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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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  • City of Atlanta Wins $30 Million HUD Choice Neighborhood Grant

    Sep 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 28, 2015) – Mayor Kasim Reed and Secretary Julián Castro announced today that the City of Atlanta has been selected to receive $30 million through the 2014-2015 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. Mayor Reed and Secretary Castro made the announcement at a press event at The Oasis at Scholar’s Landing, a senior residence in the Atlanta University Center neighborhood.

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  • Country Music Artist Mickey Guyton in Conversation at Spelman College Oct. 7

    Sep 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2015) -- Spelman College will host a conversation with top-selling country music artist Mickey Guyton. As one of the few African-American women performing and writing in the genre, Guyton is currently on tour with country music artist Brad Paisley and her debut song, “Better Than You Left Me,” was named song of the week by USA Today. This conversation is the continuation of an arts and entertainment series hosted by Spelman College that explores the impact, influence and navigation of women of color as trailblazers in their respective fields.

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