Tag: University of Virginia

University of Virginia Honors a Former Slave

Henry Martin was hired in 1847 as a janitor and to ring the university's bell every hour. He did so until 1909.

Billy Cannaday Taking on New Duties at the University of Virginia

Since 2008, Dr. Cannaday has served as dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia.

Study Seeks to Identify Early Warning Signs of Dementia Among African Americans

Ishan Williams, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is conducting research on whether vascular problems among African Americans are leading to increased rates of cognitive impairment.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Carla Boutin-Foster, Chacona W. Johnson, Margaret Stephens, David Fryson, Jame'l Hodges, Ashley Robinson, and George Keith Martin.

In Memoriam: Emerson A. Cooper, 1924-2012

He joined the Oakwood University faculty in 1948 as an instructor of chemistry and taught there until 1992.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Two African American Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Kofi Lomotey of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Carolyn Vallas of the University of Virginia are honored.

University of Virginia Establishes Endowed Chair to Honor Retiring Professor Julian Bond

Julian Bond, the civil rights leaders and former chair of the NAACP, has spent the last 20 years on the history department faculty at the University of Virginia. He is retiring this week.

The New Director of The Design School at Arizona State University

Currently, Craig Barton is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia Teams Up With University Libraries in Ghana

Librarians from the University of Ghana in Accra and the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, recently visited the University of Virginia campus.

Book on the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta Wins the Bancroft Prize

Tomiko Brown-Nagin of the University of Virginia Law School is one of three winners of the Bancroft Prize, considered one of the highest honors in academic history.

University of Virginia Unveils New Digitized Oral History Project of the Civil Rights Era

The recorded interviews of scores of attorneys and scholars who were active in the civil rights movement were conducted in the 1980s and are now available online.

Two African American Professors Receive the National Medal of Arts

Rita Dove of the University of Virginia and Andre Watts of Indiana University were recognized at a White House ceremony.

Football Coach at the University of Virginia Donates $50,000 to Financial Aid Program

Head football coach Mike London makes a significant contribution to the AccessUVa financial aid program.

Black Progress in Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Great progress is being made, but at 38 flagship state universities the racial gap in graduation rates is more than 10 percentage points.

A Surge in Black Applicants in New Non-Binding Early Action Admissions Programs

Both the University of Virginia and Harvard University report large increases in black early applicants from four years ago.

Four African-American Educators Honored With Awards

The honorees are Gloria Ladson-Billings, Beverly Tatum, Patty Wilson, and Alphonso Sanders.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Linda Rose was appointed vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College in California. Since 2005, she has served as dean of...

Grants and Gifts

• Ashland University in Ohio received a three-year, $1,580,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the recruitment and retention program...

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