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National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University’s Tina M. Harris

Tina M. Harris of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University is being honored for "dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness."

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President's Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU's associate vice president for academic affairs.

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Gilda Barabino dean of engineering at City College of New York, Lovoria Williams, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky, WIlliam M. Jackson Jr., professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and Nicole R. Howard of the University of Redlands.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

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.

Study Finds Lack of Black Tenured Faculty at All Levels of Higher Education

The results of the study, led by a dean at the University of Kentucky, found that only 4.05 percent of tenured faculty at doctoral level institutions are Black. In fact, racial diversity among tenured faculty continues to lag across all levels of higher education.

University of Kentucky Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Fund for African Students

Esias Bedingar, a native French speaker, came to the University of Kentucky in 2014. He knew no English, but he went on to complete the English as a Second Language program in just one semester. He graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in public health.

Nationwide Study Finds Major Racial Gap in School Suspensions and Expulsions

The study offers a comprehensive look at racial disparities in school discipline involving expulsion or suspension from school at secondary educational institutions throughout the United States. The study examined disciplinary records involving nearly 16,000 middle schools and more than 18,000 high schools all across the country.

University of Kentucky to Remove a Mural That Is Offensive to Many Black Students

During the Great Depression, Ann Rice O’Hanlon painted a 38 feet wide, 11 feet tall mural on Kentucky history in Memorial Hall. The mural depicts enslaved African Americas hunched in a field, Black musicians playing for White dancers, and a Native American threatening a White settler with a tomahawk.

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Malynda J. Prie was appointed to an endowed chair and named director of the John R. Gaines Center for Humanities at the University of Kentucky and associate professor Nefertiti Walker was appointed associate dean in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Aaron Thompson, a native of Clay County, Kentucky, has had 27 years of experience in higher education and business. He was a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Kentucky University and served as interim president of Kentucky State University.

Five African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Gloria Boutte at the University of South Carolina, Katherine Jolly at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, Cedric M. Bright at East Carolina University, Ulysses Owens Jr. at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and Allan Richards of the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky State University Enters Into a Partnership With the University of Kentucky

Under the agreement, students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Kentucky State and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky on an accelerated schedule.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative 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.

A Mural With Stereotypical Images of Blacks Is Once Again on View at the University of Kentucky

But the university has balanced the images from its past with new artwork showing the silhouettes and portraits of three African Americans important to the state’s history.

New Administrative Positions for Six African Americans 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.

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

Dana Canedy Named Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, has announced that Dana Canedy will be the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. Canedy has worked at the New York Times since 1996, most recently as special adviser to the chief executive officer and executive editor.

Prairie View A&M University President Is Stepping Down

George C. Wright, the seventh president of historically Black Prairie View A&M University in Texas, announced that he will step down as soon as an interim replacement is named. Dr. Wright, who became president of the university in 2003, will remain at the university as a professor of history.

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Widest for Girls

The study of middle and high school students in a large urban district by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, found that Blacks girls are three times as likely as White girls to be sent to the principal's office.

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

Dr. Brown has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that position in December 2013.

New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Vincent T. Harris at California State University, Fullerton, Sonja Feist-Price at the University of Kentucky, and Melvin Hamlett at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas.

Three Scholars Honored for Their Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

There are more than 1,000 entries in the encyclopedia detailing African American history from frontier days to the present time. More than 150 scholars contributed to the entries in the volume.

Scholars Identify Diversity in the English Language Used Online by Different Ethnic Groups

The goal of the study was to identify online language usage by African Americans so that search engines like Google will be better able to serve a more diverse population of users.

University of Kentucky Decides to Unveil Controversial Mural It Had Covered Up

The mural, painted in the 1930s by artist Ann Rice O'Hanlon, had been criticized for its portrayal of African Americans and American Indians in scenes depicting the history of the city of Lexington, home to the university. One image shows slaves picking cotton.

New Duties for Two African American Faculty Members

Marla Frederick, professor of African and African American studies and the study of religion, was named a Harvard College Professor and Nicole T. Jenkins was named the executive associate dean in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Covers a Mural Showing Slaves in a Tobacco Field

The University of Kentucky has decided to cover up a mural in the atrium of Memorial Hall that shows slaves working in a tobacco field. The mural, which is 38 feet wide and 11 feet tall, will remain covered until the university decides how and where the artwork will be preserved.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Mignon R. Moore is a new associate professor of sociology at Barnard College. Kara Walker was named to an endowed chair at Rutgers University and Jenna Hatcher is taking on new duties at the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing.

Heidi Anderson to Be the Next Provost at Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Since 2013, Dr. Anderson has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Previously, she served as a faculty member and an administrator at the University of Kentucky for 11 years.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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.

Two African American Men Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Desmond U. Patton was appointed an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Brandon Ofem was named an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Auburn University Scholars Promote Mathematics Research in Southern Africa

Professor Overtoun Jenda and colleagues at Auburn University have developed the Masamu Program to promote research collaboration between mathematicians in southern Africa and the United States.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named Rhetorician of the Year

Adam J. Banks, professor in the department of writing, rhetoric, and digital studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, was named the 2014 Rhetorician of the Year by the The Young Rhetoricians Conference.

The First African American Dean of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Kenneth B. Chance Sr. has been serving as a professor and chief of endodontics at the University of Kentucky. He is the former dean of the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.

New Scholarship Program for Mechanical Engineers at Kentucky State University

The new scholarship program, funded by a grant from Toyota, will provide full-tuition scholarships for three years at Kentucky State and two years at the University of Kentucky.

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