Monthly Archives: December 2018

Johns Hopkins Partners With Two HBCUs to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Professions

Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Coppin State University have established the Academic Success via Postdoctoral Independence in Research and Education program, an intensive effort that bridges engineering, medicine, and biology for translational research that address challenges related to human health.

Three Black Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Donald “DJ” Mitchell, Jr., professor of higher education leadership at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Gina Athena Ulysse, professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Kofi Lomotey, the Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University were all recognized for their work.

Governor of Alabama Announces Creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

The Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program is a part of Governor Kay Ivey's "Strong Start, Strong Finish" education initiative which puts an emphasis on apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The African Americans appointed to new posts are Robert Mock, Kylon T. Alford-Windfield, Sherree Wilson, and Garnetta Smith.

Morgan State University Sets Up a Food Resource Center to Help Students in Need

In addition to supplying food, organizers of the new ceter plan to educate members of the campus community about healthy food-related strategies and methods such as meal prepping, familiarity with nutritional value, and proper food selection.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Northwestern University’s New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms

"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa" is the first major exhibit to highlight West Africa's global reach in the medieval period. Many of the items in the exhibit have never been seen before in the United States.

Rutgers University Launches Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers are a nationwide effort developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and funded by Newman's Own Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The latest center has opened on the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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.

University of Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity

The new professorships will be awarded on a rotating basis to eligible faculty members for two or three-year terms. They will foster research and teaching innovation around various topics related to democracy and equity.

Researchers Create Tool to Measure Cultural Competency Among Health Care Providers

Researchers from the College of Nursing at Washington State University are developing a tool to measure cultural competency among health care providers. The project is unique in that it tackles the issue from the patient's point of view.

New Scholarships for Mississippi State Engineering Students From Underrepresented Groups

Southern Company, one of the leading energy companies in the country, has made a gift to Mississippi State University that will help students from underrepresented groups pursue an engineering degree at the university's James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.

Three New African American Faculty Members at Colgate University in New York

The three African Americans appointed to the faculty at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, are Kyle Bass in the theater department, Brenda Sanya in educational studies, and Courtney Young as professor and University Librarian.

Sherine Obare Named Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Sherine O. Obare has been named dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. She will become the school's second permanent dean on January 14. She has been serving as a professor at Western Michigan University.

College Athletic Powerhouses Earn a Grade of D in Achieving Racial Equity in Leadership Posts

At the 130 colleges and universities that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in the fall of 2018 African Americans made up 3.8 percent of the presidents and 9.2 percent of the athletics directors.

Stephon Alexander Elected President of the National Society of Black Physicists

Dr. Alexander has been a professor of physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, since 2016. He has been a member of the National Society of Black Physicists since 1990, when he was the only African American physics major at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Racial Differences in Interactions Between Children and Parents in American Households

The data show that 75.6 percent of non-Hispanic White parents read to their young children at least five days a week. In African American households, only 54.5 percent of parents read to their young children at least five days a week.

Roslyn Clark Artis Receives Contract Extension as President of Benedict College Through 2026

Dr. Artis became president of Benedict College in June 2017. During her brief tenure as president, Dr. Artis has launched many initiatives aimed at positioning Benedict as a competitive institution. She lowered tuition by 26 percent and raised standards for admission.

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Efforts Can Lower Rates of HIV Among Black Women

A new study led by Tiara Willie at the Yale School of Public Health has found that states that aggressively target intimate partner violence in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV infection among women.

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