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New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Universities Seeking to Increase Diversity Among Research Librarians

Universities Seeking to Increase Diversity Among Research Librarians

Only about 4 percent of research librarians are members of ethnic and racial minorities. A group of 36 university libraries are participating in an effort to raise that figure.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From Higher Education Posts

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From Higher Education Posts

The three retirees are Rhonda Rogers at Virginia Tech, Karla Spurlock-Evans at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Kent Merritt at the University of Virginia.

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Dr. Cain has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. When he takes office, Dr. Cain will be the first African American to serve as permanent president of the Puyallup campus.

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Names Its Next Dean

School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Names Its Next Dean

Currently, Dr. Martin is the Bob Benmosche Professor, chair of the department of civil engineering, and the founding director of the Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics Center at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Charles L. Greene II at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Antonio Marvin Boyle at Delaware State University, and Mark Caartwright at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Virginia Tech Study Finds American Youth Are Increasingly Exposed to Online Hate

Virginia Tech Study Finds American Youth Are Increasingly Exposed to Online Hate

James Hawdon, a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech, finds that the number of Americans ages 15 to 21 who are exposed to online extremist messages increased by over 20 percent, from 58.3 percent to 70.2 percent, between 2013 and 2016.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

The appointees are Kimberly Weatherly at the College of William and Mary, Walter P. Parrish III at the University of Chicago, Emil L. Cunningham at Penn State, Althea Counts at the University of South Carolina, Damien M. Williams at Fayetteville State, Patrice Dickerson at Virginia Tech, and Diedrick Graham at the University of Kansas.

Virginia Tech Holds Its Inaugural Black College Institute

Virginia Tech Holds Its Inaugural Black College Institute

The institute was a three-day, pre-college program that sought to acclimate African American and Black students to college life. Nearly 60 students attended.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Academic Duties at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Academic Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are John Rickford at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Michelle Harding at Virginia Tech, Natoya Haskins at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Robert T. Listenbee at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Ohio State's James Moore III Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Ohio State’s James Moore III Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Dr. Moore has been selected to receive the Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award and the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship from AERA’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group.

Professor Carol Swain to Leave Her Faculty Post at Vanderbilt University

Professor Carol Swain to Leave Her Faculty Post at Vanderbilt University

Carol M. Swain, a professor of political science at Vanderbilt University and a professor at the Vanderbilt Law School, has announced that she will leave the university in August. Professor Swain said “I will not miss what American universities have allowed themselves to become.”

Eight African American Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight African American Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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.

Virginia Tech Mandates Diversity Training for All Faculty Search Committee Members

Virginia Tech Mandates Diversity Training for All Faculty Search Committee Members

From now on, all search committee members reviewing applications for teaching, research, and faculty positions at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will be required to complete an online diversity training course.

New Faculty Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

New Faculty Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Kecia Williams Smith at Virginia Tech, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, Eric Dogini at Alcorn State University, Donald White at Grambling State University, and Esther Lamidi at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

New Academic Study Offers a Clue to Explain Racial Differences in Breastfeeding Rates

New Academic Study Offers a Clue to Explain Racial Differences in Breastfeeding Rates

One surprising finding of a new study that may explain racial differences in breastfeeding rates is the fact that the authors found that Black mothers were nine times as likely as White mothers to be given formula for their babies when they were still in the hospital.

In Memoriam: James F. Tucker, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: James F. Tucker, 1925-2016

Dr. Tucker served as president of Virginia State from 1968 to 1970 and then served on the economics faculty and was the director of the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech from 1970 to 1974.

Two African American Scholars Have Announced Their Retirements

Two African American Scholars Have Announced Their Retirements

Wanda J. Smith was appointed associate professor of management emerita in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and Joshua Murfree Jr. has resigned as director of intercollegiate athletics at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Two African American Women Professors Honored With Major Awards

Two African American Women Professors Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Estella Atekwana, Regents Professor and director of the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University, and Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Cybersecurity

University of Maryland Eastern Shore to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Cybersecurity

To be accepted into the new master’s degree program in cybersecurity, students need a bachelor’s degree in a related technology field or have experience in cybersecurity in the workforce.

Anthony L. Jenkins Appointed President of West Virginia State University

Anthony L. Jenkins Appointed President of West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is a historically Black university but today only 10 percent of the 2,800-member undergraduate student body is Black. Dr. Jenkins has been serving as senior associate vice president at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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.

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

Professor Warren joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1989. He was a recognized as an expert on corn and sorghum diseases and developed plants that were resistance to disease.

Three African American Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Three African American Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Tameka E. Lester was named to the faculty of the College of Law at Georgia State University. Althema Etzioni has joined the faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University, and Menah Pratt-Clarke was named professor of education at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

Dr. Kershaw was a professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Professor Kershaw led the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech.

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Andra Johnson at Alcorn State University, Kery D. Davis at Howard University, Shea Kidd Houze at the University of Southern Mississippi, C.C. Jackson at South Carolina State University, and Matthew M. Winston Jr. at Virginia Tech.

Two African American Finalists for Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech

Two African American Finalists for Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech

Menah Pratt-Clarke is the associate chancellor for strategic affairs and the associate provost for diversity at the University of Illinois and G. Christine Taylor has served as vice provost for diversity and chief diversity officer at Purdue University.

Virginia Tech's Summer Program Seeks to Increase Diversity at Its Medical School

Virginia Tech’s Summer Program Seeks to Increase Diversity at Its Medical School

Hampton University students selected for the internship program receive guaranteed admission to the medical school so long as they graduate from Hampton with honors and achieve a threshold score on the Medical College Admission Test.

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University are hiring resident librarians from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their careers for a three-year period.

New Book Explores the History of Storer College in West Virginia

New Book Explores the History of Storer College in West Virginia

Storer College was founded in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1865 by the Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society. It was the first college in West Virginia that admitted African Americans.