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Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

ATLANTA – Spelman College’s annual Research Day on Apr. 17 will offer more than 200 Spelman students an opportunity to display their scholarly work and investigative research through oral and poster presentations. Since its inauguration as Science Day in 1989, Research Day has evolved to include presentations by students from all disciplines and majors - encouraging cross collaboration. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony that will recognize students and faculty advisors.

The 2015 Research Day theme is “Inquire . . . Discover. . . Imagine . . . Explore . . . Create.”

“Those five words are the hallmark and theme of every Research Day, as they best represent the institution’s commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning,” said Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D., associate provost for research.

Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, and NBAF Contemporaries will partner to present a screening of Keith Purvis’ “Travis and Tabitha,” Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The independently-financed dramedy highlights the lives of 26-year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28-year-old aspiring cook (Travis) who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on the south side of Chicago. This unexpected situation forces them to make profound decisions on what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

The Museum's Black Box Series uniquely affords the opportunity for cultural producers to share in-progress works on the art and culture of the African Diaspora in front of a live audience for feedback, engagement and encouragement.

Spelman College names new president

Spelman College names new president

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will have a new president this summer.

The Board of Trustees announced Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will take over the reins as the college's 10th's president on August 1.

Campbell has served as dean emerita of Tisch School of the Arts and university professor at New York University.

Current Spelman President Dr. Beverly Tatum will step down at the end of this school year.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art, a special conversation with Aku Kadogo, international theater director, choreographer, educator, creative producer of cultural arts projects and Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, and Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit, Thursday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Acting on his vision many years ago, Guyton set out to respond to a city that was in a state of disrepair and despondency.  Now in its 30th year, The Heidelberg Project is a thriving arts organization that aims to inspire and enrich all those who experience it.

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

ATLANTA -- The music and civil rights activism of legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone will be celebrated at the 5th Kenyetta: A Festival of Women in Jazz at Spelman College, March 26-28, with a series of presentations, lectures and musical performances, including a featured concert by the Geri Allen Trio with special guest artist Carmen Lundy.

“Nina Simone represents the epitome of the complete musician/activist, from the classical-trained pianist, to a composer whose music addresses the Black woman’s experience in America,” said Joseph Jennings, Spelman College artist emeritus in music and festival organizer.

Spelman College hosts guest lecturer Michael Stoll

Spelman College hosts guest lecturer Michael Stoll

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will host Michael A. Stoll, Ph.D., co-author of Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?, for a discussion about the proliferation of mass incarceration in the United States, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

In the book, Dr. Stoll and co-author Steve Raphael analyze the expansion of America’s prison system and illustrate the pressing need to rethink mass incarceration in America. During his lecture, Stoll, a professor of public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, will delve into the factors that explain the incarceration rate, labor market consequences of mass incarceration and the benefits and costs of the prison boom.