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“Beyond Borders” exhibition curated by AHHI steering committee member Laura de Becker

The exhibition will be on view in the U-M Museum of Art from September 11th through November 25th, bringing together a dazzling array of works made in Africa, Europe, and the United States from the nineteenth to twenty-first century.

GFCC Fellowship for STEM-Africa steering committee member Nkem Khumbah

Long-time STEM-Africa steering committee member Nkem Khumbah is one of four fellows announced by the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC).

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 (AHI)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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