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Black colony, white memory

‘Black Colony, White Memory’ is topic of African Studies lecture March 11

The UI African Studies Program is holding a public lecture, featuring Ruramisai Charumbira of the University of Texas-Austin, on the topic “Black Colony, White Memory: The Price of Commemorating Occupation in Rhodesia, 1890-1980.” The presentation will be held Monday, March 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre.

African Studies Program fall reception is Oct. 4

The UI African Studies Program cordially invites faculty, students, and the general public to its fall reception on Thursday, Oct. 4, 4-6 p.m., in the executive board room (2390 UCC), which is located on the second floor above the north entrance to the Old Capitol Mall. There will be no formal presentation, just a relaxed opportunity to meet and socialize with scholars and community members interested in Africa. Special guests are African writers and current IWP residents TJ (Tjawangwa) Dema Christopher Mlalazi, Khaled Alberry, and Barlen Pyamootoo (see biodata below). Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Africa by Africans: The Real Problems of Africa April 15

This event is free and open to the public. The papers presented will be edited in a book to share with those who could not make it to Iowa City. This event is sponsored by UI International Programs, the African Studies Program, University of Iowa Libraries, the Newman Center, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the African Student Association, and the African Trade Law Expert.

Africa by Africans: The Real Problems of Africa April 15, 2012

The forum will feature the following speakers and presentations: George Ayittey: Indigenous and Modern African Institutions: Explaining the Real Causes of Poverty in Africa Muna B. Ndulo: Is Foreign Aid Working in Africa? Lyombe Eko: Explaining the Real Causes of Communication Problems in Africa Denford Madenyika: ICT Infrastructure in Africa: What do We Need in African Schools? Bell F. Ouelega: Insurance Industry and Africa’s Development Etse Sikanku: Press Freedom in Africa Sunday Goshit: African perspectives on environmental issues Gbenga Ajiboye: The Impact of Corruption on African Youth Development – Case Study- Nigeria Henri J. Nkuepo: The Real Causes of Food Insecurity in Africa

Haitian artist to discuss earthquake relief during March 1 visit

Haitian-born painter and sculptor Edouard Duval Carrié will discuss his activities in the general relief efforts made after Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010 during a lecture, titled “Art in Times of Quake and Cholera,” Thursday, March 1, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 2520D University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.

African Studies spring 2012 meet-and-greet is Feb. 27

The African Studies Program in International Programs will hold a spring 2012 meet-and-greet event Monday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in 2520D University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public. The aim of the meeting is for faculty and staff of the African Studies Program to gather, introduce new faculty and students, and discuss programing for the rest of the academic year.