Congratulations to Howard Rambsy, who has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to teach an institute on Frederick Douglass and African American literary studies. Follow this link to his site for more information!
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has just named its 2018 cohort of Career Enhancement Fellows. A third of this year's class of fellows were previously Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Several (Kenton Rambsy, Saida Grundy, Ashanté Reese, and Lauren Eldridge) have been directly funded through the UNCF/Mellon Programs. Kudos to all!
We extend our congratulations to Dr. Shively Jackson Smith, who has recently accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University's School of Theology! For more information, please see http://www.bu.edu/sth/2018/03/28/school-of-theology-welcomes-two-new-full-time-faculty-members/
UNCF MMUF faculty mentor Stephane Dunn has written a response to the film Black Panther for the blog NewBlackMan (in Exile). Dr. Dunn is an associate professor and Director of the Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies program (CTEMS) at Morehouse College. The article can be found by following this link - http://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2018/02/black-panther-double-sided-review-on.html?m=1#!/2018/02/black-panther-double-sided-review-on.html
Ree Botts, a 2015 Spelman graduate and current African American studies Ph.D student at UC Berkeley, was recently featured on the blog xoNecole in an article about the pressures of imposter syndrome. Read along here! http://www.xonecole.com/black-women-ph-d-students-get-real-about-impostor-syndrome/