I bring you warm greetings as we begin the 2014/15 academic year, and extend a special welcome to our new and visiting faculty and students.
Fulbright and Carnegie Diaspora Professors Monica Tetzlaff and Onookome, and Research Fellow Dr. Irene Appeaning-Addo will be joining us and we wish them an enjoyable stay.
As we continue with our diverse individual and institutional projects, I am particularly excited about our continuing work on the Biographies project. We also expect to move from conceptualisation to implementation of our Quality of Life project in which we are collaborating with colleagues from the School of Public Health and the former Dept. of Archival and Heritage Studies.
The Institute of African Studies is proud to announce that Dr Deborah Atobrah, one of our Research Fellows, has been selected as a 2015 Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. The letter of award states, inter Alia, "this group of Takemi Fellows is an exceptionally well- qualified group of professionals interested in issues of resource allocation For health".The Harvard selection committee was Greatly impressed by the quality of the candidates. Congratulations to Dr. Atobrah.
Professor Esi Sutherland-Addy has been appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations to the board of trustees of The Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.(VFTC). Her appointment is from January 2015 to December 2015. Congratulations to Professor Sutherland-Addy.
Dr. Salifu Nantogma Alhassan a former PhD student of IAS has received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Humanities for 2014. Dr. Salifu Nantogma Alhassan enrolled as a PhD student in August 2008. The title of his dissertation was "Language and Gender – The Construction and Reproduction of Gender in Dagbani" Click on the link to read the abstract of his dissertation. A hearty congratulations to Dr. Nantogma.