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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.

Keith Whitfield Named the Next Provost of Wayne State University in Detroit

Keith Whitfield Named the Next Provost of Wayne State University in Detroit

Dr. Whitfield currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There, he is also a professor of psychology and neuroscience and a research professor in the department or geriatric medicine at the medical school.

Ronald Wheeler to Lead the American Association of Law Libraries

Ronald Wheeler to Lead the American Association of Law Libraries

Ronald E. Wheeler is director of the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries and associate professor of law and legal research at Boston University. In July, he will become the first African American man to lead the American Association of Law Libraries.

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.

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.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Martino Harmon at Iowa State, Monica Green at Indiana University, Brian Dickens at Ithaca College, Joy Jefferson at Old Dominion University, Ebony Lewis at the University of California, Davis, Jasmine Buxton at Delaware State, and Ericka M. Jackson at Wayne State.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Monica C. Scott at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, R. Kenneth O’Neal II at Pueblo Community College in Colorado, Fatima M. Mncube-Barnes at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Jeremy Orr at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Four African American Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors

Four African American Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Richard S. Baker of Wayne State University, E. Albert Reece of the University of Maryland, Twyla J. Cummings of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Jackson T. Wright Jr. of Case Western Reserve University.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

They are: Theodore Greene at Bowdoin College, Cherif Keita at Carelton College, Mumba Mumba at Lewis and Clark Community College, Anthony E. Clement at Brooklyn College, Eliza Allen at the University of South Carolina, and Kafi D. Kumasi at Wayne State University.

George Shirley Presented With the National Medal of Arts by President Obama

George Shirley Presented With the National Medal of Arts by President Obama

George Shirley, the Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, was honored at a recent White House ceremony.

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

In Memoriam: Silas Norman Jr. 1941-2015

In Memoriam: Silas Norman Jr. 1941-2015

Silas Norman Jr. was associate dean of admissions, diversity and inclusion at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Until 2014, he also served as chair of the board of trustees of his alma mater, Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

Three Black Men in New University Faculty Roles

Three Black Men in New University Faculty Roles

Fred D’Aguiar at Virginia Tech and Wynton Marsalis at Cornell University were named to endowed professor positions. Norah Duncan IV was appointed chair of the department of music at Wayne State University.

Wayne State University to Honor a Civil Rights Movement Martyr

Wayne State University to Honor a Civil Rights Movement Martyr

Wayne State University in Detroit has announced that it will award the first posthumous honorary degree in its 145-year history to Viola Gregg Liuzzo. A White woman from Detroit, Liuzzo was slain in Alabama in 1965 by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

James Ward Named Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

James Ward Named Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

Dr. Ward has served in this role on an interim basis since May 2014. Earlier he was dean of the School of Communication at the university for nine years. He holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Marquita Chamblee at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Sharrika Adams at Virginia Tech.

Texas Southern University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Engineering

Texas Southern University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Engineering

This spring, Texas Southern University in Houston will begin a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering. In the fall of 2015, a new bachelor’s degree program in computer and electrical engineering will be offered.

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

After working in the New Orleans public schools, in 1987 Dr. Roussell was appointed the first Black school superintendent in Selma, Alabama. Later he was an administrator at his alma mater, Dillard University in New Orleans.

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

The appointees are Christena Cleveland at Bethel University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale, Andrea Washington-Brown at West Virginia University, Blanche Cooke at Wayne State, Eric L. De Barros at Clark University, and Emmett D. Carson at Indiana University.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Avril Holt at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Nigel Westmaas at Hamilton College in New York were granted tenure. Anthony Kwame Harrison was appointed to an endowed chair at Virginia Tech.

Two African American Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Two African American Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Niger Amin Woodruff was appointed assistant director of admissions at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Chacona W. Johnson was named vice president for development and alumni affairs at Wayne State University.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne State University Law School to Take Part in New Civil Rights Clinic

Wayne State University Law School to Take Part in New Civil Rights Clinic

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Wayne State University Law School are teaming up to establish the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Clinic in Detroit.

The New President of Wayne State University

The New President of Wayne State University

M. Roy Wilson has been selected as the 12th president of Wayne State University in Detroit. He will take office on August 1. Dr. Wilson has been serving as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Racial Stereotypes on Black Tipping Behavior May Lead to Poor Restaurant Service

Racial Stereotypes on Black Tipping Behavior May Lead to Poor Restaurant Service

When waiters at restaurants have the preconceived notion that Black patrons are poor tippers, they are unlikely to give a high level of service to these customers, according to a new study by a sociologist at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Predominantly White Medical Schools With the Most Black Graduates

Predominantly White Medical Schools With the Most Black Graduates

Howard University, Meharry Medical College and Morehouse School of Medicine produce the most Black medical school graduates. Wayne State University in Detroit led all other predominantly White medical schools with 32 Black graduates in 2011.

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

She was the former dean of the nursing schools at the University of Oklahoma and Wayne State University and was the first nurse to be named director of the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Two African Americans Named to Endowed Chairs

Two African Americans Named to Endowed Chairs

Filmmaker Julie Dash is spending the current semester in an endowed chair in media at Wayne State University. Kevin B. Johnson, who has served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University since 2002, has been named the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor.

Leon C. Wilson to Seve as Interim Provost at Alabama State University

Leon C. Wilson to Seve as Interim Provost at Alabama State University

Since 2011 he has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the university. Previously he taught at East Carolina University and was on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit for nearly two decades.

Newsletter on Diversity Issues Established at Wayne State University

Newsletter on Diversity Issues Established at Wayne State University

The newsletter project is under the director of Christopher Jones, director of equal opportunity at Wayne State.