Fiftieth Anniversary Alumni Weekend Symposium

Join us to celebrate
the fiftieth anniversary
of the
Department of
African Languages & Literature

On Friday 10 April 2015 we will welcome alumni, students, and faculty as we reflect on our past, present, and future. Learn more about the exciting careers alumni pursue with degrees in African Languages and Literature and how the field is changing.

Friday 10 April 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Union South (check “Today in the Union” for room assignment when you arrive)
1308 West Dayton Street

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

      Aliko Songolo, Chair of African Languages and Literature
      Jim Delehanty, Associate Director of African Studies

9:30 a.m. Panel I: International Trajectories

Jared Banks
Janet Beik
Karin Gleisner


11:00 a.m.  Panel II: Academic Trajectories

Lowell Brower
Cherif Correa
Philip Noss


12:15 p.m. Buffet lunch

1:30 p.m. Panel III:  Academia beyond Teaching and Research

Kim Rapp-Hanretta
Akua Sarr
Peter Quella


2:45 p.m. Coffee break

3:00 p.m. Panel IV: Future Trajectories

Kaylah Cruz-Herrera
Avery Scheuch
Niccola Somers
Samty Xiong

4:15 Reflections from Professor Emeritus Edris Makward

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