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IBM Names Six HBCUs Where It Will Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers

IBM Names Six HBCUs Where It Will Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers

Cybersecurity Leadership Centers will be established at North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University System, Clark Atlanta University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morgan State University, and South Carolina State University.

Two HBCUs Team Up With Gilead Sciences to Battle HIV Infections in the Black Community

Two HBCUs Team Up With Gilead Sciences to Battle HIV Infections in the Black Community

Research shows that inequities drive higher rates of HIV infection, as well as worse HIV clinical outcomes among Black Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated such health inequities. Gilead will fund research at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University with a total of $4.5 million in funding over a three-year period.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Michelle Knight-Manuel has been appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Denver. Rolston St. Hilaire will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University and Anderson Sunda-Meya was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans.

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

IBM to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers  at Six Historically Black Universities

IBM to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at Six Historically Black Universities

IBM will develop for each HBCU a customized IBM Security Learning Academy portal. The six participating HBCUs are Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, South Carolina State University, Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four African American Administrators

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Kevin Hoult at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Dawn M. Nail at North Carolina A&T State University, Steven Byrd at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Victoria Nichols at Virginia Union University.

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

Xavier University students will have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the CWRU Law School after completing three years of undergraduate study. Once admitted, the CWRU Law School JD program can be completed in three years.

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.

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Kendall Isaac at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moira Poe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Angela Graham-Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, John Mack at Princeton University in New Jersey, Tiffany D. Tucker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Monique Howard at the University of Pennsylvania.

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

In 2005, the campuses of historically Black universities in New Orleans were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This week Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as an even more powerful storm. But the new levee system in the city held firm and flooding was significantly less than was the case 16 years ago. However, the loss of power in the city has again disrupted the operations of HBCUs in the city.

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 Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Alonda Thomas at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Terence Peavy at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Nicole Reaves at Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina, Sean Plater at Howard University, Ingenue’ Schexnider-Fields at Xavier University of Louisiana, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, and Reggie Theus at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

Gilda Barabino Selected to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino Selected to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino is the president of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. She was the first African American woman admitted to the graduate program in chemical engineering at Rice University. In 1986, she was the fifth African American woman in the nation to obtain a doctorate in chemical engineering.

Loren Blanchard Appointed the Seventh President of the University of Houston-Downtown

Loren Blanchard Appointed the Seventh President of the University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the California State University System. Earlier, he was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women hired to diversity, equity, and inclusion positions are Kerri Alexander at Xavier University in New Orleans, Shontay Delalue at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Cammie Jones at Barnard College in New York City, and Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Stepping down are Karla Broadus, director of the African American studies program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, David W. Robinson-Morris, an assistant professor of education at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ishmell Edwards, director of athletics at Rust College in Mississippi.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Lamont Sullivan at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, Starsha Jamerson at Mississippi State University, and DeOnte Brown at Florida State University.

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Positions

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Positions

Taking on new roles or positions are Jedan Phillips at Stony Brook University in New York, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier University of Louisiana, Eric Darnell Pritchard at the University of Arkansas, and Wallace D. Best at Princeton University in New Jersey.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University, Edward Louis Hill Jr. at Harris-Stowe State University, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University, Keiko Price at Emory University, Rickey N. McCurry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Xavier University's New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

Xavier University’s New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

The new program will allow the university’s students to delve fully into the lived experiences of Black Americans and people of the African diaspora.

Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

Anderson Sunda-Meya, the Norwood Endowed Professor of Physics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans, has been awarded the 2021 Excellence in Physics Education Award from the American Physical Society.

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana has announced an agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard will provide tuition assistance to Xavier students as well as research opportunities for faculty members at the university.

Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

New research from the scholars at the University of Minnesota, George Mason University, and Harvard University finds that Black newborns’ in-hospital death rate is a third lower when Black newborns are cared for by Black physicians rather than White physicians.

In Memoriam: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020

In 1958, Gaines earned a master’s degree in counseling at what is now Bridgewater State University and that same year joined the staff at the educational institution as assistant to the president for minority affairs and affirmative action.

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University, Morgan D. Kirby at Texas Southern University, Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of Louisiana, Artel Great at San Francisco State University, and Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

This new program makes Xavier one of four colleges in Louisiana, one of two in New Orleans, and one of only three historically Black colleges and universities in the nation to offer a physician assistant program. Xavier University now offers 12 master’s degree programs.

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

The Mission SMART (SpartanMD Acceptance Realization Track) will provide Xavier University students with academic advising and the students will be enrolled in a program of enriching clinical and service experiences in preparation for admission to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

The new master’s degree program in speech-language pathology will play a significant role in the university’s efforts to respectfully and compassionately address the speech, hearing, and language difficulties across diverse communities.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Bevlee Watford at Virginia Tech, Oladele Ogunseitan at the University of California, Irvine, Camelia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Berneece Hebert at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Anthony Donaldson at the University of the South, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University.

Eight African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Who Are 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.

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.

Xavier University Creates Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Program for High School Students

Xavier University Creates Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Program for High School Students

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate of Pre-Pharmacy Studies, a Gold Seal on their high school diploma, and preferred admission to the Xavier College of Pharmacy

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

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.

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.

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

Dr. Torrey Wilson has been serving as associate professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wilson was department chair for clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago.