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The Center for African Studies Team was honored with the Dean’s Distinction Award

April 19, 2018

The Center for African Studies (CAS) Team was honored with the Dean’s Distinction Award.  Recipients of the award demonstrate, “a passionate dedication to enhancing the student experience, introduced a range of innovations, and built collaborations across the FAS and the University.”  CAS Team members include: Obenewa Amponsah, Susan Cook, Maggie Lopes, Candace Lowe, Lerato Motaung, Nthatisi Quella, and Rosaline...

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Professor Cornel West participates in the celebration of International Roma Day

Professor Cornel West participates in the celebration of International Roma Day

April 13, 2018

The event “Alone Together: Strength and Solidarity Between the Roma and African-American Communities” was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Harvard Kennedy School.  The purpose of the event was to discuss similarities and solidarities between Roma in Europe and African Americans in the US.  The distinguished panelist included:  

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Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be honored with the 2018 Common Wealth Award

April 13, 2018

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be honored along with former Vice President Joseph Biden and biographer and historian Ron Chernow with the 2018 Common Wealth Award.  The award was established by Ralph Hayes, a businessman and philanthropist, and longtime member of the PNC Bank Board of directors prior to his death.  Hayes conceived the awards as a way to honor those who made exceptional contributions to the arts...

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Today Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be awarded the 2018 Creativity Laureate Prize at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 13, 2018

In the press release it states, “Henry Louis Gates Jr. was chosen for the award for his important work in the areas of arts and criticism, humanities and historical research, genetic science, documentary film, and public service.  He exemplifies the spirit that inspired the Creativity Laureate Award – the multidisciplinary creativity of Benjamin Franklin.”

 

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