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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.

Report Finds That HBCUs Are Actively Engaged in Assessing Student Learning

A new report from the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment, a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois and Indiana University, finds that HBCUs routinely assess how successful they are in improving student learning.

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.

Two Black Women Appointed to Named Faculty Positions

Jeannine Bell was appointed the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law at Indiana University and Donita Brady was named Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine.

RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) for Boys and Men of Color

A new organization has been established aimed at increasing the life chances of boys and men of color in four key areas: education, health, criminal justice, and economic opportunity.

A New Dean at Jackson State University in Mississippi

Dr. Robert Blaine was appointed dean of undergraduate studies and cyber learning. He has been serving as special assistant to the provost for cyber learning and is an associate professor of music at the university.

Examining the Roots of Racial Disparities in School Discipline

New research led by scholars at the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington shows that deep-seated racial biases contribute to widespread racial disparities in school discipline.

Yale’s James Comer Honored by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center. He has served on the Yale University faculty since 1968.

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees at Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, and Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

Two African American Educators Honored by Indiana University

Stanley Warren, a retired professor of education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and Shaun R. Harper of the University of Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education at Indiana University.

Indiana University Has 14 Women From South Sudan Studying for Master’s Degrees

Indiana University planned to send faculty to South Sudan to promote gender equality in higher education. When Civil War broke out last December, Indiana University decided that that if they couldn't go to South Sudan, why not bring women from Africa to the Indiana University campus.

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

The appointees are Christena Cleveland at Bethel University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale, Andrea Washington-Brown at West Virginia University, Blanche Cooke at Wayne State, Eric L. De Barros at Clark University, and Emmett D. Carson at Indiana University.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new African American administrative appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Travis D. Boyce, Anthony Scott, Nevada Winrow, Angel Mason, Joyce Wilkerson, and Yakima S. Rhinehart.

Indiana University Business School Launches Recruitment Program for Minority Students

The Meet-Educate-Experience-Transition (MEET) Kelley program will bring two groups of rising high school seniors - one male and one female - from across the United States to campus this summer for a week of instruction, campus activities, and a case competition.

The First Graduate of Indiana University’s Ph.D. Program in African Diaspora Studies

Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde will be first student to be awarded a Ph.D. in African Diaspora studies at Indiana University. After receiving her degree, she will serve as a summer scholar at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Indiana University Receives the Archives of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

The collection contains more than 300 linear feet of documents, audio-visual materials, publications, and memorabilia, including the original grave marker for Oscar Micheaux, who in 1919 was the first African American to produce a full-length motion picture.

Five African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are Khala Granville at Indiana University, Romanda Noble-Watson at Claflin University, Lloyd Holmes at Monroe Community College, Darryl Pope at The Lincoln University, and Calvin Thomas IV at Ivy Tech Community College.

Two African Americans Named to High-Level Administrative Positions

Claude Clegg was appointed associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity at Indiana University and Harriet Frink Davis was named vice chancellor for institutional advancement at North Carolina Central University.

Four Black Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The faculty members taking on new assignments are Ibrahim Cisse at MIT, Mellonee V. Burnim at Indiana University, Creola Johnson at Ohio State University, and Brian Purnell at Bowdoin College.

Report Documents 20 Years of Research on Black Fraternities

The report, published by the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity at Indiana University, offers an extensive bibliography documenting 20 years of scholarly research on Black Greek-letter organizations.

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.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions

The new appointees are Jerald Woolfolk Adley at SUNY Oswego, Ivan L. Harrell III at Lone Star College-CyFair, Eric V. Hilton at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Q. Rogers at Indiana University.

Leroy Keith Jr. Given the Title of President Emeritus of Morehouse College

Leroy Keith Jr served as the eighth president of Morehouse College in Atlanta from 1987 to 1994. Now, nearly two decades after his retirement, the college's board of trustees is bestowing on him the title of president emeritus.

Changing of the Guard at Indiana University’s Diversity Programs

Edwin C. Marshall, vice president for diversity equity, and multicultural affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington has retired. He has been replaced by James C. Wimbush, dean of the Graduate School and a professor at the university's Kelley School of Business.

Research Finds Varying Racial Outcomes Among College Graduates of Art Programs

A new report from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) finds racial differences among students who majored in the arts in college. Some 60 percent of White graduates currently work as artists, compared to 53 percent of Black graduates.

Three African American Scholars Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Paquita Davis-Friday was named executive director of graduate programs at the business school of Baruch College in New York. Martin McCrory was named associate vice president and vice provost at Indiana University in Bloomington and Anthony Troy Adams was named interim dean at Alabama State University.

Brent Chrite Is One of Four Finalists for Chancellor of Indiana University South Bend

Dr. Chrite is dean of the School of Business and professor of management and international business at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is the former associate dean at the Eller College of Management of the University of Arizona.

In Memoriam: Gloria Davy, 1931-2012

She was the first African American to perform as Aida at the Metropolitan Opera and served on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1984 to 1997.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Raymond Wise at Indiana University, Omiunota Ukpokodu at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Joseph Mwantuali at Hamilton College, and Reginald Bess at Claflin University.

Television Viewing Can Negatively Impact the Self-Esteem of Young African Americans

The results found that for Black and White girls and young Black males, their self esteem was lower the more they watched television. But for White males who watched a lot of television, their self-esteem increased.

Four African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Katrina Reynolds, Crystal Rae Coel Coleman, Tammara Durham, and Marcus Burgess are the new appointees.

Study Finds HBCU Faculty Are More Supportive of Students Than Faculty at Other Schools

Faculty members at historically Black colleges and universities are more likely than their peers at predominately White institutions to engage in "educationally purposeful" activities both in and outside the classroom.

Two African American Professors Receive the National Medal of Arts

Rita Dove of the University of Virginia and Andre Watts of Indiana University were recognized at a White House ceremony.

In Memoriam: Camilla Ella Williams (1919-2012)

She was professor emerita at Indiana University and the first Black woman to perform for a major U.S. opera company.

Honors for Four Black Educators

Tricia Bent-Goodley, Unoma Azuah, Amos Sawyer, and Bernadette Gray-Little received honors for their work.

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