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Summer African Language Institute

Events

Race and Sports in American Culture: A KU Symposium
Featuring a keynote address by William Rhoden
Thursday, April 23
Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire
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Student Spotlight


Alyssa Cole
A senior in the African and African-American Studies department, introduces President Obama during his remarks at KU on January 22, 2015.



Paul Fowler

Paul discusses his undergraduate research project on the history of the African-American community in Lawrence, Kansas, with one of his mentors, professor Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American Studies (AAAS). Paul is now a graduate student in AAAS.



Sarah Mitchell

Sarah, a senior majoring in African Studies, spent the spring 2014 semester studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. While there, in addition to studying archaeology and cultural anthropology, she travelled throughout Southern Africa, including a trip to Victoria Falls, a trip to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a spring break volunteer experience at a center for kids with disabilities.

What is the wingspan of a Jayhawk? At Commencement 2015 we found out. Some graduates were walking — flying — down the hill with arms around each other’s shoulders. Others lifted their hands to the sky with exultant shouts. Fist pumps, high fives, and bear hugs. This was a day to greet with open arms. They wouldn’t make the sleeves of graduation gowns so oversized unless they wanted us to spread our wings. What is the wingspan of a Jayhawk? Wide enough to soar to the great heights that await us. Check out our photo album here: http://bit.ly/KU15pics Read about the days events here: http://bit.ly/KUgrads

Your achievements are worthy. Your memories are lasting. Your future is bright. Congrats, #KUgrads ! http://t.co/zGtIN9QbSK


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times