Wednesday, April 30, 2014

HBCU Commencement Speakers 2014

Last updated: Wednesday 4/30/14 @ 9:54 am
HBCUs have once again lined up an impressive roster of featured speakers for their upcoming commencement ceremonies in 2014, including:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Installation of the HBCU Calendar

Last updated: Tuesday 4/29/14 @ 10:57 pm
The HBCU Calendar is now functional and can be accessed via the right-most tab at the top of the blog window on this page. It will display major academic events at HBCUs and related organizations -- conferences, workshops, commencements, etc.  A link to the calendar will also be found in each edition of the DLL's "Weekly Dozens" magazine at the beginning of the "events" section. All events listed in the magazine will be more fully specified on the calendar.

Readers note -- Completion of "HBCU Lists & Profiles, Version 1.0"

Last updated: Tuesday 4/29/14 @ 2:04 pm
Data entry for the dashboard for Version 1.0, i.e., the first five columns of the table of the revised HBCU Profiles, was completed today (4/29/14). This includes HBCU Names and links to Websites (col 1), state (col 2), type of HBCU (col 3), links to online programs, if any (col 4), and Twitter handles & hashtags (col 5).  Some Twitter handles could not be discovered ... yet, so we'll keep checking from time to time. Only a few hashtags have been entered, but more will be added as we become more confident as to which hashtags are really used by which HBCUs.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Weekly Dozens" Magazine -- Saturday 4/26/14

Last updated: Sunday 4/27/14 @ 5:48 pm
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite academic news items posted by HBCU media and other media on Twitter about HBCUs' teaching, research, and community service for the week ending Saturday 4/26/14 ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Note that back issues can be searched for old tweets.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

HBCU Profiles ... Version 1.0

Last Updated: Wednesday 6/4/14 @ 3:15 pm
This page contains a radical revision of the "Websites and Profiles" page whose link appears in the "Gateway to HBCUs" column on the left side of the window in which this page appears. A radical revision is required for two reasons:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Weekly Dozens" Magazine -- Saturday 4/19/14

Last updated: Sunday 4/20/14 @ 5:41 pm
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite academic news items posted by HBCU and other media on Twitter about HBCUs' teaching, research, and community service for the week ending Saturday 4/19/14 ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Note that back issues can be searched for old tweets.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

No Blacks on Silicon Valley TV Shows ... Yet

Last updated: Saturday 4/19/14 @ 11:08 pm
Way back in the 1970s, as the TV show M.A.S.H. started to win an unprecedented number of Emmys and other awards for its excellent episodes, I stopped watching the show. Why? Because one of the main characters in the movie that had preceded the series was a black surgeon called "Spearchucker" Jones; but his character was  deleted from the TV show after the first few episodes. (I didn't find out until years later that "Spearchucker" was also a main character in the book on which the movie and series were based.) So I stopped watching the show and have never watched a single rerun.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Weekly Dozens" Magazine -- Saturday 4/12/14

Last updated: Monday 4/14/14 @ 1:30 am
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite academic news items posted by HBCU and other media on Twitter about HBCUs' teaching, research, and community service for the week ending Saturday 4/12/14 ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Note that back issues can be searched for old tweets.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Catching the Online Waves

Last updated: Monday 4/7/14 @2:29 pm
HBCUs missed the last decade's first wave of black interest in online programs (2001 to 2010). Those of us who think that HBCUs not only made significant contributions to black higher education in decades past, but are uniquely positioned to make comparably significant contributions in coming decades must ensure that HBCUs do not miss the far larger second wave. The first wave was part of an American high tide; the second will be part of a global tsunami.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

"Weekly Dozens" Magazine -- Saturday 4/5/14

Last updated: Sunday 4/6/14 @ 5:11 pm
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite academic news items posted by HBCU and other media on Twitter about HBCUs' teaching, research, and community service for the week ending Saturday 4/5/14 ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Note that back issues can be searched for old tweets.