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Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Spelman College and Xavier University Partner With the University of Manchester in England

The arrangement with the University of Manchester will help to enhance the HBCUs' dedication to international research and teaching with increased engagement with higher education around the globe.

Xavier University Students Win Department of Homeland Security’s Invent2Prevent Competition

The Invent2Prevent program encourages student teams at the high school or college level to develop innovative projects that seek to prevent targeted violence and terrorism in local communities. The Xavier students presented their project, “Still We R.O.S.E (Recognizing Our Shared Experience),” aimed at bridging the misunderstanding between Black and Jewish communities due to controversial statements made by certain Black celebrities.

Three HBCUs Receive Major Funding to Address Racial Health Disparities

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Meharry Medical College, and Xavier University of Louisiana will receive funds to support research education for students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented groups, and encourage faculty members to pursue research in basic biomedical, behavioral, population, and clinical/health services fields.

Xavier University of Louisiana Acquires the Archives of Bishop Fernard Cheri III

The Archives and Special Collections unit at the library of historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has announced that it has been selected to house the archival collection of one of the university's distinguished graduates, Bishop Fernand Cheri, III. Bishop Cheri died earlier this year at the age of 71.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Tyron Clinton at South Carolina State University, Kamala Green at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Theodore B. Callier at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Ron Brade at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ludwig P. Gaines at Talladega College in Alabama.

Nine HBCUs Become Limited Partners in a $10 Million Venture Capital Fund

The Historic Fund is a unique philanthropic initiative that invites selected HBCUs to be limited partners without investing their own assets. The goal of the initiative is not only to bolster the endowments of HBCUs, but also to foster connectivity between these institutions and the broader venture capital community.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative roles are Nick Bates at Boston University, Reinell Thomas-Myers at South Carolina State University, Joel Munza at Xavier University in New Orleans, Alisia Kirkwood at Long Beach Community College in California, Rashad Cockrell at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Robert Raines at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Marvin Lewis at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Yvonne Harris at Northern Illinois University, Earl Warren at Talladega College in Alabama, Marcia Pecot at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Stephen Latson at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

New Positions for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Peter Gitau at the Spokane campus of Washington State University, Donald Miles at the University of South Carolina, Pat Kendrick at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joseph O. Montgomery at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Brittney Johnson at Florida A&M University.

Ransomware Group Attacked Xavier University of Louisiana

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans was subjected to a ransomware attack by the Vice Society. Xavier University declined to pay the ransom and Vice Society in return said it has leaked data on students and staff. However, the university has not been able to determine what if any information was leaked.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Six HBCUs Team Up With the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group today signed a new agreement with the presidents of six historically Black colleges and universities that will promote the sharing of knowledge and talent between the development and learning institutions to advance more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

IBM Names Six HBCUs Where It Will Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers

Cybersecurity Leadership Centers will be established at North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University System, Clark Atlanta University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morgan State University, and South Carolina State University.

Two HBCUs Team Up With Gilead Sciences to Battle HIV Infections in the Black Community

Research shows that inequities drive higher rates of HIV infection, as well as worse HIV clinical outcomes among Black Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated such health inequities. Gilead will fund research at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University with a total of $4.5 million in funding over a three-year period.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Michelle Knight-Manuel has been appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Denver. Rolston St. Hilaire will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University and Anderson Sunda-Meya was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans.

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

IBM to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at Six Historically Black Universities

IBM will develop for each HBCU a customized IBM Security Learning Academy portal. The six participating HBCUs are Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, South Carolina State University, Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Kevin Hoult at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Dawn M. Nail at North Carolina A&T State University, Steven Byrd at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Victoria Nichols at Virginia Union University.

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

Xavier University students will have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the CWRU Law School after completing three years of undergraduate study. Once admitted, the CWRU Law School JD program can be completed in three years.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Kendall Isaac at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moira Poe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Angela Graham-Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, John Mack at Princeton University in New Jersey, Tiffany D. Tucker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Monique Howard at the University of Pennsylvania.

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

In 2005, the campuses of historically Black universities in New Orleans were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This week Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as an even more powerful storm. But the new levee system in the city held firm and flooding was significantly less than was the case 16 years ago. However, the loss of power in the city has again disrupted the operations of HBCUs in the city.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Alonda Thomas at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Terence Peavy at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Nicole Reaves at Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina, Sean Plater at Howard University, Ingenue' Schexnider-Fields at Xavier University of Louisiana, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, and Reggie Theus at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

Gilda Barabino Selected to Lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino is the president of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. She was the first African American woman admitted to the graduate program in chemical engineering at Rice University. In 1986, she was the fifth African American woman in the nation to obtain a doctorate in chemical engineering.

Loren Blanchard Appointed the Seventh President of the University of Houston-Downtown

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the California State University System. Earlier, he was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women hired to diversity, equity, and inclusion positions are Kerri Alexander at Xavier University in New Orleans, Shontay Delalue at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Cammie Jones at Barnard College in New York City, and Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Stepping down are Karla Broadus, director of the African American studies program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, David W. Robinson-Morris, an assistant professor of education at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ishmell Edwards, director of athletics at Rust College in Mississippi.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Lamont Sullivan at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, Starsha Jamerson at Mississippi State University, and DeOnte Brown at Florida State University.

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Positions

Taking on new roles or positions are Jedan Phillips at Stony Brook University in New York, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier University of Louisiana, Eric Darnell Pritchard at the University of Arkansas, and Wallace D. Best at Princeton University in New Jersey.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University, Edward Louis Hill Jr. at Harris-Stowe State University, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University, Keiko Price at Emory University, Rickey N. McCurry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Xavier University’s New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

The new program will allow the university's students to delve fully into the lived experiences of Black Americans and people of the African diaspora.

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