Dr. Albert Schweitzer of Lambaréné and the United States of America: Philanthropy, Networks and Medicine in the 20th-Century

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Dr. Hines Mabika, “Dr. Albert Schweitzer of Lambaréné and the United States of America: Philanthropy, Networks and Medicine in the 20th-Century” Date: 13 August 2015 Time: 12-1pm Location: IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (4th floor of the IUPUI University Library, Room UL 4115P) Free Registration (see below) In 1949, the German-born Dr. Albert Schweitzer traveled […]

Bessie House-Soremekun reveals “The Africa the World Seldom Sees”

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Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun analyzes the production of knowledge about African Societies by interrogating the multifarious stereotypical images of Africa often presented by network television, radio, popular media, movies and novels. These images often encapsulate static narratives and encoded messages that diminish Africa’s historical and contemporary contributions to the world. In many cases, Africa is still […]

IUPUI professor provided key testimony in Nigerian oil-spill case settled for $83 million

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In an out-of-court settlement announcement Wednesday, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria agreed to a compensation package of 55 million pounds — about $83.4 million — for a Nigerian farming and fishing community damaged by massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009. An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor had been among witnesses for the residents […]

African Studies Association panel discusses our response to ebola-related stigma and violence targeting Africans and first responders

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The African Studies Association will be holding its 57th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis next week. As part of our Annual Meeting, the Association will host a pre-conference workshop, “Responding to Ebola-Related Stigma and Violence Targeting Africans and First Responders” on Wednesday, Nov 19, 9:30 am-12:00 pm at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Room 105. This workshop […]

IUPUI researcher to host international conference exploring China’s ancient links to Africa

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Ian McIntosh, associate director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and director of international partnerships at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been awarded a $17,800 grant from the Confucius Institute Headquarters Division of Sinology and China Studies to host a conference, “Exploring China’s Ancient Links to Africa.” The conference will take place in Addis Ababa, […]

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Virologist presents lecture on the emergence of the AIDS epidemics

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Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Emerson Hall, Room 304 545 Barnhill Drive Professor Preston Marx will deliver a presentation entitled, “Emergence of the AIDS Epidemics: Transition from SIV to HIV.” The sudden emergence of the AIDS pandemic in the 20th century raised questions about AIDS origin(s), including the timing and root causes. […]

Project Director William Schneider, right, and the head of Limbé Hospital blood bank in eastern Cameroon.

IUPUI receives NEH grant for study of origins of HIV/AIDS

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An international team of historians and anthropologists, including two Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professors, will spend the next three years hunting down the origins of HIV/AIDS. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $290,000, three-year grant to IUPUI for the project titled “An International Collaboration on the Political, Social, and Cultural History of […]