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Three Black Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Vievee Francis of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Megan Covington of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Study Finds a False Promise of Trade School Education for Low-Income Black Youth

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University at Buffalo finds that Black students who enroll at for-profit trade schools often wind up more in debt and with fewer job prospects than their peers who enrolled at two-year or four-year nonprofit educational institutions.

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Ulanda Adair-Simpson at Lone Star College in Texas, Earl C. Paysinger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Joseph Jones at Drake University in Iowa, and Tracy Foster at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Morehouse School of Medicine to Create a Heart Disease Registry for African Americans

The new registry will import data directly from electronic health records enabling researchers to track trends and develop effective treatments for African American cardiovascular disease patients.

Teachers’ Racial Bias in Expectations for Black Students

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and American University in Washington, D.C., finds that Black and White teachers tend to have different expectations for the same student.

Johns Hopkins University Releases a Roadmap for Achieving Diversity and Inclusion

In releasing the draft plan, Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, stated that "diversity of thought, people, and experiences is central for the excellence of our work, and to our education, research, and service missions."

New Faculty Positions for Three Black Scholars

Rexford Ahima was appointed the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Judith S. Casselbury was promoted and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Andre L. Churchwell was named to an endowed chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Slightly more than a decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight.

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

This year 32 Marshall Scholarships were awarded for American students to spend two years in graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. It appears from JBHE research, that four of this year's 32 winners are African Americans.

Johns Hopkins University Announces a Major New Faculty Diversity Initiative

In 2013, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported that Blacks made up 4 percent of its total full-time faculty and 1.7 percent of its full professors. Now a new five-year, $25 million initiative has the goal of significantly improving those numbers.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new roles are Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College, Charlene Moore Hayes at Johns Hopkins University, Nashid Madyum at Florida A&M University, and Maurice Anthony Chandler at All Saints Bible College.

Three African American Scholars Awarded Notable Honors

The honorees are David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, Fannie Gaston-Johansson, the first Black woman full professor at Johns Hopkins University, and William Cooley, former dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University.

The Extreme Science Scholars at Morgan State University

The Army Research Laboratory has expanded its effort to increase the number of minority students in STEM fields by creating the Extreme Science Scholar program at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Gwendolyn Boyd Has Her Contract Extended at Alabama State University

Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University in Montgomery since February 1, 2014, has had her contact extended by the board of trustees for another three years until 2019. However, the vote by the board was 8 to 6 in favor of the contract extension.

Honors and Awards for Six African American Educators

The honorees are Stephanie Luck of the University of Arkansas, the late Levi Watkins at Vanderbilt University, Clara Adams of Morgan State University, Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, William F. Tate of Washington University in St. Louis, and Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College.

In Memoriam: Levi Watkins Jr., 1945-2015

Dr. Watkins was the first African American graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The long-time Johns Hopkins University faculty member also was the first doctor to implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a patient.

The Next President of Meharry Medical College

James E.K. Hildreth is dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Hildreth was director of the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry.

Johns Hopkins University Junior Publishes Her First Novel

Marlene Kanmogne, a junior at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is majoring in neuroscience. She hope one day to be a physician. But she has also just published a 305-page novel for young adult readers.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Tanjala S. Purnell was named an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Johns Hopkins University and Ben O. Lukongo was appointed assistant professor of agricultural economics at Southern 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.

University Study Finds Inner-City Youth More Likely to Have Food Allergies

The study found that 10 percent of young inner-city children had food allergies. Peanut allergies were the most common, followed by eggs, and milk. Nationwide about 3 percent of all adults and 6 percent of young children have food allergies.

Victor R. McCrary Jr. Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Dr. McCrary is vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University. He is being honored for his research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, the National Institute of Standards, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Study Finds That the American Dream Is Largely a Myth

The study followed nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1982. After more than 30 years, the study found that the majority of students stayed in the same socio-economic class as their parents.

University Study Finds the Poorest of the Poor Being Helped Less by the Federal Government

A new study by an economist at Johns Hopkins University finds that a large percentage of federal help finds its ways to families at or just below the poverty level, rather than to families and individuals who are at the very bottom of the income ladder.

Morgan State University Enters Into STEM Partnership With Johns Hopkins

The first eight Morgan State University students will participate in internships this summer with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute lasting between 8 and 15 weeks.

Racial Disparity in Misdiagnoses of Stroke Patients

A new study finds that emergency room physicians tended to misdiagnose stroke symptoms among African American patients more often than for White patients.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University and holds master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University.

Gwendolyn Boyd Named President of Alabama State University

Dr. Boyd has been serving as the executive assistant to the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland.

Edward Cornwell III Elected Secretary of the American College of Surgeons

A well-respected trauma surgeon, Edward E. Cornwell III is professor and chair of the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Three African Americans Elected to the Institute of Medicine

While the Institute of Medicine does not disclose the racial or ethnic makeup of its membership, it appears that only three of the 70 new members are African Americans: Phyllis Dennery, Thomas LaVeist, and Beverly Louise Malone.

Ben Vinson III Is the New Dean of Columbian College at George Washington University

Dr. Vinson was the vice dean for centers, interdepartmental programs, and graduate programs of the School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also served as the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of Latin American History at Johns Hopkins.

Racism May Be a Contributing Factor to Higher Rates of Hypertension Among Blacks

A new study led by Lisa A. Cooper, the John F. Fries Professor of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that African Americans who are hypervigilant over racial issues tend to have higher blood pressure than other African Americans.

National Institutes of Health Reaches an Agreement With the Family of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951 Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells were extracted for research without her knowledge. Researchers were able to keep her cancer cells alive and they continued to replicate in the laboratory. The so-called HeLa cells are still used in research today and have been used to make important scientific advances.

In Memoriam: Charles A. Hines, 1935-2013

In October, 1994, Dr. Charles A. Hines was appointed the sixth president of Prairie View A&M University and served in that role until 2002. He held a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University and served for 38 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Major General.

Kweisi Mfume to Chair the Board of Regents at Morgan State University

Mfume is an alumnus of the university and is a former Congressman from Maryland and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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