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AAAS Professor Sarah Lewis to receive 2019 Freedom Scholar Award

August 2, 2019

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, ASALH, has announced that AAAS Professor Sarah Lewis will receive the 2019 Freedom Scholar Award.  2019 is the inaugural year for the ASALH Freedom Scholar Award which honors early career scholars in any discipline whose scholarship focuses on the empowerment of the African-American community, and who can demonstrate...

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Professor Tommie Shelby Elected Vice President/President Elect of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division)

June 19, 2019

On June 6, 2019, the American Philosophical Association announced on their blog that AAAS Professor and Department Chair Tommie Shelby was elected Vice President/President Elect of the APA Eastern Division.  Professor Shelby's three-year term begins on July 1, 2019, and ends on June 30, 2022.  During his three-year term, Professor Shelby will serve one year as vice president, followed by a one-year term as president, and finally a one-year term as past president.  For more information or to see the results of the other newly elected members, you can read...

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AAAS Professor Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Receives the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award

March 14, 2019

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at the 101st annual meeting of the American Council on Education, AAAS Professor Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham received the Dr. John Hope Franklin award for her excellence and contributions to higher education, and for her embodiment of the trailblazing spirit and legacy of the late Dr. Franklin, a noted historian, educator and humanitarian in his own right.  Diverse: Issues in Higher Education published an article on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, entitled “...

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AAAS Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Interviewed on NPR podcast, Fresh Air

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, NPR published a transcript from the Fresh Air podcast show, in which the host, Terry Gross, interviewed AAAS Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in light of his PBS series Finding Your Roots. The interview is titled “Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. on DNA Testing and Finding His Roots,” and can be found in link below:

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