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 College of Dentistry at Texas A&M University in Dallas received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs to increase diversity among the college’s students and faculty.
Syracuse University in New York received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue degrees in STEM disciplines.
Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University received a grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area to stage a symposium, lectures, and musical performances for a B.B. King Day on the university’s campus.
The University of Notre Dame received two grants from the National Science Foundation to study the role that religion plays in Haitian homeowners’ responses to disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.