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The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University Announces Executive Director

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University has named Kali-Ahset Amen, Ph.D., as its inaugural executive director. Amen will be responsible for operationalizing the vision put forward by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is founding the center. The center is set to launch late Fall. Amen had previously served as managing director of the Billie Holiday Center for the Liberation Arts in Baltimore, where she worked to advance its mission of preserving, documenting and disseminating Black Baltimore’s history and culture. She was also an assistant research professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Center

Lifelong Passion for Agriculture Leads UAPB Alumnus to Career as USDA Soil Conservationist

By Wil Hehemann Jamison Murry, a 2017 alumnus of the Department of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, says his love of agriculture is a gene he inherited from his father, the Rev. James Murry. The young Murry‚Äôs lifelong appreciation of the field has led him to pursue a personally fulfilling career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Pine Bluff. ‚ÄúI can remember driving tractors with my dad and other guys around Altheimer and Wabbaseka, Arkansas at about age six,‚ÄĚ Murry said. ‚ÄúI quickly fell in love with the machinery and

Local Parent, Graduate Student Say TSU Speech Pathology Clinic Gives Children a New Voice and a Great Experience

By Alexis Clark Kerri Claybrooks says the progress her children have made by attending the Tennessee State University summer speech and pathology program is reason enough for her to put it on her calendar again. The mother of two has already made plans for them to return next summer to TSU’s Language, Articulation, and Fluency clinic. Claybrooks admits she has witnessed her 6-year-old daughter blossom with her verbal requests, while her 8-year-old son has enhanced his conversational skills. The children have been a part of the university’s clinic and Speech Pathology and Audiology department program for more than four years.

Two ASU Faculty Members Edited Important International Scholarly Publication on COVID-19

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU The University continues to leave its positive academic imprint internationally in the field of higher education as evidenced by two ASU faculty members having just completed the editing of an important international publication on the COVID-19 Pandemic. The book was published in London, England. Alabama State University’s husband and wife academic team,¬†Dr. Seela Aladuwaka¬†and¬†Dr. Ram Alagan,¬†joined ranks with Professor Barbara Wejnert (University at Buffalo) to edit and publish their second international journal. “This book that was edited by Dr. Aladuwaka, myself and a professor in New York, is an international book on systemic inequality, sustainability and the

N.C. A&T Conducts 30th Annual Summer High School Transportation Institute

By Debbie Hampton North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is conducting its annual Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI), now in its 30th¬†year. STI, offered through the North Carolina A&T¬†Transportation Institute¬†in the¬†Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics, is introducing 15 high school students to career opportunities in the public and private sectors of transportation and supply chain management. The program focuses on demonstrating how different transportation professions use STEM skills and familiarizes the students with the various industries and modes of transportation ‚Äď from air to highway and from rail to water. Deese College Associate Dean Danielle

The Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival Reveals 26 Films Nominated for Six Film Categories

By Morehouse College The Fourth Annual Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (MCHRFF) announced today 26 films spanning six categories that have been nominated for its annual awards including Full Length Documentary, Full Length Feature, Short Documentary, Short Feature, Student Film category, and the all-new Chromatic Black category, named for this year’s presenting sponsor, production company Chromatic Black. Scheduled for September 20-24, 2022in-person on the Morehouse campus and virtually Sept. 20-30, the nominated films provoke discussions about immigration, race, gender identity, politics, health care, and law enforcement, along with many other human rights and social justice topics. Badges are now

Bowie State Offers Black Male Educator Pedagogy Professional Learning Series

Courtesy of Bowie State University Hundreds of Thousands of Black Male Students Are at Risk. How do we motivate and prepare young Black males for the teaching profession and provide current Black male teachers with the tools and knowledge they need to be effective educators in 2022? That’s why the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers (CRM-BMST) at Bowie State University has introduced The Black Male Educator and Pedagogy Professional Learning Series, a new five-part program that is dedicated to the pedagogical, or learning and development of Black Male teacher candidates and current educators. Black males are

Sanofi Partners with Howard University for Unprecedented Pharmacy Fellowship Program

By Sholnn Z. Freeman Howard University¬†has announced a collaboration with¬†Sanofi¬†for 10 new post-graduate fellowships in the College of Pharmacy for students earning PharmD degrees. Upon successful completion of the program, Sanofi‚Äôs goal is to hire fellows into permanent full-time positions at the company,¬†marking the first time an industry partner with the college has committed to post-fellowship employment. Earl B. Ettienne, MBA, LP.D., RPh., the College of Pharmacy’s director of graduate programs and industry partnerships, said the¬†partnership reflects the college‚Äôs continued commitment to addressing real-world challenges with innovative solutions. “We pride ourselves in developing excellent men and women that are ready

SAU Announces Partnership with Austrian VR Tennis Firm

Courtesy of Saint Augustine’s University Saint Augustine‚Äôs University (SAU) and virtual reality (VR) tennis developer VR Motion Learning (Vienna, Austria) have announced a new partnership. The collaboration will involve: Product validation and testing Integrating the Tennis Esports VR tennis platform into the school‚Äôs sport management curriculum and virtual sports programs Developing collegiate VR tennis competitions in the United States SAU is the first historically Black college or university (HBCU) in the country to have such a relationship with Tennis Esports. ‚ÄúWe appreciate the opportunity to work with the Tennis Esports team. What they‚Äôre doing fits in well with our mission

N.C. A&T Names Owens-Jackson Interim Dean of Deese College

From North Carolina A&T State University A department chair and associate dean of the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been named interim dean of the college, effective Aug. 1, 2022. Lisa Owens-Jackson, Ph.D., will step down as chair of the Department of Accounting and Economics, a role she has held since 2019. She takes the helm of a college whose graduate programs are ranked among the top 100 in the nation. “Dr. Owens-Jackson has long demonstrated a passion for business education that has benefited thousands of students in and graduates

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