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The New Director of African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas

Caree A. Banton is an associate professor of African diaspora history, who is jointly appointed in the department of history and the African American studies program. She teaches classes in Afro-Caribbean history, African diaspora history, and race. She joined the faculty at the university in 2013.

Researchers Label North Carolina’s Eugenic Sterilization Program as Genocide

The paper found that North Carolina's eugenic sterilization was apparently tailored to asymptotically breeding-out the offspring of a presumably genetically unfit and undesirable surplus Black population. Sterilizations were aimed at reducing the future Black population - "genocide by any other name," the authors state.

Emory University’s Jericho Brown Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

In selecting Professor Brown's collection of poetry for this honor, the Pulitzer board called it “a collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence.”

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Kimberly M. Scott at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Gloria Walker at the University of New Orleans, Rodney Chatman at the University of Utah, Sonya Williams at Lake County College in Illinois, and Nicole R. Stokes at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Rice University Lecturer Wins the 2019 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

The award has been given out for the past 13 years by Baton Rouge Area Foundation. It recognizes the work of African American fiction writers and honors the legacy of author Ernest J. Gaines who died last month.

John Warner Smith is the First Black Male Poet Laureate for the State of Louisiana

Currently, Smith teaches English at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Smith is a graduate of McNeese State University in Louisiana, where he majored in psychology and accounting. He holds two master's degrees.

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.

Oklahoma State University Scholar to Serve on National Board of Diversity Officers

Jason F. Kirksey, vice president of institutional diversity and chief diversity officer at Oklahoma State University, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Daniel M. Roderick at Clark University in Massachusetts. Kirsten Elleby at the University of New Orleans, Kevin D. Howell at the University of North Carolina System, Aishah S. Casseus at Florida State University, and Timothy R. Terrentine Sr. at Western Michigan University.

University Project Is Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Researchers at Cornell University, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Alabama are collaborating on a project to digitize as many as 100,000 runaway slave advertisements that appeared in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century newspapers.

University of Cincinnati Aims to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

The provost’s office has allocated $1,170,000 to the faculty diversification effort during the current fiscal year. And the Office of the President has allocated $800,000 over the next three years for the effort.

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