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The Provost's Office sponsors the Graduate Innovation Grant to facilitate student-generated programs and services that support UChicago graduate students. These grants are intended to provide seed money and administrative/logistical support for launching ideas that encourage graduate students’ academic progress, professional development, or personal growth...
Alisha Lola Jones of Bowie was crowned Miss Black Maryland USA 2008 on Aug. 4. Jones is currently a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, studying ethnomusicology, with a specialization in the African-American Sacred Music tradition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in voice performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School. Her education awareness platform is HIV⁄AIDS...
Wanted: 10 People to Rep Me at Genius For Men in D.C. This Weekend by Alfred Edmond
How would you like be in the house at a men’s empowerment event to honor actor, entrepreneur and Black Gents of Hollywood Co-Founder Lamman Rucker, multimedia activist and journalist Jeff Johnson, and other high-achieving Black men, that features outstanding music, dance and spoken-word live performance tributes for each honoree? If this sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and you will be in D.C. this weekend, I need you to do me a favor: Represent me at theInsight Initiatives’s Genius For Men Conference at THE ARC at 1901 Mississippi Ave, Washington, D.C. at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 13, 2o12.
Genius For Men, executive produced and by sisters Alisha Lola (Insight Initiative‘s founder) and Angela Jones, is billed as an event that “encourages community between men and women, celebrates male achievement, and honors men who seek to transcend the limits within their professions.” I can personally bear witness that the event absolutely meets and exceeds its objective.
Published Thursday August 23, 2007
"Dr. Alisha Jones Awarded Tave Teaching Fellowship"
Please join me in congratulating Alisha Jones, who has been awarded a Tave Teaching Fellowship for 2013-14 for her course "Music and Mysticism." Alisha's is but one of five Tave courses that will be offered next year. This is, of course, a wonderful opportunity for Alisha to teach a course based on her dissertation research, and a considerable honor for the Department.
Seven projects designed and run by graduate students have received funding in the inaugural round of the Graduate Student Innovation Grant. This newly established source of funding offers up to $5,000 per project for graduate students in the academic divisions and professional schools to pursue innovative ideas on campus.
“We feel that graduate students know better than anyone what their own needs are and how best to meet those needs through supportive programming to achieve academic, professional, and personal success,” said Brooke Noonan, director of graduate student affairs...