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Khalilah Ali Wins Global Education Initiative Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Award

Khalilah Odessa Ali, Ph.D., an assistant professor and admissions coordinator in education has been awarded the Global Education Initiative Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) award, focusing on Afro-Brazilian curriculum development and research. 


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.


Spelman Environmental Leader Receives Catalyst Award

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D., C'95, assistant professor in the environmental and health sciences program at Spelman College, is one of six recipients of the third annual Catalyst Award granted by the nonprofit organization Rachel's Network.


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.