Africa

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. February 15, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. August 8, 2018

    Provost’s trip to Africa highlights deep collaborations

    Provost Martin Philbert paid visits to a variety of U-M projects during a recent trip to Africa, where his itinerary included stops in Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa.