Tag: University of Chicago
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.
For young adults who have reached the age of 24, those who grew up in single-parent homes were less likely to have obtained a bachelor's degree than children raised in married-couple households. Income differences explain only one half of the gap.
Julian H. Lewis earned a Ph.D. in physiology and pathology at the University of Chicago in 1915 and then went on to medical school. He was hired as an instructor at the University of Chicago in 1917.
While the Great Migration provided millions of Blacks with better educational and economic opportunities, a new study finds that it also led to increase mortality rates for African Americans.
Over the next four months, Professor Wilson will conduct research at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Dr. Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.
The authors compared U.S. infant mortality rates to those in two European countries. They found that the reason infant mortality is lower in Europe is simply because these countries take better care of their low-income citizens than is the case in the United States.
Elizabeth Alexander, who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama's inauguration in 2009, has been a member of the faculty at Yale since 2000.
Cristal Thomas was appointed vice president for community health engagement at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and special assistant to the vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago.
In 2007, Dr. Allen was named the UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She was the first African American named to the permanent faculty at the Institute.
The Barack Obama foundation has narrowed the field of candidates to host the Obama Presidential Library to Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Hawaii.
A new study led by Dexter R. Voison, a professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, identifies factors that lead to gang membership by young African American females.
The report from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago finds that 54.5 percent of Black youth report being harassed by the police. This is nearly double the rate for youth from other racial and ethnic groups.
Dr. Goldsby is a professor of English and a professor of African American studies at Yale University. Before joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Goldsby taught at the University of Chicago.
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.
Taking on new administrative roles are Venessa Funches, Nancy L. Jones, Michael A. Ellington, Michael Williams, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Loretta A. Moore, Angela Simmons, and Marquetta Faulkner.
Vincent G. Harding, the civil rights activist, author, and professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, died on May 19 in Philadelphia. He was an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Reeves has served as chancellor at Winston-Salem State University since August 2007. When he gives up his duties as chancellor, Dr. Reeves will return to the classroom as a full professor of political science at the university.
A study of more than 4,600 families who were given vouchers to move out of high-poverty urban areas from 1994 to 1998 found that 10 to 15 years later, in terms of mental health girls in these families were better off but boys were not.
The George Lucas Family Foundation has pledged to donate $25 million to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools for a new arts hall. At George Lucas' request, the building will be named to honor Gordon Parks.
The new appointees are Lowell Kent Davis at Western Carolina University, Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Wayne Felder at Bowie State University, Bryan Samuels at the University of Chicago, and LaShonda Peebles of Chicago State University.
An African American mail carrier was asked to bring 79 packaging boxes to "Reggin Toggaf" (spelled backwards it's "Faggot Nigger") at a fraternity at the University of Chicago. The carrier made six or seven trips up the stairs to the fraternity carrying the boxes.
Michael Bennett, associate professor of sociology at DePaul University, received the award in the alumni category. Kim Ransom, director of the university's Collegiate Scholars Program won the award in the staff category.
The University of Chicago has unveiled a new financial aid program for students from schools in the city that will eliminate student loans from their financial aid packages.
The election of Barack Obama in 2008 prompted some commentators to say that the nation had entered a post-racial era, but new data from researchers at three universities shows that anti-Black sentiments are on the rise.
The authors found a mean incarceration rate of 51 percent for Blacks and 38 percent for Whites. But they found a significant racial gap in incarceration rates between judges that increases the racial gap by as much as 18 percentage points.
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.
Teens who participated in the program had a 44 percent reduction in violent crime arrests and a 36 percent reduction in arrest rates for other crimes compared to a control group.
It has been widely believed that multiracial adolescents have more behavioral problems than African Americans and Whites because they are not accepted as peers by either ethnic group.
The study found that Black and other minority students who major in STEM fields earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who majored in humanities or education.
The Quantrell Award, established in 1938 at the University of Chicago, is considered the nation's oldest prize for undergraduate teaching.
Victor Mbarika of Southern University was honored by the Cameroon Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists and Timuel Black won the Benton Medal from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Small has been serving as a professor of sociology and chair of the department of sociology at the university.
A survey finds that students are less concerned about promoting racial understanding when they are seniors than when they were freshmen.
The University of Chicago vice president is the former director of Yale's Afro-American Cultural Center.
A unique experiment found that White and Black children placed difference emphasis on racial appearance and language.
In January Derek Douglas will become vice president for civic engagement.