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New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

Arwin Smallwood, a professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, was named interim vice provost for undergraduate education. Courtney-Savali Andrews will join the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Jerelle Joseph will be an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Terrell Strayhorn at Virginia Union University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Dwayne Mack at Berea College in Kentucky and Gerald Cannon at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

The Oberlin Conservatory Receives the Personal Archives of Jazz Great Milt Hinton

Hinton, a native of Mississippi, had a jazz career that spanned more than 70 years and his music can be heard on more than 1,000 recordings. In addition to his music, Hinton was an avid photographer.

James McBride Wins the National Book Award for Fiction

James McBride, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.

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