Tag: University of Rochester

Washington University Scholar Named a Newspaper’s “Person of the Year”

Jason Q. Purnell, an assistant professor in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, was named person of the year by the St. Louis American, which has the largest circulation of any weekly newspaper in Missouri.

Tufts University Names Residence Hall After Its First Black Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Bernard W. Harleston was hired as an assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University in 1965. He later held an endowed chair in psychology and served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the university. In 1981, Dr. Harleston was named president of City College of New York.

In Memoriam: Jesse Thomas Moore Jr., 1933-2015

Dr. Moore joined the department of history at the University of Rochester in 1970. He later served as associate dean. Professor Moore served as Grand Marshall at many of the university's ceremonial events.

A New Dean at Jackson State University in Mississippi

Dr. Robert Blaine was appointed dean of undergraduate studies and cyber learning. He has been serving as special assistant to the provost for cyber learning and is an associate professor of music at the university.

University of Pennsylvania Political Scientist Wins Book Award

Daniel Q. Gillion, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

Do American Bar Association Ratings Serve to Unfairly Exclude Blacks From the Federal Bench?

A study finds that African American nominees to the federal bench were 42 percentage points less likely to be highly rated than Whites with comparable educational and professional qualifications.

Controversy Over a Confederate Flag at the University of Rochester

A house adviser demanded that the student take down the flag that was hanging in his dormitory window. The administration later stated that the student should have the right to display the flag.

University of Rochester Study Finds Racial Bias Is Strongest in the Cotton Belt

The study found that White southerners who live in the Cotton Belt of the Deep South where slavery was most entrenched continue to hold stronger negative attitudes toward African Americans than Whites in other parts of the South.

University of Rochester Honors Jessye Norman

Norman will receive the honorary degree at a benefit concert in Rochester for Action for a Better Community. a community action agency that promotes and provides opportunities for low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient.

Yolanda Moses Honored With the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester

Dr. Moses is past president of the American Anthropological Association and past president of American Association for Higher Education. From 1993 to 1999 she served as president of the City College of New York.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Albert Tezeno at Southern University, Jennifer Taylor at the American Institute of Architecture Students, Deborah Hayes at the University of Delaware, Michelle Thompson-Taylor at the University of Rochester, Renee MIddleton at Ohio University, Amilcar Shabazz at the University of Massachusetts, and K. Matthew Dames at Syracuse University.

The University of Rochester’s New Online Archive of Historical Documents Relating to Abolition

Included in the archives are letters to the Post family of Rochester from Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass.

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