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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Faculty Resource Network Winter 2013 Hawaii Seminars and Upcoming Program Information

The Faculty Resource Network Winter 2013 seminar application is now online!

The Faculty Resource Network Winter 2013 seminar series will be held from Monday, January 14 to Friday, January 18, 2013 at the East West Center and Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be organized around the theme of “The Pacific.” Our location in Hawaii will provide seminar participants with a special vantage point from which they can examine the history, culture, and science of the Pacific and its surrounding regions.

The following seminars will be offered:
Pacific Biodiversity
Seminar Conveners: Eleanor Sterling and Ana Luz Porzecanski, American Museum of Natural History

Pacific Peoples and Places
Seminar Convener: Jerry Finin, East West Center

Pacific Literature and Film
Seminar Conveners: Vilsoni Hereniko, University of Hawaii and Jeannette Hereniko, Filmmaker

Application deadline is Friday, October 5, 2012. For additional information and to apply, please see our
website at:
Spring 2013 Scholar-in-Residence
The Semester Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty who are either on leave or
sabbatical from their home institution to come to New York University to engage in research, develop
curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication during the Spring semester.
Application deadline for the Spring 2013 semester is Friday, September 14, 2012.
To learn more and to apply to the program, please see our website at:
National Symposium 2012
The Faculty Resource Network 2012 National Symposium focusing on the theme “New Faces, New
Expectations” will be held on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2012 in New Orleans,
Louisiana. To learn more and to register, please access our website at:
The hotel registration deadline is Friday, October 12, and symposium registration deadline is November
9, 2012.


You're Invited to A Welcome Celebration for Our New President, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough

The Board of Trustees of Dillard University
Requests the pleasure of your company at a
Welcoming celebration for the university’s
New President
Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Georges Auditorium
Professional Schools and Sciences Building
Reception following in the Atrium
504.816.4260 or 504.816.4359
By July 25, 2012


President Walter M. Kimbrough, Dillard University

President Walter M. Kimbrough      

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On July 1, 2012, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough began his appointment as the seventh president of Dillard University. Previously, Dr. Kimbrough served as president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Known as the Hip Hop President, he is one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. Prior to Philander Smith College, he served in administrative capacities at Albany State University, Old Dominion University, Georgia State University and Emory University. After graduating from the Benjamin E. Mays High School and Academy of Math and Science in Atlanta as the salutatorian and student body president, Kimbrough earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Georgia in 1989. He continued his education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, completing a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services in 1991, and in 1996 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from Georgia State University.
Kimbrough has maintained active memberships in several higher education organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Association of Fraternity Advisors, and Brothers of the Academy. He presently serves as chair of the archives, history, and public information committee of the United Negro College Fund, and is a past member of the board of directors. A 1986 initiate of the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Georgia, Kimbrough was the Alpha Phi Alpha College Brother of the Year for the Southern Region and served as the Southern Region assistant vice president. Based on his strong fraternity experience, Kimbrough has forged a national reputation as an expert on fraternities and sororities, with specific expertise regarding historically Black, Latin and Asian groups. Dr. Kimbrough has given over 500 presentations on fraternalism life at campuses and conferences across the country. He is the author of the book Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. After five months, the book was an Essence magazine top 10 best seller, and is currently in its tenth printing.
Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college, including the creation of the Black Male Initiative at Philander Smith College that has been a model for similar programs. Kimbrough also has been noted for his active use of social media to engage students in articles by The Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE Currents, and Arkansas Life. He was cited in 2010 by as one of 25 college presidents to follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez). He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Arkansas United Methodist Foundation. He was named one of the people who made a difference in Arkansas in 2005 by the Arkansas Times newspaper, named by Powerplay magazine in 2006 as one of the 25 most influential African Americans in Arkansas, and listed by Arkansas Business as one of 40 under 40 in 2006. In 2007 SYNC Weekly included him as one of central Arkansas’s most notable residents, and Garden & Gun magazine in 2010 named him as one of five “rock climbers,” residents who prove Little Rock has plenty to brag about. Kimbrough was named the 1994 New Professional of the Year for the Association of Fraternity Advisors, and the 1998 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Dissertation of the Year award runner-up. He was selected as a 2001 Nissan-ETS HBCU Fellow, and a 2002 participant in the Millennium Leadership Initiative sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In 2009, he was named by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 To Watch. Finally, in 2010, he made the coveted Ebony Magazine Power list of the 100 doers and influencers in the African American community, joining the likes of President and Mrs. Obama, Jay-Z, Richard Parsons, Tyler Perry, Debra Lee, Michael Jordan, and Tom Joyner.
Dr. Kimbrough and his wife, Adria, have two children: Lydia Nicole and Benjamin Barack.
Follow Dr. Kimbrough on his blog:


Campus Technology FREE Whitepaper: From Print to Digital: Emerging Models for Institutional E-textbook Adoption

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From Print to Digital: Emerging Models for Institutional E-textbook Adoption: White Paper

In the last year a number of colleges and universities have begun or expanded pilot projects to test the use of digital textbooks. These programs are intended to work out instructional and technical challenges and to help institutions better understand the impact of e-books on textbook usage and affordability. What's often being left as an afterthought in these initiatives, however, is consideration of the business model for digital textbooks. How should e-book programs be structured to create “win-win-win” propositions for students, faculty, and publishers?


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