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Seven African Americans in New Higher Education 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.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

Dorothy C. Browne has been serving as an adjunct professor of maternal and child welfare in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former director of the Public Health Institute at North Carolina A&T State University.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Home of Civil Rights Pioneer Pauli Murray Designated a “National Treasure”

In 1938, Pauli Murray mounted an unsuccessful legal effort to gain admission to the all-white University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Study Finds Poor Communication Between African American Mothers and Daughters on HIV/AIDS

African Americans account for 57 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases among women. But a focus group study found that many African American mothers and their daughters do not talk about the issue.

University Study Links Racial Discrimination to Mental Health Problems

The study found that African Americans and Caribbean-born Blacks who experience discrimination in the United States are at a substantially higher risk for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental disorders.

In Memoriam: Michelle Parthenia Winn-Pigford, 1966-2014

Michelle Winn was an associate professor of nephrology at the Duke University Medical Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Winn was a strong advocate for advancing the careers of women and underrepresented minorities in medicine and science.

Theodore Shaw to Lead the Center for Civil Rights and Hold an Endowed Chair at UNC-Chapel Hill

Theodore M. Shaw, the former director-counselor and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was appointed director of the Center for Civil Rights at the law school of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will also hold an endowed chair in law.

Four North Carolina Universities Examine German/African American Cultural Exchanges

Four universities in North Carolina are partnering to examine the intersections of African American and German culture in the twentieth century. The semester-long project is entitled "From Harlem to Hamburg."

Three African American Men in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

James G. Lunnermon II and Walter W. Woods were given new posts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Perry James Studevent Jr. was named director of student services at the medical school of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

New Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Debra Barksdale was named director of the new doctoral program in nursing practice at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Mark Foster was promoted and granted tenure at Bowdoin College and Antoneia Roe was named director of judicial affairs in the student affairs division at Florida A&M University.

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