Tag: Carnegie Mellon University

Betty Stewart Appointed Executive Vice President and Provost of Hampton University

“I hope to cultivate a culture of care and support within our university community, advocating for the success and happiness of students, faculty, and staff alike,” said Dr. Stewart. She will assume her position as provost of Hampton University on July 1.

Three Black Scholars Taking On New Faculty Positions

The faculty appointments are James Haywood Rolling Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Elias Towe at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Roderic Pettigrew at Texas A&M University.

Joe Trotter Receives Award for History and Social Justice from American Historical Association

The American Historical Association has awarded Dr. Joe Trotter with the John Lewis Award for History and Social Justice. Dr. Trotter currently serves as a professor and founding director of the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Conrad Tucker Has Been Named Director of Carnegie Mellon University in Africa

Dr. Tucker is currently serving as interim director of the Kigali, Rwanda College of Engineering location. He is also a professor of mechanical engineering and holds courtesy faculty appointments in machine learning, robotics, and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Morgan State University to Join the Safety21 Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore has been selected to collaborate in a national, multi-university consortium focused on ensuring that autonomous, networked, shared, and integrated transportation technologies and systems are developed and deployed with an emphasis on safety, equity, and sustainability.

A New $150 Million Program to Boost Graduate Education for Underrepresented Students

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation recently announced CMU Rales Fellows Program is expected each year to underwrite 86 graduate students in STEM fields in perpetuity, educating thousands of research and industry leaders in the coming decades.

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.

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 Univerity Professor Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Academic Engineering

Shawn Blanton, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, received the Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia from the National Society of Black Engineers. He is the founder and director of the Advanced Chip Test Laboratory at the university.

The New Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Before joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University this month, Matthew Johnson-Roberson was an associate professor of engineering in the department of naval architecture and marine engineering and the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan.

Gbemi Disu Appointed Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda

Prior to joining CMU-Africa, Disu served as chief business officer at George Mason University Korea. Earlier, she held other leadership positions at George Mason University including special assistant to the president and executive director for Global Strategy.

Eight Black Administrators Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity roles are Alaine Allen at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux at the California Institute of Technology, and Joanne Pluff at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Tony Gaskew at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, Julia Ballenger at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Theddeus Iheanacho at Yale Medical School, and Wanda Heading-Grant at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon University Students Develop a Video Game Based on August Wilson’s Plays

In the  game - Explore August Wilson's Hill District - players use a smartphone or tablet to work their way through the mission of filling a photo album with historical images from the 1910 and the 1960s to show how the buildings and infrastructure change over time.

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

The five Black scholars taking on new duties or positions are J. Luke Wood at San Diego State University, Riché J. Daniel Barnes at Mount Holyoke College, Destine Nock at Carnegie Mellon University, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, and Sampson Gholston at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020

In 1978, Dr. Davis joined the history department faculty at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He retired from teaching in 2015.

Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the past chair of the history department and founded and directs the university's Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy.

Carnegie Mellon University Created a Map That Excluded Some Black Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

The map labeled some of the neighborhoods near the university. But there were oddly-shaped blank spaces on the map. As it turns out some of these blank spaces were neighborhoods with predominantly Black populations.

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa Set to Open a New Campus in Kigali, Rwanda

CMU-Africa's new home, a 6,000-square-meter facility, is designed to accommodate about 300 students, more than double its current enrollment of 130. The location will contain twice as many labs as its previous location, more classroom space, and modern distance education facilities.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Keith Jackson Named Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University

Dr. Jackson had been serving as interim dean since 2017. He has been a member of the music faculty at the university since 1995, serving as both a professor of music and director of the School of Music. He is active in both classical and jazz styles as a performer.

Universities Team Up With The HistoryMakers

The University of Virginia and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh will collaborate with The HistoryMakers, to enhance the nation's largest archive of videotaped oral histories of African-American leaders.

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Eleven African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

This partnership between historically Black Howard University and Carnegie Mellon University will cover a wide range of initiatives between the two institutions, including a dual-degree Ph.D. program that will allow students to earn a doctoral degree in engineering from both schools.

Carnegie Mellon University Program Aims to Increase Diversity in Pittsburgh’s Corporate Suite

African-Americans represent 24 percent of the population of Pittsburgh and 13 percent in Allegheny County, yet African-Americans represent less than 0.1 percent of executive leadership positions.

Princeton’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians.

The New Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Opens at Carnegie Mellon University

The offerings of the center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh are resources related to race, ethnicity, first in family, men and masculinity, feminism, women, gender expression and LGBTQ.

Black Scholar Named to a High-Level Post in the Department of Education

Leonard Haynes has been appointed as senior advisor to the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He has been serving as a distinguished adjunct professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Awards Its 100th Master’s Degree

This year, 33 students from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda earned master's degrees in electrical and computer engineering and information and communication technology. It was the fourth commencement ceremony for Carnegie Mellon University Africa.

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

Dr. Hill joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 as an academic adviser. Later, she served as assistant vice provost for education and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Vincent T. Harris at California State University, Fullerton, Sonja Feist-Price at the University of Kentucky, and Melvin Hamlett at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas.

New Discovery May Improve Treatment for Those Who Suffer From Sickle Cell Disease

A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, MIT , Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Korea reports on a discovery that may help physicians treat those who suffer from sickle cell disease.

Five African American Men in New University Administrative Roles

The appointees are Cedric Gathings at Marshall University, Aaron Whigham at Pennsylvania State University-Greater Allegheny, Rodney C. McClendon at Carnegie Mellon University, Herman Frazier at Syracuse University, and Walter Davenport at Saint Augustine's University.

Third Sister From Same Family Named Valedictorian at Dillard University

Stephanie Akpapuna from Lagos, Nigeria, is the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans. She will continue her education in the master of fine arts degree program in stage and production management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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