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Expelled in 1956, first black student at University of Alabama gets...

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree last...

Expanding Minority Doctorate Pipeline Began with Facebook Group

By LaMont Jones Diverse Education LaShonda Horrison-Gurley said she “didn’t know whether to laugh, to cry or break out in a praise dance” when she successfully...

UAB PhD student travels to Africa for foreign studies

By Tiffany Westry Womack UAB News Roman Johnson, a Ph.D. student studying medical sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Foreign...

Birmingham native breaks barriers in engineering, while earning doctorate at FAMU

Special to the Times Three Florida A&M University (FAMU) female doctoral students, who are also best friends, recently received their doctorates in engineering. Marcella Carnes...

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