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Newton ’16 to Serve in Peace Corps in the Caribbean

John Newton Mr. Flores ClassIn his latest commitment to public service, John Newton ’16 will help primary school teachers develop a new curriculum to tackle English literacy as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the…
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Boyce Davies Kicks off Fall Fisher Center Series

x-defaultIn its first lecture of the 2017-18 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men welcomes Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies, a professor of Africana studies and…
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Dunn’s New Book Examines Insurgencies, Politics in Africa

Dunn Kevin Classroom-0107Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape, edited by Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn and Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Morten Bøås, assembles an array of…
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McCorkle Explores Justice through Poetry

McCorkle JamesVisiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle ’76 explores historical and modern systems of oppression in new poetry published in the New England Review and The American Poetry Review…
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Faculty Engagement Leads to Student Success

mjIt’s a fact well known to many current and former HWS students: the bonds they develop with their professors frequently last long after the grades have been assigned. Just ask…
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Insight and Awards at Model AU Conference

Model African UnionThis spring, the HWS Model African Union club returned to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2017 National Model African Union Conference at Howard University. In collaboration with the African…
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A Dissection of a Misunderstood Practice

Visiting Professor Elana Jefferson-Tatum of Africana Studies gives her fireside chat titled “Between Two Worlds:  Navigating Vodun as a  Scholar-Practitioner”Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Elana Jefferson-Tatum held a fireside chat at the Office of Intercultural Affairs as part of HWS’s Black History Month series of events on Feb.…
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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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