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Rutgers University Renames Institute to Honor Clement Alexander Price

Dr. Price, who died last November at the age of 69, was the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience on the university's Newark campus.

In Memoriam: Clement Alexander Price, 1945-2014

Clement Alexander Price was the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University-Newark.

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.

Does Racism Contribute to Higher Rates of Obesity Among Blacks?

A new study led by Luis Rivera, an experimental social psychologist at Rutgers University-Newark, finds that exposure to racial and ethnic stereotypes can hinder members of minority groups in their efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

After graduating from Temple University in 1946, Dr. Young became one of the first African American teachers in the public school system in Philadelphia. She later taught at Temple University and several other institutions of higher learning.

Five Black Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

The five scholars appointed to new teaching posts are: Kibibi Voloria Mack-Shelton at Claflin University, Brett Gilbert at Rutgers University, Yuvay Meyers Ferguson at Howard University, Jeffrey Robinson at Rutgers University, and Dawn Herd-Clark at Fort Valley State University.

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.

A. Van Jordan Is the First Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor

Professor Jordan is the author of four collections of poetry and has won the Pushcart Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Since 2009, he has been a full professor at the University of Michigan.

Black Entrepreneurs Still Face an Unlevel Playing Field in Seeking Capital

The lead author of the study stated that "a lot of research and business practice starts with the premise that individuals have equal choice and what we found, instead, are that there are systemic restrictions to choice for some people just because of their ethnicity."

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University

Since 2009, Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett has been serving as dean of the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Earlier, she held associate dean posts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Colorado-Denver.

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Since 2009 Dr. Haddon has been dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. She is the first African American to serve as dean. Previously she taught at the law school of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wendell Pritchett to Serve as Dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

In February 2014, Wendell Pritchett announced that he was joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Now the law school says he will serve as dean for the 2014-15 academic year.

Simmons College Professor Awarded Distinguished Poetry Prize

Afaa Michael Weaver is the winner of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award given by Claremont Graduate University to a mid-career poet so that they "can continue working towards the pinnacle of their craft."

Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Heading Back to Penn Law School

Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University, is stepping down in June and will take a position as Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Rutgers Professor Clement Price Named Official Historian of the City of Newark, New Jersey

The post of official historian of Newark, New Jersey, has been vacant since 2005 but was revived as the city prepares to celebrate the 350th anniversary of its founding in 2016.

Rutgers University Study Finds Increase in “Concentrated Poverty”

More than 11 million Americans, 4 percent of the total U.S. population, live in these high poverty neighborhoods and 67 percent of the 11 million people in these high poverty areas are either Black or Hispanic.

Rutgers University Scholar Leads Study on Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Adana Llanos is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Rutgers University School of Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Howard University.

Major Research Project to Study Genetic Link to Disease Susceptibility Among Minorities

The research teams are located at the University of Southern California, Rutgers University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The Successful First Cohort of the Rutgers Future Scholars Program

Of the 183 students who began in the program five years ago, 163 will enter college this fall. Of the 163 college-bound students, 98 will be attending Rutgers University on full scholarships.

The Academic Ties of the First Black Woman Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals

Judge Watts has taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Rutgers University School of Law.

Think Tank of Education Deans at HBCUs Held at Rutgers University

A group of eight deans or directors of education programs at historically Black colleges and universities met at Rutgers University to discusses issues confronting the education of African Americans and other minorities such as increasing enrollment and retention in teacher education programs.

Denise Rodgers Lands a New Job at the New Rutgers University

On Sunday Denise Rodgers was the president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. On Monday the college was absorbed into Rutgers University and the post of president no longer existed.

Rutgers University Program Helps Minority Students on the Road to Healthcare Careers

In 1987, one African American student graduated from the Rutgers pre-med program. This year, the university graduated 52 students who are going on to medical school or are continuing their education in healthcare fields.

Rutgers University Sociologist Challenges Theories on Racial Differences in Mental Health

Dawne Mouzon, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, has conducted research which disputes the commonly held belief that the lower level of mental health problems among African Americans is the result of stronger family and church ties.

Study Examines Racial Differences in Divorce Rates for Highly Educated Women

A new study by an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, finds that highly educated Black women are not as sheltered from divorce compared to highly educated women of other racial and ethnic groups.

In Memoriam: Donald Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, 1932-2003

Throughout an illustrious career as a jazz recording artist and performer, he taught at North Carolina Central University, Delaware State University, Rutgers University, Hampton University, New York University, Cornell University, Oberlin College and Howard University.

This Week’s Faculty News

Stacy Hawkins, Babatunde Ojo, Leonce Ndikumana, and Maxine Adegbola will be assuming new duties.

Novelist Tayari Jones Honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Professor Jones teaches in the master of fine arts program at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.

Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Donald Mitchell Jr. wins an award for his doctoral research at the University of Minnesota and Jerell Blakely is honored with a fellowship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Rutgers University Study Finds Racial Differences in End-of-Life Planning

The data shows that two thirds of older White adults have a living will compared to just 25 percent of older Blacks.

Are Teachers Lavishing Black Students With Too Much Praise?

A Rutgers University study finds that White teachers provided more praise and less criticism if they thought that the student who wrote a poorly written essay was Black or Hispanic.

Dorothy Strickland Named Fellow of the American Educational Research Association

She holds the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

NIH Grant Funds a Study on How Racism Impacts the Health of African Americans

The Black LIFE (Linking Inequality, Feelings, and Environment) Study is lead by Naa Oyo Kwate of Rutgers University.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Fred Bonner at Rutgers and Joseph Ofori-Dankwa at Saginaw Valley State are appointed to named chairs.

Rutgers University Study Finds Racial Differences in the Treatment of Depression

Economics and cultural stigma may be contributing factors.

Rutgers University Program Aims to Increase the Number of Nursing Professionals in Haiti

The goal is to establish Haiti's first master's degree program in nursing.

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