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African Studies Center

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Meet Omowumi Ogunleye, FLTA for Yoruba

Omowumi Ogunleye, 2020/21 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) assists with Yoruba instruction in teaching both beginner and intermediate Yoruba to U-M students.

Meet Vanessa Holmes, working on UMAPS alumni data, and educational access

Vanessa Holmes holds a PhD in Higher Education and recently enrolled in a second master’s degree at U-M where her work will focus on student access and success in higher education.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

ASC provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.

Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage and Humanities (AHHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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