Tag: Rutgers University Newark

Center for Politics and Race in America at Rutgers University Newark Renamed for the Late Sheila Oliver

“Lt. Gov. Oliver’s legacy will continue to inspire our center as we expand access to public service as a profession and promote research and public policy that confronts systemic inequalities," said James Jones, co-director of the Sheila Y. Oliver Center for Politics and Race in America at Rutgers University Newark.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Black Scholars to New Positions

Professor Rosemarie Wesson was named associate vice chancellor and university vice provost for research at the City of New York. Charles E. Menifield was named a University Professor at Rutgers University–Newark and Sonya Grier was named to the Eminent Scholar Chair in Marketing at the Kogod School of Business of American University in Washington, D.C.

Belinda Edmondson Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its first annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for African Studies to Belinda Edmondson, Distinguished Professor in the departments of English and Africana studies at Rutgers University-Newark.

Rutgers University Newark’s John Keene Wins National Book Award for Poetry

John Keene is a Distinguished Professor and chair of Africana studies at Rutgers University Newark. He also is a professor of English and teaches in the master of fine arts program in creative writing. Professor Keene was honored for his 234-page collection entitled Punks: New & Selected Poems.

Jeffery Robinson Is the New Provost at Rutgers University-Newark

Dr. Robinson holds the Prudential Chair in Business and is a professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School. He joined the faculty at Rutgers-Newark in 2008, where he has specialized in management and entrepreneurship.

Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies, is being honored for her commentaries in The New York Times on "Black stories in art and popular culture - work that successfully bridges academic and nonacademic critical discourse."

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The five Black faculty members taking on new roles are Lance Freeman at the University of Pennsylvania, Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University-Newark, Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York, and Charlene Gilbert at Ohio State University.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Five Black “Geniuses” Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. The honors, frequently referred to as the “Genius Awards,” include a $625,000 stipend over the next five years which the individuals can use as they see fit.

Rutgers University Launches Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers are a nationwide effort developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and funded by Newman's Own Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The latest center has opened on the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Newark Campus of Rutgers University Honors Frederick Douglass

On April 17, 1849, Frederick Douglass delivered an address at the First African Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey. The church, which no longer exists, was located on the current site of the university's athletic fields. The fields now have been named to honor Frederick Douglass.

Rutgers University-Newark Acquires the Archives of Jazz Legend Count Basie

The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond organ, photos, correspondence, concert programs, business records, housewares and press clippings. Nearly 1,000 artifacts are included in the collection.

Rutgers University Scholars Resurrect an Old Literary Magazine for Today’s Generation

From 1966 to 1983, the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore published the literary magazine Chicory. The publication, financed by the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, contained poetry, prose, and artwork composed by members of Baltimore's low-income, African American communities.

Three African American Men in New University Positions

Taking on new roles are Delarious O. Stewart at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Timothy K. Eatman at Rutgers University-Newark, and Garvin A. Reid at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University.

New Administrative Duties for Four Black Academics

Appointed to new administrative posts are Elizabeth Lewin at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Anthony Andrews at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York, Reginald Lewis at Rutgers University-Newark, and Robert M. Franklin at Emory University in Atlanta.

Honors and Awards for a Trio of African Americans With Ties to Higher Education

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is honoring alumna and congressional representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones. LaDonna Christian of Simmons College in Boston was named Nurse Educator of the Year and the late Professor Clement Alexander Price is being remembered by Rutgers University-Newark.

Roland Anglin Named Dean of the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

Dr. Anglin has been serving as senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Newark, New Jersey, campus of Rutgers University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

Five African Americans Appointed to New University Administrative Positions

The appointees are Delbert T. Foster at South Carolina State, Alta Mauro at New York University's Abu Dhabi campus, Willie James Young Jr. at Mississippi Valley State, Lotoya Battle-Brown at Rutgers University-Newark, and Dennis A. Mitchell at Columbia University.

The Most Diverse Student Bodies in American Higher Education

According to U.S News & World Report, the Newark campus of Rutgers University was rated as the most diverse in the country. Andrews University, Stanford University, St. John's University, and the University of Houston tied for second place.

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.

African American Debate Team Makes History

Chris Randall and Elijah Smith, both rising seniors at Rutgers University-Newark, were ranked fifth in the nation for the 2013-14 debate season. This is the highest-ranked position ever obtained by a team of African American debaters.

Mark Winston Is a Finalist for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Mark Winston is assistant chancellor and director of the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. Previously, he served on the Rutgers faculty and on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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