Campus News

UAPB, UAMS, ACRI Collaboration Changing the Research Landscape in Arkansas

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff A collaboration of faculty members from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) is leading the way to improving the quality of life and stimulating economic growth through the Connect Arkansas Research Scholars (CARS) program. Scientists, professors, researchers, faculty, and staff gathered in June for the second annual CARS meeting held at the STEM Conference Center on the UAPB campus. CARS, part of the Arkansas Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, is funded by the Arkansas

International Human Rights Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Michael Brown’s Case

By Brittany Bailer On July 10, almost a decade after Michael Brown’s murder at the hands of Ferguson police, the Brown family will appear before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) for a first-of-its-kind hearing on Brown’s case. Featuring testimony from Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, as well as attorneys and activists from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Howard University’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, the hearing will provide one last opportunity for public accountability in Brown’s killing.  The hearing, which will be conducted virtually and is open to the public, represents the first time in history that the

Google’s New Initiatives Will Support Equitable Tech Education At Morehouse College

Courtesy of Morehouse College Atlanta has become a bustling tech hub, with several corporate innovation centers, tech incubators and accelerators, and hundreds of startups. The metro area also has some of the best computer science and information technology programs in the country, including at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and others. Since we opened our first office here more than 20 years ago, we’ve invested in, supported and built connections with the local community — all to support Atlanta’s continued growth. Today we’re announcing new support initiatives in Atlanta focused on equitable

City of Hope Partners with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine to Advance Diversity in Cancer Research

Courtesy of Charles R. Drew University Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), a historically Black medical school in California, has recently established a new partnership with City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States. The partnership aims to educate a more diverse workforce in cancer research to combat the lingering racial and ethnic gap in representation among oncology doctors and scientists. City of Hope National Medical Center, the organization’s academic institution, will offer internship opportunities to CDU students and provide them with a curriculum in healthcare equity, diversity, and

Grant Aims to Make HBCUs More Competitive in Research Ecosystem

By LaShawn Hudson For Fiscal Year 2022, a federal report found that when it came to how much money universities nationwide spent on research, Morehouse School of Medicine ranked 227th, Clark Atlanta University ranked 364th, Morehouse College ranked 417th, and Spelman ranked 517th. Howard University appeared to spend the most on research among all HBCUs, ranking 186th. On WABE’s “Closer Look,” Dr. Rick Kittles, the senior vice president for research at Morehouse School of Medicine, discussed a new $14 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The award is meant to provide more equitable funding to HBCUs competing in

The National Park Service Awards Over $10M For HBCU Funding To Several Universities Including FAMU, Jackson State and More

By Kyra Allessandrini The National Park Service announced it’s awarding $10,670,000 to help preserve HBCUs and on-campus repairs. The federal agency will contribute to 15 projects in eight states as part of the Historic Preservation Fund’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program. “It’s vital for America’s HBCUs to preserve their vibrant history, ensuring that the places and the events that happened there are not forgotten,” National Park Service Director Chuck Sams said in a press release. “I’m proud that the National Park Service can support this locally-led stewardship.” Efforts will kick start this year with grants to support repairs at Simmons College in

HBCU Swingman Classic showcasing Black college baseball talent on a national stage

By Vince Sims 50 of the top players from historically Black colleges and university got their practice in before hitting the national stage Friday. They got a chance to get game and life lessons from greats like Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., former Rangers second basemen Mark Mclemore and others. Mclemore explains why the HBCU Swingman Classic is important. “You know kids are playing they’re just not having the opportunity,” Mclemore said. “They don’t have the exposure and I think this HBCU classic is one way they can get that exposure.” This is the second year for the HBCU

Morehouse College president stepping down

Courtesy of Morehouse College Morehouse College announced the retirement of Dr. David A. Thomas as president. “Record-breaking” defines Thomas’s tenure at the College. Its innovative and impactful work has garnered international attention and partnerships with various notable institutions, corporations, and individuals; applications from high-achieving students have soared to an all-time high; substantial infrastructure investments have been completed and are in progress; and – in his seven years of service – the most funds have been raised among any president in Morehouse’s 157-year history. With over 30 years in higher education informing his vision, Dr. Thomas’s time in office has positioned

Tallahassee Community College officially became Tallahassee State College

Courtesy Tallahassee Community College This is not the first time TSC has gone through a name change. Before it was known as Tallahassee Community College, it was Tallahassee Junior College. The latest name change was approved by the Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. TCC was one of the last institutions  in the  28-school Florida State College system to officially change their status to a state college, reflecting the increasing number of four-year degrees offered at the school. While this is a significant milestone for TSC, the campus has yet to show its

NCCU Receives $9.4 million Gift from Cisco to Enhance Campus Technology Infrastructure

Courtesy of North Carolina Central University North Carolina Central University (NCCU) announced a transformative gift of $9.4 million from technology and networking hardware company Cisco Systems Inc., the company’s largest gift to any historically Black college and university (HBCU). The gift, awarded over two years, provides equipment, technical services and cybersecurity tools to NCCU to enhance the university’s ongoing campus network upgrade. The upgrade will create new infrastructure that will allow NCCU to adapt their on-site learning model to meet the changing needs of current and future students. “The deployment and integration of Cisco’s network security platforms have transformed our approach to

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