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African Studies Center (ASC)

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Leo Sarkisian’s ‘Music Time in Africa’

ASC associates Kelly Askew and Paul Conway revive and digitize the incredible 'Music Time in Africa' Radio Show.

Innovation and Appropriate Technology in Africa

Successful STEM-Africa conference; UMAPS alumna presented new work

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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