Tag: University of Wyoming

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Zebadiah Hall will be the first full-time vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wyoming. Sandra Mitchell will become the inaugural senior diversity officer at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Nicole Arleane Roberson is the new vice chancellor of diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new positions or roles are Sherman Jackson at the University of Southern California, Adji Bousso Dieng at Princeton University in New Jersey, John Dabiri at the California Institute of Technology, Frederick Douglas Dixon at the University of Wyoming, and Robyn Ridley at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

The University of Wyoming Issues a Formal Apology to the Black 14

In October 1969, 14 Black students at the University of Wyoming were thrown off the university's football team. Now 50 years later, the University of Wyoming has issued a formal apology to the 14 players. Only 11 are still alive.

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Jaqueline Leonard of the University of Wyoming, Denise Ross at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheila Walker at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and Nicole Roebuck at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kerry Anne Simon at Mississippi Valley State University, Kwanna King at the University of Wyoming, Charles King at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Sean Plater at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the School of Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was appointed vice president of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications. She will become president-elect in 2019 and president of the organization in 2020.

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

The Health Equity Leadership Program aims to challenge pharmacy students from both Howard University and the University of Wyoming to learn "outside of their comfort zones" about both urban and rural healthcare access and equity issues.

Two State Universities Appoint African Americans to Chief Diversity Officer Posts

James L. Moore III was appointed interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion and interim chief diversity officer at Ohio State University and Emily Monago will be the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Wyoming.

Scholars Say Color Blindness Avoids the Still Important Issue of Race

Scholars at the University of Kansas, the University of Washington, and the University of Wyoming say that professions of color blindness tell young people that their race or ethnicity doesn't matter or isn't an important factor in history or their everyday lives.

University of Wyoming Debuts Online Its Liz Byrd Archival Collection

Liz Byrd was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1926. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now West Virginia State University in 1949. In 1980, she became the first African American to be elected to the Wyoming state legislature.

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. One of the 12 new members is an African American: John Edgar Wideman, the Asa Messer Professor and professor of Africana studies and literary arts at Brown University.

University of Wyoming Project Seeks to Map Racial Prejudice in the United States

A group of graduate students in psychology at the University of Wyoming hopes to construct a map which shows where prejudice is most prevalent. They are trying to raise money online to finance their research.

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Those taking on new administrative roles are Maria Mayberry at the University of Arkansas, Alexandrina Deschamps at the University of Massachusetts, Lindsey Horton at Jackson State University, Pamela L. Jennings at Winston-Salem State University, and Nell Russell at the University of Wyoming.

Jacquelyn Bridgeman to Lead the College of Law at the University of Wyoming

Professor Bridgeman is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School. She has served as associate dean of the University of Wyoming law school since 2010 and has been on the faculty since 2002.

Jackson State University Students to Study Hydrology in Wyoming

The Jackson State students will live on the University of Wyoming campus and do field work in geophysics and water analysis in the Laramie and Snowy mountain ranges. Next year, University of Wyoming students will travel to Mississippi to study organic soil and deciduous forests.

Gracie Lawson-Borders Named Dean of the School of Communications at Howard University

She is the former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming, where she also was professor of communication and journalism. Earlier she was the director of the African American and Diaspora Studies program at the University of Wyoming.

Jackie Leonard Joins the Faculty at the University of Wyoming

The education professor was also appointed to a five-year term as director of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center at the university.

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

M. Christopher Brown II, Sonja Trent-Brown, Isabel Wilkerson, and Nell Russell are honored for their work in higher education.

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