Associate professor of psychology and Coordinator of African and African-American Studies, Buffie Longmire-Avital gave an invited talk titled, “'I Fought so Hard to Get Here?': Navigating Microaggressions in Historically White Spaces."
At the second History and Geography Department Trivia Night of the year in the Historic Neighborhood, students tested their knowledge of African-American history in honor of Black History Month.
The associate professor of psychology and coordinator of African and African-American Studies at Elon gave a talk titled “A Comparative Exploration of Depressive Symptomatology among Black and White Collegiate Women.”
Robert Bullard, described as the father of environmental justice, delivers an Earth Day lecture titled "Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue: Why Equity Matters" in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center at 7:30 p.m.
A lineup of events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.
The co-authored research from the lecturer in the Department of Politcal Science and Policy Studies appeared in the Third World Quarterly peer reviewed journal
Four faculty members and 19 retirees were honored May 11 for excellence and service to Elon.
Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas will address the Elon community on the topic of "Stand Your Ground," the subject of her most recent book.
Jessica Carew, assistant professor of political science, and Damion Blake, lecturer in political science & policy studies, presented at the Duke Conference on Race and Post Secondary Education on April 1-2, 2016.
Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.
Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.
Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”
More than a dozen events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.
Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna Brenda Reavis '15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners.
The special issue of 'Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring' contains five research articles.
Culinary historian and chef Michael W. Twitty will lead discussion over dinner on the theme of "Kosher/Soul: Black-Jewish Identity Cooking." RSVP required.
In a guest column published by several regional newspapers, Associate Professor Prudence Layne reflects on the summer tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, and society's culpability for what transpired at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner traveled to the Big Apple in February to participate in the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, the advertising industry’s premier multicultural recruiting initiative.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne worked with Peter F. Lake of Sheffield Hallam University on "Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries."
The father of Kenn Gaither, associate dean in the School of Communications, helped shape the Civil Rights Movement when he was among a group of young men who in 1961 used a "jail, no bail" tactic at a segregated South Carolina lunch counter. Their convictions were vacated on Jan. 28, 2015 - nearly 54 years to the day after their arrests.
Attendants learned about the historical and contemporary factors facilitating the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner have both been named to the AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, a highly selective annual award for college students with exceptional academic and professional achievements.
The assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology had his research published by African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal.
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) will speak about the friendship and shared vision of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in regional newspapers about the legacy of outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his role in addressing racial inequalities in the United States.
The sister of a man executed for the killing of an off-duty Georgia police officer, and the author of a book about the controversial case, shared with Elon University students on Thursday details of a homicide investigation they say prove an innocent man died for the crime.
William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.
Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.
Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne describes in several regional newspapers the fleeting nature of social media hashtags and how only a proper education can effectively combat social injustice.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne wrote a column for regional newspapers on the legacy of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who died at home in North Carolina on May 28, 2014.
The acclaimed poet and civil rights icon died May 28, 2014, a year and a half after visiting campus for Fall Convocation where she encouraged students to "have an attitude of gratitude" and called Elon a "rainbow in the cloud."
The 21st annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum included poster sessions and classroom presentations from more than 200 Elon University students who teamed with faculty mentors to explore questions related to their fields of study.
A strategic communications major teamed with the director of Elon University's African & African-American Studies program to conduct undergraduate research into the portrayal of plus-sized black women in popular media.
The deputy director of member services for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the featured speaker at the annual program honoring top black students at Elon.
The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.
Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.
David Turner will be presenting his Elon College Fellows undergraduate research, at Trollinger House that examines the imagery of Atlanta Hip-Hop.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.
Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Glenda Phillips Hightower visited the university on Thursday and spent part of her day talking with current students about her struggles and triumphs in 1963 as Elon's first full-time African-American student.
Elon University’s Black History Month Steering Committee is recognizing physical plant workers, program assistants, and faculty & administrative staff members in a series of College Coffee presentations throughout February.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."
The essay, "Wye Diversity Matters," is part of a collection from 18 of the more than 1,000 participants who attended the faculty seminars since 1983.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.
Elon University faculty, staff and students with ties to South Africa reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global leader whose humility and selflessness helped his nation heal from the ravages of apartheid.