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May 2014

AFLI Domestic Summer Intensive Program Begins

May 6
University of Florida

The 2014 African Languages Initiative (AFLI) Domestic Summer Program is hosted by the Center for African Studies and the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Culture, University of Florida, on behalf of the Institute of International Education (IIE). Program Dates: June 11 – August 1, 2014 For more information about the program, including the languages offered and the Daily Program Schedule, visit the AFLI webpage.

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April 2014
Free

Baraza: Joel Hartter, University of Colorado

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grinter Hall, University of Florida,
Room 404, Gainesville , FL United States

“Parks in Peril or Conservation Success in East Africa?”

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NRM in Africa WG Speaker Series Special

April 24 @ 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
471 Grinter Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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An exciting double feature to end the semester! 12:45pm - Dr. Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder of UC Davis Title: “Biological Conservation and Anthropology: Synergies and Tradeoffs at Small and Large Scales” 1:45pm - Dr. TIm Caro of UC Davis Title: “Threats and Solutions to Protected Areas in Africa” Today is a special double feature, and the event will last until 2:45pm. Most other sessions take place every other Thursday from 12:45pm – 1:45pm. The Natural Resource Management in Africa Working Group invites speakers to give…

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Baraza: Nate Plageman, Wake Forest University

April 18 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Grinter Hall, University of Florida,
Room 404, Gainesvile, FL United States

“The African Personality Dances Highlife: Popular Music and Cultural Modernization in Nkrumah’s Ghana, 1957-1965″

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NRM in Africa WG Speaker Series

April 17 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
471 Grinter Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Invited Speaker: Dr. Lisa Naughton of the University of Wisconsin Presentation Title: Pending Every other Thursday from 12:45pm – 1:45pm, the Natural Resource Management in Africa Working Group invites speakers to give short presentations and then lead a discussion on the topics addressed. Click here for more information about the group.   

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Health in Africa: Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin

April 14 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Grinter Hall, University of Florida,
Room 471, Gainesville, FL United States

“Medical Education in East Africa”

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Baraza: Chau Johnsen Kelly, University of North Florida

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grinter Hall, University of Florida,
Room 404, Gainesville, FL United States

“From Sisal Plantation to Port City: Urban Development and Crisis in Mtwara”

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NRM in Africa WG Speaker Series

April 3 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
471 Grinter Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Invited Speaker: Greg Kiker of the UF department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Presentation Title: “Long-term vegetation monitoring and dynamics in the Kruger National Park” Every other Thursday from 12:45pm – 1:45pm, the Natural Resource Management in Africa Working Group invites speakers to give short presentations and then lead a discussion on the topics addressed. Click here for more information about the group.   

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Islam in Africa Speaker: Bakary Sambe

April 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
471 Grinter Hall (CAS Conference Room, 4th Floor),
University of Florida
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“New tendencies and dynamics of Islam in Senegal: Between foreign influences and clash of models” Bakary Sambe is the Coordinator of The Observatory of Religious Radicalisms and Conflicts in Africa, Center for the Study of Religion, Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis (Senegal). He is currently a guest researcher here at the UF.

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March 2014
Free

Baraza: Abena Busia, Rutgers University

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grinter Hall, University of Florida,
Room 404, Gainesvile, FL United States

“‘Beentos’ and Afro-politans: Negotiating Africa’s Diasporas in the Works of Contemporary African Women Writers.”

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