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University of Wyoming Debuts Online Its Liz Byrd Archival Collection

University of Wyoming Debuts Online Its Liz Byrd Archival Collection

Liz Byrd was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1926. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from what is now West Virginia State University in 1949. In 1980, she became the first African American to be elected to the Wyoming state legislature.

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. One of the 12 new members is an African American: John Edgar Wideman, the Asa Messer Professor and professor of Africana studies and literary arts at Brown University.

University of Wyoming Project Seeks to Map Racial Prejudice in the United States

University of Wyoming Project Seeks to Map Racial Prejudice in the United States

A group of graduate students in psychology at the University of Wyoming hopes to construct a map which shows where prejudice is most prevalent. They are trying to raise money online to finance their research.

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Those taking on new administrative roles are Maria Mayberry at the University of Arkansas, Alexandrina Deschamps at the University of Massachusetts, Lindsey Horton at Jackson State University, Pamela L. Jennings at Winston-Salem State University, and Nell Russell at the University of Wyoming.

Jacquelyn Bridgeman to Lead the College of Law at the University of Wyoming

Jacquelyn Bridgeman to Lead the College of Law at the University of Wyoming

Professor Bridgeman is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School. She has served as associate dean of the University of Wyoming law school since 2010 and has been on the faculty since 2002.

Jackson State University Students to Study Hydrology in Wyoming

Jackson State University Students to Study Hydrology in Wyoming

The Jackson State students will live on the University of Wyoming campus and do field work in geophysics and water analysis in the Laramie and Snowy mountain ranges. Next year, University of Wyoming students will travel to Mississippi to study organic soil and deciduous forests.

Gracie Lawson-Borders Named Dean of the School of Communications at Howard University

Gracie Lawson-Borders Named Dean of the School of Communications at Howard University

She is the former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming, where she also was professor of communication and journalism. Earlier she was the director of the African American and Diaspora Studies program at the University of Wyoming.

Jackie Leonard Joins the Faculty at the University of Wyoming

Jackie Leonard Joins the Faculty at the University of Wyoming

The education professor was also appointed to a five-year term as director of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center at the university.

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

M. Christopher Brown II, Sonja Trent-Brown, Isabel Wilkerson, and Nell Russell are honored for their work in higher education.