Tyrone Forman, Joseph Youngblood II, and Wizdom Powell Hammond are honored with fellowships.
Denzel Washington made a $2,225,000 contribution to his alma mater to fund the chair and a scholarship program.
Tony Gaskew is promoted and Nwadiuto Esiobu wins a State Department fellowship.
The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee has added eight new faculty members this fall. Two of the new assistant professors are black.
Terry Lindsay will serve on the school board in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Bonnie Newman Davis is named to an endowed chair and Linda Silver Coley was appointed head of a department.
Jemima Pierre and Curtis Everett Powell are named to new faculty positions.
Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, called Professor West, "the leading public theologian of our age."
In a recent article on his website, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University questions whether black scholars should limit themselves to teaching at predominantly white universities.
Jennifer Hamer and Clarence Lang both taught at the University of Illinois.
Blacks are just 5 percent of the undergraduate student body and 4 percent of the faculty but 21 percent of the state's population.
The Northeastern University law professor is recognized for her work for the advancement of women in the field of international law.
Chanelle Howe and Kym Moore are new assistant professors at Brown.
Melissa Harris-Perry will host a weekend morning show on MSNBC.
Fred Bonner at Rutgers and Joseph Ofori-Dankwa at Saginaw Valley State are appointed to named chairs.
The committee will develop recommendations for strategies to attract people of color and women to positions in which they have historically been underrepresented.
A former Rhodes Scholar, he has held teaching positions at Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University.
Blacks make up 17.7 percent of undergraduate students, 22 percent of graduate students, and 18.6 percent of the faculty.
The civil rights icon will teach, prepared her papers for the university's archives, and develop a research center on social justice and civic engagement.
A former public defender, he returned to school to obtain a Ph.D. in history at Emory University.
Rita Dove of the University of Virginia and Andre Watts of Indiana University were recognized at a White House ceremony.
President David Skorton is mounting a concerted effort to increase diversity among students, staff, and faculty and to create better opportunities for veterans and the disabled.
Despite a Ph.D. from Harvard and groundbreaking research on sociology and race in the final years of the nineteenth century, W.E.B. Du Bois was not offered a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tariq al-Jamil was promoted at Swarthnore College and Sandra Waller Sheton was appointed to a named chair at DePaul University.
Davidson College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, has issued a statement reaffirming the college's commitment to promoting diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Marcus C. Bruce at Bates College, Gene A. Jarrett at Boston University, and Stephon H.S. Alexander at Dartmouth College are named to important teaching positions.
The nonprofit, which has been successful in increasing the number of minority professors at business schools, sets its sights on increasing diversity in administrative posts.
One wonders why there is not one professor from Spelman, Howard, Morehouse, Fisk, or Hampton or some other HBCU on the list.
Columbia University has made significant strides in increasing the racial diversity of its undergraduate student body. Now there is a new plan to increase the diversity of Columbia's faculty.
For the past 14 years, Professor Roberts has been on the faculty at Northwestern University School of Law.
Currently, Craig Barton is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia.
This fall Talitha Washington will become the second Black woman to hold a tenured position as an associate professor of mathematics at Howard University.
Kristi Isaac Rapp was promoted at Xavier University in New Orleans and William Adams Jr. will be teaching at Albany State University.
Tyrone Porter was promoted at Boston University and Myra Sabir will assume a faculty position at Binghamton University.
Derek M. Griffith joins the faculty at Vanderbilt University and Thomas Epps III is named to an endowed chair at the University of Delaware.
Project DESIGN (Diversity Educators Sharing in a Global Network) seeks to prepare teachers for increasingly diverse classrooms in the nation's schools.