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Institutional Commitment to Global Engagement: Cross-Cultural Reflections of Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumnae at Spelman College.
Dr. 'Dimeji Togunde has co-edited a new book: Institutional Commitment to Global Engagement: Cross-Cultural Reflections of Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumnae at Spelman College. Published by the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR Scholars Network) in partnership with the Journal of International Students and Open Journals in Education (OJED).
Spelman’s Michelle S. Hite Named an ACS Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow
The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) recently selected Spelman College associate professor Michelle S. Hite, Ph.D., as one of 10 academic leadership fellows, following a competitive selection process among its member institutions. Hite is also program director of Spelman’s Honors Program, as well as the International Fellowships and Scholarships program.
Publication: Reimagining Internationalization and International Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
In a new book, "Reimagining Internationalization and International Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities", edited by Krishna Bista and Anthony Pinder (published by Palgrave Macmillan, June 2022).
Maria Clark Releases New Album
Maria Clark, senior instructor in voice and applied studies coordinator, recently released a new album of spirituals and hymns entitled "Soul Sanctuary" in collaboration with esteemed African American composer/pianist Maria Thompson Corley and Spelman cello instructor Ismail Akbar. The album recently hit #27 out of 100 on Amazon's Best Seller for New Classical Music List.
Rosetta Ross Receives Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop digital and physical archives to highlight Black women religious leaders’ contributions to religious communities and activism in the United States. Ross and Monique Moultrie, associate professor of religious studies at Georgia State, are co-principal investigators on the three-year project.
Dr. 'Dimeji Togunde Elected to The Academic Council of IES Abroad
Consortium representatives of The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) comprising of over 260 leading U.S. Colleges and Universities have elected 'Dimeji Togunde, Ph.D., Spelman College's vice provost for Global Education and professor of international studies, as a member of the Academic Council of IES Abroad.
Alexandria Lockett Receives Outstanding Book Award
Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D. assistant professor of English at Spelman College, has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award for 2021 by the International Writing Centers Association for the book, "Learning from the Lived experiences of Graduate Student Writers" written with Shannon Madden, Michele Eodice and Kirsten Edwards.
Michelle Gaines Receives NSF Grant to Establish Robust Biomaterials Research Program
Michelle Gaines, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry & biochemistry, received a two-year NSF HBCU-UP-LEAPS-MPS grant entitled “Surface Morphological Effect on Biomolecular Attachment to Responsive Microgels for Tunable Biomimetic 3D-Cell Culture Scaffolds.”
Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair Launches Website to Highlight Diversity Efforts in STEM
Kimberly Jackson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, shared best practices on the education and training of Black women in STEM during the STEMM Equality Congress in Amsterdam, Oct. 11-12.
Kristen Abatsis McHenry, Ph.D.; Measuring Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risks
According to the American Cancer Society about 42 percent of the most common U.S. cancer cases are preventable. The organization predicts 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2018. Those numbers translate to about 1,670 American deaths per day.