Three Spelman Students Awarded Inaugural Art History Scholarships
The Atlanta University Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective recently announced the first winners of its Art History Scholarship. Funded by a grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation, the award is given to declared art majors in the AUC Collective art history degree program. According to Cheryl Finley, Ph.D., director of the AUC Art Collective, the initiative engages students of all disciplines who are making the choice to change the art world. "The scholarship is a key component of the initiative. It recognizes the hard work, commitment and excellence of our students and supports their intellectual work," said Dr. Finley. "All three scholars represent the mission of the collective in their dedication to and curiosity for the field of art history."

Dr. A. Nayena Blankson Receives NSF Grant for Statistics Summer Program
A new summer program is available this year at Spelman, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. The NSF REU SITE: Increasing Statistical Preparation for Underrepresented Undergraduates program, led by A. Nayena Blankson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, will expose eight rising sophomore students from underrepresented groups to statistical programs and analytical techniques not commonly included in the undergraduate curriculum. Additional details of the program, as well as the application form, are available on the INSPIRE U2 website. Interested students must apply by Jan. 15, 2020.
Campus Highlights
Dr. Nami Kim Co-Edits New Book on Feminism and Militarism
Nami Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and religious studies in Spelman’s Department of Religious Studies, is the co-editor of the recently published book, Feminist Praxis Against U.S. Militarism. The book challenges the country’s ongoing use of military action and violence, highlighting how such actions destroy the lives of vulnerable populations, especially women. "This book highlights the racialized, gendered impacts of U.S. militarism, in conjunction with the ongoing global economies of dispossession and militarized violence across the borders of nation-states," said Dr. Kim. In 2016, she published The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right: Hegemonic Masculinity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Alumnae Spotlights
Alumnae Named Senior Programs Director of National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers named Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D., C’2003, senior director of programs. Her appointment became effective on Nov. 18. In this new role, Dr. Williams is responsible for working with NSBE’s student leadership, as well as the programs staff and executive leadership team to align the organization’s strategic outcomes with its mission. "I’ve built my career with one goal – to change the world one woman and Black engineer at a time, unapologetically," said Dr. Williams. "I’m excited to build a culture of continuous improvement that enables us to systematically expand our efforts to achieve our vision."
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Sisters Chapel

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Art Conservation at the AUC
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