August 30, 2022
African Studies Center welcomes 12 to UMAPS program
The African Studies Center is hosting 12 early and mid-career faculty from universities in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda.
March 21, 2022
Wallenberg Fellow to research realities of exploited Rwandan women, girls
Graduating senior Chloe Hale has been named the 2022 Raoul Wallenberg Fellow. The award will allow her to spend the next year exploring how health crises affect the education of women and girls in Rwanda.
March 8, 2021
Africa Week follow-up: Videos of discussions on range of topics
U-M’s Africa Week recently brought together leaders in higher education, industry, and government to address opportunities and challenges that will shape Africa in the coming decades.
February 15, 2021
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
February 11, 2021
U-M bringing together leaders to discuss future of Africa
U-M will bring together leaders in higher education, industry and government for a weeklong series of discussions on the key issues and opportunities that aim to help shape Africa in the coming decades.
September 28, 2020
U-M professor’s work featured in ‘Enslaved’ TV series
Ron Eglash is known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics and recently lent this expertise to “Enslaved,” a docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World.
August 31, 2020
Professor helps celebrity find their roots on PBS show
UM-Dearborn professor Joe Lunn has spent 45 years studying the African experience during World War I, which helped him connect a celebrity with their ancestor’s story on the PBS show “Finding Your Roots.”
November 18, 2019
U-M archivist, anthropologist save Voice of America show’s archive
Two U-M professors engineered an effort to save the Voice of America’s “Music Time in Africa” archive from remote government storage and, in the process, digitize it for an internet audience.
September 9, 2019
Pan-Africanism to be explored in UMMA’s inaugural commission
The U-M Museum of Art’s inaugural commission will explore Pan-Africanism. Visitors can view the new large-scale installation and hear from the artist who created it during an UMMA After Hours event Sept. 21.
September 4, 2019
‘Ancient graffiti’ explored in new Kelsey Museum exhibition
“Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan,” now open at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, explores one part of private religious ritual in ancient Kush.