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  • Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

    Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions (1.21.2022)

    Taking on new administrative duties are Toya Corbett at the University of Virginia, Josiah J. Sampson, III at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Manica J. Finch at South Carolina State University, Pierre D. Joanis at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Akirah J. Bradley-Armstrong at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Ava Willis-Barksdale at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

    Jan 21, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

    In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021 (1.21.2022)

    Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

    Jan 21, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.20.2022)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Jan 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.20.2022)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Jan 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.19.2022)

    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.

    Jan 19, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • California Higher Education Gets A Budget Increase in Exchange for Agreement on Equity Goals

    California Higher Education Gets A Budget Increase in Exchange for Agreement on Equity Goals (1.18.2022)

    The governor and the state’s systems of higher education have developed multi-year compacts and a roadmap that will provide sustained state investments in exchange for clear commitments from each segment to expand student access, equity, and affordability.

    Jan 18, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Research Projects at HBCUs

    National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Research Projects at HBCUs (1.18.2022)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced $24.7 million in grants for 208 humanities projects across the country. Several of these grants were awarded to faculty at historically Black colleges and universities.

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  • How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation

    How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation (1.17.2022)

    A new study by Chantal Hailey, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, finds that White, Asian and Latino parents in New York City all express strong racial/ethnic preferences in where to send their kids to high school.

    Jan 17, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Alena Allen Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas School of Law

    Alena Allen Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas School of Law (1.17.2022)

    Alena Allen, associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law, has been named interim dean of the law school. Before joining the Arkansas faculty in 2021, she taught for 10 years at at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

    Jan 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

    Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions (1.14.2022)

    Taking on new assignments are Royel M. Johnson in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, Teresa L. Smallwood at the United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, Charles DeSassure at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Airea D. Matthews of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gene Wade to Lead the Propel Center, a Hub for HBCU Innovation and Learning

    Gene Wade to Lead the Propel Center, a Hub for HBCU Innovation and Learning (1.14.2022)

    Gene Wade most recently served as founder and CEO of Honors Pathway in Oakland, California, a social venture that enables low-income students to attend their first year of college at no cost while receiving over 500 hours of in-person coaching and mentoring.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Duties

    Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Duties (1.14.2022)

    Erick Harper is the new director of athletics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Demetrius D. Smith will be associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia and Joanne L. Smiklewill will manage the Professional Leadership Program for Women at Towson University in Maryland.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Spelman College Announces a New Initiative to Prepare Students for the Workplace

    Spelman College Announces a New Initiative to Prepare Students for the Workplace (1.14.2022)

    The partnership with the nonprofit organization Braven will offer all Spelman sophomores a two-part career-accelerating experience. Students will take online courses on the Braven platform and then have access to mentorships in their chosen field.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Kimberlé Crenshaw Receives the Top Honor From the Association of American Law Schools

    Kimberlé Crenshaw Receives the Top Honor From the Association of American Law Schools (1.14.2022)

    Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

    Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research (1.14.2022)

    Historically Black Meharry Medical College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Howard University have joined the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

    Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions (1.14.2022)

    Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Melvin Beavers at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Krishauna Hines-Gaither at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and Sharon Perry-Fantini at Iowa State University.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Penn State Dickinson Law School Is Establishing an Antiracist Development Institute

    Penn State Dickinson Law School Is Establishing an Antiracist Development Institute (1.14.2022)

    The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law School in Carlisle is creating an Antiracist Development Institute, a program offering organizations across the country systems design-based approaches to implementing antiracist practices, processes, and policies.

    Jan 14, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.13.2022)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Jan 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.13.2022)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Jan 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Cornell University Fellowship for Students From Francophone Africa

    New Cornell University Fellowship for Students From Francophone Africa (1.12.2022)

    Awards are for one year of study in the Cornell Law School LLM program or the Global Development program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The fellow receives a $20,000 stipend and a college tuition waiver. David Arnaud Ngam à Kibeng from Cameroon is the inaugural fellow.

    Jan 12, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.12.2022)

    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.

    Jan 12, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Yale University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks' Photographs

    Yale University Acquires a Collection of Gordon Parks’ Photographs (1.11.2022)

    Gordon Parks was a true renaissance man. In addition to a long career as a photographer, he was a composer, musician, author, and filmmaker.

    Jan 11, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Racial Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States

    Racial Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States (1.10.2022)

    On average, Whites who earned doctorates in 2020 were 31.6 years old when they received their doctoral degrees. For African Americans, the average age was 36.6. On average, Whites took 8.8 years to earn their degree from the time they graduated from college, compared to 12.1 years for African Americans.

    Jan 10, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The New Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

    The New Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (1.10.2022)

    Before joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University this month, Matthew Johnson-Roberson was an associate professor of engineering in the department of naval architecture and marine engineering and the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan.

    Jan 10, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post