Monthly Archives: August 2011
A study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center finds a racial disparity in care for stroke victims.
Shoppers at Kroger Food Stores in North Texas now have the opportunity to contribute to the United Negro College Fund from now through September 10. Coin canisters have been placed at all checkout counters to encourage shoppers to deposit contributions to help students at the UNCF’s 39 member colleges and universities.
Rahn Kennedy Bailey was named president-elect of the National Medical Association, an organization representing 30,000 African-American physicians nationwide.
This week Doris F. Givens began her new duties as the fifth president of the Kansas City, Kansas Community College. She is the first woman and the first African American to lead the college.
Debbie Thomas was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham.
After only 11 months on the job, Irma McClaurin abruptly resigned as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Classes at the university are scheduled to begin on Monday.
Matthew J. Perry (1921-2011) Matthew J. Perry, civil rights leader and the first African-American federal judge in South Carolina, died late last month at his...
• Vicky Coleman was appointed dean of library services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, effective September 1. She has been serving as...
• Natachie Elie, a senior at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants. The award...
• Researchers at the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County received a three-year, $171,928 grant from the National Science...
Research conducted many years ago by Claude Steele at Stanford University, and later confirmed by Professor Steele and other researchers, has shown that black students perform poorly on standardized tests because they fear mistakes will confirm negative stereotypes about their group. A new study at Stanford has shown that this "stereotype threat" can also hinder black students in learning new material.
In 2006 Gerald Early the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, purchased a copy of a 1950s comic book on eBay. The title of the comic was Negro Romance. Professor Early turned for help to the producers of the PBS television show History Detectives.
Last month the world's newest nation, Southern Sudan, declared its independence. Now efforts are underway to reestablish Juba University in the capital city of Southern Sudan as well as Upper Nile University in Malakal and Bahr el Ghazal University in Wau.
Howard University has announced the formation of a free standing College of Pharmacy. Previously, pharmacy programs were housed in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health.
This summer more than 1,500 middle school students will attend one of 25 sections of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. The camps are open to students from underrepresented minority groups and preference is given to students from low-income families.
At the University of Michigan, Minority Applications Are Up, But the Number of Minority Students Accepted for Admission Is...
The University of Michigan has announced that it received a record number of applications for the 2011 entering class. However, the university announced that 1,576 minority students were accepted for admission, a 3.7 decrease from a year ago.
The study found that black and Latino youths spend one to two hours more watching television than whites and up to 90 minutes more on computers and cellphones.
A new study by researchers at Washington University sheds some light on the racial disparity of the disease glaucoma.
Two African-American Women Join the Predominantly Male Club of Athletics Directors at Division I Universities
Nationwide less than 10 percent of all athletic directors at the NCAA's Division I colleges and universities are women. But recently two historically black universities named women to lead their athletics programs.
Frank W. Hale Jr., civil rights activist and vice president emeritus at Ohio State University, died last week from cancer. He was 84 years old.
The JBHE Weekly Bulletin regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.
Michael Dawson, Bernadine Duncan, Herman Frazier, Sandra DeLoatch, Cornelius Graves, Mark Coleman, and Patricia C. Hodge...
Kathy Burlew and Elizabeth Tshele were recently honored.
• Ashland University in Ohio received a three-year, $1,580,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the recruitment and retention program...
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