By Biodun Jeyifo | The Nation
This week, Richard Joseph, the John Evans Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University, turned 75. The greetings, salutations and tributes from all over Africa and the world but especially from Nigerian scholars, have been as plentiful as they have been very moving.
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By Yale Council for African Studies
Marius Kothor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Council on African Studies (CAS) Graduate Affiliate has been awarded the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright IIE award, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship. All three awards offer nine to twelve months of funding to graduate students to conduct dissertation research in whole or in part, outside the United States.
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By Andrew Wight | Forbes
Not only has Adji Bousso Dieng, an AI researcher from Senegal, contributed to the field of generative modeling and about to become one of the first black female faculty in Computer Science in the Ivy League, she is also helping Africans in STEM tell their own success stories.
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By Delaney Parrish | Princeton University
In 2014, Princeton professor Leonard Wantchekon opened the doors to what is now one of the top-ranked economics programs in Africa. Today, the African School of Economics (ASE), with campuses in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, offers several undergraduate degrees, four master’s degrees, a Ph.D. program and a pre-doctoral program, all aimed at providing “a greater voice to African researchers and entrepreneurs in the debate over the continent’s development.”
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Menna Demessie is the Vice President of Policy Analysis and Research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She also serves on the advisory board of APSA’s Congressional Fellowship Program. She talks to Political Science Now about how a Political Science PhD prepared her for her new role
By Political Science Now
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by Karen Templeton | UAB News
Angelina “Angie” Aduke Toluhi, MBBS, MPH, a doctoral student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health, was awarded an American Association of University Women International Fellowship. The physician who championed a number of initiatives to improve the health of mothers and children in her home country, Nigeria, will get $20,000 as part of the fellowship.
The award will help fund her doctoral education at University of Alabama.
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Opportunities For Africans
Application Deadline: June 1st 2020
The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) also known as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program: Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.
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By Godsgift Onyedinefu
The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named former Nigerian Finance Minister and World Bank Managing Director the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow.
Okonjo-Iweala becomes the fifth fellows since the program’s inception in 2011.
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As part of his American book tour, author Kojo Yankah of Ghana visited Livingstone College last week and lectured in DaTarvia Parrish’s African American history class.
As part of his American book tour, author Kojo Yankah of Ghana, right, visited Livingstone College last week. At left is college President Jimmie R. Jenkins.
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Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an associate professor of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He will also be leading a discussion titled “Blackness, Africans and African Americans: Complex Solidarities and Beauty” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Sept. 11, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. He will be discussing how the relationship between Africans and African Americans is not as simple or straightforward as it would seem.
By Allyssa Gutierre
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