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Study Finds Women of Color Author a Disproportionate Share of Banned Books in American Schools

In the 2021-2022 academic year, school and libraries across the country experienced a significant spike in book bans. A new study has found a disproportionate share of these banned books are written by women of color and include characters from diverse backgrounds.

Report Alleges Hostile Racial Environment in the School of Education at the University of Colorado

The report followed the departure of four women of color faculty from the School of Education. The report stated that these women had been “pushed out” through various microaggressions and other abuses.

Study Finds That Protesting NFL Players Who ‘Took a Knee’ at 2016 Games Were Penalized Financially

A recent study by scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Connecticut, and Pennsylvania State University examined the career trajectories of the first 50 NFL athletes to kneel in protest during a pregame national anthem in 2016.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Greg Hart at Washington University in St. Louis, Brenda Murrell at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Todd Misener at Oklahoma State University, D’Andra Mull at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Khala Granville at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Has Impacted the Racial Gap in Faculty Positions

Faculty at U.S. colleges and universities are up to 25 times more likely to have a parent with a Ph.D. than the population as a whole. "The professoriate is, and has remained, accessible disproportionately to the socioeconomically privileged," the authors write. And it is clear that the "socioeconomically privileged" are predominately White.

Study Shows How COVID-19 Widened the Racial Gap in Life Expectancy in the United States

The study found that the gap in life expectancy between Black and White populations decreased from 4.02 years in 2010 to 3.54 years in 2014. But the gap increased to 5.81 years in 2020. In 2020, life expectancy for Black men was only 67.73 years, the lowest level since 1998.

University of Colorado Establishes the Center for African and African American Studies

The center will support teaching, research, and creative work on the history, culture, and struggles of people of African descent and provide a platform to build on the work of the more than 25 CU Boulder faculty members already making contributions to African and African American studies. Professor Reiland Rabaka will direct the new center.

Lolita Buckner Inniss Will Be the Next Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law

Dr. Innis has been serving as senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, University Distinguished Professor, and the inaugural Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She will begin her duties as dean on July 1.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Assigned 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.

The Next Dean of the School of Law at George Washington University

Dayna Bowen Matthew is currently the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia Law School. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

Black Students Respond to Racist Incident on the Campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder

Two Black students at the University of Colorado at Boulder were verbally abused by a White woman who is not affiliated with the university. After the incident, the Black Student Alliance issued a set of demands to the university's administration.

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

University of Colorado Historian Maps the Oyo Kingdom of West Africa in the Early 19th Century

At its peak, the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo was one of the largest and most influential West African states. It was established in roughly the 13th century, and is best known for its cavalries that would patrol the forested savannas and capture people to be sold to slave traders.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Sanyu Mojola at Princeton University in New Jersey, Hillary A. Potter at the University of Colorado, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Tiffany A. Flowers at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Kimya Dennis at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Academic Study Finds Large Racial Disparity in Care for Heart Failure Patients

The study examined the cases of more than 104,000 patients at 497 hospitals in the United States. The results showed that for patients admitted to intensive care units for heart failure, Whites patients were 40 percent more likely to be treated by a cardiologist than Blacks.

After 40 Years as Brown University’s Chief Legal Officer, Beverly Ledbetter Is Retiring

In 1978, Beverly Ledbetter was appointed the university's inaugural general counsel and she has served as Brown's chief legal officer ever since. She earned her juris doctorate at the University of Colorado Law School.

W.B. Allen to Serve as Conservative Thought and Policy Scholar at the University of Colorado

Dr. Allen is professor emeritus of political philosophy at Michigan State University and dean emeritus of Michigan State's James Madison College. Earlier, he served for many years on the faculty at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

In Memoriam: Joseph Benjamin Johnson, 1934-2018

Dr. Johnson served as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana from 1977 to 1991. He was then president of Talladega College in Alabama until his retirement in 1998.

In Memorian: Rudy L. Horne

Dr. Horne was an associate professor of mathematics at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He received a credit as the mathematical consultant for the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures.

College Students Found to Have Unconscious Racial Bias Toward Black Athletes

A study led by Patrick Ferrucci, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Colorado, suggests that unconscious racial bias, propagated in part by sports media, still influences how the public views the quarterback position in the game of football.

The New Dean of the College of Education at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Stacey A. Duhon, the William McIntosh Endowed Professor in Liberal Arts at Grambling State University in Louisiana, is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university.

The Next Dean of Students at the University of Colorado-Boulder

Akirah J. Bradley was appointed dean of students and associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been serving as assistant dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley.

University of Colorado Honors Its First Black Faculty Member and First Black Librarian

The Charles and Mildred Nilon Scholarship will be offered to students who "are committed to advancing educational opportunities in under-resourced schools, especially those that serve African American communities."

Study Finds Minority Managers Who Hire Minorities Are Likely to Be Rated Less Competent

The results of the study showed that minority managers were rated as less effective when they hired a minority applicant for the open position than minority managers who hired a White person for the post.

Talmadge King Jr. to Lead the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

For the past nine years, Dr. King has been chair of the department of medicine at the university. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 1997 after teaching at the University of Colorado.

University of Colorado Professor Wins PEN Open Book Award

Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher was honored for her collection of poems, domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press, 2013). She will receive the award, and a $5,000 cash prize, at a ceremony in New York City on September 29.

Louisiana State University Is a Leader in Graduating Black Students With Ph.D.s in Chemistry

From 2005 to 2009, 19 percent of all Ph.D.s awarded in chemistry at LSU were earned by African Americans. Blacks were less than 10 percent of the chemistry Ph.D. recipients at the other 49 leading chemistry departments in the nation.

New U.S. Ambassador Has Ties to Higher Education

Daniel W. Yohannes was recently sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He sits on advisory boards at the University of Washington and University of Colorado.

University of Colorado Led Study Finds Physican Racial Bias Does Not Impact Treatment

The study led by a research team at the University of Colorado at Boulder found that despite the racial biases of physicians, there was no racial difference in treatment for 3,000 minority patients with hypertension.

Widespread Racial Differences in Who Receives CPR After a Cardiac Arrest

In low-income Black neighborhoods, the odds of receiving bystander CPR were 50 percent lower than in a high-income non-Black neighborhood.

Study Finds Racial Bias in Split-Second Decision-Making on Who Is Dangerous

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado and San Diego State University finds that both college students and police officers exhibit racial bias when confronted with split-second decisions on who is dangerous and who is not.

Pamela Anthony Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Colorado and Iowa State

She currently is assistant dean of students at Georgia State University.

M. Roy Wilson Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

He has served in a number of leadership posts in higher education, most recently as chair of the board of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Robert Boswell Named to Head Diversity Efforts at the University of Colorado

He is a professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the university.

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