Uganda Global May Study Abroad

June 27, 2013
OSU students outside Makerere University classroom

Seventeen OSU students from diverse majors traveled through Uganda this May, observing its history, culture, and the lives of its citizens through the lens of human security.

Model African Unions take root in Columbus

June 25, 2013
Model African Union team at Washington Summit

In her first year as CAS's second year student assistant, Darby O'Donnell discovered the National Model African Union online and thought it would be fun for OSU to participate.  Three years later, OSU boasts a strong student organization, Model African Union, which has heightened interest in

Second Annual Model African Union with Columbus International High School

November 17, 2012
CIHS Model African Union in session

The Second Annual Model African Union Simulation for Ohio high school students was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Columbus International High School. It provided over 80 students from 8 schools an opportunity to step into the shoes of African Ambassadors, and engage with African issues in an innovative way.

Dr. Robert Agunga to lead Center for African Studies

October 24, 2012
Dr. Robert Agunga

Dr. Robert Agunga, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has been appointed as the new Director for the Center for African Studies. 

Yoruba Club 21 supports Owomoyela Yoruba Studies Fund

July 31, 2012
Center for African Studies accepting the Yoruba gift.

Yoruba Club 21, a Columbus-based socio-cultural group for people of Yoruba descent from Nigeria, has donated $15,000 to the Owomoyela Yoruba Studies Fund at The Ohio State University. The fund was established in honor of Professor Oyekan Owomoyela, a noted Yoruba studies scholar and philanthropist. 

CAS Director to Become New Associate Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs.

July 1, 2012
Kelechi Kalu

Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs William Brustein has selected Kelechi Kalu as the next Associate Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs at Ohio State. Subject to approval by the Ohio State’s Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective July 1, 2012. Kalu is currently the director of the Center for African Studies and a professor of African American and African Studies at Ohio State. Dieter Wanner, the current Associate Provost, will retire at the end of June. Until then, he will continue to work with the Office of International Affairs to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.