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Justice Department Agents to Undergo Training in Implicit Bias

Justice Department Agents to Undergo Training in Implicit Bias

The Fair & Impartial Law Enforcement training program, developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, will be administered to more than 23,000 federal agents.

Gladis Kersaint Appointed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Gladis Kersaint Appointed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.

Why Do African Americans Avoid Engineering Degree Programs?

Why Do African Americans Avoid Engineering Degree Programs?

Although African Americans may be academically well-prepared for an engineering curriculum various factors may contribute to the feeling of “not fitting in” or a “lack of belonging.” A new study seeks to identify factors that produce such concerns and to recommend ways to eliminate them.

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

Four Black Scholars in the Running for Vice Provost Position at the University of Kansas

The four finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity are DeBrenna Agbényiga of Michigan State, O. Gilbert Brown of Missouri State, Calvin White Jr. of the University of Arkansas, and Nathan Thomas who was chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida Polytechnic.

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.

University Effort to Boost Civil Rights for African Descendants in Latin America

University Effort to Boost Civil Rights for African Descendants in Latin America

The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida in Tampa, is undertaking an effort to obtain funding to hold a major training institute for African descendants in Latin America who are working for civil rights.

Targeted Teacher Education Can Reduce the Racial Gap in School Disciplinary Actions

Targeted Teacher Education Can Reduce the Racial Gap in School Disciplinary Actions

Teacher educators must explicitly prepare school personnel to understand and address the complex factors that shuttle African American males from schools and into juvenile justice and adult correctional systems.

Black Enrollments Decline at the University of South Florida

Black Enrollments Decline at the University of South Florida

In the fall of 2011, Blacks made up 10.5 percent of the entering class, down from 16 percent a decade ago. Blacks were nearly 14 percent of the total enrollments five years ago. The latest figure was 10.8 percent.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Halima Leak, Donna Elam, and Richard Briggance will be assuming new duties.