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14th Annual Department of Africana Studies Research Symposium
On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Department of Africana Studies held its annual Research Symposium. The Symposium took place in the in the Campus Center Boardroom, Room 192. The central event of the research symposium was the faculty panel, held from 9:30 AM until noon.
Remembrance Ceremony for Dr. Oscar R. Williams
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 6 to 8 PM, the Department of Africana Studies is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony for Dr. Oscar R. Williams, III. The ceremony will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom of the University at Albany, and will feature musical performances, alumni/university speakers, student dance/step performances, poetry, and tributes from family and friends.
Zoom Discussion on Recent Coups in West Africa: Causes and Risks
On March 9, 2022, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Drs. Marcel Kitissou and Frank Essien of UAlbany's Department of Africana Studies will be presenting about recent political coups in West Africa. Their discussion, entitled, "Recent Coups in West Africa: Causes and Risks," will be held over Zoom, and is open to the UAlbany community.
Africana Studies Alumni Panel
On Wednesday, February 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EST, the Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany (SUNY), will be hosting an Africana Studies Alumni Black History Panel, via Zoom webinar.
Documentary screening: "Searching for Timbuctoo" - Friday, November 12
Dr. Jennifer Burns will be speaking on a panel at the screening of a new documentary, "Searching for Timbuctoo," which highlights the history of a pioneering Black settlement near Lake Placid, named Timbuctoo. In addition to Dr. Burns, the panel will feature the film's director, Paul Miller, and several other scholars and community members. It will be held Friday, November 12, 2021, at Page Hall, on UAlbany's Downtown Campus (135 Western Ave).
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