Tag: Johns Hopkins University

Black Scholar to Lead Largest School at George Washington University

Ben Vinson III currently serves as vice dean for centers, interdepartmental programs, and graduate programs and as the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of Latin American History at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Harvard Medical School Faculty Member Embarks on a Second Career as a Children’s Author

Oneeka Williams, a surgeon who is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, has recently published her first children's book that leads young children to the far reaches of the solar system. Dr. Williams is a native of Guyana and was raised in Barbados.

Science Internships in High School Can Influence Career Plans of Gifted Black Youth

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found that mentoring Black students in the sciences in high school can have a major impact in influencing gifted students to pursue degree programs in STEM fields.

A New Assignment for Dr. Benjamin Carson

Benjamin Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics and director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, was named president of the board of the East Baltimore Community School.

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 Black Youth Are Exposed to More Alcohol Advertising Than Other Young Americans

A new report published by the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that Black youths see more alcohol-related advertising on television and in magazines than other young Americans.

In Memoriam: Michel-Rolph Trouillot, 1949-2012

He was a a professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He published his first book on the Haitian revolution while he was an undergraduate student at CUNY.

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Huge Racial Gap in Living Donor Kidney Transplants

One third of all people awaiting kidney transplants in the U.S. are African Americans. But in 2011, only 14 percent of patients receiving new kidneys from living donors were African Americans.

Johns Hopkins Exhibit Examines the University’s Black History

The exhibit, entitled "The Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins," pays tribute to 50 individuals "whose professional and personal achievements have brought honor to the institution."

Huge Digital Archive of African American History Now Available Online

The database established by Johns Hopkins University contains photographs and documents from the "morgue" files of the Afro-American newspaper.

The College Enrollment Rates of the Children of Native-Born and Immigrant Black Families

Children in Black families who immigrated to the United States are more likely to enroll in selective colleges than the children of White and native-born Black families.

Examining the Residential Segregation of Multiracial Americans

Sociologist Pamela Bennett of Johns Hopkins University has examined the residential patterns of people who marked off two racial categories on their census form.

Four African-American Educators Honored With Awards

The honorees are Gloria Ladson-Billings, Beverly Tatum, Patty Wilson, and Alphonso Sanders.

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