Tag: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Study Reveals Link Between Community Stress and Mental Health Outcomes for Black Women

Through examining a sample of Black Americans in neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee, the study found that perceived community stress resulted in poor mental health outcomes, whereas objectively measured disadvantaged neighborhoods were associated with more positive mental health effects.

Tuskegee University Partners With Cornell University for Digital Biology and Sustainable Agriculture Research

Tuskegee University is the first HBCU to join the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, a collaborative research group led by Cornell University. The center is currently conducting research to develop tools that can communicate with plants.

Christopher Span Appointed Dean of Rutgers University Graduate School of Education

Dr. Span, professor of education policy, organization, and leadership at the University of Illinois, is a scholar of African American educational history. He has experience in both academic and administrative leadership positions.

University of Illinois Professor Ruby Mendenhall Named Poet Laureate

Dr. Mendenhall currently serves as the Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she teaches sociology, African American studies, and urban and regional planning.

Study Links Historic Racial Discrimination in Property Ownership to Increased Heat Exposure

The authors write, "Extreme heat exposure during heat waves can be life threatening, and here we show that the policies of the past like racial covenants, in addition to redlining, shape whose lives are threatened by dangerous heat and who is protected from this health impact."

Study Finds White Teachers Struggle to Discuss Race With Black Coworkers and Students

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has found White public high school teachers feel their personal and professional identities are challenged when having racially-related conversations with Black students and coworkers.

A Group of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The three Black scholars who have been appointed to named professorships are Karen Flynn at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ruth Blake at Yale University, and Baron Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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