September 04, 2018

MMUF Director Armando Bengochea's opinion piece on the critical importance of intentionality in institutional efforts to hire diverse faculty is currently featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

June 27, 2018

MMUF PhD Julius Fleming, Jr. is the recent recipient of two major scholarly awards: the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars award and the Comparative and International Education Society's Emerging Scholar of the African Diaspora award.

May 15, 2018

Cornell University's MMUF program will boast an especially high number of entrants into graduate school in 2018, with six graduating fellows directly entering PhD or master's degree programs in the fall.

May 09, 2018

MMUF PhD Amina Gautier is one of two 2018 winners of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Dr. Gautier, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Stanford University, earned her PhD in English from the University of Miami. She is the author of the short story collections At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, and The Loss of All Lost Things. Congratulations to Dr. Gautier!

April 20, 2018

MMUF PhD LeRhonda (Rhon) Manigault-Bryant, an associate professor of Africana studies at Williams College, has been awarded a three-year New Directions fellowship from the Mellon Foundation. The fellowship, which includes an award of $300,000, provides faculty members with the opportunity to gain supplemental education outside their formal areas of study, including work on interdisciplinary projects.

April 16, 2018

City College of New York undergraduate MMUF fellow Yasmine El Gheur has been named the valedictorian of CCNY's Class of 2018 -- the second time in three years that a CCNY MMUF fellow has been CCNY's valedictorian or salutatorian, following Orubba Almansouri's being awarded the latter honor in 2016.

March 02, 2018

MMUF PhD Duchess Harris (originally selected as an undergraduate MMUF fellow at the University of Pennsylvania) recently sat down with Mellon Foundation staff to discuss her new book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and her related digital archives project at Macalester College,

November 21, 2017

Camille Borders, an undergraduate MMUF fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of 32 students selected this year as recipients of the Rhodes scholarship, which allows winners to pursue advanced degrees at Oxford University. Camille, a history major who will graduate in 2018, plans to pursue a master of philosophy degree in social and economic history, with a focus on the global slave trade. Our warmest congratulations to Camille!

October 31, 2017

The News section of the Dartmouth College website recently celebrated the simultaneous entry of seven MMUF fellows into PhD programs in fall 2017 - a record for Dartmouth's 28-year-old MMUF program.

October 22, 2017

MMUF Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a figurative painter who graduated from Swarthmore College in 2004, is one of 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship. Known as "genius grants," the fellowships are awarded annually to individuals who, according to the MacArthur Foundation, "have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."