Category: Black Studies

ADVANCE speaker comes to SIUE - Monday and Tuesday

ADVANCE speaker comes to SIUE – Monday and Tuesday

Dr. Laurel Smith-Doerr, associate professor of sociology at Boston University, will be on the SIUE campus presenting two lectures on gender and science.
Smith-Doerr recently completed a two-year assignment at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a program director focusing on two topics: Science, Technology and Society; and Ethics Education in Science and Engineering, according to […]

DeGarmo awarded as humanitarian

DeGarmo awarded as humanitarian

Denise DeGarmo, department chair and associate professor political science, will be officially awarded with the SIUE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, Tuesday, February 8, 2011.
“The selection committee was impressed with the range of service contributions that [DeGarmo] has provided as well as the leadership role you have assumed in [DeGarmo’s] service activities,” according […]

SIUE now has protected nature preserve

SIUE now has protected nature preserve

SIUE can now claim to have one of the largest campus nature preserves in the U.S., according to several SIUE faculty members.
Kurt Schulz, professor of biological sciences, is excited about the nature preserve, as are his fellow faculty members.
“This is entirely a winning proposition for the university. There are very few campuses that have […]

Michael Shaw to accept the Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar award

Michael Shaw to accept the Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar award

Chemistry professor Michael Shaw will receive the Paul Simon Teacher-Scholar Award March 30, 2011 according to an email release by SIUE Associate Dean Christa Johnson.
“The SIUE Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award is presented to a faculty member in order to recognize the role of the interdependence between research and teaching,” said Johnson.
The award is an […]

STEP grants support research and creativity

STEP grants support research and creativity

SIUE offers several internal, competitive grants to support research and creativity amongst faculty and staff at the institution. Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) is a grant program offered, on a competitive basis, to “support research and creative activities … intended to encourage faculty to initiate new research directions or new research projects,” […]

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a 2010 recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award. Catalyst awards are designed to “support … efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities, …in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academics within an […]

Rambsy and Hansen receive grant to preserve EBR Collection

Rambsy and Hansen receive grant to preserve EBR Collection

In institutions of higher education across the country, obtaining grants to fund efforts to investigate social phenomena, preserve important artifacts and explain social behavior is often high on the list of priorities. As Howard Rambsy, chair of black studies and associate professor of English language and literature, and Julia Hansen, associate professor and humanities librarian, […]

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Thousands of miles away from home is not how any student wants to spend the holidays. Yet, across the nation, international students are often left in the United States. They usually cannot afford to travel home to see their families. Mehrdad Shadmehr, a graduate student in the chemistry program from Iran, originally felt […]

An overlooked cultural artifact exhibited

An overlooked cultural artifact exhibited

On Nov. 30,  the Black Studies Program hosted a audio-visual exhibit that highlighted an overlooked cultural artifact–the church fan.
The exhibit was created with the collaboration of Howard Rambsy, chair of black studies and associate professor of English language and literature, and the research of Candice Jackson, assistant professor of English language and literature.
“Professor of (English […]

Black studies takes African American poetry to charter school

Black studies takes African American poetry to charter school

The Black Studies Program continues to educate diverse audiences on the creative contributions of African Americans with its most recent project which took African American poetry to the SIUE East St. Louis Charter School.
Photo by Howard Rambsy.
On November 15, the Black Studies Program took its mixed media poetry exhibit to the charter school with the […]

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