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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

ASC announces new leadership for the 2016-17 academic year

A. Oveta Fuller (Microbiology and Immunology) has been appointed as director, and Judith T. Irvine (Anthropology) as associate director for the year.

African Studies Center Welcomes the 2016-17 University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars

2016-17 U-M African Presidential Scholars begin their residency this August.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.

Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.

Funded by the Office of the President, these intiatives are African Heritage (AHI); African Social Research (ASRI); Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa); and U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program.

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