Africa Week 2018!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Africa Week held from September 18, 2018 to September 20, 2018 and made it special.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this event held on October 16, 2018. 

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Welcome to the Center for African Studies!

We offer African Studies as a Minor, African Studies as a Secondary Major, Global Health Minor and Concentration programs at our Center. An inherently interdisciplinary program, an African Studies minor offers a broad selection of courses on Africa that will provide you with a rich understanding of the many African traditions, cultures, and contemporary and historic issues. You will gain a cross-cultural perspective that is invaluable in today's global marketplace. Regardless of your major, you might consider adding breadth to your academic program and choose African Studies as a secondary major. As a student in the Global Health Program, we will help you to advance your awareness of alternative world perspectives and the issues that influence community health, become an emerging global health leader, learn how to address the health concerns of diverse, vulnerable populations worldwide, and develop the skills to successfully collaborate and address global health challenges with international health professionals and organizations.

Upcoming Events

Here is the list of upcoming events:

Global Health Showcase: Understanding Global Health

In coordination with Global Health Showcase, event organizers are soliciting poster/table presentations from faculty, staff and students.Submissions may be research, teaching, programmatic or reflective in nature.

Join us on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in the Africa Room, Duquesne Union.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Join us for this event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom Power Center. Submit your abstract by March 1, 2019. Deadline to submit posters to the copy center for printing is March 27, 2019.

Note: New poster size limitations will go into effect for the 2019 URSS. Posters must be NO LARGE than 36" by 44" (wide).

Download the URSS Poster.

URSS Video Competition

Interested in conveying your research in an alternative way? Submit a video! Click here for more information.

For questions regarding the URSS, please contact Mary McConnell-Krepps in the Office of Research,

Graduate Research Symposium

Join us for this event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom Power Center. Submit your abstract by February 15, 2019.

Poster Printing
NOTE: The poster printing deadline with the copy center for the 2019 Graduate Symposium is March 8, 2019. Click here for Poster Printing instructions.

Download the Flyer for more information.

Contact Mary McConnell-Krepps, Office of Research,, 412.396.1537