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The Next Provost at Drexel University in Philadelphia

M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami in Florida. He will become provost at Drexel University on August 1.

Thea James Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award From the Schwartz Center

Thea L. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant dean of diversity and multicultural affairs at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. James has cared on site for victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and earthquakes in Iran and Haiti.

Honors for Two African Americans in Higher Education

Shauna Carlisle of the University of Washington-Bothell was honored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Georgetown University is naming its new athletics facility after John R. Thompson Jr.

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

The study by researchers at Boston University and Georgetown University found that Black women who exercise at least once each week were less likely to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer than Black women who did not exercise.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.

Anita Allen Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Allen holds an endowed chair at the law school and is a professor of philosophy. She is an international expert in privacy law and contemporary ethics and the author of seven books and more than 100 academic articles.

Patricia King Stepping Down From the Harvard Corporation

The Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center has served on the principal fiduciary governing authority of Harvard University for the past seven years.

Mary Brown to Receive the Legacy of a Dream Award From Georgetown University

The Xavier University graduate is the executive director and co-founder of Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an academic enrichment program for young Black males in Washington, D.C.

Can HBCUs Compete?

Richard F. America, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offers strategies on how historically Black colleges and universities can compete in today's world of higher education.

Online Publication Identifies Its Choices for the Best Law Schools for Blacks

Harvard Law School is rated as the best for Black students. The law school at historically Black Howard University ranks second and the Georgetown University Law Center is third.

Georgetown University Study Examines Racial Health Disparity in the Aftermath of Strokes

African Americans who survive an intracranial hemorrhage, a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, are far more likely to have high blood pressure a year after their stroke than White Americans.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University of Miami Names New Graduate School Dean

M. Brian Blake has been serving as associate dean for strategic initiatives and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Clarence Jones Named Winner of the Legacy of a Dream Award

A former speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., he is currently a scholar-in-residence at Stanford University.

Donna Brazile Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at North Carolina A&T State University

Brazile, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, managed the 2000 presidential campaign of Al Gore.

Georgetown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Care of Stroke Victims

A study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center finds a racial disparity in care for stroke victims.

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