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  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas presented a paper on "Reparations and Reconciliation: Exploring the Significance of Apology and Restitution for slavery in Guyana" at the “Black Perspectives” conference in March at the University of Virginia.

  • Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies A. Todd Franklin was recently interviewed for the social justice news organization Truthout.

  • Step inside a totally renovated and modernized Root Hall, complete with accessible and sustainable spaces where students and faculty can study, teach, and collaborate.

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  • Since the publishing of his book, Robert E. Lee and Me – A Southerners Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause and his appointment to the U.S. Naming Commission, Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule has been in heavy demand as a speaker. This month’s request by a subpanel of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee was a bit different. Seidule was asked to be a panelist for a session on the “Risks of Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military.”

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  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas, and Alissa Trotz from the University of Toronto, recently co-authored an article featured in the November 2023 issue of Small Axe: Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

  • August’s news highlights ranged from Confederate memorials to town hall protocols. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content. Please contact Vige Barrie if you cannot open a link or do not have a subscription.

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  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was recently the invited keynote speaker at a symposium organized by the University of Guyana to mark the 200th anniversary of the Demerara enslaved revolt of 1823 in Guyana.

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  • Professor of Africana Studies Donald Carter recently presented a paper titled “Navigating Diasporic Invisibility: The Perilous Worlds of the Unseen” during the International Interdisciplinary Conference.

  • May’s news highlights ranged from Russian President Putin’s future to the College’s Commencement. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content. Please contact Vige Barrie if you cannot open a link or do not have a subscription.

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  • Professor Emerita of Classics and Africana Studies and Edward North Chair of Greek and Greek Literature, consulted with Netflix on the docuseries “Queen Cleopatra.” Haley’s scholarship on Cleopatra has been cited in op-eds in the Guardian and the New York Times, and the NYT has featured articles on her contributions to the series, which debuted on May 10.

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