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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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  • English Professor Tarshia Stanley Selected for Georgia Higher Ed Fellowship

    Oct 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2015) – Tarshia Stanley, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of English, was recently selected as a 2015-2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 12 faculty members from institutions of higher education across Georgia, Dr. Stanley was chosen following a highly competitive application and selection process.

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  • Conversation with Award-Winning Writer Robin Givhan Focuses on Journalism and Fashion

    Oct 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (October 22, 2015) –Robin Givhan, fashion editor for the Washington Post, visits Spelman College for the first time Oct. 29 to take part in an arts and entertainment conversation series. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., C’93, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, will moderate the conversation, which will cover Givhan’s success in the fields of fashion and journalism.

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  • Spelman College Joins White House Consortium to Improve STEM Diversity

    Oct 16, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 16, 2015) -- Spelman College will help to bridge the gap in girls and women of color in technology and coding as part of the new White House STEM collaborative “Champions of Change – Young Women Empowering Their Communities” program.

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  • Two Spelman Students Named 2015 White House HBCU All-Stars

    Oct 02, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2015) -- Antonia Hill, C’2016, and Mya Havard, C’2017, have been selected as 2015 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hill and Havard are among 83 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from 70 schools across the country recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. As part of the All-Stars program, the students convened in Washington, D.C, Sept. 21-22, for the White House HBCU Week Conference.

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