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Category: Arts & Academia

20 Oct

Sudanese Physicist Takes Research to the Next Level

When it comes to teaching and other academic roles, passion for the job is an important factor as it goes a long way to shape an attitude to work. Although some aspects of the academia are still male-dominated, women have recorded outstanding achievements in their given fields and this in itself serves as a source of inspiration to women across regions who aspire to engage in this noble profession. The Sciences have also been impacted by a huge number of special women all around the world including Africa. In Sudan, Nanoparticle Physicist Dr. Nashwa Eassa is making waves through her research work which has earned her local and international commendation. Dr. Nashwa is an assistant professor of physics at Al-Neelain University in Khartoum....
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26 Sep

Expressing Meaning through Abstract Paintings

Julie Mehretu is a contemporary Ethiopian-born American artist. She was born in the year 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, not as an artist but as the first child of a professor who moved with his family to East Lansing, Michigan in 1977, to occupy a teaching position at Michigan State University. Julie grew up with a deep flair for painting and with self-encouragement, she was able to fulfill her dreams. Julie studied at University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (1990–91), earned a BA from Kalamazoo College, Michigan (1992), she began to lay a foundation for an art career independently before attending the MFA program at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received her degree in 1997. She was a resident of...
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8 Sep

Ana Mari Cauce: A Model in South America’s Educational Scene

Ana Mari Cauce is the president of the University of Washington, and the 33rd individual to seat in that position. She is a Latin America who was born during the Cuba revolution on the 11 of January 1956 in Havana of Cuba Island. On account of the revolution, her family left Cuba when Ana was only three years old and headed to Florida, where she grew up. While her family settled in Miami, her father Vicente Cauce, who was the minister of education in Cuba, at the time had to work in a shoe factory with his wife Ana Cauce (née Vivanco). Ana schooled at the University of Miami, where she studied English. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in...
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18 Aug

Painting an “Authentic Africa”

Art is a form of creation and expression of imaginations, thoughts, and fantasies that give meaning and more essence to lifestyle. The ability to establish an art is the power of relevance given to a piece of art by the artist. Every artist or painter draw inspiration from a source that was or is a part of their existence. Just like the story of Akunyili Crosby who was born as Njideka Akunyili in Enugu state of Nigeria in 1983. She is the daughter of the late Dora Nkem Akunyili who was the Director General of National Agency for Food, and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications from 2008 to 2010. Akunyili Crosby grew up in the...
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