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Emory University’s Jericho Brown Appointed Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Dr. Brown joined the faculty at Emory University in 2012. He currently is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in the poetry category, and the American Book Award for poetry.

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.

Berkeley Professor to Design Emory University’s Memorial to the Enslaved

In 2021, Emory University announced plans to develop memorials on its Atlanta and Oxford campuses to honor the enslaved individuals who are part of Emory’s history. The university has selected the Hood Design Studio of Oakland, California to develop plans for the memorials.

Phyllis Curtis-Tweed Appointed Provost at Queensborough Community College in New York

“I am thrilled to join the Queensborough Community College as provost and vice president of academic affairs, and to return to CUNY, where our very prescient mission remains to provide high-quality public education for all students," said Dr. Curtis-Tweed.

Marla Frederick Will Be the Next Dean of Harvard Divinity School

Dr. Frederick is currently the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Prior to her appointment at Emory, she served on the Harvard faculty from 2003 to 2019

Raphael Florestal-Kevelier Selected to Lead the American College Health Association

Raphael Florestal-Kevelie is the assistant vice chancellor for student health and wellness and a clinical assistant professor of community health sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago. The American College Health Association has 750 higher education member institutions representing nearly 10,000 members.

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Patricia Timmons-Goodson at North Carolina Central University, Badia Ahad at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Brittini Brown at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Tiyahri Wilson at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Take on new administrative duties are Darrius Douglas at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Shelly Perdomo-Ahmed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sharon Stroye at Emory University in Atlanta, and Lloyd Nivens IV at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta

Currently, Dr. Krauthamer is dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has served on the faculty there since 2008. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Camara Phyllis Jones Honored for Her Contributions to Health Education

Camara Phyllis Jones received the 2023 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the CDC Foundation and the James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation. Dr. Jones was honored for her exceptional ability to educate about pathways linking racism to poor health outcomes.

New Administrative Duties at Universities for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Runell J. King at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jade Packer at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Clinton Fluker at Emory University in Atlanta, and Richelle D. Payne at Hampton University in Virginia.

Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Yolanda Pierce was appointed dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and John W. Miller Jr. will be the next dean of the School of Social Work and Family Science at the University of Louisville. Kristina K. Bethea Odejimi was named dean of students at Emory University and Kelechi C. Ogbonna is the new dean of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Research Published in the Journal of the National Medical Association Is Largely Ignored

The National Medical Association was established in 1895 because physicians of color were not permitted to be members of the American Medical Association. Today, the National Medical Association has 30,000 members. A recent study finds that articles published in the association's medical journal are almost never cited in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Harvard University’s Tiya Miles Wins Another Award for Her Book Ashley’s Sack

Tiya Miles, the Michael Garvey Professor of History and the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University, recently was awarded the 2022 Cundill History Prize by McGill University in Montreal. The $75,000 prize is given for a book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal.

Tressie McMillan Cottom Is the Winner of the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created in 2007 by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations. The annual award includes a $25,000 prize and a medal.

Harvard University’s Tiya Miles Wins Another Award for Her Book Ashley’s Sack

Tiya Miles, the Michael Garvey Professor of History and the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University, recently was awarded the 2022 Cundill History Prize by McGill University in Montreal. The $75,000 prize is given for a book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal.

Two Prominent Black Scholars Have Jumped to Different Universities

Chandra L. Ford has joined the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta after teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles and Fredrick Muyia Nafukho, who has taught at Texas A&M University since 2007, will be joining the faculty and serving as vice provost in the Office of Academic Personnel at the University of Washington.

Study Led by Emory University Scholar Documents Alarming Racial Gap in Firearm-Related Homicides

Most alarming is that rates of fatalities by homicide amongst Black non-Hispanic men (141.8 fatalities/100,000 persons) significantly outpaced rates of fatalities among White non-Hispanic men (6.3 fatalities/100,000). Among Black non-Hispanic females, the rate of fatalities by firearm-related homicide has more than tripled since 2010.

Emory University Has Announced the Debut of a Ph.D. Program in African American Studies

Emory University states that the doctoral program is the first of its kind in the southeastern United States and the first at a private university in the entire South. Each student in the program will receive specialized training in one of three fields: gender and sexuality; social justice and social movements; or expressive arts and cultures. The first students will enroll in the fall of 2023.

University of South Carolina Partners With the National Park Service on Civil Rights History

Under a five-year agreement with the park service, the center will expand its existing work in civil rights education and scholarly research, including support for exhibits and programming at South Carolina sites in the African American Civil Rights Network.

In Memoriam: Carey Harvey Latimore IV, 1975-2022

Carey Latimore was a Baptist minister and an associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio. Dr. Latimore joined the Trinity University community in 2004. He served as the chair of the department of history from 2011-2020 and was the co-director for the African American studies minor.

Emory University Offering the First Ph.D. Program in Black Studies in the Southeastern United States

Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of the African American studies department at Emory University in Atlanta, has announced that the first cohort of Ph.D. students in African American studies will begin the program in the fall of 2023. It will be the first doctoral program in the field in the southeastern United States.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Kerry L. Haynie at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Henrietta Williams Pichon at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kenneth E. Carter at Emory University in Georgia, Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah is at Virginia Union University in Richmond and Vicki Williams at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new titles or roles are Cedric Merlin Powell of the University of Louisville, Carolyn Ratteray at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Jason Hall at the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Pearl Dowe at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, and Jay Pearson at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Branden Grimmett at Emory University, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Christine D. Lovely at Cornell University, Tauheedah Jackson at Harvard University, Norbert Rome at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Breanna McKnight at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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.

Emory University’s Carol Anderson to Receive the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize honors those who have made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and religious relationships. The award and a $25,000 prize will be presented at a ceremony on the Brandeis campus this coming fall.

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.

Lonnie T. Brown Jr. Will Be the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee

Lonnie Brown is currently the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Georgia School of Law. He will begin his new duties on July 1.

Black or African American? Labels Can Impact People’s Perceptions of Ideology

A new study led by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Southern California, and Columbia Business School shows that White Americans associate the label “Blacks” with being targets of racial bias more than the label “African Americans.”

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New University Administrative Duties

Reginald Ruffin was named director of athletics at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Valeda F. Dent was appointed vice provost of libraries and the museum at Emory University in Atlanta and Melanie E. Jones was appointed vice president for advancement, research, and economic development at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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.

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.

Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

The study found that Black men were at least 23.6 percent less likely than their White counterparts to receive an MRI exam following a prostate-specific antigen blood test. Prostate MRIs are increasingly being used to reduce the need for invasive biopsies.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

Taking on new roles are Allen P. Vital at Alabama A&M University, Kenya Faulkner at Emory University in Atlanta, Kinamo Lomon at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Carren Moham at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas.

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.

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