Maryland

Higher Education Desegregation Case Goes to Trial in Maryland

Plaintiffs seek $2 billion for the state’s four historically Black universities.

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.