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African Studies Center

Recent News

Congratulations to ASC Associate Jody Lori for Receiving the Coveted U-M President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education

Excerpts of this announcement were originally from The Michigan News story, “U-M President Award winners have dedicated careers to improving student travel, global health (September 5, 2023).”

Student Service Trip to Makhanda, South Africa

16 Michigan students had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and work with an education non-profit organization, Inkululeko, thanks to an ASC Grant.

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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