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"Blackademics": Black Studies New Media Conference

Thu, April 26, 2012 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • KLRU-TV, Austin PBS Main Studio, 2504-B Whitis Ave Austin, Texas


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.

Talk titles:
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”



Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department

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