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  • Sisters Chapel Celebrates MLK Day with Special Worship Service Jan. 17

    Jan 12, 2016

    ATLANTA (January 12, 2016) – Spelman College Sisters Chapel will recognize the 31st Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a special worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., president emeritus of Morehouse College and professor of moral leadership at Emory University Candler School Theology.

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  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents ‘Black Chronicles II’

    Dec 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (Dec. 22, 2015) -- The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present Black Chronicles II, an exhibition which explores the Black presence in late 19th century Victorian Britain through the prism of studio portraiture. Curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy of London-based arts agency Autograph ABP, the stunning mix of rare and mostly never-seen images depicts both ordinary and prominent citizens—including artists, dignitaries, servicemen and women, missionaries, students, performers and international royalty—captured in portraits by professional photographers. The exhibition, which makes its Southeast debut at Spelman before it returns to London, will be on view Jan. 29-May 14, 2016.

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  • Spelman Wraps Up the Fall Semester with a Number of Environmental Sustainability Achievements

    Dec 11, 2015

    ATLANTA (Dec. 11, 2015) – Spelman College achieved a number of notable environmental sustainability milestones this fall semester including representation for the first time at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Fatemeh Shafiei, Ph.D., Sustainable Spelman co-chair and chair of the Department of Political Science, and Takasha Nutall, C’2016, were part of an HBCU delegation of 15 schools that traveled to the COP21 Climate Convention held Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2015, in Paris, France. The goal of the summit was to come away with a new international binding agreement to address climate change.

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  • Spelman College Students Take First Faculty-Led Study Trip to Cuba

    Dec 11, 2015

    ATLANTA (December 11, 2015) -- When the Obama administration announced in late 2014 the U.S. would ease travel restrictions and re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, the move not only opened the door for American businesses to potentially increase the export of products to Cuba, it also enabled higher education institutions to more actively pursue study travel opportunities.

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  • ‘Electric Santería’ Author Explores Race, Gender, and the Politics of a Growing African-based Religion

    Nov 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (Nov. 23, 2015) -- Cultural and social anthropologist Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, Ph.D., will discuss her book, “Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion,” Monday, Nov. 23, in the Living Learning Center II at Spelman College − with a talk at 5 p.m., followed by a book signing at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Celebrate the Holidays at the 89th Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert

    Nov 19, 2015

    ATLANTA (November 19, 2015) — The Spelman and Morehouse College glee clubs will come together once again to lift their voices in holiday cheer at the 89th Annual Christmas Carol Concert, Dec. 4-6, 2015. The concert series is free and open to the public.

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  • Feminist Icons Gloria Steinem and bell hooks in Conversation at Spelman Nov. 17

    Nov 16, 2015

    ATLANTA (November 16, 2015) -- The Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center will host a conversation with women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem and social activist and author bell hooks, Tuesday, Nov. 17. Steinem and hooks, both renowned pioneers in the gender equality movement, will discuss feminism and their literary careers, among other topics.

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  • Spelman Leads Pioneering Genetics and Genealogy Program with Students Tracing Ancestry

    Nov 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (Nov. 13, 2015) -- Spelman College will be part of a companion program to the new "Finding Your Roots" curriculum based on Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s acclaimed PBS documentary series of the same name. The college-level component, "Personalized Genetics and Genealogy Exercises to Enhance Introductory Biology Courses," funded with a $304,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, will launch in fall 2016. It will be led by Spelman biologist Aditi Pai, Ph.D., and conducted at Spelman in association with Wallace Sharif, Ph.D., assistant biology professor at Morehouse College, and Joseph Graves, Ph.D., associate dean for research at North Carolina A & T State University.

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  • Ford Awards Spelman College First Place Grant in HBCU Community Challenge Competition

    Nov 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (Nov. 13, 2015) -- Ford Motor Company awarded the top prize of $25,000 to a team of students from Spelman College as part of the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge. The award presentation was held Nov. 12, 2015, at Spelman College.

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  • Musician and Composer Dwight Andrews Celebrates Creativity and Collaboration Nov. 12

    Nov 10, 2015

    ATLANTA (Nov. 10, 2015) -- As a Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the past year, Dwight Andrews, Ph.D., has divided his time between the classroom – teaching students about the correlations between spirituality and jazz, the Harlem Renaissance and the music of the 1960s Black Power Movement – and engaging with members of the Spelman community around campus.

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