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African art expert brings lecture to campus
March 27, 2007

Vancouver, Wash. – Nii Quarcoopome of The Detroit Institute of Arts will lecture on African art from Ghana at 7 p.m. April 5 in Room 225 of the Classroom Building at Washington State University Vancouver.The event is being held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence, the first sub-Saharan African nation to break free from colonialism.An associated exhibition of Women’s Arts of Ghana has been extended to April 8 in the campus library.Quarcoopome’s lecture will cover the famous Akan terracotta art, including figurative clan pots and Akan proverbial art. His lecture is sponsored by the WSU Vancouver Honors College and Diversity Council.Quarcoopome is … » More …

Global education forum features 16 African leaders
November 12, 2004

Sixteen African leaders representing higher education and the four major African regional telecommunications regulatory authorities will meet 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in FSHN T-101 to take part in a discussion about opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration with Washington State University faculty. The visitors are from several African nations, including Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Nigeria.Members of the WSU community are invited to take part in this unique opportunity for collaboration in global higher education. The two-hour forum will highlight lessons learned from the NetTel@Africa initiative. This case study illustrates the power of higher education partnerships to create … » More …