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Dr. Selfa A. Chew Wins Prestigious Award
The 18th Annual Latino Book Awards ceremony was held at California State University, Dominguez Hills, on November 8th, 2016. The Awards are produced by Latino Literacy Now, an organization co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler. Award Winning Authors will be presented at events like American Library Association Convention; CABE, the largest Latino teacher conference in the USA; the Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival; the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; the NCLR Annual Conference; the San Bernardino Latino Book & Family Festival; and other key events. Congratulations to UTEP’s Dr. Selfa A. Chew on being awarded 2nd place in the category of “Best History Book” for her work entitled, “Uprooting Community.”
According to Latino Literacy Now, "Past winners have included nearly every major Latino author in the USA and Spanish speaking countries as well as many authors who represent the next great wave of authors."
We, here at the African American Studies Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, are extremely proud of your hard work and dedication, Dr. Chew!
"13th" Movie Series Event
In this thought-provoking documentary, by famed director Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The film will be followed by a panel discussion addressing both the documentary and the issue of mass incarceration.
January 23, 2017 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the Union Cinema
Moderator: Dr. Michael V. Williams, University of Texas at El Paso Director of African American Studies and Professor of History
Dr. Frank G. Pérez (UTEP Associate Professor, Department of Communication)
Ms. Taneka Wilborn, MSN, RN (Clinical Instructor and El Paso NAACP Field Secretary)
Mr. Gregg Davis (EL Paso NAACP President)
Dean Sonia Gipson Rankin (Associate Dean for Curriculum and Program Development of University College and a Senior Lecturer in Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico)
Priscilla Judson Wallace awarded academic honors and scholarship
The African American Studies Program would like to congratulate Ms. Priscilla Judson Wallace for her outstanding academic performance.
Ms. Judson Wallace has a 4.0 GPA and a position as Research Assistant with Dr. Selfa A. Chew, professor of history and African American Studies. She has been awarded a scholarship for which she will be a distinguished speaker for the 2017 UTEP Scholars Luncheon on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Her selection for this honor is evidence of her exceptional talent and promise for future success.
Ms. Judson Wallace has also been nominated and selected as a 2017 21st Century Scholars program participant! She was nominated by the Liberal Arts Honors Program and designated as one of 150 UTEP students selected into this prestigious and exclusive program. Ms. Judson Wallace's hard-work, dedication and leadership potential are all of the reasons why she was chosen. As a 21st Century Scholar, she will participate in a day-long leadership development program designed to sculpt essential professionalism skills, and serve as a representative of her college at various university events. The program will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The 21st Century Scholars Program is a highly-interactive, hands-on workshop with an emphasis on essential career-related leadership skills, which include: communicating in a professional setting, networking, self-promotion and working in a collaborative setting. Students selected into the program represent the best of untapped, high-potential talent at UTEP.
Once again, congratulations, Priscilla! We are very proud of you.