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Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning a large, independent research project (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center). Wednesdays, 2-3pm, June 10-July 15.

Students Only

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

side-by-side photo of Nikole Hannah-Jones and Khary Polk

1619 and the Legacy that Built America, with Nikole Hannah Jones and Khary Polk

7:00 pm Virtual

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nikole Hannah Jones will discuss “The 1619 Project” with Khary Polk, Associate Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, to be followed by an audience Q&A.

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and, for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city, a National Magazine Award. Most recently, the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” she spearheaded on the history and lasting legacy of American slavery went viral, and her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. Hannah-Jones is the creator and lead writer of the New York Times' major multimedia initiative, “The 1619 Project.” Named for the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in America, the project features an ongoing series of essays and art on the relationship between slavery and everything from social infrastructure and segregation, to music and sugar—all by Black American authors, activists, journalists and more. Hannah-Jones wrote the project’s introductory essay, which ran under the powerful headline ‘Our Democracy’s Founding Ideals Were False When They Were Written. Black Americans Have Fought to Make Them True.’ The essay earned her her first Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Nothing we know about American life today has been untouched by the legacy of slavery. “The 1619 Project” quickly went viral—the print issue flew off shelves immediately, prompting hundreds of thousands of extra copies of to be printed—spreading its heartbreaking and absolutely essential message worldwide. Random House announced that it will be adapting the project into a graphic novel and four publications for young readers, while also releasing an extended version of the original publication, including more essays, fiction, and poetry. In 2020, Hannah-Jones appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to discuss the project. And, an impactful ad about the project—a collaboration with Janelle Monáe—debuted at the Oscars just days later. In addition to Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer, “The 1619 Project” has garnered New York Times Magazine a record-breaking number of finalist nods for the upcoming 2020 National Magazine Awards.

Hannah-Jones has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, as well as the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House. Her piece “Worlds Apart” in The New York Times Magazine won the National Magazine Award for “journalism that illuminates issues of national importance” as well as the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. In 2016, she was awarded a Peabody Award and George Polk Award for radio reporting for her This American Life story, “The Problem We All Live With.” She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, and was also named to 2019’s The Root 100 as well as Essence’s Woke 100. Her reporting has also won Deadline Club Awards, Online Journalism Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, and the Emerson College President’s Award for Civic Leadership. In February 2020, she was profiled by ESSENCE as part of their Black History Month series, celebrating “the accomplishments made by those in the past, as well as those paving the way for the future”.

Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting with the goal of increasing the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her BA in History and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame. For the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies, she investigated social changes under Raul Castro and the impact of universal healthcare on Cuba’s educational system. She was also selected by the University of Pennsylvania to report on the impact of the Watts Riots for a study marking the 40th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report. Along with The New York Times, her reporting has been featured in ProPublica, The Atlantic Magazine, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Week Magazine, Grist, Politico Magazine, and on Face the Nation, This American Life, NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Democracy Now, and radio stations across the country.

Khary Oronde Polk is an Associate Professor of Black Studies & Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. He is a cultural historian of the African American diaspora, a specialist in LGBTQ studies, and a scholar of race, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. military. Polk received his Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University, and teaches courses on black sexuality, military history, Black European studies, and queer theory. His book, "Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948" (University of North Carolina Press, June 2020) examines how the movement of African American soldiers and nurses around the world in the early-to-mid twentieth century challenged U.S. military ideals of race, nation, and honor.

Polk has written for the Studio Museum of Harlem, "The Journal of Negro History," "Women’s Studies Quarterly," Gawker, and the journal "Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly." He has also contributed essays to a number of queer of color anthologies, including "If We Have To Take Tomorrow," "Corpus," and "Think Again." Polk is a member of the African Atlantic Research Group, and recently held a visiting professorship at the JFK Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar - University of Liverpool

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Liverpool. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel, and Q&A at the end. Register: https://bit.ly/3hZGCAz

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for First-Generation College Students (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the U.S. Program staff and U.S. Student Program Alumni discuss the experience of applying as a first-generation college student, including resources and tips from successful first-gen grantees. Register: https://bit.ly/3fZu8al

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for Re-Applying to the Program (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the U.S. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about their success after applying two or more times. Register: https://bit.ly/3hZ9iJK

Summer Thesis Research Table

The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning a large, independent research project (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center). Wednesdays, 2-3pm, June 10-July 15.

Students Only

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar - University of Bristol

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of Bristol. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel, and Q&A at the end. Register: https://bit.ly/37WKWfb

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Graduate Study in the UK Webinar - University of East Anglia

Want to do graduate study in the UK? Join this webinar on the University of East Anglia. This is part of a series to be held throughout July and August on some of the top universities in the UK. Fellowships like the Marshall and Fulbright programs support study at many of them. Get the inside scoop on their academic programs and what it’s like to be there as a grad student. Brief tour, short lecture, alumni panel, and Q&A at the end. Register: https://bit.ly/318ZOWx

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Fulbright Applicant Webinar - Study Research Alumni Q & A (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates in over 140 countries outside the U.S. Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to conduct research through the Fulbright Program. Register: https://bit.ly/2YsaNIE