A letter from the Director of the African Studies Center, Kelly Askew
An $18.5-million effort to help rebuild Liberia's universities and infrastructure after 15 years of civil war has begun, and University of Michigan professors, staff and students are play-ing an important role.
Dr. Kwesi Yankah is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghana, where he also served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University until August 2011.
The U-M Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program remains a key initiative of the African Studies Center.
Ghanaian artist George Kushiator is one of the 14 African scholars who are part of the 2011-2012 cohort of African Presidential Scholars.
Andrew State, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Makerere University (Uganda), is one of the 2011-2012 cohort of African Presidential Scholars. In this essay he describes the work he has undertaken during his stay at U-M.
One of the newest student organizations on campus aims to send young women in Tanza-nia to secondary school, while simultaneously promoting cultural awareness and educating the campus community about education and gender in Tanzania.
Written by Nancy Rose Hunt
The African Heritage Initiative’s second international conference was convened at Museum Africa in Johannesburg from 8 to 10 July 2011.
A Conversation with Amal Hassan Fadlalla
Twenty 11th and 12th graders from Pioneer High School are getting their first taste of col-lege-level work this semester. They are enrolled in “African History and Culture,”...
An update on the African Social Research Initiative
The second in a series of conferences on the vital role of mathematics in profes-sional research and society at large was held May 2-13, 2011, in Buea, Cameroon...
The African Heritage Initiative has been involved in a great amount of activity during the past year. Most notable were the two academic conferences organized under the Initiative’s auspices...
A 2010 pilot grant from the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center al-lows the Department of Emergency Medicine at U-M...
The interdisciplinary course on “Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities in East Africa”—
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