Center for African American Studies Announced

The University of Texas at Arlington has announced the establishment of a new Center for African American Studies that will build on the University’s reputation as one of the nation’s most diverse institutions and highlight the contributions of its faculty, staff and students to curriculum and programs.

The center will be the only one of its kind in North Texas and the third in the state. UT Austin founded its Center for African and African American Studies in 1969. Texas Lutheran University in Seguin launched a similar center this year. Other such centers exist at Princeton, Duke and UCLA.

President James D. Spaniolo said the new Center for African American Studies will be a modern model for the study of issues of race and cultural diversity.

READ MORE at www.uta.edu.

UT Arlington President James Spaniolo (center) poses with Dr. Beth Wright (left), Dean of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Scott Ryan (right), Dean of Social Work, at a reception last week announcing the Center for African American Studies. The College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work are spearheading the initiative. The interdisciplinary center will open August 2012. (Photo contributed)

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