African and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Institute for Critical Urban Policy Announcement

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

11:00am

MAI 212

The President’s office would like to invite you to a news conference at which President Powers will announce the creation of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Institute for Critical Urban Policy.  Speakers will include President Powers, State Rep. Sylvester Turner of Houston, African and African Diaspora Studies Department Chair Professor Edmund Gordon, and Professor Omi Jones, Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. The announcement will highlight this important step in the university’s history and focus on our commitment to offering world class educational and research opportunities and pursuing understudied areas of scholarship.

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