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Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to deliver keynote address for Fisk University Jubilee Day Convocation

Activist and Fisk alumna Diane Nash will return to Fisk University to serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Jubilee Day convocation on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10am in the Fisk Memorial Chapel.

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Jubilee Singers Exhibit

October 6 - December 9, 2016
615.329.8730 dharris@fisk.edu

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Fisk University to launch The Executive Series for Nashville Top Executives

Fisk University has announced the launch of The Executive Series, a monthly lecture series featuring Nashville’s top executives who share their stories, expertise, and interpretation of leadership.

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Fisk University Awarded $575,000 from National Science Foundation

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $575K to Fisk University to develop a model that broadens the participation of women, namely of African American, Hispanic and Native American descent, from postdoctoral professionals into tenured faculty positions in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) areas.

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Jubilee Day Heritage Concert

October 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Free to the Public

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Powernomics Corporation of America founder to speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series

Dr. Claud Anderson, founder of the PowerNomics Corporation of America and author of “PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America”, will speak at Fisk University on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7pm in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall. Dr. Anderson will lecture on economic development and empowerment in the African American community.

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Author and Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairwoman to speak at Fisk University as part of Fisk Lecture Series

Dr. Mary Frances Berry will discuss her latest publication, “Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich”, which highlights issues surrounding voter fraud and voter manipulation

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Alicia Henry Named 2016 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Alicia Henry, associate professor of art at Fisk University has been named the 2016 recipient of the 1858 Prize for Southern Contemporary Art, administered by Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum of Art.

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Sirius XM Radio Host Joe Madison to Speak at Fisk University for Fisk Lecture Series

Activist and award-winning radio host Joe Madison will speak at Fisk University on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4pm in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall. Madison will discuss voter rights, self-advocacy, and community effectiveness to faculty, students, and members of the Nashville community.

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Fisk University Awarded $404,000 Grant from Army Research Office for Defense Research

Fisk University has been awarded a $404K grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) of the United States Department of Defense to fund the acquisition of new, state-of-the-art, scientific instrumentation that will support the research infrastructure at the university.

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Fisk University Welcomes Fulbright Scholar to Faculty

Fisk University has announced the addition of Joseline Caramelo Afonso, an international Fulbright scholar, to the Fisk faculty.

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Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony to be Held to Support Fisk Scholarships

The Washington Fisk Alumni Association and the Eastern Region of the General Alumni Association will be hosting the inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony on October 15, 2016 in Arlington, VA.

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Fisk Faculty Members to Collaborate with Local Artists for Community Art Exhibit

Faculty members Alicia Henry and Cheryl Jones Hamberg are among the artists participating in the second rendering of 20 Collaborations in Book Art exhibit.

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Kayla Elliot '10 Receives Southern Education Foundation Fellowship

Fisk Alumna Kayla Elliott has been named a 2016 recipient of the Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) Fellowship.

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Giovanni to Receive Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia

Renowned poet and writer Nikki Giovanni will receive the Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia for her outstanding literary works throughout her career.

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