Monthly Archives: October 2022

Effective Coping Methods for Black Educators and Students Exposed to Trauma

A physician and a medical student reflect on the current climate of our nation during the continued murders of unarmed African Americans and methods educators and medical students can use to cope with these traumatic experiences to remain effective in their professional responsibilities and development.

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.

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.

Pfizer Fellowship for Black Students Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

Do No Harm Medicine, headquartered in Glen Falls, Virginia, has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New York, claiming the Breakthrough Fellowship Program of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is racially discriminatory.

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.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Gets a Major Financial Infusion

The investment from the MasterCard Foundation includes a $175 million endowment to perpetually fund Carnegie Mellon Africa and $100.7 million to establish the university's Center for the Inclusive Digital Transformation of Africa.

The Status of Black Students at Community Colleges in the United States

A new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C., finds that while Black students are disproportionately represented at community colleges, the system does not produce equitable outcomes.

Anthony Davis Appointed President of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina

Dr. Davis has been serving as senior vice president of institutional advancement and chief operating officer at the college. Prior to Livingstone College, Dr. Davis served as the vice president for development with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ New Research Tool Examines the Racial Wealth Gap

Visitors to the site can use the Racial Wealth Equity Database to interact with wealth data by topic (assets/debt, education, employment, homeownership, and business ownership), and compare wealth data by race, sex, age, education attainment, and geographic area (state, county or zip code).

Michelle Smith Is the New Leader of the Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center

For the past 12 years, Dr. Smith has been director of the Office of Health Equity at the Arkansas Department of Health. In 2018, Dr. Smith was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a captain and currently serves as the public health officer for the 189th medical group with the Arkansas Air National Guard.

Ohio State Project to Digitally Recreate Black Neighborhoods Lost During Highway Construction

The building of the interstate highway system in Columbus split and sometimes destroyed entire neighborhoods, mostly those housing African Americans, immigrants, and other minorities. Now a team of researchers is working to digitally recreate these “ghost neighborhoods” in 3D so that people can see, and researchers can study, what was lost.

Katherine S. Conway-Turner Will Step Down as President of Buffalo State College in June

Katherine S. Conway-Turner began her tenure as the ninth president of Buffalo State College on August 3, 2014. Earlier she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, from July 2010 until July 2014.

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