[Blackstudies-l] Blackstudies-l Digest, Vol 115, Issue 20

Susana Castillo-Rodriguez castillos at geneseo.edu
Tue Oct 30 07:01:58 EDT 2018


Wonderful news! congratulations Lytton and Maria.

Best,
Susana


Susana Castillo-Rodríguez
Assistant Professor of Spanish (Linguistics)
Welles 3F
phone: 585-245-6350
State University of New York at Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1401 USA
https://geneseo.academia.edu/SusanaCastilloRodriguez
https://www.geneseo.edu/languages_literatures



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>    1. Great News for the Black Studies Program (Lytton Smith)
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> Dear Black Studies colleagues:
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> The MLA has awarded a $3,000 grant to Maria and me to develop a Black
> Studies-oriented Humanities course, aimed both at offering students a
> course that focuses on the contributions of Black thinkers to Western
> History and Knowledge, and at creating links to our existing Humanities
> sections by helping instructors who want to incorporate Black Studies
> issues and texts do so.
>
> The grant proposes Maria teaching a new Humanities course on the topic in
> Fall 2019, with the hope this will become a regular curricular option
> taught, revised to suit individual instructors, by Black Studies faculty
> (esp. those currently teaching HUMN as part of their course rotation).
> We're really hopeful this could both help increase Black Studies numbers
> and help with wider retention goals. Center for Integrative Learning will
> support the project.
>
> There will be more news about planning steps, including getting those of
> you who want to involved in making this a reality, including proposing
> titles and speakers, but for now we just wanted to share the good news.
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> All best,
>
> Lytton and Maria
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>
> --
> Dr. Lytton Smith
>
> Director, Center for Integrative Learning, Doty 303C (Tues/Thurs)
> Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Welles 230
> Black Studies Faculty / Geneseo Literary Forum Coordinator
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> For a list of Geneseo Allies for Social Justice and Diversity, visit
> http://bit.ly/2fQrRne.
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