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  • Alumna Awarded Spelman’s First Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Mar 18, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 18, 2016) -- Spelman College alumna Mamasa Camara, C’2015, was recently named a Gates Cambridge scholar, a highly sought-after postgraduate recognition that supports future leaders who are committed to improving the lives of others. Camara is the first Spelman Gates Cambridge scholar, and the only African American and HBCU graduate among this year’s 35 U.S. scholarship recipients.

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  • Spelman College to Inaugurate Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell as 10th President April 9

    Mar 04, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 4, 2016) -- Spelman College will begin a new chapter in its 135-year history when Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., is inaugurated 10th president during a formal investiture ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The inauguration theme of equality will be interwoven into four days of inaugural events (April 7-10), which will involve a convocation, campus celebration, faculty symposia, arts celebration, a Spike Lee retrospective, investiture and interfaith service.

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  • Two Playwrights in Conversation at Spelman: Lydia R. Diamond and Pearl Cleage

    Feb 28, 2016

    ATLANTA (Feb. 28, 2016) -- Two award-winning playwrights will come together for a conversation about their mutual craft when Lydia R. Diamond joins Pearl Cleage, C’71, at Spelman College on March 1.

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  • Spelman College Hosts Octavia Butler Conference Feb. 26-28 to Honor Author’s Life and Legacy

    Feb 23, 2016

    ATLANTA (Feb. 23, 2016) -- Spelman College will host the conference “Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy,” Feb 26-28, to honor the life and literary contributions of world-renowned science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. Presented by the Department of English and the Octavia E. Butler Literary Society, the conference will feature presentations from Butler scholars and intergenerational talks on the enduring resonance and relevance of Butler’s writings and the intersection of Afrofuturism and social justice.

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  • Innovation Roundup Highlights Technology, Learning Strategies and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Feb 12, 2016

    ATLANTA (Feb. 12, 2016) — A recent update of the White House Strategy for American Innovation indicates more than half of the total increase in U.S. productivity growth from 1948-2012 stemmed from innovation and technological change. This benchmark underscores the relevance of programs and projects at Spelman College, such as the Innovation Lab, which support innovative ways to think, teach and learn.

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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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