Tag: University of California Irvine

Seven African American Scholars Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 11 of the 188 new American members of the AAAS are African Americans. Thus, African Americans make up only 5.9 percent of the new members of the academy.

Michael Drake Awarded the University of California’s Presidential Medal

Michael V. Drake, the outgoing chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, was awarded the Presidential Medal from University of California system's president Janet Napolitano. He will soon become president of Ohio State University.

Michael Drake Appointed President of Ohio State University

When he takes office in June, Dr. Drake will be the first African American to be president of Ohio State. Currently, Dr. Drake is chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

African American Student at the UC-Irvine Finds Racist Note in Her Backpack

An African American student at the University of California at Irvine found a racist note in her backpack while she was in the science library on campus. The note read, "Go back 2 Africa, slave."

University of California Irvine Student Appears in Blackface on YouTube Video

Some members were shown lip syncing to a Justin Timberlake song. Then another member appears in blackface, supposedly playing hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

A Possible Explanation for the Higher Mortality Rate for Black Women With Breast Cancer

Blacks are less likely than Whites to get breast cancer but when they do Blacks are more likely to die from the disease. A study by researchers in California shows one reason why the mortality rate may be higher for Black women.

Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

This October, Ngugi wa Thiong'o will be presented with the University of California Irvine Medal for his service to the university. Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University was honored by the Society for Research in Child Development.

The Inaugural Winner of a Book Award in African American Art History

Bridget R. Cooks, an associate professor of art history and African American studies at the University of California Irvine, was honored by the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland College Park.

Four Black Scholars Named to New Posts

Thomas Parham, Sheridan Quarles Kingsberry, Billy Thomas, and Stacey Close have been assigned to new administrative positions.

A New Dean of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine

Gregory Washington was on the engineering faculty at Ohio State University.

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