The University of Iowa

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

February 20th, 2012

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 programming for the rest of the academic year.

During the meeting, the African Studies Faculty of the Year Award will be presented to Professor Cliff Missen and the WiderNet project, whose eGranary Digital Library provides African institutions that lack adequate Internet access an offline collection of approximately 14 million educational resources from more than 1,200 websites and hundreds of CD-ROMs. The eGranary was invented in 2001 and is developed by the WiderNet Project, a service program of the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science.