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AFRICANA STUDIES NEWS

Mañon ’14 Joins Peace Corps

Eliss Mañon ’14 has recently begun her service as a youth development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Peru. She embarked this summer on a two-year commitment to the preeminent…
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Fisher Center Welcomes Wilderson

Wilderson_Frank_1Frank B. Wilderson III, professor of Drama and African American Studies at University of California at Irvine, joined the 2016-17 Fisher Center lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 26, bringing his experience…
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McCorkle on Dylan’s Nobel Prize

FSEM Pedagogy Workshop-0040In recognition of influential singer-songwriter Bob Dylan receiving The Nobel Prize in Literature, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle ’76 joined WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson as a guest…
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Dunn Publishes Three Books

Res26263This year, Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn published three books that address, from three vastly different perspectives, political and social realities and how global citizens can engage with them.…
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Fulbright takes Owes ’16 back to South Africa

Res25950Afrika Owes ’16 has been named the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright Award to South Africa, where she will teach English. “I am beyond elated I was accepted,” says…
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Bentsi-Enchill ’17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship program

Res25749Ato Bentsi-Enchill ’17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and…
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Beyond Borders in South Africa

Res25767Seven students participating in the Beyond Borders global leadership program will travel to South Africa this summer to expand on their study of critical issues facing Africa and the United…
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King to Deliver Talk on Diversity

Res25634A thought leader on the issue of diversity in higher education, Bruce King, the assistant to the president for institutional diversity and chief diversity officer at St. Olaf College in…
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Students, Alums Join Peace Corps

Res23798Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch ’15, Emily Surprenant ’15, Anna Dorman ’14 and Nicolas Walker ’13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace…
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New Perspectives on African Literature

ALAsympF15The African Literature Association (ALA) – headquartered at Hobart and William Smith – will welcome several guest scholars for the symposium, “New Perspectives on African Literature,” which will feature both…
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