Hampton, Va. – Hampton University will sponsor a UNCF/Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute aimed at administration, faculty and staff of HBCUs on Aug. 10-12. The event’s theme is “Extending a Legacy of International Presence and Outreach at HBCUs-Social Justice and Education Policy for the 21st Century.”

Supported by a $30,000 grant from the UNCF/Mellon Programs, the Institute aims to lead a discussion on the success stories and challenges colleges and universities face in preparing students to be global citizens in the 21st century. Participants will explore the roles students potentially play as global citizens of a swiftly changing world.

The following sessions are free and open to the public:

Wednesday, August 10th
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Welcome

HU Harvey Library Meeting – 1st Floor. Featuring Dr. Cynthia Spence, director, UNCF/Mellon Programs; Dr. Pollie Murphy, HU assistant provost for academic affairs; Dr. Paula Barnes, chair, HU Department of English; and Novelle Dickenson, chair, HU Department of Political Science and History

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Opening Plenary
HU Harvey Library Meeting Room – 1st Floor. Featuring retired professor Dr. Patrick Lewis, HU Department of History and Political Science; Michele Lewis, chair, HU Department of Modern and Foreign Languages; Marcia Jackson, director, HU International Office.

Thursday, August 11th
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Morning Plenary – Civil Rights and Politics at Hampton Institute
HU Harvey Library Meeting Room – 1st Floor. Featuring Dr. Hoda Zaki, author of “Civil Rights and Politics at Hampton Institute.”

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