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Black Scholar at the University of Nebraska Examines Family Hardship and Stress

Black Scholar at the University of Nebraska Examines Family Hardship and Stress

American families who face economic hardship or mental health issues when their children are young are highly likely to continue to struggle and have families that continue to live under a high level of stress.

Two African American Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Two African American Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Jake Kirkland Jr. is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Noelle Hunter is leaving her post at Moorhead State University in Kentucky to become the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa, a native of Tanzania, is associate vice chancellor for international education and development and a profeessor of public administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

New Teaching Assignments for Two Black Scholars

New Teaching Assignments for Two Black Scholars

Martha Mamo was appointed the Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska and Milton Coleman will be the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor of Journalism Ethics at Arizona State University.

African Poetry Book Fund Sends 1,750 Volumes to Libraries in Africa

African Poetry Book Fund Sends 1,750 Volumes to Libraries in Africa

The African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has sent nearly 1,750 books to libraries in Gambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

University of Nebraska Upgrades Its Website on Slaves in 1860s Washington, D.C.

University of Nebraska Upgrades Its Website on Slaves in 1860s Washington, D.C.

The University of Nebraska’s online project documenting nineteenth-century slaves’ efforts to win their freedom through the District of Columbia’s court system has been upgraded with new tools and information.

Chigozie Obioma Is a Finalist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Chigozie Obioma Is a Finalist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Chigozie Obioma, an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, has been named one of six finalists for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, awarded for the best novel written in the English language.

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Safiya Sinclair Wins the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Poetry

Sinclair, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a graduate of Bennington College in southwestern Vermont and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia. She is currently a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California.

The University of Nebraska's Innovative Plan to Help Retain Minority Faculty

The University of Nebraska’s Innovative Plan to Help Retain Minority Faculty

Under the new plan, faculty members who teach in an academic department and also in one of the ethnic studies programs at the university will be required to teach only five courses over a three-semester period instead of six.

New Study Links Racial Discrimination to Health Problems Among Black Youths

New Study Links Racial Discrimination to Health Problems Among Black Youths

Previous studies have shown that racial discrimination can have a direct negative impact on the health of African Americans. But most of this research has focused on African American adults.

University of Nebraska Establishes the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color

University of Nebraska Establishes the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color

The commission has been established to advise the chancellor on issues pertaining to the specific concerns of faculty, staff, and students who are members of underrepresented minority groups on campus.

Mahtem Shiferraw Wins the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

Mahtem Shiferraw Wins the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

The award is presented by the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner, the literary magazine published by the University of Nebraska Press and the creative writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nigerian Poet Wins the Inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Nigerian Poet Wins the Inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

The pan-African poetry prize honors books of African poetry written in English or translated into English. The inaugural winner of the prize is Nigerian amu nnadi.

Three Books Nominated for African Poetry Prize

Three Books Nominated for African Poetry Prize

The African Poetry Book Fund, in conjunction with Prairie Schooner, the literary journal published by the University of Nebraska, has announced three finalists for the inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.

One African American Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

One African American Among the Four Finalists for President of the University of Nebraska System

Prior to his appointment as president of Central Michigan University in 2010, Dr. George Ross served as president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

The New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the U.S. Department of Education

The New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the U.S. Department of Education

James T. Minor was the senior program officer and director of higher education programs for the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta. From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Minor was a member of the faculty at Michigan State University.

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored for Journalism Research

University of Nebraska Scholar Honored for Journalism Research

Dane Kiambi, an assistant professor of public relations at the University of Nebraska, received the Best Paper Award for Journalism Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

University of Nebraska Helps Establish Five Poetry Libraries in Africa

University of Nebraska Helps Establish Five Poetry Libraries in Africa

The project is the idea of Kwame Dawes, a Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. The libraries, scheduled to open in September are located in Gambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

Two African American Leaders Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Two African American Leaders Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Linda R. Crump will soon step down as assistant to the chancellor for equity, access, and diversity programs at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Royal P. Walker Jr. has retired from his position as executive director of the Institute of Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.

New Prize to Honor African Poetry

New Prize to Honor African Poetry

The Glenna Luschei Prizewill be awarded annually to a collection of poetry published in the previous year by an African poet. The judge for this year’s competition is Nigerian novelist and poet Chris Abani.

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.

Joseph Francisco Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph Francisco Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Currently, Dr. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He will take on his new duties on July 1.

University of Nebraska Scholar to Examine Black Family Trees in Early Washington, D.C.

University of Nebraska Scholar to Examine Black Family Trees in Early Washington, D.C.

The Early Washington, D.C., Law, and Family Project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, will search through court records of 4,000 cases in the National Archives between 1800 and 1820.

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph S. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Racial Incidents on the Campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln

Racial Incidents on the Campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln

A racial slur was written in chalk on the sidewalk on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a member of the student senate used the same slur while speaking before the student government body.

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.

Researchers Publish a Collection of Poems That Supported Black Troops in the Civil War

Researchers Publish a Collection of Poems That Supported Black Troops in the Civil War

During the Civil War thousands of poems in support of African American troops were published in newspapers across the nation. Researchers at the University of Nebraska and the University of Cambridge have collected and published a sample of these poems online.

New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

H. Dele Davies is currently a professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week’s significant awards bestowed on Blacks in higher education.

Kwame Dawes Named Editor of the Literary Journal, Prairie Schooner

Kwame Dawes Named Editor of the Literary Journal, Prairie Schooner

He will also teach English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Grants and Gifts Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

Grants and Gifts Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

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