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African Language Program, and Professor John Mugane, Featured in Harvard Gazette

African Language Program, and Professor John Mugane, Featured in Harvard Gazette

May 16, 2016

Professor John Mugane and the African Language Program which he has built and led so ably for more than a decade are featured in a new piece in the Harvard Gazette.  It is a terrifically well done article, capturing the innovativeness, breadth, excitement and agenda-setting quality of our African Language Program:

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/05/from-swahili-to-bemba-to-twi

Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

Professor Sarah Lewis Shines as Guest-Editor of Aperture Magazine

May 10, 2016

Sarah Lewis, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, has guest-edited an amazing issue of Aperture magazine on “Vision and Social Justice”.  It is a remarkable set of photos and accompanying essays inspired by Frederick Douglass’s 1864 speech on “Pictures and Progress.”  The issue drives home how art makes us reflect on the great issues and challenges of our times, and features essays by Sarah Lewis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

April 25, 2016

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, recently delivered a TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa.  The thought-provoking talk, where Sangu Delle explores the notion that, "economic freedom may very well lie in another resource, one that we’ve neglected for too long," can be viewed by visiting: 

Photo Credit: Charles Dharapak/AP

At 80, Professor W.J. Wilson, scholar of race and class, looks ahead

December 28, 2015

On the occasion of his 80th birthday the Associated Press has run a special feature on Professor William Julius Wilson:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/12/28/us/ap-us-william-julius-wilson.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

Professor Wilson continues to set the agenda and push us all in new and fruitful directions where issues of poverty, class, and race intersect.

AAAS Faculty Headline Black Lives Matter Forum

AAAS Faculty Headline Black Lives Matter Forum

November 12, 2015

AAAS Professors Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Elizabeth Hinton, Walter Johnson, and Brandon Terry headlined a discussion on #blacklivesmatter on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, convened by professor Kirsten Weld and brought to you by the Harvard University Department of History and History Design Studio.  

To learn more, please view the video recording of the #blacklivesmatter event.

Professor Gates receives major RWJ grant to Advance interest in STEM education

Professor Gates receives major RWJ grant to Advance interest in STEM education

November 1, 2015

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has just received a major grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase excitement about STEM education and fields of study via his longtime interest in family genealogy.  The program involves the creation of genealogy and genetics summer camps and will involve several college and university partners including Spelman College, Morehouse College, and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. 

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Professor Jacob Olupona has been awarded the 2015–2016 Reimar Lust Award for International and Cultural Exchange

October 9, 2015

Professor Jacob Olupona has been awarded the Reimar Lust Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award is in recognition of “outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists from abroad who, as multipliers in and through the field of academic studies, have made an exceptional contribution to the enduring promotion of bilateral relations between Germany and their own countries.”