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Oct 27 2020
The Center for African Studies would like to congratulate Professor Joel Samoff on receivng the Honorary Fellow Award from Comparative and International Education Society, the largest organization of comparative and international education researchers and analysts in the world..
A team of undergraduate bioengineering students from the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign has developed a device that could serve millions vulnerable to onchocerciasis--otherwise known as river blindness, a parasitic disease endemic to Central Africa that causes severe itching, skin lesions and...
Jul 14 2020
Every May, CAS celebrates its favorite African musicians, writers, and artists with its reknowned African Languages and Cultures Night event. The gathering honors the African languages taught on campus through performance, with the captivating dance, theater, and multi-media works the continent has...
Jun 30 2020
Stanford researchers working in rural Kenya have identified the most productive breeding habitats for mosquitoes that spread a range of untreatable viruses. The Center for African Studies is proud to play a part in funding this work.
Jun 5 2020
We write to share a public statement of solidarity made by the Center for African Studies at Stanford. The Center for African Studies cannot ignore  the suffering, death and devastation that results from racism and police brutality. We stand in solidarity with our Black students, staff, and faculty...