Tag: University of Illinois at Chicago
A new study from sociologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis finds that homes today in White neighborhoods are appraised at double the value of comparable homes in communities of color. This represents a 75 percent increase in neighborhood racial inequality in home values over the last decade.
University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named a recipient of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected for the award “because of the historical and political importance of her writings, her tireless work as an institution-builder and activist."
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.
Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on July 1.
Dr. Tatum was dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013-20. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 after teaching at Northern Illinois University, the University of Maryland, and Buffalo State College.
Doneka Scott will be the next dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University. Rhea Ballard-Thrower will become dean of libraries at the University of Illinois Chicago and Camellia Okpodu was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.
The honorees are Francis A. Pearman, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University, Janice R. Franklin, dean of library and learning resources at Alabama State University, and David Stovall, professor of Black studies and criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard University.
Dr. Winn has been serving as the director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago and as associate vice chancellor of health affairs for community-based practice at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System.
Donald M. Shaffer is an associate professor of English and African American studies at the university. His research examines the social and historical construction of race in African American and Southern literature.
A new bill passed into law in the state of Illinois requires all state-operated colleges and universities in the state to include at least one course on Black history. The educational institutions can meet the requirement by offering an online course.
The honorees are Patrick T. Smith, an associate research professor at Duke Divinity School, Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dawn Mellion-Patin, a vice chancellor at Southern University in Lousiana.
Dr. Howard-Vital became Cheyney University’s eleventh and first woman president in 2007. She served in that role until 2014.
In 2016, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was chosen to serve as executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University. From 2007 to 2014, she was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.
Roderick Ferguson is a professor of African American studies and professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beginning in July, he will serve as president-elect for a year before becoming president of the organization in July 2018.
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.
Dr. Zeleza has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He will become vice chancellor of U.S. International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 1.
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.
Gertrude Fraser, vice provost for faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Virginia, is returning to teach full-time and Marisha Humphries was promoted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Allen-Meares became chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago in January 2009. Previously, she served as the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan.
The exhibition, entitled “The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition,” was inspired by a pamphlet with the same title that was co-authored by civil rights activist Ida B. Wells.
The racial disparity in workers' averaged $6,000 more for non-Hispanic Whites compared to Black or Hispanic workers.
Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has written a new book focusing on the impact on women in poverty neighborhoods of high incarceration rates among Black men.
Illinois Launches Official Investigation of Racial Disparities in Education and Other Facets of Life
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation creating the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community.
• Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, is participating in a $900,000 U.S. Energy Department grant program with Wake Forest University. The researchers are...