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Kelly Askew talks about the life and work of Leo Sarkisian on NPR's Here & Now

NPR Here & Now (July 10, 2018)—The Legacy Of Leo Sarkisian, American Broadcaster Devoted To 'Music Time In Africa'

Kelly Askew Calls On Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology

Askew, Director Of the African Studies Center and Professor, was commended for her continuous support to KNUST

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

ASC 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.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage (AHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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