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Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Black Administrators

Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Black Administrators

Taking on new administrative duties are Art Malloy at the University of North Dakota, Sheryl Huggins Salomon at New York University, Larry J. Pannell at Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, Texas, Karen Peart at Yale University, Ka’Lisa Stanfield at Alabama A&M University, and Ndidi Akuta at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Jack Michael Bellamy at Yale University, Linda J. Bell at Dillard University in New Orleans, Isaac Brundage at California State University, Chico, Gaëtane Verna at Ohio State University, Rachelle L. Williams at Talladega College in Alabama, Tara Owens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Frederick Haywood Jr. at Fisk University in Nashville.

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

In academic radiology in 2019, Blacks were 3 percent of the assistant professors and 2 percent of the associate professors and full professors. The proportion of Black or African American department chairs was 5 percent in 2019. These percentages have not changed significantly since 2010.

Racial Differences in Attrition Rates at Medical Schools in the United States

Racial Differences in Attrition Rates at Medical Schools in the United States

The study found that students who were from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, and also from a low-income family who lived in an underresourced neighborhood had a dropout rate that was nearly four times the rate of White students who were not from a low-income family and did not live in an underresourced neighborhood.

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.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions in Academia

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions in Academia

The four Black faculty in new roles or posts are Malinda Wilson-Swoope at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Peter Ukpokodu at the University of Kansas, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, and Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

New Administrative Duties for Eight African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight 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.

Four Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Four Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Tracey Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named vice provost at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Nontsikelelo Mutiti was named director of graduate studies at the Yale School of Art. Noémie Ndiaye was named to an endowed assistant professorship at the University of Chicago and Shola K. Roberts is joining the faculty at Arizona State University.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Derrick Magee at North Carolina Central University, Qubieinique Greer at Lincoln University (Missouri), Rosemonde Pierre-Louis at New York University, Michael Grant at Talladega College, Roy Gifford at Cleveland State University, Ronald Higgins at Yale, and Todd Campbell at Delta State University.

Blacks Make Up a Small Percentage of MD/Ph.D. Student Matriculants

Blacks Make Up a Small Percentage of MD/Ph.D. Student Matriculants

The researchers found that between 2009 and 2018, the percentage of underrepresented minority matriculants went from 9.8 percent in 2009 to 16.7 percent in 2018. But the majority of that change was led by Latinx/Hispanic populations, with Black and Native American populations experiencing lower increases.

Racial/Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

Racial/Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

A new study by scholars at the University of Louisville, Yale University, and Oregon State University finds that women of color appointed to the federal judiciary typically have a greater depth of professional experiences and are more likely to have previously served as a judge than their White male counterparts.

Professor Alena Allen Named Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools

Professor Alena Allen Named Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools

Professor Allen joined the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2021 as associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law. She was named interim dean of the law school earlier this year.

African American Scholar is the First Faculty Hire for the Columbia Climate School

African American Scholar is the First Faculty Hire for the Columbia Climate School

Kristina G. Douglass was the Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Douglass’ research focuses on investigating human-environment interaction in Madagascar.

Two African Americans Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Two African Americans Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Administered by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the awards are conferred annually to eight authors writing in English anywhere in the world. Two of this year’s winners are African American women with ties to the academic world.

Racial Disparities in Sleep Duration Impact Overall Health Inequalities

Racial Disparities in Sleep Duration Impact Overall Health Inequalities

A new study led by researchers at Yale University finds that Black people had the highest prevalence of both short sleep duration [fewer than 7 hours] and long sleep duration [more than 9 hours]. The percentage of Blacks with inadequate sleep duration has grown significantly in recent years.

New Scholarship Honors the First Black Woman Graduate of Yale Divinity School

New Scholarship Honors the First Black Woman Graduate of Yale Divinity School

A new scholarship at Yale Divinity School honors Rena Karefa-Smart, the first Black woman to graduate from the school. Dr. Karefa-Smart was also the first Black woman to earn a theology doctorate from Harvard Divinity School and the first female professor to earn tenure at the Howard University School of Divinity.

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.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Jonathan A. McElderry was appointed dean of student inclusive excellence at Elon University in North Carolina. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

Yale Divinity Schools Examines Its Ties to Slavery and Begins to Make Amends

Yale Divinity Schools Examines Its Ties to Slavery and Begins to Make Amends

Yale Divinity School recently acknowledged its historical complicity in slavery and racism. It is allocating $20 million to fund 10 social justice scholarships each year for incoming students who are dedicated to social justice work.

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

Kenya Siana Flash was the librarian for political science, global information, and government information at the Marx Science and Social Science Library on the campus of Yale University.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Melvin Beavers at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Krishauna Hines-Gaither at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and Sharon Perry-Fantini at Iowa State University.

Yale University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks' Photographs

Yale University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks’ Photographs

Gordon Parks was a true renaissance man. In addition to a long career as a photographer, he was a composer, musician, author, and filmmaker.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Universities

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Universities

Jeffrey A. Robinson was named to the Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Jacqueline Goldsby has been appointed the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University and Adrian Epps holds the Bagwell Endowed Dean’s Chair at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

In Memoriam: Albert Odontoh Richardson, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Albert Odontoh Richardson, 1946-2021

A native of Ghana, Albert Richardson was a professor emeritus of computer and electrical engineering at California State University, Chico. He joined the faculty there in 1989 and was named professor emeritus in 2012.

Vincent Brown Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Vincent Brown Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African American studies and American history at Harvard University, will share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The prize is awarded each year to the “best book(s) written in English about slavery, abolition and their legacies across all borders and all time.”

Yale University to Build a Memorial to Recognize Enslaved People Who Worked on Campus

Yale University to Build a Memorial to Recognize Enslaved People Who Worked on Campus

Research by the Yale and Slavery Working Group found that enslaved people worked on the construction of Connecticut Hall on campus and that many leading figures associated with the early eras of the university held enslaved people.

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.

Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Before coming to Fort Valley State University in 2019, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Dr. Fontenot also served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, and interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

Study Finds Differences in Perception of Mental Health Providers' Cultural Competence

Study Finds Differences in Perception of Mental Health Providers’ Cultural Competence

A new study by researchers at Yale University, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Vanderbilt University finds that patients who identify as racial and ethnic minorities prefer medical providers who share and understand their culture, but those patients are not as likely as others to access providers who can provide such care.

A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is a roundup of recent announcements regarding the appointments of African Americans to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021

In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021

Albert Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus at Princeton University, joined the faculty at the university in 1982. He served as chair of the department of religion from 1987 to 1992 and as dean of the Graduate School from 1992 to 1993.

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

The five Black faculty members who have been promoted or assigned to new posts are Jospeh Jordan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Karida Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, John Francis at the Yale School of Medicine, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.

In Memoriam: Hardy T. Frye, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Hardy T. Frye, 1939-2021

After earning a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Frye accepted an appointment at Yale as an assistant professor in 1976, where he taught for one year. He later served on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz for more than two decades.

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins the Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins the Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Waverly Duck, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, received the Charles Horton Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Dr. Duck was recognized for co-authoring the book Tacit Racism, which examines the many ways in which racism is coded into the everyday social interactions of Americans.