NEH Invites You To Attend Their 50th Anniversary Conference: “Human Times” in Charlotte, VA

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

In honor of NEH’s 50th anniversary, they will be holding a major humanities conference, called “Human Times”, in Charlottesville, VA from September 14-17.  The conference is free and aimed at the general public (including students).   The conference is designed to be a forum showcasing the many ways in which the humanities address contemporary issues –war, race, the environment, technology, and many more.

Please visit the website for an overview of all of the speakers and panels: http://humanties2016.com/speaker/.   The final event will be a public summit held at Monticello on Saturday, September 17 — “Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America” — https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/events/public-summit-memory-mourning-mobilization-legacies-slavery-and-freedom-america   Major speakers will be a powerful example of the humanities in action and also provide a preview of sorts for the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (which happens one week later).

For more information, please visit: http://www.neh.gov/human_ties2016

 

Webinar: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), September 9, 1:00-2:30pm EST

In collaboration with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), HRSA will host a webinar on September 9, 2016, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Time).  This is an effort to build understanding about HRSA programs, highlight the agency’s support to minority serving institutions, and enhance knowledge about grant opportunities and the grants process.  

Event

Webinar for Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs and HSIs)

Please use this URL to participate in the webinar:  https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/minority_serving_institutions/

Type

Adobe Connect: 

Call-in #:  888-469-2092 // Passcode:  6016443

Date and Time

September 9, 2016 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

 

 

Webinar with the Federal Bureau of Investigation!!!

Save the Date!

Tuesday, August 23rd from 10AM-12PM EST

Join WebEx meeting

Join the webinar by clicking here: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities/FBI Safety Webinar

To join the conference call by phone, dial (415) 655-0003

Meeting number (access code): 641 800 929   

Meeting password:  bD4JujDH

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and resources available to them throughout the federal government.

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.

The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.

Date: August 23, 2016 Time: 1OAM-12PM EST

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces Third Class of HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today that 73 students from across 63 HBCUs have been named as the 2016 HBCU All-Stars. The All-Stars, comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

“During the course of one academic school year, the 73 All-Stars will distinguish themselves as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and as noble ambassadors of their respective institutions,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “The Initiative is looking forward to working with this third class of All-Stars and is confident this opportunity will allow the Initiative to meaningfully connect with HBCU students and advance academic excellence at their schools.”

Over the next year, the students will serve as ambassadors by providing outreach opportunities and communicating with other students about the value of both education and the Initiative as a networking source. Using social media, relationships with community-based organizations, and sessions with industry professionals, the students will share proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential. They will also participate in the White House HBCU Week Conference, national and regional events, and webinars with Initiative staff and other professionals on a range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

“We’re looking forward to working with this new class of HBCU All Stars,” said Deputy Under Secretary of Education and Acting Executive Director White House Initiative on HBCUs Kim Hunter Reed. “Our goal is to provide a unique opportunity for these talented students that exposes them to critical national conversations and thought leaders. No doubt they will make their mark and represent their campuses well.”

The All-Stars were selected from over 300 students from 24 states, the District of Columbia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands. They will work together and as a group and network with one another to achieve their goals.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Below is a list of the 2016 HBCU All-Stars, in alphabetical order by hometown state, the school they attend and the school’s location.

ALABAMA  

Birmingham – JerAnthony Colvin, Talladega College, Talladega, Ala.

Catherine – Shannon Baldwin, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, Huntsville, Ala.

Tuscaloosa – Jasmine Lavendar, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

ARKANSAS

Opelousas – Russell Williams, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark.

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles – Paris Adkins-Jackson, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

Riverside – Breanna Lumpkin, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn.

CONNECTICUT

Norwalk – Andre Earls, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Brittney Young – Howard University, District of Columbia

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale – Kennedy James, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.

Miami Gardens – Dominique Nicholson , Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Miami – Kiara Johnson, Houston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas

Tampa – Victoria Harrison, Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fla.

GEORGIA

Albany – Angelica Howard, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.

Albany – Chelsea Basley, Albany State University, Albany, Ga.

Atlanta – Jarell Jordan, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta – Gabriel Carter, Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.

Atlanta – Alicia Montgomery, Savannah State University, Savannah, Ga.

Dehli – Vishal Singh, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Ga.

GHANA (ACCRA)

Abednego Commey, Tougaloo College, Tougalo, Miss.

ILLINOIS

Chicago – Ashley Reid, Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

Chicago – Christopher Simpson, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Fla.

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge – Kalaia Tripeaux, Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, La.

Mount Hernon – Karla Martin, Xavier University, New Orleans, La.

Rustonm – Endiah Green, Grambling State University, Grambling, La.

MARYLAND

Baltimore – Wanda Parks, Coppin State University, Baltimore, Md.

Beltsville – Benjamin Webster, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Md.

Fort Washington – Ashleigh Williams, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

Lanham – Donovan Blake, Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.

Silver Spring – Rachel Kenlaw, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

MICHIGAN

Detroit – Michael McGee, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

Detroit – Tiffany Brockington, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Detroit – Vester Waters, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Miss.

Oakland Charter Township – JaMon Patterson, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

MISSISSIPPI

Madison – James Griffin, Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss.

Lamar – Savahn Jordan, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss.

Raymond – Sabrevian Davis, Hinds Community College, Raymond, Miss.

MISSOURI

Blue Springs – Alexis Pulliam, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.

Kansas City – Jeanna Johnson, Dillard University, New Orleans, La.

St. Louis – Jabreia Taylor, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Ky.

NEVADA

Las Vegas – Joselyn Miller, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Ala.

NEW JERSEY

Freehold – Edgar Ortiz, Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

Turnersville – Pearis Bellamy, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

NEW YORK

Brooklyn – Destiny Modeste, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas

Staten Island – Brianna Fugate, Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.

NIGERIA (LAGOS)

Temilade Aladeniyi – North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.

NORTH CAROLINA

Concord – Paul McGee, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.

Durham – Tremell Parker, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.

Durham – Asheley Taylor, Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.

Fayetteville – Kenya Glover, Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.

Fayetteville – Terrance McNeil, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Henderson – Niya Brooks, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.

Lexington – Deja Young, North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.

OHIO

Akron – Britney Gibbs, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio

OKLAHOMA

Muskogee – Nicholas Simon, Langston University, Langston, Okla.

PENNSYLVANIA

Boothwyn – Anitra Jackson, Cheney University of Pennsylvania, Cheney, Pa.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aynor – Malcom Shealer, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.

Orangeburg – Kingsley Uche, Claffin University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Orangeburg – Quinn Smith, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

TENNESSEE

Memphis – Janeisha Harris, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

Memphis – Jasmine Dean, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss.

Memphis – Kimble James, LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, Tenn.

TEXAS

DeSoto – Wendon Blair, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas

Houston – Kaleb Taylor, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Houston – Sekia Wyatt, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Manville – Elijah Sharpe, Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Mo.

San Antonio – Damon Lake, St. Phillips College, San Antonio, Texas

Texarkana – Stacy Roberson, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

VIRGINIA

Bristow – Chayse Lavallais, Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, Prairie View, Texas

Newport News – Ravin Vick, Norfolk State College, Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk – Na’eem Wilkins, Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C.

Richmond – Danielle Ebelle, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va.

WEST VIRGINIA

Bluefield – Michael Bennett, Bluefield State University, Bluefield, W.Va.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. Kitts – Joash Liburd, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, UVI

 

Fayetteville State University is the first academic partner of the Global Special Ops Forces Foundation

Fayetteville State University

First Academic Partner of The Global Special Operations Forces Foundation

The Global SOF Foundation has announced that Fayetteville State University (FSU) has joined the Foundation as its first academic partner. The Global SOF Foundation (GSF) is the only association for the special operations community with members from over 50 countries. GSF advocates for all aspects of Special Operations Forces development, employment, and sustainment in the fight to defeat globally networked threats. The GSF leads an international effort to increase understanding of Special Operations; advance SOF capabilities; and responsibly promote the role of Special Operations by strategically linking public and private sector initiatives. Through this partnership with GSF, Fayetteville State University has an opportunity to contribute uniquely to America’s safety and well-being.

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2016/07/18/fayetteville-state-university-first-academic-partner-of-the-global-special-operations-forces-foundation/  

Webinar with the Federal Bureau of Investigation!!

Save the Date!

Tuesday, August 16th from 10AM-12PM EST

Join WebEx meeting

Join the webinar by clicking here: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities/FBI Safety Webinar

To join the conference call by phone, dial (415) 655-0003

Meeting number (access code): 641 800 929   

Meeting password:  bD4JujDH

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and resources available to them throughout the federal government.

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.

The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.

Date: August 16, 2016 Time: 1OAM-12PM EST

 

DHS Announces Brand New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.   

Erasing deficits to Support African American Educational Excellence (Special Issue of the Teachers College Record)

Erasing a Deficit Perspective

It is essential to employ an asset framework when thinking about ways to support Black males. To accomplish this we must first disrupt and supplant the tendency to describe everything we think is wrong with Black males and the communities we imagine them to come from. For example, often, when asking people who work with Black males in educational settings to describe their students’ neighborhoods, phrases like “crime-ridden,” “broken homes,” and “drug-infested” are used. Beyond serving as examples of how popular narratives overessentialize and misrepresent the experiences of many, this approach yields very little useful data. A more meaningful strategy for capturing the complexity of the experiences of Black males and to understanding resilience is to ask successful Black men, “How did you grow up under what most consider to be difficult circumstances and become successful?” This question will spur a more meaningful dialogue that properly celebrates community assets, hope, and resilience.

Young Black males are keenly aware of the challenges and opportunities they face (Johns 2007). Often, they are less clear about how to capitalize on unique opportunities for character building, leadership, and civic engagement. It is important for caring adults, especially those in spaces young Black men are likely to traverse, to be aware of and find ways to increase access to opportunities that allow the young men to learn and develop. This must occur with special sensitivity to supplanting negative notions of what Black men are capable of accomplishing (or not).

 

EPA Grants Award Process Webinar for Applicants

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the external EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. Please pass along the following information to any recipients or potential applicants that you think may be interested. Thank you.

EPA Grants Award Process Webinar

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending the upcoming webinar listed below. Also see https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars for current information and materials.

How to Register:

You do not need to register. If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Grant Award Process Webinar. There is no call in number – audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.

Webinar Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.