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Robert Hill Retiring as Vice Chanellor for Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh

Robert Hill, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, announced that he will retire from the university at the end of this month. He has held his present post since 1999.

University of Pittsburgh Receives Donation of African Artifacts

Among the items donated to the university are a bronze casting of the head of a queen mother from Benin, a helmet mask made of wood and human hair from Tanzania, and a Kente cloth used by members of the royal court of the Ashanti people of Ghana.

Two African American Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Barbara Guthrie was named the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing at Yale University and H. Richard Milner IV was appointed to the Dr. Helen S. Faison Chair in Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Explain Higher Rate of Low Birthweight Babies Among African Americans

A study found that mothers with low levels of vitamin D during early pregnancy delivered babies that were lighter than mothers who were not deficient in vitamin D. About half of all African American women are vitamin D deficient.

University of Pittsburgh Study Examines Racial Differences in Bone Marrow Donorship Decisions

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine conducted a study to learn why Black and other minorities opt-out of bone marrow transplant registries at rates far higher than whites.

Instilling Racial Pride Can Help Black Students Do Better in School

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University finds that African American adolescents do better in school if their parents instill in them a strong sense of racial pride.

Livingston Alexander Given Authority Over a Second Campus of the University of Pittsburgh

President of the Bradford campus since 2003, he will now do double duty as president of the Titusville campus.

The New Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

William M. Carter Jr. is currently a professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Honors for Three Black Scholars

John M. Wallace of the University of Pittsburgh, Judith Thomas of Lincoln University, and LeTondra Lawrence of Texas Woman's University, are honored with prestigious awards.

Jem Spectar Named a Finalist for Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Since 2007, he has served as president of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Toi Derricotte Named to the Board of the Academy of American Poets

The University of Pittsburgh professor has published more than 1,000 poems.

Mentoring Program Aims to Increase the Number of Black Men Seeking Careers in Medicine

Fifteen African American male students from sixth grade classes in Pittsburgh area schools are chosen for the program each year.

Racial Differences in Decline of Physical Activity Among Young Girls

University of Pittsburgh study finds that a decline in physical activity is more pronounced for African American adolescent girls.

Faculty News

Tony Gaskew is promoted and Nwadiuto Esiobu wins a State Department fellowship.

Only One African American Among the 65 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

Jeannette E. South-Paul of the University of Pittsburgh appears to be the only African American on the list of new members.

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