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Sociology Prof. Wins Sasakawa Grant

Dr. Arvilla Payne-Jackson has been awarded a Sasakawa Fellowship enabling her to attend the University of Essex in England during the summer.

A professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Jackson will conduct research in her field and develop two new courses—one in sociolinguistics and the other in Pidgins and Creoles. She will be working with an expert in sociolinguistics, Professor Peter Patrick, at the University of Essex.

Professor Payne-Jackson will also consult at the University of Reading with another noted expert in the field, Professor Paul Kerswell.

In addition, she will explore possible links and exchange programs between Essex and Howard during her stay in Britain.

Fellowships are Available for Dissertation

Under the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, fellowships for dissertation and research writing are available.

Fellowships in the amount of $17,000 for 12 months must address international peace and conflict resolution issues. They are available to citizens of any country but are tenable only at US universities.

The application deadline is November 1, 2002. Those interested should contact the U. S. Institute of Peace, Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, 1200 17th Street, N. W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036- 3011; e-mail: jrprogram@usip.org Web: www.usip.org/fellows/html.

Senior fellowships (in residence) also are available under this program. Open to citizens of any country, the application deadline is September 16, 2002.


Solange Garvey Will be Busy

There is a busy summer ahead for graduate student Solange Garvey, who has two international affairs assignments lined up in Africa. And they will be followed up by yet another internship, this one in the US Department of State.

A ’97 HU graduate in legal communications, she is now pursuing a master’s degree in political science.

It is in connection with the master’s degree program that Solange will be researching and observing from April through June in Arusha, Tanzania. Her interest is in the genocide related war crimes tribunal affecting Rwanda.

From July until early September, she will engage in an internship in the American Embassy in Botswana.

Solange Garvey
State Dept. Intern,
Botswana



Upon returning to the US, Solange will report to the Department of State to begin an internship in the International Organizations Bureau. All this is in preparation for a professional career in international affairs, her great interest and passion. "I want to live and work abroad," says Solange Garvey, who was born in Trinidad but came to the US at a very early age. "That is my ambition."

Book Award Winner!


Ambassador Terence Todman and award
winner Neajai Pailey


Ambassador Dawson presents Salim Award to
Neajai Pailey.

Senior, Sadie Tucker was the winner of the $500 Terence Todman Book Award during the first semester of the 2001-02 academic year, and Robtel Neajai Pailey, a junior, won that same prize for the second semester and, in addition, became in the spring the first winner of the $350 Zakiyyah Salim Book Award.

Presented to Howard by the Thursday Luncheon Group, the Todman prize honors veteran diplomat Terence Todman who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to six different countries. Now retired, Ambassador Todman holds the permanent rank of United States Ambassador, the highest rank in U.S. diplomatic service.

The Salim Prize, including cash and books, was donated to "the most deserving" Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow "demonstrating qualities in the Harris tradition of public service". A Harris Fellow herself while at Howard, Zakiyyah Salim recently graduated from the Columbia University Law School and passed the New York bar. Although only beginning her professional career, she expressed the desire to "give back" as soon as possible and to increase the value of her prize in future years.

 

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