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Research Finds Black Entrepreneurs More Likely to Share Ideas with Expert Strangers Than Friends and Family

New research from Duke University and the University of Utah has found Black people are less likely than White people to share their business ideas with friends, and are more likely to share their ideas with expert strangers.

Racist Incidents at the University of Utah

Over the course of the past year, several racial incidents have occurred on the Salt Lake City campus. Recently, members of the campus community were subjected to racial slurs.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Taking on new administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty duties are Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fiemu Nwariaku at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Michael Hill at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Univerities

Renee Cunningham-Williams is the inaugural Watts Endowed Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. Professor Martell Teasley is serving as interim senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Utah and Kevin Johnson has been named the David L. Cohen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Racist Incidents Reported on the Campus of the University of Utah

People dressed up in Ku Klux Klan outfits were seen in a residential hall at the University of Utah trying to recruit students for a White supremacist group. In another incident, human excrement was found smeared on the dormitory room door of a Black student.

Hate Crime on the Campus of the University of Utah

A university contractor was making a delivery to the loading dock at a residence hall on the campus of the University of Utah. Two students in a room above the loading dock shouted the N-word and threw sunflower seeds and coffee pods out the window at the individual below.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

The five African Americans taking on new administrative duties are Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Cleo Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Brian Gibson at the University of Utah.

In Memoriam: Edward Leon Robinson Jr., 1970-2021

Edward L. Robinson Jr. was a lecturer in African American studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. He had taught at the university since 2011.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative 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.

University Study Shows How the Slave Trade Has Lingering Effects on African Businesses

Businesses in countries that were active in the slave trade are more often tightly controlled by individuals or families — often because they have limited access to equity funding and shared ownership. Meanwhile, businesses in African countries less affected by the slave trade have more diversified ownership structures.

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.

Three African American Men Who Are Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new roles are Cletis Earle at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Sherwin E. James at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, and Marlon C. Lynch at the University of Utah.

University of Utah Debuts New Online Archive on the History of Blacks in the Mormon Church

The digital history database - Century of Black Mormons - documents Black participation in the Church of Latter-day Saints between 1830 and 1930.

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

Raymond Tymas-Jones has been serving as associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Previously, he served for 12 years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the university.

Study Reveals Obstacles Faced by Black Men in Doctoral Programs in Engineering

A new study led by researchers at Iowa State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Utah examines the experiences of Black men in doctoral programs in engineering. The study found that for Black men in these graduate degree programs, race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

The New Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah

For the past five years, Dr. Martell Teasley has been chair of the department of social work in the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This past February, Dr. Teasley was elected president of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.

University of Utah Looks to Prepare Black Doctoral Students for Their Careers

The African American Doctoral Scholars initiative aims to develop teaching skills and provide training in developing syllabi, grant proposals, publishing, and presenting research.

University Researchers Make a Breakthrough in Finding a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Scientists have used gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. In tests with mice, the genetically engineered stem cells remained for at least four months after transplantation.

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are LeAnn Alexander at the Mississippi University for Women, Debra Daniels at the University of Utah, and Dion Lewis at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

University of Utah Project to Provide Prenatal Care to African Refugees

Aster Tecle, an assistant professor of social work, will co-lead The Perinatal Community Health Workers to Support African Refugee Women and Families that will train other African women to provide appropriate information, assistance, and prenatal care.

University of Utah to Offer Degree Program in Ethnic Studies

The Utah State Board of Regents has approved the establishment of a degree program in ethnic studies at the University of Utah.

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