"Blackademics": Black Studies New Media Conference
Thu, April 26, 2012 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • KLRU Main Studios
UT Blackademics: Black Studies New Media Event
Thursday, April 26th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30 pm)
KLRU-TV, Studio 6A
Austin PBS Main Studio, 2504-B Whitis Ave Austin, Texas
Sponsored by the African & African Diaspora Studies Department
Sharing the work that matters. Several of UT’s Black Studies faculty members will present their work in TV and new media-friendly format.
Celebrate the work of nationally- and internationally-renowned scholars as Black Studies professors from The University of Texas present topics from a variety of disciplines including health disparities in the black community, urban transportation planning and low-income communities, and the role of university-community partnerships in promoting dynamic and healthy communities.
Each talk will highlight an aspect of the presenting faculty member's work, and will be presented with supporting technology and oriented towards a general audience.
Dr. Kevin Cokley: “‘Black with a 4.0?: How Racial Identity Affects Black Students”
Dr. Talia McCray: “The Bus Stops Here: Urban Transportation Planning & Low-Income Communities”
Dr. Kevin Foster: “Blackademics: Supporting scholarship that is both rigorous and relevant”
Dr. Omi Jones: “Art as Scholarship”
**TALK IS FREE, BUT RSVP IS REQUIRED: CLICK HERE**