Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art History, Appointed Dean of Humanities

Powell has been appointed Dean of the Humanities within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, effective August 1. He will serve as dean through June 2016. He succeeds Srinivas Aravamudan, who is stepping down for health reasons and returning to the faculty. Powell brings a wealth of leadership experience…
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Professor Angel Harris Invited to the White House

Angel Harris has been invited to the White House to participate in a Symposium on Parental Involvement on July 30-31. The event will consist of 50 people, which includes representatives from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the…
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Race and Politics Research Hits Home

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Kerry Haynie recalls his family's community activism May 5, 2014 | By April Dudash Kerry Haynie loves to cook and bake traditional family dishes like cream cheese pound cake and German chocolate cake, a few favorite desserts. Here, he’s making a sweet potato casserole. Courtesy of Kerry Haynie DURHAM,…
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"Parental Involvement Is Overrated" by Professor Angel Harris

By KEITH ROBINSON and ANGEL L. HARRIS April 12, 2014, 2:32 pm Most people, asked whether parental involvement benefits children academically, would say, “of course it does.” But evidence from our research suggests otherwise. In fact, most forms of parental involvement, like observing a child’s class, contacting a school…
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"Fair Wages: A History of Getting Paid" with Karin Shapiro

Ed talks with historian Karin Shapiro about the convict leasing arrangements of the 1890s that led to labor disputes with free workers, and even sparked a violent conflict in Tennessee.
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Hip-Hop Music in the Classroom with 9th Wonder

The State of Things | WUNC A new documentary, “Hip Hop Fellow,” follows Patrick Douthit aka 9th Wonder’s teaching experiences during his fellowship at Harvard University. The film premiers at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham next weekend. Host Frank Stasio talks with Douthit; director Kenneth Price;…
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Thavolia Glymph Wins 2013 George and Ann Richards Prize for Article

Thavolia Glymph has won the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013. Her article, “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” appeared in the December issue. The article was selected…
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Book: helping your kids with homework may do more harm than good

Posted: Mar 25, 2014 10:39 PM EDT Updated: Mar 25, 2014 10:39 PM EDT By JOHN HUDDY, @JohnHuddyfox5 MYFOXNY.COM - Helping your kid with their homework may not be helping much at all, according to a new study published in the book "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's…
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NEH Grants Awarded to AAAS (in Collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality) and Matory's Center for African & African American Research

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded AAAS, in collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, a grant to conduct a three-week summer institute for secondary school teachers to be held in July 2013 on "African American Literature and Social History." Professor J. Lorand…
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Achievement Gap at Duke: Investigating the Factors Influencing the Academic Performance of Black Students

Senior Distinction Project by Dayo Oshilaja April 22, 2011 Download full paper here:
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