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10 major moments in black history at U.Va.

1. First black student
 
Gregory H. Swanson, a Martinsville attorney, was the first African-American individual to ever be admitted to U.Va. He matriculated into the Law School Sept. 15, 1950, only after the Board of Visitors heard a federal court order requiring his admission. ...




Baylor Provost Announces Faculty Opportunity Hiring Program

Program will provide another pathway to attract top intellectual talent, increase underrepresented faculty in the STEM fields
 
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – L. Gregory Jones, executive vice president and provost at Baylor University, has announced a new faculty opportunity hiring program, one of several new initiatives that will deepen and advance the University’s aspirations in Pro Futuris as a pre-eminent Christian research university. ...




H.U. President Offers Strategies At Yale On Minority Teacher Hiring

Offer aspiring teachers scholarship money. After hiring them, match them with veteran-teacher mentors. And treat them with respect.
 
The nearly four-decade head of an historically Black university offered those tips and others Thursday night to school districts like New Haven that seek to increase the number of Black and Latino teachers in their classrooms. ...




Cyberattack 101: Why Hackers Are Going After Universities

With their vast stores of personal data and expensive research, universities are prime targets for hackers looking to graduate from swiping credit card numbers.
These aren't college kids trying to change their grades. They're potentially "nation-state actors" much like the hackers who have targeted large corporations in the past, said Michael Oppenheim, intelligence operations manager at Internet security firm FireEye. ...




Can Campus Computer Networks Ever Be Secure?

The Internet was built on university campuses. It was built by academics for academics, and without any notion of the new kinds of commerce, crime, and espionage it would enable.
As the Internet spread beyond purely academic circles and became a valuable tool for corporations and governments, as well as a target for criminals and terrorists, a vast—and growing—security industry sprang up to develop new controls and defenses that would protect us against threats. ...




Rutgers pledges additional $10 million to diversity hiring programs

At Rutgers’ 250th commencement ceremony, President Barack Obama said "America converges here," noting that the University had a diverse student body with experiences from around the world.
 
Rutgers prides itself on diversity, with nearly half of its undergraduate students being of black, Latino, Asian, and other minority groups. ...




Colleges’ promises to diversify face one challenge: finding black faculty

Felecia Commodore came into her job search armed with a University of Pennsylvania doctorate in higher education and published research papers. But after a year of looking, she still didn’t have a job.
 
Commodore, who is black, couldn’t help but wonder whether race played a part as she was rejected from one college teaching job after another. ...




Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking 2016

Going to college or university isn’t just about preparing you for a career, but choosing the right institution and course can certainly impact on your graduate prospects.
 
A global employability ranking, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education, reveals which universities the recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. ...




Colleges look to hire 300 part-time teachers

If you are looking for a job in education, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is looking for you.
And if you have expertise in sign language interpretation, teaching English language learners, sciences or the culinary arts — administrators are especially eager to hear from you. ...




University of Louisville dedicates $2.4 million to hiring professors of color

The University of Louisville has earmarked $2.4 million to be used specifically for the purposes of hiring “diverse faculty.”
 
This is the same university that came under fire last year for its ad seeking a physics professor who was not white or Asian. ...