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Harris-Stowe State University to Offer a Dual Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

Students will enroll at Harris-Stowe State University for three years. Then, the students will enroll at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for two years to earn a master's degree in occupational therapy or three years to earn a doctorate in occupational therapy.

Melvin Oliver Named the Sixth President of Pitzer College in Claremont, California

Dr. Oliver is a professor of sociology and executive dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. From 1978 to 1996, Dr. Oliver taught sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Slightly more than a decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight.

University Study Documents Gun Violence Injuries for African American Youth

Over a five-year period, 398 children under the age of 16 were brought to emergency rooms in St. Louis with gun-related injuries. Almost 78 percent of these victims were African Americans.

Universities in St. Louis Establish Online Resource on Ferguson Protests

The Regional Collecting Initiative on Ferguson is assembling information, oral histories, photographs, new stories, and other items to document the people and events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

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.

New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Darrice Griffin at the University of Massachusetts, Corey L. McCray at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, Takeyah Young at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Charles Azebeokhi at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Rochelle Smith at Washington University.

Students at Harris-Stowe State University Can Take a Computer Science Course for Free

Students at Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, will be able to take a computer science course for free at nearby Washington University.

Honors and Awards for Six African American Educators

The honorees are Stephanie Luck of the University of Arkansas, the late Levi Watkins at Vanderbilt University, Clara Adams of Morgan State University, Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, William F. Tate of Washington University in St. Louis, and Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College.

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Kimberly A. Saunders at the University of Delaware, Paul Norman at St. Augustine's College, George Cotton at Florida A&M, Tyrone Parham at Penn State, Lori S. White at Washington University, and Derrick Johnson at Elizabeth City State.

University of Nebraska Establishes the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color

The commission has been established to advise the chancellor on issues pertaining to the specific concerns of faculty, staff, and students who are members of underrepresented minority groups on campus.

The FBI Kept Close Ties on Black Scholars

William Maxwell of Washington University in St. Louis made 106 Freedom of Information Act requests for FBI files on what he calls "noteworthy Afro-modernists." He found that the FBI had files on 51 of the 106 Black scholars.

Four African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Marlon James at Macalester College in Minnesota, Lakami Baker at Auburn University in Alabama, April Baptiste at Colgate University in New York, and Sean Joe at Washington University in St. Louis.

Four Black Academic Men Win Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Derek D. Bardell of Delgado Community College, Samuel Achilefu of Washington University in St. Louis, Claiborne D. Smith of Delaware State University, and William Franklin of California State University, Dominguez Hills.

In Memoriam: James Dennis Singleton Jr., 1945-2015

James "Jeigh" Singleton was professor emeritus of fashion design at Washington University in St. Louis. He led the fashion design program at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts for 25 years.

Four African Americans Named to New University Administrative Posts

The appointees are W. Kent Guion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Meredith Evans at Washington University, Tanya Barnes-Jones at Saint Augustine's University and Lee A. McElroy Jr. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

University Study Finds Link Between Sedentary Work and Obesity for Black Women

The research by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found no correlation for sedentary work and obesity in men and a far smaller correlation for White women.

In Memoriam: Jonathan Raymond Reed, 1933-2014

Jonathan Raymond Reed was a long-time obstetrician and gynecologist and an assistant clinical professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Washington University Study to Examine Racial Segregation in St. Louis

The project, entitled "The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative," is funded in part by a $650,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New University Study Offers Hope for Children Suffering From Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 people in the United States and occurs most commonly in African-Americans. New research finds that monthly blood transfusions can reduce the incidence of strokes in children with sickle cell disease.

University Study Finds Inner-City Youth More Likely to Have Food Allergies

The study found that 10 percent of young inner-city children had food allergies. Peanut allergies were the most common, followed by eggs, and milk. Nationwide about 3 percent of all adults and 6 percent of young children have food allergies.

The New President of Malawi Spent Nearly 40 Years on the Faculty at Washington University

Peter Mutharika earned two degrees at Yale Law School and then taught for 39 years on the faculty of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He had been in the U.S. for so long, that his eligibility for the presidency of Malawi was an issue in the election campaign.

New Positions for Three African American Administrators

The appointees to new administrative posts are LaTanya Buck at Washington University in St. Louis, Shamis Abdi at Florida A&M University, and Pelema I. Morrice at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Dedric Carter at Washington University, Anthony Floyd Jr. at The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Nettie Daniels of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Sandra Mitchell of the University of North Dakota.

Washington University Develops New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

The procedure involves an umbilical cord blood transplant. A new lose-dose chemotherapy procedure with fewer adverse side effects prepares the patient for the transplant.

Two African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Apryle M. Cotton is the new assistant vice chancellor for human resources at Washington University and Xavier Alexander Cole was appointed vice president for student affairs at Washington College.

New Faculty Roles for Two African American Scholars

Rebecca A. Wanzo, an associate professor, was named associate director of the Center for Humanities at Washington University. Tomeka Robinson was promoted and granted tenure at Marietta College in Ohio.

Robyn Hadley to Direct the Ervin Scholars Program at Washington University

The program awards full-tuition scholarships to incoming first-year students who have shown exceptional academic and leadership achievements and who have shown a commitment to community service and diversity.

William F. Tate Named Dean of the Graduate School at Washington University

Professor Tate will oversee 50 Ph.D. and 19 master's degree programs with enrollments of about 1,800 students. When he takes office on July 1, Dr. Tate will also hold the title of vice provost for graduate education.

Three African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Trust does not release data on the racial or ethnic identity of scholarship winners. But it appears that this year, three of the 32 Rhodes winners are African Americans.

Study Examines Relationship Between Racial Segregation and Public Health

Racially segregated, high-poverty neighborhoods often have lower levels of public service, more liquor stores, more fast-food outlets, and higher crime rates, all factors that can have an adverse impact on a community's health.

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.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Appointed to serve in new positions are Anre Dixon at Cheyney University, Kimberly Logan at Alabama A&M University, Shari Clarke at Ohio University, Rychetta Watkins at the University of Memphis and Lorraine Goffe-Rush at Washington University.

A Major Research Project Will Examine the Status of African Americans in St. Louis

Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, is leading a major new research project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The project is being funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Two African American Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Alvin Thornton of Howard University was named the alumnus of the year by Morehouse College. Harvey Fields received an award for distinguished service from Washington University for his efforts to ensure the academic success of undergraduate students.

Three Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

The scholars in new teaching roles are Sheretta Butler-Barnes at Washington University in St. Louis, Hilton Kelly at Davidson College in North Carolina, and William Nganje at North Dakota State University.

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