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African Studies Center

Recent News

The U-M International Institute organizes Conference on Arts of Devotion

Virtual conference will be held on March 4 from 9am to 4pm

Rotimi and Goodrich build on ASC Seed Grant Successes

Oluwakemi Rotimi and Jackie Goodrich are previous recipients of an ASC seed grant. They’ve continued their collaborative success by publishing work on early life exposure to aflatoxins, and the effects on pregnant mothers and infants

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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